Knitting group at Shipley Art Gallery put their needles to work for long-running exhibition

Blooming Marvellous features the work of more than 3,500 knitters who have created a fully wooly garden

Ruth Dodds, forground, at the opening of Redheugh library in Gateshead

Diaries reveal one Gateshead woman's First World War experiences

Gateshead's Little Theatre founder Ruth Dodds wrote of life working in a Tyneside munitions factory during the First World War

The Shipley Art Gallery

Gateshead's Shipley Art Gallery prepares for Acts of Making Festival

The Shipley Art Gallery will be hosting six artists who all create curious moments which are fascinating and short lived

Golden Bowl by Rachael Woodman Shipley Museum's Craft Now exhibition

Textiles, glass and ceramics converge in new exhibition at Shipley Art Gallery

A new exhibition at the Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead will showcase some of the best of the UK's craft makers

The Central bar in Gateshead, pictured around 1850

North East historian delves into the past of Gateshead's old pubs

A new book by historian John Boothroyd gives an insight into the history of Gateshead's old pubs

Superstar singer Robbie Williams

10 things not to miss in the North East during June

Here is two handfuls of things we reckon you should include on your wall planner in June

Artist Ed Carter with his audiovisual piece in the Tyne Bridge Tower as part of the Late Shows

Review: The Late Shows in Newcastle and Gateshead

Families made the most of warmer weather at annual event which sees after-hours opening at galleries, museums and unusual locations

Kate Craddock, director of Gateshead International Festival of Theatre

GIFT Festival makes a return to Gateshead

Barbara Hodgson welcomes the news that GIFT is making a comeback so get set to enjoy another mixed bag of treats

First World War recruits in Great Hall, Discovery Museum

First World War project set to bring visitors to Tyne and Wear museums

Cash from the Heritage Lottery Fund is set to boost First World War exhibitions and workshops at North East museums

The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

Visitor numbers slump at North East museums as cuts bite

Visitor numbers at museums in the North East have dropped as funding cuts force shorter opening hours and hit exhibitions, new figures have revealed

Melanie Fearon from Jesmond who has collected many handbags over the years

Melanie Fearon has bags of style – and now it’s all on show in new exhibition

New exhibition at Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead showcases 200 bags and purses collected by Melanie Fearon

The Tyne Bridge and The Sage Gateshead

Gateshead Council £45m budget cuts put art venues at risk

Details of Gateshead Council's £45m budget cuts have been revealed, putting art venues at risk

An example of Ruth Fettis' work

Artists show mettle in new Shipley Art Gallery exhibition

Print-maker Ruth Fettis is revealing her quirky take on fashion in the Shipley Art Gallery's Tales from a Forgotten City exhibition

VIP visitors help to sing praises of artist Ralph Hedley

Growing up in Australia, Sharon Kiernan heard all about her illustrious ancestor in faraway North East England.

Teaser: Excavations for the high Level Bridge over the river Tyne by Thomas Miles Richardson

New catalogue reveals wealth of region’s art

THE art treasures of the North East should be drawing many more visitors to the region, it has been claimed.

Geoffrey wins the Staniland Award

IN a region where conceptual art and Old Masters are available if you want them, there is still a place for the enthusiastic amateur.

Postcode focus - NE9

Situated between the Angel of the North and the Tyne Bridge - a great view is never far away for the residents of Low Fell.

teaser, Carine Aguet

Green design to grand design

We often forget to look up at the buildings around us as we go about our busy lives, yet architecture is something that usually sparks a reaction in most of us - positive or negative.

Inspired win for artist George

Art can inspire other art and this was certainly the case with George Shotton who produced a prize-winning painting after a masterpiece at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle left a lasting impression.

Museums' late shift is popular

Museums did a late shift at the weekend, welcoming hundreds of visitors after normal opening hours.

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