BBC 6 Music Festival - Saturday February 21 2015

BBC 6 Music Festival: Three-day event gets off to a flying start with Bryan Ferry and Maximo Park

The Washington-born Roxy Music legend spoke to Lauren Laverne at The Cluny, while Paul Smith led the North East charge at Sage Gateshead

The Slowlight Quartet

Slowlight Quartet are not your average jazz band

The North East jazz outfit are making waves on the live circuit and will release their debut EP at the Star and Shadow Cinema on Sunday

Film-makers Deborah Bower, Adrin Neatrour, Mat Fleming at the Star and Shadow cinema

Six North East groups win cash to expand their work

Santander’s Social Enterprise Development Awards programme awards six North East groups a total of £130,000

One of David Lawson's pictures from the book Bridging the Ouseburn

Is Ouseburn the coolest place in the North East?

Some call it the coolest place in Newcastle, others might find it tricky to identify on a map, but that's slowly changing as Mike Kelly reports

North-East bosses top the CSR league

BOSSES in the North-East are more committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR) than anywhere else in the country, according to a national survey.

Paint group is getting down to grass roots

The North-East Business Award 2006 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) champion Akzo Nobel owns International Paint which has been a major employer in Felling since the 1890s.

Festival plans to leave valley brimful of fun

A valley in the heart of Newcastle will fill with music, art and street entertainment as an annual festival broadens its horizons this year.

The Locals

I love pigeon-holing, and have been guilty of doing far too much of it in the past.

The Locals

After the sell-out success of Hot Club de Paris, Fields have been confirmed as the next band to play The JD Set at The Cluny, Byker on Tuesday, April 10.

Hot ticket

Mimosa Festival

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