Left: Michael Bond, Paddington Goes for Gold. HarperCollins Children's Books. Images © RW Alley; Right: Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Puffin Books. Image © Quentin Blake

Picture This exhibition at The Laing Art Gallery celebrates children's literature illustrations

The British Library exhibition features 10 of the most iconic children's books and original artworks from the likes of Quentin Blake and Lauren Child

Keeper of Art Sarah Richardson with the Picasso

Picasso painting 'Weeping Woman' has pride of place at the Newcastle Laing

A major exhibition about the art of the Spanish Civil War is opening in Newcastle with Picasso's Weeping Woman at its heart

Mornington Place by Frank Auerbach (1994)

Paintings by top artist Frank Auerbach acquired by The Laing and Hatton

The Laing and Hatton are among North East galleries to benefit from a painting collection received in lieu of tax

Paloma Faith

North East events in March 2015: Ten things you won't want to miss

Here's our regular double handful of recommendations across the region's theatres, venues and attractions

Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne (1850) by John Dobson

Exhibition at The Laing celebrates the work of John Dobson and John Wilson Carmichael

An Artistic Partnership brings together the work of two of the North East's most celebrated artists in a Newcastle exhibition

Jonathan Yeo visiting the Laing Art Gallery with his latest exhibition

Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle extends high profile exhibitions

Visitors are to be given extra time to see exhibitions of Jonathan Yeo portraits and Vivien Leigh photographs

Clark Gable as Rhett Butler and Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind by Clarence Sinclair Bull, collection National Portrait Gallery

Review: Starring Vivien Leigh at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

The beauty and determination of Vivien Leigh are encapsulated in an exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery

The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

North East tourism bosses hoping more people will explore the region's hidden gems

Tourism bosses are hoping the recent announcement that Newcastle has been named as the UK’s favourite city will help bring more visitors to the North East

Jonathan Yeo visiting the Laing Art Gallery with his latest exhibition

Jonathan Yeo: The portrait painter on his new exhibition at The Laing

As an exhibition of portraits by Jonathan Yeo opens in Newcastle, the artist talks to David Whetstone about his life and work

Lily Cole by Jonathan Yeo

Lily Cole portrait by Jonathan Yeo to make its debut at Laing Art Gallery Newcastle

Artist Jonathan Yeo's portrait of the model and actress will make up part of the National Portrait Gallery exhibition: Jonathan Yeo Portraits

Portrait painter Jonathan Yeo

Jonathan Yeo portraits to go on display in Newcastle's Laing Art Gallery

An exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery will see works featuring a string of famous faces displayed on Tyneside

A rarely seen photograph of Vivien Leigh and husband Laurence Olivier at a garden party forms the centrepiece of an exhibition at The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle from the National Portrait Gallery Image credit: Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier and Vivien Leigh by Unknown photographer, 30 May 1937

Rarely seen photograph of Viven Leigh and Laurence Olivier en route to Tyneside

A National Portrait Gallery exhibition coming to The Laing Art Gallery focuses on film star Vivien Leigh throughout her career

Victory Tea, Pilgrim Street, 1919, by John Joseph Potts

Journal Nostalgia: A World War I victory party in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, in 1919

Sarah Richardson, of Newcastle's Laing Art Gallery, recalls a World War I party as seen in a wonderful watercolour

Gone With The Wind by Claire Morgan, on show at the Laing Art Gallery

Kittiwake artwork flies back to Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

One of the most popular Great North Run-inspired artworks is again drawing crowds to the Laing Art Gallery

In front of the restored shop are, left to right, Linda Green, Janice and Rabbi Hyman Shein

North East heritage projects boosted by £90m-worth of grants

Heritage Lottery Fund cash spent on regenerating historic shopping street, digitising archive collections and more

Adrian Street and his father, 1973

Review: All That Is Solid Melts Into Air at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

An exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery shows how our lives were shaped by the upheaval of the Industrial Revolution

Norman Cornish

Dave Whetstone: Norman Cornish was the artist whose work struck a chord with North East folk

Norman Cornish, the region's best-known living artist, has died aged 94, leaving a huge legacy of paintings and sketches

Seven of Northumberland's tourist attractions have been cited for their positive contribution to helping older and less able guests enjoy stress free days out

Northumberland attractions win awards for 'silver tourism'

Seven Northumberland tourist attractions have been cited for helping older guests enjoy stress-free days out by mature travellers

W Clayton, Iron Workers, Tredegar, Wales, 1865: Photograph courtesy Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester

New exhibition evokes the sights and sounds of The Industrial Revolution

Turner Prize-winner Jeremy Deller's touring show is set to open at Newcastle's Laing Art Gallery

An image of Jesus and a soldier in the stained glass windows at Trinity Methodist Church in Allendale

Sad story behind stained glass window found in Allendale church is revealed

A missing stained glass window has been found in a church after wartime research by a fan of the artist


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