A second version of Newcastle Laing Art Gallery star painting, Isabella and the Pot of Basil, set to fetch £5m
Families made the most of warmer weather at annual event which sees after-hours opening at galleries, museums and unusual locations
A famous work by one of our most celebrated artists is back in the region. David Whetstone sees Mariner 9 in its new location
Cash from the Heritage Lottery Fund is set to boost First World War exhibitions and workshops at North East museums
An eagle made from thousands of Roman coins is back on display at Chesters Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall
Work of 19th Century's leading painters Constable and Turner reveals their outdoor techniques
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Visitor numbers at museums in the North East have dropped as funding cuts force shorter opening hours and hit exhibitions, new figures have revealed
Two sisters visited the Tyneside art gallery which bears the name of their ancestor Alexander Laing
Barbara Hodgson picks out some of her personal favourite cultural highlights of the year
The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle has joined the Google Cultural Institute so art lovers around the world can enjoy a virtual visit
Photos of Kristin Kelly Abbott go on show in Tina Wotherspoon's first solo exhibition at Dance City in Newcastle
Children from Walkergate Primary School in Newcastle were treated to a private viewing of a masterpiece by Edward Alexander Wadsworth
One of the finest examples of Pre-Raphaelite art has come back home to Newcastle after being on tour for a year
A painting by Haydon Bridge artist John Martin has become part of the vast Art Everywhere exhibition on billboard sites across the UK
Growing up in Australia, Sharon Kiernan heard all about her illustrious ancestor in faraway North East England.
THE art treasures of the North East should be drawing many more visitors to the region, it has been claimed.
Acclaimed chef Chris Slaughter is offering bespoke cookery training sessions. He reveals the secret to cooking the ultimate Christmas feast to Jane Hall
MOST people probably go to Newcastle’s Laing Art Gallery for the wonderful paintings which form the bulk of its collection.
As the Tyneside Cinema is rebuilt, films are being shown in unconventional places.
A NORTH council last night apologised after its mayoral car was snapped parked in a city centre disabled bay for an hour.
Newcastle Gateshead has been named the arts capital of the UK.
A CONTEMPORARY artist who uses pages from the Financial Times to create dramatic virtual landscapes has been announced as the latest winner of the Laing Art Gallery’s competition for emerging artists, Laing Solo.
NORTH-EAST artist Gerald Laing yesterday defended his painting of the July 7 London bombing, which has been condemned by victims’ relatives.
As the demolition of the 1960s Central Library in Newcastle nears completion, memories have been revived of its Victorian predecessor.
The North-East is playing a leading role in a national project which will use thousands of paintings to explore what it means to be British.
Work, Rest & Play is a touring exhibition from the National Gallery currently at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle.
North-East architects are pushing forward with a `go-green' ethos.
A pioneering scheme is encouraging staff from companies across the region to volunteer for museum-related projects.
Beautiful Barney - Encompassing Barnard Castle and Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 is brimming with outstanding scenery, market towns and villages and a vibrant community atmosphere.
Scenes of Newcastle painted in the 19th Century are to go on show at the Laing Art Gallery in the city.
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.
Among propositions for the weekend, "Fancy a night at the museum?" has never figured in the North-East.
A former telesales worker is championing up-and-coming North-East artists after opening her own commercial gallery.
A rhinoceros has returned to Newcastle - exactly 260 years after it first appeared in the town.
A host of stars from the worlds of television, music and sport will support the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity Annual Ball in Gateshead this weekend.
A fortunate coincidence sees two portraits of the same woman on view in the North-East at the same time.
Footballer Peter Beardsley will join pupils at a Newcastle school to celebrate the opening of two new pools on Friday.
Grainger Rooms, Higham Place, Newcastle.