Singing shepherdess Sophie Armstrong

Shepherdess Sophie looks forward to album launch

Having moved from the world of TV to farming, Sophie Armstrong is breaking into music as one half of Summerland

Arts Centre, Washington

North East venues awarded Arts Council capital funding

Four North East arts venues have received six figure Arts Council grants to improve their facilities

Gillie Kleiman and Eleanor Sikorski whose Lyrical Dance Concert is coming to Newcastle

Gillie Kleiman bring A Lyrical Dance Concert to North East theatres

Dancer and choreographer Gillie Kleiman is bringing her 'fun' ballet alternative to two North East theatres

North East culture review 2014: What a year that was!

From dead bodies at Life to the one millionth Great North Runner, it was a cultural year to savour for many reasons

Shelley Anne Rivers and John Altman who star in Middlesbrough Theatre's production of Jack and the Beanstalk

Christmas pantomimes and shows pepper festive programmes of North East venues

The North East has an embarrassment of festive riches when it comes to top drawer Christmas shows for all the family. Here's our highlights

The singers from Hawick bring Scottish fervour to Berwick

How Berwick looked to history as Scots went to the polls

Berwick's annual film festival is attracting thousands to the town as it looks ahead to a changing political landscape

Drummer Callum Younger, part of Orchestra of Samples on Berwick quayside with Graham Daniels and Mark Vidler of Addictive TV

Berwick film festival programme announced

Surprises galore feature in the 10th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Some of the young cast members of new play Sam and Isla Forever

First World War brings a community together at The Maltings in Berwick

Thirty six amateur actors are performing in a new play by Bob Wilkinson at The Maltings in Berwick

Bankhill Ice House overlooking the Tweed

New commissions for Berwick media festival

Early tickets are on sale for the 10th anniversary Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Herring play heads for Tyneside

Preview: Get Up And Tie Your Fingers recalls heroism of hardy fisher lasses

Set against one of the region's greatest tragedies, Get Up And Tie Your Fingers puts women centre stage

Award-winning filmmaker Doug Allan with a Leopard Seal

Wildlife cameraman Doug Allan is focus of two North East events

Award-winning filmmaker is to give talks at Middlesbrough and Berwick about his work on BBC hits such as Human Planet and Frozen Planet

Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter, presenter and former producer of Test Match Special

Test Match Special stars bowl into Berwick for special night

Test Match Special stars Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter are set to entertain at The Maltings in Berwick

The cast of Phantom of the Opera at Maltings Youth Theatre in Berwickmaltings

Andrew Lloyd Webber gives a boost to Berwick youth theatre group

The cast of an am dram production in Northumberland couldn't believe their luck when they received words of support from a global megastar.

From left, Per Hanefjord, director of The Hidden Child, artist Cecilia Stenbom and Claudia Galli Concha, star of The Hidden Child

Spectacular and quirky events at Berwick's festival

Melanie Iredale and her team have made the annual Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival – this year with a Nordic theme – an excuse to get to know the place better

Claudia Galli Concha who plays Erica Flack in The Hidden Child

Preview: Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Berwick, Northumberland

The Berwick film festival opens tonight with a world and European premiere as David Whetstone reports

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2012

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival to launch new prize for best short film

Best Short Film Award is one of the attractions of the ninth Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Check out a farmers’ market

BUYING local is set to become more popular than ever this Christmas with 29% of consumers saying they will be heading to small, independent stores and local farmers’ markets for a proportion of their food shopping over the festive period.

A film festival with no cinema?

A TOUCH of Cannes comes to the Borders on Friday with the opening of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2007 – quite a feat for a town without a cinema.

Maggie's End has a leading bar role

WHEN the pound coin was introduced on April 21, 1983, it quickly gained the sobriquet, “a Maggie”.

Our boat's come in!

It's Tuesday; it's wet and it's blustery; it's cold and it's miserable.


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