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Sean Sagar, Oliver Wilson, Lloyd Thomas and Savannah Gordon Liburd in rehearsal Antigone plays Northern Stage in October

Greek tragedy Antigone comes to Northern Stage in modern day telling

A bold new version of a classic Greek tragedy is coming to Northern Stage. Ryan Watson talks to Marcus Romer, who is directing Antigone

Northumberland crime writer Barbara Henderson launches second novel

Author Barbara Henderson of Spittal, Berwick
Berwick novelist Bea Davenport has set her second novel at the time of the miners' strike of 1984-5

Elderly female divers the stars of Newcastle art exhibition

One of the Haenyeo, or Sea Women, from Mikhail Karikis's 2012 film SeaWomen, on show at Baltic 39
An exhibition called Listening is devoted to works of art that involve listening as well as looking

North East restaurants enter Michelin Guide but region still only has one starred chef

Pictures from Marcus Bennett at the Bay Horse in Hurworth near Darlington
The Raby Hunt in Summerhouse scored highest, while eateries in North Shields, Newcastle, Hurworth and Durham earned awards for value

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