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The UK tour of hit musical The Producers

Review: The Producers at the Sunderland Empire until Saturday

Mel Brooks's madcap stage show will have you in stitches - assuming you are not overly prim or proper

Poet Tony Harrison

The Eclectic Iron Festival in Cullercoats is back by popular demand

Award-winning poets, writers on a rock and a body on a pool table - just some of the delights of Eclectic Iron

The awards trophies made by Janet Rogers from Crushed Chilly Gallerie, Durham

The Journal Culture Awards: Calling all artists - you could be making this year's trophies

This is a call out for artists to submit proposals to win this year's £1,000 commission for Culture Awards trophies

Sean Connery as James Bond leans on breakfast counter with Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore

Review: Classic FM at the Movies with John Barry at the Sage Gateshead

The man who wrote the music for 11 Bond movies was honoured in a rousing concert by Royal Northern Sinfonia

The Journal Culture Awards are coming to Sunderland in June

The annual celebration of North East culture in all its forms will be held in Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards 2014

The Journal Culture Awards: Nominations are being reopened for one week only

If you were kicking yourself that you didn't get around to nominating your favourite stuff from 2014, fear not, you have an extra week

Sire Nicholas Serota, director of Tate, at the Hatton Gallery

Hatton Gallery seeks to benefit from donation-boosting scheme

Donors are being urged to support the popular university gallery which has ambitious modernisation plans

The Chapel in Ushaw College

Ushaw College welcomes the public with a programme of cultural events

One of the region's most spectacular complexes of buildings is keen to share its wealth of art and music

Lee Proud

Billy Elliot choreographer very Proud and looking forward to seeing Ross Noble's theatrical debut

Lee Proud will be in the crowd when the Cramlington comic makes his first appearance in the UK tour of The Producers at Sunderland Empire

Alistair Hudson

mima: A new and 'useful' vision for the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Director Alistair Hudson explains the way forward for one of the region's major cultural institutions

Shift by Christopher Bruce

Phoenix Dance Theatre brings mixed bill to Northern Stage in Newcastle

One of Britain's best dance companies is to conclude its spring tour with four works at Northern Stage

Sir Thomas Allen

Alwinton Summer Concerts 2015 programme announced

Sir Thomas Allen performs in the first of four concerts to be performed in the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Alwinton

The Sage Gateshead

The Sage Gateshead: Rob Barnes on the forthcoming classical season

New ways of reaching out to the public are being explored through the forthcoming classical season at Sage Gateshead

Sculpture by Neil Talbot

Cheeseburn Grange welcomes the public to view top artworks

A Northumberland country house is open this bank holiday weekend for people who like to view art in the landscape

Cyrano de Bergerac at Northern Stage

Review: Cyrano de Bergerac, Northern Stage until May 16

Nigel Barrett's big-nosed Cyrano delivers his lines with aplomb even if we have to take his swordsmanship on trust

Mary Ann Rogers with some of her tulip-inspired work

Mary Ann Rogers launches Tulipmania! exhibition in Northumberland

Tulips are bursting forth all over at Mary Ann Rogers' Northumberland home and will feature in her new exhibition

Mari Hannah

The first Noir festival in Newcastle is a feast of crime fiction

North East readers like nothing better than a good crime and the region's writers are happy to satisfy the demand

Ellen Phethean whose new poetry collection is called Portrait of the Quince as an Older Woman

Poet Ellen Phethean talks about her new collection Portrait of the Quince as an Older Woman

Portrait of the Quince as an Older Woman is the title poem of Ellen Phethean's new volume of poems

Rebecca will be performed at Newcastle Theatre Royal in May and will star Emily Raymond, whose grandparents came from Washington, Tyne and Wear

Role in Rebecca at Newcastle Theatre Royal offers actress chance to revisit childhood memories

Emily Raymond plays Mrs Danvers in Daphne Du Maurier's classic story, which is being inventively brought to the stage by Kneehigh theatre

THE CARMAN by Bourne, Choreography and Direction - Mathew Bourne, Music- Bizet, Designs - Lez Brotherston, Churchill Theatre, Bromley, London, UK, 2015, Credit - Johan Persson

Review: The Car Man, at Newcastle Theatre Royal, until May 9

Pathos, humour and horror help to make Matthew Bourne's steamy dance show a theatrical thriller