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A pair of Korean wedding ducks

Durham University's Oriental Museum offers a Korean Cultural Festival

A programme of lectures, films, music, food and children's activities will be part of May's Korean Cultural Festival in Durham

Eliza Carthy

Sizzling programme for Fiddles on Fire Festival at Sage Gateshead

Fiddle music and workshops will be taking over the venue this weekend with artists including Gina Le Faux, the Jackie Oates Trio and Eliza Carthy

Knitting group at Shipley Art Gallery put their needles to work for long-running exhibition

Blooming Marvellous features the work of more than 3,500 knitters who have created a fully wooly garden

Artist Albert Irvin

Northumbria University Gallery celebrates work of Albert Irvin with a special exhibition

The much-admired artist, who died in March aged 92, showed his work as part of the gallery's inaugural exhibition in 1978

Niget Barrett as Cyrano de Bergerac and John Paul Connolly as Le Bret

Northern Stage production of Cyrano de Bergerac gives a chance to young actors

Northern Stage's production of Cyrano de Bergerac is providing a springboard for aspiring young North East actors

Crime writer Howard Linskey

Crime writer Howard Linskey talks about his growing success

The Newcastle United fan jokes about a new book about the murder of a billionaire football club owner

Julia Darling at her favourite Rendezvous Cafe

Memories of Julia Darling spark festival of words at Live Theatre in Newcastle

Playwrights and poets will be marking a decade since the death of Julia Darling with a series of events at Live Theatre

Matthew Bourne, choreographer and artistic director of New Adventures dance company

Matthew Bourne on The Car Man - at the Theatre Royal this week

Dance innovator Matthew Bourne talks to David Whetstone as The Car Man parks at the Theatre Royal

Vincent and Flavia - The Last Tango

Strictly Come Dancing's Vincent and Flavia to bring their Last Tango to Newcastle in the autumn

After 20 years of dancing together, the popular pair from the hit BBC1 show are having one last once around the dancefloor

Pepezi Tulivu, an inflatable sculpture to be shown at The Core

The Late Shows in Newcastle and Gateshead are back with more night-time fun

More than 60 arts, science and heritage venues have signed up for a popular annual event which sees the doors stay open late

Zannah Hodson and Nigel Hastings in What Falls Apart

Review: What Falls Apart at Live Theatre

Torben Betts' first play for Live Theatre takes politics into the bedroom in the run-up to a general election

Newcastle University post graduate students installing the Shells to Shields exhibition at the Great North Museum

New Great North Museum exhibition looks at links between human and animal defences

Students worked with museum staff to put together a new exhibition at Great North Museum: Hancock

Baltic director Godfrey Worsdale

Godfrey Worsdale to leave Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Baltic boss Godfrey Worsdale is leaving the Gateshead art gallery after seven years to run the Henry Moore Foundation

Curator Alessandro Vinceatelli at The Curves of the Needle exhibition at Baltic 39 gallery, Newcastle

Exhibition at Baltic 39 looks lovingly at the possibilities afforded by vinyl

The old vinyl record and its appeal to artists is the subject of a new exhibition called The Curves of the Needle

A scene from To Kill a Mockingbird at the Theatre Royal

Review: To Kill a Mocking Bird at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Harper Lee's classic tale of racial disharmony wins justified applause in a gripping stage adaptation

Lars Vogt the new music director of the Northern Sinfonia

Sage Gateshead's new classical season launched

Three themes run through the new 2015-16 classical season at Sage Gateshead with a focus on Mozart and Sibelius

A scene from What Falls Apart

Torben Betts on his new political play opening in Newcastle this week

New play What Falls Apart looks at the murky world of politics in the build up to an election

Alexander McCall Smith

The 10th Hexham Book Festival opens for business

Authors and publishers will be heading for Hexham in the coming days to entertain and educate about the literary world

West End Operatic Society's production of Hairspray

Review: Hairspray at Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

The amateurs of West End Operatic Society put on a bit of a (hair) do at Tyneside's oldest theatre

WWE Live

Review: WWE Live at the Metro Radio Arena Newcastle

Andy Jehring enjoys a night of pantomime wrestling style as the WWE rolled into the Toon