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Ewan McCann from Three Kings Brewery

Three years in for Three Kings - and the signs are good in North Shields

Three Kings Brewery is looking to expand for the second time in three years. Ewan McCann talks us through the development

The Lake Poets

Review: Music at Marley Hill, Tanfield Railway, near Sunniside

Shivering in the chill night air, music fans sat beneath fairylights to enjoy some top notch North East bands

Bryan Ferry on stage at Newcastle City Hall

Review: Bryan Ferry at Newcastle City Hall

It was a triumphant return to home turf for Bryan Ferry as he seduced his audience with a blend of old and new

Dennis Jobling at The Gallery of Wonder on Tour exhibition at Newcastle University

A Gallery of Wonder is to tour agricultural shows

Work by leading contemporary artists is set to rival livestock and big ring entertainment at Northumberland's summer shows

Lewis Denny plays Seymour and Eleanor Faye Audrey in the Sage schools little shop of horrors

Little Shop of Horrors out to thrill at Northern Stage

We meet some of the people behind SA Productions' latest show which features rising stars and a very hungry plant

Lulu live on stage

Review: Lulu brings a whole lot of soul to the Sage Gateshead

The iconic sixties singer paid tribue to blues legend BB King during the concert which also included nods to Elvis and The Bee Gees

Ami Tadaa, of Heaton, Newcastle, who is launching the UK's only cashew nut cheese company for vegans called Tyne Chease

Newcastle vegan cheese company about to launch unique product in the UK

A vegan cheese that tastes as good as its dairy cousin? Ami Tadaa believes she’s cracked the secret with her cashew nut-based varieties

Rockliffe Hall Chefs (l-r) Aaron Craig, Richard Allen, Paul OHara

Rockcliffe Hall signs up new team to run its trio of restaurants

Shaun Corrigan joins Richard Allen at The Orangery at the 5* hotel, Aaron Craig is in charge at The Brasserie and Paul O'Hara at The Clubhouse

The Beach House Tapas

The Beach House bistro in Sunderland brings a taste of Spain to Wearside

Sombreros and tapas are firmly on the menu during selected Fridays throughout May, June and July

Fabrice Marcotullio of Lewis and Cooper and David Beattie and Tracy Lee of Rounton Coffee

Rounton Coffee signed up to supply award winning delicatessen Lewis & Cooper

The independent roastery has added a new signature Lewis & Cooper variety to their range of ethically sourced blends


Asian Fusion restaurant Sohe is celebrating its first birthday in cocktail shaking style

The Jesmond eatery is also launching a new food menu alongside the cocktail concoctions to mark its first year in business

Wet Wet Wet

Wet Wet Wet announce date at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena as part of 2016 tour

Marti Pellow and his bandmates, who have collectively notched up more than 30 UK chart hits will play the Tyneside date in March 2016

Jesmond Food Festival has been welcomed back with open arms

Jesmond Food Market returns for May with a big increase in local produce stalls

Having proved a popular draw for foodies during its inaugural event in April, the market on Armstrong Bridge in Newcastle is back

Review: Royal Northern Sinfonia play Beethoven's Eighth at Sage Gateshead

Alexandre Bloch led the North East orchestra and two brilliant soloists on a very merry dance in Hall One

Comedian Jason Manford

Comedian Jason Manford takes a look at his latest comedy club in Newcastle

Currently starring in the touring production of The Producers at the Sunderland Empire, Jason popped over to Tyneside to see The Terrace bar

Members of the Rosie Kay Dance Company at The Rifles' Officers' Club in London

Dancers on military manoeuvres in Newcastle shopping centre

Members of Rosie Kay Dance Company gave shoppers a taste of new show 5 Soldiers to be performed at Dance City

A scene from The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Author John Boyne on his bestselling novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

A stage adaptation of John Boyne's famous but harrowing wartime tale is coming to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Jo Milne, who is to be featured in a play at the Live Theatre. Pictured with friend Tremayne Crossley

Story of Gateshead's Jo Milne to be told in a play at Newcastle's Live Theatre

Everything is Wondrous will be performed at Newcastle's Live Theatre as part of a series of new plays commissioned in memory of Julia Darling

The Tin Ring - Jane Arnfield with the Zdenka Fantlova, the woman that inspired her character

Northumbria University academic to stage special performance of The Tin Ring in Czech town

Jane Arnfield is to perform stage show The Tin Ring in Terezin where its subject, Zdenka Fantlova, was held by the Nazis

Jason Donovan in his pop music heyday

Jason Donovan announces dates in Gateshead and Carlisle

There will be Ten Good Reasons to see Jason Donovan as he aims to perform his hit debut album of 1989