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Indie rock band Cohesion

Tanfield Railway welcomes star line-up of local music to Gateshead in May

The world’s oldest railway, near Sunniside, Gateshead is celebrating Museums at Night with an evening of music from the region

Ross Noble, at the Sunderland Empire

Ross Noble looks forward to his debut in The Producers at the Sunderland Empire

The Cramlington-born comic will take to the Sunderland Empire stage alongside Jason Manford in Mel Brooks' comedy classic

Hexham author Chloe Daykin who has bagged a two book deal for her work with publisher Faber

Northumberland writer Chloe Daykin snapped up by publisher Faber after Fish Boy novel

If you like the books of David Almond and Ann Coburn, here's another name to watch. Chloe Daykin, who was coached by them both, tells David Whetstone about her first novel which had publishers clamouring.

Rebecca coming to Newcastle's Theatre Royal, May 2015

Review: Rebecca at Newcastle Theatre Royal until Saturday

Du Maurier classic gets a makeover which might upset the purists but scores highly for theatrical ingenuity

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

S Club 7 review: Re-formed band roll back the years at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena

It was party time as re-formed S Club 7 rolled back the years to delight fans at Newcastle's biggest music venue Metro Radio Arena

Carol Peacock with the Parlour Made cheese

County Durham farming put their faith in people's taste for cheese

Carol and Neil Peacock tell the story of Mordon Blue and their successful cheese-making business

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

The Stables Brewery, from left, Dave Porter and Master Brewer John Taylor

Russian export will give North East flavour to Moscow

Exported beers from the Stables Brewery will take taste of the North East to Russia

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

Something tempting at Tynemouth Food Festival

Tynemouth Food Festival returns with local delicacies aplenty

The fourth Tynemouth Food Festival will see the seaside town become a magnet for lovers of top nosh

A scene from Addicted to Sheep

Addicted to Sheep film to be premiered at top documentary festival

Addicted to Sheep, a film shot in Upper Teesdale, is to be seen by top industry experts at Sheffield Doc/Fest

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

Pons Aelius

Hexham Gathering 2015 announces that rising stars are set to play alongside big names

The line-up has been announced for this year's Hexham Gathering which has a packed programme both inside and out

The Runhead in Ryton

Beer Gardens in the North East: Our guide to enjoying some al fresco drinking and dining

Now the better weather is upon us, it's time to enjoy some al fresco drinking and dining and here we give you a few tips on where to go

Jonathan Bloxham and a metronome

First Northern Chords concert to featured clockwork metronomes

The opening concert of this year's Northern Chords festival will be free with people paying what they think it's worth

Sabatini restaurant on Newcastle Quayside

Eating Out: Sabatini, King Street, Newcastle Quayside

The riverside restaurant has been serving up Italian cuisine for the past 20 years and tasty food doesn't go out of fashion