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Harper Lee

North East book shops to open at midnight for publishing event of the year

Shops are to open at midnight to satisfy customer demand for the follow-up to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

The question of whether digital technologies are leaving a mark on our brains is being addressed in a lecture at Life Science Centre by special guest, Professor Baroness Susan Greenfield

Leading neuroscientist to deliver lecture at Life Science Centre about the effect of digital technology on our brains

Prof Baroness Susan Greenfield's talk is part of the companion programme of events to the popular Game On 2.0 video game exhibition

Contemporary music ensemble Red Note

Brass, Samling, Brinkburn and other classical high notes in County Durham

Concerts for fun and for fundraising are part of the summer classical music scene in the North East

Participants Susie Blackburn and Michael Stephenson, put on a display of swordmanship at the launch of the 11 Arches Project at Auckland Castle

Contrasting attractions set to make Bishop Auckland a cultural hotspot

Religious art and an outdoor historical spectacular are helping to put the former home of the Prince Bishops on a wider map

Kayt Hughes, winner of the Woon Foundation Art Prize 2015

Tears as Kayt Hughes is announced winner of the Woon Foundation Art Prize

The third winner of one of Britain’s most valuable art prizes will soon be no stranger to Newcastle. David Whetstone reports

Antony Gormley's Space Stations exhibition at the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University

Antony Gormley exhibition launches drawing project at Newcastle's Hatton Gallery

A region-wide programme of exhibitions and events about drawing began at Newcastle's Hatton Gallery

Hadrian's Wall

Northumberland arts projects receive £250,000 cash windfall

A Roman 'mansio' will tour Hadrian's Wall next year following a successful bid by Hexham organisations to the Arts Council England

Bamburgh Castle by Bill Stephens was judged the overall winner

New Cramlington Emergency Hospital photo competition - the winners

A competition to find photographs for a new Northumberland hospital attracted nearly 1,000 entries

A family having a picnic on the beach

National Trust invites people to its Big Beach Picnic

If the sun is shining and you love al fresco dining, there are two stretches of North East coastline you should head for

Michelin rated chef James Close

Two North East restaurants among country's best

Newcastle's House of Tides and the Michelin-starred Raby Hunt are on a list of the Top 100 UK restaurants

Connor Scott in the BBC Young Dancer 2015 programme

The BBC Young Dancer of the Year gives thanks to Dance City as he heads to London

Connor Scott, 17, from Blyth, says his final performance at 'his home of dance' will be full of emotion

Ouseburn festival

Food a vital ingredient of Ouseburn Festival

More than 20 food and drink producers will be at Newcastle's Malmo Quay during the weekend Ouseburn Festival

Geordie Rat Pack

Ten things not to miss in the North East in July, including Annie, John Cooper Clarke and SIRF

Whether the sun gets its hat on or not, there's loads to see on stages all over Tyneside and beyond. SummerTyne, Pride and Joy Atlas are just some

Cramlington Foodie Festival is back for second helpings

A second helping of Cramlington Foodie Festival

They offered a food festival taster in Cramlington last year and this month people will be back for more

Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal exhibition at The Bowes Museum

First UK Yves Saint Laurent exhibition to open at The Bowes Museum in July

Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal will attract fashion devotees to Barnard Castle from all over the UK and beyond

Chef Shaun Hurrell

American Independence Day: Chef Shaun Hurrell shares July 4 recipes

Having grown up partly in the USA, Trial Shift co-founder Shaun Hurrell discusses American Independence Day

Singing shepherdess Sophie Armstrong

Shepherdess Sophie looks forward to album launch

Having moved from the world of TV to farming, Sophie Armstrong is breaking into music as one half of Summerland

Richard Dawson performs at the Culture Awards 2014 at Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards: Richard Dawson blows audience away with walkabout a cappella performance

The Newcastle folk singer commanded the crowd's full attention as he performed two songs in Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards: Nadine Shah brought the awards to a close with a duo of songs

The Whitburn-born singer, who was named as Performing Artist of the Year says she is looking forward to moving back home

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Special contribution to North East Culture, GNR culture

Culture Awards: Great North Run Culture gets the Special Contribution Award

A decade of new commissions and creative companionship to the world's greatest half marathon was rewarded in Sunderland