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Hyde and Beast

Culture Awards: Hyde and Beast with the Whitburn Singers took to the Sunderland Minster stage

The Sunderland band - Dave Hyde and Neil Bassett - missed out on the Performing Artist of the Year award, but performed a more than memorable set

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards

Culture Awards Performance: Hawthorn Primary School's In Harmony orchestra wow the crowd in Sunderland Minster

A Star Wars medley and an extract from Vivaldi's Four Seasons were played by the inaugural recipients of the Special Award for Young Achievement

Culture Awards: Things we learned at Sunderland Minster

Sunderland Minster was packed, the awards were presented and the air was thick with gossip and revelations

Kathryn Williams' new album, Hypoxia, inspired by the characters in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, has amassed much critical acclaim

Kathryn Williams' latest album Hypoxia was inspired by Sylvia Plath's novel, The Bell Jar

The Newcastle-based Mercury Music Prize nominee is collecting rave reviews for the album which came out of a Durham Book Festival commission

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Review: Peter Pan Goes Wrong at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Professional actors play amateur actors striving to do justice to JM Barrie's classic tale - and failing at every twist and turn

Shaun Ryder performing with Black Grape

Shaun Ryder brings back Black Grape to twist our melons at the Riverside in Newcastle

The Happy Mondays front man is celebrating 20 years since the release of the album It’s Great When Your Straight……Yeah

Frankie Boyle

Top comics including Frankie Boyle and Stewart Lee to appear at The Stand, Newcastle

The Newcastle comedy club is hoping to repeat the success of last year's mission to bring the best of the Fringe to the North East during August

Country singer-songwriter Chloe Chadwick

Country singer-songwriter Chloe Chadwick set to perform at SummerTyne Americana Festival

Chloe Chadwick will be showcasing her new material on Saturday July 18 on the concourse stage at Sage Gateshead

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland

The award-winning author revealed its name as MIRACLE! An Opera of Two Halves. It will premiere at Sunderland Minster in the autumn

Kate Fox

Hyde & Beast and Kate Fox to join Lindisfarne Festival line-up

The inaugural Lindisfarne Festival is shaping up for its September debut with a growing list of acts

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

Hyde and Beast, Hawthorn Primary School and Richard Dawson completed the stellar line up of performances at Sunderland Minster

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The Journal Culture Awards 2014: RECAP from the event at Sunderland Minster

Recognising and rewarding the best of North East creative talent tonight at the Journal Culture Awards in Sunderland

Culture Awards: Nadine Shah, David Almond, GNR Culture and Great North Passion among the winners

A special night at Sunderland Minster also saw performances from Hyde and Beast, Richard Dawson and Hawthorn Primary

The Wailers have announced a headline UK tour

Reggae legends The Wailers announced autumn Newcastle O2 Academy gig

The Wailers are to tour in November performing iconic album Legend in its entirety, stopping at Newcastle O2 Academy

Brinkburn Priory

Concert to benefit Brinkburn scheduled for Sage Gateshead's Hall One

Royal Northern Sinfonia and soprano Patricia Rozario OBE will line up in a special concert this weekend at the Sage Gateshead

One of the paintings from Deep Down, John Scott Martin's exhibition about tin and copper mining in Cornwall

Cornish mines feature in vibrant Durham exhibition

Artist and mining enthusiast John Scott Martin is showing his paintings of tin and copper mines in Durham

Moonlight Saving Time

Newcastle's Jazz Cafe and the Glastonbury connection

Bristol group Moonlight Saving Time set to entertain at the revitalised Jazz Cafe on Newcastle's Pink Lane

Artist Corinne Lewis-Ward who has created the Culture Award trophies at the Sage, Gateshead

Culture Awards: Gateshead artist reveals the trophies which the winners will be taking home

Corinne Lewis-Ward won a £1,000 commission, sponsored by Historic England, to create the bespoke trophies for the Culture Awards

Folk group The Ukrainians

The Ukrainians take over The Cluny for music and laughs

They began as a spin-off from The Wedding Present but now The Ukrainians are an act in their own right

The Futureheads headline Chase Park Festival

The Culture Awards in Sunderland: A snapshot of the city's recent music heritage

As the final plans for the Awards are put in place, Rob Lawson casts an eye over the city’s considerable music output over the past few decades