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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

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Peter Pan Goes Wrong writer tells how things went right

Actor and writer Jonathan Sayer talks about Peter Pan Goes Wrong which is coming to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Albert Adams, Paintings and Etchings, is at University Gallery, Northumbria University

Great South African artist Albert Adams recalled at Newcastle art gallery

Albert Adams, who countered apartheid and other injustices in his work, has an exhibition at the Northumbria University Gallery

A scene from Oklahoma!

Review: Oklahoma! at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle

A Theatre Royal audience was whisked back to the golden age of musicals during a great opening night for Oklahoma!

Poet Simon Armitage

Young North East actors sought for biggest National Theatre festival

The annual Connections festival run by the National Theatre is doubling in size to celebrate its 21st anniversary

From the People's Theatre: Michael White (Flute), Mike Smith (Starveling), Stuart Douglas (Snout), Chris Heckels (director), Jo Kelly (Quince), Laura Halford-Macleod (assistant director) and Pete McAndrew (Bottom)

RSC 'Dream' comes true for amateur actors performing A Midsummer Night's Dream

Two North East am dram societies are collaborating with the Royal Shakespeare Company to stage A Midsummer Night's Dream

Kim Tserkezie who played Penny Pocket in children's TV show Balamory

Balamoray star Kim Tserkezie writes children's book Toys for Tomorrow

Toys for Tomorrow is planned as the first in a series of stories called The Wheelie Wonderful Life of Millie Monroe

Midge Ure who is coming to Sage Gateshead

Midge Ure to perform Breathe in Sage Gateshead gig

It was the album that nearly didn't make it but Midge Ure fans will hear the whole thing 20 years on

Peggy Seeger

Review: Peggy Seeger at Sage Gateshead

Hall Two at Sage Gateshead played host to a magical evening with Peggy Seeger and sons

Elliot Tupac with his artwork at the new Vamos HQ in Newcastle

Peruvian artist Elliot Tupac brightens up ¡Vamos! Social building in Newcastle

The new headquarters of the Vamos Festival on Market Street, Newcastle, has a new look thanks to visiting artist Elliot Tupac

Hyde & Beast

Culture Awards 2014: Full line up announced including Nadine Shah, Hyde and Beast and Richard Dawson

The ceremony at Sunderland Minster on June 30 will boast a top drawer line up of North East talent as well as a host of deserving winners

The Three Mile Inn in Gosforth - sports bar

Three Mile Inn in Gosforth unveils new 'bait box' inspired by the traditional oriental bento box

The new eating option is sure to go down well with summer diners, as is the refurbished sports bar's wider menu

Wynyard Hall Terrace

Wynyard Hall Hotel and Spa has unveiled a Brasserie menu to be enjoyed on the terrace

Chefs from Wynyard's Wellington Restaurant have developed the three course menu which will be available throughout the summer

University Gallery, Northumbria University, with its Pillar Man sculpture by Nico Widerburg

Northumbria University galleries and exhibition spaces come under review

All the exhibition spaces at Northumbria University are under scrutiny as it makes a plan for the future

The Chef's Room at Vallum Farm

Northumberland's Vallum Farm Food Hub opens a new space for entertaining

The Chef's Room offers a new place to enjoy the delights served up by the popular foodie detsination on Hadrian's Wall

Wagamama Metrocentre restaurant of the year

Metrocentre Wagamama is the best in the UK

The staff at the popular restaurant, which has 115 branches nationwide are celebrating after being crowned the best in the Wagamama business

Tribute show And Finally... Phil Collins

Fancy Another Day in Paradise? Then head for Berwick

Phil Collins tribute show And Finally... Phil Collins has been years in the making and is now the industry number one

Picture This: Children's Illustrated Classics at Laing Art Gallery, duty manager Mark Hunt with the Iron Man

Laing Art Gallery exhibition showcases ten classic children's books and the people who illustrated them

A new exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery looks at how our favourite childhood books have been brought to life

A scene from Heartbreak Productions' Mr Stink

David Walliams children’s story Mr Stink to be staged in Jesmond Dene

Heartrbreak Productions' Mr Stink leads the charge of outdoor theatre companies heading for the North East this summer

David Hasselhoff, who is coming to Sunderland Empire in Last Night A DJ Saved My Life

The Hoff heads for the North East in 'explosive new production'

David Hasselhoff is to star in a new stage show paying homage to the clubbing anthems of the 1980s and 90s