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Tom Conti in Twelve Angry Men

Review: Twelve Angry Men, Newcastle Theatre Royal

The tense atmosphere of the jury room is recreated brilliantly by an ensemble cast led by Tom Conti

Graeme Walton as Joe Gillis and Eileen Glenton as Norma Desmond

Amateurs rise to the challenge of Sunset Boulevard

Seasoned theatre director Fred Wharton discusses the difficulties confronting the am dram companies

Interior shot of Rockliffe Hall

Rockcliffe Hall's Orangery has finally found a chef with the right formula

Head chef Richard Allen has created another must-visit special occasion eatery in Darlington. Five stars for food and service

The exhibition 'Earth, Martyr, Air, Martyr, Fire Martyr, and Water Martyr Bill Viola 2014'
- Photo © Mark Pinder www.markpinderphotography.co.uk

Films depicting martyrdom on show in St Peter's Chapel at Auckland Castle

A new work by American artist Bill Viola sparks memories of The Messenger which was shown in Durham Cathedral

The Royal Northern Sinfonia Orchestra

Review: Royal Northern Sinfonia/Jaime Martin and Paul Lewis, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

The classical season finale saw Beethoven's third symphony paired with a Brahms piano concerto to wonderful effect

Hannabiel Sanders who will be performing with her Midnight Blue

The full BRASS 2015 festival line-up announced

Durham sounds its annual fanfare for Brass with a wide-ranging programme of July concerts and commissions

(l-r) Crosbys project manager John Clarke, Crosbys director Ben Crosby, and Olivia's director of food and operations Adrian Watson

County Durham's Olivia's bakery opens new shop in Newcastle

The popular social enterprise has launched Olivia’s Artisan Bakery and Cafe in the heart of Gosforth in the Trinity Centre\n

Craft Guild of Chefs members (l-Ian Nottage, Lee Maycock and John Feeney who started the Universal Cookery and Food Festival

Universal Cookery and Food Festival 2015 will bring big names to the North East

The 4th annual Universal Cookery and Food Festival 2015 will take place at Vallum Farm Northumberland in September

Beer at the Ship Inn, Low Newton

A tour of North East restaurants and cafes which serve up a seaview with their food

Tasty beachside and coastal eateries are on the menu in our guide to places to eat with a view in the North East this summer

James Kays's grand daughter Chrstine Borrill at home in the south of France with one of James's artworks on the wall

Forgotten County Durham pitman artist's work goes on show

Horden Heritage Centre is staging a display of the unique images by Jimmy Kays from a century ago

Tom Conti in 12 Angry Men

Tom Conti will be passing judgment at the Theatre Royal

One of Britain's best-loved actors is starring in Twelve Angry Men, a play which has entranced audiences for 60 years

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Sunderland Empire until June 13

Michael Praed plays conman Lawrence Jameson in the musical version of an 80s film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine

Head to Tail of Northumbrian Beef from Kielder chef, Kevin Mulraney

Head to Tail of Northumbrian Beef recipe from Kielder chef, Kevin Mulraney

Our series of tasty trails recipes from the North East continues with the head chef from The Boat Inn at Leaplish Waterside Park

Stella Chiweshe who is to perform at Live Theatre

Thumb piano maestro Stella Chiweshe heads for the North East for Refugee Week

Stella Chiweshe, Zimbabwe's renowned 'Queen of Mbira', is just one North East attraction during Refugee Week

Elvis Costello

Review: Elvis Costello at the Sage Gateshead

The singer-songwriter returns to Tyneside with a set completely different to anything he's done before (as expected)

World-famous North East rower Harry Clasper

Why Tyneside champion oarsman Harry Clasper is worth a statue

He was a hero on Tyneside but world champion Harry Clasper is little known today so a play about him is timely

David Suchet as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest, Newcastle Theatre Royal

David Suchet leads the cast in a glorious production of Oscar Wilde's most enduring comedy

(From the left) Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue

Motley Crue choose Metro Radio Arena for one of the dates on their farewell UK tour

Tickets to see legendary rockers Motley Crue with iconic special guest Alice Cooper, will go on sale on June 19

Author, illustrator and political cartoonist Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is the ninth Children's Laureate

Days after speaking at Hartlepool's Festival of Illustration, Chris Riddell is handed an influential role in children's literature

Artist Peter Flannagan, with his work at the Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

Cullercoats and Hadrian's Wall feature in summer exhibition

Artist Peter Flanagan depicts some of our best-loved landmarks in his most recent body of work