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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

Culture Awards 2014

Culture Awards 2014: The finalists for each category are announced

Nadine Shah, Great North Run Million, Hyde and Beast, Alison Carr, Steamsong, Joe Hillier and Beamish are among the nominees

Award winning Author David Almond at the Stadium of Light

Culture Awards 2014: David Almond to perform extract from Sunderland football opera

The Journal Culture Awards 2014 is delighted to announce the award-winning author as our first confirmed performer at the June 30 ceremony

Culture Awards 2014

Culture Awards 2014: Sunderland Minster will play host to a crowd of North East talent

Keep your eyes posted for more announcements about who's performing at the ninth Journal Culture Awards on Wearside

Darren Henley, chief executive of Arts Council England

Arts Council boss Darren Henley on his vision for the future

The new chief executive of Arts Council England writes about his North East travels and makes a funding pledge for the region

A pop-up cafe called RE-f-USE is to launch in Durham

Pop-up cafe in Durham Indoor Market to offer meals made from unwanted food

RE-f-USE is the name of a radical cafe in Durham Indoor Market where customers will 'pay as they feel' to dine

Earl Gough from the Bernie Bumm sauce company

Bernie Bumm man aims to spice up our lives with chilli sauces

Earl Gough specialises in chilli sauces but if they're hot now, it seems we haven't tasted anything yet...

Nikolas Barrera in the Vamos cultural Hub

Newcastle nightclub reopens for Vamos festival as hub of Latin American culture

For its 10th anniversary year, the Vamos festival has acquired a base at the one-time Venue and Tuxedo Junction nightclubs

5 Seconds of Summer at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle

5 Seconds of Summer review: Aussie boy band prove a big hit at Metro Radio Arena

Aussie boy band 5 Seconds of Summer prove themselves worthy heirs to the Take That crown at their gig at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Rendezvous - an evening of new plays inspired by the late writer Julia Darling

Review: Rendezvous at the Live Theatre, Newcastle until Saturday

A handful of new plays recall the warmth, wit and compassion of Tyneside writer Julia Darling

Robin Windsor and Kristina Rhianoff of Strictly Come Dancing fame star in Puttin' on the Ritz at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle

Puttin' On The Ritz review: Pixie Lott and Strictly stars strut their stuff at the Theatre Royal

Hollywood's golden years are brought to life by Strictly Come Dancing's finest at Newcastle's Theatre Royal

Kid Creole performing in London in 2012

Kid Creole to play Newcastle bowling club as part of this year's ¡Vamos! Festival

Headliners at this year's Vamos festival are a band which offered upbeat music - and Coconuts - to 80s audiences

Laurel and Hardy in Sons of the Desert

Laurel and Hardy classics to be screened at Vue Gateshead

A double bill of Sons of the Desert and County Hospital will be shown on June 16 to coincide with the 125th anniversary of Stan Laurel's birth

The Cook and Barker Inn, Newton on the Moor, Northumberland

Charles Evans paints the Cheviots after dining in a popular spot

For his latest art-inspired meal review Charles Evans returned to the place where he made his debut

Keith Morris and Joe Scurfield

Legacy of talented hit-and-run musicians Keith Morris and Joe Scurfield lives on

Musicians Keith Morris and Joe Scurfield, who died 10 years ago, will be remembered in special musical events this month

Jodi Picoult, left, and daughter Samantha Van Leer

Bestseller American author Jodi Picoult to appear at Tyneside Cinema event

Author Jodi Picoult and her daughter are to make their only UK appearance outside London at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastlte

Left: Michael Bond, Paddington Goes for Gold. HarperCollins Children's Books. Images © RW Alley; Right: Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Puffin Books. Image © Quentin Blake

Picture This exhibition at The Laing Art Gallery celebrates children's literature illustrations

The British Library exhibition features 10 of the most iconic children's books and original artworks from the likes of Quentin Blake and Lauren Child

Maker Faire at Life is always a popular draw for teenagers who want to get involved

Summer Science Camp at the Centre for Life offers teenagers the chance to celebrate their inner geek

A week-long feast of science will give youngsters a varied programme of creative and scientific activities to choose from

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

Writer Chloe Daykin announced as the winner of the inaugural Julia Darling Travel Fellowship

The recipient of the prize for creative writers, established by New Writing North, was announced during a celebration of Julia's life and work

Greyscale presents: Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone Scott Turnbull and Sean Campion play a mother and daughter in the piece, which is coming to Northern Stage in June

Northern Stage play will see Newcastle mother and daughter take to the stage

A lifetime of conversations are condensed into an hour in Greyscale's Gods Are Fallen And All Safely Gone which will be performed in June