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The Comic Con at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena. Craig Nicholson as Thor, Helen Oliver as a Jedi, Leanne Paterson as BatGirl, John Plant as Bat Man, Sherelle Murray as Captain America and Abi Sanders as a Winter Soldier

Newcastle Film & Comic Con: Fans flock to see their fantasy heroes at the Metro Radio Arena

The second Newcastle Film & Comic Con attracted large crowds to the Metro Radio Arena over the weekend

A scene from Park by the Jasmin Vardimon Company

Fun in the park with the Jasmin Vardimon Company

One of Britain's most celebrated contemporary dance companies is to perform in the North East this week

Idriss Kargbo (Donkey) and Dean Chisnall (Shrek)

Review: Shrek - The Musical at Newcastle Theatre Royal

It's a musical show about an ogre who lives in a swamp but Shrek is a sparkling musical success

Haltwhistle Spring Walking Festival

Haltwhistle Spring Walking Festival 2015: All you need to know

If you're looking for something active to do with the family then why not take part in the Haltwhistle Spring Walking Festival

Rachel Gay and Jeremy Bradfield as the Princess and the Prince

Newcastle organisations win money to spread a love of books and reading

New Writing North and Seven Stories have been awarded about £500,000 to take their work around the country

Life Science Centre's new Experiment Zone opens on Good Friday

Experiment Zone at Life Science Centre Newcastle invites visitors to put on their lab coats

The UK's first public-access lab of its kind will let visitors of all ages get to grips with science and carry out experiments using pro equipment

Horses at work at Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum springs into action with a packed programme for all the family

The popular County Durham open air attraction has a string of festivals and events planned for 2015

The stage show of the Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano is coming to Gala Theatre Durham in March

Octonauts putting down their anchor at Durham Gala Theatre in March

A live stage show of the popular underwater CBeebies series will be bringing a Deep See Volcano on to the Gala stage

Idriss Kargbo as Donkey in Shrek

Shrek The Musical: We catch up with Idriss Kargbo who plays Donkey

Gordon Barr chats to Idriss Kargbo as Shrek the Musical gears up to play the Theatre Royal Newcastle

Beacon Hill Arts (BFI Film Academy) film their production at the Castle Keep

Young film makers call action at Newcastle's Castle Keep as part of BFI Academy project

Beacon Hill Arts is working with a crew of young people with learning disabilities to make a film they've written themselves

Auckland Castle's head curator Dr Chris Ferguson with 17th century pieta on loan from Durham's Ushaw College

Auckland Castle offers a wide programme of February Half Term activities

The Bishop Auckland attraction is involved in the three week arts festival Febfest, which has lots of events on offer

Visitors enjoy a skate on the ice rink at Life Science Centre Life Science Centre

Things are cooling down for February half term at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle

The first school holidays of 2015 will be all about ice and snow at the Newcastle attraction as well as skating on the outdoor rink

Rachel Stevens and Kevin Clifton

Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour dances into the Metro Radio Arena

We catch up with Strictly's Kevin Clifton who compares the live arena tour to that of a rock concert

Beamish Open Air Museum

Half term at Beamish Museum will be filled with fascinating North East tales from the First World War

From a Victoria Cross hero to a footballer-turned-soldier, visitors to Beamish will discover amazing stories from the region's WW1 history

Lumiere festival to return to light up Durham City Centre for the fourth time

The fourth Lumiere festival is to take place in Durham in the autumn, proving a boost to county coffers

Emily MacKenzie from Slaley in Northumberland is an illustrator who will have her first children's book published on January 15, 2015

Northumberland-born illustrator comes home to launch her debut children's book in Hexham

Emily Mackenzie will be reading and signing WANTED! Ralfy the Rabbit, Book Burglar at Cogito Books

Britain's Got Talent judging panel

Britain's Got Talent is visiting a Northumberland charity to find contestants for its new series

Producers of the hit TV show are looking for the next big star at Bedlington's Leading Link - home to the Northumberland's Got Talent contest

Review: Playhouse Whitley Bay's Beauty and the Beast Panto

Roxanne Pallett and fellow cast members serve up a seasonal treat as Beauty and the Beast pulls in the seaside panto punters

Angelinas Christmas By Katharine Holabird Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books have recommended their top 10 picks for Christmas Eve family reads

Newcastle's Seven Stories chooses the top 10 Christmas Eve family reads

We asked our friends at Seven Stories, in Newcastle to recommend the best stories to snuggle up to before Santa comes

Snow White at the Sunderland Empire

Review: Snow White, Sunderland Empire, until January 4 2015

This year's offering packs in everything one might to find in pantoland, and a bit more besides. Tamzin Mackie took her kids along