A brand new music therapy centre in Newcastle has been officially opened by Tyneside legend Sting.
Music therapy is used to help vulnerable and isolated people communicate and improve their wellbeing.
Based at the former matron’s lodge at Newcastle’s Fleming Hospital, the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre, is the only one of its kind outside London.
Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson who was also at today's grand opening, broke the ground on the new centre as building work began in November 2017.
The centre has a room named after the band, who have helped raise money for the organisation, which is supported by the Graham Wylie Foundation.
Children from Hadrian School in Newcastle performed at the opening.