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Juice Festival in Gateshead gets 'Inkie'

'Bristol to Brooklyn' by Inkie. Credit: PA

One of the biggest names in British street art is heading to NewcastleGateshead Initiative's Juice Festival to lead free graffiti and urban art workshops for children and young people today, October 25.

Inkie, aka Tom Bingle, is viewed by many as one the pioneers of street art along with fellow Bristolians Banksy and 3D.

Inkie will be working with young people during Juice Festival's Art Jam 2014 event at the Co-Musica Arches behind Sage Gateshead.

Art Jam has been one of our most popular Juice Festival events over the years. It gives children and young people to opportunity to get creative and let their imaginations run wild. Street Art is something that really talks to young people; it's big, bold and colourful.

– Carol Bell, Head of Culture and Major Events at NewcastleGateshead Initiative

Juice Festival will continue throughout the October half-term with a series of events inspired by the work of award-winning author David Almond.

Finest fashion feathers fly into Co Durham Museum

Thierry Mugler Haute Couture Collection

'Birds of Paradise', a new exhibition will be visiting Bowes Museum in County Durham for the next six months starting tomorrow, October 26.

It will be displaying 'Plumes and Feathers in Fashion' as a tribute to the elegance of feathers used in the fashion industry past and present.

Catwalk creations featured will be from British, Belgian, French and Italian designers and will include designers Alexander McQueen, Dries Van Noten, Christian Dior, Thierry Mugler, Balenciaga, Prada and Gucci.

Watch Julie Harrison's full report on the exhibition below:


Newcastle's answer to Oktoberfest

A Bavarian actor holds two double-pints of beer at the Oktober Fest in Munich. Credit: PA

Newcastle is hosting its first international craft beer festival this weekend, 24th-26th October.

More than 50 of the leading craft breweries from all over the world will be selling hundreds of National and International cask and keg beers.

The Festival, hosted against the industrial backdrop of Newcastle's Boiler Shop will feature ‘Meet The Brewer’ sessions, an artisan cider cellar, gin bar and a street food market.

During the three days world class DJs are expected to play, including special guests Greg Wilson and Mr. Scruff.

The lineup includes drinks from all corner of the globe and still incorporates many regional delights, such as, Wylam Brewary from Allendale, Tyne Bank from Three Kings and Jarrow from Durham, to name a few.

Here is a full list of the offerings:

'This will be a Godsend...' says Dec after opening new accommodation at the Freeman Hospital

After opening new accommodation at the Freeman Hospital, alongside Alan Shearer, Declan Donnelly, from celebrity duo Ant & Dec said the opportunity for families to be able to stay with their children during their heart operations 'at a really incredibly stressful time' would be 'a Godsend'.


Ant & Dec and Alan Shearer opening new accommodation at the Freeman Hospital

Ant & Dec with Alan Shearer after his Testimonial match in 2006. Credit: PA

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly (Ant & Dec) are opening brand new family accommodation for families of child heart patients at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

The celebrity presenters and Newcastle United legend are unveiling Scott House, a £1.85mil ‘Home for Home’, as part of their work for the The Sick Children's Trust and Children's Heart Unit Fund (CHUF), where they are patrons.

Alan Shearer with 7-year-old Sadie Metin at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. Credit: PA

The free accommodation hopes to give emotional, as well as practical support for families through en-suite rooms and a self-contained flat for families with children who have undergone a heart transplant.

The Sick Children's Trust was founded in 1982 by two paediatric specialists Dr Jon Pritchard and Professor James Malpas, who believed that having parents on hand during hospital treatment benefited a child's recovery.

ITV News poll: Was Michael McIntyre right?

Michael McIntyre Credit: PA

Comedian Michael McIntyre walked off stage and asked security to 'sort out' a woman in the audience who was being disruptive and making phone calls.

ITV have been keeping you up to date on reaction to the incident which happened on Monday night at Darlington Civic Theatre.

Fellow comic Jason Manford has joined the debate and said Michael was '100% in the right' but we want to know what do you think?

Take part in our poll below, and then share it with friends.

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Michael McIntyre storms off stage in Darlington

An angry Michael McIntyre stormed off stage during a sell out performance because a member of the audience would not stop using her mobile phone.

McIntyre demanded that security remove a woman using her phone. Credit: Empics

The comedian had been performing at Darlington's Civic Theatre when he spotted the woman in the front row and asked security to intervene.

He told a guard: "Sort it out. I'll be back." The star then walked off while theatre staff spoke to her and some members of the audience chanted for her removal.

McIntyre returned to complete his set a few minutes later last night (October 13).

I was quite shocked when I found he was coming here.

It's great because he's such a big star coming to such a small town.

– Theatre-goer Rachel McGargle

Over the weekend it emerged that McIntyre only discovered his dad had killed himself 17 years after he died.

He had originally been told his father, comic Ray Cameron, had died of a heart attack.

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