Comedians from Patrick Monahan to Ed Byrne will be performing on Tyneside at a new comedy festival called Jesterval.
Organisers of Lumiere have unveiled the full programme this year's event, which installs light displays and sculptures around the city.
A joke by a York comedian Rob Auton has been voted the funniest at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Guardian Angels is a group of watering cans, which will be on North Road Roundabout. They appear white by day but light up at night, with fibre-optic cables giving the appearance of water.
X Factor winners Little Mix will be in the North East today.
They will be at HMV in Newcastle this afternoon signing copies of their new album.
The band, which has two members from the region, won the competition in 2011.
Abi Alton has told ITV News Tyne Tees she was "amazed" by the level of support she received from the region.
Abi Alton, from Guisborough in North Yorkshire, has praised her X Factor mentor Nicole Scherzinger. "Nicole's great, she really cares about us and wants us to do well", she told ITV News Tyne Tees. "I'll definitely keep in touch with Nicole", she added.
Abi Alton, who was evicted from The X Factor last Sunday, has thanked the people of the North East for supporting her. "I wasn't surprised by it but I was amazed and very humbled by it", she told ITV News Tyne Tees.
Abi Alton has told ITV News Tyne Tees that she feels priviledged to have had the support of the North East during her time on The X Factor. More to follow.
Abi Alton, from Guisborough in North Yorkshire, has spoken out after her eviction from The X Factor.
Speaking on ITV's Daybreak this morning, she said the experience had been "difficult".
"I learnt loads of stuff and met so many interesting people", she added. Looking ahead, she said the contest was "anyone's game".
And, as one door closes another one opens. Thankyou for supporting me on this incredible journey xxx
Former X Factor contestant Abi Alton, from Guisborough, thanks her fans for all their support.