A choir of children from the region will join soul queen Beverley Knight for Sage Gateshead’s 10th Birthday Party.
This December, Sage Gateshead turns ten. Staff there will host a six-day long party from 16 to 21 December.
MOBO winner Beverley Knight will be joined on stage by a massed choir of ten year old children - all born in 2004, when the venue first opened. 100 boys and girls will take part.
Many primary schools are getting involved including Hadrian, Laygate, St John’s, Wingrove, Broadwood, Canning Street, Bridgewater, St Peter’s RC and Springwell Village.
The world's most popular boy band, One Direction, has announced a return to Newcastle as part of their next tour of the UK.
The band will perform at the Metro Radio Arena for two nights in 2015 - Saturday October 25th and Sunday October 26th.
Tickets will go on sale in five days.
Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne of One Direction last performed in the North East in May this year when they appeared at Sunderland's Stadium of Light.
South Shields dancer Stuart Hatton has made history by becoming the first British man to win Mr Gay UK for a second year running.Read the full story ›
Four gymnasts from Deerness Gymnastics Academy, will be appearing on stage with Diversity when the new arena show ‘Limitless - The Reboot’ tours the UK. the tour will make a stop at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on Saturday 13 December
- Abbi Greaves, from Durham, 14, is currently a world gold medallist, european silver medallist and british champion
- Liam Sneath, from Spennymoor, 17, is current world gold medallist, european silver medallist and british champion
- Jesse Heskett, from Sunderland, 20, a former world, european and british champion
- Alex Houston, from Consett, 21, current world games silver medallist, and a former european silver medallist and british champion
The four gymnasts are part of Acropolis. The acrobatic group won Let’s Get Gold on ITV1 in 2012; were runners up in France’s The Best in 2013 and also appeared on A League of their Own.
A British Scrabble champion clinched the world title when he won a best-of-five showdown against a US opponent by three games to one.Read the full story ›
Children's book illustrator Korky Paul, most famous for his illustrations in the Winnie the Witch books, has been speaking to ITV Tyne Tees at the Northern Children's Book Festival Gala Day in Sunderland.
For the full interview click below.
Fourteen children's authors and illustrators have been in Sunderland to help celebrate the Northern Children's Book Festival, the biggest free event of its kind in Europe.
"There's nothing like getting into a good book to whisk you away to another world... The Northern Children's Book Festival was set up with the express purpose of bringing children together with some of the UK's top writers and illustrators and passing on the enjoyment of reading for pleasure"
For a longer report click below.
Olly Murs will perform a second night in Newcastle on his UK tour. Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena said there had been 'incredible demand' for the first date, 18th April 2015. The second date will be the following night, 19th April.
The pop singer has three multi-platinum selling albums and four number one singles to his name so far.