Charlatans front man Tim Burgess has announced a headline tour that will make a stop in Gateshead. Tim will perform tracks from Oh No I Love You More at The Sage on 29th September.
The Gateshead International Jazz Festival takes place at The Sage Gateshead this weekend. Performers from around the world join local young musicians and the world premier of a work inspired by North East landscapes headlines on Saturday. Composer Tim Garland hopes it'll introduce people to jazz.
There are free concerts for anyone to enjoy on the concourse on both saturday and sunday afternoons and workshops are being held across the weekend. Tickets are still available for some performances.
A special evening to celebrate the life of Sir Bobby Robson brought stars from the world of sport and showbiz out to mark what would have been the former England and Newcastle manager's 80th birthday.
It was an event that Sir Bobby helped to plan himself, but one that he did not live to see.
Watch the full report from Jonny Blair below.
Stars from the worlds of sport and showbiz turned out last night to attend a special evening celebrating the life of Sir Bobby Robson.
Yesterday would have been the former England and Newcastle manager's 80th birthday.
Watch the full lunchtime report from Jonny Blair below.
Stars from the world of sport and showbiz were at The Sage in Gateshead last night to celebrate the life of Sir Bobby Robson. The fundraiser was held on what would have been the former England and Newcastle manager's 80th birthday. He was remembered through songs, interviews and speeches.
André Villas-Boas and Stuart Pearce were amongst hundreds who supported the event to raise money for The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and The Alan Shearer Foundation.
Alan Pardew says Sir Bobby was revered "not just in the North East but around the country."
Russell Watson and Joe McElderry are just two of the acts on tonight's bill of entertainment to celebrate Sir Bobby Robson's life.
Russell Watson will be performing two of Sir Bobby's favourite, "Barcelona" and "Land of Hope and Glory", whilst Joe McElderry will sing anthem "Nessun Dorma" and "Don't Stop Believing."
Today marks what would have been the 80th birthday of Sir Bobby Robson. Sir Bobby died in 2009 after a long battle with cancer.
A star-studded event is being held to celebrate the life of the former Newcastle and England manager.
Famous names from the world of sport and showbiz will be there, with proceeds going to Sir Bobby's own charity.
Jonny Blair takes a look back at the man who made such a difference to football and beyond.
Impressionist and stand-up comic Alistair McGowan has been speaking about how Sir Bobby Robson was a true gentleman and a big part of his childhood.
"Bobby was a huge part of my growing up. I cheered on his Ipswich in Europe and our England against the world.
He was always so passionate about his work and yet always dignified and ready to laugh - qualities often missing in modern football.
I met him on a couple of occasions and he really was a true gentleman - and very nice to my mother!
So, I'm delighted to help raise money for his foundation. It should be a very special evening."