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.
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.