Last month one of the world's most precious books was brought back to the region, and a project in Gateshead has found an unusual way to celebrate.
It is all about Street art - and graffiti - based on the Lindisfarne gospels - on the walls of a church.
Watch the full report from Katie Oakes below.
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Scotland are into the World Cup quarter-finals, but only after a nerve-shredding 36-33 win over Samoa in Newcastle.
Emma brings you Saturday night's forecast for the Tyne Tees region
Thousands of fans, hundreds of flags, dozens of bagpipes and lots of tartan. Click here for a fan's picture gallery from Scotland v Samoa.