North East events for Queen's 90th birthday

Durham Cathedral Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Newcastle Gateshead Quayside

The Quayside will come alive with colour as a flotilla of boats sail up the Tyne and under the Millennium bridge.

The event, which has been organised by the Lord Lieutenant, will be packed with dignitaries, members of the military, armed forces, emergency services and youth and volunteer organisations.

Those attending can expect patriotic singing and flag waving, a 3 colour-smoke flypast, three gun salute and cheers of hip-hip-hooray aplenty.

Proceedings get under from 12pm.

Durham Cathedral Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Durham Cathedral

There will be a special Choral Evensong at Durham Cathedral to mark and celebrate Her Majesty The Queens 90th birthday.

The Bishop of Durham will preach at this service, to which all are welcome.

The service starts at 3:30pm.

Ripon Cathedral Credit: John Giles/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Ripon Cathedral

The Lord Lieutenant, Barry Dodd, is organising a celebration for the the Queen's birthday in Ripon Cathedral.

More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the event, including some very special invited guests who reside within the Lieutenancy area which includes York, North Yorkshire and the area south of the River Tees.

The service starts at 3pm.

The plinth where the Stockton Flyer will be housed Credit: Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Stockton High Street

The highlight of the festivities in Stockton will be the grand unveiling of the Stockton Flyer.

The large industrial automaton will emerge steaming and whistling from a plinth on the town's High Street as more than 300 community stalwards, volunteers and carers will enjoy an afternoon tea similar to the Patron's Lunch on the Mall in London.

Activities will include a Victorian fun fair, a dog show, tea dance and street theatre. There will be picnic benches available for anyone who wants to bring along food and join the party.

The Flyer will emerge from the plinth at 1pm.