Iconic locomotive Rocket is set to have a "long-term" stay in the North.
After much anticipation, the Great Exhibition of the North has opened on the Newcastle Gateshead quayside. It will run for 80 days.
The Great Exhibition of the North is officially open. For 80 days it will showcase the great contributions made by the north in art, culture, design and innovation.
Twenty five thousand people will witness the official opening display of the UK's largest water sculpture tonight. It's 80 metres in length.
But we've already seen that in rehearsal, along with some of the event's other highlights.
A three-month celebration which starts on Friday 22 June and finishes on the weekend of the Great North Run, Sunday 9 September, 2018.