A colourful procession took to the streets of Middlesbrough on Sunday for the The North East Nagar Kirtan a celebration of Sikh culture.
Hundreds of Sikhs are to gather on Teesside on Sunday for a bright and colourful celebration - The North East Nagar Kirtan.
The annual religious festival sees involves Sikhs taking Sikhism to the streets of Middlesbrough for what promises to be a lively procession.
The event will start at 10.30am at the Sikh Temple on Lorne Street , before moving on to Union Street, via Borough Road and into Middlesbrough Centre Square near Mima.
A spokesman says that the Nagar Kirtan is an open invitation to all, as Sikhism does not differentiate between cast, colour, creed or gender. So everyone is welcome to take part and there will be food for all.
Newcastle's Sikh community has blessed the dome of their new Temple, which has been lowered into place.
The Sikh community in Newcastle has been celebrating the latest stage in the construction of a new Temple.
The symbolic golden dome, known as a Gumut, was lifted into place on top of the new building, in Newcastle's west end.
The new temple replaces the current building, which the community has occupied since the early 1970s. It will be the first purpose-built Sikh place of worship in the North East.
The community hopes it will give them a visible presence in the city.
The building is expected to be ready to use by February 2013, with an official opening ceremony planned for April.