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Review: The Jesus and Mary Chain live in Newcastle

The Jesus and Mary Chain might have started off their Newcastle show last night with new song Always Sad, but the near-capacity crowd there to see them at the Riverside were anything but sad to have them back.

Grandaddy's Jason Lytle.

7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by Craig David, Grandaddy, Marti Pellow and Creeper

Here’s our 12th round-up of 2017 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including concerts by Craig David, Grandaddy, Devlin and Stiff Little Fingers.

The Battle of Orgreave (An Injury to One is an Injury to All) by Turner Prize winner, Jeremy Deller at Woodhorn Museum.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Poignant setting for work

An exhibition by Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller opened at a Northumberland venue last week.

The Jesus and Mary Chain's Jim Reid and, right, his brother William.

Jesus and Mary Chain’s second coming yields first album for 19 years

The second coming of the Jesus and Mary Chain is about to yield their first album for almost 20 years, and fans of theirs in the north east will be given a sneak preview of it the day before it comes out.


Lisa is therapy for radio

Community radio station, Radio Northumberland, based in Cramlington, has appointed a new director to help take the station forward.

Whats on

WATCH: Ex-colliery plays host to miners’ strike artwork

The former colliery site at Woodhorn Museum will provide a particularly poignant location for Jeremy Deller’s artwork on The Battle of Orgreave – an exhibition which opens today.

Ray Laidlaw at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, the new home of the 'Sunday for Sammy' event.

New venue for Geordie showcase in a bid to meet demand

A performance showcase has found a new home in a bid to meet demand for tickets.

Woodhorn Museum, Ashington. Picture by Jane Coltman

Northumberland ranked fourth for number of museums

A new interactive map has plotted the location of more than 1,300 accredited museums in England – and Northumberland is the local-authority area with the fourth highest number of museums.

The authors who took part in the Ashington art exhibition

Hundreds support anniversary launch

More than 500 people attended an art exhibition in Ashington, which kicked off celebrations for the town’s 150th anniversary.

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Lauren Cuthbertson as Princess Aurora and Matthew Golding as Prince Florimund in The Royal Ballet production of The Sleeping Beauty (2006), choreographed by Frederick Ashton (1904-1988), Anthony Dowell  and Christopher Wheeldon after Marius Petipa (1818-1910), to music by Pyotr Il�yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), based on designs by Oliver Messel (1904-1978). Performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on  22 February 2014
Music by Tchaikovsky ; 
Choreography by Petipa ; 
Lauren Cuthbertson (as Princess Aurora), Matthew Golding (as Prince Florimund), Melissa Hamilton (as the Lilac Fairy), Gary Avis (as King Florestan), Christina Arestis (as His Queen), and artists of The Royal Ballet ;
The Royal Ballet  ; 
At the Royal Opera House, London, UK ; 
22 February 2014 ; 
Credit: Tristram Kenton / Royal Opera House / ArenaPAL

Classic ballet on screen

A perennial delight and much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty will be coming to the big screen next week.

Danza Contemporanea De Cuba. Picture by Johan Persson

A contemporary-dance masterclass

REVIEW: Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Theatre and Comedy
Jessica Jobling, 7, (left) and Georgina McBryde, 8, dressed up as Cinderella and Belle ahead of Disney meet and greet at Manor Walks Shopping Centre.

Beauty and the Beast heading to Manor Walks

Shoppers are being invited to meet the ‘belle of the ball’.

Woodhorn Museum, Ashington
Picture by Jane Coltman

Woodhorn set for millionth visitor

A Northumberland museum which appeals to all the family is preparing to welcome its millionth customer.

The Handsome Family are returning to Gateshead this month.

Handsome Family can be seen plugging Unseen on tour this month

Their latest album might be called Unseen, but US alternative country act the Handsome Family are anything but seldom seen in these parts.

Band will bring back ‘70s

Band will bring back ‘70s

A top rock tribute band will be transporting audiences back to the 1970s when it performs in Blyth this week.

Dale Mason, Festival on the Wall founder and director. Picture by Craig Connor / North News & Pictures.

Global music stars lined up for new regional festival

Global music stars are heading to the region for a major music festival that could challenge the likes of Glastonbury.


Search for Pitmen works

The search is on for other artworks by members of the Ashington Pitmen Painters for a future exhibition at Woodhorn.

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry.

Live review: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry at Playhouse Whitley Bay

Railways over here don’t enjoy anything like the cachet that they do in the US.


WATCH: LEGO dinosaurs to star at Northumberland museum

Watch our video for a sneak peek of the highly-anticipated Brick Dinos exhibition which opens next weekend at Woodhorn Museum.

Wansbeck Music Festival

 Northumbrian Water Ellington Senior Brass Ensemble

Festival open for entries

Entries are open for this year’s Wansbeck Music Festival.

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