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Talented Libby wows the TeenStar judges

A young, local dancer is just one step away from appearing in a national talent show grand final.

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Peesh will be performing at Northumberland Live in Blyth

Festival names local acts

Organisers of the largest free family festival in the region have announced further details of the entertainment on offer, which will bring Blyth a full day of quality music and family entertainment.

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Royal Blood are about to make the step up from the likes of Newcastle's O2 Academy to arenas.

Review: Royal Blood live in Newcastle

Less is definitely more in the case of alternative rock duo Royal Blood.

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Simple Minds.

7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by Simple Minds, the Cranberries and the Mission

Here’s our 20th round-up of 2017 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including concerts by Simple Minds and Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind.

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Ashington and District Male Voice Choir.
Bigger and not cropped.

Marking church’s 130th

Organisers are putting the final touches to a planned weekend of celebration in Ashington.

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Beldingtonshire Community High School perform Hairspray

Performers put on enthusiastic show

Talented pupils set toes tapping as they staged a much-loved musical.

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Folk rock legends for Picnic

Folk rock legends for Picnic

Organisers of Northumberland Miners’ Picnic are thrilled to announce that this year’s event will host one of the north east’s most well-known and loved bands.

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Bananarama

Bananarama reform and announce North East tour date

Get ready to backcomb your barnet - the original Bananarama are back.

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Royal Blood are back with a new album and tour.

Royal Blood back in north east to plug second album

Following up a debut album as successful as Royal Blood’s self-titled 2014 LP might be a daunting prospect, but the alternative rock duo reckon they’re finally ready, three years on, to do just that.

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A delighted Lorna hugs fellow contestant Fumbi as they both go through to the knock-out stage.

Lorna's reaction to getting through to MasterChef knockout stages

Berwick’s Lorna Robertson is proving herself to be one of the top contestants in this year’s MasterChef.
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Space by Eliot Smith Dance Company

Dance brings work to life

Paintings will be brought to life in dance as part of a tour that kicks off at Newbiggin Maritime Centre next week.

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Tamsin Reed with Mayor of Ashington

Young musicians reap rewards and bursaries at annual festival

Young musicians showed off their skills at Wansbeck Music Festival.

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Maximo Park have a new album out this week.

Treat in store for fans of Maximo Park

A treat is in store for fans of north east alternative rock act Maximo Park this week as not only have they got a new album out and a tour lined up to follow but they’re also playing a string of free record store shows to plug it.

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St Bede's Newsham Puss in Boots

Magical panto for all ages

A magical pantomime will put a smile on the faces of all the family when it comes to Newsham next week.

Theatre and Comedy

Theatre announcement: West End smash Matilda to play Sunderland Empire on first UK tour

West End hit Matilda will be performed at Sunderland Empire as part of its first ever UK tour, the Echo can reveal.

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Ian McCulloch.

Live review: Ian McCulloch at the Sage Gateshead

Easter bunnies might be strictly seasonal, but Echo and the Bunnymen, happily, are a year-round phenomenon, and so it was that fans of the Merseyside alternative rock act got to see their frontman, Ian McCulloch, last night, April 8, over a week ahead of Easter Sunday.

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Echo and the Bunnymen singer Ian McCulloch is playing a solo show in Gateshead this weekend.

Easter Bunnyman Ian McCulloch needs no egging on to line up solo shows

The Easter Bunny might not be out and about for over a week yet, but a pre-Easter Bunnyman will be putting in an appearance in the north east this weekend.

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Fun for all the family at Manor Walks shopping centre this Easter.

Free Easter fun at Northumberland shopping centre

A range of egg-citing Easter activities will keep children entertained for free at Manor Walks Shopping Centre in Cramlington from Monday.
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The awards ceremony will take place at Alnwick Castle in June. Picture Jane Coltman

Launch of the Northumberland Tourism Awards

Northumberland is the jewel in the crown of the North-East tourist industry and that’s why we want to celebrate the very best.

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Jayess Newbiggin Brass Band won the regional title two years in a row

Band takes regional title for second time

For the second year running a Newbiggin band has won a prestigious award.

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