Gallery: Hartlepool Camera Club goes to Beamish

Tom Kirby concentrated on industry on his latest trip to Beamish.

Top independently-published author LJ Ross.

The top 12 places in the North East for independent publishing

Durham City has been named as the North East's independent publishing hotspot, according to new rankings released by Amazon.

Heugh Gun Battery manager Diane Stephens.

New opening times for iconic Hartlepool museum

The manager of one of Hartlepool’s most historical sites is urging people to come along and discover the town’s wartime past.

Danny Short and some of the masks he has made, now on display at The Artrium, Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, Hartlepool.

Hartlepool artist’s display unmasks a whole range of emotions

A whole host of human emotions are represented in a new display of work by a young Hartlepool artist.

The posters on display at Jarrow Hall.

Work of Hartlepool artist Henry Mason set to be celebrated

The work of a prestigious artist is to be celebrated at an exhibition.

Crime Story is making its return following on from its success in 2014 and 2016.

People behind real life justice to offer insight at crime day

Ever though you could have what it takes to be the next Ian Rankin or Val McDermid?
Author June Markwell researching information for her new book. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool author searches for stirring RAF tales for new book

A Hartlepool author hopes to uncover fascinating stories of townspeople with connections to the RAF for a new book.

Sir Tom Jones will appear at Alnwick Castle this summer.

Sir Tom Jones to play North East castle concert

Sir Tom Jones has been revealed as the next big name lined up to play Alnwick Castle.
How the giant water fountain on the Tyne will look

What will be the highlights of the Great Exhibition of the North?

The curtain has been raised on an art and culture programme set to bring a £184million boost to the North East.


Hartlepool dance festival is hailed as the best yet

Hundreds of colourful dancers brought the stage to life at a long-running dance festival in the town.


Hundreds of youngsters strut their stuff at Hartlepool dance festival

A long-running dance festival is under way for another year - and it has pulled in hundreds of top-class competitors once again.


From Snow White to White Walkers - what to expect from Durham’s Fire & Ice Festival

From The Gruffalo carved from a tonne of ice to a frosty incarnation of William Shakespeare, this year’s Fire & Ice Festival is set to be a cool event.

Kian and Kharis Fairest looking at the Phoenix at Durham's Fire and Ice Festival last year.

Gandalf and The Gruffalo to feature in ice sculpture trail in Durham

It’s been announced which famous figures will be given a frosty reception at this year’s Fire & Ice Festival.


In pictures: your photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon

An extremely rare lunar event called the “super blue blood Moon” has dazzled astronomers and skywatchers around the world.

Field Music.

Sunderland’s Field Music to headline Deer Shed Festival alongside Goldfrapp and Drenge

Sunderland’s Field Music are to headline the Deer Shed Festival alongside electro popsters Goldfrapp and indie outfit Drenge.

The Festival of the 50s will make a return to Beamish in July.

Busy year ahead for Beamish as museum releases list of events for 2018

North East favourite Beamish Museum has announced the dates of its special events for the next 12 months.
A WHOPPER: The Big Big Camera will be at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.

How Ian Beesley used one of the world’s biggest cameras to take intimate portraits of former miners

It was while rooting around a storage room that Ian Beesley stumbled across the inspiration for his latest project – a giant camera, 8ft long and 5ft high, one that takes four people to move and which was built to use film that isn’t made anymore.

Coun Olwyn Gunn, Nicola Balfour, Phil Hodgson and Sue Rounce with children  Leo Forster Hewitson and Hannah Jobling, from Wingate'Nursery; Faith Cook, from Horden Nursery and Sophia Airey, from Rosemary Lane Nursery.

New art gallery opens within Durham’s Gala Theatre

A new gallery space within Durham’s Gala Theatre is now open to the public.

The Book of Forgotten Authors

10 books to give this Christmas

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Or are a book worm yourself?

Gemma Atkinson and Alja Skorjanec will take part in the Strictly Come Dancing live tour.

Celebrity line-up revealed for Strictly Come Dancing live shows

The Strictly Come Dancing stars who will be wowing live audiences on a UK arena tour have been revealed.

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