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What's On

Midge Ure on tour
Theatre Royal goes Wilde
Queen of crime’s best-seller
Robert Cray comes 'home'
Rumours back in the region
Blood and Thunder
Sunshine Superman in Newcastle
Vin Garbutt and Duke Ellington
Patty Griffin
Are you ready to rock?
Philippa Hanna joins Leona Lewis on tour
New stage for soap stars
Our Joe is Joseph
To the Max
The Lake Poets
A pre-Christmas musical feast
Classic Rock Show and Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Marti Pellow
Thea Gilmore
Open Mic back in Newcastle
She got soul!


Local boy made good
My North East
The gospel truth
Dancing to his own tune
TV detective drama George Gently filmed in the North East
Newcastle writer Lee Hall, who penned Billy Elliot, on the phenomenal success of his stage play Pitmen Painters
Our Friends in the North writer Peter Flannery talks about BBC TV's George Gently
A Streetcar Named Desire
Martin Barre at the Cluny
Review of 2014
Lofgren plays Gateshead
First Aid Kit
Ian Anderson tour
Tom Paxton back on the road
Gretchen Peters
Eddi plays the Playhouse
Community-focused opera at North East Cathedrals
Fabulous fifty for historic theatre
The Unthanks
Calling all budding singers and dancers
Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett
Carleen Anderson


Teesside actor Mark Benton stars in his first stage musiclal at Sunderland Empire
Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell calls the tune. She talks about her music, family and Sting
A Northern Soul - Middlesbrough superstar Paul Rodgers interview
Folk on the Tyne - Ray Laidlaw on the 40th anniversary of cult North East band Lindisfarne
Geordie band Lindisfarne 40 years on - what are they doing now?
Newcastle blues legend Eric Burdon talks about his early days and The Animals
Animals star Alan Price reveals the proudest day of his life - when Sunderland won the FA cup in 1973
Middlesbrough superstar Chris Rea speaks exclusively about recovering from illness and his return to touring
Wild at Heart TV star Stephen Tompkinson talks about growing up in Stockton
Superstar Bryan Ferry talks about his early days in Newcastle and how the North East shaped his life
North East guitar legend Mark Knopfler is a tireless worker for charity. Now he's giving money to the Poppy Appeal.
30 Years of Quadrophenia - Director Franc Roddam, from Teesside, speaks
Geordie Hairy Biker Si King reveals the stories behind the hit BBC telly show
Geordie dancing queen dreams of the silver screen - an interview with Jill Halfpenny
Sir Bobby Robson - a knight to remember
Motormouth Sid Waddell hits the bullseye with a new book
Local heroes - Denise Welch talks about her TV fame and charity work
Tyneside actor Tim Healy celebrates 25 years in showbusiness
I’m the real Billy Elliot - Ballet dancer Wayne Sleep talks about growing up in Hartlepool
The Unthanks - clog on the Tyne
The Likely Lads - an interview with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Newcastle comic Mickey Hutton - talks about his early days as a musician with Jimmy Nail before he made his name with the Comedy Store
AC/DC superstar Brian Johnson is a rock n' roll doctor
On the road with Anastacia


Martin Stephenson
Janis Ian and Tom Paxton
The Pillowman
Sunday for Sammy 2014
Suzanne Vega
Ray Jackson’s Lindisfarne
Billy Bragg
Mott the Hoople
Brit Floyd
Bryan Ferry
The Songs of Joni Mitchell
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Laura Marling
Wet House
Andy Fraser Band
Some Like it Hotter
Lucinda Williams
Steve Earle and The Dukes
Sunderland Soundscape
Stars shine for Sir Bobby Robson
Jim Moray
Swan Lake
Julius Caesar
Be My Baby
Chris Rea
Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham
Monty Don
Eliza Gilkyson
Evolution Emerging
The Jayhawks
Booker T Jones
Bettye Lavette
Summertyne at Sage Gateshead
Split Festival
I left my heart in Roker Park
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Lion King
Lord of the Flies
Nils Lofgren
Yes Prime Minister
Art Garfunkel
The Duke in the Cupboard
Christy Moore
Round-up of 2015
Sunday for Sammy 2016
Museums at Night
Sunny Afternoon
The Glenn Miller Story
Jodi Picoult
The Shires
ne4me's picks of 2016
Thea Gilmore

food & drink

Garden House Inn, Durham
Battlesteads, Wark
The Grand Hotel, Tynemouth
The Broad Chare, Newcastle
Customs House, South Shields
Blackfriars and Gadds Town House
Spice Empire, Sunderland
Cafe Lilli, Norton-on-Tees
Vujon, Newcastle
Caffe Vivo, Newcastle
North East tops for Indian food
Bistro 21 has the key to the door in Durham
Geordie Hairy Biker Si King reveals the stories behind the hit BBC food show
Terry's all gold - Terry Laybourne, the North East's most celebrated chef, talks food
Sachins in Newcastle - Posh spice
Newcastle Hotel du Vin and Bistro
Award-winning Feathers Inn, near Stocksfield
El Coto - turning on the style with top tapas
Durham food and drink businesses win awards

fashion, health & beauty

Sharp knitwear, North East style
Accessorise for a wedding weekend away
Massage hits the spot
Cutting a dash on the riverbank


Run Geordie Run
Sir Bobby's charity lives on
From puppy dog to guide dog
Geordie guitar genius Mark Knopfler is a tireless worker for charity
Geordie showbiz couple Tim Healy and Denise Welch honoured by Variety Club with unique charity award
Toon tune for Sir Bobby
Fan’s parting gift
Panto for patients

out & about

Northumberland coast at night
Durham by night - photography tips
A walk on Lindisfarne
Return of Rumours
I'm sorry I haven't a clue
First Aid Kit
Run for home
Rebecca revived and reimagined
Your chance to rock the mic
When I rock the mic…

My Favourite View

This is Washington-born Bryan Ferry's favourite view
Ray Jackson's favourite view is Holy Island Priory and Castle
This is Eric Burdon's favourite view


Audio Interviews


Thea Gilmore

Thea Gilmore...

Image by Idil Sukan 30 May Thea Gilmore opened a short tour at Sage Gateshead three days before the launch of her fourteenth studi...

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She got soul!

She got soul!...

Sweetly soulful singer Lauren Ray is supporting Lucy Spraggan on her UK tour this autumn, with one gig in the North East and two just outsid...