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FIRST REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty, Sunderland Empire, until December 31

The age old tale of good vs evil is delivered in brilliantly bonkers panto fashion in Sleeping Beauty.

Theatre and Comedy 1
The Cinderella cast take a bow.

REVIEW: Cinderella, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

A flying horse-drawn carriage saw Cinderella arrive in spectacular panto style ... but it was a sell out Theatre Royal who had a ball.

Whats on
Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 100m final at the Olympics Stadium on the ninth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil.

I am Bolt: Sunderland fans behind fast-paced documentary about Usain Bolt

Sunderland film-makers have captured Usain Bolt on film for a fast-paced documentary about his rise to global stardom.

Film 2
Tiger Grill

REVIEW: Tiger Grill, Tiger Tiger, Newcastle

Drinking and dancing in Tiger Tiger, sure - but I’d never thought to go there for food before now.

Eating Out
Luna Petrucci pictured with Amy-Leigh Hickman (Briar Rose), Bobby Crush (Nurse Nelly) and Andrew Agnew (Silly Billy) from Sleeping Beauty who will perform at Sunderland Empire from 9 - 31 December 2016.

Sunderland toddler who survived heart operation inspires Empire donations

Little Luna Petrucci, who underwent life-saving treatment to repair two holes in her heart, was on hand to launch Sunderland Empire’s charity for 2017.

Theatre and Comedy 3
Chef Tom Aikens.

Tom's Christmas Kitchen

He’s a perfectionist chef with a chain of restaurants to his name, but in Tom Aikens’ kitchen at home, someone else is in charge – two little people, to be precise.


Lindisfarne legends to stage cracker of a Christmas show

North East folk-rock legends Lindisfarne are heading back home for Christmas to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their now-legendary festive shows at Newcastle City Hall.

Music 3
Thousands of people attended this year's festival.

Readers say £130k South Tyneside Summer Festival was value for money

Gazette readers believe council bosses got their money’s worth after splashing out £130,000 on this year’s South Tyneside Summer Festival.


In pictures: Radio 1's Big Weekend in Sunderland

Here it is folks! You asked for more photos from the Radio 1 Big Weekend event in Sunderland from way back in 2005.


Futureheads and Field Music musicians produce Christmas track with primary pupils

Primary school pupils have created a cracker of a Christmas track after enlisting the help of a Mercury Music Prize-nominated artist.

Music 6
The Great North Snowdogs auction

Sunderland and South Shields Snowdogs help to raise £250,000 for charity

The Great North Snowdogs have taken their final bow-wow – raising more than £250,000 for children with life limiting conditions in the North East.

Arts 4
Ani Sandwith

Songwriters’ Night celebrates sounds of Sunderland and Seaham

A night which celebrates songwriters from across Wearside and East Durham is set to hit the high note.

Music 4
South Tyneside Summer Festival Sunday Concert, Bents Park.  Tony Hadley.

Council’s £130,000 spend on South Tyneside Summer Festival gigs revealed

Council bosses splashed out more than £130,000 on this year’s South Tyneside Summer Festival - but claim to have made more than ten times that.

News 19
Tapas at Saucy Burger

REVIEW: Saucy Burger, Hylton Riverside, Sunderland

Ordering anything other than a burger in a place with a name like Saucy Burger is probably akin to eschewing chicken in Nando’s.

Eating Out 7
The pantomime cast.

REVIEW: Jack and the Beanstalk, Forum Theatre, Billingham

If it’s barnstorming fun, lots of audience interaction and a night of belly laughs you’re after, look no further.

Theatre and Comedy
Durham's live nativity

Live nativity to be staged in Durham City

The first Christmas will be brought to life at Durham City’s annual live Nativity.

News 4
South Tyneside theatre celebrates ‘takeover’ by young artists

South Tyneside theatre celebrates ‘takeover’ by young artists

Young people took to a South Tyneside theatre’s stage to celebrate them “taking over” the arts venue in 2016.

News 1
Make sure you store your leftovers properly this Christmas.

Sunderland residents among the most likely to contract food poisoning this Christmas

Christmas dinner! Surely, one of the best meals of the year.

Health 1
What's your pick for the best festive film?

Vote: Help us decide on the best Christmas film of all time

Which festive film tops the chart for you? We received hundreds of suggestions for the best Christmas movie - but now we need to pick the number one.
News 1
What's your favourite Christmas song? Help us find the best one!

Vote: Help us decide on the best Christmas song of all time

You came in your hundreds to help us draw up a shortlist of Christmas songs - but there can only be one winner.
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