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Entertainment & Lifestyle

Outside spaces can be a great playground

Summer gardening fun to entertain the children

Last year's festival in full swing

Arts festival to be biggest event yet

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation: Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt

Film Review: Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation

Unhappy messages: In the village hall, a happy Debbie Barton (Charley Webb) and and Pete Barton (Anthony Quinlan) open the cards together, but her heart stops when he opens up her letter

Chaos and commotion as disaster looms

The Crown, Mickleton.

Restaurant Review: The Crown, Mickleton

Northern Print’s director Anna Wilkinson with studio user Meg Held. Picture: Jill Tate

£200,000 boost for Newcastle's Northern Print

Festival season is here

Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson's North-East dates for rock opera

Charlie Landsborough

North-East dates for Charlie Landsborough

Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg), Long Susan (Myanna Buring), Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) and Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn)in Ripper Street on BBC

The return of Ripper Street

A dress from the play Marlene, seen at the SJT in 2011, and currently on display at Scarborough Art Gallery as part of SJT at 60. Picture: Tony Bartholomew

Dressed to thrill at Scarborough

Sam Baker

Sam Baker at Gateshead

Terry Deary meets young Horrible Histories fans

Terry's horrible day at York

Ian Kelsey and Patrick Robinson are set to star in a new production of The Shawshank Redemption coming to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Star pair in Shawshank Redemption

DEER SHED: A family make their way back to the tent. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Deer Shed 6 Festival, Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire

Tomorrow at 10.15pm Ballet Lorent will tell the story of the meeting of John Walker and Vesta from the visiting circus and the invention of the friction match. This will be the first show that SIRF will present in the new Central Garden fountain area. Dir

Stockton lights up for four days

Atlantic – Earth’s Wildest Ocean: Orca fin at surface, Norway

Going wild in the ocean

Dutch Van Kirk, 93, the last surviving member of the crew who dropped the bomb

The bomb that changed the world

WATER: Don't let the wet summer make you complacent when it comes to watering your plants

Don't let plants suffer from thirst in hot spell

Helen Walsh with a piece by renowned York Potter David Lloyd-Jones on the new Ceramics level of York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery's £2.2m gift of new life

Verity Rushworth in And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None, Newcastle Theatre Royal

Samling Academy Opera presents a new production of Ravel’s lyric fantasy, The Child and the Spells Picture: MARK PINDER (33360178)

Samling Academy Opera presents a new production of Ravel’s lyric fantasy

Comedians taken to task

Family Home: Sandwith House, Norwood, Harrogate. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Rural peace with all work done

BOXING CLEVER: Jake Gyllenhaal playing Billy 'The Great' Hope in Southpaw

Eight rounds with Jake Gyllenhaal

Think of a student loan as a 'graduate contribution'

Lesson in student loans

MOTORHOME: Gavin Havery on holiday on in Scotland

Fun on four wheels

Colourful cocktails

A real taste of summer

BLend: A stylish mix of contemporary decor in historic surroundings

Restored 'gem of a hotel'

Veronicastrum Red Arrows

Border beauties

The grass is always Green

Actor makes cut for past roles

Prawns of a dilemma: a dish which proved too much for one of Bill's guests

Something fishy about guest

Doomed lovers: Vanessa Bell (Phoebe Fox) and Duncan Grant (James Norton)

The art of love

Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace

Newcastle over the moon with Kat and Alfie

Doorbells, Alphabetti Theatre: Newcastle

Gino D'Acampo

I've learned from my mistake, says Gino D'Acampo

Something for everyone... Chadwick's at Barker and Stonehouse's Teesside Park store

Restaurant Review: Chadwicks, Barker & Stonehouse, Teesside Park

Caught out:P Vincent (Richard Blackwood) puts two and two together when he spots Pam Coker's (Lin Blakley) postcard

Has Lucy's killer finally been found?

Back: Badly Drawn Boy

'Heartache is spurring me on'

MOOD: Amy Poehler said she loved the character's sunny side

How Amy brought Joy to animation

Julie Fowlis is helping to bring the Harrogate International Festivals to a close this weekend

Julie's festival farewell

Graeme Obree

Mini cycle festival at Stockton

Nathan Jenkins, opera singer

Art of opera returns to Scarborough

Baltic Art Mix Gaming School

Game for artistic youngsters at Baltic

Gary Williams

Sinatra tribute at Castle Howard prom

CHALLENGE: Celebrity Masterchef hosts John Torode and Gregg Wallace

Finally... Celebrity Masterchef's new champion

Steve Backshall

Steve's Deadly days on stage

Sunderland Empire - exterior of tower with lights

Curious chance for autistic audiences

Wake time wonders

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