Basketball showmen the Harlem Globetrotters bring their skills to the North-East as part of their first national tour in almost ten years.

Newcastle's Telewest Arena stages the American ball-playing wizards who mix the skills of basketball with showbiz gloss.

As part of a UK tour, the Globetrotters will be at the arena on Monday, April 14. The visit is part of a 20-country European tour in which the Globetrotters will add to their record of 21,000 exhibition game victories in their 76-year history.

The show starts at 7.30pm, and is expected to last two-and-a-half hours, with tickets, costing £17, or £59 for families of four, available from the arena on 0870-707 8000.