Local bands providing music for the festival include Mike G & the Associates, Whalebone
Jackson, Scamper, Dusty Cobb, Grow Your Own Butterflies and East Coast Runaways.
KYLIE Minogue was the lady in red last night as she gave a sizzling performance in a scarlet version of her whalebone
And the Beeb have profited thanks to serials such as Middlemarch, starring Rufus Sewell, and Pride And Prejudice, which featured Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth, left, dramas which didn't only hark back to eras when men sported big hats and women squeezed into whalebone
corsets, but also recalled the golden age of telly when costume epics were 10-a-guinea.
Six bands will perform at the festival including Whalebone
Jackson, a Providence-based soul trio that delighted festival-goers last year.
Grimm's drawings from north of the Tyne show picnics on the Farne Islands, fisherfolk in Bamburgh, Bamburgh Castle before its rebuilding, views of Hexham, Alnwick and Lindisfarne, coal chaldrons at Wylam, a whalebone
stile at Howdon in North Shields, and Denton Hall and the Guildhall in Newcastle.
Naturally, they're a far cry from the stiff, whalebone
and string contraptions of the Victorian era.
Now regeneration partnership Morpeth Pride is about to appoint an architect to design and manage the Alleyways project which will take in Corporation Yard, Old Nag's Head Yard and Whalebone
Yard in the town centre.
And the woman who has set a new world speed record for unfurling a whalebone
corset admitted: "This is the most fun I've ever had as an actress."
Visceroptosis was a condition once suffered by women who wore whalebone
corsets, but now it's your feet, not your waist, that you need to watch.
POPULAR Shropshire trio Whalebone
launches a tour of the Midlands tonight offering a distinctive blend of acoustic folk and rock.
Old roach poles from the late 1800s now change hands for pounds 400 to pounds 500 - especially if they have whalebone
Set in Edwardian London, it's a fantasy where the kids get to fly around the world on a magic carpet - while Jean is trapped in a whalebone