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2008-07-19 18:00:22

SUMMER finally arrives this weekend and, for the next 10 days at least, it'll be a scorcher. Last night's lighting up of Bambuco - the temporary bamboo bridge across the Tyne - marked the launch of the SummerTyne festival, which lines up sizzling music and family events at The Sage Gateshead until July 27. From noon today until 4pm, the outdoor Performance Stage hosts the Steel Pandango, a slice of the Caribbean on Tyneside and a chance to show off local steel pan talent. It's...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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