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Classic FM was broadcast directly from The Sage in Gateshead as part of the station's ongoing 20th birthday celebrations. Beginning with Tim Lihoreau's breakfast show at 6am and ending with Jane Jones' Full Works Concert at 10pm, all programmes were being broadcast live from the second floor bar of the venue. Have a look around with our photo gallery!
Tim and Jamie climbed up some very steep ladders onto the roof of The Sage Gateshead. It was quite scary but it was definitely worth it for this unusual and special experience.
Tim was slightly worried about being on the roof, and the wind didn't help!
One of the best views in Gateshead! Jamie and Tim in front of the Tyne Bridge.
Jamie recreates one of the North East's most iconic landmarks
...and Tim decides to join in! Our very own Angels of the North.
Jamie braves a very windy trip on the roof.
Open your eyes Tim, you're missing the wonderful view! Jamie's mustered a smile for the occasion.
Tim and Jamie's harnesses were safely strapped to the roof. Did you know that if the roof were laid flat, its 12,000 square metre area would be big enough to accommodate two football pitches!
Walking and talking on the incredible roof of The Sage Gateshead.
A very brave Jamie records a link for one of our videos from the middle of The Sage Gateshead roof.
Nick enjoying the broadcast from The Sage Gateshead.
Nick broadcasts live from the second floor bar of the The Sage Gateshead.
Jamie took us on a tour of The Sage Gateshead and some of the surrounding landmarks.
Jamie took a walk over the pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge before we had to evacuate to let a boat through!
One of Newcastle's most popular icons and a modern architectural masterpiece.
A stunning view of The Sage Gateshead and The Tyne Bridge from Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
We were lucky to see the Millennium Bridge 'wink'. Designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects when the bridge opens, it is often referred to as the Winking Eye Bridge due to its shape and tilting method.
Jamie describes how the Gateshead Millennium Bridge operates for our Classic FM video.
Designed by Lord Foster on a landmark waterfront site, the spectacular curved steel roof, which weighs in at 750 tonnes, is made from 3,000 stainless steel panels and 250 glass panels.
The Sage Gateshead is a new landmark on Tyneside, forming the heart of an exciting project to regenerate the area’s river frontage and is adjacent to the Stirling Prize-winning Gateshead Millennium Bridge and the Tyne Bridge.
Nick Bailey, Jane Jones and Jamie Crick in the The Sage Gateshead foyer.
Jamie Crick had a busy couple of days at The Sage Gateshead. Alongside presenting his show he took us on a tour of Gateshead and interviewed some key figures at The Sage Gateshead and the Northern Sinfonia.
John caught the last of the sunshine as he started Classic FM Drive. From level 2 of The Sage Gateshead he could see the traffic crossing the Tyne Bridge
John Brunning talks to Anthony Sargent, General Director of The Sage Gateshead.
John, Jane and Anthony Sargent from The Sage Gateshead share a moment together on the level 2 balcony.
The Classic FM 20th Birthday photo with all of Classic FM's presenters is projected on the wall of the Northern Rock Foundation Hall in The Sage Gateshead. Doesn't it look lovely!
Jane moves into the presenters chair for the Full Works Concert.
The Full Works Concert features the previous night's (Sunday 16th) concert from The Sage Gateshead which showcased a program of light music from the Northern Sinfonia, Classic FM's Orchestra in the North East, under the baton of John Wilson and leader Kyra Humphreys.