Panto pleaser; Three bears read to children.
A CLASSIC children's tale was brought to life thanks to a visit from some furry panto stars.
Children flocked to Seven Stories in Byker to meet characters from the Customs House Christmas pantomime, Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
The bears were joined by Goldilocks and Colin the Ringmaster, who helped them read the bears' version of the classic tale to the youngsters.
The bears had already visited South Shields, Jarrow, Hebburn and Durham last month and Byker was the last place on their storytelling tour.
Paul Black, events officer at Seven Stories, said the bears made great storytellers.
He said: "Seven Stories is all about bringing children's books to life, so it was brilliant to have the bears as a special festive treat at our Enchanted Christmas launch event.
David Ducasse, who will star as Colin the Ringmaster in the forthcoming pantomime in South Shields, said everyone enjoyed the reading session.
He said: "This was our last place to visit and it was a fantastic way to finish as both the bears and the children seemed to have a great time."
DAY OF FUN: Goldilocks and the three bears get ready for story time. Middle: Drew, eight, and sister Josephine Tiplady, 15, from Ponteland with baby bear. Right: Tamika Dempster, four, and sister Paris Dempster, 11, from Forest Hall with mummy bear; FRIENDS: Jessica Seager, four, and Charlotte Seage, seven, with Goldilocks and a bear PICTURES: ANDY COMMINS www.icnewcastle.co.uk/buyaphoto