Countryfile’s John Craven will be one of the keynote speakers at next month’s Digital Cities event in Gateshead.

He’ll be joined by production staff from BBC One’s most successful show. Also speaking will be former Viz editor, Alex Collier

Organised by BBC Academy, Creative Skillset, Northern Film & Media, RTS North East & the Border Centre and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, the event includes workshops, masterclasses and digital surgeries.

Aimed at those from 13-25, it’s intended to help young people look at creative careers, as well as finding out how to get digital content commissioned, produced and distributed.

It takes place from 4th-5th April at the Baltic.