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Sage Gateshead boss Anthony Sargent stepping down

25 April 2014 Last updated at 20:23 BST

It is one of the most recognisable buildings in the North East of England.

The Sage Gateshead opened in 2004 and has become home to a range of musical activities, concerts and educational programmes.

But the man who saw the Sage through from drawing board to centre of excellence has announced he is stepping down.

The venue's general director Anthony Sargent will leave next April.