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Pitman’s holiday tale was superb

September in the Rain at Warkworth and Lesbury Village Halls by Warkworth Drama Group.

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A common pipistrelle. Picture by Tom Marshall.

Spooky half-term at nature reserve

Anybody seeking some hocus pocus this Hallowe’en season should head to one of Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves.

The European Music Show team in Palermo in Sicily.

European performance by youngsters in Alnwick

European visitors will be joining their Northumbrian friends in Alnwick this week.

cofArt installation at Kielder Water and Forest Park

Fun and intrigue in park’s ‘brave’ new art installations

A series of eight inspiring art installations has been unveiled at Kielder Water and Forest Park.

Northumberland Camera Club, Picture by Julia Ewart

Northumberland Camera Club

We’ve had a black and white fest in the Northumberland Camera Club.

PIANIST: Piano Week co-artistic director: Martin Roscoe (S)

Musicians show fine rapport

Moray Welsh and Martin Roscoe at Alnwick Playhouse, with Alnwick Music Society.

Emma Clifford (Tanya), Helen Hobson (Donna Sheridan) and Gillian Hardie (Rosie) in Mamma Mia! UK Tour 2017. Photo by Brinkhoff M+genburg.

REVIEW: Mamma Mia! Sunderland Empire, until November 11

It has taken me a while to pluck up the courage to venture into a theatre to see Mamma Mia!, the hugely successful jukebox musical inspired by the songs of ABBA.
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A scene from Grease. Picture by Paul Coltas.

REVIEW: Grease, Newcastle Theatre Royal, until Saturday, October 21

Grease was the word on everyone's lips as they emerged from the Theatre Royal Newcastle after the opening night of the popular feelgood musical yesterday.
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Ross Willson will perofrm as Blue Rose Code at St Cuthbert's House

Blue Rose Code back for another concert

Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, who is currently enjoying media attention in anticipation of his upcoming album release, is set to play a house-concert in Seahouses.

Rebecca and Ellie Allan with their cricket medals.

Sweet success in sport and music

Northumberland musician Derek Allan, of We Steal Flyers, continues his weekly diary.

Not about Heroes will be on stage at Alnwick Playhouse

Powerful drama of war and friendship

A Fringe First winning play about the unique friendship between celebrated World War I poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon will be coming to Alnwick Playhouse this month.

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This lion is named Red, one of three males of the Lemek pride, living in the Lemek conservancy in the Masai Mara. � Alan Hewitt (

Northumberland Camera Club

Most photographers, as well as having an enthusiasm for creating art, show an equal concern for the environment. Northumberland-based photographer Alan Hewitt is no exception.

Nicola Stevenson's Exhibition at Alnwick Playhouse.

Work is inspired by beautiful surroundings and our coastline

A new exhibition of work is being showcased in the Bondgate Gallery at Alnwick Playhouse.

The recently-opened Penn Gallery in Alnwick.

Gallery owner finally has his own space

A new gallery opened last month in Alnwick and the first exhibition is by its owner – figurative painter Gavin Penn.

Ria Jones as Norma Desmond

THEATRE REVIEW: Sunset Boulevard, Theatre Royal Newcastle, until Saturday, October 14

The role of Norma Desmond, the faded silent-movie star desperate to cling onto the glories of the past, is one of the most iconic in modern musical theatre.
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Northumberland Music Festival

Festival returns for seventh year with tour across hotels

The annual Northumbrian Music Festival on Tour, taking place at Doxford Hall and Eshott Hall, returns for the seventh time in a programme that will last from January to April.

Nathan May, Daniel Evans and Dawn Hall.

Pub group backs RNLI’s fishy fund-raiser

North-east pub operators The Inn Collection Group are going hook, line and sinker to support an annual RNLI fund-raising campaign.

The Vamps

Vamps set to play in North East next year

The Vamps today announce a UK arena tour in spring 2018, and they are coming to the North East.

Shaun, Ellie and Derek enjoyed a long walk at Kielder as preparations begin for their coast to coast challenge.

Planning starts early for walk

Musician Derek Allan, of We Steal Flyers, continues his weekly diary.

Cannelloni di mare at Caffe Tirreno, Alnwick.

MEAL REVIEW: Caffe Tirreno, Bondgate Without, Alnwick

Cards on the table – Caffe Tirreno is our guilty pleasure.

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