What’s on in north Northumberland - September 24 - October 1

Roger Waters, co-founder and primary songwriter of Pink Floyd, fuses the epic and the personal in Roger Waters The Wall.
Roger Waters, co-founder and primary songwriter of Pink Floyd, fuses the epic and the personal in Roger Waters The Wall.

See what’s on in north Northumberland for the next seven days. Covering theatre, films, live music, walks and other events taking place in Northumberland this week. If you have an entry email the address above.

Stage/Theatre

Tuesday

Northumberland Theatre Company presents A Wife or the Gallows. Etal Village Hall, 7pm. An evening of tale-telling misadventures with comic, swashbuckling and light-hearted traditional stories, linked by character, music and song in a Canterbury Tales-type storytelling format. Tickets on Sale at Etal Post Office.

Thursday, October 1

National Theatre Live presents Donmar Warehouse’s Coriolanus. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. William Shakespeare’s tragedy of political manipulation and revenge features an award-winning performance by Tom Hiddleston. Tickets: £16.75, £15.75 concessions, children £8.75. Schools: students £5, if there are at least 10, and teacher goes free.

Spoken Word

Wednesday

An audience with Zdenka Fantlova. The Maltings, Berwick, 1pm. Now 93, Zdenka Fantlova is one of the few living eye-witnesses to the horror of the Holocaust, which claimed the lives of her entire family. Zdenka’s book, The Tin Ring, is a unique account of how a 17-year-old girl survived the horrors of the Nazis’ Second World War concentration camps. Tickets: £5 for general public, free for schools.

Films

Tonight

Manglehorn. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. An eccentric locksmith, played by Al Pacino, tries to start his small-town life afresh after a life of loss and heartbreak. Film tickets: £7.80 or £7.50, concessions £7, child or students £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (12A).

Tomorrow

Absolutely Anything. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Visiting aliens offer one man the chance to do anything he wants as they watch to see if Earth is worthy of their friendship. Simon Pegg and Robin Williams star. Tickets: £7.80 or £7.50, concessions £7, child or students £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (12A).

Saturday

Fantastic Four. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. A new version of Marvel’s longest-running superhero team sees four youngsters transformed after they teleport to an alternate universe. Changed forever, the four must now learn to harness their new-found powers to save the world from a powerful foe. Tickets: £7.80 or £7.50, concessions £7, child or students £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (12A).

Saturday

Pixels. Seahouses Hub, 3pm. When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack Earth in the form of the video games. Tickets: £7, concessions £6.50, child £4, family of four £19. Certificate (12A).

Tuesday

Roger Waters: The Wall. The Maltings, Berwick, 8pm. An event movie that unfolds on many levels – as an immersive concert experience, as a road movie of Waters’ reckoning with the past, and as a stirring anti-war film about the human cost of conflict. Tickets: £16.75, £15.75 for concessions, £8.75 for children. Schools: Students £5 and teacher free.

Wednesday

45 Years. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. With just one week to go before their 45th anniversary, Kate’s party planning is thrown into disarray by the arrival of a letter for her husband. Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling star. Tickets: £7.80 or £7.50, concessions £7, child or students £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (15).

Wednesday

Gemma Bovery. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Martin Joubert, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert now settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only are the names of the new arrivals Gemma and Charles Bovery, but their behavior also seems to be inspired by Flaubert’s heroes. Gemma Arterton and Jason Flemyng star. Tickets: £7.75, £6.75 for concessions, children £4.75. Certificate (15).

Thursday, October 1

Vacation. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. In an attempt to recreate his own childhood vacations, Rusty Griswold, played by Ed Helms, takes his wife and sons on a road trip to a theme park, but things don’t quite go as he planned. Tickets: £7.80 or £7.50, concessions £7, child or students £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (15).

Live Music

Tonight

Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club: Billy Anderson Trio. Glendale Hall, Wooler, 7.30pm. Membership £8, members’ admission £5, non-members’ £6.50. 01668 216437. Musicians and listeners welcome.

Tonight

Rothbury Roots presents: Reg Meuross with Jess Vincent. The Queen’s Head, Rothbury. Doors open 7.30pm. Reg’s songs range in their subject matter from the romantic to the political. Jess has a new album out. Admission £10. Tickets available from the Queen’s Head on 01669 620470.

Tomorrow

Open mic night. The Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8.30pm.

Tomorrow

Thank Folk it’s Friday. Woodhorn Museum, Ashington. A free programme of folk music held in the Woodhorn Cafe on the final Friday of each month from 2pm. This week, the band playing are Beeswing. Free admission.

Thursday, October 1

Rothbury Accordion and fiddle club, Leonard Brown and Malcolm Ross. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury, 7.30pm. Members’ admission £3, non-members’ £5. Musicians and visitors welcome. 01668 281307.

First Saturday of each month

Dances: Monthly dances are now being held at St Michael and St Paul’s Church Hall on the first Saturday of each month. 01670 856070.

Sunday

Band music through the ages. Belsay Hall, 2pm. You can listen to a traditional band play outside on the lawn. Price: Free with normal admission (adults £8.30, child £5).

Monday

Northumberland traditional music session. Ship Inn, Low Newton. Contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835 for further details.

Events

Tonight

Chance to dance every Thursday at Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, Berwick. 7pm until 9.30pm, costing £2.50 per person. A wide variety of ballroom and Latin American dances are covered, with new ones being regularly taught. 01289 307953.

Today and every Thursday.

Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall. 10am-4pm. Drop in to meet friends over refreshments and maybe play cards, read newspapers, watch T V, use the internet or, in the afternoon, join a craft group.

Today until Sunday, September 27

Spirit of Twyne: Northumbrian artists working with textiles display works inspired by the region at Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Opening times and admission prices apply.

Today until Sunday, September 27

Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival. An international celebration of the art of film. The inaugural festival took place in September 2005, and the event is now in its 11th year. For further details, go to www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com

Today until Saturday, October 3

New exhibition at Gallery 45, Felton: Featuring work by local photographers Lee Kershaw, Anita Nicholson, Andrew Gray, Calum Gladstone and Christophe Chevaugeon. Coffee and cake preview on Saturday from 11am to 1pm. 45 Main Street, Felton. http://www.feltongallery45.co.uk

Tomorrow

Coffee morning. Macmillan Cancer Support fundraiser at the Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 10am-noon.

Tomorrow

Coffee morning: Gallery 45, 45 Main Street, Felton. Macmillan Cancer Support fundraiser from 10.30am onwards, 01670 783424 www.feltongallery45.co.uk

Saturday

Lesbury Remembers 1914-1918. Lesbury Village Hall, 10am-4pm. A day of events to commemorate all those from Lesbury and surrounding areas who served in the First World War.

Saturday

Upper Redesdale Show. Rochester showground, 9am-5pm. A traditional agricultural show and a great family day out featuring displays of sheep, cattle, dogs, produce, baking and crafts.

Saturday

Anniversary event at Shilbottle Community Hall. Noon onwards. A celebration of the first five years of the community hall. All the usual stalls will be there, plus soup for lunch.

Saturday

Wedding fair at Chillingham Castle. Free admission. Noon-4pm. Complimentary drinks and canapés. 01668 215359 or email enquiries@chillingham-castle.com.

Saturday

Aston Martin Owners’ Club autumn concours 2015. Alnwick Castle. 10am-4pm. Free admission. More than 130 Aston Martins from throughout the ages will be on display within the castle grounds.

Saturday

Crafts session. Bailiffgate Museum in Alnwick continues its autumn programme of crafts with rag-ruggers Margaret Kenny and Jane Jackson. £35. Book online at www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk or call 01665 605847.

Saturday

Car boot sale. Organised by Alnwick Lions Club, in aid of local charities. Homebase car park, Alnwick. 9am-noon. £10 per car boot. 0845 8335931.

Sunday

Gallery 45, Felton. Guest speaker John Moreels presents photographic memories of the North, plus etchings and engravings. Emtry free. 7pm. 01670 783424. www.feltongallery45.co.uk

Tuesday

Berwick Camera Club. East Ord Village Hall, 7.30pm. Antonio Olmos, a photojournalist who has covered stories dealing with conflict, human rights and politics, will be the guest. Non-members £3. 01289 309509.

Walks

Sunday

Free walk on the coast at Howick with geologist Ian Kille. 2pm. Walk will last about one hour, followed by tea and biscuits and a presentation by Dr Kille in Howick Village Hall. Meet at the car park just by Howick Seahouses farm.

Attractions

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick: 0300 030 3311. For opening times and further details, visit www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle: 01665 511100. Daily, 10am to 5.30pm, last entry 4.15pm. State rooms, 10.30am to 4.30pm, last entry 4pm. Entry at the gate: £14.75 / £12 concessions, child (five to 16 years) £7.60, child (0 to four years) free, family £39.

Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Daily 10am to 6pm. Entry at the gate: £12.10, £10.45 concessions, child (five to 16 years) £4.40, child (0 to four years) free, family £29.70.

Armstrong Household and Farming Museum: Off the A1 at North Charlton: 01665 579443. Open Fridays, 10am to 5pm. £4.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Open Tuesdays to Sundays 10am to 4pm, but closed Mondays. £4, £3 concessions, child £1, under-fives free.

Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. Daily 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm. £10.50, child £5, senior £10, family £25.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station: 01665 604888. Daily, 9am to 7pm.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Daily, 10am to 6pm. £9.20, £8.30 concessions, child £5.50, family £23.90.

Berwick Barracks: 01289 304493. Open Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Admission £4.80, £4.30 for concessions, children £2.90, families £12.50.

Chillingham Castle: 01668 215359. Open Sunday to Friday, noon to 5pm, last entry 4.30pm. Closed Saturday. £9.50, £8.50 concessions, child (five to 15 years) £5.50, under-fives free, family £23.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01668 215250. Monday to Friday: Tours 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Sundays: Tours 10am, 11am, noon. Closed Saturday. £8, £6 concessions, child £3, family £16.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate: House: Today, tomorrow and Tuesday to Thursday, 1pm to 5pm, Saturday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm. Garden/woodland: Today to Sunday and Tuesday to Thursday, 10am to 7pm. Cragside closed Monday. Gift aid admission – gardens/woodland: £10.70, child £5.40, family £25.50. Whole property: £16.50, child £8.30, family £41.

Dunstanburgh Castle: 01665 576231. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £4.90, £4.40 concessions, child £2.90, family £12.70.

Edlingham Castle: 0870 333 1181. Open during daylight hours. Free admission.

Etal Castle: 01890 820332. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £4.80, £4.30 concessions, child £2.90, family £12.50.

Heatherslaw Cornmill: 01890 820488. Daily, 10am to 5pm. £3.80, £3.20 concessions, Family £10, under-fives free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway: 01890 820244. Daily 10am to 4pm, first train 11am. Return journey prices: £6.50, seniors £6, children £4.50, under-fives £2.50, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre: 01890 820338. Daily, 10am to 5pm.

Howick Hall Gardens: 01665 577285. Daily, 10.30am to 6pm, last entry 5pm. Gift aid entry: £7.70, over-60s £6.60, Children free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 01890 820338. Daily 11am to 5pm. £3, £2.70 concessions, family £8, under-fives free.

Lindisfarne Castle: 01289 389244. Call for opening times. Gift aid admission: £7.80, Child £3.90, Family £19.40.

Lindisfarne Centre: 01289 389004. Call for opening times. £4, £3.50 concessions, child £2, family £10, under-fives free.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Gift aid: £6.20, £5.60 concessions, child £3.70, family £16.10.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road: 01665 570382. Autumn season at the gardens and arboretum. For details, including opening times, go to www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

Preston Tower, Chathill: 01665 589227. Open 10am to 6pm, or dusk, whichever is earlier. £2, child 50p, concessions or groups £1.50.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh: 01668 214910. 10am to 5pm, last admission 4.15pm. Free.

Wallington: 01670 773600. Stately home, near Cambo: Today to Monday and Wednesday to Thursday, noon to 5pm. Closed Tuesday. Walled garden: Daily, 10am to 7pm. Garden and estate: Daily, 10am to dusk. Gift aid entry: £12.60, Child £6.30, Family £31.50.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Castle: Daily, 10am to 6pm. Gift aid entry: £6, £5.40 concessions, child £3.60, family £15.60. Hermitage: Open on Sunday and Monday only, 11am to 4pm. £4, £3.60 concessions, child £2.40, family £10.40.

Woodhorn Museum and Archives: 01670 624455, Museum, Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Northumberland archives, Wednesday to Saturday 10am-4pm.