What’s on in north Northumberland – week ending May 1

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STAGE/THEATRE

Today and Tomorrow

Alnwick Theatre Club presents Neighbourhood Watch. 14yrs+. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £10, conc £9, child/student £6. 01665 510785.

Today and Tomorrow

La Mouche. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £14, £12.50 conc, child £7. 01289 330999.

Saturday, April 26

MET Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte. Live broadcast. Alnwick Playhouse. 5.55pm. Premier £21, standard £20, conc £19, child/student £10, Friends £18. 01665 510785.

Saturday, April 26

Laurence Clark: Inspired. Age 14+. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £13, £11.50 conc, child £7. 01289 330999.

Monday, April 28

Royal Ballet – The Winter’s Tale. Live broadcast. Maltings, Berwick. 7.15pm. £16, £15 conc, child £8. 01289 330999.

Thursday, May 1

National Theatre - King Lear (12a). Live streaming. Alnwick Playhouse, 7pm, Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10, 01665 510785. Maltings, Berwick, 7pm, £16, £15 conc, child £8. 01289 330999.

FILMS

Today

The Grand Budapest Hotel (15). Seahouses Hub. 2pm. £6, £5.50 conc, £4 child, £18 family. 01665 721868.

Tomorrow

Dallas Buyers Club (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4. 01289 330999.

Saturday, April 26

Mr Peabody and Sherman (U). Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, April 29

The Book Thief (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, April 29

Berwick Film Society - Barbara (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, BFS Passholders free. 01289 330999.

Sunday, April 27

Escape From Planet Earth (U). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4, U2s free. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, April 30

The Railway Man (15). Maltings, Berwick. 1pm and 7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4. 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight

Living The Tradition. Musicians Andrew and Margaret Watchorn present a concert of traditional music from Northumberland and beyond. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Adults £7.50, U12s free. Call 01665 605847.

Tonight

Rothbury Roots. Joe Topping and Scott Poley. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. Doors, 7.30pm, music, 8pm. Admission £10. For tickets, contact 01669 620470.

Tomorrow

Open Mic Night. Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8pm. Free.

Saturday, April 26

The Folk Garden. Outdoor acoustic music. The Alnwick Garden. Free, normal admission applies. Call 01665 511350.

Saturday, April 26

The Northumbrian Ranters in concert with the Vermont Fiddlers. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £7, £5 conc. 01289 330999.

Monday, April 28

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Ship Inn, Low Newton. 8pm. Free.

Wednesday, April 30

The Old Dance School. Folk music. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £12.50, standard £11.50, child/student £10.

EVENTS

Tonight

Cragside Volunteer Recruitment Evening. Cragside. 6.30pm-8pm. Call 01669 622002.

Tonight

Vikings, Life and Legend (12a). Live broadcast from London of a major Vikings exhibition at the British Museum. At the Maltings, Berwick. 6.45pm. £10, £9 conc, child £6. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow

Talking Objects. Guided walk to unlock the potential of three interesting objects and hear their stories. Cragside. 11am-12.30pm. £5. Booking essential, 0844 2491895.

Tomorrow

St George’s Night. The Alnwick Arms pub celebrates the Land of Hope and Glory. Disco, prizes for fancy dress. From 8pm. Call 07507 791631.

Tomorrow, to Sunday, April 27

Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering. Concerts, sing-arounds, barn dance, storytelling, theatre and street performances.

Tomorrow, to Sun, April 27

Morpeth Castle. The Landmark Trust opens Morpeth Castle to the public, including a performance from a living history group on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. Free. Call 01628 825925.

Saturday, April 26

4x4 Safari. Drive a variety of tracks through the heart of the forest. Kielder. 8.30am-4pm. £55 per vehicle. Booking essential at www.gton.co.uk

Saturday, April 26

Spring Fair. Shilbottle Community Hall. 10am. £1, children 50p, includes drink/biscuit. For a stall, £5, call 01665 575196.

Saturday, April 26

Deer Safari. Kielder Castle Forest Park Centre. 7pm-9pm. £10. Call 01434 220242.

Sat, April 26, and Sun, April 27

Silk Painting and Blossom Making. The Alnwick Garden. Eight sessions, between 10.30am and 3.40pm. Free, normal admission applies. Call 01665 511350.

Sat, April 26, and Sun, April 27

Medieval Monsters. Celebrate St George’s Day with mounted clashes and a pageant. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 11am to 5pm. Normal admission applies. Call 0870 3331183.

Sunday, April 27

Vintage Cars. Members of the North East Morris Minor Club bring their vehicles to Aln Valley Railway’s Lionheart station site, Alnwick. Site open 10am-4pm, with the vintage vehicles expected to arrive at lunchtime. There will also be a 1948-built Leyland Tiger coach, with rides for donations.

Monday, April 28

Alnwick Playhouse Community Choir. Start of new term, which runs until July 14. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Subscription, £25, £20 conc. 01665 510785.

Monday, April 28

Western Front Association. Dr Dan Jackson gives a talk about The Martial Traditions of North East England. Alnmouth Ex-Servicemen’s Club. 7.15 for 7.30pm.

Tuesday, April 29

At Home With The Trevelyans. Wallington. 2pm-4pm. £15, including afternoon tea, normal admission applies. Booking recommended. Call 01670 773600.

Tuesday, April 29

Barn Dance. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 7.30pm.

Wednesday, April 30

Untold Stories. Walk looking at Cragside House and the Armstrong family. Cragside. 11am-noon. £5. Booking essential. Call 0844 2491895.

Wednesday, April 30

Conservation Cleaning. Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they handle and clean items from Cragside’s collection. Cragside. 1pm-4pm, subject to volunteer availability. Free, normal admission applies. Contact 0844 2491895.

Wednesday, April 30

Victorian Baking Days. Volunteer cooks recreate authentic Victorian recipes in the kitchen. Cragside. 1pm-4pm, subject to volunteer availability. Free, normal admission applies. Contact 0844 2491895.

Wednesday, April 30

North East Creative Timebank - Introductory Workshop. Maltings, Berwick. 5.30pm-7pm. Free, but booking essential by Monday. Visit berwickvisualarts.co.uk

Wednesday, April 30

Alnwick Wildlife Group. Paul Hewitt talks on Wallington. Free refreshments and time to chat. St Michaels’ Church Hall, Canongate, Alnwick. 7.30pm.

Thursday, May 1

Poetry Evening. Jeff Price appears along with local poets. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Doors 7pm. £3, inc glass of wine. 01665 605847.

WALKS

Tuesday, April 29

Nordic Walking for Beginners. Join Shepherds Walks for an introduction to Nordic walking. Rothbury. 10am. £4. Call 01669 621044.

ATTRACTIONS

Aln Valley Railway

0300 0303311. Lionheart Station, Alnwick. Open today and Sunday, 10am-4pm.

Alnwick Castle

01665 511350. Daily 10am-5.30pm, last entry 4.15pm. State rooms open 11am-5pm, last entry 4.30pm. At the gate admission - £14.50, conc £12, child £7.50, 0-4yrs free, family £38.

Alnwick Garden

01665 511350. Open Mondays to Saturdays, 10am-7pm, and Sundays 10am-5pm. Includes 10 per cent donation - £13.75, conc £11.90, child £4.40, 0-4yrs free, family £33.

Armstrong Household & Farming Museum, North Charlton Farm, Chathill

01665 579443. Open Fridays, 10am–5pm. £4 for charity.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick

01665 605847. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am-4pm, and Bank Holidays. Closed Mondays. £4, conc £3, children £1, U5s free.

Bamburgh Castle

01668 214515. Daily, 10am-5pm, last admission 4pm. State rooms open 11am. £9.95, child £4.50, senior £9, family £25, U5s free.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station

01665 604888. Daily, 9am-7pm.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

01661 881636. Daily, 10am-6pm. £8, child £4.80, conc £7.20, family £20.80.

Berwick Barracks

01289 304493. Open Mondays-Fridays, 10am-6pm. Closed Saturdays and Sundays. £4.20, child £2.50, conc £3.80.

Chillingham Castle

01668 215359. Daily, noon-5pm, last entry 4.30pm, but closed Saturdays. £9, £8 conc, child £5, U5s free, family £22.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park

01668 215250. Open Mondays to Fridays, with tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Open Sunday, with tours at 10am, 11am and noon. The park is closed on Saturdays.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estates

01669 620333. House open today and tomorrow, and Tues–Thurs, 1pm-5pm, and Sat–Sun, 11am-5pm. Gardens/woodland open Tues–Sun, 10am-7pm. Cragside closed Mondays. Gift Aid - whole property: £15.85, child £7.90, family £39.45. Gardens and woodland only: £10.20, child £5.20, family £24.65.

Dunstanburgh Castle

01665 576231. Daily 10am-6pm. £4.30, child £2.60, conc £3.90.

Edlingham Castle

0870 333 1181. Open during daylight hours. Free admission.

Etal Castle

01890 820332. Open daily, 10am-6pm. £4.10, child £2.50, conc £3.70, family £10.70.

Heatherslaw Cornmill

01890 820488. Open daily 11am-3pm. Last admission 2.15pm. £3.75, conc £2.75, family £10, child free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway

01890 820244. Open daily. Hourly trains 11am-3pm. £6.50, conc £6, child £4.50, U5s £2.50, infant/dog free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre

01890 820338. Daily, 11am-3pm. Free.

Howick Hall Gardens

01665 577285. Daily 10.30am–6pm, last entry 5pm. Gift Aid admission, £7.70, Over 60s £6.60, child free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford

07790 457580. Daily, 11am-3pm. £3, conc £2.50, family £8, child free.

Lindisfarne Castle

01289 389244. Call for opening times. See crossing times on p2. Gift Aid admission, £7.40, child £3.70, family £18.50.

Lindisfarne Centre

01289 389004. Call for opening times. Check crossing times on page two. £4, child £2, conc £3.50, family £10, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Priory

01289 389200. Daily, 10am-6pm. £5.40, child £3.20, conc £4.90.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington

01665 570382. Daily, 8.30am-5pm. Gardens admission is £4.25, accompanied U16s free. Nursery/cafe admission, free.

Preston Tower, Chathill

01665 589227. Open 10am-6pm, or dusk, whichever is earlier. £2, child 50p, conc/groups £1.50.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh

01668 214910. Open Tuesdays–Sundays, 10am-4pm, and Bank Holidays. Last admission 3.30pm. Closed Mondays. Free.

Wallington Hall & Gardens

01670 773600. House open Wednesdays-Mondays, noon–5pm, and Tuesdays, by tour, 2pm–4pm. Walled garden open daily, 10am–7pm. Gardens/estate/woodland open daily, 10am–dusk. Shops and cafe open daily 10.30am-5.30pm. Gift Aid admission, £12.20, child £6.10, family £30.50.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

01665 711423. Castle open daily, 10am-6pm. £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70, family £13.50. Hermitage open Sundays and Mondays, 11am-4pm. Closed Tuesdays-Saturdays. £3.50, child £2.10, conc £3.20.