What’s on in north Northumberland – week ending May 21

Ralph Fiennes in Man and Superman.
Ralph Fiennes in Man and Superman.

Theatre, films, live music, walks and other events taking place in Northumberland this week.

STAGE/THEATRE

Tonight and Thursday, May 21: National Theatre Live – Man and Superman. Live streaming. Tonight: Alnwick Playhouse. 7pm. Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785. Thursday, May 21: Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £16.75, £15.75 conc, child £8.75. Schools – student £5 & teacher free. 01289 330999.

Tonight: Michael English in concert with special guest Matt Leavy. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £18.50. 01289 330999.

Saturday, May 16: Miss Caledonia – House Theatre. Exploration of optimism and reality down on the farm. Cheviot Centre, Wooler. £8, conc £7. 7.30pm. 01668 282406.

Wednesday, May 20, to Saturday, May 23: Brassed Off – Alnwick Theatre Club. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £10, conc £9, child/student £6. For more details, call 01665 510785.

FILMS

Tomorrow: Film Night. Shilbottle Community Hall. Doors open 6.45pm for 7pm start. Look for notices at the hall for details of the film being shown. Free entrance. Donations to hall funds welcome.

Tomorrow: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (U). In Japanese with English subtitles. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75, babies free. £1 discount for Berwick Film Society members. 01289 330999.

Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17: Cinderella (U). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75, babies free. 01289 330999.

Saturday, May 16: Fast and Furious 7 (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, May 19: Berwick Film Society – Bright Days Ahead (15). Maltings, Berwick. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50. Berwick Film Society members free. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, May 19, and Wednesday, May 20: Still Alice (12a). Maltings, Berwick. Tuesday, 1pm. Wednesday, 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight and Thursday, May 21: Buskers’ Night. Black Swan, Alnwick. 9pm–midnight. Free.

Tomorrow and Saturday, May 16: Waterloo – The Best of Abba. Tribute act. Alnwick Playhouse. 8pm. Premier £19.50, standard £18.50. 01665 510785.

Sunday, May 17: Sir Thomas Allen and Caroline Dowdle. Recital of songs by English, German and American composers that remember and touch on the experience of the First World War. Alwinton Church. 3pm. Information/tickets, visit alwintonconcerts.org or call 01669 621044.

Monday, May 18: Northumberland Traditional Live Music Session. The Railway, Acklington. 8pm. Free. 01665 722835.

Wednesday, May 20: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Fleece, Alnwick. 8pm. Free.

EVENTS

Today: Andy Howey Birds Of Prey. Andy will be offering visitors the chance to learn about the birds and take some pictures with them too. Bamburgh Castle. 01668 214515.

Today to Sunday, May 17: House of Quilts. See wonderfully intricate designs from the textile art of quilting. At Belsay Hall. 11am–5pm. 0370 333 1181.

Today and Thursday, May 21: Gateway Drop-in. Free drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall. 9am–4pm.

Tonight: Public Observing. Kielder Observatory. 9pm. £20, conc £18. Information/booking, www.kielderobservatory.org

Saturday, May 16: Flodden Peace Centre – Talk and Guided Walk. Mike Fraser talks on the conscientious objector tribunals in Berwick during the Great War. 11am. This will be followed by a guided Flodden battlefield walk with Dr Chris Burgess at 1.30pm. Crookham Peace Centre. Contact email daveherbert@btinternet.com

Saturday, May 16: OPAL Re-launch. Learn about the environment and complete a range of surveys. The Alnwick Garden. Normal admission applies.

Saturday, May 16: Sing to the Musicals. Shilbottle Community Hall. Workshops 9.45am for 10am start. Two sessions practising songs in preparation for an informal afternoon concert at 3.30pm. £5, £2.50 children. Drinks and biscuits included. Bring a packed lunch. Informal concert is free. £1 for drinks and biscuit.

Saturday, May 16: Family History Drop-in Sessions. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 10am–1pm. Normal admission, plus donation requested. 01665 605847.

Saturday, May 16: Budding Artist – Jack and The Beanstalk. The Alnwick Garden. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Saturday, May 16: Longframlington Junior Show. Plant sale, classes for youngsters and dog show. Longframlington Memorial Hall. From 1.30pm. Entries accepted (free) 9am–10.30am. Admission £1 adults. 01665 570807.

Saturday, May 16: Ceilidh. Swarland Village Hall. 7.30pm. Licensed bar. All proceeds to Swarland & Newton on the Moor show. Advance tickets £4.50, £3 child. 01670 787078.

Saturday, May 16: Public Observing. Kielder Observatory. 8.30pm-11.30pm. £20, conc £18. Information/booking, www.kielderobservatory.org

Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17: Glass Mosaic Workshop. Whittingham Memorial Hall. 10am-4pm. £70 day ticket. Booking essential via the website www.theglassbarnstudio.co.uk

Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17: Brick Figure Masks. Lego-themed craft session. Woodhorn Museum. Noon–3pm. Donations welcome. 01670 624455.

Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17: Hands-on Weekend. 10am–5pm. Have a go at crochet, knitting, painting, fused glass, smartphone photography, printing or watch a demonstration. Gallery 45, Felton. Minimum cost or for free. 01670 783424.

Sunday, May 17: Cars in the Courtyard. Admire a selection of post-vintage and classic cars. At Wallington. 11am–4pm. Normal admission applies. 01670 773600.

Sunday, May 17: Budding Artist – Magical Doors. The Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Sunday, May 17: Norman Cornish and the Spennymoor Settlement Talk. Gillian Wales and Dr Robert McManners explore the influence and legacy of Spennymoor settlement on mining art. At Woodhorn Museum. 2pm. Booking essential. Call 01670 624455.

Sunday, May 17: Countryside Festival. A fun day for all the family including entry into the Zoological Gardens, a variety of stalls and land-based skills displays including horse-riding, tree-climbing, dog agility. Teaching staff will be available to offer careers advice. At Kirkley Hall. 10am to 4pm. Entry £3. Visit the website www.kirkleyhallzoo.co.uk

Sunday, May 17: Aurora Night. Kielder Observatory. 9pm–12am. £20, conc £18. Information/booking, www.kielderobservatory.org

Tuesday, May 19: Public Observing. Kielder Observatory. 9pm. £20, conc £18. Information/booking, www.kielderobservatory.org

Wednesday, May 20: Victorian Baking Days. Costumed volunteer cooks recreate authentic Victorian recipes in the kitchen at Cragside. Subject to volunteer availability. 1pm-5pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Wednesday, May 20: Tea Dance. The Alnwick Garden. 2pm–5pm. Afternoon tea served at 3.30pm. Tickets £10, bookable by calling 01665 511350.

Wednesday, May 20: Amble Community Clean-up Day. Equipment can be collected from Amble Town Council office at Dilston Terrace, Amble, from 10am–3pm, or meet in the Town Square in a group at 5pm. Those who take part will be entered into a prize draw for £15 of book tokens. For more information, call 01665 714695.

Wednesday, May 20: Aln & Breamish Local History Society. Kim Bibby-Wilson gives a talk on the Northumbrian language and its dialects. A short AGM before the talk. Whittingham Memorial Hall. 7.30pm. Non-members £3. 01665 574319.

Wednesday, May 20: Appalachian Clogging. Warkworth URC Church Hall, The Butts. 7.30pm–9pm. 01665 711635.

Wednesday, May 20: Swing Dance Lessons. Eglingham Village Hall. 8pm–9.30pm. £2. More details from the Facebook page entitled Village Of Swing

Thursday, May 21: Afternoon Bingo. Shilbottle Community Hall. 1.30pm. £1. £2.40 for six games.

Thursday, May 21: Public Observing. Kielder Observatory. 9pm–12am. £20, conc £18. Information/booking, www.kielderobservatory.org

WALKS

Saturday, May 16: Ranger walks. Ranger-led walk for a rugged hike to explore parts of Cragside that are off the beaten track. 1.30pm–3.30pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Sunday, May 17: St Cuthbert’s Cave from Holburn Grange. 11 miles. Starts Holburn Grange, 9.30am. £12.50. Information/booking, visit www.shepherdswalks.co.uk or call 01669 621044.

Sunday, May 17: Ratcheugh Observatory and Bluebell Walk. 10am–4pm. In aid of the NSPCC. Starts from Dunsheugh (NE66 3AD). 01665 577630.

Sunday, May 17: Alnwick Ramblers. Edlingham Woods­Moorhouse circular. Seven miles. Meet Framlingham Gate layby (NU118036). Starts 10.30am. Information/if weather inclement, 01665 575633.

Tuesday, May 19: Turning Water into Light. Join engineer Robin Wright on a three-mile walk to hear about William Armstrong and his lifelong passion for water power at the first place to be lit by hydroelectricity. Cragside. 1pm–3pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Tuesday, May 19, and Wednesday, May 20: Garden walks. Guided walk through the formal gardens at Cragside, passing beneath the bridge and climbing up the rock garden towards the house. Noon–1pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Wednesday, May 20: Woodland Guided Walk. Walk around the woodland at Wallington and discover some of its rich history and wildlife. 11.30am–1pm and 2pm–3.30pm. Normal admission applies. 01670 773606.