What’s on in north Northumberland – week ending May 28

Brassed off at the Alnwick Playhouse.
Brassed off at the Alnwick Playhouse.

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

STAGE/THEATRE

Tonight: National Theatre – Man and Superman. Starring Ralph Fiennes. Encore broadcast. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £16.75, £15.75 conc, child £8.75. Schools: Student £5 & teacher free (min. 10 students). 01289 330999.

Tonight to Saturday, May 23: Brassed Off – Alnwick Theatre Club. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £10, conc £9, child/student £6. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow: The Actor’s Apology by John Cargill Thompson. Adapted by Dean Taylor. A new comedy by Dean Taylor Professional Theatre Productions. 12yrs+. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £14. 01289 330999.

Saturday, May 23: Berwick Broadcasting Corporation presents Uproar. Hilarious vintage radio plays and satirical sketches performed live in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast. 14yrs+. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £5. 01289 330999.

Wed, May 27, and Thurs, May 28: Listen with Alexei. Alexei Sayle gives a preview of the second volume of his memoirs, plus his first volume. Wednesday: Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Stalls £13 (£11.50 concs), circle £16, box seat £19. 01289 330999. Thursday: Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £13. 01665 510785.

FILMS

Tomorrow: ICON(27) film series - Cobain - Montage of Heck (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

Saturday, May 23: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya - English version (U). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75, babies free. 01289 330999.

Saturday, May 23: The Duff (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, May 26: Home (U). Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, May 26: The Sound of Music (U). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, May 26: Far from the Madding Crowd (12a). Seahouses Hub. 6pm. £7, conc £6.50, child £4, family £19. 01665 721868.

Tuesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 28: Avengers – Age of Ultron (12a). Seahouses Hub: Tuesday, 2pm. £7, conc £6.50, child £4, family £19. 01665 721868. Alnwick Playhouse: Tuesday, 7.30pm. May 28, 2pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785.

Wednesday, May 27: Film Afternoon. Shilbottle Community Hall. 1.45pm for 2pm start. See hall for details of the film. Refreshments available. Donations welcome.

Thursday, May 28: The SpongeBob Movie - Sponge Out of Water (U). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75, babies free. 01289 330999.

Thursday, May 28: The Last Five Years (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75, babies free. 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight and Thursday, May 28: Buskers’ Night. Black Swan, Alnwick. 9pm–midnight. Free. Musicians/listeners welcome.

Tomorrow to Sunday, May 24: Reivers Rock and Blues Festival. Fantastic line-up of top name bands and artists from all corners of the UK and beyond. Clennell Hall Country House, Alwinton. Visit clennellhallcountryhouse.com

Saturday, May 23: King For A Day. Classic rock from past to present. Farriers Arms, Shilbottle. 9pm. Free. 07525 342523.

Sunday, May 24: Darren Lewis. Swing singer. Railway Inn, Acklington. 7pm.

Monday, May 25: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Ship Inn, Low Newton. 8pm. Free. 01665 722835.

Wednesday, May 27: The Cavern Beatles. Tribute act. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £18.50, standard £17.50. 01665 510785.

Thursday, May 28: Rothbury Roots. Clive Gregson, with support from Tom O’Donnell. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm. £10. To book, 01669 620470.

Thursday, May 28: Larry Miller. Blues/rock guitarist. 14yrs+. Maltings, Berwick. 9pm. £12.50, £10 conc, child £7. On the door: £14, £11.50, child £8.50. 01289 330999.

EVENTS

Today: Afternoon Bingo. Shilbottle Community Hall. 1.30pm. £2.40 for six games.

Today and Thursday, May 28: Gateway Drop-in. Free drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall. 9am–4pm.

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

Tomorrow: Late Night Deep Sky Observing. Kielder Observatory. £20, conc £18. 11.55pm-2.55am. Information/booking, visit www.kielderobservatory.org

Saturday, May 23: Coffee Morning and Book Exchange. Shilbottle Community Hall. 10am–noon.

Saturday, May 23: Workshop. Malcolm Coils – watercolours. Coquetdale Art Centre, Rothbury. 10am–4pm. To book, 01669 621557.

Saturday, May 23: Launch of the Musical Box in the Labyrinth. New interactive play and art installation. Cragside. 10am–5pm. 01669 620333.

Sat, May 23, and Sun, May 24: Talent on Parade and Party on the Parade. Fund-raising events in Berwick. See visitberwick.com

Sat, May 23, to Mon, May 25: Rosa Mundi Encampment. Step back in time as Rosa Mundi brings the medieval world to life. Alnwick Castle. Normal admission applies. 01665 511100.

Saturday, May 23, to Mon, May 25: Jesting with Zooted. Alnwick Castle. Appearances at intervals. Normal admission applies. 01665 511100.

Saturday, May 23, to Tuesday, May 26: Mini Raiders and Invaders. Learn the skills of a Viking warrior. Lindisfarne Priory. 11am–5pm (times may vary due to tide). English Heritage members £1, adult £5.60, child 5-15 £4.30, concession £5, family £14.50. Visit english-heritage.org.uk

Saturday, May 23, to Thursday, May 28: Belsay Boot Camp. Experience what life was like for soldiers on the front line. At Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 11am-5pm. Normal admission applies. 01661 881636.

Saturday, May 23, to Thursday, May 28: Brick Figure Masks. Lego-themed craft session. Woodhorn Museum. Noon–3pm. Donations welcome. 01670 624455.

Sunday, May 24: Car Boot Sale. Beadnell. 9am. To book a pitch, call 07550 014085. In aid of village projects.

Sunday, May 24: Druridge Bay 10k. In aid of the Amble RNLI Shannon Appeal. Postal entry on the day, £18. 10.30am. Arrive at the start no later than 10.20am.

Sunday, May 24: Bamburgh Fair. Stalls, crafts, brass band and refreshments. In aid of church restoration funds and Christmas lights. At Bamburgh Hall Farm. 10.30am to 4pm. Adults £1, children free. Contact 01668 214430.

Sun, May 24, and Mon, May 25: Viking Invasion. The Northumbria Herred of the Vikings show us what life was like. At Bamburgh Castle. Normal admission applies. 01668 214208.

Sun, May 24, and Mon, May 25: Rusty Bodkins – Medieval Archer. At Heatherslaw Corn Mill. 01890 820338.

Monday, May 25: Street Fair. Rothbury. 10.30am–4pm.

Monday, May 25: Bubble Trains. Free bubbles to all children travelling on Heatherslaw Light Railway. 01890 820244.

Monday, May 25: Northumberland County Show. Visit northcountyshow.co.uk

Monday, May 25: Food and Craft Fair. Etal Village Hall. 11am–3pm. Free admission, free parking.

Monday, May 25, to Thursday, May 28: 40 Days of Fun.Heatherslaw Mill. Visit ford-and-etal.co.uk

Monday, May 25, to Thursday, May 28: Amble Puffin Festival. Festival celebrating all things puffin. Visit amblepuffinfest.co.uk for more details.

Monday, May 25, to Thursday, May 28: Half Term – Space Kids. Kielder Observatory. 2pm–4pm. £16, conc £14. Information/booking, www.kielderobservatory.org

Tuesday, May 26: Birthday Party. Celebrate Kirkley Hall Zoo’s fourth birthday with face-painters, games and treasure hunts. 10am–4pm. Visit www.kirkleyhallzoo.co.uk

Tuesday, May 26, to Thursday, May 28: 50 Things Fun. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington|Wallington|Click here for the website}. Noon–3pm. Normal admission, but charge for some activities. 01670 773600.

Wednesday, May 27: Strawberry Cream Teas and Games. Kids’ sports activities, stalls, treasure hunt and more. 1.30pm–4pm in the grounds of Hallgarth The Haven, Beadnell. £2.50, including tea/scone, children £1 including juice and biscuit.

Wednesday, May 27: Osprey and wildlife Motor-boat Cruise. Calvert Trust, Kielder. £22. 5.30pm–7.30pm. To book, 01434 250232.

Wednesday, May 27: Alnwick Wildlife Group. Talk by Dr Gordon Beakes entitled Fungi, the Deadly and Delightful. St Michael’s Church Hall, Bailiffgate, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Non-members £2. 01665 578346.

Wednesday, May 27, and Thursday, May 28: Bridie the Tea Lady. The Alnwick Garden. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Wednesday, May 27, and Thursday, May 28: The Squirrels. The Alnwick Garden. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Wed, May 27, and Thurs, May 28: The Tree and The Gardener. The Alnwick Garden. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Thursday, May 28: Love Your Zoo Day. Talks, quizzes and games. At Kirkley Hall Zoo. 10am–4pm. Visit www.kirkleyhallzoo.co.uk

Thursday, May 28: Andy Howey’s Birds Of Prey. Bamburgh Castle. 01668 214515.

WALKS

Saturday, April 23: Guided Nordic Walk. Five miles Alnwick Pastures. Starts 10am. £8.50. Information/booking, www.shepherdswalks.co.uk or 01669 621044.

Monday, May 25: Rock Pool Ramble. Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island. 1pm. Free event.