What’s on in north Northumberland - week ending September 4

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STAGE/THEATRE

Wednesday, September 3

Royal Shakespeare Company – The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Live screening. Alnwick Playhouse: 7pm. Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785. Maltings, Berwick. 6.45pm. £16, £15 conc, child £8. Call 01289 330999.

Thursday, September 4

Medea (12). National Theatre live streaming. Alnwick Playhouse. 7pm. Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785.

Thursday, September 4

Angel Anne Live. Glasgow psychic/medium. 16yrs+. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £13, £11.50 conc, child £7. Call 01289 330999.

FILMS

Tomorrow and Sat, Aug 30

Planes 2 (PG). Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. Call 01665 510785.

Tomorrow and Saturday, August 30

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (12a). Tomorrow: Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785. Saturday: Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50. 01289 330999.

Sat, Aug 30, and Sun, Aug 31

The House of Magic (U). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. Call 01289 330999.

Monday, September 1

Earth to Echo (PG). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. Call 01289 330999.

Monday, September 1

Walking on Sunshine (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50. Call 01289 330999.

Tuesday. September 2

Jimmy’s Hall (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50. Call 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Today

Lunchtime Concert. June Thomas. Alnwick Garden. 12.30pm. Normal admission applies. Call 01665 511350.

Tonight

Rothbury Roots. Tom McConville. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. Doors open 7.30pm, music starts 8pm. £10. To book, call 01669 620470.

Tonight

Traditional Northumbrian Music Concert. With Margaret and Andrew Watchorn. St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh, 7.30pm. £7.50, accompanied U12s free. Call 01665 576245.

Tonight, and Thurs, Sept 4

Buskers’ Night. Hosted by Lee Brown. Players and listeners welcome. Microphones, acoustic guitar, bass and percussion provided or bring your own instrument. At Black Swan, Alnwick. 9pm-midnight.

Tomorrow

Concert – The Brass Necessities. Dress as your favourite Disney character and bring a picnic for a family Disney-themed concert by the North East Brass Ensemble. Alnwick Garden. 7pm to 8.30pm. £8, U3s free. Call 01665 511350.

Tomorrow

Scocha. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £16.50, £15 conc, circle £18.50, box seat £21.50. Call 01289 330999.

Saturday, August 30

House Concert. O’Hooley & Tidow. St Cuthbert’s House, Seahouses. Doors open at 7pm for pre-concert drinks from the bar. Music starts around 7.45pm. £10. To book, call 01665 720456.

Saturday, August 30

Desperado. The UK’s premier Eagles tribute band. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £18, standard £17.

Sunday, August 31

Amjazz Experience. Jazz quartet. The Jolly Fisherman, Craster. 1pm.

Sunday, August 31

Ellington Brass Academy. Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Priory admission applies to non-English Heritage members.

Monday, September 1

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Blue Bell, Belford. 8pm. Call 01665 722835.

Wednesday, September 3

Lunchtime Concert. The Larks at The Alnwick Garden. Call 01665 511350.

Thursday, September 4

The Lindisfarne Story. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £18.50. 01289 330999.

Thursday, September 4

Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. With Maggie Adamson and Brian Nicholson. Musicians and listeners welcome. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Members £3, non-members £5. Call 01668 281307.

EVENTS

Today

Potter-Inspired Characters. Alnwick Castle. Free with admission. Call 01665 511100.

Today

Granny Turismo. Come to The Alnwick Garden and be very amused. Performances 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Today

St Abbs Summer Market. Etal Village Hall. 11am–3pm. Call 07970 697433.

Today

Budding Artists – Gnome Making. Create your own gnome to live among the house plants! At The Alnwick Garden. Half-hour sessions at 10.30am, 11.10am, 11.50am, 12.30pm, 1.40pm, 2.20pm, 3pm, 3.40pm. Free with normal admission ticket. Call 01665 511350.

Today

Gardens of Imagination. Be inspired by Lord Armstrong’s innovative gardens to create your own miniature garden with the materials provided. 11am–3pm. At Cragside. Normal admission, plus £2.

Today, to Sunday, Aug 31

Splash! Family-friendly water-pistol fun. The Alnwick Garden. Normal admission. Call 01665 511350.

Today to Monday, September 1

Science Quest. A trail for inquisitive families. Discover the wonder of science on a one-mile trail. £1 per pack at Cragside. 10am to 5pm. Normal admission charges apply. Call 01669 622003.

Tomorrow

Swing and Climb Day. King-swing (10am-12.30pm) or indoor climbing wall (1pm-4pm). Age 5+. Calvert Trust Kielder. £10 per activity. Call 01434 250232.

Tomorrow

Family Fridays. Victorian-themed fun. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 11am-2pm. Call 01665 605847.

Tomorrow

Youth Meeting. Northumberland Clubs for Young People in conjunction with Acklington Sports Club is giving 8 to 19-year-olds the chance to have their say about youth opportunities in the area. Acklington Village Hall. 11am–2pm. Free. Call 01670 760743.

Tomorrow

Budding artists – Finger Puppet Friends. Make a finger puppet friend using craft materials. At The Alnwick Garden. Session runs between 11am and 4pm. Free with normal admission ticket. Call 01665 511350.

Tomorrow to Saturday, August 30

Betty Brawn. An exhilarating array of demonstrations of strength. The Alnwick Garden. Normal admission applies. Performances 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Call 01665 511350.

Saturday, August 30

Car-boot Sale. Run by Alnwick Lions Club in aid of good causes. Homebase car park, Alnwick. 9am–noon. Car boot £10. To book, call 0845 8335931.

Saturday, August 30

Swarland Show. Traditional village show with all the favourite attractions. At Vyner Park.

Saturday, August 30

Budding Artists – Flowerpot People. Create and design a flowerpot man using craft materials. At The Alnwick Garden. Half-hour sessions at 10.30am, 11.10am, 11.50am, 12.30pm, 1.40pm, 2.20pm, 3pm, 3.40pm. Free with normal admission ticket. Call 01665 511350.

Saturday, August 30

North Sunderland & Seahouses Annual Garden Show. Seahouses Hub, at the end of Southfield Avenue. Open 2pm. £1, Children free. Presentation of trophies, 3.30pm. Auction/raffle at 3.45pm. All class entries are free and are open to everyone.

Sunday, August 31

Sharp Shooters Day. Calvert Trust Kielder. Laser clay shooting and archery. Age 5+. Drop-in, 10am-4pm. £10 per activity (30 clays or 15 arrows). 01434 250232.

Sunday, August 31

Budding Artists – Pencil Pals. Create quirky friends made from pipe cleaners, card and a load of imagination. At The Alnwick Garden. Half-hour sessions at 10.30am, 11.10am, 11.50am, 12.30pm, 1.40pm, 2.20pm, 3pm, 3.40pm. Free with normal admission ticket. Call 01665 511350.

Sunday, August 31

4X4 Safari. A day of guided trail-blazing in the heart of Kielder and Wark Forests. 8.30am–4pm. £55 per visit of five people. Call 0845 155023.

Sunday, August 31

Laura Scott and John Woodhurst. Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve warden Laura will talk about Lindisfarne NNR, and John will do his regular walk/talk, ‘Cuthbert – Lindisfarne’s First Nature Warden?’. Meet at Window on Wild Lindisfarne building (Grid Ref NU129419) at 12.30pm to walk around the Harbour, along the Heugh, across to St Cuthbert’s Island, and back via the ‘Sacred Corridor’ to St Mary’s Church. Call 01289 381470.

Monday, September 1

Water Day. Calvert Trust Kielder. Canoeing or kayaking. Kielder Water. Age 5+. Drop-in, 10am-4pm. £10 per half-hour. Call 01434 250232.

Monday, September 1

Wooden Pets. Make a new best friend from wood and tools provided. At The Alnwick Garden. Eight sessions from 10.30am to 3.40pm. Normal admission applies. Call 01665 511350.

Monday, September 1

A BBC televised debate. What would Scottish independence mean for the North East and Cumbria? Age 16+. Maltings, Berwick. 6.30pm. Free (two per address). Call 01289 330999.

Monday, September 1

The Coquetdale Branch of the Wildlife Trust. Talk by Will Nicholls. Jubilee Hall, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Non-members £2.50.

Tuesday, September 2

At Home With The Trevelyans. Go behind the scenes to learn about objects used by the family or discover rooms not normally open. At Wallington. 2pm–4pm. Booking recommended, £15, including afternoon tea. Normal admission applies. Call 01670 773600.

Tuesday, September 2

Alnwick Flower Club. Demonstration by Margaret Earl. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick. 7pm.

Tuesday, September 2

Northumberland and Durham Family History Society. Talk about how to research your family’s involvement in the First World War. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 7.15pm. The talk is free to NDFHS members but open to everyone to attend, donation requested. Call 01665 605847.

Tues, Sept 2, and Thurs, Sept 4

Amazing Comets. Join a team of astronomers to learn all about these celestial wanderers and observe some through the amazing telescopes. Age 10+. Kielder Observatory. 8pm–11pm. £15, conc £13. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Wednesday, September 3

Untold Stories. A guided walk to find out about the unexpected stories of the ‘other’ Lord Armstrongs and their impact on Cragside. At Cragside. 11am–12.30pm. Booking essential, £5, plus normal admission. Call 0844 2491895.

Wednesday, September 3

Victorian Baking Day. Volunteer costumed cooks recreate authentic Victorian recipes in the kitchen. At Cragside. 1pm–5pm. Normal admission applies. Call 0844 2491895 for information.

Wednesday, September 3

Tea Dance. The Alnwick Garden. Dance beings at 2pm, and an indulgent afternoon tea will also be served at 3pm to keep you foxtrotting all afternoon, with the event finishing at 5pm. Tickets £10, bookable by calling 01665 511350.

Thursday, September 4

Talking Objects. Hear stories of the most interesting objects in the collection. At Cragside. 11am–12.30pm. Booking essential, £5, plus normal admission. Call 0844 2491895.

Thursday, September 4

Fire of the North. The beacons/fire will to be lit on Inner Farne at around 8.30pm. Before that, there will be a nature warden talk. Meet at the Window on Wild Lindisfarne building at 7.30pm. Call 01665 576874.

WALKS

Sunday, August 31

Footsteps in the Sand. Join Patrick and Louise from Footsteps in Northumberland for a gentle family walk around Low Newton. Meet 11am at Low Newton car park (charges apply). Booking essential. Call 01289 389 244.

Wednesday, September 3

Geo-walk. A 4km exploration of the fossils and the rocks in which they have been preserved to find out about this snapshot in our evolutionary past. 2pm–4pm. Meet 2pm at the north end of Spittal Promenade. Call 01289 309503.