What’s on in Northumberland – to Thursday, June 14

stage/theatre

Tonight

Flying Cloud Theatre in association with Turtle Key Arts – Napoli. A story of truth, memory and forgiveness, exploring heritage and identity as different eras collide, from 1944 to the present day. It features former Alnwick lad Kris Deedigan, who used to play Des Townsend in soap opera Hollyoaks. At The Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £12.50 stalls, £10.50 conc, £14.50 circle, £16.50 box. Information/booking, contact 01289 330999.

Tomorrow

Talent Northumberland 2012. Showcasing the finest talent the county has to offer. At Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £10. Information/booking, contact 01665 510785.

Tomorrow

Chartbusters! The Greatest Hits of Westlife and Steps. Double-bill of tributes to these two popular acts. At the Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £13.50 stalls, £11 conc, £15 circle, £20 box seat. Information/booking, contact 01289 330999.

Saturday, June 9

Pasadena Roof Orchestra – Licensed to Swing. The internationally-acclaimed Orchestra plays mix of swing and hot dance music. At Alnwick Playhouse. 8pm. £20.50 premier, standard £19.50, £18.50 conc, £15.50 child/student. Information/booking, contact 01665 510785.

Saturday, June 9

Laughing Bear Comedy Club. With some of Britain’s finest comics. Age 16+. At The Maltings, Berwick. 8.30pm. £5. Information/booking, contact 01289 330999.

Wednesday, June 13

The Games – Spike Theatre. Story of three Greek nobodies caught up in a celestial bet between Zeus, Hera and Hercules. 15+. At Alnwick Playhouse. 8pm. £11.50 premier, £10.50 standard, £9.50 conc, £7.50 child/student. Information/booking, contact 01665 510785.

Thursday, June 14

The Games – Spike Theatre. Same as above. 12+. At The Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £10 stalls, £7 conc, £12 circle, £16 box seat. Information/booking, contact 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight

Sea Songs, Shanties and Fun. With trio NE Capstan Full Strength. At Masons Arms, Warkworth. 7.30pm. Seafood menu available, booking essential, 01665 711398.

Tonight

Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. AGM and Wullie Scott. Musicians/listeners welcome. At Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. Members £3, non-members £5. Contact 01668 281307.

Tonight

Open Mic Night. At Market Tavern, Alnwick. 9pm.

Saturday, June 9

LUSH Acoustic Olympics Gig. In Alnwick Market Place. 7pm-9pm.

Saturday, June 9

Fickle Lilly. At The Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 9pm. Contact 01665 576658.

Saturday, June 9

The Nuts in May Folk Festival with LUSH Acoustic. At The Trap, North Broomhill. 11pm.

Monday, June 11

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. At the Fishers Arms, Horncliffe. 8pm. Contact Jack or Pam, 01665 722835.

Wednesday, June 13

Open Mic Night. Hosted by We Steal Flyers. At The Trap, North Broomhill. 8.30pm. Free.

Thursday, June 14

LUSH Acoustic Olympics Gig. Featuring LUSH regulars. At The Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8pm.

EVENTS

Today

Let’s Circus Workshop. Introduction to street theatre. Recommended age, 16+. At The Alnwick Garden. 10am-1pm. Contact 01665 511350.

Today

Alnwick and District MS Branch drop-in for a coffee and a chat. At Costa Coffee, Alnwick. 11am-1pm. Branch helpline 07581 460207.

Today

Animatronic dragon. At Alnwick Castle. Shows at intervals throughout the day, 11am-4pm. Contact 01665 511350.

Today

Potty Friends. Create a potty friend to guard your plants at home. The Alnwick Garden, 11am-4pm. Contact 01665 511350 or visit www.alnwickgarden.com.

Today

Sailing/windsurfing. Contact Coquet Shorebase Trust, Amble, 01665 710367 or info@coquetshorebase.org.uk

Tonight

Bingo. At Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 7.30pm.

Today and Tomorrow

Bushcraft Taster Session at Wallington. Age 8+, 9.30am-4.30pm. £20, child £10, family £45. Booking essential, 01670 773963.

Today and Tomorrow

Cragside Summer Bash. 10am–8pm. Rhododendrons in full display. Also entertainment, food/ales. At Cragside. Booking not needed. Contact 01669 620333.

Today to Saturday, June 9

Meet the Hatter/Teacup Trail. At The Alnwick Garden. Free with admission. Contact 01665 511350.

Today to Saturday, June 9

Jubilee Medieval Royal Combat. Knights perform medieval tournament. Also try archery (small extra charge). At Warkworth Castle. 11.30am–4.30pm. £6.50 adult, £5.50 conc, £4.50 child, English Heritage members free. Contact 01665 711423.

Today to Sunday, June 10

Jubilee Time Travellers Go Royal. Medieval activities/Royal trail. At Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 11am–4.30pm. Children must be accompanied. Normal admission, but £1 extra admission per child. Contact 01661 881636.

Today and Tomorrow and Monday, June 11, to Thursday, June 14

Adventure Northumberland Activities. Kayaking, coasteering, rock climbing and bike hire. Information and booking, www.adventurenorthumberland.co.uk or 01665 602925.

Tomorrow

Swing and Climb Day. Age five+ at Calvert Trust, Kielder. Drop in, 10am-4pm. £10 per activity (two turns). Booking not required. Contact 01434 250232.

Tomorrow

Canoeing/kayaking. Contact Coquet Shorebase Trust, Amble, 01665 710367 or info@coquetshorebase.org.uk

Tomorrow

Knit 2gether. Knitting group for experienced/beginners. Bring needles/wool. Spares available. At Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 1pm–3.30pm. £1.50. Contact Dianne, 01665 510603 or the museum, 01665 605847.

Tomorrow

Concert. Former Wolfstone front man Ivan Drever performs at Bamburgh Castle. 7pm-9pm. Gates open 6.30pm. £10 adult, £8 16 & under. Information/booking, 01668 214208 or www.bamburghcastle.com

Tomorrow

Talk. Ian Kerr speaks about the birds of Holy Island to North Northumberland Bird Club. At Bamburgh Pavilion, 7.30pm. Visitors £2 donation. Contact Richard, 01668 214759.

Tomorrow to Sunday, June 10

Coquet Creek Country Weekend for Cancer Research and The Brainwave Fund, in memory of James Singer and Libby Dixon. At Linbrig Farm, Alwinton. Eight bands, line dancing, disco and stalls. Sunday car boot sale 10am-noon.

Saturday, June 9

Jubilee Fund-raising Open Day. Coffee, scones and cakes served 10am-noon, then a Jubilee buffet lunch, noon-2pm. At the Jubilee Hall, Newton-on-the-Moor. Also memorabilia and plans for Hall improvements on display.

Saturday, June 9

Sail for Gold. Come-and-try it event. £3 for 30mins approx, 10.30am-3.30pm. Contact Coquet Shorebase Trust, Amble, 01665 710367 or info@coquetshorebase.org.uk

Saturday, June 9

Music Workshops and Concert. Benedict Biscop Gregorian Choir host two Gregorian Chant workshops. 11.30am-12.45pm and 1.30pm-2.45pm. All welcome. Followed by concert, Bede: A Glimpse of his Life in Readings and Chant, 3pm. At Brinkburn Priory. Event free, but normal admission applies. Contact 0191 285 3059, 07913 400924 or www.theheritageconsultant.co.uk

Saturday, June 9

Scottish Country Dancing. Wallington Courtyard. 2pm. Normal admission. Contact 01670 773600. Weather permitting.

Saturday, June 9

Alnwick Midnight Walk. In aid of HospiceCare North Northumberland. Dogs welcome. Registration £15. Contact 01665 606515 or email jmawer@hospicecare-nn.org.uk

Saturday, June 9, to Thursday, June 14

Festival of Alnwick: In Celebration of London 2012. A week of sport, music, arts, dance and heritage. Contact 07846 542929 or www.festivalofalnwick.co.uk.

Sunday, June 10

Car Boot Sale. At Alnwick Town Football Club. 10am–2pm. Free. Sellers arrive 9am. Cars £10, vans £12. Information and bookings, 01665 720395. Weather permitting. The event is in aid of Alnwick Town Football Club.

Sunday, June 10

In Focus. Try out a range of binoculars, telescopes and other optical equipment at Hauxley Nature Reserve, 10am-4pm. Contact Jim Martin on 01665 711578.

Sunday, June 10

Morris Minors in the Courtyard at Wallington, 11am-4pm. Normal admission. Contact 01670 773600.

Sunday, June 10

Laser Clay Shooting and Archery Ranges. At Calvert Trust, Kielder. 11am-4pm. £20 adult (30 clays/15 arrows). Contact 01434 250232.

Sunday, June 10

Morpeth Fair Day. Includes fun runs, fancy-dress contest and parade led by Morpeth Pipe Band, classic cars and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. 10am-5pm.

Sunday, June 10

Concert. Alnwick Piper’s Society perform at Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Event free, but normal admission applies. Contact 0191 285 3059, 07913 400924, or www.theheritageconsultant.co.uk

Sunday, June 10

Sunset Parade/Lowering of the Union Flag. Rothbury’s celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee come to a close. 8pm. Also a massed photo around the Armstrong Cross.

Monday, June 11

Northumberland Sport Awards. Celebrating the cream of the county’s sporting crop. At Alnwick Playhouse. 7pm. Free. Information/booking, contact 01665 510785.

Monday, June 11

Quiz Night. At The Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 8pm. Contact 01665 576658.

Tuesday, June 12, and Wednesday, June 13

Kielder Osprey Watch. Free osprey watch events to view the birds on their nest two miles away though high-powered telescopes and chat to volunteer experts. At Kielder Water and Forest Park. 9am-5pm. Contact 01434 251000

Wednesday, June 13

Young @ Heart Day. Free activities for over 50s, including line dancing, Nordic walking and more. Refreshments and lunch provided by the Women’s Institute can be bought on day. At Willowburn Sports & Leisure Centre, Alnwick. 9.30am-2pm. Registration 9.30am, classes 10am-2pm. Activities must be booked in advance. Forms available from reception or contact Leah on 01665 511494 or leah.flynn@northcountryleisure.org.uk

Wednesday, June 13

Swarland Craft Group. In Swarland Village Hall. 1.30pm–3.30pm. Contact 01670 787705 or 01670 787855.

Wednesday, June 13

Aln & Breamish Local History Society AGM followed by presentation by Ian Colquhoun on The Whittingham Hoard. At Whittingham Memorial Hall. 7.30pm. Refreshments served. Non-members welcome, £3 if staying to hear speaker. Contact Helen, 01665 574319.

Wednesday, June 13

An Evening with John Grundy. At Cragside. 7.30pm–9.30pm. £12. Booking essential, 0844 249 1895.

Wednesday, June 13

Public Observing at Kielder Observatory. Use the equipment under supervision and chat with experts. £8 adult, £6 conc, £22 family. 8pm. Contact 07805 638469.

WALKS

Today and Thursday, June 14

Guided Photography Walk on the Northumberland Coast. Two-hour 
walk learning how to document the 
story of the landscape as you pass through it. Meet Dunstanburgh Golf Club, 9.30am. £15. Contact 01665 576012.

Sunday, June 10

Nordic Walking Introduction. Age 16+. At Kielder Water and Forest Park, 10am-1pm. £12, booking essential on 01434 250462.

Sunday, June 10

Ten-mile walk on the Pennine Way. Starts near Alwinton, 10.30am. £15. Contact 01830 540453 or shepherdswalks.co.uk.