What’s on in Northumberland – to Thursday, November 10

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight: Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. Andrew Gibb trio at the Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Annual membership £8, members admission £3, non-members £5. Musicians and visitors welcome. Contact 01668 281307.

Tonight: Acoustic open mike at the Market Tavern, Alnwick. Come along to play or listen. Free. Starts 9pm.

Tomorrow: Paul Liddell plays live at The Wellwood, Amble. Rock, indie and pop are on the menu. Free.

Monday, November 7: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Live music at The Blue Bell, Belford. 8pm. Free. For more information call Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835.

EVENTS

Today: Any Questions. Alnwick Civic Society is holding an Any Questions evening at Barter Books, Alnwick. The panel will include Gordon Castle, Carlo Biagioni, Nick Jewin and Heather Cairns. Join them for a glass of wine before the meeting. 7.30pm.

Today: Super Quiz. Alnwick Cricket Club’s annual quiz will be held in the clubhouse. Ten rounds, including music and picture rounds, jokers and beer rounds. Good cash prizes, sponsored by Duncan Davidson. Starts 7.30pm. For more information contact 01665 602958.

Today: At Home With The Armstrongs. 11am at Cragside, Rothbury. Visit the home of Lord and lady Armstrong and hear landscape and conservation officer Andrew Sawyer tell their story. Relax afterwards with a two-course meal. £20 per person. For more information contact 01669 622033.

Tomorrow: Wallington by Twilight. Visit Wallington after dark and see the house illuminated by candles as a guest at a Trevelyan family party would have in the past. From 6pm to 8pm, house only admission charges apply. For more information contact 01670 773967.

Tomorrow: Garden Baby Boogie. Music and dancing, laughter and love. In the Pavilion at The Alnwick Garden, 11.15am. £3 payable on the day (No admission ticket required).

Tomorrow: Big Daddy V Giant Haystacks. The The Foundry Group presents the story of two men who pretend to fight each other every Saturday. Rennington Village Hall. 7.30pm. Adults £8, conc £5. To book tickets contact 01665 577253.

Tomorrow: Coffee Morning and Photographic Exhibition. Amble Photographic group at Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Amble. Books, bric-a-brac, home baking, tombola and raffle. Have your portrait taken and printed on the day. 10am-11.30am. £1 entrance to include raffle ticket and refreshments.

Tomorrow to Wednesday, November 9: Film Screenings. Watch classic family films with screenings of festive favourites in the Pavilion at The Alnwick Garden. 10am-4pm. For more information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Tomorrow: Winter Light Display Preview Evening. At the Alnwick Garden. Join the Duchess of Northumberland at the launch of the winter light display. Opening at 4pm, with the main switch-on at 5pm. For more information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Tomorrow and Saturday, November 5: Aurora Night at Kielder Observatory. Learn the scientific explanations for the aurora, how to see it, tour Kielder Observatory and use the telescopes. 8pm. Adults £8, conc £6. For more information, contact 07805638469.

Saturday, November 5: Painting Workshop. For the Celtic festival of Samhain, near Alnmouth. 10am-4pm. £15 for half a day or £25 for a whole day. For more information, contact Jenny on 01665 830089.

Saturday, November 5: Archery and Indoor Climbing Wall. Learn the art of the flight bow or tackle the heights of the climbing wall at Calvert Trust, Kielder. 11am-4pm. £5 per person. For more information, contact 01434 250232.

Saturday, November 5 and Sunday November 6: Christmas Crafts. Workshops at The Alnwick Garden to make a range of Christmas cards and gift bags, decorations, bath bombs and reindeer food. 11am-3pm. For more information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Saturday, November 5 and Sunday November 6: Christmas Gift Fair. Beat the Christmas rush at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens from 10am to 4pm. Specialist crafts and unique gifts on sale. Normal admission applies. For more information, contact 01665 881636.

Sunday, November 6: Wedding Fair. The Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle host a Wedding Open Day, allowing visitors to view both The Pavilion Room and Guest Hall. The events team will also be on hand to answer any questions. 11am-3pm. For more information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Sunday, November 6: Children’s Christmas Crafts. Have a go at making fantastic Christmas crafts at Wallington. 11am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3pm. For more information, contact 01670 773600.

Sunday, November 6: Big Daddy V Giant Haystacks. The Foundry Group present the story of two men who pretend to fight each other every Saturday. Bamburgh Pavilion. 7.30pm. £7.50. To book tickets, contact 01665 721061.

Sunday, November 6: Material Matters. Practical help with rug making, knitting and patchwork for all abilities at Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 1pm-3.30pm. £2.50 for meseum friends and £5 for non-friends. Under 16s free.

Sunday, November 6: Introduction to Nordic Pole Walking. Try out the latest health and fitness walking technique at Kielder Water & Forest Park.10am-1pm. £12 per person. Age 16+ For more information, contact: 01434 250 462.

Monday, November 7: Cupboards, Cabinets and Curiosities Tour. A rare opportunity to peek inside beautiful furniture, look at documents and plans and discover the secret objects in Wallington Hall’s collection. The tour, from 10am to 1pm, will be followed by a light lunch in the Clocktower Cafe. Costs £20 per person, including morning coffee and lunch. Booking essential. Contact 01670 773600.

Tuesday, November 8: Asteroid 2005 YU55 Flyby. Learn about the danger that aesteroids pose to the Earth and then use the telescopes at Kielder Observatory to view the asteroid. 8pm. Adult £8 Concessions £6. For more information, contact 07805638469.

Wednesday, November 9: From Rievers to Rooftops. Join a special tour of Wallington Hall from 10am to 2pm and discover its hidden history as you explore parts of the house visitors don’t usually see. Followed by a light lunch in the Clocktower Cafe. Costs £22 per person, including morning coffee and lunch. Booking essential. Contact 01670 773600.

Wednesday, November 9: Public Observing at Kielder Observatory. Learn about the incredible dark sky with your naked eye, binoculars or telescopes. 8pm. Adults £8, conc £6. For more information, contact 07805638469.

Wednesday, November 9: Lord Armstrong the Man – His Life and His Initiatives. At Glendale Local History Society, Cheviot Centre, Wooler. Visitor fee £2. For more information, contact 01668 283703.

Wednesday, November 9: Aln & Breamish Local History Society.Hear Jane Bowen speak on A Poor Little House (Belford Workhouse). 7.30pm. Non-members welcome, £3. For more information, call Helen Dinsdale on 01665 574319.

WALKS

Sunday, November 6: Alnwick Ramblers. Enjoy an eight mile stroll on a Rothbury-Thropton-Cragside circular. Meet at Beggar’s Rigg CP. Starting at 10.30am. For more informationm call 01665 575633.

Sunday, November 6: Introduction to Nordic Walking. At Kielder Water & Forest Park. Classes at 10.30am and 12.30pm. £12 per person. Must be over 16 years old.

Alnwick Health Walks (Long). Every Wednesday at 10am from Alnwick Tourist Information Centre, Market Place. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Alnwick Health Walks (Starter). Every Wednesday at 10am from Alnwick TIC. Maximum 30 minutes. Contact Jon Monks on 01665605030.

Amble Health Walks. Every Tuesday at 1.30pm from Amble Tourist Information Centre. Starter and intermediate Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Belford Health Walks. Short walk, Every Monday, 1.30pm, long walk every Monday, 2pm. For both walks meet at Bell View Resource Centre, West Street. Contact North Northumberland Sports Development Team on 01665 511494.

Berwick Health Walks (Beginner and Intermediate). Both Wednesday. Meet at 1.30pm at The Maltings. Contact North Northumberland Sports Development Team on 01665 511494.

Hadston Health Walks (Starter). Every Wednesday at 1pm from Hadston House. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Rothbury Health Walks (Starter). Every Friday at 10.30am from Rothbury TIC. Intermediate/long walks every Friday at 10.30am. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Seahouses Health Walks. Every Monday at 2pm. Meet at the Resource Centre. Contact Kelvin Rusworth on 01665 721868 or send a text to 07745 571802 or email seahouseswalking@hotmail.com

Wooler Health Walks (Intermediate). Every Thursday at 1.30pm. Meet at the Cheviot Centre. Contact North Northumberland Sports Development Team on 01665 511494.

EXHIBITIONS

Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgate Without, Alnwick, 01665 510785. Annual exhibition by Alnwick & District Camera Club, demonstrating a variety of photographic skills and printing techniques ranging from careful records of people, places, things and events to creative interpretations, adaptations and abstractions. Until December 3. Open during box office hours.

Amble Photographic Group. The group is staging an exhibition of photographs in the Town Council Office, The Quayside, Amble. Until Sunday. Open 10am–4pm daily, but Sundays are 12.30pm–4pm. Members of the Group will attend on Saturdays/Sundays.

Belford Craft Gallery, Market Place, Belford, 01668 213888. Visit www.belfordcraftgallery.com

Crown Studio Gallery, Crown Studio Gallery, Bridge Street Rothbury, 01669 622890, www.crownstudio.co.uk, Twitter @northumberart. Autumn Colours – An exhibition of original Northumbrian landscapes by resident artist Lynda Taylor. A tempting selection of jewellery created by professional artist makers, designer silk scarves, sculptural ceramics, domestic stoneware, studio glass, etchings, prints and cards. Open Tuesday–Saturday 9am–5pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Fenwick Gallery, Warkworth, 01665 711136. For information visitwww.fenwickgallery.co.uk

The Aln Gift Shop and Gallery, 57 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, 01665 830245. Autumn display by Joanne Wishart with limited edition and original hare prints. Original work and prints by Emma Holliday. Open daily, 10am–5pm, Sundays 11am–4.30pm.

The Congregational Gallery, High Street, Rothbury, NE65 7TL. 01669 621900. Autumn and winter exhibition featuring the work of Japanese artist Hideyuki Sobue, as well as Stephen King, Liz Tainsh, Jo Kirkham-Knaggs and the sculptures of Lisa Delarny. Closed Monday and Wednesday. Open Tuesday, as well as Thursday–Saturday, 10.30am–4.30pm, Sunday 11.30am–4.30pm. Check website for events and suppers, www.thecongregational.co.uk, email Linda@thecongregational.co.uk

The Design Room Art Gallery, 79 High Street, Wooler, NE71 6BD. New work exhibited by artist Roz Bell and Nigel Cooke. Open Monday–Saturday, 10am–3pm, other times by appointment. Call 07921 436427 or visit www.thedesignroomartgallery.co.uk

The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, www.theoldschoolgallery.co.uk 01665 830600. Autumn Exhibition – Jo Hume. Jo paints with skill and enthusiasm and comes to Alnmouth for her first major exhibition of landscape, seascape, floral and abstract works in oil and acrylic. Until Sunday. Ring or visit website for further details.

ATTRACTIONS

Alnwick Garden, Alnwick. 01665 511350. Open 10am–6pm daily. From tomorrow, the garden is open daily, 11am–4pm Adult £11, conc £9 (including an optional £1 Gift Aid donation), child 1p, group £7pp.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 01665 605847. Open Tuesdays–Sundays, 10am–4pm. Closed Mondays. Adults £2.50, conc, seniors, students, unemployed £2, U16s free, family (2 adults/1 conc) £6.70, family (2 adults plus 2 conc) £7.60.

Bamburgh Castle. Open weekends only, 11am–4.30pm, last admission 3.30pm. Adult £8.50, child £4 (under 5 free), senior £7.50, family £21. Groups call 01668 214 208. Schools £2 per pupil.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 01661 881636. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–4pm, and closed Mondays–Fridays. Adult £7.50, child £4.50, conc £6.80, family £19.50, English Heritage members free.

Chillingham Castle. 01668 215359. During the closed season – November–April – the castle welcomes groups by special appointment. Adult £8.50, conc £7.50, child (5–15) £4, family £21.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate. 01669 620333. Gardens and Estate, Open today, 11am–4pm.Admission (gift aid prices), House, Gardens and Estate, adults £14.60, children (5–17) £7.35, family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £36.50. Gardens and Estate, adults £9.45, children £4.80, family £22.70, U5s/National Trust members free.

Dunstanburgh Castle. 01665 576231. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–4pm, and closed Mondays–Fridays. Adult £4, child £2.40, £3.60 conc. English Heritage members free. If weather is poor, ring ahead to check opening hours.

Edlingham Castle. Open during daylight hours. Free.

Etal Castle. 01890 820332. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–4pm, and closed Mondays–Fridays. Adult £3.80, child £2.30, conc £3.40, family £9.90.

Fenton Centre. 01668 216216. Open Wednesdays–Sundays, 10am–4pm.

House of Hardy Museum, Alnwick. Call 01665 510027 for opening times. Free.

Hulne Park, Ratten Row, Alnwick. Open 11am–dusk.

Kirkharle Courtyard, Kirkwhelpington, 01830 540362. Shops, arts and craft workshops and food outlets in a 15th century farm courtyard.

Lindisfarne Centre. 01289 389004. Adults £3, children (5–15 years-old) £1, family £8, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Priory. 01289 389200. Open Saturday and Sunday only, 10am–4pm, and closed Mondays–Fridays. Adult £4.80, child £2.90, conc £4.30, English Heritage members free.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington. 01665 570382. Open by pre-arrangement only. Garden and arboretum £4.25 adults, supervised children free.

Preston Tower. 01665 589227. Open daily 10am–dusk. Adult £2, child 50p, conc/groups £1.50.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh, 01668 214910. Open Tuesday–Sunday and Bank Holidays, 10am–4pm, last entry 3.30pm. Adult £2.75, child/conc £1.75, family £7.25.

Wallington. 01670 773600. Call to check opening times.

Warkworth Castle. 01665 711423. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–4pm. Closed Mondays–Fridays. Adult £4.80, child £2.90, conc £4.30, family £12.50, English Heritage members free.