What’s on in northumberland – week ending april 11

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STAGE/THEATRE

Tomorrow

The Outside Track. Band. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £12, £10 conc. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow

Two Kinds of Magic – Queen and ELO tributes. Maltings, Berwick. 8.30pm. £12, £10 conc, circle £13, box £15, child £6.

Saturday, April 6

Mike Harding. Playhouse. See p38.

Saturday, April 6

Hotbuckle Theatre – Les Misérables. Non-musical drama. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. Stalls £10, £8 conc, circle £12, box seat £14, child £6. Call 01289 330999.

Wednesday, April 10

Each Peach Pear Plum. A game of ‘I spy’. Ages 3+. Maltings, Berwick. Noon and 3pm. £6. Call 01289 330999.

Thursday, April 11

The Cavern Beatles. Playhouse. See p38.

Films

Today

Wreck-It Ralph (PG). The Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. Call 01289 330999.

Today & Tuesday, April 9

Hitchcock (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm, plus 2pm today. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. Call 01665 510785.

Today, Tues, April 9, & Weds, April 10

Oz The Great and Powerful (PG). Alnwick Playhouse. Various times. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. Call 01665 510785.

Sunday, April 7 to Wednesday, April 10

The Croods (U). The Maltings, Berwick. At various times. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. Call 01289 330999.

Wednesday, April 10

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

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight

Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. Ewan Galloway Trio performs. Musicians/listeners welcome. The Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Members £3, non-members £5. Call 01668 281307.

Tomorrow

Berwick Male Voice Choir. At St Ebba’s Church, Beadnell. 7.30pm. £7, inc refreshments, available on the night.

Saturday, April 6

Boo Hewerdine. At Etal Village Hall. 7.30pm. £10. Information/booking, call 01890 820566.

Saturday, April 6

Los Twangeros. At The Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 9pm.

Monday, April 8

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. At Fishers Arms, Horncliffe. 8pm. Call 01665 722835.

EVENTS

Today

Make a Spinning Wheel. The Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Call 01665 511350.

Today

Potter-inspired Characters. Alnwick Castle. Free with admission, check times on arrival. Call 01665 510777.

Tonight

Alnwick & Dist Natural History Society. Andrew Sawyer talk about Coquetdale flora. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Visitors £1.50. Call 01665 602614.

Today and Tomorrow

Rag Rugging. With the Belford Hookers. At the RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh. Call 01668 214910.

Today to Thursday, April 11

Dream Flags. Create a flag design. At Cragside. 10am–5pm. £4.50 per pack, plus normal admission. 01669 620333.

Today to Thursday, April 11

Family Trails for Easter. Try the trail and claim a Cadbury egghead. Lindisfarne Castle. Normal admission applies. Call 01289 389244.

Today to Thursday, April 11

Budding Chefs. Cooking for children (5-13years). Alnwick Garden, various times. Each session £10. 01665 511350.

Tomorrow

King-swing/indoor climbing wall at Calvert Trust Kielder. Age 5+. King-swing, 10am–12.30pm. Wall, 1pm-4pm. £10pp per activity. Call 01434 250232.

Tomorrow

Make Finger Puppets. The Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Call 01665 511378.

Tomorrow

Family Universe & Stargazing at Kielder Observatory. Age 5+. 5pm–6.30pm. £10, conc £8, family £27. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Tomorrow

The Universe & Stargazing at Kielder Observatory. Age 10+. 8pm–11pm. £10, conc £8, family £27. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Saturday, April 6

Alnwick Embroiderers’ Guild. Talk by Jenni Young on Traidcraft tour to Bangladesh. St Michael’s Church Hall, Alnwick. 2pm. Visitors welcome, £4.

Saturday, April 6

Family Aurora Night & Stargazing at Kielder Observatory. Age 5+. 5pm–6.30pm. £10, conc £8, family £27. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Saturday, April 6

Norseman Reunion Party. In aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Radcliffe Club, Amble. 7pm. £3 per ticket. Ticket-only event. Call 01669 631167.

Saturday, April 6

Aurora Night and Stargazing at Kielder Observatory. Age 10+. 8pm–11pm. £10, conc £8, family £27. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Saturday, April 6, to Monday, April 8

Falconry Displays. Alnwick Castle. Free with admission, check times on arrival. Call 01665 510777.

Sunday, April 7

Laser Clay Shooting/Archery at Calvert Trust Kielder. Age 5+. Drop in, 10am-4pm. £10 per activity (includes 30 clays or 15 arrows). Call 01434 250232.

Sunday, April 7

Family cooking. Suitable for families of one adult and up to two children (3-13 years). The Alnwick Garden. 1.30pm-3.15pm. £15 per family. Info/booking, call 01665 511350.

Monday, April 8

Water Day at Calvert Trust Kielder. Try canoeing or kayaking. Age 5+. Drop-in, 10am-4pm. £10pp for half-hour session. Call 01434 250232.

Monday, April 8

NWT Coquetdale Group. Talk by Dr Peter Garson entitled Pheasants of the World. Jubilee Hall, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Members free, visitors/non-members £2. Call 01669 621972.

Monday, April 8, to Thursday, April 11

Inbetweeners. Something a bit different from the Budding Chefs session. Also April 12. Alnwick Garden. 2pm-4pm. Suitable for 10-16yr olds. £10pp per session. Information/booking, 01665 511350.

Tuesday, April 9, to Thursday, April 11

Medieval Jesting with Peterkin. Alnwick Castle. Shows at intervals, 11am-4pm, check times on arrival. Call 01665 510777.

Wednesday, April 10

High Ropes Day at Calvert Trust Kielder. Hanging cargo net, swinging logs & balancing beams. Age 5+. Drop in, 10am-4pm. £10pp per circuit. Call 01434 250232.

Wednesday, April 10

Canoeing with Active 4 Seasons. River Till, Etal. 10am-5pm. Call 07941 450064.

Wednesday, April 10

Victorian Baking Days. At Cragside. 1pm and 4pm. Call 01669 620333.

Wednesday, April 10

Aln and Breamish Local History Society. Talk by Geoff Hughes entitled Upstairs and Downstairs in the Big House. Refreshments served. Whittingham Memorial Institute. 7.30pm. Non-members £3. Call 01665 574319.

Thursday, April 11

Public Observing & Stargazing at Kielder Observatory. Age 10+. 8pm–11pm. £10, conc £8, family £27. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

WALKS

Sunday, April 7

Nordic Walking Taster Session. Free poles loan. Various times. At Kirkharle. £1. Information/booking, call Shepherds Walks on 01830 540453.

Sunday, April 7

Alnwick Ramblers. Seven-mile Elsdon circular. Meet at Elsdon car park. 10.30am. Call 0191 2368850.

Sunday, April 7

Nordic Walking - Taking Skills to a New Level. A 1½-hour walk with a fully-qualified instructor. Suitable for those with previous experience. Starts 10.30am at Kirkharle. £2.50. Information/booking, call Shepherds Walks on 01830 540453.

Sunday, April 7

Two-mile Nordic Walk. Exploring Kirkharle and Kirkharle village. Poles provided free of charge. Starts 2pm at Kirkharle. £2.50. Information/booking, call Shepherds Walks on 01830 540453.

Thursday, April 11

Alnwick & District Natural History Society. Coastal walk in search of birds and flowers. Meet in Low Newton car park (charges apply). 2pm. Call 01665 602614.

ATTRACTIONS

Alnwick Castle

01665 511350. Open daily, 10am–6pm, last admission 4.15pm. State Rooms, 11pm-5pm, last admission 4.30pm. www.alnwickcastle.com

Alnwick Garden

01665 511350. Open daily, 10am-6pm. Visit www.alnwickgarden.com

Armstrong Household and Farming Museum, North Charlton Farm, Chathill

01665 579443. Open every Friday, 10am–5pm. Admission £4 for charity.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick

01665 605847. Open daily, 10am–4pm. £2.50, conc £2, U16s free, family (2 adults /1 conc) £6.70 or (2 adults/2 conc) £7.60.

Bamburgh Castle

01668 214515. Open daily, 10am–5pm, last admission 4pm. State rooms open at 11am. £9.75, child £4.25, senior £8.75, family £24, U5s free.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station

01665 604888. Open daily, 9am-7pm. Buffet hours, 10am–5pm.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

01661 881636. Daily, 10am-6pm. £7.90, child £4.70, conc £7.10, family £20.50.

Berwick Barracks

01289 304493. Open Mondays–Fridays, 10am–5pm. Closed Saturdays & Sundays. £4, child £2.40, conc £3.60.

Chillingham Castle

01668 215359. Open Sundays–Fridays, noon-5pm, last entry 4.30pm. Closed Saturdays. £9, conc £8, child £5, U5s free, family £22.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park

01668 215250. Open Monday-Fridays. Tours on the hour, 10am-noon and 2pm-4pm; Sundays, 10am-noon. Closed Saturdays. £7, conc £5, children £3, family £15.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estates

01669 620333. House daily, 11am–5pm. Garden/woodland daily 10am-7pm. Gift Aid admission – whole property: £15.20, child £7.60, family £37.90. Gardens only: £9.80, child £5, family £23.70.

Dunstanburgh Castle

01665 576231. Open daily, 10am–6pm. £4.20, child £2.50, conc £3.80.

Edlingham Castle

0870 333 1181. Daylight hours. Free.

Etal Castle

01890 820332. Open daily, 10am–5pm. £4, child £2.40, conc £3.60, family £10.40.

Heatherslaw Cornmill

01890 820488. Open daily, 11am–4pm, last admission 3.15pm. £3.75, conc £2.75, family £10, U5s free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway

01890 820244. Open daily. Trains leave Heatherslaw on the hour, 11am–3pm; return from Etal on the half-hour, 11.30am–3.30pm. Ticket office/shop opens at 10am. Return journeys: £6.50, seniors £5.50, child £4, U5s £2, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre

01890 820338. Daily, 10am–5pm. Free.

Howick Hall Gardens

01665 577285. Daily, noon–6pm, last entry 5pm. Gift Aid admission – £7.70, over 60s £6.60, children free.

Hulne Park, Ratten Row, Alnwick

Open 11am–sunset. Free

Kirkharle Courtyard, Kirkwhelpington

01830 540362. Shops, workshops and food outlets in a 15th century courtyard.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford

07790 457580. Open daily, 11am–4pm, last admission 3.15pm. £2.50, conc £2, family £7.50, U5s free. Joint tickets for Lady Waterford Hall/Heatherslaw Mill available.

Lindisfarne Castle

01289 389244. Call for opening times. Check crossing times on page two. Gift Aid – £7.20, child £3.60, family £18.

Lindisfarne Centre

01289 389004. Call for opening times. £3, child £1, family £8, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Priory

01289 389200. Open daily 10am-6pm. £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington

01665 570382. Open daily, 8.30am–5pm. Garden admission, £4.25, accampanied U16s free. Nursery/cafe admission, free.

Preston Tower, Chathill

01665 589227. Open 10am-6pm. £2, child 50p, conc/groups £1.50

RNLI Grace Darling Museum

01668 214910. Open daily 10am-5pm, last admission 4.15pm. Free.

Wallington Hall & Gardens

01670 773600. House open daily, noon-5pm, but closed Tuesdays. Walled garden open daily, 10am-7pm. Gift Aid - Garden/grounds only: Whole property: £11.50, child £5.75, family £28.75. £8, child £4, family £20.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

01665 711423. Castle open daily, 10am-6pm. £5, £3, £4.50, family £13. Hermitage open Sundays & Mondays, 11am-4pm. Closed all other days. £3.40, child £2, conc £3.10.