What’s on in Northumberland - week ending April 16

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STAGE/THEATRE

Tomorrow

Pink Tribute starring Alecia Karr. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £12, £10 conc, circle £16, box seat £18. 01289 330999.

Saturday, May 11

Marty Wilde & The Wildcats. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Prem £19.50, Standard £18.50, conc £17.50. 01665 510785.

Saturday, May 11

Sir Reginald Tweedy-Duffer’s Youth Jamboree. 18+. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £6, £5 conc. 01289 330999.

Sunday, May 12

Romeo & Juliet – satellite screening of Bolshoi Ballet. Alnwick Playhouse. 4pm. Prem £16, standard £15, conc £14, child/student £5, Friends £13.50. 01665 510785.

Wed, May 15, & Thurs, May 16

Berwick Academy Youth Theatre – Unman, Wittering and Zigo. 12+. Maltings, Berwick. 6.30pm. £4. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, May 15

Battlefield Band. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £12, £10 conc, circle £14, box seat £16, child £5. 01289 330999.

FILMS

Tonight

Trance (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Prem £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow

To The Wonder (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm & 7.30pm. Prem £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, May 14

Side Effects (15). Maltings, Berwick. 1pm and 7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, May 15

Robot and Frank (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Prem £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Thursday, May 16

This House (National Theatre Live). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Prem £15, standard £14, conc £13. 01665 510785. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £16, £14 con, child £8. 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight

Rothbury Roots. Reg Meuross performs. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm for 8pm. £8. 01669 620470.

Tomorrow

A Taste of Northumberland in Music, Song and Story. Alex Swailes, Colin Bradford & Bryan Jackson. In aid of Help For Heroes. Refreshments/raffle. Rothbury URC. 7.30pm. Tickets from Tully’s, £4, or on the door, £5.

Saturday, May 11

We Steal Flyers. Acoustic duo. At Belford Golf Club. 8pm.

Saturday, May 11

The Eles. The Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 9pm.

Sunday, May 12

Morpeth Waites. Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Free, Priory admission applies. Visit www.theheritageconsultant.co.uk

Sunday, May 12

Rock Festival Choir Spring Concert. Music by Howells, Britten, Stanford and a movement from Bob Chilcott’s Requiem. St Paul’s Church, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Tickets on door, £7.50, £6.50 conc.

Monday, May 13

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

Wednesday, May 15

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. The Fleece, Alnwick. 8pm.

Thursday, May 16

Hear No Evil. Ben Holland, Craig Clarke and Hague. B Lounge, The Plough, Alnwick. 8.30pm. Artists’ donation of £3.

EVENTS

Today to Sunday, May 12

Historic Handicrafts – Quilters’ Display. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Suitable for adults. 10am-6pm. 01661 881636.

Tonight

Poetry Book Reading with Catherine Graham. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 7pm. Refreshments/entry free.

Tomorrow

Summer Is A’Coming In. Folklore, storytelling and music at Kielder Castle. 13+. U18s to be accompanied. 7.30pm–10pm. £4, £2 age 13+. Book via wyldfire.bushcraft@gmail.com, or pay on the night.

Tomorrow

North Northumberland Bird Club. Talk by Andrew Sawyer – Birds of Cragside & Upper Teesdale. Bamburgh Cricket Pavilion. 7.30pm. Visitors £2. 01668 214759.

Tomorrow

Family Astronomy. Kielder Observatory. Age 5+. 5pm–6.30pm. £11, conc £8, family £30. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Saturday, May 11

Kielder Forest Drive Classic Car Run. 10am. £4 parking for spectators. Call 01434 220242 (booking for participants essential) or email kieldercastle@forestry.gov.uk. Spectators turn up on day.

Saturday, May 11

Christian Aid Coffee Morning. Cake and Traidcraft stall. UR Church, The Butts, Warkworth. 10am–11.30am.

Saturday, May 11

Wooler Wheel Cycle Challenges. Visit woolerwheel.com

Saturday, May 11

Felt Flower Workshop. Roddam Rigg. 10am–4pm. £15. To book (£10 deposit), call 01668 217357 or 01668 217078.

Saturday, May 11

Survival and Bushcraft Courses. Kielder Water and Forest Park. Either eight hour (£85) or 24-hour (£160) session. Booking essential, call 07712 172768.

Saturday, May 11

Dancing to the Paton Sound. Bolton Village Hall. Bring pooled supper/drink. £3.50 on door. 8pm–11.30pm. 01665 574623.

Saturday, May 11

Badger Watch. Not suitable for young children. Kielder Water & Forest Park. 8pm–10.30pm. £10. Booking essential, call 01434 220242.

Sunday, May 12

Kielder Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show. Kielder Castle Visitor Centre. 10.30am–4pm. £4 parking, event free. 07800 853475.

Sunday, May 12

Ask the Gardener. Wallington. Noon–4pm. Normal admission. 01670 773600.

Sunday, May 12

Family Cooking. The Alnwick Garden. One adult/up to two children (3-13 yrs). 1.30pm–3.15pm. £15. Info/booking, call 01665 511378.

Sunday, May 12

North Northumberland Wildlife Watch Group. Boat trip to Farne Islands. U8s must be accompanied by an adult. 2pm–4.30pm. 01289 388867.

Sunday, May 12

50/50 Tea Dance. Afternoon tea/raffle. Shilbottle Community Hall. 2pm–5pm. £3.50 on door.

Monday, May 13

Quiz Night. At The Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 8pm.

Tuesday, May 14

Fish and Chip Lunch. Seahouses Sports Community Centre. Noon. £5.50 inc tea, bread/butter and raffle. 01665 721868.

Wednesday, May 15

Public Observing Night at Kielder Observatory. Age 10+. 8pm. £11, conc £8, family £30. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Wednesday, May 15

Quiz Night, In aid of St Hildas. White Swan, Warenford. 8pm.

Thursday, May 16

Afternoon Tea/Bingo. Shilbottle Community Hall. 1.30pm. £1 plus bingo cards.

Thursday, May 16

Bible Table Talk. Ferguson Hall, Belford. 2pm–3.30pm.

WALKS

Saturday, May 11

Alnwick Ramblers. Paxton–Berwick. 10am at car park by Berwick ramparts for travel to Paxton. 01670 788278.

Sunday, May 12

St Oswald’s Way, part two (Belford to Beadnell). Meet at Beadnell, then transfer to Belford (inc in price) for start of walk. 9.30am. £15. Info/booking, Shepherds Walks on 01830 540453.

ATTRACTIONS

Aln Valley Railway

Alnwick, Lionheart site. Free. Open Sunday. Closed Monday–Saturday.

Alnwick Castle

01665 511350. Open daily, 10am–6pm. State Rooms, 11pm–5pm. www.alnwickcastle.com

Alnwick Garden

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

Armstrong Household & Farming Museum, North Charlton Farm, Chathill

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

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick

01665 605847. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, and Bank Holidays, 10am–4pm. £2.50, conc £2, children free.

Bamburgh Castle

01668 214515. Open daily, 10am–5pm. 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.

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. 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 open today/tomorrow & Tuesday–Thursday, 1pm–5pm, and Saturday–Sunday, 11am–5pm. Garden/woodland open Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–7pm. Cragside closed Monday. 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. £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. Gift Aid entry – £7.70, over 60s £6.60, child free.

Kirkharle Courtyard, Kirkwhelpington

01830 540362. Shops/workshops.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford

07790 457580. Open daily, 11am–4pm. £2.50, conc £2, family £7.50, U5s free.

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. Check crossing times on page two. £3, child £1, family £8, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Priory

01289 389200. Open daily 10am-6pm. Check crossing times on page two. £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington

01665 570382. Open daily, 8.30am–5pm. Garden admission, £4.25, accompanied 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, Free.

Wallington Hall & Gardens

01670 773600. House open daily, noon–5pm, but closed Tues. Walled garden open daily, 10am–7pm. Gift Aid - Garden/grounds only: £8, £4 child, £20 family. 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 only, 11am-4pm. £3.40, child £2, conc £3.10.