What’s on in Northumberland - Week Ending April 17

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STAGE/THEATRE

Tomorrow: RASA Theatre - States of Verbal Undress. Bringing together a cast of distinguished performers from diverse backgrounds in a unique quest to find the voices of Britain today. At Craster Memorial Hall. 7pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, £4 child, £18 family. To book, 01665 576226.

Tomorrow: War Horse. Screening from the National Theatre. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785.

Saturday, April 12: Robin Ince is (In and) Out of His Mind. Unhinged stand-up comic lecture. 12yrs+. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £14, £12.50 conc, child £7. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, April 16: Zendeh – Heart. Mix of political thriller and passionate love story. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £12.50, £10 conc, child £7. 01289 330999.

Wed, April 16, and Thurs, April 17: Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on Tour - Much Ado About Nothing. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £21.50, standard £20.50, conc £19.50. 01665 510785.

Thursday, April 17: Here Come The Girls 2 – Gary’s Revenge. Celebrating songs from some of the best-loved female artists and characters in popular music and musical theatre. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £10, £8.50 conc, child £5. 01289 330999.

FILM

Today and Sat, April 12: Rio 2 (U). Maltings, Berwick. Today, 2.30pm and Sat, noon. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tonight: 12 Years a Slave (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Tonight: The Monuments Men (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow: The Invisible Woman (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow: Glass Eye Theatre: The City and Iris. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £13, £11.50 conc, child £7. 01289 330999.

Saturday, April 12: Need for Speed (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. 01289 330999.

Sat, April 12, to Mon, April 14: Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy (U). Maltings, Berwick. Various times. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. 01289 330999.

Sat, April 12, Tues, April 15, & Wed, April 16: The Lego Movie (U). Sat: Alnwick Playhouse, 1pm, Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, 01665 510785. Tues: Maltings, Berwick, 2.30pm, £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free, 01289 330999. Wed: Seahouses Hub, 3pm, £6, £5.50 conc, £4 children, £18 family, 01665 721868.

Tuesday, April 15: The Book Thief (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm & 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, April 15: RoboCop (2014) (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, April 16: The Grand Budapest Hotel (15). 6pm. £6, £5.50 conc, £4 children, £18 family. 01665 721868.

LIVE MUSIC

Tomorrow: Sandi Thom. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £17.50 in advance, £20 on the door. 01289 330999.

Saturday, April 12: Concert. Organ and flute music with John Green and Alison Rudd. At St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Felton. 7pm. Retiring collection. Contact 01665 713974.

Saturday, April 12: Feast of Fiddles. The 21st anniversary tour. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £18.50, standard £17.50. 01665 510785.

Saturday, April 12: Reg Meuross with Jess Vincent. St Cuthbert’s House, Seahouses. Doors open 7pm for pre-concert drinks from the bar. Music starts at 7.45pm. £10. To book, 01665 720456.

Saturday, April 12: Mairi Campbell. This award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter blends her distinctive vocals and skilled fiddle playing to create a collection of tracks. With support from Berking Mad. Etal Village Hall. Doors 7.30pm, music 8pm. £10. To book, 01890 820566.

Monday, April 14: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Fishers Arms, Horncliffe. 8pm. Free. 01665 722835.

Wednesday, April 16: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. At The Fleece, Alnwick. 8pm. Free.

Thursday, April 17: Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club. AGM as well as music by Jim Lindsay and Malcolm Ross. At The Glendale Hall, Cheviot Street, Wooler. 7pm.

EVENTS

Today to Wed, April 16: Craft Activities. 4yrs+. At Muddy Boots, Ingram. 10.30am to 11.30am. All materials provided. £5 per session. To book, 01665 578120.

Today, Sat, April 12, Mon, April 14, and Wed, April 16: Make a Finger Puppet. At The Alnwick Garden. Eight sessions, between 10.30am and 3.40pm. Free, normal admission applies. Contact 01665 511350.

Today to Thurs, April 17: Belsay Wonderland. Follow the trail and discover characters including Alice, The Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit. At Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 10am to 6pm. Normal admission applies. Contact 0870 3331183.

Today to Thurs, April 17: Easter Egg Trail. Self-guided quest for Easter eggs. At Kielder Castle Forest Park Centre. 9am to 5pm. £1.50. Contact 01434 250209.

Today to Thurs, April 17: Easter Family Fun. Fun-filled programme of activities for the whole family. At Woodhorn. 10am to 5pm. Free.

Today to Thurs, April 17: Bunny Hunt. Follow the clues, discover where the bunny is hiding and receive a Lindt Gold Bunny as a reward. At The Alnwick Garden. Free, normal admission applies. Contact 01665 511350.

Today to Thurs, April 17: Lambing. Take a tractor trailer ride through the Wallington estate to Broomhouse and see lambing on this working farm. At Broomhouse Farm. Adults £6, children £5, normal admission applies. Booking essential. Contact 01670 773600.

Today to Thurs, April 17: Alnmouth Village Easter Trail. Search for rabbits, record their colour and claim an Easter egg. Trail maps (£1) available from Alnmouth Post Office where the trail starts and ends. Profits to Hipsburn First School.

Today to Thurs, April 17: Science Quest. Delve into the mind of Lord Armstrong and discover the world of science on this one-mile trail. At Cragside. 10am to 5pm. £1, normal admission applies. Contact 0844 2491895.

Today, and Thurs, April 17: Ranger Experience. Learn countryside skills. At Wallington. 12.30pm. Free, normal admission applies. Contact 01670 773600.

Today and Tues, April 15, to Thurs, April 17: Quick-cook Cookery Sessions. At Alnwick Garden. 11am to noon, 1pm to 2pm, 3pm to 4pm. To book, 01665 511378.

Tomorrow: Swing and Climb Day. Fly through the air on the king-swing (10am to 12.30pm) or conquer the indoor climbing wall (1pm to 4pm). Age 5+. At Calvert Trust, Kielder. £10 per activity. Contact 01434 250232.

Tomorrow: Family Friday. Children and their parents/carers explore the history, geography and people of north Northumberland through games, stories and songs. At Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 11am to 2pm. Normal admission applies. Contact 01665 605847.

Tomorrow and Mon, April 14: Budding Chefs. 5-13yrs. At Alnwick Garden. 2pm to 4pm. £12.50. To book, 01665 511378.

Tomorrow and Wed, April 16: Baa-leigh and Beans. Listen to the adventures of two spring lambs and make animal finger puppets. At Wallington. 12.30pm. Free, normal admission applies. Contact 01670 773600.

Tomorrow, Sun, April 13, Tues, April 15, and Thurs, April 17: Egg Cosy Making. Make an egg cosy at a free arts and crafts session. At The Alnwick Garden. Eight sessions, between 10.30am and 3.40pm. Free. Normal admission applies. Contact 01665 511350.

Saturday, April 12: Alnwick Spring Show. Beautiful blooms and crafts in the annual show. At Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre, Alnwick. 11am to 5pm. £1.50, exhibitors and accompanied children go free. Contact 01665 604350.

Saturday, April 12: Painting Workshop. On the theme of The Colours of Easter, with Jenny Blayney. In the studio near Alnmouth. 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4.30pm. Half-day £20, conc £18, full-day £40, £36. To book, ring 07909 910107.

Saturday, April 12: Cowboy Challenge. Have you got what it takes to be a cowboy or cowgirl? At Wallington. 11am and 1.30pm. Free, normal admission applies. Contact 01670 773600.

Saturday, April 12: Mayor’s Civic Charity Ball. Ball in aid of the Mayor’s charities. 6.45pm to midnight. Tickets available from Morpeth Town Council. Contact 01670 514314.

Sunday, April 13: Song-writing Workshop. With Reg Meuross. For any level of experience. At Bamburgh. £65, includes lunch and tea/coffee. The day will start with a free, optional and informal walk along the beach at 9am to clear minds and seek inspiration. The workshop is from 10am to 4pm. To book, visit www.creativenorthumberland.com

Sunday, April 13: In Focus. Try a range of binoculars and telescopes at Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Hauxley Nature Reserve. 10am to 4pm. Contact 0191 2846884.

Sunday, April 13: Mad About Maps. Discover maps, from following directions and using a compass to making your own map. At Wallington. 11am and 1.30pm. Free, normal admission applies. Contact 01670 773600.

Sunday, April 13: Sharp Shooters Day. Calvert Trust Kielder. Test your aiming skill on laser clay shooting and archery ranges. Age 5+. Drop in, 10am-4pm. £10 per activity. 01434 250232.

Monday, April 14: Museum Tots. Pre-school children experience history through play. At Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 9.30am to 11am. Free. Contact 01665 605847.

Monday, April 14: Water Day. Canoeing or kayaking on Kielder Water. Age 5+. Calvert Trust Kielder. Drop in, 10am-4pm. £10 for half-hour session. 01434 250232.

Monday, April 14: Talk. John Gaskin presents a talk entitled Reality and Tales of Terror. At Barter Books, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Wine and nibbles afterwards with the speaker. £5. To book, 01665 604888.

Mon, April 14, to Wed, April 16: Small Axe Woodcraft Project. See Jon demonstrate various woodcraft techniques and have a go. At Bamburgh Castle. Normal admission applies. Contact 01668 214515.

Mon, April 14, to Thurs, April 17: Potter-inspired Characters. Meet characters inspired by Harry Potter. At Alnwick Castle. Normal admission applies. Contact 01665 511350.

Mon, April 14, to Thurs, April 17: Easter Zoo Club. A week of activities to bring out your inner zoo keeper, for children aged nine to 15. At Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, Ponteland. 10am to 4pm. Day ticket £30, including lunch. Contact 01670 841235.

Tuesday, April 15: Science Lab. Investigate Victorian inventions and have a go at making your own. At Cragside. 11am to 3pm. Free, normal admission applies. Contact 0844 2491895.

Tuesday, April 15: Budding Gardeners. Find out about plants and how to grow them. 11am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3pm. At Wallington. Free, normal admission applies. Contact 01670 773600.

Tuesday, April 15: 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 to 4pm. £15, including afternoon tea, Normal admission applies. Booking recommended. Contact 01670 773600.

Tuesday, April 15: Alnwick Treehouse Wedding Open Day. Wedding fair at the iconic Alnwick venue. 6pm-8pm. Contact 01665 511350.

Tuesday, April 15: Barn Dance. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 7.30pm.

Tues, April 15, to Thurs, April 17: Circus Skills. Various workshops teaching different skills, such as juggling and stilt walking, on different days. At Alnwick Playhouse. From 10am. More information, visit www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk. Free, but refundable deposit of £5 is taken when booking which is returned after the end of the workshop. To book, 01665 510785.

Wednesday, April 16: High Ropes Day. Tackle the hanging cargo net, sprint along the swinging logs, make it across the balancing beams. Age 5+. Calvert Trust Kielder. Drop in, 10am-4pm. £10 per circuit. 01434 250232.

Wednesday, April 16: Conservation Cleaning. Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they handle and clean items from Cragside’s collection. At Cragside. 1pm to 4pm, subject to volunteer availability. Free, normal admission applies. Contact 0844 2491895.

Wednesday, April 16: Victorian Baking Days. Volunteer cooks recreate authentic Victorian recipes in the kitchen. At Cragside. 1pm to 4pm, subject to volunteer availability. Free, normal admission applies. Contact 0844 2491895.

Wednesday, April 16: Aln & Breamish Local History Society. Alastair Sinton gives a talk on The Alnwick to Cornhill Railway. At Whittingham Memorial Institute. 7.30pm. Refreshments served. Non-members £3. Contact 01665 574319.

Thursday, April 17: Make a Nest Box. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Leaplish Waterside Park. 10.30am-noon. £5 per nest box made. To book, 01434 251000.

Thursday, April 17: Aln Valley Railway. Talk by John Wylde entitled Integration On And Off The Rails. In the Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Visitors welcome for small donation. Refreshments from 7pm. Contact 01665 606168.

WALKS

Today: Spring Flowers and Bird Activity. Join members of Alnwick and District Natural History Society for a walk at Ford Moss Nature Reserve. 2pm. contact 01665 662614.

Saturday, April 12: Craster Circular. Join Shepherds Walks for a five-mile Nordic walk. From Craster. 10am. £8.50. Contact 01669 621044.

Monday, April 14: Family Ranger Ramble. A walk through the woods. At Wallington. 2pm. Free, normal admission applies. Contact 01670 773600.

Tuesday, April 15: Nordic Walking for Beginners. Join Shepherds Walks for an introduction to Nordic walking. At Rothbury. 10am. £4. Contact 01669 621044.

ATTRACTIONS

Aln Valley Railway: 0300 0303311. Lionheart Station, Alnwick. Reopens Easter.

Alnwick Castle: 01665 511350. Open daily 10am-5.30pm, last entry 4.15pm. State rooms open 11am-5pm, last entry 4.30pm. At the gate admission - £14.50, conc £12, child £7.50, 0-4yrs free, family £38. Joint tickets for the Castle and Alnwick Garden are also available. alnwickcastle.com

Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Open Mondays to Saturdays, 10am-7pm, and Sundays 10am-5pm. Includes 10 per cent donation - £13.75, conc £11.90, child £4.40, 0-4yrs free, family £33. Joint tickets for the Garden and Alnwick Castle are also available. www.alnwickgarden.com

Armstrong Household & Farming Museum, North Charlton Farm, Chathill: 01665 579443. Reopens Easter.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am-4pm, and Bank Holidays. Closed Mondays. £4, conc £3, children £1, U5s free.

Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. Open daily, 10am-5pm, last admission 4pm. State rooms open 11am. £9.95, child £4.50, senior £9, family £25, U5s free.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station: 01665 604888. Open 9am-7pm daily. Buffet open 10am–5pm.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Open daily, 10am-6pm. £8, child £4.80, conc £7.20, family £20.80.

Berwick Barracks: 01289 304493. Open Mondays-Fridays, 10am-6pm. Closed Saturdays and Sundays. £4.20, child £2.50, conc £3.80.

Chillingham Castle: 01668 215359. Re-opens Sunday. From then, open Sundays-Fridays, noon-5pm, last entry 4.30pm. Closed Saturdays. £9, £8 conc, child £5, U5s free, family £22.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01668 215250. Reopens on Monday. Then open Mondays to Fridays, with tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Open Sundays, with tours at 10am, 11am and noon. The park is closed on Saturdays. Combined Wild Cattle and Chillingham Castle tickets available.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estates: 01669 620333. House open daily, 11am-5pm. Gardens/woodland open daily, 10am-7pm. Gift Aid - whole property: £15.85, child £7.90, family £39.45. Gardens and woodland only: £10.20, child £5.20, family £24.65.

Dunstanburgh Castle: 01665 576231. Open daily 10am-6pm. £4.30, child £2.60, conc £3.90.

Edlingham Castle: 0870 333 1181. Open during daylight hours. Free admission.

Etal Castle: 01890 820332. Open daily, 10am-6pm. £4.10, child £2.50, conc £3.70, family £10.70.

Heatherslaw Cornmill: 01890 820488. Open daily 11am-3pm. Last admission 2.15pm. £3.75, conc £2.75, family £10, child free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway: 01890 820244. Open daily. Hourly trains 11am-3pm. £6.50, conc £6, child £4.50, U5s £2.50, infant/dog free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre: 01890 820338. Open daily, 11am-3pm. Free.

Howick Hall Gardens: 01665 577285. Open daily 10.30am–6pm, last entry 5pm. Gift Aid admission, £7.70, Over 60s £6.60, child free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 07790 457580. Open daily, 11am-3pm. £3, conc £2.50, family £8, child free.

Lindisfarne Castle: 01289 389244. Call for opening times. Check crossing times on page two. Gift Aid admission, £7.40, child £3.70, family £18.50.

Lindisfarne Centre: 01289 389004. Call for opening times. Check crossing times on page two. £4, child £2, conc £3.50, family £10, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Open daily, 10am-6pm. £5.40, child £3.20, conc £4.90.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington: 01665 570382. Open daily, 8.30am-5pm. Gardens admission is £4.25, accompanied U16s free. Nursery/cafe admission, free.

Preston Tower, Chathill: 01665 589227. Open 10am-6pm, or dusk, whichever is earlier. £2, child 50p, conc/groups £1.50.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum: 01668 214910. Open Tuesdays–Sundays, 10am-4pm, and Bank Holidays. Last admission 3.30pm. Closed Mondays. Free.

Wallington Hall & Gardens: 01670 773600. House open Wednesdays-Mondays, noon–5pm, and Tuesdays, by tour, 2pm–4pm. Walled garden open daily, 10am–7pm. Gardens/estate/woodland open daily, 10am–dusk. Shops and cafe open daily 10.30am-5.30pm. Gift Aid admission, £12.20, child £6.10, family £30.50.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Warkworth Castle is open daily, 10am-6pm. £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70, family £13.50. Warkworth Hermitage is open Sundays and Mondays, 11am-4pm. Closed Tuesdays-Saturdays. £3.50, child £2.10, conc £3.20.