What’s on in Northumberland – week ending April 2

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STAGE/THEATRE

Tonight to Sunday, March 29: Berwick Operatic Society - The Wizard of Oz. Maltings, Berwick. Tonight to Saturday, 7.30pm, plus 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. £12, £10 conc, family £36. 01289

330999.

Tonight and Monday, March 30: National Theatre Live - A View from the Bridge (12a). Live streaming of this tragic masterpiece. Tonight: Alnwick Playhouse, 7pm. Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785. Monday:Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. £16, £15 conc, child £8, Schools: student £5 & teacher free (min. 10 students). 01289 330999.

Saturday, March 28: Pulse. Dance groups of all ages from across Northumberland will be performing their latest choreographies, presenting fresh new work in a range of dance styles. Alnwick Playhouse. £7, child/student £5. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, March 31, to Thursday, April 2: Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre On Tour - Romeo & Juliet. Alnwick Playhouse. Tues and Wed, 7.30pm. Thurs, 2pm & 7.30pm. Premier £21.50, standard £20.50, conc £19.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785.

FILMS

Saturday, March 28: The Second Best Marigold Hotel (PG). Seahouses Hub. 2pm and 6pm. £7, conc £6.50, child £4, family £19. 01665 721868.

Monday, March 30, and Tuesday, March 31: Home (U). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, March 31: Berwick Film Society - The Lunchbox (PG). Hindi with English subtitles. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, BFS members free. 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight: Rothbury Roots. Acoustic guitarist and singer-song-wrtier Brooks Williams performs. With support from north-east singer/guitarist Terry Docherty. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm. £10. 01669 620470.

Tomorrow: Thank Folk it’s Friday. Folk session with Greenheart Junction. Woodhorn. 2pm-3pm. 01670 528080.

Tomorrow: Ruby Turner. Alnwick Playhouse. 8pm. Premier £21, standard £20, conc £19. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow: Open Mic Night. Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8.30pm.

Saturday, March 28: Step This Way - Appalachian Cloggers and the Bones Creek Band. The Alnwick Garden. 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Saturday, March 28: Salt House. Acoustic four-piece. Etal Village Hall. Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm. £12. 01890 820566.

Saturday, March 28: Bailiffgate Singers - Flights of Fancy. St Maurice’s Church, Eglingham. 7.30pm. £5 on the door. In aid of church funds.

Sunday, March 29: NSPCC Spring Concert. A range of entertainment, headed by Wooler’s own Ukulele Band and The Tootlers. Glendale Hall, Cheviot Street, Wooler. 3pm. £5, conc £4, U18s £1, U10s free. Proceeds to NSPCC.

Sunday, March 29: Alnwick & District Choral Society - Handel’s Messiah. With invited orchestra and soloists. St Paul’s Church, Alnwick. 7.30pm. £10 on the door.

Monday March 30: Folk Singing Session. Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8pm. 01665 722835.

Thursday, April 2: Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. Ewan Galloway Trio. Musicians/listeners welcome. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Annual membership £8. Members £3, non-members £5. 01668 281307.

EVENTS

Today: Untold stories. A walk and talk around parts of Cragside highlighting the stories you don’t usually hear. 11am-12.30pm. £5, plus normal admission applies. Booking Essential, 0844 249 1895.

Today and Thursday, April 2: Gateway Drop-in. Free drop-in to meet friends, play cards, read newspapers, watch TV, use the internet and join the craft group. Shilbottle Community Hall. 9am–4pm.

Today and Thursday, April 2: Alnwick Writing Group. At the Northumberland Gazette office, Bondgate Without, Alnwick. 10.30am–12.30pm. Email kemp_m@mail.com

Tonight and Thursday, April 2: Meditation Self-Development Course. The fourth and fifth weeks of a six-week meditation course (every Thursday). Gallery 45, Felton. 6pm–7pm. £10 per session. To book, www.journey-with in.weebly.com

Today to Sunday, March 29, and Tuesday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 1: Science and Engineering Week - Boffins Trail. Discover more about Lord Armstrong’s passion for science and engineering on this family-orientated clue trail around Cragside estate. 10am-5pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Tonight: Brendan Healy. Gig from the North-East comedian. The Old Storehouse, Amble. 7pm. £10. 01665 710500.

Tomorrow, Monday, March 30, and Wednesday, April 1: Cooking in the Kitchen. Costumed interpreters cook 1930s recipes. Wallington. Noon-3pm. Normal admission applies. 01670 773606.

Tomorrow to Sunday, March 29: Crafts with the Company of Artisans. Alnwick Castle. Normal admission applies. 01665 511100.

Tomorrow to Wednesday, April 1: Jesting with Zooted. Alnwick Castle. Normal admission applies. Check times/location on arrival. 01665 511100.

Tomorrow: Ladies Pamper and Shopping Event. With jewellery, accessories and fragrances, pamper products and a lucky-numbers draw. Oddfellows Arms, Alnwick. 7.30pm.

Saturday, March 28: Writers’ Retreat. With Northumberland-based writer Rachel Cochrane. Gallery 45, Felton. 9.30am-4pm. 01670 783424.

Saturday, March 28: St Paul’s Church Coffee Morning. Plus tombola, books, raffle, cakes. Links Hotel, Seahouses. 10am-noon. £1.50, includes refreshments.

Saturday, March 28: Coffee Morning. In aid of Salvation Army Homeless Projects. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 10am-1pm. £1.50, children free.

Saturday, March 28: Coffee Morning and Book Exchange. Shilbottle Community Hall. 10am.

Saturday, March 28: Amble Harbour Village Launch. See the retail pods and seafood centre, as well as a range of other activities. 10am-4pm. 01665 712929.

Saturday, March 28: Family Osprey Day. Range of hands-on activities. Kielder Castle. 11am-3pm. Free. 0191 284 6884.

Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29: Medieval Alchemist. Alnwick Castle. Normal admission applies. 01665 511100.

Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29: Zoo School. Learn about animal enrichment, animal nutrition and animal health checking. Suitbbale for 9-15yrs. Kirkley Hall Zooligical Gardens. 10am-4pm. The two-day event costs £70. Booking essential, 01670 841235.

Saturday, March 28, to Thursday, April 2: New indoor play space - Toobelz House. Wallington. 11am-3pm. Check property open and closed days. Normal admission applies. 01670 773606.

Saturday, March 28, to Thursday, April 2: Spring Play at Wallington. Indoor and outdoor activities. Noon-3pm. Check property open and closed days. Charge for some activities may apply, plus normal admission applies. 01670 773606.

Saturday, March 28, to Thursday, April 2: Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt. The Alnwick Garden. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Sunday, March 29, to Thursday, April 2: Broomhouse Farm Event - Lambing Shed Live. Close-up experience of lambing on a working farm. Wallington. 12.30pm-2pm and 2pm-3.30pm. £5, children £4, plus normal admission applies. Booking essential via 07786 171819.

Saturday, March 28, Sunday, March 29, and Tuesday, March 31, to Thursday, April 2: Make a Spring Wildlife Hat. Woodhorn. Noon-3pm. Donations welcome. 01670 528080.

Saturday, March 28, to Thursday, April 2: Budding Artist - Koinobori. Make a Koinobori Fish. The Alnwick Garden. Normal admission. 01665 511350.

Sunday, March 29: Antiques & Collectors Fair. Etal Village Hall. 10am-4pm. Entry fee, 50p. Trade inquiries, 01289 330828.

Sunday, March 29: Sharp Shooters Day. Laser clay shooting/archery. Calvert Trust, Kielder. 10am-4pm. £10. 01434 250232.

Sunday, March 29: Early Bird Astronomy. Kielder Observatory. 5pm-6.30pm. £16, conc £14, family £45.04. Information/booking, www.kielderobservatory.org

Sunday, March 29: Public Observing. Kielder Observatory. 8pm-11pm. £16, conc £14. Information/booking, www.kielderobservatory.org

Monday, March 30: The Mindfuls Art Gala. Day of art, fun and interactivity. Woodhorn. 11am-3pm. More information, visit experiencewoodhorn.com or call 01670 528080.

Monday, March 30: The Sheep of Great Britain. Talk by Philip Walling. Barter Books, Alnwick. 7.30pm. £5. To book, 01665 604888.

Monday, March 30, to Wednesday, April 1: Cuckoo Writing Taster Sessions. Aimed at 12-19yrs. Book making and creative writing with Chloe Daykin. Amble Library, Middleton Street. 10am-4pm. Free. Booking essential, 0191 2048852.

Monday, March 30, to Thursday, April 2: Space Kids – Rockets and More. Kielder Observatory. 2pm-4pm. £16, conc £14, family £45.04. Information/booking, www.kielderobservatory.org

Tuesday, March 31: Make a Victorian Easter Card. Cragside. 11am-3pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 622003.

Tuesday, March 31, to Thursday, April 2: Broomhouse Farm Event - Lambing Apprentice. Get hands-on experience at the only place in the North East where you can be part of a lambing team. Wallington. 1pm-5pm or 6pm-8pm. Places limited to two people per session. Suitable for ages 10+. U16s need to be accompanied by an adult. Afternoon session £60, evening session £30. Booking essential, 07786 171819.

Tuesday, March 31: Barn Dance. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 7.30pm.

Wednesday, April 1: Kirkley Kritters. Get up-close and personal with amazing megabugs. Kirkley Hall Zooligical Gardens. 10am-4pm. 01670 841235.

Wednesday, April 1: High Ropes Day. Cargo net, swinging logs and balancing beams. Calvert Trust, Kielder. 10am-4pm. £10 per circuit. 01434 250232.

Wednesday, April 1: Time to Dress. Victorian costume activity session for children. Cragside. At intervals throughout the day. One group of up to three children per time slot. Group £10, plus normal admission applies. Booking essential, 0844 249 1895.

Wednesday, April 1: Victorian Baking Days. Costumed volunteer cooks recreate authentic Victorian recipes. Subject to volunteer availability. Cragside. 1pm-4pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Wednesday, April 1: Appalachian Clogging. Warkworth URC Church Hall, The Butts. 7.30pm–9pm. 01665 711635.

Wednesday, April 1: Swing Dance Lessons. Eglingham Village Hall. 8pm–9.30pm. £2. More details from the Facebook page entitled Village Of Swing.

Wednesday, April 1: Public Observing. Kielder Observatory. 8pm-11pm. £16, conc £14. Information/booking, www.kielderobservatory.org

Thursday, April 2: Alnwick & District Natural History Society - A Season of Wildflowers. Illustrated talk by botanist Judy Summerson. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Visitors £1.50. 01665 602614.

WALKS

Wednesday, March 1: Nordic Walking for Beginners. Two-mile guided walk organised by Rothbury-based company Shepherds Walks. Starts Rothbury, 10am. £5. Free pole hire. Information/booking, www.shepherdswalks.co.uk or 01669 621044.

Thursday, April 2: Alnwick & District Natural History Society – Ingram Valley. Short walk looking for early migrants and hill and valley wildlife. Meet Ingram Valley village car park, 2pm. Visitors £1.50. 01665 602614.