What’s on in Northumberland – week ending April 23

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Films, theatre, live music, walks and other events coming up in Northumberland this week.

STAGE/THEATRE

Tonight (Thursday, April 16): National Theatre Live – The Hard Problem. Live streaming. Alnwick Playhouse: 7pm. Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785. Maltings, Berwick: 7pm. £16.75, £15.75 concs, child £8.75. Schools: student £5 & teacher free (min. 10 students). 01289 330999.

Saturday, April 18: Cape Wrath – Third Angel. Story of family, travellers, whisky and chocolate. Alnwick Playhouse. 11am and 2pm. £10, child/student £7.50. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, April 21: National Theatre Live – A View from the Bridge (12a). Live streaming. Alnwick Playhouse. 7pm. Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785.

FILMS

Tomorrow (Friday, April 17): Film Night. Lesbury Village Hall. Film details in hall. 7pm. Tickets from Lesbury Post Office or from the door on the night.

Tomorrow (Friday, April 17): Film Night. Shilbottle Community Hall. Film details in hall. 7pm. Free, but donations welcome for hall funds.

Tomorrow (Friday, April 17) and Wednesday, April 22: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG). Alnwick Playhouse: Tomorrow (Friday, April 17) and Wednesday, 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785. Maltings, Berwick: Tomorrow (Friday, April 17), 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75, babies free. 01289 330999. Read a review and watch the trailer.

Saturday, April 18: Fifty Shades of Grey (18). Alnwick Playhouse: 7.30pm. £7.50 premier, £7 standard, £6.50 conc, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785. Maltings, Berwick: 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc. 01289 330999. Read a review and watch the trailer.

Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19: Shaun The Sheep (U). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, April 21: Whiplash (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75. 01289 330999. Read a review and watch the trailer.

Wednesday, April 22: Film Afternoon. Shilbottle Community Hall. Film details in hall. 2pm. Free, but donations welcome for hall funds.

Thursday, April 23: Selma (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75, babies free. 01289 330999. Read a review and watch the trailer.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight (Thursday, April 16): Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club. AGM at 7pm, followed by the Liam Stewart Trio. Musicians/listeners welcome. Glendale Hall, Wooler. Members £5, non-members £6.50. 01668 216437.

Tonight (Thursday, April 16) and Thursday, April 23: Buskers’ Night. Black Swan, Alnwick. 9pm–midnight. Free.

Saturday, April 18: Northumbria Sinfonietta Family Concert. Alnwick Playhouse. 4.30pm. £8, conc £7, child/student £5. 01665 510785.

Saturday, April 18: Fund-raising Concert. With the Military Wives Choir Dishforth. In aid of ssafa Northumberland. At The Alnwick Garden. Dinner 5pm. Concert 7pm. £40pp for concert/dinner. £20, £15 conc for concert, wine and canapes. To book, 01665 511350.

Saturday, April 18: Lush Acoustic. With Steven Malley & Phil Ogg. Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8.30pm.

Wednesday, April 22: Royal Northern Sinfonia - Mozart, Dohnanyi & Smetana String Quartet. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £12, £10.50 conc, child £5. 01289 330999.

Thursday, April 23: Maddy Prior in Concert. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £17.50, standard £16.50. 01665 510785.

EVENTS

Today (Thursday, April 16): Bingo and Afternoon Tea. Shilbottle Community Hall. 1.30pm–3pm. £1 per person, includes first card. Eyes down 1.30pm.

Today (Thursday, April 16) to Sunday, April 19: Alice and the Magic Mirror Garden. Curious characters are hiding. Belsay Castle. 11am–5pm. Normal admission, with additional £1. 01661 881636.

Today (Thursday, April 16) to Monday, April, 20: Cadbury Castle Easter Trail. Lindisfarne Castle. 10am–3pm and noon–5pm. Normal admission applies. For more information, 01289 389244.

Today (Thursday, April 16) to Thursday, April 23: Spring Wildlife Hats. Make your own spring wildlife hat. At Woodhorn Museum. Noon–3pm. 01670 624455.

Today (Thursday, April 16) and Thursday, April 23: 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 (Thursday, April 16) and Thursday, April 23: Alnwick Writing Group. At the Northumberland Gazette office, Bondgate Without, Alnwick. 10.30am–12.30pm. Email kemp_m@mail.com

Tonight (Thursday, April 16): Aln Valley Railway. Talk by Dr Mike Wood entitled The G5 Project – Recreating a North Eastern Legend. In the Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Refreshments from 7pm. All welcome for small donation. 01665 606168.

Tonight (Thursday, April 16): Poetry @ the B. Guest poet is Josephine Scott. Also open-mic poetry. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 7.30pm. £3, includes glass of wine. 01665 605847.

Tonight (Thursday, April 16): East Coquet Local History Society. Talk by John Almond entitled Sacred Sites of the North East. St Mark’s URC Hall, Amble. 7.30pm. £1.50. All welcome.

Tomorrow (Friday, April 17): Paddington Meet and Greet. The Alnwick Garden. Normal admission. Visit www.alnwickgarden.com

Tomorrow (Friday, April 17): Swing and Climb Day. King-swing (10am-12.30pm) or indoor wall (1pm-4pm). Calvert Trust Kielder. £10pp per activity. 01434 250232.

Tomorrow (Friday, April 17): Wildlife Watch Easter Activities. St Cuthbert’s Parish Church Hall, Dovecote Street, Amble. 2pm–4pm. £5. To book, 0191 284 6884.

Saturday, April 18: Northumberland & Durham Family History Society. Talk by Janet Brown on the North-east War Memorial Project. Bell View, Belford. 10am,

Saturday, April 18: Family History Drop-In Sessions. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 10am–1pm. Normal admission, plus donation. 01665 605847.

Saturday, April 18: Workshop. Watercolour Painting. Gallery 45, Felton. 10.30am–12.30pm. £22, refreshments included. To book, 01670 783424.

Saturday, April 18: Bailiffgate @ Barresdale. Unveiling of proggy textile wall hanging. Alnwick Community Centre. 1pm–3pm. 01665 605847.

Saturday, April 18: Family Astronomy. Kielder Observatory. 5pm–7pm. £16, conc £14, family £45.04. Information/booking, visit the website kielderobservatory.org.

Saturday, April 18: Spring Ceilidh. In The Hub, Stone Close, Seahouses. 7.30pm. Tickets £10, on the door or book on 01665 721868.

Sunday, April 19: Wilderness Survival Skills. Kielder. 9am–5pm. £25. 16yrs+, but parental consent for U18s. To book 07977 543845.

Sunday, April 19: Laser-clay shooting/archery. Kielder. 10am–4pm. £10. 01434 250232.

Sunday, April 19: Diesel trains. Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. 10.30am-4.30pm. alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Sunday, April 19: The Joy of Spring Fair. Variety of stalls. In aid of HospiceCare North Northumberland. Linden Hall, Longhorsley. 10.30am–4.30pm. 01665 606515.

Sunday, April 19: Beginners’ Photo Workshop. Druridge Bay Country Park. 2pm–5pm. £30. Contact 0191 2846884.

Sunday, April 19: Early Bird Astronomy. Kielder Observatory. 5pm-6.30pm. £16, conc £14, family £45.04. Information/booking, visit the website kielderobservatory.org.

Sunday, April 19: Aurora Night. Learn about The Northern Lights. Kielder Observatory. 8pm–11pm. £16, conc £14. Information/booking, visit kielderobservatory.org.

Monday, April 20: NWT Coquetmouth Group. Illustrated talk by Shaun Hackett entitled Helping the Pollinators. St Mark’s Church Hall, Amble. £1.50. 7.30pm. 01665 711177.

Monday, April 20: Newt Safari. East Chevington Nature Reserve. 8pm–10pm. £5. Booking recommended on 0191 2846884.

Tuesday, April 21: Late Night Shooting Star Special. Kielder Observatory. 11.30pm–2.30am. £16, conc £14. Information/booking, visit kielderobservatory.org.

Wednesday, April 22: Untold Stories. A walk and talk around parts of Cragside House highlighting the stories you don’t usually hear. 11am–12.30pm. £5. 01669 620333.

WALKS

Today: St Cuthbert’s Way – part 6 – Fenwick to Holy Island. Eight miles. Starts 6am, Berwick. £15. Information/booking, visit shepherdswalks.co.uk

Tomorrow (Friday, April 17): Nordic Walking – Beginners Training Evening. Poles provided. Starts Rothbury, 6pm. £10. Information/booking, visit shepherdswalks.co.uk.

Tomorrow (Friday, April 17): Nordic Walking – Take Your Skills to a New Level. Poles provided. Starts Rothbury, 6pm. £10. Information/booking, visit shepherdswalks.co.uk.

Saturday, April 18: Nordic Walk Challenge. More details, visit shepherdswalks.co.uk.

Sunday, April 19: Alnwick Ramblers. Whittingham Circular. Seven miles. Meet Whittingham village near church, 10.30am. 01665 711797.