What’s on in Northumberland – week ending April 30

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

STAGE/THEATRE

Tomorrow: Dalloway. A feminine response to the aftermath of the First World War. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. Stalls £14, £12.50 conc, circle £16, box seat £18, child £6. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow: Years To Remember. Variety concert commemorating the First World War. St Cuthbert’s Parish Hall, Amble. 7.45pm. Tickets £8 from Amble Post Office, on Queen Street, or from Amble Town Council offices on Fourways 2, Dilston Terrace (01665 714695).

Saturday, April 25: MET Opera - Cavalleria Rusticana, Pietro Mascagni and Pagliacci, Ruggero Leoncavallo. Live streaming. Alnwick Playhouse. 5.30pm. Premier £21, standard £20, conc £19, child/student £10, Friends £18. 01665 510785.

Saturday, April 25: Cabaret Night. With hot supper. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 7pm. Tickets £10 on sale from Alnmouth Post Office.

Saturday, April 25: Finding The Will – Double Bill. Exploration of what might’ve happened next in two of Shakespeare’s best known plays. Whittingham Memorial Institute. 7.30pm. £8, conc £7, children £4, family £18. 01665 574964.

Saturday, April 25: Lucy Porter – Me Time. Ages 16+. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £14, £12.50 conc. 01289 330999.

Sunday, April 26: Swanhunter. An operatic adventure for all the family. Alnwick Playhouse. 7pm. Premier £17.50, standard £16.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785.

Thursday, April 30: National Theatre Live – The Hard Problem. Live streaming. At Alnwick Playhouse. 7pm. Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785.

Thursday, April 30: Hamlet starring Maxine Peake. Encore broadcast. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £16.75, £15.75 conc, child £8.75. Schools: student £5 & teacher free (min. 10 students). 01289 330999.

FILMS

Tonight: Selma (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow and Saturday, April 25: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG). Alnwick Playhouse. Tomorrow, 7.30pm. Saturday, 2pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785.

Saturday, April 25: Cinderella (U). Seahouses Hub. 3pm. £7, conc £6.50, child £4, family £19. 01665 721868.

Sat, April 25, and Sun, April 26: The SpongeBob Movie - Sponge Out of Water (U). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75, babies free. 01289 330999.

Saturday, April 25: Blade Runner – The Final Cut (15, BFI 2015 re-release). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

Saturday, April 25, Wednesday, April 29, and Thursday, April 30: Still Alice (12a). Seahouses Hub: Saturday, 6pm. £7, conc £6.50, child £4, family £19. 01665 721868. Alnwick Playhouse: Wed, 7.30pm, Thurs, 2pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, April 28: Suite Française (15). Maltings, Berwick. 1pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, April 28: Berwick Film Society – Wakolda (12a). Spanish, German, with English subtitles. At Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, BFS members free. 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

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

Tonight and Thursday, April 30: Buskers’ Night. Black Swan, Alnwick. 9pm–midnight. Free.

Tomorrow: Thank Folk It’s Friday. Woodhorn Museum. 2pm–3pm. 01670 624455.

Tomorrow: Ann Breen. One of Ireland’s finest entertainers sings a range of hits. At the Jubilee Institute, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Licensed bar. Tickets £10 from Tully’s of Rothbury or Greenwell Bakery or call 01669 620082 or 01669 620083.

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

Monday, April 25: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Ship Inn, Low Newton. 8pm. 01665 722835.

Thursday, April 30: Rothbury Roots. Folk artists Gilmore & Roberts, with support from Plumhall. At The Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm. £10. To book, 01669 620470.

EVENTS

Today: Spring Wildlife Hats. Make your own spring wildlife hat. Woodhorn Museum. Noon–3pm. 01670 624455.

Today and Thursday, April 30: Gateway Drop-in. Free drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall. 9am–4pm.

Today and Thursday, April 30: Alnwick Writing Group. At the Northumberland Gazette office, Bondgate Without, Alnwick. 10.30am–12.30pm. Email kemp_m@mail.com

Today to Thursday, April 30: Rhododendron Spectacular. Colourful rhododendrons at Howick Hall Gardens. 10.30am–6pm. £7.70, £6.60 over 60s, children free. 01665 577285.

Tomorrow: Northumbrian Evening. Vivace performs songs and stories from the county. At St James’s Church Centre, Alnwick. 7pm. Tickets £6, including refreshments, from Scotts of Alnwick golf shop or on the door on the night.

Sat, April 25, and Sun, April 26: Red Squirrel Days. Make squirrel feeding boxes and join zoo keepers on a woodland walk. Additional cost applies for squirrel feeders. Kirkley Hall Zoo. 10am–4pm. www.kirkleyhallzoo.co.uk

Sat, April 25, and Sun, April 26: St George’s Weekend. Range of events. At Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 11am to 5pm. English Heritage members free, adult £8.30, child 5-15 £6, conc £7.50, family £21.60.

Sat, April 25, and Sun, April 26: Brick Figure Masks. Create a LEGO mini-figure mask in a free, family craft session. Woodhorn Museum. Noon–3pm. 01670 624455.

Sat, April 25, and Sun, April 26: Cherry Blossom Festival. A celebration of Japanese and Chinese culture. The Alnwick Garden. Normal admission applies.

Sat, April 25, and Sun, April 26: Electric Bike Demonstration Weekend. A range of Raleigh hybrid bikes and Haibike full suspension and hard-tail mountain bikes available for demo rides. Cycle helmets must be worn and can be provided. Organisers need passport or credit/debit card to keep during you ride. At Kielder Cycle Centre, Kielder. 10am–4.30pm. 01434 250457.

Saturday, April 25: Alnwick Inner Wheel Coffee Morning. Home-made cakes, raffle, tombola, book stall and free blood-pressure checks. Northumberland Hall, Alnwick. 10am-noon.

Saturday, April 25: Budding Artist - Create a Magic Mirror. The Alnwick Garden. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Saturday, April 25: Car-boot sale. Organised by Alnwick Lions Club, in aid of local charities. Homebase car park, Alnwick. 9am-noon. £10 per car boot. 0845 8335931.

Saturday, April 25: Spring Fair. Shilbottle Community Hall. 10am–noon. Entry £1, children 50p, includes drink/biscuit. Stalls not raising funds for the hall are £5 a table. To book a stall call 01665 575196.

Saturday, April 25: Sewing @ the B - Working With Patterns. Workshop aimed at people who have some confidence in using their machine and understand basic hand and machine sewing techniques. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. £25. 01665 605847.

Saturday, April 25: Family Astronomy. At Kielder Observatory. 5pm-7pm. £16, conc £14, family £45.04. www.kielderobservatory.org

Sunday, April 26: Budding Artist - Crafty Crowns. The Alnwick Garden. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Sunday, April 26: Early Bird Astronomy. At Kielder Observatory. 5pm-6.30pm. £16, conc £14, family £45.04. Information/booking, www.kielderobservatory.org

Monday, April 27: Western Front Association. 1915 Theme with Sean Godfrey. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. In the Ex-Serviceman’s Club, Alnmouth.

Tuesday, April 28: Webinar – Getting to Know Basecamp for Windows. Online introduction webinar. 6.30pm. £19.99. Information/booking, visit www.shepherdswalks.co.uk or call 01669 621044.

Tuesday, April 28: Barn Dance. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 7.30pm.

Tuesday, April 28: A Universe Full Of Stars. At Kielder Observatory. 8pm-11pm. £16, conc £14. www.kielderobservatory.org

Wednesday, April 29: Victorian Baking Days. Costumed volunteer cooks recreate authentic Victorian recipes in the kitchen at Cragside. Subject to volunteer availability. 1pm-4pm. Normal admission. 01669 620333.

Wednesday, April 29: Creatures of the Night. Join the ranger team and a bat researcher to find out what appears after dark. Discover the nocturnal world of bats on a night-time stroll around the woods. At Wallington. 7.30pm to 10pm. Adult £6, child £3. Booking essential.

Wednesday, April 29: Alnwick Wildlife Group. Talk by Bill Burlton titled The Border Mires – Wasteland or Wonderland? In St Michael’s Church Hall, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Non-members £2.

Wednesday, April 29: Appalachian Clogging. Warkworth URC Church Hall, The Butts. 7.30pm–9pm. 01665 711635.

Wednesday, April 29: Swing Dance Lessons. Eglingham Village Hall. 8pm–9.30pm. £2. More details from the Facebook page entitled Village Of Swing.

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

Thursday, April 30: Untold Stories. A walk and talk around parts of Cragside House highlighting the stories you don’t usually hear. At Cragside. 11am to 12.30pm. £5.

WALKS

Sunday, April 26: Nordic Walk. Five miles. At Druridge Bay Country Park. 10am. £8.50. Information/booking, visit www.shepherdswalks.co.uk or call 01669 621044.