What’s on in Northumberland – week ending February 19

Dick Whittington by CADS'Picture Duncan Elson
Dick Whittington by CADS'Picture Duncan Elson

STAGE/THEATRE

Tonight: Fertile Ground Mixed Bill. Dynamic dance performance. Maltings, Berwick. 6pm. £12, £10.50 conc, child £7, students/workshop attendees £4. 01289 330999.

Tonight to Saturday, February 14: Coquetdale Amateur Dramatic Society – Dick Whittington. Jubilee Hall, Rothbury. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, £4.50 over fives and are available on 07884 350985 or from Tully’s in Rothbury. Read our review here.

Saturday, February 14: Met Opera – Iolanta by Tchaikovsky and Bluebeard’s Castle by Bartok. Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Alnwick Playhouse. 5.30pm. Premier £21, standard £20, conc £19, child/student £10, Friends £18. 01665 510785.

Tues, Feb 17, to Thurs, Feb 19: Wind In The Willows, by Oddsocks Productions. Alnwick Playhouse. Tuesday/Thursday, 2pm. Wednesday, 7pm. Premier £12.50, standard £11.50, child/student £8.50. 01665 510785. Read the Gazette’s preview.

Wednesday, February 18: Treasure Island. National Theatre live streaming. 10yrs+. Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm. Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785.

Thursday, February 19: The Smallest Story Ever Told, by Tideline Runners Theatre Company. Comedy-drama with mature themes. 15yrs+. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £10, £8 conc, child £6. 01289 330999.

FILMS

Tonight: Big Eyes (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow: Film Night. Shilbottle Community Hall. Doors 6.45pm, start 7pm. Film details in the hall. Donations to hall funds.

Tomorrow: Exodus – Gods and Kings (12a). Ridley Scott epic. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999. Read a Gazette review of the film.

Sat, Feb 14, and Thurs, Feb 19: Birdman (15). Saturday: Seahouses Hub. 6pm. £7, conc £6.50, child £4, family (four) £19. 01665 721868. Thursday: Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785. Read a review of Birdman on the Gazette website.

Sat, Feb 14, to Thurs, Feb 19: Big Hero 6 (PG). Disney’s latest animated film. Maltings, Berwick. Sunday, 5pm. All other days, 2.30pm. Also, an autism-friendly screening at 11am on Tuesday. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999. Read a preview of Big Hero 6 here.

Sun, Feb 15, and Mon, Feb 16: Night at the Museum – Secret of the Tomb (PG). Maltings, Berwick. Sun, 1pm. Mon, 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, February 17: Paddington (PG). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999. Read a review of Paddington here.

Tuesday, February 17: The Homesman (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785.

Thursday, February 19: Into The Woods (PG). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight and Thursday, February 19: Buskers’ Night. Black Swan, Alnwick. 9pm–midnight. Free.

Tonight: Them Beatles. Beatles tribute act. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £20 & £18 box & circle, £17 & £15 stalls (£15 & £13.50 concs). 01289 330999.

Tomorrow: The Seam. Gareth Davies-Jones performs. Woodhorn. 7.30pm. £8. Visit www.wegottickets.com/event/301854

Monday, February 16: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Railway, Acklington. 8pm.

Wednesday, February 18: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Fleece, Alnwick. 8pm.

Thursday, February 19: Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club. Guest artist Charlie McIntee and Friends. Glendale Hall, Wooler. 7.30pm. Members £5, non-members £6.50. 01668 216437.

EVENTS

Tonight: Aln Valley Railway. Quentin Scott with a collection of his colour slides. Visitors, members and their guests welcome for small donation. In the Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Refreshments from 7pm. 01665 606168.

Today and Thursday, February 19: Alnwick Writing Group. At the Northumberland Gazette office, Bondgate Without, Alnwick. 10.30am–12.30pm.

Today and Thursday, February 19: Gateway Drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall. 9am–4pm.

Tomorrow: Messy Church Stories, Food & Crafts. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 3.30pm–5.45pm.

Tomorrow: Stargazing. Howick Village Hall. 7pm–9pm. Free, but booking essential. Visit tinyurl.com/p6vgp6d

Tomorrow: North Northumberland Bird Club. Dan Brown gives a talk on Whaups and Corn Buntings. Seahouses Sports Community Centre. 7.30pm.

Saturday, February 14: Valentine’s Lunch. Soup, filled rolls, cakes. Tombola and raffle. Acklington Village Hall. 11am–1pm.

Saturday, February 14: Valentine’s Afternoon Tea. The Alnwick Garden. 3pm–5pm, for £15pp. Tables must be booked in advance, 01665 511354.

Saturday, February 14: That’s Amore! Romantic love songs and Italian cuisine. 16yrs+. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £34, £32.50 conc per person. 01289 330999.

Saturday, February 14: Charity Valentine’s Day Ball. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. Event cancelled.

Saturday, February 14: Dance. Bolton Village Hall. 8pm. £3.50. Pooled supper, raffle, no bar. 01665 574623.

Sat, Feb 14, to Thurs, Feb 19: Brick Figure Masks. Family craft sessions with LEGO. Woodhorn. Donations welcome. Noon–3pm. 01670 624455.

Sat, Feb 14, to Thurs, Feb 19: Snowdrop Planting Week.

Wallington. Free, but normal admission applies. 10am–3pm. 01670 774389.

Sat, Feb 14, to Thurs, Feb 19: Wake Up At Wallington. Activities and snowdrop planting.

Wallington. Noon-3pm. Free, normal admission. 01670 774389.

Sat, Feb 14, to Thurs, Feb 19: Victorian Butler School. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Normal admission applies. 11am–4pm. 01661 881636.

Sun, Feb 15, and Thurs, Feb 19: Mini scarecrows – Budding Artist Programme. The Alnwick Garden. 11am–4pm. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Monday, February 16: Budding Artists – Everlasting Flowers. The Alnwick Garden. Intervals from 10.30am. Normal admission. 01665 511350.

Monday, February 16: Felton & Swarland Local History Society. Talk by Alistair Sinton on Alnmouth and its Ancient Corn Port. Felton Village Hall. 7.30pm. Visitors/guests £2.50. Refreshments for donation. 01670 787421.

Tuesday, February 17: Budding Artists – Stone Pets. The Alnwick Garden. At intervals from 10.30am. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Tuesday, February 17: Family Bushcraft Taster Day. Druridge Bay. 10.30am–1pm. Booking essential 01289 389244.

Tuesday, February 17: Victorian Kissing Dangle. Craft activity. Cragside. 11am–3pm. Normal admission applies, plus £1 child. 01669 620333.

Tuesday, February 17: Barn Dance. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 7.30pm.

Tues, Feb 17, to Thurs, Feb 19: Workshop. Three-day workshop for 12-to-16-year-olds consisting of acting games, story-gathering and music. Jubilee Hall, Rothbury. 10am–4pm. £30 for three days. Booking essential, www.novemberclub.org.uk

Tue, Feb 17, to Thurs, Feb 19: Fun Feb at Ford & Etal. Kids go free at Heatherslaw Cornmill and Lady Waterford Hall and take a ride on the Heatherslaw Light Railway. Visit www.ford-and-etal.co.uk for details.

Wednesday, February 18: Budding Artists Programme – Flower Pot People. The Alnwick Garden. At intervals from 10.30am. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Wednesday, February 18: Plant It, Grow It, Eat It. Seed planting. Cragside. 11am–2.30pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Wednesday, February 18: Alnmouth and Lesbury Cricket Club Jumble Sale. Lesbury Village Hall. Noon. Jumble welcome. To uplift from home, call 07894 512500 or 07971 877137. Hall open on Tuesday evening for drop-offs.

Wednesday, February 18: Alnwick & District MS Branch. Informal get-together. Hog’s Head, Alnwick. 7pm. 01665 604906.

Wednesday, February 18: Appalachian Clogging. URC Church Hall, The Butts, Warkworth. 7.30pm–9pm. 01665 711635.

Thursday, February 19: Make a Flying Machine. Craft Activity. Cragside. 11am–2pm. Normal admission applies, plus £2 child. 01669 620333.

Thursday, February 19: Afternoon Bingo. Shilbottle Community Hall. 1.30pm. £1.

Thursday, February 19: Wildlife Watch. Aimed at children aged 5-12. Leaplish Waterside Park. 2pm–4pm. £5 per child. Booking essential, visit www.nwt.org.uk/whats-on

WALKS

Sunday, February 15: Druridge Bay from Low Hauxley Nature Reserve. Seven miles. Starts Low Hauxley. 9.30am. £13. To book, visit www.shepherdswalks.co.uk or call 01669 621044.

Sunday, February 15: Alnwick Ramblers. Seven-mile Elsdon circular. Meet Elsdon car park, by bridge. 10.30am. 0191 2368850.