What’s on in Northumberland – week ending July 10

STAGE/THEATRE

Tomorrow

Flash - Live in Concert. This gig at Alnwick Playhouse is sold out. Call 01665 510785 to check for returns.

Tomorrow

Patrick Monahan - Cake Charmer. 12yrs+. The Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. Stalls £12.50, £11 conc, circle £15, box seat £17, child £7. 01289 330999.

Sunday, July 6

Blunderbus Theatre Company - Hugless Douglas. Based on the book by bestselling author David Melling. Maltings, Berwick. 2pm. £9. 01289 330999.

Sunday, July 6

Don Giovanni - Mozart. Encore streaming of this opera. Alnwick Playhouse. 6pm. Premier £18, standard £17, conc £16, child/student £10. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, July 8

National Theatre - A Small Family Business (12a). Encore broadcast. At Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £16, £15 conc, child £8, schools: student £5 & teacher goes free (with every 10 tickets booked). 01289 330999.

Wednesday, July 9

Dansformation - Northumbriana PLUS interactive Northumbrian Ceilidh. Maltings, Berwick. 6pm. £12, £10.50 conc, child £7. 01289 330999.

Wed, July 9, and Thurs, July 10

Alnwick Playhouse Senior Youth Theatre presents Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Alnwick Playhouse. Also Friday, July 11. Standard £8, conc £7, child/Student £6. 01665 510785.

FILMS

Tonight

Fading Gigolo (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Saturday, July 5

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG). UK preview screenings. Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm and 7pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tues, July 8, and Thurs, July 10

Belle (12a). Maltings, Berwick. Tuesday, 1pm. Thursday, 7.30pm. Also on Thursday, at 1pm, there is a hard-of-hearing, subtitled showing. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, July 9

The Fault In Our Stars (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight

Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. Alan Small Duo. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. Musicians and listeners welcome. 7.30pm. £3 members, £5 non-members. 01668 281307.

Tonight

Hank, Cash & Cline. Tribute to the best of Southern Soulful Country and Rockabilly Music. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £15, £13.50 conc, circle £16, box seat £17, child £7. 01289 330999.

Tonight and Thurs, July 10

Buskers’ Night. Hosted by Lee Brown. Players and listeners welcome. Microphones, acoustic guitar, bass and percussion provided or bring your own instrument. At Black Swan, Alnwick. 9pm-midnight.

Tomorrow

DJ Patrick Topping. Plus local DJs. I Won’t Tell, Alnwick. From 10pm. Tickets £7. In advance from Zecca, Amble, or tinyurl.com/p4mcz09. Tickets sold on door on night if any left.

Tomorrow to Sunday July 6

Brinkburn Music Festival. A weekend of music at Brinkburn Priory with the likes of the Royal Northern Sinfonia and The Queen’s Six among others. 01665 798007 or visit www.brinkburnmusic.org

Saturday, July 5

Lunchtime Concert. Wind quintet Quintessential. Alnwick Garden. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Saturday, July 5

Peter Howarth (lead singer of The Hollies) Unplugged. With guest Michael Armstrong. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £18.50, standard £17.50, conc £16.50. 01665 510785.

Saturday, July 5

The Wilson Family. A capella folk group. With support from Anna and Marie Tucker. Etal Village Hall. Doors open 7.30pm, music starts 8pm. £10. To book, call 01890 820566.

Saturday, July 5

The Carl Cape Band. The conga-bongo-tastic sound of Northumbrian country-folk-blues with touches of harmonica, double bass, Northumbrian poetry and skiffle for good measure. Masons Arms, Warkworth. 9pm-11.30pm. Free entry.

Monday, July 7

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Blue Bell, Belford. 8pm. Free. 01665 722835.

Tuesday, July 8

Acoustic Buskers’ Night. All styles and abilities welcome. Craster Arms, Beadnell. 8pm. 07939 498879.

Wednesday, July 9

June Thomas. Piano and vocal solos. Alnwick Garden. 1pm and 2pm. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

EVENTS

Today

Wildflower Survey. Join staff from Northumberland Wildlife Trust in a survey of the wildflowers within the East Cemetery in Amble. 10.30am-12.30pm. Meet at 10.30am. at the Spire. Free car parking available adjacent to the site. 0191 284 6884.

Today and Thurs, July 10

St Abbs Summer Markets. Etal Village Hall. 11am-3.30pm.

Tonight to Thursday, July 10

Events at Kielder Observatory. Includes daytime astronomy and aurora nights. Visit kielderobservatory.org

Tonight

Talk. Charlie Poulsen and Pauline Burbidge on Allanbank Mill Steading - A Celebration of Art and Living. Barter Books, Alnwick. 7pm for 7.30pm start. £5. To book, 01665 604888 or call into the shop.

Tonight

Poetry@Bailiffgate. Poetry Goes Local Evening. Open mic for poets and musicians. Listeners welcome. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Doors open 7pm. £3 to include complimentary glass of wine. £3. 01665 605847.

Tomorrow

Open Air Hog Roast and Live Music. In aid of Down’s Syndrom Association and Ford Village School. Heatherslaw Corn Mill. 7pm-11pm. £10 per ticket, including hogroast. Tickets available by calling at Heatherslaw Tearoom or reserve by phone. 01890 820737.

Tomorrow to Sunday, July 6

Art Exhibition. Alnmouth Chapel Lane. 10am-4.30pm. Free. Refreshments available provided by Craster Art Group.

Saturday, July 5

The Friends of Abbeyfield – Coffee Morning. Northumberland Hall, Alnwick. 9.30am–noon. £1. Refreshments, raffle, tombola. 01665 603094.

Saturday, July 5

Chevy Chase. A classic fell run and walking challenge in the Cheviots, with a distance of 20 miles and an accumulated height of 4,000ft. Contact 01668 281640.

Saturday, July 5

Conservation club. Find out about native species at Kirkley Hall Zoo. 10am-4pm. 01670 841235.

Saturday, July 5

Workshop. Willow weaving with Anna Turnbull. Create an imaginative sculpture. Materials, lunch and drinks provided. Gallery 45, Felton. 10am–4pm. £45. Deposit £10 when booking. To book, 01670 783424.

Saturday, July 5

Workshop. Introduction to lace work with Judith Goodfellow. Suitable for those with some knowledge of basic knitting stitches. Gallery 45, Felton. 2pm–4.30pm. £20. Deposit £10 when booking. To book, 01670 783424.

Saturday, July 5

Garden Party. Jazz, fizz and afternoon tea at Acton House walled garden, in aid of HospiceCare North Northumberland. 3pm to 6pm. £20. 01665 606515.

Sat, July 5, and Sun, July 6

Ancient Crafts. Meet talented craftspeople to showcase the trades that would have been employed hundreds of years ago. At Lindisfarne Priory. 11am-5pm. £6, conc £5.50, children £3.50, English Heritage members free. 01289 389200.

Sat, July 5, and Sun, July 6

Beadnell Open Gardens Weekend. 15 gardens open to the public. Talk to the gardeners, swap tips and find new ideas. Proceeds go towards the village clock repair. 1pm-4pm. £4, children free.

Sat, July 5, and Sun, July 6

Fairly Famous Tennis. Comedy tennis matches. Alnwick Garden. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Sat, July 5, and Sun, July 6

Splash Alnwick! Family-friendly water-pistol fun. Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

Sat, July 5, and Sun, July 6

Budding Artist - Poppy Making. Alnwick Garden. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Sat, July 5, to Wed, July 9

Small Axe Woodcraft Project. See Jon demonstrate various woodcraft techniques, have a go yourself or buy something ready made by Jon. At Bamburgh Castle. Normal admission. 01668 214515.

Sunday, July 6

Kielder Triathlon. The Kielder Iron Distance Triathlon is a brand new event consisting of a 3.8km open water swim, 180km road cycle, followed by a 42km trail run. The event is open to individuals and relay teams. 6am to 10pm. See www.higherterrainevents.co.uk

Sunday, July 6

Chillingham Vintage Tractor Rally. Car-boot sale and craft marquee. Glendale showfield, Wooler. 11am-5pm. £4, children/OAPs £3.

Sunday, July 6

North East & Scottish Borders Begonia Society. Monthly meeting of group formed by Alnwick man Jim Stewart. 2pm in the village hall at Dinnington. 01665 604194.

Monday, July 7

Summer Fair. Live music, gifts and refreshments. St Mary’s, Castlegate, Berwick. 10.30am-2.30pm.

Mon, July 7, to Thurs, July 9

Raphael Falconry. Step into the world of medieval falconry with two of the country’s finest historical falconers. Alnwick Castle. Free with admission. 01665 511100.

Tuesday, July 8

Elderberries Clinic Café. Free healthcare sessions for the over 50s. Meet new people and hear from expert clinicians and practitioners. Talk about health on the internet. Two course meal for £1, served at noon. At Alnwick Garden. Noon–4pm. No Garden admission ticket is needed but booking essential. 01665 511376.

Tuesday, July 8

At Home with the Trevelyans. Join experts and go behind the scenes to learn about many of the objects used by the family at Wallington Hall. 2pm-4pm. £15, including afternoon tea, the Trevelyan Way. Normal admission applies. Booking recommended on 01670 773600.

Tuesday, July 8

Autumn Club. Talk by Joanna Friel entitled Characters on my Doorstep. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 2.30pm.

Wednesday, July 9

Victorian Baking Day. Volunteer cooks recreate authentic Victorian recipes at Cragside House. 1pm-5pm. Normal admission applies. 01665 622003.

Wednesday, July 9

Heavy Horse Centre Talks & Demonstrations. At Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre. 2pm-4pm. 01890 820601.

Thursday, July 10

Talk. Rt Hon Michael Moore MP gives a talk entitled The Future of the UK. Barter Books, Alnwick. 7.30pm. £5. To book, call 01665 604888 or call into the shop. All proceeds, at the request of the speaker, are to be donated to a charity.

WALKS

Sunday, July 6

Alnwick Ramblers. Seven-mile walk taking in Alwinton and the Alwin. Meet at the Rose and Thistle, Alwinton, 10.30am. For more details and if weather is inclement, call walk leader Daphne Kelly on 0191 2586834.

Sunday, July 6

Guided walk. Circular walk starting at Padgepool Place in Wooler over four-and-a-half miles. 11am to 2pm. Visit www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk/voluntaryrangerwalks

Sunday, July 6

Walk. Picturesque walk to St Cuthbert’s Cave. 11am, meet outside the Bluebell Hotel, Belford. Booking essential contact 01289 389244.

ATTRACTIONS

Aln Valley Railway: 0300 0303311. Lionheart Station, Alnwick. Open Sunday, 10am-4pm.

Alnwick Castle: 01665 511350. Daily 10am–5.30pm, last entry 4.15pm. State rooms open 11am–5pm, last entry 4.30pm. At the gate – £14.50, conc £12, child £7.50, 0–4yrs free, family £38.

Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Daily, 10am–7pm. Entry £13.75, conc £11.90, child £4.40, 0-4yrs free, family £33.

Armstrong Household & Farming Museum, North Charlton Farm, Chathill: 01665 579443. Open Fridays, 10am–5pm. £4 for charity.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Open Tues–Sun, 10am–4pm. £4, conc £3, child £1, U5s free.

Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. 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. Daily, 9am-7pm.

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

Berwick Barracks: 01289 304493. Open Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm. Closed Sat and Sun. £4.20, child £2.50, conc £3.80.

Chillingham Castle: 01668 215359. Daily, noon-5pm, last entry 4.30pm, but closed Saturdays. £9, £8 conc, child £5, U5s free, family £22.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01668 215250. Monday–Friday, with tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Open Sunday, with tours at 10am, 11am and noon. Closed Saturdays.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estates: 01669 620333. House open today, tomorrow and Tues–Thurs, 1pm–5pm, and Sat/Sun, 11am–5pm. Gardens/woodland open Tues–Sun, 10am–7pm. Cragside closed Monday. 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. 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. Daily, 10am–6pm. £4.10, child £2.50, conc £3.70, family £10.70.

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

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

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre: 01890 820338. Daily, 11am–3pm. Free.

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

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

Lindisfarne Castle: 01289 389244. Call for opening times. See crossing times on page 2 of this newspaper. 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 of this newspaper. £4, child £2, conc £3.50, family £10, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Daily, 10am–6pm. £5.40, child £3.20, conc £4.90.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington: 01665 570382. Daily, 8.30am–5pm. Gardens admission is £4.25, accompanied U16s free. Nursery/café 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, Bamburgh: 01668 214910. Open daily, 10am–5pm. Last admission 4.15pm. Free entry.

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

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Warkwoprth Castle is open daily from 10am–6pm. Amdission is £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70, family £13.50. Warkworth Hermitage is open Sundays and Mondays, 11am–4pm. It is closed Tuesdays to Saturdays. Admission to the Hermitage is £3.50, child £2.10, conc £3.20.