What’s on in Northumberland – week ending July 18

stage/theatre

Tonight and Tomorrow

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Durham. Tonight, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm, £12, £10 conc, child £6, family £32, 01289 330999. Tomorrow, Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm, premier £12, standard £11, conc £10, child/student £8, 01665 510785.

Saturday, July 13

Le Nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm. Premier £18, standard £17, conc £16, child/student £10, Friends £15. 01665 510785.

Saturday, July 13

Opera – Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury. Berwick Guild Hall. 3pm and 8pm. £18, £15 conc, child £8.

Tues, July 16, and Wed, July 17

Holy Trinity First School Summer Show. Maltings, Berwick. Various times/prices. 01289 330999.

FILMS

Tomorrow

Quartet. Ferguson Hall, Belford. 6.30pm.

Tomorrow to Sunday, July 14

Man of Steel (12a). Maltings, Berwick. Various times. 01289 330999.

Saturday, July 13

Iron Man 3 (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. 01289 330999.

Saturday, July 13, and Tuesday, July 16

Behind the Candelabra (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. 01665 510785.

Wed, July 17, and Thurs, July 18

Summer in February (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. 01665 510785.

Thursday, July 18

World War Z (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight

Tom Mitchell & Andrew Lobb. Queen’s Head, Rothbury. 8pm. £10. 01669 620470

Saturday, July 13

Cobwebs Cabaret Ensemble. Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Priory admission applies. Visit www.theheritageconsultant.co.uk

Saturday, July 13

Concert. Sir Thomas Allen and Caroline Dowdle (piano.) Alwinton Church. 7.30pm. Visit www.alwintonconcerts.org

Saturday, July 13

Dan Jacks. 9pm. Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 01665 576658.

Sunday, July 14

Blithesong. Choral music. Brinkburn Priory. 3pm. Priory admission applies. Visit www.theheritageconsultant.co.uk

Monday, July 15

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Railway Inn, Acklington. 8pm. 01665 722835.

Wednesday, July 17

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Fleece, Alnwick. 8pm.

Thursday, July 18

Hear No Evil. St James’s Church Centre Pottergate, Alnwick. 8pm. £5. Bring own drink.

EVENTS

Today

Pop-up Summer Markets. Etal Village Hall. 11am. 07970 697433.

Today, Monday, July 15, Tuesday, July 16, and Thursday, July 18

Budding Chefs. 5-13years. Alnwick Garden. £10. Sessions 11am-1pm and 3pm-5pm. Info/booking, 01665 511378.

Tomorrow

King-swing/indoor climbing wall. Age 5+. Calvert Trust Kielder. King-swing, 10am–12.30pm, climbing wall, 1pm-4pm. £10 per activity. 01434 250232.

Tomorrow

Longhoughton First School’s Auction of Promises. See p11.

Tomorrow

Dog Walkers’ Quiz. In aid of Alexa’s Dog Rescue. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 7.30pm. £5.

Tomorrow and Saturday, July 13

Aurora Night at Kielder Observatory. Age 10+. 8pm–11pm. £11, conc £8, family £30. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Tomorrow to Sunday, July 14

Way to Flodden. See p60.

Saturday, July 13

Warkworth Drama Group Theatre Workshop. For 8-16 year olds (parental consent required). Warkworth Memorial Hall. 2pm-4.30pm, with break for light refreshments. Free. Space limited, booking essential, call 07853 68195 or 07884 358441.

Saturday, July 13

Dancing to the Paton Sound. Bolton Village Hall. 8pm. Bring pooled supper and own drinks. £3.50 on door. 01665 574623.

Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14

Splash Alnwick. Water-pistol fun. Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

Sunday, July 14

Seahouses Food and Craft Market. The Bunker (opposite RNLI car park). 10am–4pm. To book stall, 01665 720263. If weather inclement, 07811 169200.

Sunday, July 14

In Focus. Try out a range of binoculars, telescopes and other optical equipment. Hauxley Nature Reserve. 10am–4pm. 01665 711578.

Sunday, July 14

Laser clay shooting/archery. Age 5+. Calvert Trust Kielder. 10am-4pm. £10 (30 clays or 15 arrows). 01434 250232.

Sunday, July 14

Plant Play at Wallington - Budding Gardeners. Find out more about plants. 11am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–3pm. Normal admission applies. 01670 773600.

Sunday, July 14

Wand and Wand Bag Making. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Sunday, July 14

Budding Artists - Pencil Pals. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. 01665 511350.

Sunday, July 14

Ask the Gardener. Wallington. Noon-4pm. Normal admission. 01670 773600.

Sunday, July 14

North Northumberland Wildlife Watch Group. Scavenger hunt and camp. Bring own food to cook. Laverock Law Cottages, Lowick. 2pm–4.30pm. 01289 388867. £2.50 children.

Monday, July 15

Canoeing/kayaking. Age 5+. Calvert Trust Kielder. 10am-4pm. £10 per half-hour. 01434 250232.

Monday, July 15

Felton and Swarland Local History Society. Outing to Cresswell Tower for guided tour by local historian. £2 plus shared car travel. Meet on Felton old bridge, 6.30pm. Meal afterwards.

Tuesday, July 16

Fish and Chip Lunch. Seahouses Sports Community centre. Noon. £5.50 fish chips, tea, bread butter, raffle.

Wednesday, July 17

Cargo net, swinging logs and balance beams. Age 5+. Calvert Trust Kielder. 10am-4pm. £10 per circuit. 01434 250232.

Thursday, July 18

Northumberland Wildlife Trust Animal Signs, Tracks and Trails. Kielder 10.30am-noon. Children must be accompanied. Suggested donation, £1, £3 child. Booking essential, 01434 251000.

WALKS

Saturday, July 13

Nordic Walk - Warkworth Coast. 10am. Starts Warkworth beach. £8.50. Call Shepherds Walks, 01669 621044.

Saturday, July 13

Preparing for St Cuthbert’s Way Challenge Walk. 9am. Starts Wooler. £10. Call Shepherds Walks, 01669 621044.

Sunday, July 14

St Oswald’s Way, part four: Boulmer to Warkworth. 9.30am. Starts Warkworth with short transfer to Boulmer. £15. Call Shepherds Walks on 01669 621044.

Sunday, July 14

Ranger Ramble – Butterfly Walk. Age 7+. Wallington. 11.30am and 1.30pm. Meet at clocktower. Normal admission. Booking recommended, 01670 773600.

Wednesday, July 17

Guided Photography Walk. Two-hour miniPhotoTrail on the Northumberland Coast. Meet at Dunstanburgh Golf Club, 9am. £45. 01665 576012 to reserve place.

Wednesday, July 17

Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership Guided Walk. 10.5-mile walk from Cresswell to Warkworth. Information/booking, visit www.ourcoastoursea.org.uk

ATTRACTIONS

Aln Valley Railway

0300 0303311. Lionheart Station, Alnwick. Open Sunday, 10am–4pm.

Alnwick Castle

01665 511350. Open daily, 10am–6pm. State Rooms, 11pm–5pm. www.alnwickcastle.com

Alnwick Garden

01665 511350. Open daily, 10am-6pm. www.alnwickgarden.com

Armstrong Household & Farming Museum, North Charlton Farm, Chathill

01665 579443. Open every Friday, 10am-5pm. Admission £4 for charity.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick

01665 605847. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, and Bank Holidays, 10am-4pm. £2.50, conc £2, children free.

Bamburgh Castle

01668 214515. Open daily, 10am-5pm. State rooms open at 11am. £9.75, child £4.25, senior £8.75, family £24, U5s free.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station

01665 604888. Open daily, 9am-7pm.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

01661 881636. Daily, 10am-6pm. £7.90, child £4.70, conc £7.10, family £20.50.

Berwick Barracks

01289 304493. Open Mondays-Fridays, 10am-5pm. Closed Saturdays & Sundays. £4, child £2.40, conc £3.60.

Chillingham Castle

01668 215359. Open Sundays-Fridays, noon-5pm. Closed Saturdays. £9, conc £8, child £5, U5s free, family £22.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park

01668 215250. Open Monday-Fridays. Tours on the hour, 10am-noon and 2pm-4pm; Sundays, 10am-noon. Closed Saturdays. £7, conc £5, children £3, family £15.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estates

01669 620333. House open today and tomorrow, and Tues–Thurs, 1pm–5pm, and Sat-Sun, 11am-5pm. Garden/woodland, Tues-Sun, 10am-7pm. Cragside closed Mondays. Gift Aid – whole property: £15.20, child £7.60, family £37.90. Gardens only: £9.80, child £5, family £23.70.

Dunstanburgh Castle

01665 576231. Open daily, 10am–6pm. £4.20, child £2.50, conc £3.80.

Edlingham Castle

0870 333 1181. Daylight hours. Free.

Etal Castle

01890 820332. Open daily, 10am-5pm. £4, child £2.40, conc £3.60, family £10.40.

Heatherslaw Cornmill

01890 820488. Open daily, 11am-4pm. £3.75, conc £2.75, family £10, U5s free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway

01890 820244. Open daily. Trains leave Heatherslaw on the hour, 11am-3pm; return from Etal on the half-hour, 11.30am-3.30pm. Ticket office/shop opens at 10am. Return journeys: £6.50, seniors £5.50, child £4, U5s £2, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre

01890 820338. Daily, 10am-5pm. Free.

Howick Hall Gardens

01665 577285. Daily, noon–6pm. Gift Aid – £7.70, over 60s £6.60, children free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford

07790 457580. Open daily, 11am-4pm. £2.50, conc £2, family £7.50, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Castle

01289 389244. Call for opening times. Check crossing times on page two. Gift Aid – £7.20, child £3.60, family £18.

Lindisfarne Centre

01289 389004. Call for opening times. Check crossing times on page two. £3, child £1, family £8, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Priory

01289 389200. Open daily 10am-6pm. Check crossing times on page two. £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington

01665 570382. Open daily, 8.30am-5pm. Garden admission, £4.25, accompanied U16s free. Nursery/cafe admission, free.

Preston Tower, Chathill

01665 589227. Open 10am-6pm. £2, child 50p, conc/groups £1.50

RNLI Grace Darling Museum

01668 214910. Open daily 10am-5pm. Free.

Wallington Hall & Gardens

01670 773600. House open Wed-Mon, noon–5pm, but closed Tues. Walled garden open daily, 10am-7pm. Gift Aid – Garden/grounds only: £8, child £4, family £20. Whole property: £11.50, child £5.75, family £28.75. £8, child £4, family £20.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

01665 711423. Castle open daily, 10am-6pm. £5, £3, £4.50, family £13. Hermitage open Sundays/Mondays, 11am-4pm. £3.40, child £2, conc £3.10.