What’s on in Northumberland – week ending July 24

STAGE/THEATRE

Tonight

National Theatre Live Streaming - Skylight (12a). Alnwick Playhouse: 7pm, Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10, 01665 510785. Maltings, Berwick, 7pm, £16, £15 conc, child £8, schools – student £5 & teacher goes free (with every 10 tickets booked), 01289 330999.

Tomorrow

Summer Shakespeare. The Handlebards present a night of tragedy and humour in an outdoor performance at Ford Castle, in aid of HospiceCare North Northumberland. Gates open 6pm, performance 7pm. Tickets from £5. 01665 606515.

Tomorrow and Sun, July 20

Berwick Festival Opera. Various shows. Maltings, Berwick. More details, visit maltingsberwick.co.uk

Saturday, July 19

Trevelyan play. Discover how the Trevelyan family lived and played at Wallington. 11am-3pm. Normal admission. 01670 773600.

Saturday, July 19

Sleeping Beauty. Cinema showing of this ballet. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £11, standard £10, child/student £8. 01665 510785.

Sunday, July 20

Alice The Musical. Alnwick Garden. Doors open 6pm, show starts 6.30pm. £8, U3s free. To book, 01665 511350 option 3. At 5pm, there is a drama workshop, suitable for ages 5-10. £2 per child.

Sunday, July 20

Monty Python Live (Mostly). Broadcast from London’s O2 Arena. At Alnwick Playhouse: 7pm, premier £15, standard £14, conc £13, child/student £10, 01665 510785. Also Maltings, Berwick: 7pm, £16, £15 conc, child £8, schools: student £5 & teacher goes free (with every 10 tickets booked). 01289 330999.

Thursday, July 24

Outdoor Theatre - The Jungle Book. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, performed by Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Gates open 6.30pm, performance starts at 7pm. Tickets £13 adults, £11 concessions, in advance, £15/£13 on the day. Contact 0870 1111183.

FILMS

Tomorrow

Grace of Monaco (PG). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow

A Million Ways to Die in the West (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50. 01289 330999.

Saturday, July 19

Edge Of Tomorrow (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, baby free. 01289 330999.

Sat, July 19, to Thurs, July 24

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG). Maltings, Berwick. Various times, including an autism-friendly showing at 11am on Tuesday. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, baby free. 01289 330999.

Tues, July 22, and Thurs, July 24

Maleficent (PG). Alnwick Playhouse: Tues, 2pm. Thurs, 7.30pm, premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, 01665 510785. Also Maltings, Berwick: £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, baby free, 7pm, 01289 330999.

Wednesday, July 23

The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, July 23

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

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight and Thurs, July 24

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

Proms on the Lawn. Kirkley Hall is hosting its very own night at the proms, with live music from Ellington Colliery Band ranging from modern hits to old classics. Don’t forget your picnic and blankets. 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets £14.95 including a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. Contact 01670 841235.

Saturday, July 19

King For A Day. Classic rock from past to present. Mason’s Arms, Amble. 9pm–late. Free. 07525 342523.

Sunday, July 20

The Priory Recorder Players. Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Priory admission applies for non-English Heritage members.

Sunday, July 20

Amjazz Experience. The Sun Hotel, Warkworth. 8.30pm.

Monday, July 21

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

Tuesday, July 22

Concert of Traditional Northumbrian Music. With Andrew and Margaret Watchorn. St Mary’s Church, Holy Island. 7.30pm. Tickets, £7.50, accompanied U12s free, at the door. 01665 576245.

Wednesday, July 23

Lunchtime Concert. The Larks. Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

Thursday, July 24

Rothbury Roots. Singer/songwriter Yvonne Lyon. With support from NE3Folk. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm. £10. To book, 01669 620470.

EVENTS

Today to Sat, July 19

Crash, Bang, Wallop! O Duo Percussion Workshops. Maltings, Berwick. 4.30pm. £5, £3 conc. Booking advised, 01289 330999.

Tonight to Thursday, July 24

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

Today and Thurs, July 24

St Abbs Summer Markets. Etal Village Hall. 11am-3pm.

Saturday, July 19

Vintage-style Coffee Morning. Raffle, tombola, cake stall. Market House, Market Place, Belford. 10am-noon. Free. Coffee/biscuits £1.50.

Saturday, July 19

Tracing your ancestors. With Jane Glass. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 10am-1pm. £10. 01665 605847.

Saturday, July 19

Lord Of The Flies Workshop. For males aged between 10-25. Attend a workshop to be considered for auditions for Lord Of The Flies. Alnwick Playhouse. 10.30am-1.30pm or 2.30pm-5.30pm. Book one time only. 01665 510785.

Saturday, July 19

Ben Faulks (aka Mr Bloom). Interactive show. Alnwick Garden. From noon onwards. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Saturday, July 19

Workshop. Knitting, finishing techniques with Judith Goodfellow. Materials and drinks/cake provided. Gallery 45, Felton. 2pm–4.30pm. £20. Deposit £10. To book, 01670 783424.

Sat, July 19, and Sun, July 20

Trouvère Minstrels. Be transported back to medieval times with the Trouvère Minstrels’ traditional musical performances. Alnwick Castle. Normal admission. 01665 511100.

Sat, July 19, and Sun, July 20

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Belsay Hall, Castle and Garden. 11am-5pm. 01661 881636.

Sat, July 19, to Sun, July 20

St Cuthberts Land. Demonstration of military training as well as bringing to life the Anglo-Saxon lifestyle. Bamburgh Castle. Normal admission. 01668 214515.

Sat, July 19, and Sun, July 20

Forest weekend. Take part in a forest treasure hunt and look for clues in the woods. Kirkley Hall zoo. 01670 841235.

Sunday, July 20

Edlingham Dog Show and Summer Event. Entries taken from 11am, classes begin at 11.30am. Snacks and refreshments available. For further information visit www.edlingham.wordpress.com

Sunday, July 20

Princess party. Dress to impress for a tea party fit for royalty at Kirkley Hall. Noon-3pm. £6.50 per person. 01670 841235.

Sunday, July 20

Cream Tea and Garden Walk. A cream tea in the Orangery Tea Room followed by a guided walk around the gardens of Kirkley Hall. 2pm-3.30pm. £5pp booking is essential. 01670 841235.

Sunday, July 20

Glendale Festival. A celebration of music, craft, flowers and food in Wooler. 01668 282406.

Sunday, July 20

Summer Fair and Market. Steam operating day with Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T Richboro. Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. 10am-4pm. Visit alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Monday, July 21

Science Lab. Investigate Victorian inventions and have a go at making your own. At Cragside. 11am-3pm. Small charge for some events. Normal admission. 01669 622003.

Tues, July 22, and Wed, July 23

Soldiers of the Roses. Journey back to 1464, the 550th anniversary of when the title of Earl of Northumberland, along with ownership of Warkworth Castle, was stripped from the Percy family. 11am-5pm. Normal admission. 01665 711423.

Tues, July 22, and Wed, July 23

MarkMark The Maniax. Alnwick Garden. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Tuesday, July 22

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. Booking recommended on 01670 773600.

Tuesday, July 22

Create Wild Art. Cragside. 11am-3pm. Normal admission. 01669 622003.

Wednesday, July 23

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

Wednesday, July 23

Time to Dress. Children get the chance to dress up in child-sized Victorian clothing, from bloomers to hat, with a personal maid to assist. Cragside. Various sessions during the day. £10 per one hour session. Normal admission applies. Booking essential on 0844 2491985.

Wednesday, July 23

Heavy Horse Centre Talks and Demonstrations. Traditional horse dressing demo and historical talk, ridden display (weather permitting), meet the horses up close - learn about these gentle giants, past and present. At Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre. Ford and Etal Esates, 2pm-4pm. 01890 820601.

Thursday, July 24

Trouvère Minstrels. Traditional musical performances. Alnwick Castle. Normal admission. 01665 511100.

Thursday, July 24

Jesting with Zooted. Comedy, fire-eating and sword-juggling. Alnwick Castle. Normal admission. 01665 511100.

Thursday, July 24

Pirates and Princesses Day. Join pirate Captain Raggy Beard for a pirates and princesses day at Kirkley Hall Zoo. 10am to 4pm. Contact 01670 841235.

WALKS

Saturday, July 19

Training Walk. 17-mile, moderate guided walk as a taster of the St Cuthbert’s Way challenge. Meet at Wooler at 9am. £9. Booking essential. Contact 01830 540453 or www.shepherdswalks.co.uk

Saturday, July 19

Geo-walk. 4k walk looking at the range of rocks on the foreshore at Beadnell. 2pm-4pm. Meet at 2pm at the entrance to the car park opposite Beadnell Harbour. 01289 309503.

Sunday, July 20

Alnwick Ramblers. Nine-mile walk from Holy Island to Berwick. Linear walk with car sharing. Meet mainland end of causeway. 10.30am. 01670 787443.

Sunday, July 20

The Lost Buildings of Lindisfarne. Free guided walk. 1.30pm–4pm. Meet at Holy Island main car park (car-parking charge applicable). Bring a drink/snack. Children must be accompanied and dogs on short leads welcome. Booking essential, 01289 381470.

Wednesday, July 23

Northumberland Coast Path Walk. Second stage, from Warkworth to Craster (13 miles). Starts 9.35am at Warkworth Market Cross. Free. Booking essential, 01670 622660. For more details, visit www.northumberlandcoastaonb.org

ATTRACTIONS

Aln Valley Railway. 0300 0303311. Lionheart Station, Alnwick. Open Sat and Sun and Tues to Thurs, 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 1pm–5pm, and then daily from Saturday, 11am–5pm. Gardens/woodland open daily, 10am–7pm. 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, 1pm–3pm. Walled garden open daily, 10am–dusk. Gardens/estate/woodland open daily, 10am–dusk. Gift Aid admission, £12.20, child £6.10, family £30.50.

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