What’s on in Northumberland: week ending March 21

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Tonight to Saturday, April 16

The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Alnwick Stage Musical Society presents this Dickensian whodunnit. At Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £10, conc £9, child/student £6. Information/booking, call 01665 510785.

Tomorrow

4Scene. Northumberland Theatre Company’s latest production. At Morpeth Town Hall. 7.30pm. Information/booking, call 01670 503866.

Tomorrow and Saturday, March 16

Longridge Towers School: The Adventures of Mr Toad. An adaptation of the children’s classic, The Wind in the Willows. At The Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £5.50 conc, family £21. Information/booking, call 01289 330999.

Sunday, March 17

David O’Doherty: Seize the David O’Doherty UK Tour 2012-13. Age 14+ (contains swearing/adult themes). At The Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £15, £13.50 conc. Information/booking, call 01289 330999.

Tuesday, March 19

An Audience with Pam Ayres. Pam Ayres’ latest show includes a selection of new poems and stories, as well as some favourites. At The Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. Stalls £20, circle £22, box seat £24. Information/booking, call 01289 330999.

Thursday, March 21

National Theatre Live Screening - People (12a). New play by award-winning writer Alan Bennett. At Alnwick Playhouse. 7pm. Premier £15, standard £14, conc £13. Information/booking, call 01665 510785.

Thursday, March 21

Russian State Dance Ensemble of Astrahan: Russian Cossacks. With original choreography, this company of artists from ballet, orchestral and choir backgrounds, have performed around the world. At The Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £19, £17 conc, child £8.50. Information/booking, call 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Saturday, March 16

Neil Diamond Tribute. Blue Bell, Belford. 9pm.

Saturday, March 16

Sugar Bs. At Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 9pm.

Monday, March 18

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. At the Railway Inn, Acklington. 8pm. More details, call 01665 722835.

Wednesday, March 20

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

Thursday, March 21

Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club. Leonard Brown and Malcolm Ross Duo performs. In the Glendale Hall, Cheviot Street, Wooler. 7.30pm.

Thursday, March 21

Rothbury Roots. Brooks Williams performs with support from Kim Edgar. At The Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. Doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm. £8. Information/booking, call 01669 620470.

Thursday, March 21

Hear No Evil. Maddy And Phil Stuckey with Mick Davison. At The Three Wise Monkeys, Fenkle Street, Alnwick. 8.30pm.

EVENTS

Today and Tomorrow

Dance Workshops – adults, teens and juniors (school aged). Adults, 11am–2pm, juniors, 3.45pm-6.30pm, teen, 6.30pm-9pm. At The Maltings, Berwick. Free. Places are limited. Information/booking, call 01289 330999.

Today and Tomorrow

Free Weekly Knitting Groups. At Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 1pm–3pm. Call 01665 605847.

Today and Thursday, March 21

After-School Cooking Club. Alnwick Garden. 5-10yrs. 3.30pm–5.15pm. £8. Call 01665 511378.

Today to Sunday, March 17, and Wednesday, March 20, to Thursday, March 21

Snowdrop Festival. At Howick Hall Gardens. 10.30am–4pm. Gift Aid admission - £7.70, £6.60 over 60s, children free.

Tonight

Bingo. Eyes down 7.30pm. At The Cottage Inn, Dunstan.

Tomorrow

Come Lunch With Us. Alnwick Garden. 11am–1pm. £8. Call 01665 511378.

Tomorrow

Friends of Belford First School Annual Quiz. Max six per team. At the Community Club, Belford. 7.30pm. Tickets £3 each, available from the first school office (01668 213372).

Tomorrow

The Universe at Kielder Observatory. From the Big Bang to the cold, dark, empty end of everything. Includes a tour of the facility and use of the telescopes. Age 10+. 8pm–11pm. £10, conc £8, family £27. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Tomorrow and Saturday, March 16

Family Astronomy at Kielder Observatory.

Learn about Northumberland’s dark skies, the constellations and beyond. Use our telescopes to explore the universe. Ages 5+. 5pm–6.30pm. £10, conc £8, family £27. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Saturday, March 16

Traditional Jumble Sale. With face-painting and craft stalls. At Jubilee Hall, Rothbury. 10am-noon. £1 entrance includes tea/coffee. All proceeds go to Harbottle C of E School.

Saturday, March 16

Litter Pick. On the shoreline for Holy Island. Starts 10am at the Snook car park. Gloves and grab-sticks provided but wear suitable clothing. More details, call 01289 381470.

Saturday, March 16

Aurora Night at Kielder Observatory. Learn the scientific explanations for the aurora, tour the Observatory and use the telescopes. Age 10+. 8pm–11pm. £10, conc £8, family £27. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Sunday, March 17

Boys In The Kitchen - One-day Course. Dishes vary but may include meals such as traditional or calzone pizza, burgers and jerk chicken. At The Alnwick Garden. £60. For adults only. 9.15am-3.15pm. Information/booking, call 01665 511378.

Sunday, March 17

Budding Artists – St Patrick’s Day Hats. Use shamrocks and craft materials. At The Alnwick Garden. Free drop-in activity for children, 11am-4pm. More details, call 01665 511350.

Monday, March 18

Alnwick Cricket Club Bingo. At the clubhouse, Weavers Way. 7.30pm. Basic entry £2.90 for 8 houses, with Snowballs, inc. one for £100, raffle, lucky numbers etc, plus 2 extra specials. Call 01665 602958.

Monday, March 18

NWT Coquetmouth Group. Illustrated talk by Colin Cox. At St Mark’s Church Hall, Wellwood Street, Amble. 7.30pm. £1.50, includes tea/biscuits. More details, call 01665 714870.

Monday, March 18

Quiz Night. At The Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 8pm.

Tuesday, March 19

Talk. Lloyd Langley presents a talk about the life of Charles Phillips Trevelyan, the radical reformer who gifted Wallington to the National Trust in 1941. At Wallington. 10am–1pm. £22 including coffee and lunch. Booking essential, call 01670 773600.

Tuesday, March 19

Barn Dance. At Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 7.30pm.

Wednesday, March 20

Victorian Baking Days. Volunteer cooks will be in costume recreating authentic Victorian recipes in the kitchen at Cragside. 1pm and 4pm. Free. More details, call 01669 620333.

Wednesday, March 20

Qigong. Exercise to help improve posture, flexibility and strength. At The Alnwick Garden. 2pm-3pm. Call 01665 511350.

Wednesday, March 20

In The Loop. New weekly knitting group. At St James’s Church, Pottergate, Alnwick. 4pm–6pm. £1.50 children, £2 adults. Call 01665 510603.

Wednesday, March 20

Appalachian Clogging. At the URC Church Hall, The Butts, Warkworth. 7.30pm–9pm. Call 01665 711635 or 01665 577298.

Wednesday, March 20

Public Observing Night at Kielder Observatory. Experts on hand to guide you around the sky and to help you use instrumentation or bring your own telescopes. Age 10+. 8pm–11pm. £10, conc £8, family £27. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Thursday, March 21

Acoustic Guitar Workshop with Brooks Williams. Explore acoustic guitar techniques shared by Americana, blues and folk-rock. Enrich, enliven and expand your guitar skills by exploring techniques such as alternate chord shapes, walking bass lines and bluesy riffs that move up and down the fretboard. At The Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 10am-4pm. £35. Information/booking, call 01665 576012 or visit creativenorthumberland.co.uk

Thursday, March 21

Lent Talk. The Cross of Redemption. At Ferguson Hall, Belford. 2pm.

Thursday, March 21

Aln Valley Railway Society. Tom Thorburn presents a PowerPoint presentation entitled The Rail Action Group for the East of Scotland - its inception and achievements over the past 14 years. In the Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station. 7pm for 7.30pm. Refreshments available from 7pm. Visitors, members and their guests welcome for a small donation towards meeting costs. More details, call 01665 606168.

Thursday, March 21

East Coquet Local History Society. Talk by John Almond entitled In Search of our Industrial Past. At St Mark’s URC Hall, Wellwood Street, Amble. 7.30pm.

WALKS

Sunday, March 17

Alnwick Ramblers. An eight-mile walk taking in Quarry House, Chathill, Blawearie, Harehope Cateran Hill. Meet at Quarry House verge. 10.30am. For details or if weather is inclement, call 01665 830313.

Sunday, March 17

Nordic Walk, Bamburgh. A five-mile Nordic Walk with Shepherds Walks. Starts 10am at Bamburgh. £9.50. Information/booking, call 01830 540453 or visit shepherdswalks.co.uk.

Wednesday, March 20

Nordic Walking for Beginners. Learn the basics then put your new skills to the test on a short walk, maximum three miles. Starts 10am. At Druridge Bay Country Park. £3. Nordic walking poles loaned at no cost. Information/booking, call 01830 540453 or visit shepherdswalks.co.uk.