What’s on in Northumberland: week ending March 28

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STAGE/THEATRE

Tonight

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

Tonight

Russian State Dance Ensemble of Astrahan – Russian Cossacks. At The Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £19, £17 conc, child £8.50. Call 01289 330999.

Tomorrow

Big Girls Don’t Cry – Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons featuring The Eastcoast Boys. At The Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. Stalls £16, conc £15, circle £18, box seat £20, child £7. Call 01289 330999.

Tomorrow to Sunday, March 24

Back to the 80s – Duchess’s Community High School. 80s-themed musical. At Alnwick Playhouse. Performances 7.30pm on each day as well as a 2pm showing on Saturday. £8, conc £7, child/student £6. Call 01665 510785.

Saturday, March 23

Northern Ballet – Ugly Duckling - A Ballet for Children. Age 4+. At The Maltings, Berwick. 2pm performance is sold out. Tickets available for 4pm show. £5, children £4. Call 01289 330999.

Saturday, March 23

Unfolding Theatre presents Best in the World. True stories of success, live darts and celebrations of personal triumphs. At Craster Memorial Hall. 7pm. £6, £5 conc, £12 family. Call 01665 576226.

Saturday, March 23

4 Scene – Northumberland Theatre Company. Four plays about passion, power, politics and pleasure. At Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 7.30pm. Call 01665 830894.

Saturday, March 23

Rob Deering – The One. Age 15+. At The Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £9, £8 conc. Call 01289 330999.

Sunday, March 24

Fiesta – with guitarist Morgan Szymanski and percussionist Olly Cox. Pre-concert talk at 3pm, performance at 4pm. Children welcome. At The Maltings, Berwick. £12, £11 conc, child £5. Call 01289 330999.

Monday, March 25

Gargantua – An Excessive Entertainment by Ergo Phizmiz. History/culture told through animation, puppetry, collage masks and a music. Age 10+. At The Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £10, £9 conc, child £5. Call 01289 330999.

Tuesday, March 26

Alnwick Music Society presents the Kammer-Philharmonie Europe. At Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £14, conc £13. Call 01665 510785.

Wednesday, March 27

The Hut People. Performance from this world/folk act. At Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £10, child/student £8. Call 01665 510785.

Wednesday, March 27, and Thursday, March 28

Berwick Operatic Society – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Also March 29/30. At The Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £11.50, £9.50 conc, family £32. Call 01289 330999.

Thursday, March 28

Pulse – Youth Dance. See p37.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight

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

Tonight

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.

Tonight

Hear No Evil. Maddy And Phil Stuckey with Mick Davison. The venue has changed. It is now at the B Lounge, The Plough, Alnwick. 8.30pm.

Saturday, March 23

Fiddle Fest. Hosted by Fiddlezonely with special guests The Hot Club of Berwick and pipes/fiddles of Alnwick Pipers’ Society. At Jubilee Hall, Newton on the Moor. 7.30pm. £5, supper included. Bring drinks. Book in advance by calling 01665 575232 or turn up on the night.

Saturday, March 23

Neil Diamond. At The Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 9pm.

Monday, March 25

Northumberland Traditional Live Music Session. At the Ship Inn, Low Newton. 8pm. Free. Call 01665 722835.

EVENTS

Today

Acoustic Guitar Workshop with Brooks Williams. At The Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 10am–4pm. £35. Info/booking, call 01665 576012 or visit creativenorthumberland.co.uk

Today

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

Tonight

Aln Valley Railway Society. Presentation about The Rail Action Group for the East of Scotland. In the Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station. 7pm for 7.30pm. Refreshments from 7pm. Visitors, members and guests welcome for small donation. Call 01665 606168.

Tonight

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.

Today and Tomorrow

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

Today and Thursday, March 28

After-School Cooking Club. At The Alnwick Garden. 5-10yrs. 3.30pm–5.15pm. £8. Info/booking, call 01665 511378.

Tomorrow

Come Lunch With Us. At The Alnwick Garden. 11am–1pm. £8. Info/booking, call 01665 511378.

Tomorrow

Quiz. £2 per person. Wine, soft drinks and raffle. At Bell View, Belford. 7pm.

Tomorrow

Film Night. At Shilbottle Community Hall. Doors open 6.45pm for 7pm start. See hall notice board for film details. Entry free. Donations to hall funds welcome.

Tomorrow and Saturday, March 23

Family Astronomy at Kielder Observatory. Ages 5+. 5pm–6.30pm. £10, conc £8, family £27. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Tomorrow and Saturday, March 23

Aurora Night at Kielder Observatory. Age 10+. 8pm–11pm. £10, conc £8, family £27. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Saturday, March 23

St James’ Spring Coffee Morning. In the Northumberland Hall, Alnwick. 9.30am. Admission £1, including refreshments

Saturday, March 23

Spring Fair. Stalls and raffle. At Shilbottle Community Hall. Doors open 10am. For a stall, call 01665 575633.

Saturday, March 23

Family Trails for Easter. Until April 14. At Lindisfarne Castle. Normal admission applies. Call 01289 389244.

Saturday, March 23

Bread for Beginners. At The Alnwick Garden. 9.15am–3.15pm. £60. Info/booking, call 01665 511378.

Saturday, March 23

Dance with Cecil Milburn. Pooled supper. At Shilbottle Community Hall. 8pm.

Sunday, March 24

Craft Fair. At Warkworth Memorial Hall. 10am–4pm.

Sunday, March 24

Insertion (Art and Architecture Workshop). Explore the possibilities of 3D scanning and printing technology. Age 16+. At Kielder Castle. 10am–6pm. £10. Booking essential, call 01434 652220.

Sunday, March 24

Family Cooking. Suitable for one adult and up to two children (3-13 yrs). 1.30pm-3.15pm. At The Alnwick Garden. £15. Info/booking, call 01665 511378.

Sunday, March 24

Alnmouth New Wesleyan Chapel Final Service. 2.30pm.

Monday, March 25

Alnwick Cricket Club Bingo. At the clubhouse, Weavers Way. 7.30pm. Basic entry £2.90. Call 01665 602958.

Monday, March 25

Western Front Association. The Unknown General (Horne). In Alnmouth Ex-Servicemen’s Club. 7.15pm for 7.30pm.

Wednesday, March 27

Victorian Baking Days. At Cragside. 1pm and 4pm. Free. Call 01669 620333.

Wednesday, March 27

Knitting Group. At St James’s Church, Pottergate, Alnwick. 4pm–6pm. £2, £1.50 child. Call 01665 510603.

Wednesday, March 27

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

Wednesday, March 27

History Society. Michael Thompson talks about Tribes, Trade and Tyranny. At the Community Club, Belford. 7.30pm.

Wednesday, March 27

Alnwick Wildlife Group. Talk on the new flora of north Northumberland. Followed by free refreshments. At St Michael’s Church Hall, Canongate, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Non members £2.

Wednesday, March 27

Public Observing Night at Kielder Observatory. Age 10+. 8pm–11pm. £10, conc £8, family £27. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Thursday, March 28

Talk. Judith O’Reilly talks about a Year of Doing Good. At Barter Books, Alnwick. Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start. £5, includes glass of wine/nibbles. Book in advance, call 01665 604888.

Walks

Saturday, March 23

Creative Walk. From Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick, along the bank of the River Aln, led by Tony Williams, of Northumbria University. Followed by talk and poetry reading at the museum. Walk starts at museum at 2pm. Free, but normal admission charges apply. Book by emailing tony.williams@northumbria.ac.uk or turn up on the day. Dogs welcome.

Wednesday, March 27

Nordic Walk for Beginners. Tuition and a walk. At Druridge Bay Country Park. Starts 10am. £3. Info/booking, call Shepherds Walks on 01830 540453.