What’s on in Northumberland – week ending March 31

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Tomorrow: Star Quality. Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC) continues its tour of its latest production, Star Quality. At Etal Village Hall. 7.30pm. More information, contact 01890 820566 or visit www.northumberlandtheatre.co.uk

Saturday, March 26: Star Quality. NTC’s Star Quality tour comes to an end, with this, the final performance. At Longhirst Village Hall, near Morpeth. 7.30pm. More information, contact 01670 790764 or visit www.northumberlandtheatre.co.uk Tonight: Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club. The guest artiste for the evening will be the Gordon Clark band. Musicians and listeners welcome. In The Glendale Hall, Cheviot Street, Wooler. 7.30pm. Members £4, non-members £5.50, includes supper and a bar will be available. More information, contact Sheila on 01668 281535.

Tonight: Rothbury Roots. The much anticipated return of the supremely gifted singer-songwriter Steve Tilston. At The Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 8pm. Tickets £8 can be booked in advance by calling 01669 620470. More information visit www.rothburyroots.net

Tomorrow: Jones & Stewart – North by East. Musician Gareth Davies-Jones teams up with flautist, Callum Stewart, for an evening of music inspired by the coastal and maritime heritage of the British Isles. At Rennington Village Hall. 7.30pm. Tickets £8.50 adults, includes food at the interval. There will also be a pay bar. To book, call 01665 577535 or 01665 577253. There is parking on the village green and there is disabled access at the door.

Tomorrow: Friday Night Live. Britain’s Got Talent starlet Georgia Overton covers an eclectic mix of old and new songs, supported by guitarist Fez. At The Wellwood, Amble. Starts 9pm. Becks £2.25 a bottle. Happy Hour on selected cocktails all night from 5pm.

Friday, March 25: Concert. The Bailiffgate Singers present March Into Spring at the Hndmarsh Hall Alnmouth, replacing the Christmas concert that was cncalled due to snow. 7.30pm. Tickets £6, to include light refreshments.

Saturday, March 26: Birthday Concert. Special concert to celebrate LUSH Acoustic’s third birthday. Acts include Rod Clements (the Lindisfarne legend), Ribbon Road, Bill Read, Jamie Robb (fiddle), Tom Beels (percussion), Eric Davison (mandolin) and Carl Cape. Pooled supper, bring your own drinks. At Memorial Hall, Warkworth. 7pm–11.30pm. Adults £5, children free. Tickets available from Bill Read on 01665 713278. The event was due to be held last December but was cancelled due to snow. All tickets purchased for the December show are valid for this re-arranged concert. More information visit www.myspace.com/lushacoustic

Sunday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 30: Charity Gigs. Northumberland acoustic duo We Steal Flyers – aka Derek Allan and Jason Vare – continue their charity mission to raise money for children’s hospices across the UK, in particular Grace House North East Children’s Hospice Appeal, by playing 100 gigs in 100 days. On March 27 (day 55 of the fund-raiser) they play at The Alnwick Gate, Alnwick, at 6pm, where they host a buskers night. Then on March 30 (day 58) they perform at The Trap, Broomhill, which is another buskers night, at 8pm. For more information about these and other gigs during the fund-raiser, visit www.westealflyers.co.uk

Monday, March 28: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Live music at The Ship Inn, Low Newton. 8pm. Free. More information, contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835.

Today until Sunday, April 3: Mad Mirrorworld. Find the clues, spot the characters and unravel the story. What will you see in the mirror? Mad Mirrorworld takes you on an adventure around Nelly’s Moss lake and is just over a mile long. Visitors are asked to bring their own small hand-held compact mirror that can be folded away between clue points to take part in this event. At Cragside, Rothbury. 10am–5pm. Not open on Mondays. Free. Normal admission applies. More information, call 01669 620333.

Tonight: Alnwick Area Friends of the Earth. A double bill of films. Collapse/The ‘?’ Motorist. Views from opposite ends of the age of oil, with a film about peak oil and economic collapse prefaced by an optimistic short from the early days of motoring. At St James Church Centre, Pottergate, Alnwick. 7.30pm, £3 admission. Home-made ice cream and wine available.

Tonight: Presentation. Amble Photographic Group presents Mario Soave, BA(Hons) LBIPP Photographer, In the Footsteps of the Snow Leopard....Travels in Nepal and Tibet. Members’ photographs will also be on display. At Dovecote Centre, Dovecote Street, Amble. 7.30pm. Tickets £3.50, including refreshments, from members or from 01665 710177.

Saturday, March 26: School Fair. St Paul’s RC First School holds its Spring Fair featuring adult and children’s tombola, a raffle, cakes, scones and plants for sale, face painting and children’s arts and crafts. There will also be traders’ stalls including Phoenix Trading, The Farmer’s Wife Pantry, Nina Wagner Jewellery, Bijou-ti Jewellery and Chocolate for Chocaholics. In the Northumberland Hall, Alnwick. 9.30am–noon. Admission £1 which includes cup of coffee/tea. Children free.

Saturday, March 26: Photographic Workshop. This workshop with Jim Walker covers types of old photographs, techniques in looking after them and restoration. At Berwick Parish Centre. 9.30am–12.30pm. Free. Booking essential as there is a limited number of places. For more information contact Linda Bankier at Berwick Record Office on lbankier@woodhorn.org.uk or call 01289 301865.

Saturday, March 26: CragAttack. Follow the instructions and complete the mission. At Cragside, Rothbury. 10am–5pm. See Facebook page Cragside House Gardens and Estate at www.facebook.com for details. More information, call 01669 620333.

Saturday, March 26: No Fear Mountain Biking Night Ride. Plunge into the darkness for an exhilarating ride you won’t forget. Age 16+. At Kielder Water and Forest Park. 7pm–9pm. £15, booking essential, call 01434 250532 or visit www.purplemountain.co.uk

Sunday, March 27: Farmers Market. A great opportunity to buy fresh locally grown produce and meat as well as mouthwatering cakes, bread and pastries and herbal products. In the Henry Travers Studio at The Maltings, Berwick. 10am–1.30pm. Free. For more information contact Derek Sharman through the Box Office on 01289 330999.

Sunday, March 27: Pub Quiz. Come to the Stage Door Bar, at The Maltings, Berwick, and decide once and for all who is the pub quiz master. Entry to the bar is free, but £1.50 entrance fee to take part in the quiz, which goes towards the bar tab prize. Maximum four people per team. 7.30pm. More information, visit www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

Monday, March 28: Talk. No Redemption is the title of a talk by Keith Pattison about the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike in the Durham Coalfield. Keith was commissioned by Sunderland’s Artists’ Agency to photograph the strike at Easington Colliery for one month. He remained there until it ended in March 1985 and will review those events in the illustrated evening talk. At Barter Books. 7.30pm, doors open 7pm. Entrance is £3, including a glass of wine.

Wednesday, March 30: Talk. Chris Metherell, the county plant recorder, talks to Alnwick Wildlife Group, about the new, free, online Flora for North Northumberland. Talk followed by free refreshments and time to chat. At St Michael’s Church Hall, Cannon Gate, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Non-members £2.

Alnwick Health Walks (Long). Every Wednesday at 10am from Alnwick Tourist Information Centre, Market Place. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Alnwick Health Walks (Intermediate). First and third Wednesday at 10am from Alnwick TIC. One-hour walk. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Alnwick Health Walks (Starter). Every Wednesday at 10am from Alnwick TIC. Maximum 30 minutes. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Amble Health Walks. Every Tuesday at 1.30pm from Amble Tourist Information Centre. Starter and intermediate. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Belford Health Walks. Long walk Monday, 3pm. Meet at Market Cross. Shorter walk Monday, 1.30pm. Meet at Bell View Resource Centre. Contact Rob Woods at 07918 731708 or email rob.woods@activeberwick.co.uk

Berwick Health Walks (Beginner and Intermediate). Both Wednesday. Meet at 1.30pm at The Maltings. Contact Stephanie Glas-Thompson on 07894 803115.

Hadston Health Walks (Starter). Every Wednesday at 1pm from Hadston House. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Rothbury Health Walks (Starter). Every Friday at 10.30am from Rothbury TIC. Intermediate/long walks every Friday at 10.30am. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Seahouses Health Walks. Every Monday at 2pm. Meet at the Resource Centre. Ring Kelvin Rushworth on 01665 721868 or email Jennifer Brown on seahouseswalking@hotmail.com

Wooler Health Walks (Intermediate). Every Thursday at 1.30pm. Meet at the Cheviot Centre. Contact Rob Woods at 07918 731708 or email rob.woods@activeberwick.co.uk

Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgate Without, Alnwick, 01665 510785. New exhibition – Members’ Spring Exhibition, Alnwick District Arts Association – showcases work from some long-standing members together with some from new recruits and promises to be an exhibition of varying subjects and media. Until Saturday, April 30. Open during box office hours.

Bailiffgate Museum, 14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick, 01665 605847. Robert and the Railways: The Art of Robert Stephenson. A joint exhibition between the Robert Stephenson Trust and the museum will look at the achievements of Stephenson, one of the greatest engineers of the 19th century, through images of the man and his works. There will also be a large display of local and regional railway memorabilia. Until April 1. Open 10am–4pm, daily.

Belford Craft Gallery, Market Place, Belford, 01668 213888. Open Thursday and Friday, 10am–5pm, but closed between 12.30pm–2pm, Saturday, 10am–5pm all day and Sunday 1pm–5pm. Closed Monday–Wednesday.

Crown Studio Gallery, Bridge Street, Rothbury, 01669 622890. Spring Exhibition, with a selection of new landscapes of Rothbury and district by resident artist Lynda Taylor. Also jewellery by Michael Peckit and other local makers, ceramic animal sculptures, glass, etchings and prints. Open Tuesday–Saturday, 9am–5pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Fenwick Gallery, Warkworth, 01665 711136. For information visit www.fenwickgallery.co.uk

The Aln Gift Shop and Gallery, 57 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, 01665 830245. Original and limited edition prints by Joanne Wishart. New works in the Coastal Cottage Series, including Craster lobster pots. Original pieces of porcelain by designer and maker Amanda Mercer. Open daily, 10am–4.30pm, Sundays 11am–4pm.

The Design Room Art Gallery, 79 High Street, Wooler NE71 6BD. New original work by artists Jim Edwards and Natalie Bell. New limited edition prints by Iain Faulkner and Kevin Day. Open Monday–Saturday, 10am–4pm, other times by appointment. Call 07921 436427 or visit www.thedesignroomartgallery.co.uk

The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, 01665 830600, www.theoldschoolgallery.co.uk. The first major exhibition of 2011 starts on Saturday, April 9 with Cliff Blakey’s fourth consecutive Spring exhibition Catching Light. Call or visit website for opening times.

The Alnwick Garden, Alnwick, 01665 511350. Open Friday–Sunday, 11am–3pm. Free.

Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. 01665 579443. Open every Friday afternoon and on bank holiday weekends. Adult £2.50, children £1. All proceeds go to local charities.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 01665 605847. Open daily, 10am–4pm. Adults £2.50, conc, seniors, students, unemployed £2, U16s free, family (2 adults/1 conc) £6.70, family (2 adults plus 2 conc) £7.60.

Bamburgh Castle. Open daily, 10am–5pm, last admission 4pm. Adult £8.50, child £4 (under 5 free), senior £7.50, family £21. Groups call 01668 214 208. Schools £2 per pupil.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 01661 881636. Open Thursday–Monday, 10am–4pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Adult £8, conc £6.80, child £4, family £20. English Heritage members free.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate. 01669 620333. Open Tuesday–Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, Gardens and Estate, 10am–7pm or sunset if earlier, last admission 5pm. House open Saturday–Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am–5pm, Tuesday–Friday, 1pm–5pm, last admission 4pm. Admission (gift aid prices), House, Gardens and Estate, adults £14.60, children (5–17) £7.35, family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £36.50. Gardens and Estate, adults £9.45, children £4.80, family £22.70, U5s/National Trust members free.

Dunstanburgh Castle. 01665 576231. Open Thursday–Monday, 10am–4pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Adult £3.80, conc £3.20, child £1.90. If weather is poor, ring ahead to check opening hours.

Edlingham Castle. Open during daylight hours. Free.

Fenton Centre. 01668 216216. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am–5pm.

Heatherslaw Cornmill. 01890 820488. Open daily, 10am–5pm. Adult £3.75, conc £2.75, family (2 adults/2 children) £10. Last entry to mill is 45 minutes before closing. Joint tickets for entry to Heatherslaw Mill & Lady Waterford Hall are also available.

House of Hardy Museum, Alnwick. 01665 510027. Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm, Saturday, 9am–4pm. Free.

Howick Hall Gardens. 01665 577285 or at weekends call 01665 577191. Open today up to and including Saturday, March 26, 10.30am–4pm. Then from Sunday, March 27, open daily noon–6pm, last entry 5pm. Adults £6, Over 60s £5, children free. Prices include 10 per cent voluntary Gift Aid donation.

Hulne Park. Ratten Row, Alnwick. Open 11am–dusk.

Kirkharle Courtyard, Kirkwhelpington, 01830 540362. Shops, arts and craft workshops and food outlets in a 15th century farm courtyard.

Lady Waterford Hall. 01890 820503. Open daily, 11am–5pm. Adult £2.50, conc £2, family £7.50, U5s free. Last entry to Hall 45 minutes before closing. Joint tickets for entry to Lady Waterford Hall & Heatherslaw Mill also available.

Lindisfarne Castle. 01289 389244. Open today and tomorrow, as well as Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31, 10am–3pm and also Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27, as well as Tuesday, March 29, noon–5pm. Closed Monday, March 28.

Lindisfarne Centre, 01289 389004. Open today, 9.30am–1.45pm, and then tomorrow, up to and including Thursday, March 31, 10am–3.45pm. Adults £3, children (5–15 years-old) £1, family £8, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Priory. 01289 389200. Open 10am–4pm daily. Adult £4.50, conc £3.80, child £2.30. English Heritage members free.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington. 01665 570382. Open 8.30pm–5pm daily.

Preston Tower. 01665 589227. Open daily 10am–dusk. Adult £2, child 50p, conc/groups £1.50.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh, 01668 214910. Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–4pm, last admission 3.30pm. Closed Monday. Adult £2.75, child/conc £1.75.

Wallington. 01670 773600. Call to check opening times.

Warkworth Castle. 01665 711423. Open Saturday–Monday, 10am–4pm. Closed Tuesday–Friday. Adults £4.50, conc £3.80, child £2.30, family £11.30.