What’s on in Northumberland – week ending May 22

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, National Theatre live at Alnwick Playhouse on Thursday, May 22.
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, National Theatre live at Alnwick Playhouse on Thursday, May 22.

STAGE/THEATRE

Tomorrow: Get Up and Tie Your Fingers. Maltings, Berwick. 1pm & 7.30pm. £12, £10.50 conc, circle £14, box seat £16, child £7.

Saturday, May 17: Wilde Without the Boy. Starring Olivier Award Nominee Gerard Logan. Age 14+. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £13.50, £12 conc, child £7. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, May 21: Peter Grimes. Broadcast from English National Opera. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £16, £15 conc, child £8. 01289 330999.

Thursday, May 22: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (15). National Theatre live. Alnwick Playhouse. 7pm. Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785.

Thursday, May 22: Blofeld and Baxter - Memories of a Test Match Special. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £16, £15 conc, circle £18, box seat £20, child £7. 01289 330999.

FILMS

Tonight: Labor Day (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow: The Amazing Spiderman 2 (12a). Seahouses Hub. 8pm. £6, conc £5.50, child £4, family £18. 01665 721868.

Tomorrow and Tuesday, May 20: Love Punch (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. Tomorrow, 7.30pm. Tues, 2pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50 01665 510785.

Saturday, May 17: Muppets Most Wanted (U). Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50 01665 510785.

Saturday, May 17: Rio 2 (U). Seahouses Hub. 3pm. £6, conc £5.50, child £4, family £18. 01665 721868.

Saturday, May 17: Noah (12a). Seahouses Hub: 6pm, £6, conc £5.50, child £4, family £18, 01665 721868. Maltings, Berwick: 7.30pm, £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. 01289 330999.

Saturday, May 17: Need For Speed (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50 01665 510785.

Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18: Khumba - A Zebra’s Tale (U). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, May 20: Grand Budapest Hotel (15). With subtitles. Maltings, Berwick. 1pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, May 20: Berwick Film Society - The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, BFS Passholders free. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, May 21: Half of a Yellow Sun (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

LIVE MUSIC

Saturday, May 17: Carolyn Robson and Andy May. Northumbrian music and song. Berwick Watchtower. £8. 01890 750939.

Saturday, May 17: Coope, Boyes and Simpson. In Flanders Fields. Etal Village Hall. 8pm. £12. To book, 01890 820566.

Saturday, May 17: The Dagmar Mason Gang. Acoustic rock’n’roll. Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 9pm.

Monday, May 19: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Railway Inn, Acklington. 8pm.

Wednesday, May 21: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Fleece, Alnwick. 8pm.

EVENTS

Today: Untold stories. Walk/talk around Cragside House. 11am-12.30pm. £5. Normal admission applies. 01669 622003.

Tonight: Warkworth and District Flower Club. Demonstration by Sean Murray. Memorial Hall, Warkworth. 7.30pm.

Tomorrow: Talking Objects. Unlock the potential of objects and hear their stories. Cragside. 11am-12.30pm. £5. Normal admission. Booking essential, 0844 249 1895.

Tomorrow: Ghost Stories. Belsay Hall. 7pm and 9.30pm. Members, adult £12, child/conc £10. Non-members, adult £14, child/conc £12. Booking essential, 0870 333 1183.

Saturday, May 17: Coffee Morning. St Paul’s Court, Alnwick. 10am-noon. Tea & cake £1, tombola, books, CDs etc.

Saturday, May 17: Workshop. With watercolour artist Alan Reed. Coquetdale Arts Centre, Rothbury. 10am-3pm. £20. To book, 01669 621557.

Saturday, May 17: Wooler Wheel Borderlands 170 Cycling Sportive. A 30k ride, ideal for children. From Wooler. To enter, visit woolerwheel.com

Saturday, May 17: Make Mini Bedroom Bunting. Alnwick Garden. Bookable half-hour slots from 10.30am to 3.40pm. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Saturday, May 17: Badger Watch. Kielder. 8pm-10.30pm. £10. Booking essential, 01434 220242.

Sunday, May 18: Car Boot Sale. At Aln Valley Railway’s Lionheart Station site, Alnwick. Opens for sellers at 9.15am and buyers at 10am. Runs until 3pm. Admission, sellers’ vans £13 and cars £10. Buyers £1, children free. Also trains running. 01665 602181.

Sunday, May 18: Luxury and Vintage Wedding Fair. Alnwick Garden. Free entry for bride and one guest. 01665 511350.

Sunday, May 18: Beginner’s Calligraphy. Gallery 45, Felton. 10.30am-1pm. £20. £10 deposit on booking. Call 01670 783424.

Sunday, May 18: Make a Pet. Alnwick Garden. Bookable half-hour slots from 10.30am-3.40pm. Normal admission. 01665 511350.

Sunday, May 18: Cars in the Courtyard. Post-vintage and classic cars. Wallington. 11am-4pm. Normal admission applies. 01670 773600.

Sunday, May 18: Product Description. Gallery 45, Felton. 2pm-4.30pm. £25. £10 deposit on booking. Call 01670 783424.

Sunday, May 18: Bird watching. At Druridge Bay. 2pm-5pm. Suggested donation £3. Booking essential, 0191 232 6386.

Monday, May 19: Salsacise. Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

Tuesday, May 20: At Home With The Trevelyans. Wallington. 2pm-4pm. £15, inc afternoon tea, normal admission applies. Booking recommended. 01670 773600.

Wednesday, May 21: Victorian Baking Days. Subject to volunteers’ availability. Cragside. 1pm-4pm. Normal admission. 01669 620333.

Wednesday, May 21: Conservation Cleaning. Cragside. 1pm-4pm, subject to volunteer availability. Normal admission. 0844 2491895.

Wednesday, May 21: Lunchtime Concert. Roly Veitch and Neil Harland. Alnwick Garden. Normal admission. 01665 511350.

WALKS

Saturday, May 17: Nordic Walking Festival. Visit the Shepherds Walks website.

Sunday, May 18: College Valley. Six-miles. Starts College Valley, 9am. £11. To book, 01669 621044 or visit shepherdswalks.co.uk.

Sunday, May 18: Alnwick Ramblers. Swarland–Longframlington circular. Meet Vyner Park, 10.30am. 01665 575129.

Monday, May 19: NWT Coquetmouth Group. At Ashington wood. 6.30pm. Contact 01665 714870.

ATTRACTIONS

Aln Valley Railway: 0300 0303311. Lionheart Station, Alnwick. Open Sunday, 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, with donation - £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 Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am-4pm, and Bank Holidays. £4, conc £3, children £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 Mondays-Fridays, 10am-6pm. Closed Saturdays and Sundays. £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 and tomorrow, and Tues–Thurs, 1pm-5pm, and Sat–Sun, 11am-5pm. Gardens/woodland open Tues–Sun, 10am-7pm. Cragside closed Mondays. 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. Last admission 2.15pm. £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 admission, £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 p2. 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. £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/cafe 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 Tuesdays–Sundays, 10am-4pm, and Bank Holidays. Last admission 3.30pm. Closed Mondays. Free.

Wallington Hall & Gardens: 01670 773600. House open Wednesdays-Mondays, noon–5pm, and Tuesdays, by tour, 2pm–4pm. Walled garden open daily, 10am–7pm. Gardens/estate/woodland open daily, 10am–dusk. Gift Aid admission, £12.20, child £6.10, family £30.50.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Castle: Daily, 10am-6pm. £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70, family £13.50. Hermitage: Sun and Mon, 11am-4pm. £3.50, child £2.10, conc £3.20.