What’s on in Northumberland – week ending May 30

stage/theatre

Tonight to Saturday, May 25

Jason Manford. Age 16+. Maltings, Berwick. Various times. £13.50. 01289 330999.

Saturday, May 25

YolandDa Brown. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £20.50, standard £19.50, conc £18.50. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, May 28

Dominic Kirwan – My Ireland. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. Stalls £16, circle £18, box seat £20. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, May 29

The Gramophones Theatre Company – End to End. Age 12+. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £10, £8 conc, child £5. 01289 330999.

Thursday, May 30

Lucy Porter. Age 16+. Berwick, Maltings. £14, £12 conc. 8pm. 01289 330999.

FILMS

Today

Robot and Frank. Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow and Tuesday, May 28

I’m So Excited. Alnwick Playhouse. Various times. 01665 510785.

Sunday, May 26, to Thursday, May 30

Epic. Maltings, Berwick. Various times. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, May 28

Jack and the Giant Slayer. Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm. 01665 510785.

Wednesday, May 29

The Croods. Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm. 01665 510785.

Wednesday, May 29

Le Diner de Cons. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. 01289 330999.

Wed, May 29, and Thurs, May 30

Love Is All You Need. Alnwick Playhouse. Various times. 01665 510785.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight

Rothbury Roots. Landermason. Support from Horizontal Sunday. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 8pm. £8. 01669 620470.

Saturday, May 25

Rothbury Rock ‘n’ Blues. The Hookahs, Fickle Lilly & The Boneshakers. Rothbury Jubilee Hall. 5pm. £10. 07810 048362.

Saturday, May 25

Horace Silverman and The White Gardenias. In aid of HospiceCare North Northumberland. Felton Village Hall. 7.30pm. £7. Bring a bottle. 01665 606515.

Saturday, May 25

Northumbrian Exchanges. Traditional, late Renaissance & Early Baroque music. Alwinton Church. Concert 7.30pm, instrumental workshop 2pm. Visit alwin tonconcerts.org

Saturday, May 25

Oil City Connection. Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 9pm. 01665 576658.

Monday, May 27

Northumberland Traditional Music. Ship Inn, Low Newton, 8pm.

EVENTS

Tonight

Bingo. Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 7.30pm. 01665 576658.

Today and Tomorrow

Stained Glass Workshop. Costello Centre, Alnwick. To book, 01669 650215.

Tomorrow

Quiz. Teams of up to six. £2pp. Shilbottle Community Hall. 7pm. Bring drinks/nibbles.

Saturday, May 25

Alnwick Lions Club Car Boot Sale. Homebase car park, Alnwick. 9am. £10 per car. For Alnwick Stroke Club. 0845 8335931.

Saturday, May 25

Plant Sale. The Alnwick Garden. 10am-4pm. 01665 511350.

Saturday, May 25

Seahouses Food and Craft Market. The Bunker, opposite RNLI car park. 10am–4pm. 07811 169200.

Saturday, May 25

Family Yoga Workshop. Shilbottle Community Hall. 10.30am–12.30pm. 01665 581434.

Saturday, May 25

Candle Making Workshop. Age 13+ (U18s to be accompanied). Kielder. 1pm–2pm. £5, conc £4. www.wyld-fire.co.uk

Saturday, May 25

Survival and Bushcraft Course. Kielder. Eight-hour (£85) or 24-hour (£160) session. To book, 07712 172768.

Saturday, May 25, to Monday, May 27

Walking with Dragons. Alnwick Castle. 01665 511100.

Saturday, May 25, to Thursday, May 30

Dream Flags. Cragside. 10am–5pm. £4.40. 01669 620333.

Saturday, May 25, to Thursday, May 30

Display of Austen. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 10am-6pm. May 25/26, Arbeau dancers’ regency dance. 01661 881636.

Sunday, May 26

Laser Clay Shooting & Archery. Age 5+. Kielder. 10am-4pm. £10. 01434 250232.

Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27

The Romans Return. Wallington. 11am–4pm. 01670 773600.

Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27

Demonstration of Medieval Castle Life. Warkworth Castle. 11am-5pm. 01665 711423.

Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27

Demonstration of Viking Life. Bamburgh Castle. 01668 214515.

Monday, May 27

Northumberland County Show. Visit www.northcountyshow.co.uk

Monday, May 27

Alnwick Summer Fair. Music, flowers/veg and more. Market Place. 10am. 07809 467126.

Monday, May 27

Art and Craft Fair. Warkworth Memorial Hall. 10am-4pm. Free.

Monday, May 27

Canoeing/kayaking. Age 5+. Kielder. 10am–4pm. £10. 01434 250232.

Monday, May 27

Craft Fair. Etal Village Hall. 11am-3pm. Free.

Monday, May 27

Viking Finger Weaving Workshop. Age 13+ (U18s to be accompanied). Kielder. 3pm–4pm. £5, conc £4. www.wyld-fire.co.uk

Monday, May 27

Tea-leaf Reading Workshop. Age 13+ (U18s to be accompanied). Kielder. 5pm–6pm. £5, conc £4. www.wyld-fire.co.uk

Monday, May 27

Western Front Association. Craig Weir talks on Naismith’s E11. Alnmouth Ex-Servicemen’s Club. 7.30pm.

Monday, May 27

Quiz Night. 8pm. Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 01665 576658.

Monday, May 27, to Thursday, May 30

Crime and Punishment. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 11am-5pm. 01661 881636.

Tuesday, May 28

Talk. Curt DiCamillo on British Jewellery Collections and Country Houses. Barter Books, Alnwick. 7.30pm. £5. 01665 604888.

Tuesday, May 28, to Thursday, May 30

Potter-inspired Characters. Alnwick Castle. 01665 511100.

Tuesday, May 28, to Thursday, May 30

50 things Challenge. Wallington. 11am–12.30pm & 1.30pm–3pm. 01670 773600.

Wednesday, May 29

Cargo Net, Swinging Logs and Balancing Beams. Age 5+. Kielder. 10am-4pm. £10. 01434 250232.

Mon, May 27, and Wed, May 29

Motor Neurone Research Fund-raisers. Seahouses Methodist Church. Monday, table-top sale, Wednesday, car boots. 10.30am–4pm.

Wednesday, May 29

Forest Adventure. Age 6+. Kielder. 1.30pm–4.30pm. £6, £5 child, £16 family. To book, 01388 529154.

Wednesday, May 29

Alnwick Wildlide Group. Russel Tait/Katy Cook talk on Red Squirrels of the North East. St Michael’s Church Hall, Cannongate, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Non-members £2. 01668 214403.

Wednesday, May 29

Deer Safari. Kielder. 8pm–10pm. £10. To book, 01434 220242.

Wednesday, May 29

Public Observing. Age 10+. Kielder Observatory. 8pm–11pm. £11, conc £8, family £30. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

ATTRACTIONS

Aln Valley Railway

03000303311. Alnwick, Lionheart site. Open Saturday–Monday. 10am–4pm.

Alnwick Castle

01665 511350. Open daily, 10am–6pm. State Rooms, 11pm–5pm. Visit www.alnwickcastle.com

Alnwick Garden

01665 511350. Open daily, 10am-6pm. Visit www.alnwickgarden.com

Armstrong Household & Farming Museum, North Charlton Farm, Chathill

01665 579443. Open every Friday, 10am–5pm. Admission £4 for charity.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick

01665 605847. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, and Bank Holidays, 10am–4pm. £2.50, conc £2, children free.

Bamburgh Castle

01668 214515. Open daily, 10am–5pm. State rooms open at 11am. £9.75, child £4.25, senior £8.75, family £24, U5s free.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station

01665 604888. Open daily, 9am-7pm.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

01661 881636. Daily, 10am-6pm. £7.90, child £4.70, conc £7.10, family £20.50.

Berwick Barracks

01289 304493. Open Mondays–Fridays, 10am–5pm. Closed Saturdays & Sundays. £4, child £2.40, conc £3.60.

Chillingham Castle

01668 215359. Open Sundays–Fridays, noon-5pm. Closed Saturdays. £9, conc £8, child £5, U5s free, family £22.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park

01668 215250. Open Monday-Fridays. Tours on the hour, 10am-noon and 2pm-4pm; Sundays, 10am-noon. Closed Saturdays. £7, conc £5, children £3, family £15.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estates

01669 620333. Open daily. House 1pm–5pm, today/tomorrow, & 11am–5pm, Saturday–Thursday, 11am–5pm. Garden/woodland, 10am–7pm. Gift Aid admission – whole property: £15.20, child £7.60, family £37.90. Gardens only: £9.80, child £5, family £23.70.

Dunstanburgh Castle

01665 576231. Open daily, 10am–6pm. £4.20, child £2.50, conc £3.80.

Edlingham Castle

0870 333 1181. Daylight hours. Free.

Etal Castle

01890 820332. Open daily, 10am–5pm. £4, child £2.40, conc £3.60, family £10.40.

Heatherslaw Cornmill

01890 820488. Open daily, 11am–4pm. £3.75, conc £2.75, family £10, U5s free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway

01890 820244. Open daily. Trains leave Heatherslaw on the hour, 11am–3pm; return from Etal on the half-hour, 11.30am–3.30pm. Ticket office/shop opens at 10am. Return journeys: £6.50, seniors £5.50, child £4, U5s £2, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre

01890 820338. Daily, 10am–5pm. Free.

Howick Hall Gardens

01665 577285. Daily, noon–6pm. Gift Aid admission – £7.70, over 60s £6.60, children free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford

07790 457580. Open daily, 11am–4pm. £2.50, conc £2, family £7.50, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Castle

01289 389244. Call for opening times. Check Holy Island crossing times on page two. Gift Aid – £7.20, child £3.60, family £18.

Lindisfarne Centre

01289 389004. Call for opening times. Check Holy Island crossing times on page two. £3, child £1, family £8, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Priory

01289 389200. Open daily 10am-6pm. Check Holy Island crossing times on page two. £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington

01665 570382. Open daily, 8.30am–5pm. Garden admission, £4.25, accampanied U16s free. Nursery/cafe admission, free.

Preston Tower, Chathill

01665 589227. Open 10am-6pm. £2, child 50p, conc/groups £1.50

RNLI Grace Darling Museum

01668 214910. Open daily 10am-5pm. Free.

Wallington Hall & Gardens

01670 773600. House open Wednesday–Monday, noon–5pm, but closed Tuesday. Walled garden open daily, 10am-7pm. Gift Aid admission – Garden/grounds only: £8, child: £4, family £20. Whole property: £11.50, child £5.75, family £28.75. £8, child £4, family £20.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

01665 711423. Castle open daily, 10am-6pm. £5, £3, £4.50, family £13. Hermitage open Sundays/Mondays, 11am-4pm. £3.40, child £2, conc £3.10.