What’s on in Northumberland – week ending May 8

To be included in the Gazette Leisure listings contact James Willoughby on 01665 602234 or email james.willoughby@northeast-press.co.uk

Tonight

National Theatre - King Lear (12a). Live streaming. Alnwick Playhouse, 7pm, Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10, 01665 510785. Maltings, Berwick, 7pm, £16, £15 conc, child £8. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow

Gary Delaney - Purist. 16yrs+. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £14, £12.50 conc. 01289 330999.

Saturday, May 3

Dyad Productions - The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe. 12yrs+. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £14, £12.50 conc, Circle £16, box seat £18, child £7. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, May 7

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Standard £7.50, conc £6.50, child/student £5. 01665 510785.

FILMS

Tomorrow

Dallas Buyers Club (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow

Inside Llewyn Davis (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow to Mon, May 5

The Muppets Most Wanted (U). Tomorrow, Sunday and Monday: Maltings, Berwick, various times, £7, £6 conc, child £4, U2s free, 01289 330999. Sat: Seahouses Hub, 3pm, £6, £5.50 conc, £4 child, £18 family, 01665 721868.

Saturday, May 3

A Long Way Down (15). Seahouses Hub. 6pm. £6, £5.50 conc, £4 child, £18 family. 01665 721868.

Tues, May 6, and Thurs, May 8

The Grand Budapest Hotel (15). Alnwick Playhouse - Tuesday, 7.30pm and Thursday, 2pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785. Maltings, Berwick - Tuesday, 1pm and 7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, May 7

12 Years A Slave (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4. 01289 330999.

Wed, May 7, and Thurs, May 8

The Book Thief (12a). Wednesday, 1pm and Thursday, 7pm. Maltings, Berwick. £7, £6 conc, child £4. 01289 330999.

Thursday, May 8

Yves Saint Laurent (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

LIVE MUSIC

Tomorrow

Lunchtime Organ Recital. Michael Stoddart, organist and choirmaster at St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle. Morpeth Methodist Church. 1.30pm-2.30pm. Free. Contact 01670 511078.

Sunday, May 4

Natalie Dean. The Ultimate Diva Tribute Act. Railway Inn, Acklington. 7pm.

Sunday, May 4

A Greek Spring. See p50.

Monday, May 5

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Blue Bell, Belford. 8pm. 01665 722835.

EVENTS

Tonight

Poetry Evening. Jeff Price appears along with local poets. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Doors 7pm. £3, inc glass of wine. 01665 605847.

Today and Thursday, May 8

Qi Gong. Medicinal form of Tai Chi. Alnwick Garden. Contact 01665 511350.

Tomorrow

Crime Readings. Icelandic authors read extracts from their books. Congregational Gallery, Rothbury. 7pm. £8, call 01669 621900.

Tomorrow

Bank Holiday Bingo. Craster Memorial Hall. Eyes down 7.15pm. Donations of prizes welcome. Contact 01665 576479.

Saturday, May 3

Coffee Morning. Variety of stalls and second-hand books. Denwick Village Hall. 10am-noon. In aid of Denwick Carpet Bowls Club. £1.50. 01665 605272.

Saturday, May 3

Felton & Thirston Over 60s Club Coffee Morning. Variety of stalls. Felton Village Hall. 10am-noon. £1, inc refreshments.

Saturday, May 3

Workshop. Dramatic Skies with watercolour artist Roger Gadd. Coquetdale Arts Centre, Rothbury. 10am-3pm. £20. Call 01669 621557 to reserve.

Saturday, May 3

Trad Fest. See p51.

Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4

Silk painting and blossom making. Paint traditional Japanese silk flags. Alnwick Garden. Bookable half-hour slots from 10.30am-3.40pm. Normal admission applies. Contact 01665 511350.

Saturday, May 3, to Monday, May 5

Crafts with the Company of Artisans. Market place experience. Alnwick Castle. Normal admission applies. Contact 01665 511100.

Saturday, May 3, to Monday, May 5

Craster Art Club Exhibition. Paintings in a variety of media. Howick Village Hall. 10am-4pm. Free entry, but donations to The Great North Air Ambulance Service.

Saturday, May 3, to Monday, May 5

Medieval May Day. Join the medieval townsfolk as they celebrate May Day. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 11am-5pm. Normal admission applies. Contact 01661 881636.

Saturday, May 3, to Monday, May 5

Small Axe Workshop Project. Woodcraft demonstration and tuition. Bamburgh Castle. Contact 01668 214515.

Saturday, May 3, to Monday, May 5

Zooted the Jesters. Sword-juggling fun. Alnwick Castle. Normal admission applies. Contact 01665 511100.

Sunday, May 4

Heavy Horse Festival. Showcase of showing, driving, riding and traditional skills, plus trade stands and children’s activities. Milfield. 9am-5pm. Adults £5, children £2.60. Contact 01890 820601.

Sunday, May 4

Simple sewing projects - bags. Gallery 45, Felton. 10.30am-12.30pm. £20. £10 deposit required at time of booking. 01670 787016.

Sunday, May 4

North East of England & Scottish Borders Begonia Society. Dinnington Village Annex room. 2pm.

Sunday, May 4

Den Building. At Kielder. 2pm-3.30pm. £5 per child, adults free. Booking essential, 01388 529154.

Sunday, May 4

Rusty Bodkins Medieval Archer. Join Rusty as he explains the life of a medieval archer. At Bamburgh Castle. Normal admission applies, plus small charge to have a go. Contact 01668 214515.

Sunday, May 4, and Monday, May 5

May Day Celebration. Punch & Judy, traditional games and more. At Wallington. 11am-4pm. Normal admission applies, plus small charge for some activities. Contact 01670 773600.

Monday, May 5

Rothbury Food and Craft Festival. 10am-4pm. Contact 01665 602915.

Monday, May 5

Flea Market. With table-top sale. Pease’s Park, Alnmouth. Noon onwards. Free entry. £8 for a table. To book/for details, email janatalnmouth@btinternet.com

Monday, May 5

May Day Vintage Tea Dance. At Alnwick Garden. 2pm-5pm. £10. To book, 01665 511350.

Monday, May 5

Bubble Train Specials. Free bubbles to all children travelling on the train. At Heatherslaw Railway. Noon-4pm. Contact 01890 820244.

Tuesday, May 6

Turning Water into Light. Discover about William Armstrong and his lifelong passion for water power. At Cragside. 1pm-3pm. Normal admission applies. Contact 01669 620333.

Tuesday, May 6

At Home With The Trevelyans. Go behind the scenes to learn about objects used by the family or discover rooms not normally open. Wallington. 2pm-4pm. £15, including afternoon tea. Normal admission applies. Booking recommended. Contact 01670 773600.

Tuesday, May 6

Les Allcorn 10k. Alnwick Harriers’ annual race in Hulne Park, Alnwick. The 3k Junior event starts 6pm, followed by the senior 10k race at 7pm.

www.alnwickharriers.co.uk

Tuesday, May 6

Alnwick and District Flower Club. Demonstration by Katie-Jane Pridmore. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick. 7pm.

Tuesday, May 6

Alnwick Family History Society Meeting. Steve Ridpath presents a talk entitled 120,000 Years of Family History. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 7.15pm. Free to members of the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society. Non-members £2.50. Pre-booking advised, 01665 605847.

Wednesday, May 7

Untold stories. Walk and talk around parts of Cragside House. 11am-12.30pm. £5. Normal admission applies. Contact 01669 622003.

Wednesday, May 7

Victorian Baking Days. Volunteer costumed cooks recreate Victorian recipes. Subject to availability of volunteers. Cragside. 1pm-4pm. Normal admission applies. Contact 01669 620333.

Wednesday, May 7

Conservation Cleaning. Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they handle an clean items from Cragside’s collection. Cragside. 1pm-4pm, subject to volunteer availability. Normal admission applies. Contact 0844 2491895.

WALKS

Saturday, May 3

Dawn Chorus Walk. With the North Northumberland Bird Club. At Ford. 5.30am-9.30am. www.northnorthumberlandbirdclub.co.uk

Sunday, May 4

Dawn Chorus. Early morning walk through Kielder forest. 5am-8am. £12, conc £10 (includes cooked breakfast). Booking essential, 01434 220242.

Sunday, May 4

Alnwick Ramblers. Nine-mile walk exploring Etal and Ford. Meet at the car park by Etal Castle, 10.30am. For details or if weather inclement, call 01670 788278.

Monday, May 5

Northumberland Coastal Challenge, A 26.2-mile walk covering Bamburgh and Alnmouth. Starts Alnmouth, 8am. £30. To book, 01669 621044.

Monday, May 5

Rockpool Ramble. Ranger-led look at the coastline around Lindisfarne Castle. Noon to 2pm. Normal admission applies. 01289 389244.

ATTRACTIONS

Aln Valley Railway

0300 0303311. Lionheart Station, Alnwick. Open Sunday and Monday, 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. Open today, and Monday–Thursday, 10am-7pm, tomorrow and Saturday, 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. Includes 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–Mon, 11am-5pm. Gardens/woodland open 10am-7pm daily. 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. Open 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. Open 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. Shops and cafe open daily 10.30am-5.30pm. Gift Aid admission, £12.20, child £6.10, family £30.50.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

01665 711423. Castle open daily, 10am-6pm. £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70, family £13.50. Hermitage open Sundays and Mondays, 11am-4pm. Closed Tuesdays-Saturdays. £3.50, child £2.10, conc £3.20.