What’s on in Northumberland – week ending November 20

each slow dusk
each slow dusk

STAGE/THEATRE

Tomorrow: Emily Brown and The Thing. Maltings, Berwick. 4pm. £8. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow: Pentabus Theatre – Each Slow Dusk. A startling and timely new play that takes a contemporary look at the impact war had, and continues to have, on rural communities. Whittingham Memorial Institute. 7.30pm. £8, conc £7, children £4, family £18. To book, 01665 574964.

Tomorrow and Saturday, November 15: Dragging Up The Past. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £12, £10.50 conc. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, November 19: Paines Plough and Birmingham Repertory Theatre – Hopelessly Devoted. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £15, £13.50 conc, child £10. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, November 19: New Frontiers by Peter Cairns. Still imagery, video and music by this award-winning photographer. Hosted by Alnwick and District Camera Club. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £12. 01665 510785.

Thursday, November 20: RoguePlay Theatre - Blood Wedding. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £14, £12.50 conc, circle £16, box seat £19, child £7. 01289 330999.

FILMS

Tonight: Pride (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785.

Tonight: Northern Soul (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow: Film Night. Lesbury Village Hall. 7pm. Tickets from Lesbury Post Office or from the hall on the night. Details of film at the hall. Filmgoers receive 10 per cent discount on food from the Coach Inn, Lesbury, on the night. Email info@lesburyvillagehall.co.uk

Tomorrow and Saturday, November 15: Gone Girl (18). Alnwick Playhouse: Tomorrow, 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, friends £6.30. 01665 510785. Maltings, Berwick: Tomorrow and Saturday, 7.30pm, £7.50, £6.50 conc, 01289 330999.

Sat, Nov 15, and Sun, Nov 16: The Boxtrolls (PG). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, November 18: Berwick Film Society – Metro Manila (15). Tagalog with English subtitles. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, BFS members free. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, November 18: Magic in the Moonlight (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, friends £6.30. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, November 18: What We Did On Our Holiday (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, friends £6.30. 01665 510785.

Thursday, November 20: Dracula Untold (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, friends £6.30. 01665 510785.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight and Thursday, November 20: Buskers’ Night. Equipment provided or bring yours. Black Swan, Alnwick. 9pm.

Tomorrow: The Alka Seltzer Sisters. Second World War tribute. A sentimental journey of vintage performance and costume is optional. With sing-a-long and audience participation. Railway Inn, Acklington. 8pm.

Saturday, November 15: Monster Ceilidh Band. A combination of traditional dance forms with contemporary electronic dance music. Craster Memorial Hall. 7pm. £7.50, children £4, family £18. Tickets from 01665 576226.

Saturday, November 15: Lush Acoustic. Celebrating pirates. Prizes for the best-dressed pirate and best dancer. Special guests Shipcote and Tom (dobro), plus pirate skiffle from Carl Cape and Si Cadelik on bass. The Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8.30pm-11.30pm. Free.

Saturday, November 15: King For A Day. Classic rock. Masons Arms Amble. 9pm. Free. 07525 342523.

Monday, November 17: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Railway Inn, Acklington. 8pm. 01665 722835.

Wednesday, November 19: Rod Sinclair. Guitarist. Alnwick Garden. Noon and 1pm. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Wednesday, November 19: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Fleece, Alnwick. 8pm.

Thursday, November 20: Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club. With the Steven Carcary Trio. Musicians and listeners welcome. Glendale Hall, Wooler. 7.30pm. Members £5, non-members £6.50. 01668 216437.

Thursday, November 20: Rothbury Roots. The Celia Bryce Band and Burness and Templeman. Queens Head Hotel, Rothbury. Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm. £10. To book, 01669 620470.

EVENTS

Today: Soup and Sweet Lunch. Shilbottle Community Hall. 1pm. £4.50 towards St James’ Church funds.

Today: Northumberland At War. Talk about First World War research and case studies. At Woodhorn. 2pm. Talk free, but booking is essential, 01670 624455.

Today and Thursday, November 20: Gateway Drop In. Play cards, read newspapers, watch TV, use the internet or join the craft group in the afternoon. Shilbottle Community Hall. 9am-4pm.

Tonight: Aln Valley Railway. Talk by David Fraser on NER Coal Staiths in Blyth Harbour – Part 2. The Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station. 7.30pm. Visitors, members and their guests welcome for a donation. Refreshments from 7pm. 01665 606168.

Tonight: Public Observing Night at Kielder Observatory. Age 10+. 8pm–11pm. £15, conc £13. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Tomorrow: Barresdale – In Living Memory. Oral history recording session for people to share their memories about Barresdale, Alnwick. At Alnwick Community Centre, Howling Lane. 6pm-8.30pm. 01665 605847.

Tomorrow: Quiz Night. Teams of up to six. Shilbottle Community Hall. 7pm. £2 per person. Bring own drinks and nibbles. Prizes for winners and losers.

Tomorrow: Aurora Night at Kielder Observatory. The science behind aurora is as fantastic as the myths and stories that have surrounded them for millennia. Age 10+. 8pm–11pm. £15, conc £13. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Saturday, November 15: Make a Christmas Gift. One-day sewing course. Includes a choice of decoration or gift. £25, most equipment/materials supplied but bring a metre of Christmas fabric and own sowing machine (although one or two can be provided). Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 10am-4pm. Light refreshments available for a donation. 01665 605847.

Saturday, November 15: Writing historical fiction. Short writing course led by local author Bea Davenport. Wooler library. 2pm-4pm. Also takes place on Sat, Nov 22. £6 for each session. To book, 01668 282123.

Saturday, November 15: Ready Steady Cook. John Blackmore cooks live against Dan Jackson in a bid to win the audience vote of best dish. Tickets cost £20 and include a glass of wine on entry, a meal by John Blackmore and a taste test challenge. Also a wine bar. At Howick Village Hall. 7pm. Tickets from 01665 577020. In aid of a sponsored trek to Mount Kilimanjaro for HospiceCare North Northumberland.

Sat, Nov 15, and Sun, Nov 16: Family Learning Crafts. Woodhorn. Noon-3pm, suggested donation applies. 01670 624455.

Sat, Nov 15, and Sun, Nov 16: Budding Artists - Autumn Crafts. Free drop-in craft activity. The Alnwick Garden. Noon-4pm. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Sunday, November 16: Children’s Table-top Sale. Chance to sell outgrown toys, clothes and equipment. Seahouses Hub. 11am-2pm. To book a table, £5, call 01665 721868. Proceeds go towards supporting Seahouses Development Trust’s services.

Wednesday, November 19: Aln & Breamish Local History Society. David Jones will speak on Barrowburn – rediscovering a medieval fulling mill. Whittingham Memorial Hall, 7.30pm. Refreshments served. Non-members £3. 01665 574319.

Thursday, November 20: Afternoon Bingo. Enjoy tea and biscuits with your games. Shilbottle Community Hall. 1.30pm. £1 per person.

WALKS

Sunday, November 16: Alnwick Ramblers. Seven-mile walk of Felton. Meet at lay-by at north end of village. 10.30am. 01670 787443.