What’s on in Northumberland – week ending November 7

stage/theatre

Today

Ghosts in Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

Tonight

Steve Hughes. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. Stalls £15, £13 conc, circle £17, box seat £19. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow and Saturday, November 2

Frankenstein. Streaming from National Theatre. Tom: Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm, £16, £15 conc, £8 child, 01289 330999. Sat: Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm & 7.30pm. Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785.

Saturday, November 2

Dirty Dusting. Maltings, Berwick. 2pm & 7.30pm. £22.50, circle £23.50, box seat £25. 01289 330999.

Sunday, November 3

The Nutcracker. Maltings, Berwick. 3pm. £21, £19 conc, circle £22.50, box seat £25.50, child £10. 01289 330999.

Monday, November 4

Royal Opera – Les Vêpres Siciliennes. Broadcast from Royal Opera House. Maltings, Berwick. 5.45pm. £16, £15 conc, child £8. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, November 5

Othello. Maltings, Berwick. 1.30pm & 7.30pm. £14.50, £12.50 conc, circle £16.50, box £18.50, child £6, student £5 (teacher goes free). 01289 330999.

Thursday, November 7

Berwick Operatic Society – The Vicar of Dibley. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £8.50, £6.50 conc. 01289 330999.

FILMS

Today

Frankenweeinie (PG). Alnwick Playhouse. Noon. 01665 510785.

Today and Tomorrow

Turbo (U). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow

Justin and the Knights of Valour (PG). Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow

Rush (18). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. 01665 510785.

LIVE MUSIC

Saturday, November 2

Brian Hume. Cottage Inn, Dunstan.

Monday, November 4

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

EVENTS

Today

Small Axe Workshop Project. Bamburgh Castle. 01668 214515.

Today

Pumpkin Carving and Pumpkin Parade. Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

Today

Forest Frights. Wallington. 4.30pm. £2, child £4, family £10, plus admission.

Tonight

Hallowe’en Party. Disco and prizes for best-dressed child/best pumpkin. Blue Bell. 4.30pm-6.30pm. £2.50 per child, inc hot dog/party bag.

Today and Tomorrow

50 things to do. Wallington. 11am–3pm. Normal admission. 01670 773600.

Today to Sunday, November 3

Hallowe’en at The Ministry of Food. Alnwick Garden. www.alnwickgarden.com

Today to Sunday, November 3

Victorian Spooky Fun. Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens. 11am-4pm. 01661 881636.

Tomorrow

Swing and climb day. Calvert Trust Kielder. King-swing, 10am–12.30pm, indoor climbing wall, 1pm–3pm. £10 per activity. 01434 250232.

Tomorrow

Potion Making. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Tomorrow

Hallowe’en Celebrations. Fancy-dress and pumpkin competition, ghost stories, fireworks and more. Chillingham Castle. 6pm-8pm. To book, 01668 215359.

Tomorrow

Craft session. Kielder. 6pm. £10. Book at www.northernadventure.org

Tomorrow

Carole, Russ Friends. Wine, cheese and entertainment. Beadnell WI Hall. 7pm.

Tomorrow and Saturday, November 2

Family Astronomy, Kielder Observatory. 5pm. £12, conc £10, family £35. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Saturday, November 2

Survival Training. Kielder. 9am. Eight hours (£65) or 24-hours (£125). Booking essential, 07712 172768.

Saturday, November 2

St James’ URC Autumn Coffee Morning. Northumberland Hall, Alnwick. 9.30am–noon. Various stalls. Admission, including cup of coffee and biscuits, £1.

Saturday, November 2

Felton & Thirston Over 60s Christmas Coffee Morning. Various stalls. Felton Village Hall. 10am-noon. £1, inc coffee and biscuit.

Saturday, November 2

4X4 Safari. Kielder Forest. 10am–4pm. £55 per vehicle. To book, 08445 889965.

Saturday, November 2

Christmas Decorations Workshop. Roddam Rigg. 10.30am-4pm. £15. Materials supplied. Tickets from 01668 217357. £10 deposit, £5 on day.

Saturday, November 2

Spooky Cookie Decorating. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. £1.50. 01665 511350.

Saturday, November 2

Caspia Trio. Alnwick Garden. 11.30am. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Saturday, November 2

Spell Books. Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

Saturday, November 2

Alnwick Embroiderers’ Guild. Talk by Kay Gardiner - The Embroideries of Mary, Queen of Scots. St Michael’s Church Hall. 2pm. Visitors welcome £4.

Saturday, November 2

Hallowe’en and Firework Display. Fireworks 7pm-7.30pm, followed by entertainment, chicken and chips. Bar open 6pm-late. Hot snacks available. Felmoor Park, Eshottheugh, Felton. 01670 787790.

Saturday, November 2

New Moon Observing, Kielder Observatory. 8pm. £12, conc £10, family £35. To book, www.kielderobservatory.org

Sat, Nov 2, and Sun, Nov 3

Shave Horse-making weekend. Howick Hall Gardens. Full weekend workshop, both days 10am-4pm. £200 per horse. People working together on one shave horse to pay extra £20. Booking essential, 01665 571071.

Sunday, November 3

Laser-clay shooting/archery. Calvert Trust Kielder. Drop-in, 10am–3pm. £10 (30 clays or 15 arrows). 01434 250232.

Sunday, November 3

Terrified Pencils. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Monday, November 4

NWT Coquetdale Group. Talk by Simon Elliott about his recordings. Jubilee Hall, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Visitors/non-members £2. 01669 621972.

Tuesday, November 5

Bonfire Night and fireworks. Also fair-ground rides and burgers & hotdogs. Belford Golf Club. 6.30pm.

Tuesday, November 5

Alnwick & District Flower Club AGM. Followed by supper (catered). Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick. 7pm.

Tuesday, November 5

Bonfire and Fireworks. Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 7pm. 01665 576658.

Tues, Nov 5, and Wed, Nov 6

Seeds of Learning. Alnwick Garden. www.alnwickgarden.com

Wednesday, November 6

Public Observing Night, Kielder Observatory. 8pm. £12, conc £10, family £35. To book www.kielderobservatory.org

Thursday, November 7

Alnwick & District Natural History Society. Katy Cook talks about red squirrels. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Visitors £1.50, 01665 602614.

WALKS

Tuesday, November 5

Nordic Walking for Beginners. Two miles. Rothbury, 10am. £4. Visit shepherdswalks.co.uk

Sunday, November 3

Alnwick Ramblers. Craster circular. Eight miles. Meet Craster car park (charges apply), 10.30am. 01670 788278.

Tuesday, November 5

Alnwick Ramblers. Lemmington circuit. Five miles. Meet Edlingham church. 10am. 01665 581531.

ATTRACTIONS

Alnwick Garden

01665 511350. Today–Sunday, 10am-6pm. Monday onwards, 11am–3pm daily.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick

01665 605847. Today & tomorrow. 10am-4pm. £2.50, conc £2, child free. Closed from Saturday.

Bamburgh Castle

01668 214515. Today to Sunday, 10am-5pm. From Monday, open weekends only, £9.75, child £4.25, senior £8.75, family £24, U5s free.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station

01665 604888. Daily, 9am-5pm, Saturdays, 9am–7pm.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

01661 881636. Today–Sunday, 10am-4pm. From Monday, open weekends only. £7.90, child £4.70, conc £7.10, family £20.50.

Berwick Barracks

01289 304493. Today–tomorrow, 10am–4pm. Closed from Saturday. £4, child £2.40, conc £3.60.

Chillingham Castle

01668 215359. Open today and tomorrow, noon-5pm. Closed from Saturday. £9, conc £8, child £5, U5s free, family £22.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park

01668 215250. Open today & tomorrow, tours on the hour, 10am-noon and 2pm-4pm. Closed from Saturday. £7, conc £5, children £3, family £15.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estates

01669 620333. House open today and tomorrow, 1pm–5pm, Sat–Thurs, 11am–5pm. Garden/woodlands open 10am-7pm daily. Gift Aid – whole property: £15.20, child £7.60, family £37.90. Gardens only: £9.80, child £5, family £23.70.

Dunstanburgh Castle

01665 576231. Open today–Sunday, 10am–4pm. From Monday, open weekends only. £4.20, child £2.50, conc £3.80.

Edlingham Castle

0870 333 1181. Daylight hours. Free.

Etal Castle

01890 820332. Open today–Sunday, 10am–4pm. From Monday, open weekends only. £4, child £2.40, conc £3.60, family £10.40.

Heatherslaw Cornmill

01890 820488. Open today–Sunday, 10am–4pm. Closed from Monday. £3.75, conc £2.75, family £10, U5s free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway

01890 820244. Open today–Sunday, trains from Heatherslaw on the hour, 11am-3pm; return from Etal on the half-hour, 11.30am-3.30pm. Closed from Monday. Returns £6.50, seniors £5.50, child £4, U5s £2, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre

01890 820338. Daily, 10am–5pm. Closed from Monday. Free.

Howick Hall Gardens

01665 577285. Open Wednesdays–Sundays, 10.3am–4pm. Gift Aid – £7.70, over 60s £6.60, children free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford

07790 457580. Open today–Sunday, 11am–4pm. Closed from Monday. £2.50, conc £2, family £7.50, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Castle

01289 389244. Call for times. Gift Aid – £7.20, child £3.60, family £18.

Lindisfarne Centre

01289 389004. Call for times. £3, child £1, family £8, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Priory

01289 389200. Today–Sunday, 10am–4pm. From Monday, open weekends only. £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70.

Longframlington Gardens

01665 570382. Open today, 8.30am–5pm. Gardens admission is £4.25, accompanied U16s free. Nursery/cafe admission, free. From November, open by pre-arrangement.

Preston Tower, Chathill

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

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh

01668 214910. Tuesdays–Sundays, 10am–4pm. Closed Mondays. Free.

Wallington Hall & Gardens

01670 773600. House open today–Sunday, noon–5pm, then closed for winter. Walled garden open daily, 10am-4pm. Gift Aid – 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

01665 711423. Today–Sunday, 10am–4pm. From Monday, open weekends only. £5, £3, £4.50, family £13.