What’s on in Northumberland – week ending October 10

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STAGE/THEATRE

Tonight and Tomorrow

Angus & Ross Theatre Company, Holmes & Watson - The Farewell Tour. Fast-paced comedy. Tonight, Bamburgh Pavilion, 7.30pm, £7.50, child free, bookings 01668 214634. Tomorrow, Craster Memorial Hall, 7pm, £7.50, £6.50 conc, £18 family, bookings 01665 576226.

Saturday, October 5

MET Opera – Eugene Onegin – Tchaikovisky. Alnwick Playhouse. Broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. 5.55pm. Premier £21, standard £20, conc £19, child/student £10, Friends £18. 01665 510785.

Saturday, October 5

Farnham Maltings – The Iranian Feast. With Persian food, song and Iranian dancing. Whittingham Memorial Institute. 7.30pm. £8, £7 conc, £18 family. Bookings 01665 574964.

Tuesday, October 8

Uncanny Theatre – Instructions for a Better Life. Part thriller, part comedic romp through human psychology. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £12, £10.50 conc, child £6. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, October 8

Mark Thomas, 100 Acts of Minor Descent. Suitable for age 14+. Alnwick Playhouse. 8pm. Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, child/student £10.50. 01665 510785.

Wednesday, October 9

My Granny is a Pirate. Musical adaptation of Val McDermid’s story for U6s. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 4pm. Tickets £2 per child from Alnmouth Post Office. Accompanying adults free.

Wednesday, October 9

iMagician – The Evolution of Magic. With Jamie Allan. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £16.50, standard £15.50, child/student £10.50. 01665 510785.

FILMS

Tonight and Thursday, October 10

The Way Way Back (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Saturday, October 5

One Direction: This Is Us (PG). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm/7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. 01289 330999.

Sunday, October 6

Despicable Me 2 (U). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, October 8

In A World (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, October 9, and Thursday, October 10

Elysium (15) . Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight

Isla Grant. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. Stalls £17, circle £18.50, box seat £20, child £9. 01289 330999.

Tonight

Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. Garry Forrest Ceilidh Band. Queen’s Head, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Membership £8, members £3, non-members £5. Musicians/listeners welcome. 01668 281307.

Saturday, October 5

Border Directors and Bailiffgate Singers. See p38.

Saturday, October 5

Terry Gorman. Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 9pm. 01665 576658.

Saturday, October 5

Caught in the Act. 70s/80s rock band. Market Tavern, Alnwick. 9pm.

Sunday, October 6

Kentucky Cow Tippers. Alnwick Garden. From 11.30am. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Sunday, October 6

The Kentucky Cowtippers. Bluegrass band. Railway Inn, Acklington. 6pm.

Monday, October 7

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

Wednesday, October 9

Julian Argüelles Quartet. Maltings, Berwick. £15, £13.50 conc, child £7. 01289 330999.

EVENTS

Tonight

Alnwick & District Natural History Society. Talk by Kevin O’Hara entitled Pine Martens. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Visitors £1.50. 01665 602614.

Tomorrow

Gideons International Friends’ Event. St James’s Centre, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Rock Festival Choir will join the Friends as they celebrate their 35th anniversary. Iain Mair, UK Executive Director, is guest speaker. Buffet supper. Free entry. A collection will be taken. 01665 604977.

Tomorrow

Big Universe at Kielder Observatory. Age 10+. 8pm. £11, conc £8, family £30. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Tomorrow to Sunday, October 6

Beer Festival. Red Lion, Alnmouth.

Saturday, October 5

Plant Sale and Coffee Morning. The Pottergate Centre, Alnwick. 10am-2pm. 01665 602181.

Saturday, October 5

Plant Donation Day. Aln Valley Railway’s Lionheart Station, Alnwick. 10.30am. 01434 684650/01665 510828/606168.

Saturday, October 5

Budding artists – Finger Puppet Friends. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Saturday, October 5

Alnwick Embroiderers’ Guild. Talk by Rachel Lombard entitled Being Creative, My Stitch Journey. St Michael’s Church Hall, Alnwick. 2pm. Visitors welcome, £4 admission.

Saturday, October 5

Charity Night. In aid of Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Entertainment by Sue Sweeney with live music from the Deputies, followed by disco and karaoke. Also pie and pea supper for an all inclusive cost of £10pp. Community Club, Belford. Featuring Sue Sweeney plus band. 7pm.

Saturday, October 5

The Musical Manuscript of William Darling. Talk by Bryan Jackson and music by Fiddlezonely. Jubilee Hall, Newton on the Moor. 7.30pm. £3.50, including refreshments. Pay at door or call 01665 575232 to book table. In aid of the village’s Bell Tower Restoration Fund.

Saturday, October 5

New Moon Observing at Kielder Observatory. Age 10+. 8pm. £11, conc £8, family £30. Book via www.kielderob servatory.org

Saturday, October 5, and Sunday, October 6

Northumberland Wildlife Trust – The Big Wildlife Count. Help with an audit of wildlife inhabiting Hauxley. With a number of child-friendly activities. Hauxley Nature Reserve. 0191 284 6884.

Sunday, October 6

Budding Artist Programme - Marvellous Mobiles. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Sunday, October 6

St Mary’s & Erskine URC joint harvest lunch. Ferguson Hall, Belford. 12.30pm. Tickets £5.

Sunday, October 6

Art @ the B. Practise and share ideas about art. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 1pm-4pm. Free, refreshments by donation. Bring own materials (all welcome but no oils). 01665 605847.

Monday, October 7

Save a Life. Defibrillator demonstration. ExServicemen’s Club, Alnmouth. 7.30pm.

Monday, October 7

NWT Coquetdale Group. Talk by George Proud entitled Wildflowers: Folklore and Uses. Jubilee Hall, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Visitors/non-members £2. 01669 621972.

Tuesday, October 8

Talk Time - Wallington at War. Lloyd Langley uncovers Trevelyan family life during the Second World War. Wallington. 10am–1pm. £22, booking essential, 01670 773600.

Tuesday, October 8

Autumn Club. The Trevelyans – Andy Griffin. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 2.30pm

Wednesday, October 9

Glendale Local History Society. Talk by Isabel Gordon entitled England’s (Henry 8’s) Rough Wooing. Cheviot Centre, Wooler. 7pm (refreshments) for 7.30pm. Membership £8 for eight talks or visitors welcome at £2 per individual talk.

Wednesday, October 9

Appalachian Clogging. URC Church Hall, The Butts, Warkworth. 7.30pm-9pm. 01665 711635/01665 577298.

Thursday, October 10

Adult Craft Club. The first of a weekly club. St James Church, Pottergate, Alnwick. 10am-noon. £5 per session to cover materials/room hire. Info/booking, 01665 510603.

Thursday, October 10

Gnomes Need Homes. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Free with admission.

Thursday, October 10

Poetry@Bailiffgate. With Andy Humphrey from York. Poets, musicians and the audience are invited to perform either their own work or that of others. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 8pm. £3, includes glass of wine. 01665 605847.

Thursday, October 10

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

WALKS

Today and Thursday, October 10

Nordic Walk. Starts Seahouses Resource Centre, 2pm. Poles provided. £2. 01665 721868 / 01668 219220.

Sunday, October 6

Charity Walk, Holy Island to Belford. 12 miles Meet 9.30am at Belford, with short transfer to Holy Island. £25. In aid of Balls to Cancer. Info/booking, 01669 621044 or shepherdswalks.co.uk

Sunday, October 6

St Oswalds Way, part 7, Lordenshaws to Harwood. 7.5-miles. Starts 10am at Harwood with short transfer to Lordenshaws. £15. Info/booking, 01669 621044 or shepherdswalks.co.uk

Tuesday, October 8

Nordic Walking for Beginners. 3 miles. Starts 10am, Rothbury. £4. Info/booking, 01669 621044 or shepherdswalks.co.uk

Thursday, October 10

Alnwick & District Natural History Society. Search for early migrants on Holy Island. Meet at Beal end of Holy Island Causeway. 1.30pm. 01665 602614.

Sunday, October 6

Alnwick Ramblers. Belford to St Cuthbert’s Cave. Eight miles. Starts 10.30am at West Street, Belford. 01665 714407.

attractions

Alnwick Castle

01665 511350. Daily, 10am–6pm. State rooms, 11pm–5pm. alnwickcastle.com

Alnwick Garden

01665 511350. Open daily, 10am-6pm. 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 Tues to Sundays. 10am-4pm. £2.50, conc £2, child 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-4pm. £7.90, child £4.70, conc £7.10, family £20.50.

Berwick Barracks

01289 304493. Open Monday–Friday, 10am–4pm. Closed Saturdays and 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. House open today and tomorrow, as well as Tuesday to Thursday, 1pm–5pm, and Saturday/Sunday, 11am–5pm. Garden/woodlands open 10am-7pm, Tuesdays–Sundays. Cragside closed Mondays. 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 daily, 10am–4pm. £4.20, child £2.50, conc £3.80.

Edlingham Castle

0870 333 1181. Daylight hours. Free.

Etal Castle

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

Heatherslaw Cornmill

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

Heatherslaw Light Railway

01890 820244. Open daily. Trains from Heatherslaw on the hour, 11am-3pm; return from Etal on the half-hour, 11.30am-3.30pm. Ticket office opens 10am. Returns £6.50, seniors £5.50, child £4, under fives £2, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre

01890 820338. Daily, 10am–4pm. Free.

Howick Hall Gardens

01665 577285. Daily, noon–6pm. Gift Aid – £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 crossing times on page two. Gift Aid – £7.20, child £3.60, family £18.

Lindisfarne Centre

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

Lindisfarne Priory

01289 389200. Open daily, 10am–4pm. Check crossing times on page two. £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70.

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. £2, child 50p, conc/groups £1.50

RNLI Grace Darling Museum

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

Wallington Hall & Gardens

01670 773600. House open Wednesdays-Mondays, noon–5pm, but closed Tuesdays. 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. Castle open daily, 10am–4pm. £5, £3, £4.50, family £13. Warkworth Hermitage closed.