What’s on in Northumberland – week ending October 17

stage/theatre

Sunday, October 13

Devious Minds. Magic show with a difference. Amble Parish Hall. 7.30pm. £8, conc £7, children £5. 01670 760007.

Tuesday, October 15

I Spy Mrs Peery. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £12.50, £11 conc, child £6. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, October 16

Royal Ballet – Don Quixote. Live broadcast. Maltings, Berwick. 7.15pm. £16, £15 conc, child £8. 01289 330999.

FILMS

Tonight

The Way Way Back (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow and Thursday, October 17

Elysium (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. 01665 510785. At Maltings, Berwick, tomorrow and Saturday, 7.30pm, 01289 330999.

Saturday, October 12

One Direction: This Is Us (PG). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. 01289 330999.

Saturday, October 12

Seahouses Sports and Community Centre Double Bill. Justin and the Knights of Valor (U), 3pm, About Time (12A), 6pm. 01665 721868.

Sat, Oct 12 and Wed, Oct 16

About Time (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. 01665 510785. Also at Maltings, Berwick, on Tuesday. Various times. 01289 330999.

Sunday, October 13

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

Thursday, October 17

Kick-Ass 2 (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Tomorrow

Alnwick Music Society. With Russian pianist Nikolai Demidenko. Alnwick Castle Guest Hall. 7.30pm. Membership

£75. Individual tickets, £16, £15 conc, from 01665 510785 or on the door. Students in full-time education go free.

Saturday, October 12

Fund-raising Dance. With Before the Mast. Seahouses Social Club. 8pm for 8.30pm. Tables for four can be reserved. £5 on the door, from the club or Cubby’s Newsagents on High Street.

Saturday, October 12

Jesse Terry. Singer-songwriter. St Cuthbert’s House, Seahouses. 7pm for 7.45pm. £10. 01665 720456.

Saturday, October 12

Strings and Things. With Rosaleen and Kevin Doonan, Bruce Scott and more. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 7.30pm. Tickets £8 from Post Office.

Saturday, October 12

Summerland. Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 9pm.

Sunday, October 13

Concert. Marit and Rona. Alnwick Garden. 11.30pm. Free with admission.

Monday, October 14

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Fishers Arms, Horncliffe. 8pm.

Wednesday, October 16

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Fleece, Alnwick. 8pm.

EVENTS

Today

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

Tonight

Poetry@Bailiffgate. With Andy Humphrey from York. Poets, musicians and the audience can perform. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 8pm. £3, includes glass of wine. 01665 605847.

Today and Wednesday, October 16

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

Today to Wednesday, October 16

Seeds of Learning. Various activities. Visit www.alnwickgarden.com

Today and Thursday, October 17

Adult Craft Club. St James Church, Pottergate, Alnwick. 10am-noon. £5 per session. Info/booking, 01665 510603.

Tomorrow

Race Night. In aid of Belford First School. Belford Golf Club. 7.30pm.

Tomorrow

Concert and Ceilidh. 7.30pm-10pm. Pooled supper, bring own drink. Tea/coffee provided. Tickets £5 from Brands, High Street. For St Mary’s Church Restoration Fund.

Tomorrow

Pennydot – Barn Dance. Seahouses Sports Community Centre. 7.30pm-11pm. Tickets £10 inc wine and light buffet, available from 01665 722929 or on door.

Tomorrow

Aurora Night at Kielder Observatory. 8pm. £12, conc £10, family £35. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Saturday, October 12

Coffee Morning. For Macmillan Cancer Support. Bell View, Belford. 10am-noon.

Saturday, October 12

Peg Friends. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Saturday, October 12

Badger Watch. Kielder. 5pm–7.30pm. £10. Booking essential, 01434 220242.

Saturday, October 12

Charity Concert. With Ernie Coe, Adrian Ions, James Huntly and more acts. Also a raffle. Shilbottle Community Hall. 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets £5, £3 children , to include light supper, available from G Penrose and Sons or Yorkshire Building Society, both Alnwick, or 07772 794872.

Sunday, October 13

In Focus. Try out a range of binoculars, telescopes and other optical equipment. Hauxley Nature Reserve. 10am–4pm. 01665 711578.

Sunday, October 13

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

Sunday, October 13

Plant Pot Pals. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Monday, October 14

Museum Tots. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 9.30am-11am. Free, donation for refreshments. To book, 01665 605847.

Mon, Oct 14, to Thurs, Oct 17

Seal Tours. Boats departs from Seahouses at noon and 1pm. £10, child £5. Separate boat charge.

Tuesday, October 15

Building Dreams. Talk about Cragside. Cragside. 7pm. £6. To book, 0844 249 1895.

Tuesday, October 15

Barn Dance. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 7.30pm.

Wednesday, October 16

Aln and Breamish Local History Society. P Rowett gives a talk entitled Hidden in the Landscape. Whittingham Memorial Institute. 7.30pm. Refreshments served. Non-members £3. 01665 574319.

Thursday, October 17

Talk. Joan Wright presents Elanor’s Diary. St Mary’s Church, Belford. 7pm.

Thursday, October 17

Aln Valley Railway. Gordon Hall gives a slide presentation entitled From Iron to Ions: the Cumbrian Coast railway. Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Visitors, members and their guests welcome for small donation. Refreshments from 7pm. 01665 606168.

WALKS

Today

Untold Stories. Cragside. £5, plus normal admission. 11am–12.30pm. Meet at the front door of Cragside House. 11yrs+. 01669 620333.

Today

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 13

In the footsteps of St Cuthbert. Beadnell to St Cuthbert’s Cave. 10am. £15, couple £25, child £5, family £30. To book, www.footsteps-in-northumberland.co.uk

Sunday, October 13

Hidden in the Hills – Advanced Map and Compass. Starts from the Simonside forest main car park. 10am. £19. Info/booking, shepherdswalks.co.uk

Sunday, October 13

Ranger Ramble. Foraging walk. Age 10+. Wallington. 1.30pm. Meet at the clocktower. £5, plus normal admission. Booking essential, 01670 773600.

Sunday, October 13

North Northumberland Wildlife Watch Group. Fungus Foray. Kyloe Wood, near Lowick. 2pm–4.30pm. £2.50 per child. 01289 388867.

Tuesday, October 15

Nordic Walking for Beginners. Four miles. Starts Rothbury, 10am. £4. Info/booking, shepherdswalks.co.uk

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. 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 times. Check crossing times. Gift Aid – £7.20, child £3.60, family £18.

Lindisfarne Centre

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

Lindisfarne Priory

01289 389200. Daily, 10am–4pm. Check crossing times. £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70.

Longframlington Gardens

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. Daily, 10am–4pm. £5, £3, £4.50, family £13.