What’s on in Northumberland – week ending October 24

STAGE/THEATRE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19: Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £12, £10 conc, circle £15, box seat £20, child £6. 01289 330999.

TUES, OCT 22, AND WED, OCT 23: Cymbeline. A comic, romantic and magical play by William Shakespeare. Tuesday, Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm, premier £12, standard £11, conc £10, child/student £6. 01665 510785. WEDNESDAY, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm, £12, £10 conc, circle £14, box seat £16, child £6, Schools: Students £5 each and teacher goes free. 01289 330999.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24: Hamlet. Live streaming from the National Theatre. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24: Carl Donnelly – Now That’s What I Carl Donnelly, Vol V. Carl Donnelly brings his critically-acclaimed complete sell-out Edinburgh show to the Maltings, Berwick. 12yrs+. £12.50, £10.50 conc. 8pm. 01289 330999.

FILMS

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20: Turbo (U). Maltings, Berwick. 1pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free 01289 330999.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22: Berwick Film Society: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, BFS passholders free. 01289 330999.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23: Hawking (U). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24: About Time (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19: Lush Acoustic. With special guest, singer/songwriter Dan Whitehouse. At The Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8.30pm.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19: King for a Day. Belford Golf Club. 9pm.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19: Autumn Leaves. Concert by Newcastle-based choir, The Singers. St Lawrence Church, Warkworth. 7pm. Tickets £8 at the door. Refreshments available.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19: Northumbria Sinfonietta Concert. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £10, conc £9. Concert in aid of the Playhouse. 01665 510785.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20: Weekend Concert. Mandolin Band. Alnwick Garden. 11.30am. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23: Lunchtime Concert. The June Thomas Jazz Trio. Alnwick Garden. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. The Railway, Acklington. 8pm. Free. 01665 722835.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24: Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club. Andrew Gibb Trio. Glendale Hall, Cheviot Street, Wooler. 7.30pm-11pm.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24: Rothbury Roots. Steve Tilston performs. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm. £10. 01669 620470.

EVENTS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19: Christmas Lights Coffee Morning. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 10am-noon.

SAT, OCT 19, AND SUN, OCTOBER 20: Food & Craft Festival. More than 70 stalls of local produce, demonstrations and children’s activities. Wallington. 10am–5pm. £5, children free. 01670 773600.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19: Leaf Friends. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19: Marathon Series - Oktoberfest. A series of three mountainbike races on Kielder’s nationally-renowned trail network. Register between 8.30am–9.30am, race starts 10am. £26 in advance or £30 on the day. Book via www.kieldertrailreavers.co.uk/marathonseries

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20: Wicked Art. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21: Seeds of Learning - Salsacise and Mindfulness. Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21: Felton & Swarland Local History Society. Bill Ricalton gives a talk entitled Felton in Mortal Danger. Felton Village Hall. 7.30pm. Membership £11 a year. Visitors/guests welcome, £2.50. Tea/biscuits served afterwards for a donation.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21: NWT Coquetmouth Group. Brian Little gives a talk entitled Tawny Owls in Kielder Forest. St Mark’s Church Hall, Wellwood Street, Amble. 7.30pm. Entrance fee £1.50 includes tea and biscuits. 01665 714870.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22: Manual Book Keeping. Workshop run by TrilogE. Seahouses Sports Community Centre. 9.30am-12.30pm. Info/booking, 01665 721868.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22: Seeds of Learning - Pilates. Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22: Aln Valley Gardening Day. Volunteers welcome. Lionheart Station, Alnwick. 11am.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23: Seeds of Learning - Qigong. Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23: North Sunderland & Seahouses Local History Society. Mike Fraser gives a talk entitled Sir William Beveridge, The Man, The Report and the Berwick Division. St Paul’s Church Hall, North Sunderland. 7.30pm. Tea/coffee and biscuits from 7pm. Visitors welcome.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23: Appalachian Clogging. URC Church Hall, Warkworth. 7.30pm. 01665 711635.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23: Public Observing Night at Kielder Observatory. Age 10+. 8pm. £12, conc £10, family £35. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24: Adult Craft Club. St James Church, Pottergate, Alnwick. 10am-noon. £5 per session to cover materials/room hire. Info/booking, 01665 510603.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24: Poetry Group. All welcome. 7 Middleton Cottages, Belford. 7pm. 01668 219317.

WALKS

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20: Alnwick Ramblers. Eight-mile walk from Hartside to High Cantle. Meet verge by Hartside Farm. 10.30am. 01665 574839.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23: Untold Stories. Cragside. 11yrs+. 11am-12.30pm. Meet at front door of Cragside House. £5, normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

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

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

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. Warkworth Hermitage is currently closed due to operational difficulties with access.