What’s on in Northumberland – week ending October 30

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STAGE/THEATRE

Tonight: In Conversation with Russell Brand. Live streaming. Alnwick Playhouse. 7pm. Premier £14, standard £13, child/student £10. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow: Sean Hughes. Stand-up comedy. Ages 14+. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £15, £13.50 conc, child £10. 01289 330999.

Saturday, October 25: Years to Remember. First World War-themed concert with music, prose and dancing and includes a Suffragette rally. Lesbury Village Hall. 7.30pm. Lesbury Village Hall. Sold out, but check Lesbury Post Office for returns.

Sat, Oct 25, and Sun, Oct 26: Not About Heroes. Sat: Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm, £13, £11.50 conc, circle £15, box seat £17, child £7, students £5 (and teacher goes free), 01289 330999. Sun: Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm, premier £12, standard £11, conc £10, child/student £8. 01665 510785.

Monday, October 27: I Due Foscari. Royal Opera, live broadcast. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Maltings, Berwick. 7.15pm. £16, £15 conc, child £8, student £5 & teacher free (min 10 students). 01289 330999.

Wednesday, October 29: A Streetcar Named Desire (12a). National Theatre live streaming. Alnwick Playhouse. 7pm. Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785.

Thursday, October 30: Frankenstein. National Theatre, encore broadcast. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £16, £15 conc, child £8, student £5 & teacher free (min 10 students). 01289 330999.

FILMS

Today: Pride (15). Maltings, Berwick. 1pm and 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow: Film Night. Shilbottle Community Hall. See hall for film details. Refreshments available. Donations welcome. 7pm start.

Tom and Sun, Oct 26, to Wed, Oct 29: The Book of Life (U). Maltings, Berwick. Tomorrow, 4pm. Sun-Wed, 2.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tom, Sun, Oct 26, and Wed, Oct 29: The Maze Runner (12a). Maltings, Berwick. Tom and Wed, 7.30pm. Sun, 6pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50. 01289 330999.

Saturday, October 25: The Unbeatables (U). Seahouses Hub. 3pm. £7, conc £6.50, child £4, family £19. 01665 721868.

Saturday, October 25: What We Did On Our Holiday (12a). Seahouses Hub. 6pm. £7, conc £6.50, child £4, family £19. 01665 721868.

Tues, Oct 28, and Wed, Oct 29: Boxtrolls (PG). Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, October 28: Magic in the Moonlight (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, October 28: Berwick Film Society - Nebraska (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, BFS members free. 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight: Glendale Accordion & Fiddle Club. Glendale Hall, Wooler. 7.30pm. Members £5, non-members £6.50. 01668 216437.

Tonight and Thursday, October 30: Buskers’ Night. Equipment provided or bring yours. Black Swan, Alnwick. 9pm.

Tomorrow: House Concert. Singer/songwriter Jennifer Crook. St Cuthbert’s House, Seahouses. 7.30pm. £10. Call 01665 720456.

Tomorrow: Morpeth Waites Concert. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. In aid of museum funds. Doors open 7pm, concert 7.30pm. Adults £7.50, including refreshments. U12s free, but they must be accompanied by a paying adult. 01665 605847.

Monday, October 27: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Ship Inn, Low Newton. 8pm. 01665 722835.

Wednesday, October 29: Lunchtime Concert. Paul Edis. The Alnwick Garden. From 12.30pm. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Thursday, October 30: The Coal Porters. Alt-bluegrass act. Support from Antic Hay. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm. Admission £10. For tickets, call 01669 620470.

Thursday, October 30: Bridie Jackson and The Arbour. Eclectic folk. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £12, £10.50 conc, child £8. 01289 330999.

Thursday, October 30: Think Lloyd Live In Concert. Pink Floyd tribute. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £19.50, standard £18.50. 01665 510785.

EVENTS

Tonight: Poetry Open Mic Night. With Catherine Ayres, Degna Stone and Jane Burn, as well as an open floor. Morpeth Library. 7pm. Free. Those who would like to recite their work are asked to book a five-minute slot by calling 01670 620390.

Saturday, October 25: Alnwick Lions Boot Sale. Alnwick Homebase car park. 9am-noon. £10 per car boot. All proceeds go to charity. To book, 0845 8335931.

Saturday, October 25: Coffee Morning and Book Exchange. Shilbottle Community Hall. Free admission. 10am.

Saturday, October 25: Family History Drop-In Sessions. Assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. Bailiffgate Museum. 10am-1pm. Normal admission applies, plus donation for non-Alnwick Family History Society Branch members. 01665 605847.

Saturday, October 25: Wand Making. The Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Saturday, October 25: Proggy Matting for All. Drop-in workshop. Alnwick Community Centre, Howling Lane. 10.30am-3pm. Free. U16s must be accompanied by an adult. 01665 602856.

Saturday, October 25: Family Astronomy at Kielder Observatory. Ages 5+. 5pm–6.30pm. £15, conc £13, family £45. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Sat, Oct 25, and Sun, Oct 26: Make Your Own Messenger Pigeon. Woodhorn. Noon-3pm. Suggested donation applies. 01670 624455.

Sat, Oct 25 and Mon, Oct 27: Jesting with Zooted. Alnwick Castle. Check times and location on arrival. Normal admission applies. 01665 511100.

Sat, Oct 25, to Thurs, Oct 30: Victorian Illusion Week. Victorian illusion activities. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Normal admission applies. 01661 881636.

Sat, Oct 25, to Thurs, Oct 30: Science Quest. Trail for inquisitive families. Cragside. 10am-5pm. Normal admission, plus £1. 01669 620333.

Sunday, October 26: Laser Clay Shooting/Archery. Calvert Trust Kielder. Age 5+. Drop in, 10am-3pm. £10 per activity (30 clays or 15 arrows). 01434 250232.

Sunday, October 26: Northumberland History Fair. First World War themed. Woodhorn. 11am-4pm.

Sunday, October 26: Art Exhibition. Acklington Village Hall. Range of artwork, including the Turnip Prize Exhibition, which is a series of interesting and thought-provoking art installations competing for the Turnip Prize. Exhibition-goers can vote on their favourite entry, as part of the Turnip Prize. Also refreshments and raffle. 11am-4.30pm. Free entry.

Sun, Oct 26, and Mon, Oct 27: Rusty Bodkins Medieval Archer. Demonstration and have a go yourself. Bamburgh Castle. Normal admission applies, plus small charge to take part in the activity. 01668 214515.

Sun, Oct 26, and Mon, Oct 27: Small Axe Woodcraft Project. Demonstration of various woodcraft techniques and have a go yourself. Bamburgh Castle. Normal admission, plus extra charges may apply. 01668 214515.

Sun, Oct 26, to Tues, Oct 28: The Big Draw Event. Create a unique piece of installation art with the help of the resident artists from Set of Drawers. The Alnwick Garden. 11am–3.30pm. 01665 511350.

Monday, October 27: Canoeing/Kayaking. Kielder Water. Age 5+. Calvert Trust Kielder. Drop in, 10am-3pm. £10 per half hour. 01434 250232.

Monday, October 27: From the Pazyryk Carpet until Today - The History of Oriental Carpets. Talk by rug expert Clive Rogers. Barter Books, Alnwick. 7pm for 7.30pm. £5. To book, call 01665 604888 or pop into the shop.

Monday, October 27: Western Front Association. Dave Barras talks about Starfish Trench, Grid Lines & Hook Sap. Alnmouth Ex-Servicemen’s Club. 7.15pm for 7.30pm.

Mon, Oct 27, and Tues, Oct 28: Time to Dress. A Victorian costume activity session for children. Cragside. Bookable slots throughout the day. £10. Normal admission applies. Booking essential, by calling 01669 620333.

Mon, Oct 27, to Thurs, Oct 30: Make a Paper Bag Lantern. Woodhorn. Noon-3pm, suggested donation applies. 01670 624455.

Tuesday, October 28: Local History Society. The life and times of Dr Henry Richardson. Bailiffgate Museum. 7pm. 01665 605847.

Tues, Oct 28, and Wed, Oct 29: Medieval Alchemist. Wacky experiments. Alnwick Castle. Normal admission applies. 01665 511100.

Tues, Oct 28, and Wed, Oct 29

Touvère Minstrels. Traditional medieval music performances. Alnwick Castle. Check times and location on arrival. Normal admission applies. 01665 511100.

Tues, Oct 28, and Wed, Oct 29

Goblin Queen and Dragon. Alnwick Castle. Check times and locations on arrival. Normal admission applies. 01665 511100.

Tues, Oct 28, and Wed, Oct 29

Crafts with the Company of Artisans. Alnwick Castle. Normal admission applies. 01665 511100.

Wednesday, October 29: High Ropes Day. Cargo net, swinging logs and balancing beams. Age 5+. Calvert Trust Kielder. Drop in, 10am-3pm. £10 per circuit. 01434 250232.

Wednesday, October 29: Family Bushcrafts. Build a shelter, light a fire then cook over it. Kielder Water and Forest Park. 12.30pm–5.30pm. £10, £30 family. Booking essential, 01388 529154.

Wednesday, October 29: Birds of Prey Display. Woodhorn. 11am-3pm, flying demonstration at noon and 2pm. 01670 624455.

Wednesday, October 29: Gardens of Imagination. Get inspired by Lord Armstrong’s innovative gardens and use your imagination to design and create your own miniature garden with the materials provided. Cragside. 11am-3pm. Normal admission, plus £2. 01669 620333.

Wednesday, October 29: Victorian Baking Days. Volunteer cooks in costume recreate authentic Victorian recipes. Cragside. 1pm-4pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Wednesday, October 29: Alnwick Wildlife Group. Talk by Stewart Sexton entitled A Year from the Notebook. Followed by free refreshments. St Michael’s Church Hall, Cannongate, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Non members £2.