What’s on in Northumberland – week ending October 31

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Tonight

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.

Tonight

Carl Donnelly – Now That’s What I Carl Donnelly, Vol V. Maltings, Berwick. 12yrs+. £12.50, £10.50 conc. 8pm. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow

925/HeartBeats. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £9, £7 conc, child £6. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow

The Masters of The House Sing The Musicals. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. Stalls £16, £15 con, circle £18, box seat £20, child £7.50. 01289 330999.

Saturday, October 26

MET Opera - The Nose. Alnwick Playhouse. 5.55pm. Premier £21, standard £20, conc £19, child/student £10, Friends £18. 01665 510785.

Mon, Oct 28, and Tues, Oct 29

Dracula. Oct 28, Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £12, standard £11, conc £10, child/student £8, Friends £9. 01665 510785. Oct 29, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm, £10, £9 conc, circle £12, box seat £14, child £5. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, October 29

Pinocchio. Ages 4+. Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm. £8. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, October 29

Othello. Live streaming from the National Theatre. Alnwick Playhouse. 7pm. Premier £15, standard £14, conc £13. 01665 510785.

Thursday, October 31

Steve Hughes – While It’s Still Legal. Ages 16+. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. Stalls £15, £13 conc, circle £17, box seat £19. 01289 330999.

FILMS

Tonight

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

Sat, Oct 26, to Mon, Oct 28, and Wed, Oct 30, to Thurs, Oct 31

Turbo (U). Maltings, Berwick. Various times. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, October 30

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

Wednesday, October 30

Young Frankenstein (PG). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. 01665 510785.

Wednesday, October 30

The Conjuring (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. 01289 330999.

Thursday, October 31

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

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight

Rothbury Roots. Steve Tilston. Queens Head, Rothbury. Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm. £10. 01669 620470.

Tonight

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

Tomorrow

Brendan Shine. Northumberland Hall, Alnwick. 7.30pm. 0191 261 0384.

Tomorrow

Open Mic. Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8.30pm.

Saturday, October 26

Paul Brydon Acoustic. Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 9pm. 01665 576658.

Sunday, October 27

Quintessential. Alnwick Garden. 11.30am. 01665 511350.

Monday, October 28

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Ship Inn, Low Newton. 8pm.

EVENTS

Today

Friends of Abbeyfield Grand Prize Bingo. St James Church Centre, Alnwick. 2pm–4pm. 01665 603094.

Tonight

Poetry Group. 7 Middleton Cottages. 7pm. Call 01668 219317.

Tonight

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

Tomorrow

Hog Roast/Family Disco. Breeze Bikes Cycle Club for HospiceCare North Northumberland. At Alnwick Rugby Club. 7pm. £5, U12s £3.

Saturday, October 26

Alnwick Lions Club Boot Sale. Homebase car park, Alnwick. 9am. £10 per car. In aid of good causes. 0845 8335931.

Saturday, October 26

Coffee Morning. In aid of Macmillan nurses. Anchor’s Church Lane care home, Bailiffgate, Alnwick. 10am-noon.

Saturday, October 26

Aln Valley Railway Hallowe’en Dance and Supper. Alnwick Working Men’s Club. 7pm-11pm. £6, including pie-and-pea supper and music from Before the Mast. Tickets from WMC, or 01665 830619.

Sat, Oct 26, and Sun, Oct 27

Autumn Birdwatch Weekend. Free drop-in, 11am-1pm, at the Window on Wild Lindisfarne Building, on the Harbour Road between the village and the castle at Holy Island. Binoculars available, but free to bring your own.

Sat, Oct 26, to Wed, Oct 30

Wand-making and Dragon Charms. Alnwick Castle. 01665 511100.

Sat, Oct 26, to Thurs, Oct 31

Half-term Family Trail. Lindisfarne Castle. £2. 01289 389244.

Sat, Oct 26, to Thurs, Oct 31

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

Sunday, October 27

Laser clay shooting/archery. Calvert Trust Kielder. Age 5+. Drop-in, 10am–3pm. £10 (30 clays or 15 arrows). 01434 250232.

Sunday, October 27

Decorate a Spooky Tile. Bamburgh Castle. 10am-4pm. 01668 214515.

Sunday, October 27

Family Bushcrafts. Age 8+. Kielder. 12.30pm–5.30pm. £10pp, £30 family. Booking essential, 01388 529154.

Sunday, October 27

Hallowe’en Fancy-dress Family Party. Games plus best costume prizes. Community Club, Belford. 6.30pm-9.30pm.

Sun,Oct 27, and Mon, Oct 28

Potter-inspired Characters. Alnwick Castle. 01665 511100.

Sun, Oct 27, to Tues, Oct 29

Family Art Week at The Alnwick Garden. Visit www.alnwickgarden.com.

Sun, Oct 27, to Thurs, Oct 31

The Small Axe Workshop Project. Bamburgh Castle. 01668 214515.

Monday, October 28

Canoeing/kayaking. Kielder Water. Age 5+. Drop-in, 10am–3pm. £10 per half-hour session. 01434 250232.

Monday, October 28

Plot To Pot. Cookery demonstration, tasting session. 50p. Bell View, Belford. 1pm.

Monday, October 28

Charity Curry and Quiz Night. In aid of ABF The Soldiers Charity. The Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 7.30pm. 01665 576658.

Monday, October 28

Western Front Association. Talk by David Easton entitled I’m Big Bertha. Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Alnmouth. 7.30pm.

Mon, Oct 28, to Thurs, Oct 31

50 things to do before you’re scared to death. Wallington. 11am–3pm. 01670 773600.

Tuesday, October 29

Rusty Bodkins Medieval Archer. Bamburgh Castle. 10am-4pm. 01668 214515.

Tuesday, October 29

Make a Wildlife Feeder. Wallington. 11am–12.30pm & 1.30pm–3pm. 01670 773600.

Tuesday, October 29

Barn Dance. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 7.30pm.

Tues, Oct 29, and Wed, Oct 30

Animatronic Dragon. Alnwick Castle. 01665 511100.

Tues, Oct 29, and Wed, Oct 30

Medieval Alchemist. Alnwick Castle. 01665 511100.

Tues, Oct 29, to Thur, Oct 31

Half-term Astronomy at Kielder Observatory. 8pm. £12, conc £10, family £35. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Wednesday, October 30

High Ropes Day. Age 5+. Calvert Trust Kielder. Drop-in, 10am–3pm. £10 per circuit. 01434 250232.

Wednesday, October 30

Christian Aid Afternoon Tea. St Ebba’s Church, Beadnell. 2pm.

Wednesday, October 30

Alnmouth WI Harvest Tea. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 2.30pm-4.30pm.

Wednesday, October 30

Alnwick Wildlife Group. Seumus Eaves gives a talk entitled Bird Ringing and Migration. St Michael’s Church Hall, Cannongate, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Non-members £2.

Wednesday, October 30

History Society. Roger Jermy talks about the Aln Valley Railway. Community Club, Belford. 7.30pm.

Thursday, October 31

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

Thursday, October 31

Forest Frights. Wallington. 4.30pm–6.30pm. £2, child £4, family £10. 01670 773600.

Thursday, October 31

Hallowe’en Family Fun Party. Fancy-dress, pumpkin competition, games and stories. Kielder. 6pm–8pm. £4. Booking essential, 01434 250100.

WALKS

Sunday, October 27

Craster to Low Newton. 10am. Meet in Craster car park by the TIC. £15, couple £25, child £5, family £30. Booking essential, www.footsteps-in-northumberland.co.uk

Tuesday, October 29

Nordic Walk for Beginners. Two miles. Starts 10am, Rothbury. £4.

Visit shepherdswalks.co.uk

ATTRACTIONS

Alnwick Castle

01665 511350. Daily, 10am–6pm. State rooms, 11pm–5pm. Closed Oct 31.

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, 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 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.