What’s on in Northumberland – week ending September 19

STAGE/THEATRE

Tonight

London Classic Theatre presents Betrayal. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £13, standard £12, child/student £10. 01665 510785.

Tonight and Tomorrow

Roy Chubby Brown. Maltings, Berwick. Sold out.

Tomorrow

Indian Takeaway with Hardeep Singh Kohli. Ages 14+. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £17.50, standard £16.50. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow and Saturday, Sept 14

Bridging the Gap – Retail. Ages 14+. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £8, £6 conc. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, September 18

The Student Film Oscars. See p9.

Wednesday, September 18

The Occasional Cabaret - The Taking of Zena Charbonne. Ages 16+. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £13, £11 conc. 01289 330999.

Thursday, September 19

Found. See p42.

Thursday, September 19

Mark Thomas – 100 Acts of Minor Dissent. Ages 14+. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £15.50, £12 conc, circle £16.50, box seat £18. 01289 330999.

FILMS

Sat, Sept 14, Sun, Sept 15, Tues, Sept 17, and Wed, Sept 18

Planes (U). Maltings, Berwick. Various times. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. 01289 330999.

Sunday, September 15

Planes (U). Seahouses Sports and Community Centre. 3pm. £6, child £4, conc £5.50, family £18. 01665 721868.

Sunday, September 15

The Lone Ranger (12a). Seahouses Sports and Community Centre. 6pm. £6, child £4, conc £5.50, family £18. 01665 721868.

Tuesday, September 17

The Heat (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, September 17

Berwick Film Society (BFS) – In The House (15). In French (English subtitles). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4, BFS passholders free. 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight

Alnwick Music Society. Recital by Martin Roscoe to celebrate the life of Myra Armistead. Guest Hall, Alnwick Castle. 7.30pm. Free but donations to the Society’s Piano Fund. On Monday, September 16, the Society holds its AGM at Alnwick Playhouse. 11am.

Saturday, September 14

Haydn – The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross for String Quartet. Performed by members of Northern Sinfonia. St Mary’s Church, Holy Island. 4pm & 7pm. £11.50, £9.20 conc. Visit www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

Saturday, September 14

Roadstunner. Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 9pm. 01665 576658.

Saturday, September 14

We Steal Flyers. Red Lion, Alnmouth. 9pm. Free.

Saturday, September 14

Robbie Williams Tribute Act. Community Club, Belford.

Sunday, September 15

The Border Tarts. Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Free but Priory admission applies. www.theheritageconsultant.co.uk

Sunday, September 15

Bilsdale Silver Band. Gates open 10am, performance 2.30pm. Normal admission. 01661 881636.

Monday, September 16

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Railway Inn, Acklington. 8pm. Free. 01665 722835.

Wednesday, September 18

Lunchtime Concert. Amici Musicali. Alnwick Garden. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Wednesday, September 19

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

Thursday, September 19

Rothbury Roots. Hungrytown and We Steal Flyers. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm for 8pm. £10. Tickets, 01669 620470.

Thursday, September 19

Saxophone and piano jazz duo Ian Millar and Dominic Spencer. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 8pm. Bring your own drink. £8. To book, 01665 830444.

EVENTS

Tonight

Poetry and Music. Poet and performer Degna Stone joined by Tony Williams, Ann Porro and Peter Edge. Contributions from the floor welcome. Musicians invited. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 8pm. £3, includes glass of wine. 01665 605847.

Tomorrow

Alnwick Silver Singers. Start of the autumn term. The group meets Fridays, 1.15pm–2.45pm. Lindisfarne Adult Learning Centre. £3.50 weekly, with discounted rate for termly payment. New members welcome. 01670 797136 or info@20000voices.org

Tomorrow and Saturday, September 14

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

Saturday, September 14

Loony Lawn Games. Alnwick Garden. Various times. 01665 511350.

Saturday, September 14

Charity Car Wash. See p33.

Saturday, September 14

Vintage Wedding Dress Fashion Show from 1880 to 1980. All Saints Church, Rothbury. 2.30pm. In aid of church funds and the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation. £10, including Champagne and wedding cake, from Tully’s, Rothbury.

Saturday, September 14

The Night Ball with balletLORENT. Ensemble dancing set in the round with cabaret seating. The evening continues as dance floor and bar remain open and the DJ plays on. Have the chance to be partnered by one of balletLORENT’s professional dancers. Northumberland Hall, Alnwick. 7.30pm. £20. 01665 510785.

Saturday, September 14

Dancing to the Paton Sound. Bolton Village Hall. 8pm. £3.50 on the door. Bring pooled supper/drinks. 01665 574623.

Sat, Sept 14, and Sun, Sept 15

Garmin Outdoors GPS Training Day. Cambo. On Sunday, September 15, there is an advanced training course, for those who attended the training day. More details, shepherdswalks.co.uk

Sunday, September 15

Fancy dress fly-fishing competition. In aid of HospiceCare North Northumberland. Chatton Trout Fishery. 9am–1pm. Followed by barbecue, prize-giving and raffle. £25. To register, 07890 519392.

Sunday, September 15

Wicked Art. Alnwick Garden. 11am–4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Monday, September 16

Live Cookery Demonstration. Bell View, belford. 1pm. Tasting session 50p.

Monday, September 16

NWT Coquetmouth Group. Talk by Tim Mason entitled Wildlife in the Falklands. St Mark’s Church Hall, Wellwood Street, Amble. 7.30pm. £1.50, includes tea/biscuits. 01665 714870.

Monday, September 16

Felton and Swarland Local History Society. Talk by Andrew Sawyer entitled Birds of Cragside. Felton Village Hall. 7.30pm. Visitors £2.50.

Monday, September 16

Quiz Night. Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 8pm. 01665 576658.

Tuesday, September 17

Elderberries Clinic Café. Talk focussing on strokes, their impacts and rehabilitation after a stroke. Alnwick Garden. To book, 01665 511080.

Tuesday, September 17

Cupcakes and Cocktails at The Alnwick Garden. 7pm. £15. Friends discount available. 01665 511350.

Tuesday, September 17

Quiz. With Frazer Suffield. Sun Hotel, Warkworth. 9pm. One to five players per team. £1pp.

Wednesday, September 18

Aln Valley Railway Gardening Day. Planting at Lionheart Station, Alnwick. From 2pm. 01665 510828.

Wednesday, September 18

Aln & Breamish Local History Society. Talk by Thomas Tokely entitled Musings of a Country Joiner and Undertaker. Whittingham Memorial Hall. 7.30pm. Refreshments served. Non-members £3. 01665 574319.

Wednesday, September 18

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

Thursday, September 19

Rock Garden Club AGM. Community Club, Belford. 2pm. Grand Picnic, 1pm. Bring own food, drinks provided.

Thursday, September 19

Aln Valley Railway. Talk by David Fraser entitled NER High Level Coal Wooden Staiths in Blyth Harbour. Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Visitors, members and guests welcome for donation. Refreshments available from 7pm. 01665 606168.

WALKS

Today and Thursday, September 19

Introduction to Nordic Walking. 2pm-3.30pm, leaving Seahouses Resource Centre on Main Street. Poles provided. Sessions £2. 01665 721868/01668 219220.

Tonight

Borrowed Light. Guided walk through Cragside House led by artist Jo Coupe. 7pm. £6. 01669 620333.

Sunday, September 15

Craster to Low Newton. Eight-mile guided walk. Meet Craster car park (charges apply). 10am. £15, couple £25, child £5, family £30. Booking essential, 01289 389244.

Sunday, September 15

Alnwick Ramblers. Lemmington to Nanny Felton’s cairn. 7½-miles. Meet verge 200m east side Lemmington cross-roads. 10.30am. 01665 575129.

Monday, September 16

Walking For Health. Hepburn Woods. Three-mile walk. Meet Bell View, Belford, 2pm.

Tuesday, September 17

Nordic Walking for Beginners. Starts 10am, Rothbury. £4. Free pole hire. shepherdswalks.co.uk

Wednesday, September 18

Guided Photography Walk. Two-hour miniPhotoTrail on the Northumberland coast. Meet at Craster car park, 9am. £45. To reserve place, 01665 576012.

ATTRACTIONS

Alnwick Castle

01665 511350. Open daily, 10am–6pm. State rooms, 11pm–5pm. www.alnwick castle.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 Tuesdays to Sundays, and Bank Holidays, 10am-4pm. £2.50, conc £2, children 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-6pm. £7.90, child £4.70, conc £7.10, family £20.50.

Berwick Barracks

01289 304493. Open Mondays-Fridays, 10am-5pm. Closed Saturdays & 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 and 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–6pm. £4.20, child £2.50, conc £3.80.

Edlingham Castle

0870 333 1181. Daylight hours. Free.

Etal Castle

01890 820332. Open daily, 10am-5pm. £4, child £2.40, conc £3.60, family £10.40.

Heatherslaw Cornmill

01890 820488. Open daily, 11am-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-5pm. 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-6pm. Check crossing times on page two. £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington

01665 570382. Open 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. Open daily 10am-5pm. Free.

Wallington Hall & Gardens

01670 773600. House open Wed-Mon, noon–5pm, but closed Tues. Walled garden open daily, 10am-7pm. 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-6pm. £5, £3, £4.50, family £13. Warkworth Hermitage will remain closed until end of the summer season due to operational difficulties.