What’s on in Northumberland – week ending Thursday, December 25

It's panto time! Dick Whittington is coming to The Maltings, Berwick.
It's panto time! Dick Whittington is coming to The Maltings, Berwick.

STAGE/THEATRE

Tomorrow: Aladdin and the Meanie Geanie. Druridge Bay Community Centre, Hadston. 7pm. Tickets £1 each. Available from Hadston Youth and Community Building, Hadston.

Tomorrow to Wed, Dec 24: Dick Whittington. Maltings, Berwick.

Saturday, December 20, and Sunday, December 21: Belford Players present Bohemia - The Untold Tale of King Wenceslas. Ferguson Hall, Belford. Sat: 2pm for 2.30pm. Sun: 6.30pm for 7pm. Tickets, £2, £1 conc, on the door. Mulled wine and mince pies.

FILMS

Tonight: Mr Turner (12a). Seahouses Hub. 6pm. £7, conc £6.50, child £4, family £19. 01665 721868.

Tonight and Tomorrow: Penguins of Madagascar (U). Alnwick Playhouse. Tonight, 6pm. Tomorrow, 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student, £5.50, Friends £6.30.

Tomorrow: Film Night. Lesbury Village Hall. Doors 6.30pm, start 7pm. Tickets available from Lesbury Post Office or from the village hall on the night.

Tomorrow: It’s A Wonderful Life (U). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, December 24: Home Alone (PG). Maltings, Berwick. 12.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, December 24: Elf (PG). Maltings, Berwick. 3pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight: Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club. Marian Anderson Scottish Dance Band. Musicians/listeners welcome. Glendale Hall, Wooler. 7.30pm. £5 members, £6.50 non-members. 01668 216437.

Tonight: Rothbury Roots. Rod Clements and Friends. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm. £10. To book, 01669 620470.

Tonight: Open Mic. Black Swan, Alnwick. 9pm.

Tomorrow: Gareth Davies-Jones. Singer-songwriter. Cheviot Centre, Wooler. 7.30pm. Tickets £10, inc glass of mulled wine, from Brands, Wooler, the Cheviot Centre or 07971 097280. Includes glass of mulled wine.

Saturday, December 20: Berwick Arts Choir. 1.30pm and 2.30pm in The Alnwick Garden market marquee. 01665 511350.

Saturday, December 20: Choir of St Mary the Virgin. Noon and 1pm in The Alnwick Garden market marquee. 01665 511350.

Saturday, December 20: Meze Mundo. Latin and African-style music. 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm in The Alnwick Garden Market Marquee. 01665 511350.

Saturday, December 20: The Happy Cats Christmas Party. Seahouses Hub. 7.30pm. Tickets only available in advance. 01665 721868.

Saturday, December 20: Alnwick Choral Society and the Reg Vardy Band. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £13.50, standard £12.50. 01665 510785.

Sunday, December 21: Bailiffgate Singers. 1pm & 2.15pm in The Alnwick Garden market marquee. 01665 511350.

Sunday, December 21: Ellington Colliery Band. 1.30pm & 3.30pm in The Alnwick Garden market marquee. 01665 511350.

Monday, December 22: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Shop Inn, Low Newton. 8pm. Free. 01665 722835.

EVENTS

Today: Afternoon Bingo. Enjoy tea and biscuits with your games. Shilbottle Community Hall. 1.30pm. £1.

Today: Father Christmas. Meet Father Christmas and his busy troupe of elves in his magical grotto at The Alnwick Garden, where each child receives a traditional gift. 3pm-6pm. To book, call 01665 511354.

Tonight: Pub Quiz. In aid of Rothbury Pipe Band Diamond Jubilee 2015. At Turks Head, Rothbury. 8pm. £5 per team of up to five people. All welcome.

Tomorrow: Quiz Night. Shilbottle Community Hall. 7pm. Teams of up to six. £2 per person. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Prizes for winners and losers.

Tomorrow to Tuesday, December 23: Kielder Observatory. The attraction holds a series of events, including family astronomy and, aurora night and searching for Santa. Visit www.kielderobservatory.org for details and booking.

Today to Wednesday, December 24: Sparkle. Lighting installation at The Alnwick Garden. 3pm-7pm. Normal Garden admission.

Saturday, December 20: Festive Market. Alnwick Market Place. All day.

Saturday, December 20: Red Squirrel Awareness. Ernie Gordon will be signing copies of his new book, The Adventures of Rusty Redcoat - volumes Two, as well as showing DVD footage of red squirrels in local woodland. Alnwick Town Hall. From 9.30am and runs throughout the day.

Saturday, December 20: Christmas Craft Activity. Alnwick Library. For 4-8yrs and their carers. Booking essential, 10.30am-11.30am. Free. 01665 622154.

Saturday, December 20: Children’s Christmas Party. At The Alnwick Garden. £14.95 per child (5-14yrs), £9.95 per child (5yrs and under), £8.95 per adult. A £5pp non-refundable and non-transferable deposit required to confirm booking. To book, call 0191 4605367.

Saturday, December 20: Budding Artist - Snowflake Decoration. The Alnwick Garden. Noon-4pm. 01665 511350.

Saturday, December 20: Ghost Stories for Christmas - Dickens’ Feast of Festive Frighteners. Victorian-inspired ghost stories. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 7pm and 9.30pm. Pre-booking recommended on 0870 333 1183.

Saturday, December 20, and Sunday, December 21: Christmas Crafts. Woodhorn. Noon-3pm. Suggested donation applies. 01670 624455.

Saturday, December 20, and Sunday, December 21: A Christmas Carol and Father Christmas Send Off. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens.

Saturday, December 20, and Sunday, December 21: Christmas Market. At The Alnwick Garden. Noon-6pm. Free. 01665 511350.

Saturday, December 20, and Sunday, December 21: Zoo School. A must for any animal enthusiasts. The event is designed to look at key areas including animal enrichment, animal nutrition and animal health checking. For children aged 9-15. Kirkley Hall Zooligical Gardens. 10am-4pm. The two-day event costs £60. Booking is essential, visit www.kirkleyhallzoo.co.uk

Saturday, December 20, and Sunday, December 21: Budding Artist - Willow Lantern Making. The Alnwick Garden. 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm and 4.30pm. Lanterns £3.50 each. Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day. 01665 511350. Keep your ticket and lanterns and join the lantern parade on Sunday at 5pm.

Saturday, December 20, to Wednesday, December 24: Budding Artists - Reindeer Food. Mix a magic bag of morsels. The Alnwick Garden. Noon-4pm. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Sunday, December 21: Christmas Arts & Crafts. Design and decorate your own Christmas decoration to take away. Bamburgh Castle. Normal admission applies. 01668 214515.

Sunday, December 21: Budding Artist– Rudolph Decoration. The Alnwick Garden. Noon-4pm. 01665 511350.

Sunday, December 21: Grand Lantern Parade at The Alnwick Garden. Meet in the disabled car park at 5pm, the parade will begin at 5.15pm. Bring the lantern you made in the workshops. Bring a torch if you have one. Normal admission applies.

Monday, December 22: Carols with Alnwick Baptist Church. Includes Music, drama and mince pies. Northumberland Hall, Alnwick. 7pm.

Monday, December 22, to Wednesday, December 24: Budding Artist - Creative Crafts. The Alnwick Garden. Noon-4pm. 01665 511350.

WALKS

Sunday, December 21: Alnwick Ramblers. A seven-mile walk at Bolam Lake. Meet at the car park with cafe. 10.30am. For more details and in the event of wet weather, call Daphne Kelly on 0191 2586834.