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What’s on in North Northumberland - July 26 - August 2

Royal Northern Sinfonia
Royal Northern Sinfonia

See what’s on in North Northumberland for the next seven days, covering theatre, films, live music, walks and other events.

STAGE/THEATRE

Saturday and Sunday

Live Screening: Andre Rieu Amore – My Tribute To Love. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday. The ‘King of the Waltz’ screens his Maastricht Live performance, a tribute to his love for music, his family and his Johann Strauss Orchestra. Tickets: £16.95, concs £15.95, child £8.95 on 01289 330999 or www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

Wednesday

The Keep It Country Show. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Join Irish stars John Hogan, Gary Gamble, Caitlin, Ritchie Remo and Keltic Storm for country music, cabaret and laughter. Tickets: £21.50.

FILM

Today until Thursday (August 2)

The Incredibles 2. The Maltings, Berwick, times vary. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (PG).

Today to Saturday, Tuesday to Thursday (August 2)

Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again. Alnwick Playhouse, times vary. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child £5.50. Certificate (PG).

LIVE MUSIC/DANCE

Today

Royal Northern Sinfonia. St Michael’s Church, Alnwick, 7.30pm. Featuring works by Sibelius, Nielsen and Grieg. To book tickets, visit http://sagegateshead.com/event/nordic-summer-nights.

Today

Andy and Margaret Watchorn Summer Concerts. The Pavilion, Bamburgh, 7.30pm. Featuring Northumbrian smallpipes, fiddle, guitar, voice, nyckelharpa, Swedish pipes and more. Tickets: £8, (accompanied children under 12 free).

Today

Rothbury Roots: Brooks Williams. The Queen’s Head, Rothbury, 8pm. Brooks Williams is ranked as one of the top 100 acoustic guitarists. As a singer-songwriter he writes groove-laden songs and delivers them with an easy-going vocal style and silky smooth guitar. Tickets: £10, from The Queen’s Head.

Sunday

Celebration of Traditional Northumbrian Music and Dance. The Alnwick Garden, 10am to 6pm. Magnetic North East presents a family-friendly ceilidh with the Windy Gyle Band, as well as young North East buskers and Northumbrian piping. Free with garden admission.

Thursday

Royal Northern Sinfonia presents Nordic Summer Nights. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Programme includes Rasmussen, Magnus Lindberg, Grieg, Nielsen and Berwald. Tickets: £14, concs £11-£12.50, child free.

WALKS

Every Friday

Elderberries Walking Group. The Alnwick Garden, 10am to noon. Meet at the main courtyard entrance.

Ongoing

Walks Around The Parks. Berwick Railway Station. Castle Vale Park and Coronation Park. Contact 07876 398026 for further information.

EVENTS

Today

Sailing. Druridge Bay Country Park, 10am to 12.30pm, 1pm to 3.30pm. Sailing with the Coquet Shorebase Trust, for ages eight to 16. Half-day £25, full day £40. See www.coquetshorebase.org.uk

Today

BEA Workshops: Abstraction And Mark Making From The Landscape: Experiments In Composition And Mixed Media. YHA, Dewars Lane, Berwick, 10am to 3pm. The first part of the day will be spent on various sketches outdoors. Back in the studio, we will take those sketches and put together an abstract piece using the rules of composition. Tickets: £25.

Today

Northumberland Astronomical Society meeting. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, 7.30pm. Non-members welcome. Adults £3, child £1.

Every Thursday

Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, 10am to 4pm. Free cards, newspapers, internet and crafts.

Every Thursday

Exercise Sessions. Swan Centre, Berwick, 10.30am to 11.30am. Accessed with referral from a GP. Cost £3.

Every Thursday

Duplicate Bridge. Warkworth First School, 6.15pm. Details on 01665 714963.

Friday

BEA Lectures: Women Artists Between The Wars. Henry Travers Studio, Berwick Maltings, 10am. Second in a series of three lectures by Prof Maria Chester alongside Berwick Visual Arts’ Spirited exhibition, this time looking at the spirited women artists of the 1920s who changed our perception of art. Tickets: £6 on 01289 330999. Additional tour £3.

Today until Monday

Belford Arts Festival. Some 50 artists will exhibit their work at venues throughout the village, with a community market, dance and live music. Vintage cinema screenings on Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm on the hour. For more details see www.belfordartsfestival.co.uk

Friday and Wednesday

Owl Pellet Dissection. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, 11am to noon. Find out what barn owls had for lunch. For ages five to 12. Adult free, child £3. Book at www.nwt.org.uk

Saturday until September 1

Summer Small Furries and Wildlife Workshops. Pets At Home Berwick and Alnwick, selected dates and times. Teach children how rewarding pets can be and how to care for them, with activity booklet, stickers and double-sided poster. Free. See petsathome.com/petworkshops

Every Saturday

Old Time and Sequence Dancing. St Aidan’s Hall, Berwick, 8pm to 11pm. Cost £3.

Every Sunday

Car Boot Sale. Castlegate Car Park, Berwick, 8.30am to 12.30pm. Run by the Greenses Residents’ Committee for charity. Cars £5, vans £10.

Monday

Guided Paddling Tours. The Braid, Amble, 4pm to 7.30pm. Explore the Coquet Estuary with the Coquet Shorebase Trust. Adult £30, junior £20, under eight £10.

Every Monday

Contract Bridge. Lesbury Village Hall, 6.30pm. Details on 01665 575289.

Tuesday

Windsurfing. Druridge Bay Country Park, 10am to 12.30pm, 1pm to 3.30pm. With Coquet Shorebase Trust, for ages eight to 16. Half-day £25, full day £40.

Every Tuesday

Duplicate Bridge. Weavers’ Court, Alnwick, 6.45pm. Further details on 01665 604830.

Wednesday

Paddlesports. Druridge Bay Country Park, 10am to 12.30pm, 1pm to 3.30pm. With Coquet Shorebase Trust, for ages eight to 16. Half-day £25, full day £40.

Every Wednesday

Paxton House Art Workshops. Hayloft Gallery, 11am to 4.30pm. Cost: £15.

Every Wednesday

Qi Gong for Health. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick, 2pm. Cost: £3.

Every Wednesday

Contract Bridge. Alnwick Hospital, 6.30pm. Further details on 01665 603197.

Every Wednesday

Kakofony Ukulele Group. The Farriers Arms, Shilbottle, 7pm.

Thursday (August 2)

Sailing. Druridge Bay Country Park, 10am to 12.30pm, 1pm to 3.30pm. With Coquet Shorebase Trust, for ages eight to 16. Half-day £25, full day £40.

Until August 5

Tally Ho! Workshop. Woodhorn Museum, 11am to 3pm. Artist Louise Bradley leads the fun as youngsters make their own miner’s lamp and tallies. Free with normal admission.

Until August 30

A Different View. Gallery 45, Felton. Artist Nick Potter, from Embleton, who sells work in galleries across Britain, will be holding a solo exhibition throughout the summer. For more information, call 01670 783424.

Until September 1

Summer Exhibition. Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, 10am to 5pm. Presenting artistic talent from across Northumberland, along with work by artists inspired by the area.

Until September 2

Summer Exhibition. RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh, 10am to 5pm. The event will showcase some recently discovered, previously thought to be lost, items from the Darling family. Free admission.

Until September 13

The Cuthbert Way. St Mary’s Church, Wooler. An exhibition centred around The Cuthbert Cloak, created by Anna Turnbull.

Until October 13

Berwick Educational Association: Spirited Exhibition Guided Tours. The Maltings, Berwick, 1pm. Selected dates. Find out more about the artists and artworks on display with tours led by Prof Maria Chester. Tickets: £3.

ATTRACTIONS

All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. Open 10.30am to 4.30pm on operating days. See www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle. Open 10am to 5.30pm (state rooms 4.30pm). Adults £16, concs £13, child £8.50, under fives free. Discounts at www.alnwickcastle.com

Alnwick Garden. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £13.20, concs £11.55, child £4.95, under fives free. Discounts at www.alnwickgarden.com

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Adult £4, concs £3, child £1, under fives free.

Bamburgh Castle. Daily, 10am to 5pm, state rooms from 11am. Adult £10.95, child £5, under fives free.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station. Daily, 9am to 7pm.

Belford Hidden History Museum. Daily, 10am to 4pm. Free.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £9.50, concs £8.60, child £5.70.

Berwick Barracks. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £4.90, concs £4.40, child £2.90.

Chillingham Castle. Daily, noon to 5pm. Adult £9.50, concs £8.50, child £5.50, under fives free.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. Daily from 10am, closed weekend afternoons. Adult £8, concs £6, child £3.

Cragside. Daily, 10am to 5pm, house from 11am. Adult £18, child £9.

Dunstanburgh Castle. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £5.40, concs £4.90, child £3.20, under fives free.

Edlingham Castle. Open during daylight. Free.

Etal Castle. Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Adult £5.40, concs £4.90, child £3.20, under fives free.

Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Daily, 10am to 5pm. Adults £4, concs £3.50, under fives free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. Hourly, 11am to 3pm. Adult £7, concs £6.50, child £4.50, under fives £3, dogs free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. Daily, 10am to 5pm.

House of Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum, Alnwick. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm. Free.

Howick Hall Gardens. Daily 10.30am to 6pm (last entry 5pm). Adult £7.70, concs £6.60, child free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford. 11am to 5pm. Adult £3.50, concs £3, under fives free.

Lindisfarne Castle. Times vary. Gertrude Jekyll Garden and lime kilns open daily. Adult £7.30, child £3.60.

Lindisfarne Centre. Adult £4, concs £3.50, child £2, under fives free.

Lindisfarne Priory. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10, under fives free.

Longframlington Gardens. Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4.30pm, by request at other times. Adult £6, child free.

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Friday, 10am to 5pm. Adult £4, child £1. Proceeds to charity.

Preston Tower, Chathill. 10am to dusk. Adult £2, concs £1.50, child 50p.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh. Daily, 10am to 5pm. Free.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Hermitage Sunday and Monday, 11am to 4pm. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10, under fives free.

Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives. Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Archives, Wednesday to Saturday. Adult £7, concs £6, child free.