What’s on in Northumberland – week ending June 27

stage/theatre

Today to Saturday, June 22

Maltings Youth Theatre: His Dark Materials. Maltings, Berwick. Various times. £8.50, £7.50 conc, family £29. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow

To Freedom’s Cause. Play about Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison. Alnwick Playhouse. 1.30pm. £8, child/student £6. 01665 510785. Rothbury Jubilee Hall, 7pm. 01434 652477.

Saturday, June 22

String Quartet and Northumbrian Pipes featuring members of Northern Sinfonia and piper Alice Burn. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £12, £10 conc, child £5. 01289 330999.

Saturday, June 22

The Hollywood Bees. Celebration of The Hollies. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £17.50, standard £16.50, conc £15.50. 01665 510785.

Sunday, June 23

Glyndebourne Festival 2013. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Alnwick Playhouse. 3.30pm. Premier £18, standard £17, conc £16, child/student £10, Friends £15. 01665 510785.

Monday, June 24

Live digital broadcast - Royal Opera: Gloriana. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £16, £14 conc, child £8. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, June 26

The Blues Band. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £17.50, child £8.50. 01289 330999.

Thursday, June 27

Daniel Bye - The Price of Everything. A performance lecture about value. Alnwick Playhouse. Premier £6, standard £5. 01665 510785.

FILMS

Tuesday, June 25

Mud (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, June 25, and Wednesday, June 26

The Great Gatsby (12a). Alnwick Playhouse 7.30pm. 01665 510785.

Thursday, June 27

Iron Man 3 (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight

Hear No Evil. With Fiona Clayton, Hague and Other People’s Partners. Bring own drink. St James’s Church Centre, Pottergate, Alnwick. 8pm. £5 on door.

Tonight

Rothbury Roots. With Ramon Goose and Celia Bryce. 8pm. £10. To book, 01669 620470.

Saturday, June 22

Steve Daggett. The Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 9pm. 01665 576658.

Sunday, June 23

Harps of the Clasarch Society. Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Free, but normal admission applies. www.theheritagecon sultant.co.uk

Sunday, June 23

Northern Sinfonia Ensemble. Programme of chamber music. Alwinton Church, 3pm. Tickets various prices. Visit www.alwintonconcerts.org

Monday, June 24

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Ship Inn, Low Newton. 8pm. 01665 722835.

events

Tonight

Warkworth and District Flower Club. A practical evening led by the committee. Bring flowers/foliage, suitable container and a candle. Memorial Hall, Warkworth. 7.30pm. £2, including refreshments.

Tomorrow

Healthwatch. Session to give the people of Northumberland a stronger voice to influence and challenge how health social care services are provided. People can also share their experiences of social care. Presentation from noon. St James’s Church, Alnwick. 11am–2.30pm. 03332 408468.

Saturday, June 22

Survival and Bushcraft Courses. Learn the basics of outdoor survival. Either eight-hour (£85) or 24-hour (£160) session. Booking essential, 07712 172768.

Sat, June 22, and Sun, June 23

Splash Alnwick. Family-friendly water-pistol fun. Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

Sunday, June 23

Craft Fair. Seahouses Sports Community Centre. 10am–3pm. To book a table, 01665 721868.

Sunday, June 23

Floweries – Budding Artist Programme. Alnwick Garden. 11am–4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Sunday, June 23

Have-a-go Archery. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Noon–4.30pm. Normal admission, and small extra charge applies for activity. 01661 881636.

Sunday, June 23

Garden Party. In memory of Jean Nörenberg and in aid of the Charity Bright Red Freeman Hospital Ward 33. Also stalls, raffle, tombola, refreshments. 95 Main Street, Seahouses. Noon–6pm.

Monday, June 24

Western Front Association. Jutland 1916 with Peter Hart. Alnmouth Ex-Servicemen’s Club. 7.30pm.

Monday, June 24

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

Tuesday, June 25

Farne Islands – Kate Slater Exhibition. See p54.

Tuesday, June 25

An Evening of Sedition. Talk by Hugh Dixon on Towards Sedition in the North, which will link to David Ronn’s book, Sedition. Ronn will sign copies of his novel. Barter Books, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Doors open 7pm. £5, inc wine/nibbles. Booking essential, 01665 604888 or in the shop.

Wednesday, June 26

Coffee and Crayons followed by Sing with Me. Relaxed session suitable for the U5s followed by a sing along class for toddlers. Alnwick Garden. 10am–noon. £2 per child, including juice and biscuits. Garden admission not required. 01665 511350.

Wednesday, June 26

Baby Boogie and Coffee & Crayons. Movement and dance class for toddlers and their grown-ups, followed by a craft session suitable for U5s. 10am–noon. £2 per child, including coffee and biscuits. Garden admission not required. 01665 511350.

Wednesday, June 26

Qigong. Alnwick Garden. 2pm–3pm. £2. 01665 511350.

Wednesday, June 26

Public Observing Night at Kielder Observatory. Learn about Kielder’s incredible dark skies. Age 10+. 8pm–11pm. £11, conc £8, family £30. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Thursday, June 27

War and Pieces. Art installation opens at Alnwick Castle. Free with admission. See p54.

Thursday, June 27

Bingo. Eyes down 7.30pm. The Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 01665 576658.

WALKS

Tomorrow

Sunsets and Creatures of the Night. A three-hour (approx), 4.5-mile guided walk through Hepburn Woods to the top of Ros Castle. 7pm. Meet at Hepburn Wood car park. £15, couple £25, child £5, family £30. Booking essential, 01289 389244.

Tomorrow and Saturday, June 22

Heavy Plant Crossing. Plant-finding expedition with a difference through Wallington’s woodlands and gardens. 11am–3pm. Normal admission applies. 01670 773600.

Sunday, June 23

Discover the Coast - Beadnell to Low Newton. A four hour (approx), 7.5-mile walk. 11am. Starting from main Beadnell car park (charges apply). £15, couple £25, child £5, family £30. Booking essential, 01289 389244.

Monday, June 24

Walking for Health. Plantation/Craggy - three miles. 1.30pm. Meet at Bell View, Belford.

Tuesday, June 25

Embleton Bay - Photo Trail. Join Northumberland photographer Andy Craig for a photography walk with your camera. Suitable for photographers of any level, but primarily aimed at those using compact or SLR cameras. Bring own camera, memory cards and spare batteries. Meet at Dunstanburgh Golf Course Clubhouse, Embleton. 9am–4pm. £135. Places limited. Booking essential, 01665 576012.

ATTRACTIONS

Aln Valley Railway

03000303311. Lionheart Station, Alnwick. Open Sunday, 10am–4pm.

Alnwick Castle

01665 511350. Shut. Re-open Weds, then open daily, 10am–6pm. State Rooms, 11pm–5pm. www.alnwickcastle.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, 11am-5pm, Tuesday–Thursday, 1pm-5pm. Garden/woodland, Tuesdays-Sundays, 10am-7pm. 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 leave Heatherslaw on the hour, 11am-3pm; return from Etal on the half-hour, 11.30am-3.30pm. Ticket office/shop opens at 10am. Return journeys: £6.50, seniors £5.50, child £4, U5s £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. Garden admission, £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 and Hermitage

01665 711423. Castle open daily, 10am-6pm. £5, £3, £4.50, family £13. Hermitage open Sundays/Mondays, 11am-4pm. £3.40, child £2, conc £3.10.