What's on in north Northumberland - April 14 - April 21

See what's on in north Northumberland for the next seven days. Covering theatre, films, live music, walks and other events taking place in Northumberland this week.

Thursday, 14th April 2016, 8:00 am
Modern Jive comes to Felton Village Hall, Felton tonight at 7.30pm. More detalils below.


Until Saturday

Berwick Operatic Society: 9 to 5: The Musical. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. An hilarious show based on the hit movie, centred on three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical, bigot of a boss. Tickets cost Thursday to Saturday £14, £12 concs, Box (two people) £42.

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National Theatre Live: Hangmen. Alnwick Playhouse, 7pm. Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, broadcast live to cinemas by National Theatre Live. Tickets: £16.50 premier, £15.50 standard, £14.50 concs, £10 child/student.


Susan Calman: Work in Progress. The Maltings, Berwick, 8pm. Join Susan Calman for an hour of new material. In preparation for her 2016 tour, she’ll be spending an hour trying out jokes. Some will be good, some bad, some incomprehensible. But it’s all good fun. You might even hear things that will never be said again. Tickets £11.



Kung Fu Panda 3. The Maltings, Berwick, 2.30pm. When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travel to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. Tickets: £7.75, £6.75 concs, £4.75 child. Certificate (PG).

Tomorrow and Saturday

Deadpool. The Maltings, Berwick, 8pm. An action comedy about a reluctant anti-hero who gains superhuman powers after he receives experimental cancer treatment. Tickets: £7.45, £6.45 concs, £4.45 child (16 and under). Certificate (15).


Addicted to Sheep. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Set in the North Pennines, Addicted to Sheep is an intimate portrait of a year in the life of tenant hill farmers Tom and Kay Hutchinson as they try to breed the perfect sheep. Tickets: £7.80 premier, £7.50 standard, £7 concs, £5.50 child/student, £6.75 friends. Certificate (PG).


Trumbo. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Based on the true story of Dalton Trumbo, Hollywood’s top screenwriter, who in 1947, along with other artists, was jailed and blacklisted for his political beliefs. Tickets: £7.80 premier, £7.50 standard, £7 concs, £5.50 child/student, £6.75 friends. Certificate (15).


Dad’s Army. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon has to deal with a German spy and a visit from a female journalist as World War II draws to a close. Tickets: £7.80 premier, £7.50 standard, £7 concs, £5.50 child/student. Certificate (PG).

Live Music/Dance


Music at Mellerstain. Adam Music Room, Mellerstain. Piano recital by Jens Hagen Wegner of music by Liszt, Chopin and Dohnanyi. Music at Mellerstain continues with six monthly recitals on a Thursday evening, followed by a light supper, which gives a chance to meet the artists. Membership of the Border Music and Arts Society is £15, making the tickets £13.50, with half price for under 18s. Non members £17.50.


Woody Holler and His Orchestra. The Cheviot Centre, Wooler, 7.30pm. Saddle up for an evening of cowboy swing, smooth crooning and blues yodelling, with lots of humorous banter to boot. Woody Holler and his orchestra are purveyors of western swing music played on guitar, violin and bass by some of Winnipeg’s finest. Tickets: £9, £8 concs.


The Billy Joel Songbook. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Following on from his highly-acclaimed New York and Philadelphia Billy Joel ‘Original Touring Band’ concerts, Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour, celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel. Tickets: £22.50 premier, £21.50 standard.


Met Opera: Roberto Devereux - Donizetti. Alnwick Playhouse, 5.55pm. This performance is part of our stunning Met Opera 2015-16 season, broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Tickets: £21 premier, £20 standard, £19 concs, £10 child/student, £18 friends.


Northumberland Traditional Music Session. The Railway, Acklington. Contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835 for further details.


Inspired! The Creative School for Young Musicians Final Show and Album Launch. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm and 7.30pm. Ten young and incredibly talented musicians will be performing their own original compositions, backed by a fantastic house band made up of local musicians and students of Berwick Academy. They will be performing songs from their new CD. Tickets: £5, £3 concs for disability, students, unemployed, over 60s.


Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club. Glendale Hall, Wooler, 7pm to 11pm. Annual general meeting, commencing at 7pm, followed by club night with guest artists Duncan Black and Marie Fielding. Members £5, visitors £6.50, including buffet.


Every Thursday

Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, from 10am to 4pm. A free drop-in to meet friends over refreshments, play cards, read newspapers, watch television or use the internet, and in the afternoon join the craft group.

Every Thursday

Learn to dance ballroom and Latin. A class for absolute beginners. Every Thursday at Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, at 7pm. £2.50 per person. For further details call 01289 307953.

Today and tomorrow

Eric Ennion: Ripples from the House on the Shore. The Granary Gallery, Berwick, Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Ripples from the House on the Shore celebrates the work of Eric Ennion (1900–81) and features more than 30 watercolours and preparatory sketches. Free admission.


Modern Jive class. Felton Village Hall, Felton, 7.30pm. There is no partner necessary and beginners are welcome. The class is £5 per person. It is a simple style of dance and is easy to master so come along and give it a go.


Early diesels in the North East. Aln Valley Railway, Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station, at 7.15pm for 7.30pm. A photographic essay from Dave Dunn. We welcome visitors, members and their guests for a small donation towards meeting costs. Meetings are open to all. Refreshments will be available from about 7pm.


Family History Day. Berwick Town Hall, 10am to 4pm. Opportunity to book a session with a family history expert to talk about your own research. Free admission.


Fancy Dress Disco. Seahouses Hub, 7pm to 11.30pm. The theme of the evening will be Film Icons. Fancy dress is optional, and there will be prizes awarded. Full bar open until 11pm. Ticket price £10, includes buffet supper. Tickets available from the Hub office, Stone Close, Seahouses, or call 01665 721868. The event is to raise money for the Seahouses Development Trust projects.

Every Friday

Coffee morning. Enjoy a coffee and biscuits and do your bit for the lifeboats every Friday morning at Alnwick Playhouse, from 10am in the upstairs bar.


Ayton and District Churches Coffee Morning. Foulden Village Hall, 10am to 11am.

Saturday until April 24

In View: Five Viewpoints On a Landscape. Highgreen, Tarset. Monday to Friday, noon to 4pm, and Saturday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm. An exhibition that presents work by artists who draw their inspiration from the vast moorland landscape around the venue of Highgreen, Northumberland.


John Fieldhouse, Spirit Elevation. Berwick Watchtower, 79 West End, Tweedmouth, 2pm to 5pm. Preview and exhibition.


Car Boot Sale. Castlegate Car Park, Berwick. The events are run by the Greenses Residents Committee in aid of local charities.


Aln and Beamish Local History Society. April meeting at the Whittingham Memorial Institute, at 7.30pm. Clive Hallam-Baker will speak on The Battle of Flodden. Refreshments will be served. Non-members are most welcome £3. For information telephone Helen Dinsdale on 01665 574319.

Until May 8

Animal Spirits by Juneau Projects. The Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick, 11am to 5pm. Animal Spirits is a new book and exhibition, written and designed by Juneau Projects. The book tells the story of a group of survivors who, following a global technological disaster, have founded an arts and craft community within the walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Free admission.

Until May 8

Do I Look Good in This? Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. A celebration of women’s fashion from Tudor times to the Swinging Sixties. This exclusive display paints a picture of the changing nature of women’s clothing for all occasions. Visitors will have the opportunity to dress up in costumes.


Tomorrow and Sunday

Free Guided Walks. Find out about families and their properties in Ravensdowne (Friday) and The Greenses (Sunday), starts 2.30pm. Booking essential on 01670 622155.


Alnwick Ramblers. Windy Gyle via Davidson’s Linn. Meet Wedder Leap car park. Nine miles. Leader: Nigel and Janet Towers. Telephone 01665 830313 for details. All walks start at 10.30am, unless otherwise stated. If weather is inclement, check with the leader.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick: 0300 030 3311. For opening times and further details, visit www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle: 01665 511100. Go to www.alnwickcastle.com for opening hours and further details.

Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Go to www.alnwickgarden.com for opening hours. Prices are adults £7.70, concs £5.83, children £4.40, family £21.50.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10am to 4pm, but closed on Mondays. Admission is £4, concs £3, children £1, under-fives free.

Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm. Admission £10.50, children £5, senior £10, family £25.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station: 01665 604888. Open daily, from 9am to 5pm.

Belford Hidden History Museum. Open daily 10am to 4pm. Free admission.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Admission £9.20, concs £8.30, children £5.50, family £23.90.

Berwick Barracks: 01289 304493. Open Monday to Friday, from 10am to 6pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Admission £4.80, concs £4.30, children £2.90, family £12.50.

Chillingham Castle: 01668 215359. Now open. Please ring for further details or visit our website www.chillingham-castle.com

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01668 215250. Open Monday to Friday: Tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Sundays: Tours at 10am, 11am, noon. Closed Saturday. Admission £8, concs £6, children £3, family £16.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate: 01669 620333. Closed Monday. Open Tuesday to Sunday, house 11am to 5pm, gardens and woodland 10am to 6pm. Admission £10.20, child £5.10, family £25.50.

Dunstanburgh Castle: 01665 576231. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £4.90, concs £4.40, children £2.90, family £12.70.

Edlingham Castle: 0870 333 1181. Open any reasonable time during daylight hours. Admission is free.

Etal Castle: 01890 820332. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £4.80, concs £4.30, children £2.90, family £12.50.

Eyemouth Museum: 01890 751701. Open daily from March to the end of October 2016. Admission: £3.50 adult, £3 concession. Under 16s free. www.eyemouthmuseum.org

Heatherslaw Cornmill: 01890 820488. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm. Admission £3.80, concs £3.20, family £10, under-fives free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway: 01890 820244. Open daily, from 10am to 4pm, first train at 11am. Return journey prices: £6.50, seniors £6, children £4.50, under-fives £2.50, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre: 01890 820338. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm.

Howick Hall Gardens: 01665 577285. Open daily, from 10.30am to 6pm, last entry 5pm. Gift aid entry £7.70, over-60s £6.60, children free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 01890 820338. Open daily, from 11am to 5pm. Admission £3, concs £2.70, family £8, under-fives free.

Lindisfarne Castle: 01289 389244. Call for opening times. Gift aid admission: £7.80, child £3.90, family £19.40.

Lindisfarne Centre: 01289 389004. Call for opening times. Admission £4, concs £3.50, children £2, family £10, under-fives free.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £6.20, concs £5.60, children £3.70, family £16.10.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road: 01665 570382. For details, including opening times, visit www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. 01665 579443. Open every Friday, on the Chillingham Road off the A1, all proceeds go to charity.

Preston Tower, Chathill: 01665 589227. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm, or dusk, whichever is earlier. Admission children £2.50, concs or groups £1.50.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh: 01668 214910. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm, last entry 4.15pm. Free admission.

Wallington: 01670 773600. Stately home near Cambo: Open Thursday to Monday, and Wednesday, from noon to 5pm. Closed Tuesday. Walled garden: Open daily, from 10am to 7pm. Garden and estate: Open daily, from 10am to dusk. Gift aid entry: £12.60, child £6.30, family £31.50.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Castle: Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid entry: £6, concs £5.40, children £3.60, family £15.60. Hermitage: Open on Sunday and Monday only, from 11am to 4pm. Admission £4, concs £3.60, children £2.40, family £10.40.

Woodhorn Museum and Archives, Ashington: 01670 624455, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Woodhorn: Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am to 5pm. Northumberland Archives: Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.