What's on in north Northumberland - April 26 - May 3

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, 26th April 2018, 9:00 am
Ethel Smythe: Grasp the Nettle comes to Lesbury Village Hall on Sunday.


Until Saturday

Berwick Operatic Society: Made in Dagenham. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm (2.30pm Sat also). Tickets: £12.50 (opening night only). Thursday: £14.50, concs £12.50 family £42. See www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or 01289 330999.


Hymn to Love – Homage to Piaf. St Cuthbert’s Church, Norham, 7pm. Tickets on the door: £8, child £4, family £18.


Ethel Smythe: Grasp the Nettle. Lesbury Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8 from Lesbury or Alnmouth Post Offices.


Testosterone. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: free (pay what you decide).



The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, conc £7.50, child £5.50, friends £7.20, at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk or 01665 510785. Certificate (12).


Finding Your Feet. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (12A).



BMAS Music at Mellerstain. Mellerstain House, 7pm. Zelkova Quartet playing Haydn, Janacek and Beethoven. Tickets: £13.50/£17.50 from 01835 864153.


Coldplace – Tribute to Coldplay. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £19-£20.


Rothbury Roots: Charlie Dore. The Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury, 8pm. Tickets: £10 from The Queen’s Head.


Jazz & Blues Evening. Alnwick Working Men’s Club, 7.30pm. Part of Alnwick International Music Festival. Admission £8.


Ashington and District Male Voice Choir. County Hall, Morpeth. Guest artist Susan Robertson. Tickets: £10 from County Hall. In support of Macmillan Cancer Support in Northumberland.


Music Partnership North: Northumbrian Ranters. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £9-£10, child £7.


Hattie Briggs. URC Hall, Amble, 7pm. Tickets: £6 available from www.wegottickets.com/sct/hMkjJRBeaa


Music Session. The John Bull Inn, Alnwick, 8.30pm.


Alnwick Music Society: Piatti Quartet. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £15-£16.


Pupils of The Yehudi Menuhin School 2018. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Tickets: £13, concs (£10-£11.50).

Thursday (May 3)

Royal Opera House Live: Manon. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.15pm. Tickets: £15.50, £16.50, concs £14.50, child £10.

Thursday (May 3)

Rothbury & Accordion Fiddle Club: Ewan Galloway Trio. Queens Head Hotel, Rothbury, 7.30pm. Members £4, non-members £5.


Every Friday

Elderberries Walking Group. The Alnwick Garden, 10am to noon. Meet at main courtyard entrance for an hour’s stroll.


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


Alnwick Health Walk. Starts at Alnwick Tourist Information Centre, 10am. Walk name: Duchess Viewpoint. Ability level: starter. Free.



Exercise Sessions. The Swan Centre, Berwick, 10.30am to 11.30am. Free support with Parkinson’s. GP referral. £3.


Yoga Babies class. Alnwick Playhouse, 11.30am. Tickets: adult £6, child £10 (includes signed copy of Fearne Cotton’s best-selling picture book).


Berwick Art Group meeting. United Reform Church Hall, Spittal, 2pm to 4pm. A workshop run by artist Caroline Underhill, on Portraits in pastels and Landscapes using pastels on red paper. Non-members £4.

Today and tomorrow

An Exhibition of Textile Art. Alnwick Arts and Crafts Centre, 10am to 4pm.


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


Bingo Night. Cornhill Village Hall, 7pm. All proceeds to Breast Cancer Now. Contact Eleanor Moffat on 01890 882235.

Every Thursday

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

Every Thursday

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


Processions Banner Making Workshops. The Maltings, Berwick, 10.30am. Ten to 15 women needed to work with artist Emma Shankland to create a banner for Berwick, which will celebrate the diverse voices of women and girls from different backgrounds. Free.

Tomorrow and Saturday

The Alnmouth Show. Hindmarsh Hall. Tickets: Adults £10, child £5 on sale at Alnmouth Post Office.

Every Friday and Monday

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


MARINElife: Identification of whales, dolphins and seabirds course. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, 10am to 4.30pm. Course £50, or £45 for members of Northumberland Wildlife Trust. Book at [email protected]


Holy Liturgy of the Orthodox Church service. St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh, 10.30am.


Car Boot Sale. Homebase car park, Alnwick, 9am to noon. Organised by Alnwick Lions Club. £10 per car, customers free.

Every Saturday

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

Every Sunday

Car Boot Sale. Castlegate Car Park, Berwick, 8.30am to 12.30pm. Organised by the Greenses Residents Committee in aid of local charities. Cars £5, vans £10.


A Talk by Olivia Lomenech Gill. Barter Books, Alnwick Station, 7.30pm. Olivia illustrated a new edition of JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them which was released last year. Tickets: £5 in advance from the shop or call 01665 604888.

Every Monday

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


Getting DNA Tested -Worth It? Bailiffgate Museum, 7.30pm. A talk by D George. Free entry, but donation requested for non-members of the N&D Family History Society.


Quiz Night. The Brown Bear, Berwick, 8pm. Play alone or in teams of six. £1.

Every Tuesday

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


Till Valley Archaeological Society meeting. Crookham Village Hall, 7.30pm. Talk on Skeletal Science by Dr Kirsty McCarrison. Visitors £4, members free.

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

Community Ukuleles. Shilbottle Community Hall, 7pm.

Every Wednesday

Contract Bridge. Alnwick Hospital, 6.30pm. Details on 01665 603197.

Thursday (May 3)

Creative Cocoon Storytelling. Alnwick Playhouse, 1.30pm. Join our Creative Cocoon storytellers in our new downstairs studio space as we embark on a magical celebration of books with readings from some very popular children’s authors. Ticket for child plus one adult £3.50.

Until May 4

Jack Whitwell Exhibition. The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth. All welcome.

Until May 13

The Archive of Smith, Berwick. Granary Gallery, Berwick, Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Free.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. Open 10.30am to 4.30pm on operating days.

Alnwick Castle. Open 10am to 3.45pm. Adults £14.40, concs £11.70, child £7.60, under fours free.

Alnwick Garden. Daily, 10am to 4pm. Adult £8.40, concs £6.30, child £4.60, under fives free. 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. 01665 604888. Daily, 9am to 7pm.

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

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Weekends only, 10am to 4pm. Adult £9.30, concs £8.40, child £5.60.

Berwick Barracks. Open 10am to 6pm.

Chillingham Castle. Open noon to 5pm daily. Adult £9.50, concs £8.50, child £5.50.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. Open Monday to Sunday (tours from 10am), closed weekend afternoons. Tickets: Adult £8, concs £6, child £3.

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

Dunstanburgh Castle. Weekends only, 10am to 4pm. Adult £5, concs £4.50, child £3.

Edlingham Castle. Open during daylight. Free.

Etal Castle. Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 6pm.

Eyemouth Museum. Monday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm, Sunday noon to 4pm.

Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Open 10am to 5pm. Adults £4, concs £3.50.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. Open daily.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. Open 10am to 5pm.

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

Howick Hall Gardens. Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 6pm (last entry 5pm). Adults £7.70, concs £6.60, child free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford. Open 11am to 5pm. Adults £3.50, concs £3.

Lindisfarne Castle. Opening times vary. Gertrude Jekyll Garden, lime kilns and shop open daily.

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

Lindisfarne Priory. Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Adult £6.50, concs £5.90, child £3.90.

Longframlington Gardens. Open gate Thurs, Fri & Sat’s, by request at other times. Adult £6, child free. www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Open Fridays, 10am to 5pm. All proceeds to charity. 01665 579443.

Preston Tower, Chathill. Daily 10am to 6pm. Adult £2, concs £1.50, child 50p.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh. Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Free.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage. Weekends, castle only, 10am to 4pm. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10.

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