What's on in north Northumberland - April 5 - April 12

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.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 5th April 2018, 9:00 am
Local historian John Woodhurst will host another history walk on April 8. More details below.
Local historian John Woodhurst will host another history walk on April 8. More details below.



Tom Thumb. Alnwick Playhouse, 11.30am and 1.30pm. Cbeebies Patrick Lynch, brings this classic story to life in a playful and fascinating show. Tickets: £9, child/student £6, at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk or 01665 510785.

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Today and Saturday

Early Man. Alnwick Playhouse, 1pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (PG).


Tomb Raider. The Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. Tickets: £8.50, £7 concs, child £5 (16 & under), baby free (2 & under). Certificate (12A). See www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or 01289 330999.


I, Tonya. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (15).

Tomorrow until Thursday (April 12)

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

Tomorrow and Thursday (April 12)

The Mercy. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm (8pm Thurs). T Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (12A).


Lady Bird. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (15).


Black Panther. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (12A).

Thursday (April 12)

The Greatest Showman Sing-a-Long. Alnwick Playhouse, 1pm and 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (PG).



Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club: Graeme MacKay. Queens Head Hotel, Rothbury, 7.30pm. Members £4, visitors £5. Contact 01668 281307.


YolanDa Brown. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £20.50-£21.50.


The Tannahill Weavers 50th Anniversary UK Tour. The Maltings, Berwick, 8pm. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Tickets: £13.50, concs £11.50-£12.


Katie Doherty. Gallery 45, Felton, 7.30pm. Warming, life-affirming new songs, led by Katie Doherty and elevated by instrumentalists Shona Mooney and Dave Gray. Tickets: £8-£10, call 01670 783424.


Coquetdale Chamber Choir. Holy Trinity Church, Horsley, 7.30pm. Performance of new piece The Silver Swan. Tickets: £10.


Isla Grant. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Isla will have her new album on sale and will be performing some old favourites and some new songs in the show. Tickets: stalls £16.50-£19, concs £10-£17.50, circle and box £21.


Northumberland Traditional Music Session. The Fisher Arms, Horncliffe. Contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835 for more information.


Royal Opera House Live: Macbeth. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.15pm. Tickets: £15.50-£16.50, concs £14.50, child/student £10.


Buskers Night. The Craster Arms, Beadnell, 8pm. an acoustic session of modern & traditional folk, original singer-songwriters and group sing-a-long. All abilities and styles welcome. Free entry.


Alnwick Accordion and Fiddle Club: Johnny Duncan Duo. Northumberland Hall, 7.30pm. Admission £7, musicians £3 - (membership free).

Thursday (April 12)

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Brahms. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of Sage Gateshead, is the UK’s only full-time chamber orchestra. The orchestra regularly flies the flag for the region at the Edinburgh Festival and the BBC Proms. Tickets: £13, concs £10-£11.50, accompanied under 16s go FREE (two free tickets per adult).


Every Friday

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


History Walk. Meet at Window on Wild Lindisfarne, 1pm. Local historian John Woodhurst will be revealing ‘the lost buildings of Lindisfarne’. Booking required, contact: [email protected]


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



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


Creative Cocoon Storytelling. Alnwick Playhouse, 1.30pm. Dress up as your favourite storybook character and enter a world where the stories come to life with a mixture of storytelling and creative arts. Tickets: Child plus one adult £3.50.

Every Thursday

Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, 10am to 4pm. Free to play cards, read newspapers, watch television or use the internet, and crafts.

Every Thursday

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

Every Thursday

Dancing. Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Ballroom and Latin. £2.50. 01289 307953.


Baby Boogie Disco. Alnwick Playhouse, 10am and 1.30pm. The sessions are aimed ages 0-4 but older siblings are welcome. There will be top tunes, a glitter ball, lots of time to boogie and explore our disco hoopsand bouncing Easter eggs. Tickets: child £4, adult £4, babies in arms (under 6 months) free.


Games Night. Hutton Village Hall, 7pm. Have a go at carpet bowling, indoor curling, chess, and many more.

Every Friday and Monday

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


Creative Writing Session. Berwick Library, 10am to noon. Prior enrolment at Berwick Library essential.

Every Saturday

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


Alnmouth Food Fest. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth, 10am to 5pm. More than 20 stall-holders will be located in the Hindmarsh Hall and again there will be a variety of street foods for visitors to test and enjoy.


Craft & Gift Fair. Ellingham Village Hall, 10am to 1pm. Free entry.

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.

Every Monday

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

Every Tuesday

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


Making and Moving Easter Workshop. Palace Green Pavilion, Berwick, 10am to 3pm. For girls and boys aged 5-10. Book your child’s place at www.makingandmoving.co.uk

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

Community Ukuleles. Shilbottle Community Hall, 7pm.

Every Wednesday

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

Thursday (April 12)

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

Until May 4

Jack Whitwell Exhibition. The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth. Visit the stunning collection of etchings by copper plate photogravure artist, Jack Whitwell. 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. See www.alnwickgarden.com for online discounts.

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 afternoon weekends. 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 10.30am to 4pm. 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. See 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. Museum open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Northumberland Archives, Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Adult £7, concs £6, child free. See www.experiencewoodhorn.com