What's on in north Northumberland - April 7 - April 14

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, 7th April 2016, 8:00 am
Updated Friday, 8th April 2016, 9:11 am



Royal Ballet: Giselle (encore broadcast). The Maltings, Berwick, 5pm. Giselle is the quintessential romantic classic, a love affair that begins in the real world and continues beyond the grave. Tickets: £16.75, £15.75 concs, child £8.75. Schools: student £5 and teacher free (min. 10 students).


A Night of Dirty Dancing - The Ultimate Tribute Show. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. No film has captured the hearts of a generation like Dirty Dancing. Recast and re-scripted for 2016, revel in the moments you loved, the memories you made and music that’s resonated throughout the years. Tickets: premier £21, standard £20.

Wednesday till April 16

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: Opening night only: All tickets £12, box (two people) £36. Thursday to Saturday £14, £12 concs, Box (two people) £42.


National Theatre Live: Hangmen. Alnwick Playhouse, 7pm. Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, 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: premier £16.50, standard £15.50, concs £14.50, child/student £10.



Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. Alnwick Playhouse, 2pm. Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami and then dump them. They have three days to stop the proposal. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, concs £7, child/student £5.50. Certificate (U).


A Bigger Splash. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. The lives of a high profile couple, a famous rock star and a filmmaker, vacationing and recovering on the idyllic sun-drenched and remote Italian island of Pantelleria are disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter. Tickets: £7.45, £6.45 concs, child £4.45 (16 and under). Certificate (15).


Youth. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Drama about a retired conductor reflecting on his life and children whilst on holiday with his friend in the Alps. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, concs £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (15).


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. A British comedy horror in which the Bennett sisters search for suitable husbands while fighting off zombie attacks. Tickets: £7.45, £6.45 concs, child £4.45 (16 and under). Certificate (15).

Tomorrow and Saturday

Goosebumps. The Maltings, Berwick, 2.30pm and 1pm. An adventure horror about a boy who has to save his town when hundreds of monsters are unleashed from his neighbour’s book collection. Tickets: £7.45, £6.45 concs, child £4.45 (16 and under), baby free (two and under). Certificate (PG).


Hail, Caesar! Seahouses Hub, 6pm. Eddie Mannix faces his biggest challenge when Baird Whitlock gets kidnapped while in costume for the swords and sandals epic, Hail, Caesar! Tickets: Adult £7, concs £6.50, child £4, family (four) £19. Certificate (12A).

Monday to Thursday

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, child £4.75. Certificate (PG).


Marguerite. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Nobody knows much about the mysterious Marguerite, except that she has devoted her whole life to music. As she takes centre stage, she sings enthusiastically, but terribly out of tune. A provocative journalist decides to write a rave article on her latest performance. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, concs £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (15).


Dad’s Army. Alnwick Playhouse, 2pm. The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard have to deal with a German spy and a visit from a female journalist as World War II draws to a close. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, concs £7, child/student £5.50. Certificate (PG).


Spotlight. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Based on the true story of how the Boston Globe newsroom Spotlight team uncovered a potentially explosive story about child molestation and the massive cover-up within the Catholic church. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, concs £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (15).

Live music/dance


Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. With Ian Muir and Neil MacMillan. Musicians and listeners welcome. At the Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury, 7.30pm. Annual membership £8. Members admission £4, non-members £5. Contact 01668 281307.


Supreme Queen. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Supreme Queen have been paying homage to the world’s most theatrical and dramatic Rock band Queen since 1995, and in that time have had a huge impact on audiences across the UK, Europe and Asia. Tickets: premier £20, standard £19.


Kelly-Abbot Dance Theatre: Launch Day. 7pm. Inspired by the paintings of regionally based artist Alexander Millar, Kelly-Abbott Dance Theatre crafts exciting and powerful movement, combined with an enchanting soundtrack. Tickets: £12.50, £10 concs for disability, student, unemployed, £11 over 60s. Workshop participants £5.


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


Buskers Night. Craster Arms, Beadnell. An acoustic session of folk tunes, folk songs, acoustic classics and modern songs played in a busker style. It is a free night and there are nibbles provided by the pub during a short break. We welcome all styles and abilities. Contact 07939 498879 for more details or see Twitter @BuskersNE.


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 BM&AS is £15, making the tickets £13.50, with half price for under 18s. Non members £17.50.



An Artist in the Making. Gallery 45, Felton, 7.30pm. Joan Murray will be giving a free talk all about her life and journey as an artist. Refreshments will be available and proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

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.

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.


Coffee Morning. King James Court, 10am. The Berwick upon Tweed OAP Association is holding a coffee morning with tombola, bring and buy and a raffle. Admission is £1 and everyone is welcome.


Car Boot Sale. The popular Sunday morning Car Boot Sales at the Castlegate Car Park will be held throughout the spring and summer. The events are run by the Greenses Residents’ Committee in aid of local charities.


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.

Until April 17

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.

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.


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..