What's on in North Northumberland - August 2 - August 9
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.
Friday and Saturday
Damp Knight Improv: Parrots of the Caribbean. The Maltings, Berwick, 8pm. Improvised comedy, with filmed and live sketches, audience participation, games and even the odd musical number. Ages 15-plus. Tickets: £5 on 01289 330999 or www.maltingsberwick.co.uk
Berwick Festival Opera: Celebrating HMS Pinafore. The Maltings, Berwick, 2.30pm. Join Austin Gunn to sing the highlights of HMS Pinafore and go behind-the-scenes of the group’s summer production of one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular comic operas. Tickets: £5.
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland. Warkworth Castle, 7.30pm. Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company as Alice stumbles into a magical world, with Victorian costumes, song, dance and music. Suitable for all ages. Bring chairs, blankets and picnics. Tickets: £16, concs £13, child £13, on 03703 331183.
Monday to Friday (August 10)
Maltings Youth Theatre’s Play-In-A-Week. The Maltings, Berwick, from 10am, ages eight to 13. Create characters, devise stories, rehearse and perform, all in the space of a week. On the final day you will perform this new piece for friends and family. Tickets: £65.
The Incredibles 2. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm and 6pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5, baby free. Certificate (PG).
Friday to Thursday (August 9)
Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again. The Maltings, Berwick, times vary. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5, baby free. Certificate (PG).
Royal Northern Sinfonia’s Nordic Summer Nights. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Programme includes Rasmussen, Magnus Lindberg, Grieg, Nielsen and Berwald. Tickets: £14, concs £11-£12.50, child free.
The Alan Crookston Trio. Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club, The Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury, 7.30pm. Musicians and visitors welcome. Call 01668 281307.
Coquetdale Music Trust presents Jill Crossland. Former United Reformed Church, Thropton, 7.30pm. Selection from JS Bach, Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata, Scarlatti, Schubert and Chopin. Bring your own refreshments. Tickets: £10 from Tully’s Rothbury or on the door.
Celebration of Traditional Northumbrian Music and Dance. The Alnwick Garden, 10am to 6pm. Northumbrian piping, young musicians from Busking Scheme and a family-friendly ceilidh with the King Cole Ceilidh Band from noon to 2pm. Free with normal admission.
The Hot Seats. St Cuthbert’s House, Seahouses, 7pm. From Virginia in the United States, traditional and contemporary music, with elements of jug band, Vaudeville, country blues and old-time. Tickets: £12.50 on 01665 720456.
Blue Bell Folk. The Blue Bell Hotel, Belford, from 8pm. Northumbrian, Irish and Scottish folk music. All welcome.
Elderberries Walking Group. The Alnwick Garden, 10am to noon. Meet at the main courtyard entrance.
Walks Around The Parks. Berwick Railway Station. Castle Vale Park and Coronation Park. Contact 07876 398026.
Sailing. Druridge Bay Country Park, 10am to 12.30pm, 1pm to 3.30pm, ages eight to 16. With Coquet Shorebase Trust. Half-day £25, full-day £40. See www.coquetshorebase.org.uk
Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, 10am to 4pm. Free cards, newspapers, internet and crafts.
Duplicate Bridge. Warkworth First School, 6.15pm. Details on 01665 714963.
Berwick Educational Association: Rocks, Fossils and Landscapes of Berwickshire. William Elder Building, Castlegate, Berwick, 10am. First of three lectures by Alison Tymon on local geology. No prior knowledge needed. Tickets: £18 on www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or 01289 330999.
Friday and Wednesday
Owl Pellet Dissection. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, 11am to noon. Find out what the barn owls had for lunch. For ages five to 12. Tickets: Adult free, child £3. Book at www.nwt.org.uk
Friday and Wednesday
Summer Holiday Wildlife Fun. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, 1pm to 2pm, ages five to 12, including mini-beast hunts, small mammal walks and bird bingo. Activities may vary. Tickets: Adult free, child £3. Book at www.nwt.org.uk
Old Time and Sequence Dancing. St Aidan’s Hall, Berwick, 8pm to 11pm. Cost £3.
Belford Summer Fair. Bell View Resource Centre, West Street, Belford, 2pm to 4pm. Music from Heads On The Block, raffle, tombola, books, bric-a-brac and cake stall. Free entry, cream tea £3.
Annual Fete. St Peter the Fisherman Church, Craster, refreshments from 10.30am, stalls from 2pm, with cakes, tombola, produce, kippers, arts and crafts and bric-a-brac.
Car Boot Sale. Castlegate Car Park, Berwick, 8.30am to 12.30pm. Run by the Greenses Residents’ Committee for charity. Cars £5, vans £10.
Contract Bridge. Lesbury Village Hall, 6.30pm. Details on 01665 575289.
Tuesday to Saturday (August 11)
Berwick Art Group Annual Exhibition. St Aidan’s Hall, Church Street, Berwick, 11am to 4pm. Featuring landscapes to still life, oils, watercolours, pastels and mixed media. Cards and prints on sale.
Duplicate Bridge. Weavers’ Court, Alnwick, 6.45pm. Details on 01665 604830.
Paxton House Art Workshops. Hayloft Gallery, 11am to 4.30pm. Cost: £15.
Qi Gong for Health. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick, 2pm. Cost: £3.
Contract Bridge. Alnwick Hospital, 6.30pm. Further details on 01665 603197.
Kakofony Ukulele Group. The Farriers Arms, Shilbottle, 7pm.
Thursday (August 9)
Sailing. Druridge Bay Country Park, 10am to 12.30pm, 1pm to 3.30pm, ages eight to 16. With the Coquet Shorebase Trust. Half-day £25, full day £40.
Thursday (August 9)
Introduction To Butterflies. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, noon to 3pm. Learn how to identify and record Britain’s butterflies with classroom and fieldwork. Ages 16-plus. Tickets: £25. Call 01665 568324.
Until August 30
A Different View. Gallery 45, Felton. Solo exhibition by artist Nick Potter, from Embleton, who sells work in galleries across Britain.
Until September 1
Summer Exhibition. Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, 10am to 5pm. Artistic talent from across Northumberland, along with work by artists inspired by the area.
Until September 1
Summer Small Furries and Wildlife Workshops. Pets At Home Berwick and Alnwick, selected dates and times. Teach children how rewarding pets can be and how to care for them, with activity booklet, stickers and double-sided poster. Free. See petsathome.com/petworkshops
Until September 2
Summer Exhibition. RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh, 10am to 5pm. The event will showcase some recently discovered, previously thought to be lost, items from the Darling family. Free admission.
Until September 13
The Cuthbert Way. St Mary’s Church, Wooler. An exhibition centred around The Cuthbert Cloak, created by Anna Turnbull.
Until October 13
Berwick Educational Association: Spirited Exhibition Guided Tours. The Maltings, Berwick, 1pm. Selected dates. Find out more about the artists and artworks on display with tours led by Prof Maria Chester. Tickets: £3.
All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.
Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. Open 10.30am to 4.30pm on operating days. See www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk
Alnwick Castle. Open 10am to 5.30pm (state rooms 4.30pm). Adults £16, concs £13, child £8.50, under fives free. Discounts at www.alnwickcastle.com
Alnwick Garden. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £13.20, concs £11.55, child £4.95, under fives free. Discounts at 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. Daily, 9am to 7pm.
Belford Hidden History Museum. Daily, 10am to 4pm. Free.
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £9.50, concs £8.60, child £5.70.
Berwick Barracks. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £4.90, concs £4.40, child £2.90.
Chillingham Castle. Daily, noon to 5pm. Adult £9.50, concs £8.50, child £5.50, under fives free.
Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. Daily from 10am, closed weekend afternoons. Adult £8, concs £6, child £3.
Cragside. Daily, 10am to 5pm, house from 11am. Adult £18, child £9.
Dunstanburgh Castle. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £5.40, concs £4.90, child £3.20, under fives free.
Edlingham Castle. Open during daylight. Free.
Etal Castle. Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Adult £5.40, concs £4.90, child £3.20, under fives free.
Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Daily, 10am to 5pm. Adults £4, concs £3.50, under fives free.
Heatherslaw Light Railway. Hourly, 11am to 3pm. Adult £7, concs £6.50, child £4.50, under fives £3, dogs free.
Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. Daily, 10am to 5pm.
House of Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum, Alnwick. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm. Free.
Howick Hall Gardens. Daily 10.30am to 6pm (last entry 5pm). Adult £7.70, concs £6.60, child free.
Lady Waterford Hall, Ford. 11am to 5pm. Adult £3.50, concs £3, under fives free.
Lindisfarne Castle. Times vary. Gertrude Jekyll Garden and lime kilns open daily. Adult £7.30, child £3.60.
Lindisfarne Centre. Adult £4, concs £3.50, child £2, under fives free.
Lindisfarne Priory. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10, under fives free.
Longframlington Gardens. Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4.30pm, by request at other times. Adult £6, child free.
North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Friday, 10am to 5pm. Adult £4, child £1. Proceeds to charity.
Preston Tower, Chathill. 10am to dusk. Adult £2, concs £1.50, child 50p.
RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh. Daily, 10am to 5pm. Free.
Warkworth Castle and Hermitage. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Hermitage Sunday and Monday, 11am to 4pm. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10, under fives free.
Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives. Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Archives, Wednesday to Saturday. Adult £7, concs £6, child free.