What's on in North Northumberland - December 6 - December 13

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, 6th December 2018, 8:00 am


Tomorrow (Friday)

The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness! Pegswood Community Hub, Pegswood, 6pm. Squashbox Theatre celebrates everything Christmas. Tickets: £8, concs £7, child £5, family £20. Bookings: 01670 512185.


Pop Music. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. An emotionally contagious rollercoaster by Bruntwood Prize winner Anna Jordan. Tickets: £13, concs from £10.50. Book at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or call 01289 330999.


The Haunted Man – A Dickens Ghost Story. Middleton & Todridge Village Hall, 7.30pm. Love, loss and the true value of memory, adapted from the ghost story by Charles Dickens. Tickets: £8, child £4. Bookings at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk or on 01670 772600.



A Simple Favour. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (15).


Elf. Dovecote Centre, Amble, 3pm. Tickets: Over 18s £5, under £18s £3. Pre-book on 01665 713655 or pay on the door.


The Grinch. Seahouses Hub, 3pm. Tickets: £4, £6.50, £7. Certificate (U). Tickets can be bought from Cubby’s Newsagents or The Hub on 01665 721868.


Widows. Seahouses Hub, 6pm. Tickets: £4, £6.50, £7. Certificate (15).


Bohemian Rhapsody. Seahouses Hub, 7.30pm. Tickets: £4, £6.50, £7. Certificate (12A).


Dementia Friendly Screening: White Christmas. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. Tickets: £4.50. Certificate (U).


Crazy Rich Asians. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Tickets: £7, concs £6, child £4. Certificate (12A).



Royal Northern Sinfonia: Christmas by Candlelight. St Michael’s Church, Alnwick, 7.30pm. The orchestra of Sage Gateshead will perform a festive programme. Tickets: £15, under 18s £5, at www.sagegateshead.com


Jamie Brown Is Annie. Eyemouth Hippodrome, 8pm. The modern Scottish extension of Caledonian R’n’B legends Average White Band. Tickets: £13.50. Book at www.eyemouthhippodrome.org


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


Northumbrian Folk Music Session. Fisher Arms, Horncliffe, 8pm. Sing, say, play or just listen.


Alnwick Accordion and Fiddle Club: Iain MacPhail Six-Piece Band. Village Hall, Newton on the Moor, 7.30pm. Admission £7, musicians £3.


Every Friday

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.



Multiple Sclerosis Alnwick & District Branch Coffee and Chat. Weavers Court, Alnwick, 11am to noon.

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. Further details on 01665 714963.

Every Thursday

Berwick Arts Choir. United Reformed Church, Spittal, 7.30pm. All voices welcome. See www.berwickartschoir.co.uk


Study Morning. Berwick Voluntary Centre, 10am to 1pm. Led by Dr Richard Moore and devoted to one book, War & Turpentine, which has the power to move and involve, while providing an important sociological document. Tickets: £9. Email [email protected] or phone 01289 303254.


Christmas Prize Bingo Night. St Aidans Hall, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tea and coffee, mince pies, shortbread and a raffle available.

Every Saturday

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


Community Singalong. Jubilee Institute, Rothbury, 3pm. Featuring The Singing Hinnies, The Coquet Singers, Rothbury and Thropton First Schools. Free entry.


In Focus. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, 10am to 4pm. Experts will be on hand with a range of optical equipment, such as telescopes and binoculars, allowing you to try before you buy. Free event, drop in any time during the day.


Birdersmarket. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, 10am to 4pm. There will be a huge range of birding books, both new and used, bird art and gifts. Tombola and raffle, with all proceeds to the Northumberland Wildlife Trust.


Talking about Music. William Elder Building, Castlegate, Berwick, 10am to noon. Hazel Rowland will talk about the music of Felix Mendelssohn. Tickets: £6, pay on the door.

Every Monday

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


Elderberries Community programme. Alnwick Garden, 2pm to 3.30pm. Discussions around practical information regarding health and social issues. £2 donation to cover refreshments.


Quiz. The Brown Bear, Berwick, 8pm. Cost: £1.

Every Tuesday

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


Alnwick Wildlife Group Christmas Meeting. St James Church Hall, Alnwick, 7.30pm. Janet Simkin will give a talk on Northumberland Whin Grassland and the Sill Roof, followed by a Wildlife quiz. Non-members £2.

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

Contract Bridge. Alnwick Hospital, 6.30pm. Further details on 01665 603197.

Every Wednesday

Kakofony Ukulele Group. The Farriers Arms, Shilbottle, 7pm.

Thursday, December 13

North Northumberland Rock Garden Group Christmas meeting. Lowick Village Hall, 2.15pm. The speaker will be Neil Timm from The Fern Nursery, Lincolnshire. His talk is entitled Ferns. Visitors £3 at the door.

Thursday, December 13

Light up a Life. Berwick Town Hall, 6pm. People of all ages will come together to remember the special ones they have loved in a service led by hospice chaplain Davina Radford. Music, carols and the switching on of the tree lights, where each one will sparkle in memory. Free.

Thursday, December 13

Aln Valley Railway Meeting. Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station, 7.30pm. The annual Members Entertain evening when AVR members and their guests make short presentations (films, slides or a talk) on a railway-related topic. Complimentary buffet and a raffle, with lots of prizes.

Thursday, December 13

Northumberland Astronomical Society meeting. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, Low Hauxley, 7.30pm. Non-members welcome, adults £3, child £1. See www.nastro.org.uk

Until December 22

Christmas Presence. Clarks Shoe Shop, Berwick, 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm Saturdays. A free present wrapping service, children’s corner, craft table, remembrance tree and a quiet space. Activities are free.

Until January 14

Rob Newton Exhibition. Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, 10am to 5pm.

Until January 21

Dickson, Archer and Thorp Exhibition. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. The Dickson, Archer and Thorp collection of documents, spanning 200 years, uncovers many forgotten local stories.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. 10.30am to 4.30pm on operating days. Tickets: £5/£6, children £1/£2. Visit www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk for further information.

Alnwick Castle. Closed for winter.

The Alnwick Garden. Weekdays, 10am to 4pm. Weekends, 10am to 6pm. Adult £12, concs £10.50, child £4.50, under fives free. Visit www.alnwickgarden.com for further details.

Alnwick Lions Charity Book Shop. 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday, next to the White Swan Hotel.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Adult £4, concs £3, child £1, under fives free. Closed for maintenance and staff training from December 10 to January 8.

Bamburgh Castle. Weekends only, 11am to 4.30pm. Adult £10.95, child £5, under fives free. See www.bamburghcastle.com for further information.

Barter Books. Alnwick Station. Open daily, 9am to 7pm.

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

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Weekends only, 10am to 4pm. Adult £9.50, concs £8.60, child £5.70.

Berwick Barracks. Closed for winter.

Chillingham Castle. Closed for winter.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. 10am to 4pm, closed weekend afternoons. Adult £8, concs £6, child £3.

Cragside. 10am to 3pm. House from 11am (weekends only). Adult £18, child £9.

Dunstanburgh Castle. 10am to 4pm, weekends only. Adult £5.40, concs £4.90, child £3.20, under fives free.

Etal Castle. Closed for winter.

Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Closed for winter.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. Closed for winter.

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

Howick Hall Gardens. Closed for winter.

Lady Waterford Hall. Closed for winter.

Lindisfarne Castle. Castle closed, garden open all day. Adult £7.30, child £3.60. Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lindisfarne-castle for further information and opening times.

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

Lindisfarne Priory. 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10, under fives free.

Longframlington Gardens. Open every day by pre-booking on 01665 570382 or at www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Closed for winter.

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

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

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage. 10am to 4pm, weekends only. Hermitage closed for winter. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10, under fives free.

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