What's on in north Northumberland - February 15 - February 22

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, 15th February 2018, 8:00 am
To celebrate the cinema release of Early Man why not explore Warkworth Castle this weekend in search of the Early Man tribe. More details below.


Tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday

Damp Knight Improv: The Da Vinci Toad. The Maltings, Berwick, 8pm. Join Damp Knight Comedy as the group invents and scrambles its way through an evening of impossible scenes, ridiculous game shows and the odd musical number. Tickets: £5, at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or on 01289 330999.

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The War of the Worlds. Shilbottle Community Hall, 7pm. This new production relocates the story to the North East of England, where a band of survivors confront a Martian invasion against the backdrop of 1898 Newcastle. Tickets: £8, children £4, concs £7, family ticket £19, at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shilbottle-community-hall or on 07946 537703.


Duchess’s Community High School Musical. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Join the talented DCHS students for their annual musical. Tickets: £10-£11, concs £9, child/student £7, at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk or on 01665 510785.


Tomorrow (and selected dates)

The Post. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5 (16 and under). Certificate (12A).


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


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. After months without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes paints a controversial message. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (15).


Coco. Alnwick Playhouse, 2pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (PG).

Saturday and Tuesday

Darkest Hour. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (PG).



Northumbrian Concert. Morpeth Town Hall Ballroom, 7.30pm. Tickets: £11, concs £10, under 18 £6, from Morpeth Chantry TIC on 01670 623455.


Northumbrian Music Festival on Tour: HMS Pinafore from Scratch. Doxford Hall, Chathill, 6pm. The audience will be trained as the chorus and will then join the cast in a special performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera. Tickets: £69 on 01668 283100.


Gary Grainger. The Barrels Alehouse, Berwick, 9pm. Free entry.


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


Folk Music. The Blue Bell, Belford, 8pm. Northumbrian, Irish and Scottish tunes and songs. All welcome.


Northumbrian Music Evening. The Fleece, Alnwick, 8pm. All welcome to come and play.

Thursday (February 22)

Rothbury Roots: Songwriter’s Circle. The Queen’s Head, Rothbury, 8pm. Steve Daggett, Ema Lea and Simon Todd perform this musical circle regularly. Tickets: £10, from The Queen’s Head.

Thursday (February 22)

Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club. Glendale Hall, Wooler, 7.30pm to 11pm. Guest artists are Neil Hardie and his band. Members £5, visitors £6.50, including buffet.



Family Wildlife Walk. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, 11am to noon. Spot as many different species as we can as we make our way around the reserve. £3.

Every Friday

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


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


Until Sunday

Early Man Quest. Warkworth Castle, 10am to 4pm. Go in search of Dug, Hognob and the rest of the Early Man tribe. Member child £1, child (five to 15 years) £4.70.


Free Exercise Sessions. The Swan Centre, Berwick, 10.30am-11.30am. Free support to help people with Parkinson’s. Accessed with a referral from a GP. Tailored plan to suit all ranges of fitness and abilities and will remain free until March 29.


Making and Moving Art and Dance Workshops. The Scout Hall, Berwick, 10.30am. Open to ages five to 10. Email [email protected] to book.


Berwick Stoma Support Group Meeting. The William Elder Building, Berwick, 10am to noon.


A Demonstration by Marion Hinchley. Warkworth and District Flower Club, Memorial Hall, Warkworth, 7.30pm.


Berwick Stamp Club Meeting. United Reformed Church, Spittal, 2pm. Origins Of The German Post Office by Bob Farmer, from Newcastle PS. Open to all.


Lent Lunch. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, noon to 1.15pm. Soup, tea and company.


Northumberland Rock Garden Group. Lowick Village Hall, 2.15pm. Brian Burrow will speak on Growing Alpines In The North Of England. Visitors welcome, £3.


Aln Valley Railway Meeting. Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station, 7.15pm. David Fraser presents The NER’s Dunston Coal Staiths. All welcome, small donations.

Every Thursday

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

Every Thursday

Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, 10am to 4pm. Free drop-in 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.


Prize Bingo Night. St Aidan’s Hall, Berwick, 7.30pm.

Every Friday and Monday

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

Saturday and Sunday

Gerbils Workshop. Pets At Home, Berwick, 11am to 11.30am. Book at community.petsathome.com/workshops

Every Saturday

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


Quiz Night. The Blue Bell Inn, Crookham, 7.30pm. £2 per person.


Amble RNLI Coffee Morning. The Boathouse, 10am to 1pm.

Every Monday

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


‘Taster’ Creative Writing Session. Berwick Library, 10am to noon. Led by Gilly Beckett, creative writing tutor for the U3A Summer Schools.


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


The Maltings Youth Dance. The Maltings, Berwick, 4pm (nine to 13), 5pm (14 to 18). Gain the opportunity to experience and develop your own choreographic skills and technique. No experience necessary. Tickets: £4.

Every Tuesday

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

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.

Until May 13

The Archive of Smith, Berwick: From Photo-News Service to Photo Centre. The Granary Gallery, Berwick, Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Free admission.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. Call 0300 030 3311 or visit www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle. Re-opens March 29.

Alnwick Garden. Visit www.alnwickgarden.com

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 4pm. Adults £4, concs £3, children £1, under fives free.

Bamburgh Castle. Weekends, 11am to 4.30pm. Adult £10.85, child £5, under fives free. www.bamburghcastle.com

Barter Books, Alnwick Station. 01665 604888. Open daily, 9am to 7pm.

Belford Hidden History Museum. Daily, 10am to 4pm. Free. See www.belfordhiddenhistory.co.uk

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

Berwick Barracks. Re-opens March 29.

Chillingham Castle. Closed until Easter.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. Closed for winter.

Cragside. Grounds open Friday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. House closed for winter. Adult £5.60, child £3, family £14. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside

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

Edlingham Castle. Open during daylight. Free.

Etal Castle. Re-opens March 30.

Eyemouth Museum. Open Monday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm.

Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Re-opens February 20.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. Re-opens February 20.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. Re-opens February 20.

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

Howick Hall Gardens. Open five days a week until the end of March. See www.howickhallgardens.com

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford. Re-opens February 20.

Lindisfarne Castle. Closed for restoration. Gertrude Jekyll Garden, lime kilns and shop open daily.

Lindisfarne Centre. Adult £4, concs £3.50, child £2, free under fives. See www.lindisfarne-centre.com

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

Longframlington Gardens. 01665 570382. See www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Closed until Easter.

Preston Tower, Chathill. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Admission: £2, child 50p, concs £1.50.

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

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage. Weekends, castle only, 10am to 4pm. Adult £6.20, concs £5.60, child £3.70.

Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives. Museum open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Northumberland Archives, Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.