What's on in north Northumberland - January 11 - January 18
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.
Tuesday till January 18
Spittal Variety Group: Robin Hood and The Babes in the Wood. The Maltings, 7.15pm. With the brightest, boldest characters and mixing tradition with innuendo. Tickets: £13, £11 concs on 01289 330999 or online at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk
The Party. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Janet hosts a party to celebrate her promotion, but it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the wine. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £7.20 on 01665 510785 or www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk Certificate (15).
Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Tickets: £8.50, £7 concs, child £5. Certificate (12A).
The Death of Stalin. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Black comedy loosely based on Joseph Stalin’s final days and the chaos that erupted after his death. Tickets: £8.50, £7 concs, child £5. Certificate (15).
Stronger. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Inspiring real life story of Jeff Beauman, who become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £7.20. Certificate (15).
Wonder. Seahouses Hub, 6pm. Inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Tickets: £7, concs £6.50, child £4, family £19 on 01665 721868. Certificate (PG).
Justice League. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater enemy. Tickets: £8.50, £7 concs, child £5. Certificate (12A).
Breathe. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to hospital and given only months to live. With the help of Diana’s brothers and the ideas of inventor Teddy Hall, Robin and Diana dare to escape the ward to seek out a full and passionate life. Tickets: £8.50, £7 concs, child £5. Certificate (12A).
Suburbicon. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. In a perfectly curated, all-white, family-centric neighbourhood, tensions begin to brew when the first African-American family move in during a hot summer in 1959. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £7.20. Certificate (15).
Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club. Glendale Hall, Wooler, 7.30pm to 11pm. A 45th anniversary celebration with Robert Whitehead and the Danelaw Band. Members £5, visitors £6.50.
The Adrian Cox Quartet. Watchtower Gallery, Tweedmouth, Berwick, 7pm. Profoundly Blue celebrates the music of Edmond Hall, with clarinettist Adrian Cox and his band. Tickets: £10 on the door.
Royal Opera House Live: The Nutcracker. Alnwick Playhouse, 2pm. Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her Nutcracker doll, but the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. Tickets: £15.50-£16.50, concs £14.50, child/student £10.
Folk Session. The Blue Bell Hotel, Belford, 8pm. Free.
Royal Opera House Live: Rigoletto. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.15pm. Verdi’s potent tragedy. Rigoletto, court jester to the Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims. Tickets: £15.50-£16.50, concs £14.50, child/student £10.
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, where investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery has reinvigorated the little gems. Contact Kate Morison on 07876 398026 or email [email protected]
Aln Valley Railway - Tom Lloyd: The Rise and Fall of the Sleeper Train. Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station, 7.30pm. We welcome visitors and members for a small donation.
Berwick Arts Choir. United Reformed Church, Spittal, 7.30pm. All welcome. Visit www.berwickartschoir.co.uk
Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, 10am to 4pm. Free drop-in to play cards, read newspapers, watch television or use the internet. In the afternoon there is a craft group.
Duplicate Bridge. Warkworth First School, 6.15pm. Details on 01665 714963.
Dancing. Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, Berwick, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Ballroom and Latin. £2.50. Call 01289 307953.
Berwick Educational Association. Berwick Voluntary Centre, Tweed Street, 10am to noon. Richard Moore discusses The Poetry Of The Garden. Tickets: £6. See www.berwickea.co.uk
Every Friday and Monday
Paxton House Art Workshops. Hayloft Gallery, 11am to 4.30pm. £15.
Old Time and Sequence Dancing. St Aidan’s Hall, Berwick, 8pm to 11pm. Admission £3, includes refreshments.
Berwick Educational Association Lecture Series. Berwick Voluntary Centre, 10am to noon. Eight-part series on War And Social Change by Dr Tony Barrow. £48.
Contract Bridge. Lesbury Village Hall, 6.30pm. Details on 01665 575289.
The Maltings Youth Dance. The Maltings, Berwick, 4pm (nine to 13 years), 5pm (14 to 18). Develop choreography and technique. £4.
Berwick Wildlife Group. St Paul’s Church, Spittal, 7.30pm. Red Squirrels Need Our Help by John Rae. Members £2, visitors £3.
Qi Gong for Health. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, 2pm. Improve posture, flexibility and strength. £3.
Community Ukuleles. Shilbottle Community Hall, 7pm.
Contract Bridge. Alnwick Hospital, 6.30pm. Details on 01665 603197.
All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.
Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. Call 0300 030 3311 or visit www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk for further information.
Alnwick Castle. Closed for the winter. Re-opens March 29.
Alnwick Garden. Closed until February 1. Visit www.alnwickgarden.com for further information.
Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Open Tuesdays to Fridays, 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 only, 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. See www.eyemouthmuseum.co.uk
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. Re-opens in February.
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 for winter.
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.