What's on in north Northumberland - January 18 - January 25

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.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 18th January 2018, 8:00 am
Author and politician Chris Mullin will give a talk at Barter Books on Monday, January 22 at 7.30pm.. His new book, Hinterland, is a memoir containing references to his whole life, but as a reviewer wrote: "an unusual and sometimes inspiring one, written by an unusually fearless politician". More details below.
Author and politician Chris Mullin will give a talk at Barter Books on Monday, January 22 at 7.30pm.. His new book, Hinterland, is a memoir containing references to his whole life, but as a reviewer wrote: "an unusual and sometimes inspiring one, written by an unusually fearless politician". More details below.


Tonight (Thursday) until Sunday

Spittal Variety Group: Robin Hood and The Babes in the Wood. The Maltings, (times vary). With the brightest, boldest characters. Tickets: £13, £11 concs, on 01289 330999 or online on the website at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

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Tomorrow and Saturday

Alnwick Theatre Club: Beauty and the Beast. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Bringing the tale into panto. Tickets: £11-£12, concs £10, child/student £6, on 01665 510685 or at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk



Ferdinand. Seahouses Hub, 3pm. A young bull escapes from a training camp. Adopted by a girl on a farm, his peaceful existence comes crashing down when the authorities return him to his former captors. Tickets: £7, concs £6.50, child £4, family £19, on 01665 721868. Certificate (U).


Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Seahouses Hub, 6pm. Luke Skywalker’s solitary existence is upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Tickets: £7, concs £6.50, child £4, family £19. Certificate (12A).


Jane. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. With previously unseen footage, the story of Jane Goodall’s early explorations, focusing on her relationship with cameraman and husband Hugo van Lewick and the chimps she studied. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (PG).


Call Me By Your Name. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Summer 1983 and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is with his family at their villa in Italy when he meets Oliver, an intern. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (15).

Thursday (January 25)

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. In the late 1970s, a struggling young actor is living in the same boarding house as legendary Hollywood star Gloria Grahame and romance blossoms. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (15).



Surface Area Dance Theatre: The Mud Formed A Finger, Pointed & Raft. The Maltings, Berwick, 6pm. Exploring creation myth, messy play and self via astrology in two 20-30 minute performances. Tickets: £5.


Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Ship Inn, Low Newton. Contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835.


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


Buskers’ Night. The Craster Arms, Beadnell, 8pm. Acoustic folk, singer-songwriters and group sing-a-long. All abilities and styles welcome. Free.


The Transports – A Tale Of Exile And Migration. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. A family is destroyed by poverty and crime, but resurrected by exile to Australia. With fresh script and musical arrangement, the show re-emerges within a modern context of mass migration. Tickets: £20-£22.

Thursday (January 25)

Rothbury Roots Presents: Rod Clements. The Queens Head, Rothbury, 8pm. Rod revisits classic Lindisfarne songs, various projects over the decades and roots blues material. Admission £10. Tickets from the venue on 01669 620470.


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 or email [email protected]



Berwick Stoma Support Group Meeting. The William Elder Building, 56-58 Castlegate, 10am to noon.

Every Thursday

Berwick Arts Choir. United Reformed Church, Spittal, 7.30pm. All welcome. Visit 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. In the afternoon there is a craft group.

Every Thursday

Duplicate Bridge. Warkworth First School, 6.15pm. Details on 01665 714963.

Every Thursday

Dancing. Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, Berwick, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Ballroom and Latin. £2.50. Call 01289 307953.


Berwick Voices Social Evening. Costa Coffee, Berwick, 6pm to 7.30pm. A forum from the Northstar Centre and Border Links.

Every Friday and Monday

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


Watercolours for Beginners Workshop. Gallery 45, Felton, 10.30am to 1.30pm. £25.

Saturday and Sunday

Wild Bird Workshops. Pets at Home, Berwick, 11am to 11.30am. Free session on how to help birds and how human behaviour can affect wildlife, with games and activities. Book at petsathome.com/workshops

Every Saturday

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


Chris Mullin: Great Political Disasters I Have Known (and Some That I Didn’t). Barter Books, Alnwick Station, 7.30pm. Admission £5, book in advance at the shop or call 01665 604888.

Every Monday

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


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


The Maltings Youth Dance. The Maltings, Berwick, 4pm (ages nine to 13), 5pm (14 to 18). Develop choreography skills and technique. No experience necessary, just come along. Tickets: £4.


Doxford Barns Recruitment Fair. Doxford Barns, Chathill, 6pm to 8pm.


Belford History Society Meeting. Bell View Resource Centre, West Street, Belford, 7.30pm. Cameron Robertson presents Berwick Cockles. £2.

Every Wednesday

Qi Gong for Health. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, 2pm. Improve posture, flexibility and strength. £3.

Every Wednesday

Community Ukuleles. Shilbottle Community Hall, 7pm.

Every Wednesday

Contract Bridge. Alnwick Hospital, 6.30pm. Details on 01665 603197.

Thursday (January 25)

Haggis Supper. Crookham Village Hall, 7pm. Tickets £8. Contact 01890 820452.

Thursday (January 25)

Burns Supper. St Paul’s Church Hall, Spittal, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8 from Spittal Shop or by calling 07752 403409.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. Call 0300 030 3311 or see www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk for information.

Alnwick Castle. Re-opens March 29.

Alnwick Garden. Re-opens February 1.

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

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

Barter Books, Alnwick Station. 01665 604888. 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. Re-opens 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. 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. Monday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm. 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. 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. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £2, child 50p, concs £1.50.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh. 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.