What's on in north Northumberland - January 25 - February 1

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, 25th January 2018, 8:00 am
Rod Clements doesn't need much of an introduction to Rothbury Roots regulars as one of the founders of our monthly music night back in 2001. Rod returns to the venue tonight (January 25). More details below.


Tonight (Thursday) until Saturday

Alnwick Theatre Club: Beauty and the Beast. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Bringing the classic tale into the realm of traditional panto. Tickets: £11-£12, concs £10, child/student £6, on 01665 510785 or www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk

Thursday (February 1)

Griff Rhys Jones: Where Was I? The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Join the star as he airs stories from 40 years of travelling. Tickets: £18, concs £16.50, on 01289 330999 or www.maltingsberwick.co.uk



Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. In the late 70s, a young actor is living in the same boarding house as Hollywood star Gloria Grahame. Romance blossoms. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (15).

Tomorrow and Wednesday

Battle of the Sexes. The Maltings, Berwick, 8pm (7.30pm Wednesday). The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became one of the most watched televised sports events. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (12A).


Berwick Film Society: A Man Called Ove. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. A warming tale of a grumpy man who rules the neighbourhood, ensuring no one breaks any regulations. When a chaotic family moves in, they create confusion in Ove’s ordered world. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, BFS passholders free.


Mountain. Alnwick Playhouse, 2pm. Jennifer Peedom’s tribute to the adventurers who risk their lives on the highest peaks around the world. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (PG).


The Man with the Iron Heart. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. With the Third Reich at its peak, the Czech resistance in London plans to assassinate Reich protector Reinhard Heydrich. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (15).



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


Not Another Burns Supper. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Traditional supper of haggis (veggie option), neeps and tatties, cheese and biscuits, interwoven with music, drama, poetry, songs and daftness. Tickets £20, concs £19.


Dark Side of the Moor. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Pink Floyd tribute band. Tickets: £15, family £50.


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]



Burns Supper. St Paul’s Church Hall, Spittal, 7.30pm. Tickets: adults £8, from Spittal Shop, at www.beboxoffice.com or on 07752 403409.


Haggis Supper. Crookham Village Hall, 7pm. Tickets £8 on 01890 820452. Vegetarian option available.

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, and crafts.

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.

Every Friday and Monday

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


Burns Night Supper. The Sanctuary, Alnwick Castle. Traditional food, drink and celebration. Tickets: £40 on 01665 511086 or [email protected]

Every Saturday

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


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, with games and activities. Book at petsathome.com


Rock Festival Choir. Longhoughton Church, 6pm. Celebrating the end of the Christmas season at Candlemas. This is a service not a concert.

Every Monday

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


The Maltings Youth Dance. The Maltings, Berwick, 4pm (ages nine to 13), 5pm (14 to 18). Develop your choreographic skills and technique. Tickets: £4.


Berwick Macular Society Meeting. King James Court, Berwick, 10am to noon.


Prize Bingo. Etal Village Hall, 7pm to 9pm.


Alnwick Wildlife Group Meeting. St James’s Church Centre, Alnwick, 7.30pm. Mark Eaton will talk about The State of Northumberland’s Birds, with free refreshments. Visitors £2.


Discover Alnwick Town Trail. Alnwick Playhouse, 10am. Interactive trail aimed at five to 11-year-olds. Print your own version of the map from www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk/taking-part/arts-award. Tickets: £15.

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 (February 1)

Volunteer and Wellbeing Fair. The Maltings, Berwick, 11am to 2pm. Find out how you can get involved with your community and improve your health.

Thursday (February 1)

Alnwick & District MS Society Coffee & Chat. Weavers Court, 11am. For anyone affected by MS to meet others in a relaxed environment and get support.

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). Exhibition on the Photo Centre archive, held by Berwick Record Office. Free.


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. Closed for winter. Re-opens March 29.

Alnwick Garden. Closed until February 1. Visit www.alnwickgarden.com

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 admission. See www.belfordhiddenhistory.co.uk for information.

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.