What's on in North Northumberland - July 19-26

See what's on in North Northumberland for the next seven days, covering theatre, films, live music, walks and other events.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 19th July 2018, 7:42 am
CJ presents Jackson - Live in Concert at Alnwick Playhouse.
CJ presents Jackson - Live in Concert at Alnwick Playhouse.


Today (Thursday)

Royal Shakespeare Company: Romeo & Juliet Encore Broadcast. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. Tickets: £16.75, concs £15.75, child £8.75. Schools: student £5, teacher free (min. 10 students), at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or on 01289 330999.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child £5.50, at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk or on 01665 510785. Certificate (12A).


Dementia Friendly Screening: Grease. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. A screening tailored to the needs of those living with dementia, their families, friends and carers. Lights are left on low, sound levels are reduced, and it’s fine for customers to move around during the film. Tickets: £4.50. Certificate (PG).

Tomorrow until Thursday (July 26)

The Incredibles 2. The Maltings, Berwick, times vary. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (PG).

Tomorrow until Thursday (July 26)

Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again. Alnwick Playhouse, times vary. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child £5.50. Certificate (TBC).



Feis Rois Ceilidh Trail. St Cuthbert’s Church, Norham, 7pm. Talented young musicians present authentic traditional Scottish music. Tickets on the door: £7; U16s free.


Jackson - Live in Concert. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Featuring the hugely talented CJ recreating the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs. Tickets: £21.50-£22.50.

Tomorrow and Thursday (July 26)

Royal Northern Sinfonia. St Michael’s Church, Alnwick, 7.30pm. Features enchanting works by Sibelius, Nielsen and Grieg. To book tickets visit http://sagegateshead.com/event/nordic-summer-nights/Monday

Northumbrian Folk Music Session. Ship Inn, Low Newton, 8pm. Sing, say, play or just listen.


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

Thursday (July 26)

Andy and Margaret Watchorn Summer Concerts. The Pavilion, Bamburgh, 7.30pm. Featuring Northumbrian smallpipes, fiddle, guitar, voice, nyckelharpa, Swedish pipes and more. Tickets: £8, (accompanied children under 12 free).

Thursday (July 26)

Rothbury Roots: Brooks Williams. The Queen’s Head, Rothbury, 8pm. Brooks Williams is ranked as one of the top 100 acoustic guitarists. As a singer-songwriter he writes groove-laden songs and delivers them with an easy-going vocal style and silky smooth guitar. Tickets: £10, from The Queen’s Head.


Every Friday

Elderberries Walking Group. The Alnwick Garden, 10am to noon. Meet at main courtyard entrance.


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



Berwick Educational Association Workshops: Constructing A Narrative: Adding Meaning To Your Work. YHA, Dewars Lane, Berwick, 10am. Looking closely at the work in the Ingram Collection, we will start the day by constructing a collage using symbolic imagery and drawing. Tickets: £25.


Live at Forty5. Gallery 45, Felton, 8pm to 9pm. Guest speaker Andy Stephenson on When A Worst Case Scenario Happens, Do I Run, Dance Or Take My Clothes Off?’ Based on the TED talk concept. Tickets: £5.

Every Thursday

Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, 10am to 4pm. Free cards, newspapers, internet and crafts.

Every Thursday

Free Exercise Sessions. Swan Centre, Berwick, 10.30am to 11.30am. Accessed with referral from a GP. Cost £3.

Every Thursday

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


Open Day. The Armstrong Household and Farming Museum, North Farm, 10am to 4pm. The museum houses a unique collection of artefacts that chronicle the history and heritage of this part of North Northumberland, built up over the last 25 years by owner Sylvia Armstrong, MBE. Entry: £5.

Tomorrow till Sunday

Art Exhibition. Chillingham Castle, noon to 5pm. Artists demonstrating, showing and selling their art will include Jonh Damari, Steven Granger, Jim Barrie, Graham Muir and Tracey Patrick. Normal admission charges apply.


Secrets of the Wild. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, 9.30am to 1.30pm. Join professional photographer, television writer and presenter Neil Atkinson for a combination of indoor and outdoor practical tuition. To book visit www.neilatkinson.com/secrets-of-the-wild.htmlSaturday until September 2

Summer Exhibition. RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh, 10am to 5pm. The event will showcase some recently discovered, previously thought to be lost, items from the Darling family. Free admission.

Every Saturday

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


Car Boot Sale. Eglingham Village Hall, 10am to 2pm.

Every Sunday

Car Boot Sale. Castlegate Car Park, Berwick, 8.30am to 12.30pm. Run by the Greenses Residents’ Committee for charity. Cars £5, vans £10.

Every Monday

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


Quiz Night. The Brown Bear, Berwick, 8pm. Entry £1.

Every Tuesday

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


Beadnell WI Fete. WI Hall and Garden, Beadnell.


Berwick Visual Impairment Group meeting. King James’ Court, West Street, Berwick, 10.30am to noon. Everyone affected by sight loss welcome.

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 (July 26)

BEA Workshops: Abstraction And Mark Making From The Landscape: Experiments In Composition And Mixed Media. YHA, Dewars Lane, Berwick, 10am to 3pm. The first part of the day will be spent on various sketches outdoors. Back in the studio, we will take those sketches and put together an abstract piece using the rules of composition.

Thursday (July 26)

Northumberland Astronomical Society meeting. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, 7.30pm. Non-members welcome. Adults £3, child £1.

Until August 30

A Different View. Gallery 45, Felton. Artist Nick Potter, from Embleton, who sells work in galleries across Britain, will be holding a solo exhibition throughout the summer. For more information call 01670 783424.

Until September 1

Summer Exhibition. Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, 10am to 5pm. Presenting artistic talent from across Northumberland.

Until September 13

The Cuthbert Way. St Mary’s Church, Wooler. An exhibition gathered around The Cuthbert Cloak, created by Anna Turnbull.

Until October 13

Berwick Educational Association: Spirited Exhibition Guided Tours. The Maltings, Berwick, 1pm. Selected dates. Find out more about the artists and artworks on display with tours led by Prof Maria Chester. Tickets: £3.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. Open 10.30am to 4.30pm on operating days. See www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle. Open 10am to 5.30pm (state rooms 4.30pm). Adults £16, concs £13, child £8.50, under fives free. Discounts at www.alnwickcastle.com

Alnwick Garden. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £13.20, concs £11.55, child £4.95, under fives free. Discounts at www.alnwickgarden.com

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Adult £4, concs £3, child £1, under fives free.

Bamburgh Castle. Daily, 10am to 5pm, state rooms from 11am. Adult £10.95, child £5, under fives free.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station. Daily, 9am to 7pm.

Belford Hidden History Museum. Daily, 10am to 4pm. Free.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £9.50, concs £8.60, child £5.70.

Berwick Barracks. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £4.90, concs £4.40, child £2.90.

Chillingham Castle. Daily, noon to 5pm. Adult £9.50, concs £8.50, child £5.50, under fives free.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. Daily from 10am, closed weekend afternoons. Adult £8, concs £6, child £3.

Cragside. Daily, 10am to 5pm, house from 11am. Adult £18, child £9.

Dunstanburgh Castle. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £5.40, concs £4.90, child £3.20, under fives free.

Edlingham Castle. Open in daylight. Free.

Etal Castle. Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Adult £5.40, concs £4.90, child £3.20, under fives free.

Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Daily, 10am to 5pm. Adults £4, concs £3.50, under fives free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. Hourly, 11am to 3pm. Adult £7, concs £6.50, child £4.50, under fives £3, dogs free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. Daily, 10am to 5pm.

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

Howick Hall Gardens. Daily 10.30am to 6pm (last entry 5pm). Adult £7.70, concs £6.60, child free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford. 11am to 5pm. Adult £3.50, concs £3, under fives free.

Lindisfarne Castle. Times vary. Gertrude Jekyll Garden and lime kilns open daily. Adult £7.30, child £3.60.

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

Lindisfarne Priory. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10, under fives free.

Longframlington Gardens. Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4.30pm, by request at other times. Adult £6, child free.

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Friday, 10am to 5pm. Adult £4, child £1. Proceeds to charity.

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

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh. Daily, 10am to 5pm. Free.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Hermitage Sunday and Monday, 11am to 4pm. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10, under fives free.

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