What's on in north Northumberland - July 7 - July 14

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, 7th July 2016, 8:00 am
The Music at Mellerstain season continues next Thursday with Edinburgh's Hannah Foster (pictured) and Iain Clarke. More details below.
The Music at Mellerstain season continues next Thursday with Edinburgh's Hannah Foster (pictured) and Iain Clarke. More details below.



Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.15pm. The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live cinema season continues with a new vision of Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. Tickets: premier £16.50, standard £15.50, concs £14.50, child/student £10.

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Berwick Festival Opera: Byre Opera – The Turn of the Screw. The Maltings, 7.30pm. The Turn of the Screw is a spine tingling adaption of the Henry James ghost story, where innocence falters and a malign shadow dominates. Ripe with malicious intent and an irresolute heroine, this is opera at its most gripping. Tickets: Stalls/circle £15, disability, student, unemployed £10, over 60s £13.50.

Wednesday and Thursday

Holy Trinity First School Summer Show. The Maltings, Berwick, 1.30pm and 7pm. The talented children of Holy Trinity Church of England Aided First School, Berwick-upon-Tweed, return for their annual theatrical production. Early online booking is advised as this beloved annual show always sells out. Tickets: Evening £8, concs £6. Matinée (Wednesday only) £7, concs £5.


Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles. Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa, 5.30pm. This year marks Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s 17th year of touring the UK and Ireland, bringing to life some of literature’s best loved classics in magical outdoor performances that are great fun for all the family. Tickets: adults £14, children £10, family of four £42, available on 0871 220 0260 or online at www.seetickets.com


Bronte. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. The Senior Youth Theatre present Brontë, a 2005 play by British playwright Polly Teale about the lives of the Brontë sisters, their brother Branwell and their father Patrick. Tickets: standard £5.



Alice Through The Looking Glass. Alnwick Playhouse, 2pm. Alice tumbles through a mirror back to Wonderland where she reunites with the White Queen, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, The Dormouse and others. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, concs £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (PG).


Ratched & Clank. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Tickets: £7.45, concs £6.45, child £4.45 (16 and under), baby free (two and under). Certificate (U).


The Nice Guys. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Action comedy drama, set in Los Angeles in 1977, in which a private investigator and an unlicensed enforcer uncover a conspiracy when they team up to trace a missing young woman. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, concs £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (15).


Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising. The Maltings, 7.30pm. Mac and Kelly are ready to make the final move into adulthood. But just as they thought they have reclaimed the neighbourhood, they learn that their new neighbours are even more out of control than the last. Tickets: £7.45, concs £6.45, child £4.45 (16 and under). Certificate (15).


Discover Arts: Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius In Milan. Alnwick Playhouse, 8pm. In spring 2015 Milan paid tribute to Leonardo Da Vinci by holding an extraordinary exhibition event at the Palazzo Reale. Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius In Milan explores his work as never seen before, telling the story of the artist’s world and the treasures he left us. Tickets: premier £12.50, standard £11.50, child/student £10.

Live Music/Dance


Andrew and Margaret Watchorn. Creighton Hall, Embleton, 7.30pm. Andrew and Margaret Watchorn are holding another series of their popular concerts this summer to raise awareness of the traditional music of North Northumberland. Tickets £7.50 (accompanied children under 12 free), available at the door.


Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle club with Andrew Knight and the West Telferton Band. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Member admission £4, non-members £5. Contact 01668 281307.


Ballet Hispanico Double Bill. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Ballet Hispanico will “whisk us away to contemporary dance’s hottest spot” (Washington Post) in this imaginative and theatrical showcase of Latin-inspired dancing at its best. In Club Havana, the intoxicating rhythms of the conga, rumba, mambo and cha cha are brought to life by choreographer Pedro Ruiz, himself a native of Cuba. Tickets: premier £11.50, standard £10.50, child/student £8.50.


Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Fisher Arms. Horncliffe. For more information contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835.


Andrew and Margaret Watchorn. St Mary’s Church, Holy Island, 3.30pm. Tickets £7.50 (accompanied children under 12 free), available at the door.


Northumbrian Ceilidh. Memorial Hall, Warkworth, 7.30pm. Live band with caller. Tickets £5 on the door. Bring your own refreshments (No bar).


Glyndebourne - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Alnwick Playhouse, 5.30pm. Grippingly original, Wagner puts singing and songwriting centre stage in Glyndebourne’s biggest production ever. Tickets: premier £18, standard £17, concs £16, chid/student £10.


Music at Mellerstain. Hannah Foster (flute) and Iain Clarke (piano) playing music by Bach, Bizet and Prokofiev. Tickets £17.50 from Isobel Lafferty on 01835 864153.



Northern Poetry Library. Jo Colley and Lisa Matthews at Morpeth Library, The Chantry, 3.30pm. ‘Among Woods and Water’ is a collection of poems penned by Northern Poetry Library poets in residence and celebrates the region’s poetic legacy and future.


Joy of Jive. Felton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Joy of Jive classes of modern jive are continuing in full swing, and they will continue to teach in the hall every other Thursday evening. Beginners are welcome and partners are not necessary.

Every Thursday

Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, from 10am to 4pm. A free drop-in to meet friends over refreshments, play cards, read newspapers, watch television or use the internet, and in the afternoon join the craft group.

Every Thursday

Learn to dance ballroom and Latin. A class for absolute beginners. Every Thursday at Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, at 7pm. £2.50 per person. For further details call 01289 307953.

Every Thursday

Tea Dance Group. Hadston Community Centre, 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Admission of £1.50 includes a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit. Dance tuition is free.

Tomorrow until July 24

Cider festival. The Leaping Salmon, Bank Hill, Berwick. The pub will serve a range of ciders, including some not previously available in the pub and others produced exclusively for the festival. They will be available at £2.85 a pint.


Knitting Group. Bailiffgate Museum, 2pm to 4pm. Come and join our friendly group – people of all ages and experience are welcome.

Until September 8

Northumberland. Gallery 45, Felton. Exhibition celebrating the beauty of our county. Artists showing work include Sarah O’Dowd, Katherine Renton, Kate Stenhouse, Lee Kershaw, Malcolm Coils and Linda Mumba.

Until September 25

Space Craft: Architecture meets making. Granary Gallery, Berwick. Every Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm. This exhibition explores the relationship between making and our built environment. It presents work by makers who are inspired by architecture and by architects that are deeply connected to making. Free admission.

Every Saturday

Modern and sequence dancing. St Aidan’s Hall, Church Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed, 8pm to 11pm. Entry for non-members is £3, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits.


Felton and Thirston Fair. Recreation Field, Felton, 11am to 5pm. Family day out. Fun Run, junior football, sports, dog show, dog agility, craft show, music, Punch and Judy, Pitch the Bale, sideshows, rides and much more.

Saturday and Sunday

Teddy bears’ picnic. Druridge Bay Country park. Event starts at 9am on Saturday, with overnight camping. Prices are (payable in advance) family camping (two adults, three children) £25. Single parent £15, under fours free. Day tickets (payable on gate), all tickets £3.50, under fours free. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Every Sunday

Car Boot Sale. Castlegate Car Park, Berwick, Sunday morning. The event is run by the Greenses Residents’ Committee in aid of local charities.



Alnwick Ramblers. Alnwick golf course and Cawledge Bridge. Meet at the old school site at the top of Greensfield Road. 4.5 miles. All walks start at 10am unless otherwise stated, often finishing with optional lunch in a café/pub. If weather is inclement, check with leader Paul Wright on 01665 799403.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick: 0300 030 3311. For opening times and details visit www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle: 01665 511100. Go to www.alnwickcastle.com for opening hours and further details.

Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Go to www.alnwickgarden.com for opening hours. Prices are £12.10 adults, £10.45 concs, £4.40 children, £29.70 family.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Open every day until the beginning of September, from 10am to 4pm. Admission is £4, £3 concs, £1 children, under-fives free.

Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm. Admission £10.50, £5 children, £10 senior, £25 family.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station: 01665 604888. Open daily, from 9am to 5pm.

Belford Hidden History Museum. Open daily, from 10am to 4pm. Free admission.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Admission £9.20, £8.30 concs, £5.50 children, £23.90 family.

Berwick Barracks: 01289 304493. Open Monday to Friday, from 10am to 6pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Admission £4.80, £4.30 concs, £2.90 children, £12.50 family.

Chillingham Castle: 01668 215359. Open every afternoon, except Saturday, until the end of October. Adults £9.50, £8.50 concs, £5.50 children (under five’s free), £23 family. www.chillingham-castle.com

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01668 215250. Open Monday to Friday: Tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Sundays: Tours at 10am, 11am, noon. Closed Saturday. Admission £8, £6 concs, £3 children, £16 family.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate: 01669 620333. Closed Monday. Open Tuesday to Sunday, house 11am to 5pm, gardens and woodland 10am to 6pm. Admission £10.20, £5.10 child, £25.50 family.

Dunstanburgh Castle: 01665 576231. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £4.90, £4.40 concs, £2.90 children, £12.70 family.

Edlingham Castle: 0870 333 1181. Open any reasonable time during daylight hours. Admission is free.

Etal Castle: 01890 820332. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £4.80, £4.30 concs, £2.90 children, £12.50 family.

Eyemouth Museum: 01890 751701. Open daily from March to the end of October 2016. Admission: £3.50 adult, £3 concs. Under 16s free. See www.eyemouthmuseum.org for more information

Heatherslaw Cornmill: 01890 820488. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm. Admission £3.80, £3.20 concs, £10 family, under-fives free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway: 01890 820244. Open daily, from 10am to 4pm, first train at 11am. Return journey prices: £6.50 adult, £6 seniors, £4.50 children, £2.50 under-fives, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre: 01890 820338. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm.

Howick Hall Gardens: 01665 577285. Open daily, from 10.30am to 6pm, last entry 5pm. Gift aid entry £7.70, £6.60 over 60s, children free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 01890 820338. Open daily, from 11am to 5pm. Admission £3, £2.70 concs, £8 family, under-fives free.

Lindisfarne Castle: 01289 389244. Call for opening times. Gift aid admission: £7.80, £3.90 child, £19.40 family.

Lindisfarne Centre: 01289 389004. Call for opening times. Admission £4, £3.50 concs, £2 children, £10 family, under-five’s free.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £6.20, £5.60 concs, £3.70 children, £16.10 family.

Longframlington Gardens: 01665 570382. Now on late season opening times. See website for information, including 2016 open times and diary of events, at www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. 01665 579443. Open every Friday on the Chillingham Road, off the A1. All proceeds go to charity.

Preston Tower, Chathill: 01665 589227. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm, or dusk, whichever is earlier. Admission: £2.50 children, £1.50 concs or groups.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh: 01668 214910. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm, last entry 4.15pm. Free admission.

Wallington: 01670 773600. Stately home near Cambo: Open Thursday to Monday, and Wednesday, from noon to 5pm. Closed Tuesday. Walled garden: Open daily, from 10am to 7pm. Garden and estate: Open daily, from 10am to dusk. Gift aid entry: £12.60, £6.30 child, £31.50 family.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Castle: Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid entry: £6, £5.40 concs, £3.60 children, £15.60 family. Hermitage: Open on Sunday and Monday only, from 11am to 4pm. Admission £4, £3.60 concs, £2.40 children, £10.40 family.

Woodhorn Museum and Archives, Ashington: 01670 624455, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Woodhorn, Ashington: Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am to 5pm. Northumberland Archives: Open Wednesday to Saturday, from 10am to 4pm.