What's on in north Northumberland - June 28 - July 5

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, 28th June 2018, 9:00 am
Hedgeley Antique Centre are holding a Valuation Day on Sunday. More details below.



Woven Bones. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. When human remains were found in Durham in 2013, archaeologists discovered that they belonged to the Scottish soldiers. Woven Bones brings to life the untold stories of these soldiers. Tickets: £13.50, concs £11-£12, at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or on 01289 330999.

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Saturday and Sunday

Berwick Festival Opera: Byre Opera: Xerxes. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm (4pm Sunday). Byre Opera’s production will offer a contemporary take on Handel’s classic tragi-comedy. Tickets: £20, concs £18, accompanied under 16s go free.


My Generation (broadcast). The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Michael Caine explores the cultural revolution of the 1960s. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Warkworth Castle, 7.30pm. Presented by Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Tickets: www.seetickets.com/event/a-midsummer-night-s-dream/warkworth-castle/1194225

Thursday, July 5

Jamie. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.15pm. Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. Tickets: £15.50-£16.50, concs £14.50, child £10, at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk or on 01665 510785.

Thursday, July 5

Nothing Like A Dame (broadcast). The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Four old friends meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5.


Today (Thursday)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child £5.50. Certificate (12A).


On Chesil Beach. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (15).


Peter Rabbit. Alnwick Playhouse, 1pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child £5.50. Certificate (PG).


Book Club. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child £5.50. Certificate (12A).


Solo: A Star Wars Story. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child £5.50. Certificate (12A).



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


Gilmore & Roberts. Rothbury Roots, Queens Head, Rothbury, 8pm. A popular duo with powerful songs and terrific mastery of their instruments. Tickets: £12 from the venue.


The Cavern Beatles. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. The show is a Magical History Tour through the works of the greatest pop music phenomenon. Tickets: £21.50-£22.50.


Little White. The Barrels Ale House, Berwick, 9pm. Various styles and influences which create a sound that crosses genres with strong notes of Country and Americana. Free.


Stewart Hardy & Frank McLaughlin. The Coquetdale Music Trust, Thropton, 7.30pm. Traditional fiddle and guitar. Tickets: £10 on the door.


Folk Music Session. Blue Bell Hotel, Belford, 8pm.


Duchess’s Community High School Band Night. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £7.50-£8, child £5.50.

Thursday, July 5

Charlotte Ashton (flute). Mellerstain House, 7.30pm. A varied programme of music including Bach, Handel and Widor. Tickets: Call 01835 864153 or visit www.bordersmusicandartssociety.co.uk

Thursday (July 5)

Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club: Roger Dobson Band. Queens Head Hotel, Rothbury, 7.30pm. Members £4, visitors £5.



Rothbury Health Walk Programme. The Coquetdale Centre, Rothbury, 10.30am. Walk name: Embleton. Ability/level: Starter. Free.

Every Friday

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


Geodiversity Walk. South of Cocklawburn Beach next to the ice-cream van, 10am. An opportunity to explore the geological past of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Cocklawburn Beach in the company of local geologist Dr Ian Kille. All welcome. Donations.


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



Northumberland Astronomical Society meeting. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, Low Hauxley, 7.30pm. Non-members are most welcome, £3 per adult and £1 per child.

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. £3.

Every Thursday

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


Holy Liturgy of the Orthodox Church. St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh, 10.30am. The service will be mainly in English and sung to Byzantine chant.

Saturday and Sunday

Charity Garden Opening. Fallodon Hall, Alnwick, 2pm to 5pm. Entry: £5, children free.

Every Saturday

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


Ellingham Village Hall Craft & Gift Fair. 10am to 1pm. Free entry.


North East of England & Scottish Borders Begonia Society meeting. Village Annex at Dinnington Village, 2pm to 4pm.


Valuation Day. Hedgeley Antique Centre, Alnwick, 2pm to 5pm. To raise funds for Hospicecare Northumberland.

Every Sunday

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

Every Monday

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


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


The Other Side of Elvis. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick, 7.30pm. Free entry, but donation requested for non-members of the Northumberland and District Family History Society.

Every Tuesday

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

Every Wednesday

Qi Gong for Health. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick, 2pm. £3.

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

Kakofony Ukulele Group. The Farriers Arms, Shilbottle, 7pm.

Until September 1

Summer Exhibition. Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, 10am to 5pm. Artistic talent in the county.

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 in the Spirited exhibition on these guided tours. 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.

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

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. Daily tours 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 during 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. Daily, hourly trains from 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). Adults £7.70, concs £6.60, child free.

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

Lindisfarne Castle. Opening 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. All proceeds to charity.

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

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

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage. Castle 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.