What's on in north Northumberland - June 30 - July 7

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, 30th June 2016, 8:00 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 3:32 pm
Gallery 45 in Felton is celebrating the beauty of our county with their next exhibition 'Northumberland' which runs from July 2 until September 8. More details below.
Gallery 45 in Felton is celebrating the beauty of our county with their next exhibition 'Northumberland' which runs from July 2 until September 8. More details below.



The Accrington Pals by Peter Whelan. The Maltings, Berwick. Contact Maltings for start time. The Accrington Pals portrays the devastating effects of war on a small Lancashire mill town. Tickets: £12.50 (£10 concs for disability, student, unemployed, £11 concs for over 60s).


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, conc £14.50, child/student £10.



Eye in the Sky. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Drama starring Helen Mirren. A proposed UK drone strike against Al Shabaab militants gets complicated when a young girl enters the kill zone. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (15).


Florence Foster Jenkins. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. The true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Tickets: £7.45 / £6.45 concs, child £4.45 (16 & under), baby FREE (2 & under). Certificate (PG).


Sing Street. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. A young boy growing up in 1980s Dublin discovers a love for music after starting a band to impress a mysterious girl. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (12A).

Friday and Saturday

Captain America: Civil War. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. With many people fearing the actions of superheroes, the government decides to push for the Anti-Hero Registration Act, a law that limits heroes’ actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Tickets: £7.45 / £6.45 concs, Child £4.45 (16 & under), baby FREE (2 & under). Certificate (12A).


A Hologram for the King. Alnwick Playhouse, 2pm. A failed American businessman looks to recoup his losses by travelling to Saudi Arabia and selling his idea to a wealthy monarch. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (TBC).


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


Money Monster. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. A financial TV host and his assistant must work against the clock to unravel the mysteries of the financial market, when an irate investor takes over their TV studio during a live broadcast. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (15).

Live Music/Dance


Andrew and Margaret Watchorn - summer concerts 2016. St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh. 7.30pm. Northumbrian smallpipes, fiddle, guitar, voice and more. Admission: pay on the door £7.50, accompanied children under 12 free.


Rothbury Roots Presents: Red Dirt Skinners. The Queens Head, Rothbury. 8pm. A band whose music is pure roots, with country harmonies and melodic tunes. Admission £10. Tickets From The Queens Head.


Dance Demonstration Day: Alnwick Academy of Dance. Alnwick Playhouse, 10am, 1pm and 4pm. The talented students of the Alnwick Academy of Dance showcase their work. For further details please check Alnwick Academy of Dance website www.alnwick-academy.co.uk Tickets £6.


Jane Keenan School of Ballet: La Sylphide, a ballet of the romantic era. The Maltings, Berwick, 2.30pm & 5pm. With its Scottish setting and story of a supernatural being who falls in love with a mortal, this enchanting ballet, freely adapted from the 1832 original, is guaranteed to delight. Tickets: Stalls £10 / £8 concs, circle £12, box Seat (double occupancy) £30, child £6, family £30.


Folk Sessions. Blue Bell Hotel. 8pm. All welcome.


Alnwick and District Flower Club. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick. 7pm. “Shades of summer” with Lizzie Harratt.


The Brandon McPhee Show. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Already acclaimed for his unsurpassed skill on the Button Box Accordion, 19-year old Brandon is also rapidly gaining a following at home and abroad as a country music vocalist and guitarist. Tickets: Stalls and circle £19, box (double occupancy) £57.


Andrew and Margaret Watchorn. Creighton Hall, Embleton, 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50 (accompanied children under 12 free) and are available at the door.



Alnwick Ramblers. Hepple to Holystone circular (7 miles), meet at layby north of Hepple Bridge. Starts 10.30am. Leader: Margaret Wallhead. Tel. 0191 2364549.



Coquet Estuary Tours. Start from Coquet Shorebase Trust, The Braid Amble. 10am-2pm. £25 per head. Bring a packed lunch. Bookings and enquiries: 01665 710367.


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.


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

Until Sunday

Musical Chairs by Hellicar and Lewis. Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick. Every Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm. Enjoy an extraordinary game of musical chairs unlike any other you have played before. In this game you are inventor, musician, conductor and game changer. Free admission.

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/coffee and biscuits.


Workshop: Advanced uses of the Internet for Family History. St James’s Church Centre Alnwick 10am-12.30pm. Master what this huge information source can do for you. All welcome. Refreshments. Members free. Non-Members, a donation will be requested.

Saturday 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.

Saturday and Sunday

90th Anniversary. Seahouses Methodist Church are celebrating the 90th anniversary of their church building. There will be a display of memorabilia in the church and halls on Saturday, and a celebration service at 10.45am on Sunday to be led by the superintendent minister, Rev. Gill Welsh and to which everyone is invited.

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.


North East of England & Scottish Borders Begonia Society. Dinnington Village Annex (by Newcastle Airport). 2pm. Monthly meeting.


Chillingham Vintage Tractor Rally. Glendale Showfield, Wooler, 11am. Adults £4, children and oap’s £3.


Naaf Break Coffee Morning. Berwick Voluntary Centre, 10am-1pm. A monthly event for Forces, their families, friends and supporters of the Armed forces to come along, and meet up with old colleagues, learn more about the work of the Legion and how they can help you or simply enjoy a relaxing cuppa.


Youth Dance Class. The Maltings, Berwick, 5pm. No experience necessary, come along, learn some great routines, and have fun! Tickets £5 per session.


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.