What's on in north Northumberland - March 16 - March 23

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, 16th March 2017, 8:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:02 am
The Hut People, one of the most entertaining and best loved acts on todays UK folk scene arrive in Wooler tonight (March 16) and will be taking audiences on a musical voyage across the globe with their hugely entertaining blend of world folk. See below for more details.
The Hut People, one of the most entertaining and best loved acts on todays UK folk scene arrive in Wooler tonight (March 16) and will be taking audiences on a musical voyage across the globe with their hugely entertaining blend of world folk. See below for more details.



Dracula – The Travesty! Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Devised by Northumberland Theatre Company actor and writer Stewart Howson from the classic novel by Bram Stoker. Light, funny and daft, but with strong storytelling and scary moments. Tickets: standard £10, concs £9.

Tomorrow and Saturday

All Shook Up. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Longridge Towers School returns to The Maltings with repression, romance and rock ‘n’ roll, inspired by the songs of Elvis Presley. Tickets: stalls £10, concs £8, family £27.


Heaven Eyes. Alnwick Playhouse, 7pm. Three youngsters run away from their children’s home and sail down the River Tyne on a makeshift raft. Stuck on the mudflats, they meet a strange girl who lives with an old man, Grampa. The girl has a secret only Grampa knows, and he’s not telling. Tickets: premier £11, standard £10, child/student £8.50.


She Wins All The Races. Amble Parish Hall, 7.30pm. A personal and compelling piece from Mad Alice Theatre that tells of a little girl growing up with loss. Tickets: adults £8, over 60 £7, children (under 15) £5. Book at N&F Young, Queen Street, Amble on 01665 712324 or www.highlightsnorth.co.uk

Tuesday and Wednesday

Berwick Middle School presents Annie. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. The story of a young girl living in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Tickets: £7.50, concs £6.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Evita: Alnwick Stage Musical Society. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, following last year’s award-winning Sister Act Alnwick Stage Musical Society presents Evita. Tickets: premier £12.50, standard £11.50, child/student £8.50.


Tomorrow and Saturday

Moonlight. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. A ground-breaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Tickets: £6.45, concs £5.45, child £3.45 (16 and under). Certificate (15).


Hidden Figures. Seahouses Hub, 6pm. The incredible story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who were the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history, the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Tickets: adult £7, concs £6.50, child £4, family (four) £19. Certificate (PG).



The Hut People. Cheviot Centre, Wooler, 7.30pm. The Hut People will be taking audiences on a musical voyage across the globe with their entertaining blend of world folk. Tickets: £9, concs £8, children £6, family ticket £25. Bookings: 01668 282604 or online at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk


Reston Band Concert. Reston Village Hall, 7pm. Tickets £3.50, payable at the door. This includes light refreshments. All monies raised go towards Reston Village Fete.


Berwick United Reformed Church concert. St Paul’s Church, Spittal, 3pm. A varied programme of music to suit all tastes, given by the excellent Golden Square Singers, followed by light refreshments. Tickets: £5, available from church members or at the door.


Krista Detor. St Cuthbert’s House, Seahouses, 7.45pm. Intelligent and beautiful music, with a mature and measured performance. Tickets £10.


Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata. Alnwick Playhouse, 5.55pm. Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s beloved heroines Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015. Tickets: premier £21, standard £20, concs £19, child/student £10, friends £18.


Glendale Voices and Friends. Glendale Hall, Cheviot Street, Wooler, 3pm. The choir performs a varied programme to welcome spring, with guest singers the Border Tarts, pianist Rena Telfer and Wooler’s Handbell Ringers. Tickets £5 on the door, including afternoon tea.


Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club. Glendale Hall, Wooler, 7.30pm, with guests the Ian Cruickshanks Trio. Members £5, non-members £6.50, includes buffet.


Foster and Allen. The Maltings, Berwick. Foster and Allen bring their 40th anniversary tour to the UK, performing a string of hits, including Bunch of Thyme, Maggie, After All These Years, I Will Love You All My Life and Old Flames. Tickets: £20-£25, concs available.



Alnwick Ramblers: A Wander Around Hauxley. Meet at country car park. 7.3 miles. Starts 10.30am. If weather is inclement, check with leaders Colin and Larraine Duquemin on 01665 711797.



Aln Valley Railway meeting. Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station, 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Bill Fawcett presents Newcastle’s Forth Goods Station: Two Centuries of Urban Development. The group welcome visitors, members and guests for a small donation. Refreshments available.


Whist Drive. Hutton Village Hall, 7pm. The event is in aid of the Shoe Box Appeal. All welcome.


Quiz and Buffet Supper. Ancroft Village Hall, 7.30pm. Contact Ruth Turner on 01289 388618 to enter teams of four or less. £5 per person. Bring your own bottle.

Every Thursday

Hadston Dance Group. Hadston Community Centre, 1pm. A two-hour session, with tea and a biscuit half way through, £1.50. Dance tuition is free.

Every Thursday

Berwick Arts Choir. United Reformed Church, Spittal, 7.30pm. Singers in all sections welcome, no audition necessary.

Every Thursday

Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, 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 there is a craft group.

Every Thursday

Learn to dance ballroom and Latin. Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, 7.30pm. £2.50. Call 01289 307953.


Berwick Voices Social Evening. Costa Coffee, Berwick, 6pm. Berwick Voices is a forum made up of Northstar and Border Links clients and staff. The new event will be held on the third Friday of every month and gives people the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. All welcome.

Every Saturday

Modern and sequence dancing. St Aidan’s Hall, Church Street, Berwick, 8pm to 11pm. Entry £3, includes refreshments.


Coffee Morning. Amble RNLI Lifeboat Station, 10am to 1pm. Coffee and home baking, in aid of the Amble lifeboats.


Ceramics Workshop: Textured Hangers. 56° North, 23 Castlegate, Berwick, 2pm. No experience is necessary, but you will learn techniques to open up a world of creativity. Email [email protected] for details.


Coquetdale U3A Open Meeting. Jubilee Hall, Rothbury, 10.30am. A talk by Jane Bowen on Mauchline Ware – souvenirs of the Battle of Flodden. Non-members welcome for a small donation.


Sensory Storytime with Helen Ellis. Alnwick Playhouse, 1.15pm to 2.30pm. Tickets: £4, one adult and two children from the same family. Childminders, one adult and up to four children. Suitable age 0–3.

Every Wednesday

Berwick Male Voice Choir. Longridge Towers School, 6.45pm to 9pm for rehearsals. New members welcome, no audition necessary.

Every Wednesday

Qi Gong for Health. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, 2pm. Improve posture, flexibility and strength. Cost £3.


Alnwick Wildlife Group meeting. St Michael’s Church Hall, Cannongate, Alnwick, 7.30pm. Richard Muggeridge will talk on An Indoor Badger Watch. Free refreshments. Non-members £2.

Until April 21

Salmon Fishing on the Tweed Exhibition. Watchtower Gallery, Tweedmouth, noon to 4pm.

Until May 5

Fusion. Gallery 45, Felton. Textile artists in the North East are exhibiting work.

Until June 4

Brick Dinos. Woodhorn Museum, Ashington. This exhibition combines dinosaurs and LEGO. Open Wednesday to Sunday, plus Monday and Tuesday during school holidays, from 10am to 4pm.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

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

Alnwick Castle. Closed for winter. Re-opens March 31.

Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Open daily, 10am to 4pm. See www.alnwickgarden.com for events. Admission £7.70 adults, £5.83 concessions, £4.40 children, £21.50 family.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 4pm. Admission £4, £3 concessions, £1 children, under fives free.

Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. Open daily, 10am to 5pm, state rooms from 11am, last admission 4pm. Admission £10.85 adults, £5 children, free under fives, £26 family.

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

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

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Open weekends, 10am to 4pm. Admission £8.80 adult, £7.90 concessions, £5.20 children, £22.80 family.

Berwick Barracks. Closed for winter. Re-opens April.

Chillingham Castle. Closed for winter. Re-opens April 3. Call 01668 215359.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: Closed for winter. Re-opens April 3. Call 01668 215250. See www.chillinghamwildcattle.com

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate: 01669 620333. Open Tuesday to Sunday, house 11am to 5pm, garden and woodland 10am to 6pm. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside for prices.

Dunstanburgh Castle: 01665 576231. Open weekends, 10am to 4pm. Admission: £4.70 adult, £4.20 concessions, £2.80 children, £12.20 family.

Edlingham Castle: 0870 333 1181. Open during daylight. Admission free.

Etal Castle. Closed for winter. Re-opens April.

Eyemouth Museum: Closed for winter. Re-opens April 3.

Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Closed for winter. Re-opens March 25.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. Closed for winter. Re-opens March 26.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. Closed for winter. Re-opens March 25.

House of Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum. Willowburn, Alnwick. 01665 510027. Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Free entry.

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

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 01890 820338. Closed for winter. Re-opens March 25. See www.ford-and-etal.co.uk/lady-waterford-hall

Lindisfarne Castle: 01289 389244. The castle is closed for restoration. The Gertrude Jekyll Garden, Lime Kilns and shop remain open daily. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lindisfarne-castle

Lindisfarne Centre: 01289 389004. Call for opening times. Admission £4 adult, £3.50 concessions, £2 children, £10 family, under fives free. See www.lindisfarne-centre.com

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Admission: £6 adult, £5.30 concessions, £3.60 children, £15.60 family.

Longframlington Gardens: Open gate from March 23, Wednesday to Saturday, plus Easter, May and August bank holidays, 10am to 4.30pm. Call 01665 570382, email [email protected] or see www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Closed for winter. Re-opens Easter.

Preston Tower, Chathill: 01665 589227. Open daily, 10am to 6pm, or dusk, whichever is earlier. Admission: £2 adult, 50p children, £1.50 concessions or groups.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh: 01668 214910. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, last entry 3.30pm. Free admission.

Wallington: 01670 773600. House open daily, noon to 5pm. Walled garden open, 10am to 6pm. Garden and estate open, 10am to dusk. Admission £12.40 adult, £6.20 child, £31 family. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Castle: Open weekends, 10am to 4pm. Admission £5.80 adult, £5.20 concessions, £3.40 children, £15 family. Hermitage: Closed.

Woodhorn Museum and Archives, Ashington: Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Northumberland Archives: Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Admission free, occasional charges for special exhibitions. Parking £3.50.