What's on in north Northumberland - March 29 - April 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, 29th March 2018, 9:00 am
On April 4 Alnwick Music Societys concert will feature a very special all French programme played by the renowned pianist Pascal Rogé. More details below.


Tonight (Thursday)

Leaving. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. The real stories of care leavers. Tickets: Pay what you decide.


Tritlington and Coquetdale’s Night of Entertainment. Stannington Village Hall, 7.30pm. Goldilox And The Three Scenes Inbetween. Entry £3.


Royal Ballet: Bernstein Centenary. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. An all-Bernstein programme. Tickets: £16.75, concs £15.75, child £8.75. Schools: student £5, teacher free. See www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or 01289 330999.


The Disasters of Johnny Armstrong & Other Daft Tales. Longhoughton Community and Sports Centre, 7.30pm. Celebrating the culture of the Borders. Tickets: £9, concs £7, carers free.


We Are the Lions Mr Manager. The Maltings, Berwick, 8pm. The story of Jayaben Desai, leader of the Grunwick Film Processing Factory strike. Tickets: £13.50, concs £11-£12.


Steptoe and Son. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. A faithful, fresh adaptation of original episodes. Tickets: £11.50-£12.50 at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk or 01665 510785.


Royal Opera House: Macbeth Live Broadcast. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.15pm. Ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Tickets: £16.75, concs £15.75, child £8.75. Schools: student £5, teacher free.


Tomorrow until April 5

Tomb Raider. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm (2pm Tues and Weds). Lara Croft leaves everything behind to search for her dad’s last destination. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (12A).

Saturday and April 5

Early Man. Alnwick Playhouse, 1pm. Dug unites his tribe against a mighty enemy to save his home. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (PG).


The Mercy. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Yachtsman Donald Crowhunt’s disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe race. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (12A).

Thursday (April 5)

I, Tonya. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Ice-skater Tonya Harding rises in the ranks, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. Tickets: 8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (15).



Rothbury Roots presents Findlay Napier. The Queens Head, Rothbury, 8pm. As entertaining between songs as he is musically. Entry £10.


Secret Gang Handshakes. The Barrels Ale House, Berwick, 9pm. The musical alter-ego of playwright R J Wilkinson. Free.


Alan Barnes and David Newton. Wingates Village Institute, 7.30pm. Jazz pairing of multi-reeds specialist Barnes and pianist Newton. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7 on 01669 620512 or www.highlightsnorth.co.uk


Belford Folk. The Blue Bell Hotel, Belford, 8pm to 11pm.


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


Pascal Rogé. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. An all French programme. Tickets: £16, concs £15, child/student free.

Thursday (April 5)

Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club: Graeme MacKay. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury, 7.30pm. Members £4, visitors £5 on 01668 281307.


Every Friday

Elderberries Walking Group. The Alnwick Garden, 10am to noon. Meet at main courtyard entrance for an hour’s stroll.


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


History Walk. Meet at the Window on Wild Lindisfarne, 10am to noon. Booking essential on 01289 381470.


Alnwick Health Walk Programme. Alnwick Tourist Information Centre, 10am. Advanced Brizlee Tower walk. Free.



Northumberland Astronomical Society. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, 7.30pm. Adult £3, child £1.

Every Thursday

Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, 10am to 4pm. Free to play cards, read newspapers, watch television, use the internet, and crafts.

Every Thursday

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

Every Thursday

Dancing. Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Ballroom and Latin. £2.50. 01289 307953.

Every Friday and Monday

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


Easter Fair. Berwick Care Home, 2pm to 5pm. Stalls, tombola, raffle, egg hunt and home baking. Free.


St Abbs Pop-up Market. Norham Village Hall, 11am to 3pm. Car boot on the green.


Crookham Gardening Club. Crookham Village Hall, 10.30am. Talk and workshop by Renira Barnes on Art Inspired By Wild And Quiet Places – In The Garden. Members £2, visitors £4.


Taste of Jamaica Coffee Morning. The Old Chapel, Alnmouth, 10am to 1pm.


Car Boot Sale. Homebase car park, Alnwick, 9am to noon. £10 per car.

Every Saturday

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


Begonia Society meeting. Village Annex at Dinnington, 2pm to 4pm.

Every Sunday

Car Boot Sale. Castlegate Car Park, Berwick, 8.30am to 12.30pm. Organised by the Greenses Residents’ Committee in aid of local charities. Cars £5, vans £10.

Every Monday

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


Our Favourite Toy. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick, 7.30pm. What was your favourite toy? A discussion hosted by the family history society. Free entry, but donation requested.


Luna Loves Library Day. Alnwick Playhouse, 1pm. Author event with Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers, expect storytelling and live illustration. Tickets: £5, child/student £6.50.


Quiz Night. The Brown Bear, Berwick, 8pm. Play alone or in teams of six. £1.

Every Tuesday

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


Till Valley Archaeological Society AGM. Crookham Village Hall, 6.45pm. Includes a talk on the TillVAS excavation of an Iron Age enclosure at Mardon Farm.

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

Community Ukuleles. Shilbottle Community Hall, 7pm.

Every Wednesday

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

Thursday (April 5)

Creative Cocoon Storytelling. Alnwick Playhouse, 1.30pm. Dress up as your favourite character for storytelling and creative arts. Tickets: Child plus adult £3.50, babies free.

Until May 4

Jack Whitwell Exhibition. The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth. Etchings by the copper plate photogravure artist.

Until May 13

The Archive of Smith, Berwick. Granary Gallery, Berwick, Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Free.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. From Saturday. Steam rides: adult £6, child £2, under fives free. Diesel rides: adult £5, child £1. For times see www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle. Attractions 10am to 3.45pm, grounds 10am to 5.30pm, state rooms 10.30am to 4.30pm. Adult £16, concs £13, child £8.50, under fives free. See www.alnwickcastle.com for discounts.

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

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. From Friday, daily 10am to 6pm. Adult £9.50, concs £8.60, child £5.70.

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

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

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. Monday to Sunday, closed afternoon weekends. Adult £8, concs £6, child £3.

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

Dunstanburgh Castle. From Friday, daily 10am to 6pm. Adult £5.40, concs £4.90, child £3.20.

Edlingham Castle. Open during daylight. Free.

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

Eyemouth Museum. Monday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm, Sunday noon to 4pm.

Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Open 11am to 4pm. From Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Adult £4, concs £3.50, under fives free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. Open daily. Adult £7, concs £6.50, child £4.50, under fives £3. See heatherslawlightrailway.co.uk for times.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. Open 11am to 4pm. From April 1, 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. Adult £7.70, concs £6.60, child free.

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

Lindisfarne Castle. Re-opens Sunday. Adult £7.50, child £3.60. Times vary, see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lindisfarne-castle

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

Lindisfarne Priory. From Friday, daily 10am to 6pm. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10.

Longframlington Gardens. Open gate Wednesday to Saturday. Adult £6, child free. See www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Fridays, 10am to 5pm. All proceeds to charity. Private parties call 01665 579443.

Preston Tower, Chathill. Daily 10am to 6pm. Adult £2, concs £1.50, child 50p.

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

Warkworth Castle. From Friday, daily 10am to 6pm. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10. For Hermitage see www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/warkworth-castle-and-hermitage/

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