What's on in north Northumberland - May 10 - May 17

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, 10th May 2018, 9:00 am
Eliot Smith Dance company's Spring Tour comes to Warkworth Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 12.


Until Saturday

Alnwick Theatre Club: According To Rumour. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Carter can’t remember exactly what happened last night, but the naked woman is the last person he wants his Mum to find in his flat. And there’s the puzzling matter of the bag of money in his fridge. It’s a fine tangle to be mixed up in and hilarity ensues. Tickets: £11-£12, concs £10, at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk or on 01665 510785.


Manford’s Comedy Club. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Manford’s Comedy Club returns to The Maltings with Matt Reed, Barry Dodds, Christopher Macarthur-Boyd and Duncan Oakley. Tickets: £12.50. Call 01289 330999 or see www.maltingsberwick.co.uk


Youth Theatre: A Night at the Musicals Auditions. Alnwick Playhouse, 11am. Junior and senior group members (age 10-18) are invited to audition for A Night At The Musicals A Celebration! Cost: £5 deposit to attend audition and a balance of £45 due before the start of rehearsals.


National Theatre Live: Macbeth. Alnwick Playhouse, 7pm. Recorded live streaming of Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy. Tickets: £15.50-£16.50, concs £14.50, child £10.


An American in Paris – The Musical. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Broadcast from London’s West End, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar winning MGM film. Tickets: £16.75, concs £15.75, child £8.75. Schools: student £5, teacher free (min. 10 students).


Tonight (Thursday)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (15).


Black Panther. The Maltings, Berwick, 4.15pm and 8pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (12A).


The Square. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (15).


Berwick Film Society: The Other Side of Hope. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. A husband walks out on his marriage and takes over a restaurant with an identity crisis and its resident team of oddball employees. Meantime, a refugee makes an application for asylum and strives to reunite with his missing sister. This merging of two different stories is both a side-splitter and a heart-breaker. Tickets: £8.50, £7 concs, BFS passholders free. Certificate (12A).

Thursday (May 17)

Mary Magdalene. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (12A).



Dàimh. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Multi-award winning Gaelic supergroup. Tickets: £13, concs £10-£11.50.


Ben Sures. Alnwick Working Men’s Club, 7.30pm. Award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter.


Fool’s Gold. Norham Church, 7pm. An evening of acoustic folk music and stories. Tickets: £7.


Eliot Smith Dance. Warkworth Memorial Hall, 7.30pm. A triple bill of works: Portraits of Courage, Moonlight, and Pitman. Tickets at www.eliotsmithdance.com/tickets


Scott Candlish. The Barrels Ale House, Berwick, 9pm. Alt-rock meets folk. Free.

Saturday and Sunday

Dance Performance. Coronation Park, Berwick, 11am. Eight local dancers perform a new inter-generational piece celebrating spring. Free.


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


Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Fisher Arms, Horncliffe. Contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835.


Every Friday

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


Druridge Bay Beach. A five-mile walk south from Druridge Bay Country Park, 10.30am. Cost: £8. Contact Julie on 07443 495622 or book online www.strollswithpoles.com


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


Until Sunday

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


Exercise Sessions. The Swan Centre, Berwick, 10.30am to 11.30am. Free support with Parkinson’s. GP referral. Cost: £3.


Berwick Art Group. United Reformed Church Hall, Spittal, 2pm to 4pm. Workshop entitled Darkness into Light – Reduction Techniques With Charcoal. Cost £4.


Northumberland Astronomical Society. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, 7.30pm. Adults £3, child £1. Non-members welcome.

Every Thursday

Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, 10am to 4pm. Free cards, newspapers, internet and crafts.

Every Thursday

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


Cheese, Wine and General Knowledge Quiz. Bolton Village Hall, 7pm. Proceeds to Bolton Village Hall.

Every Friday and Monday

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


Alnwick Bowling Club Coffee Morning. Northumberland Hall, Alnwick, 10am. £1.


Amble Variety Show. St Mark’s Church, 7.30pm. Free.


Alnwick Lions Charity Quiz. Alnwick Town Hall, 8pm. Entry £5, in aid of The RAF Benevolent Fund.

Every Saturday

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

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. Details on 01665 575289.


The Maltings Youth Dance. The Maltings, Berwick, 4pm (ages nine to 13) and 5pm (14 to 18). No experience necessary. Cost: £4.


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

Every Tuesday

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


Aln and Breamish Local History Society meeting. Memorial Hall, Whittingham, 7.30pm. Speaker will be John Rutherford on The History Of St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church Whittingham. Visitors £3.


Vinyl Evening. Crookham Village Hall, 7.30pm. Relive your memories by bringing your vinyl records. Entry: £2 donation to hall funds.

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

Community Ukuleles. Shilbottle Community Hall, 7pm.

Every Wednesday

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

Thursday (May 17)

Berwick Stoma Support Group meeting. The William Elder Building, Berwick, 10am to noon.

Thursday (May 17)

Warkworth and District Flower Club meeting. Memorial Hall, Warkworth, 7.30pm. The demonstrator is Julie Louden, from Earlston, Berwickshire, with her title of A World Full Of Interest. Entry £7.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. Open 10.30am to 4.30pm on operating days.

Alnwick Castle. Open 10am to 3.45pm. Adults £14.40, concs £11.70, child £7.60, under fours free.

Alnwick Garden. Daily, 10am to 4pm. Adult £8.40, concs £6.30, child £4.60, under fives free. 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. 01665 604888.

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

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Weekends only, 10am to 4pm. Adult £9.30, concs £8.40, child £5.60.

Berwick Barracks. Open daily, 10am to 6pm.

Chillingham Castle. Open noon to 5pm daily. Adult £9.50, concs £8.50, child £5.50.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. Open Monday to Sunday (tours from 10am), closed weekend afternoons. Tickets: Adult £8, concs £6, child £3.

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

Dunstanburgh Castle. Weekends only, 10am to 4pm. Adult £5, concs £4.50, child £3.

Edlingham Castle. Open during daylight. Free.

Etal Castle. Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 6pm.

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

Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Open 10am to 5pm. Adults £4, concs £3.50.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. Open daily.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. Open 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. Open 11am to 5pm. Adults £3.50, concs £3.

Lindisfarne Castle. Opening times vary. Gertrude Jekyll Garden, lime kilns and shop open daily.

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

Lindisfarne Priory. Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Adult £6.50, concs £5.90, child £3.90.

Longframlington Gardens. Open gate Thursday to Saturday, by request at other times. Adult £6, child free. www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

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

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

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh. Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Free.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage. Weekends, castle only, 10am to 4pm. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10.

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