What's on in north Northumberland - May 18 - May 25

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, 18th May 2017, 9:00 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 8:43 pm
Two of the finest talents in north-east song-writing,  Celia Bryce & Chloe Chadwick, come to Rothbury Roots on May 25. More details below.
Two of the finest talents in north-east song-writing, Celia Bryce & Chloe Chadwick, come to Rothbury Roots on May 25. More details below.


Until Saturday

Kiss Me Like You Mean It (Alnwick Theatre Club). Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tony and Ruth meet at a party. Don and Edie are having a party, only gradually does its purpose become apparent in this black comedy. Tickets: £10-£11, concs £9, child/student £6.

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Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar (broadcast). The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy. Tickets: £16.75, concs £15.75, child £8.75. Schools: student £5, teacher free (min. 10 students).


Katy Brand: I Was a Teenage Christian. The Maltings, Berwick, 8pm. An honest, fascinating and funny exploration of the comedian’s immersion in evangelical Christianity. Tickets: £12.50, concs £10, over 60s £11.


Declaration (Art with Heart). Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. With autobiographical comedy, storytelling and conversations with audiences. Book free, then pay what you decide.


NT Live: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Encore Broadcast. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Sonia Friedman Productions presents Imelda Staunton in James Macdonald’s acclaimed production, from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London. Tickets: £16.75, concs £15.75, child £8.75. Schools: student £5, teacher free (min. 10 students).


RSC OnScreen: Antony and Cleopatra (Live streaming). Alnwick Playhouse, 7pm. Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty. Tickets: £14.50-£15.50, concs £13.50, child/student £10.


Tomorrow and Saturday

The Sense of an Ending. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. A business owner reunites with his first love. Tickets: £8.50, concs £6.95, child £5. Certificate (15).


Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience. Seahouses Hub, 3pm. Join Peppa for plenty of snorts, giggles and jumping in puddles. Tickets: £7, concs £6.50, child £4, family £19. Certificate (U).


Whisky Galore. Seahouses Hub, 6pm. Islanders off the coast of Scotland compete with a stuffy English commander to recover 50,000 cases of whisky from a wreck. Tickets: £7, concs £6.50, child £4, family £19. Certificate (PG).


Berwick Film Society: Julieta. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. The society’s final screening of the season. Rich and stylish mystery, with shades of Hitchcock, a middle-aged woman living in Madrid wants to reconnect with the daughter she was estranged from 12 years ago. Tickets: £7.95, concs £6.95, BFS Passholders free. Certificate (15).


The Lost City of Z. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Explorer Percy Fawcett journeys into the Amazon, where he discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization. Tickets: £8.50, concs £6.95, child £5. Certificate (15).


Going in Style. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three life-long pals risk it all in a bid to knock off the bank that absconded with their money. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (12A).



Lyra Russian Vocal Ensemble. St Cuthbert’s Church, Norham, 7pm. Students and postgraduates of Saint-Petersburg Conservatoire. Tickets £7, under 16s free. Refreshments included.


Alwinton Summer Concert Series. Accordion workshop, 11am to 12.30pm. Children’s percussion workshop, 2pm to 3.30pm. Bartosz Glowacki and O Duo, 7.30pm. Tickets at www.alwintonconcerts.org


Bewick Orchestra. New Life Christian Centre, Morpeth, 7.30pm. In aid of Cancer Research UK. Tickets: £8, students £5.


Stewart Hardy and Frank McLaughlin. Gallery 45, Felton, 7.30pm. Tickets £10, students £7.50. Traditional fiddle and guitar.


Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Ship Inn, Low Newton. Contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835.


Buskers’ Night. The Craster Arms, Beadnell, 8pm. Acoustic session of modern and traditional folk, singer-songwriters and group sing-a-long. All abilities and styles welcome. Free.


Rothbury Roots Presents: Women on Song with Celia Bryce and Chloe Chadwick. The Queen’s Head, Rothbury, 8pm. Two North East song-writers discuss and perform their music. Tickets: £10.



Goswick to Beal. Patrick Norris leads a free walk of about five miles along the beach. To book call 01668 213086.


Natura 2000 Day Guided Walk. Window on Wild Lindisfarne, 1pm to 3pm. Take in some of the habitats and species. Call 01289 381470.


Alnwick NSPCC Committee’s Bluebell Walk. Start at 10am at Dunsheugh with a circular stroll through the crags, finishing at the Observatory at 1pm, where refreshments will be available.


Alnwick Ramblers. Langlee to Threestoneburn circular, 10.30am. Meet at the grassy car park, before Langlee Farm. Nine miles. If weather is inclement, call 07484 803510.



Berwick Art Group. United Reformed Church Hall, Spittal, 2pm to 4pm. Into Abstraction, Landscapes workshop by Gill Walton. Bring your own materials and landscapes you don’t mind cutting up. Non-members £4.


North Northumberland Rock Garden Group. Lowick Village Hall, 2.15pm. Mike Dale will demonstrate Seedlings. Bring seedlings to swap. Plant stall. Visitors £3.


Ruby Robinson. Morpeth Chantry, 7.15pm. Preceded by an Exploring Poetry workshop with Linda France at 6pm. Ruby will read from her debut collection Every Little Sound. Tickets: £4 per session, £6 full evening.


Berwick Branch of Cancer Research UK AGM. The Castle Hotel, Berwick, 6.30pm.

Every Thursday

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

Every Thursday

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

Every Thursday

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

Tomorrow till Sunday

A Georgian Feast. Paxton House, 10.30am to 4pm. Cooking demonstrations and musicians.


Coffee Morning. St Andrew’s Wallace Green and Lowick Church of Scotland, 10am to noon. Bric-a-brac, baking and book stalls.


Plant Sale. Branxton Village Hall, 10am to noon.


Longframlington Dog Show. Longframlington Memorial Hall, 11am. Refreshments, tombola and raffle.


Bead Fair. Ancroft Village Hall, 10.30am to 4pm. Free.

Every Saturday

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


Soup and Sandwich Lunch. St Andrew’s Wallace Green and Lowick Church of Scotland, 12.15pm to 1.15pm. It will be followed by the comic play a A World Premier, at 1.30pm, presented by the members of St Andrew’s Dramatic Society (SADS).


Wedding Open Day. Friars Well, Hulne Park, Alnwick, noon to 3pm. View the house and garden and meet wedding advisers. Free.


Acklington Art Group Exhibition. Acklington Village Hall, 11am to 4pm. Crafts, refreshments. Free.


Afternoon Tea Dance. St Aidan’s Hall, Church Street, Berwick, 2pm to 5pm. Refreshments and raffle. Admission £3. Proceeds to The Berwick and District Cancer Support Group (Cancer Cars).

Every Sunday

Car Boot Sale. Castlegate Car Park, Berwick. Run by the Greenses Residents’ Committee for charity.

Every Monday and Friday

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


John Donoghue. Berwick Library, 2.30pm to 3.30pm. John will talk about The Death’s Head Chess Club, his moving debut novel.


Quiz Night. Brown Bear, Hide Hill, Berwick, 8pm. £1 per person, up to a team of six.


Summer Bridge. King James Court, Berwick, 7pm. Berwick U3A Bridge Group. All welcome.


Belford History Society. Bell View Resource Centre, Belford, 7.30pm. Talk by Kim Bibby-Wilson on Northumbrian Identity – Language, Music, Dance and Customs. £2 non-members.

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.

Until June 2

Border Artists 2017. The Watchtower Gallery, Tweedmouth, noon to 4pm. Work by artists from across the borders. Free.

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, 10am to 4pm.

Until June 7

Alan Stones Lithograph Exhibition. Gallery 45, Felton. Meet the artist on Saturday, at 11am.

Until June 9

Gillian Lee Smith and Paul West. The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, 10am to 5pm.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick: Call 0300 030 3311. For information visit www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle. Open daily, 10am to 5.30pm. Admission £15.50, £12.75 concs, £7.20 child, under fives free.

Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. For admission prices visit www.alnwickgarden.com

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

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

Barter Books, Alnwick Station: 01665 604888. Open daily, 9am to 7pm.

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

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Admission: £9.30, £8.40 concs, £5.60 child, £24.20 family.

Berwick Barracks. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Admission: £4.90, £4.40 concs, £2.90 child, £12.70 family.

Chillingham Castle. Open daily, noon to 5pm. Admission: £9.50, £8.50 concs, £5.50 child, under fives free, £23 family. Call 01668 215359.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: Open Monday to Friday, tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Sunday tours at 10am, 11am and noon. Admission: £16, £13 concs, £6 child, £35 family. Call 01668 215250.

Cragside: 01669 620333. Open daily, house 11am to 5pm, garden and woodland 10am to 6pm. Admission: £11, child £6.10, family £30.50.

Dunstanburgh Castle: 01665 576231. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Admission: £5, £4.50 concs, £3 child, £13 family.

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

Etal Castle. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Admission: £5, £4.50 concs, £3 child, £13 family.

Eyemouth Museum: Open Monday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm.

Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Open 10am to 5pm. Admission: £3.80, £3.20 concs, £10 family, free under fives, £3.80/free disabled/carer.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. Trains run daily. Call 01890 820317.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. Open daily, 10am to 5pm. Admission: £3.80, £3.20 concs, free under fives, £10 family.

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

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

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 01890 820338. Open daily, 11am to 5pm. Admission: £3, £2.70 concs, free under fives, £8 family.

Lindisfarne Castle: 01289 389244. Castle closed for restoration. The Gertrude Jekyll Garden, Lime Kilns and shop remain open daily.

Lindisfarne Centre: 01289 389004. Call for opening times. Admission: £4, £3.50 concs, £2 child, £10 family, free under fives.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Admission: £6.50, £5.90 concs, £3.90 child, £16.90 family.

Longframlington Gardens: Open Gate spring and summer, Wednesday to Saturday, plus bank holidays, 10am to 4.30pm. See www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk or call 01665 570382.

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Open Friday, 10am to 5pm. Admission: £4, £1 child, all proceeds to charities.

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

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

Wallington: 01670 773600. Open daily, house noon to 5pm, walled garden 10am to 7pm, garden and estate 10am to dusk. Admission: £12.40, £6.20 child, £31 family.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Castle: Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Hermitage: Open Monday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Admission: £6.20, £5.60 concs, £3.70 child, £16.10 family.