What's on in north Northumberland - May 19 - May 26

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, 19th May 2016, 8:00 am
Dancing the Road,  is hitting stages and streets across the North East this May and June, including The Maltings in Berwick. More details below.
Dancing the Road, is hitting stages and streets across the North East this May and June, including The Maltings in Berwick. More details below.



Woody Sez – The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Woody Sez captures the heart and spirit of America’s original folk hero Woody Guthrie, who paved the way for Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and more. Tickets: premier £20.50, standard £19.50, child/student £15.50.

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Wednesday and Thursday

Alnwick Theatre Club: My Lady’s Chamber. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. While Lord William has been away, Lady Jane has been dallying with his squire, but now his Lordship has returned and intends to relieve her Ladyship of the chastity belt she is no longer wearing and cannot find. Tickets: premier £11, standard £10, concs £9.



Eddie the Eagle. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Inspired by the true story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards, a courageous British ski-jumper refuses to stop believing in himself, even when the entire nation has counted him out. After an historic showing at the 1988 Olympics “Eddie” wins the hearts of sports fans worldwide in this feel-good, underdog performance. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, concs £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (PG).


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. Following his titanic struggle against Zod, Metropolis has been razed to the ground and Superman is the most controversial figure in the world. As far as Bruce Wayne is concerned, Superman is clearly a danger to society. He fears for the future of the world with such a reckless power left ungoverned, and so he dons his mask and cape to right Superman’s wrongs. Tickets: £7.45, concs £6.45, child £4.45 (16 and under). Certificate (12A).


The Jungle Book. Seahouses Hub, 3pm. Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan unleashes his mighty roar. Tickets: Adult £7, concs £6.50, child £4, family (of four) £19. Certificate (TBC).


Eye in the Sky. Seahouses Hub, 6pm. Complications arise when a Lieutenant General and a Colonel order a drone missile strike to take out a group of terrorists in Nairobi, Kenya. Tickets: Adult £7, concs £6.50, child £4, family (of four) £19. Certificate (15).


Brooklyn. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Berwick Film Society’s final screening of the current season. BAFTA winner for Best British Film of the Year 2016, this delightful story of a young woman travelling from her native Ireland to find work and begin a new life in America has charmed critics and audiences alike with its humour, romance and poignancy. Tickets: £7.75, concs £6.75, BFS passholders free entry. Certificate (12).

Live Music/Dance


Viva Neil Diamond! The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Viva Neil Diamond is a new one-man stage show simply bursting with Neil Diamond gems. Enjoy hits including Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Love on the Rocks, America, Hello Again, Play Me, Beautiful Noise, Song Sung Blue, I’m A Believer, Red Red Wine, and many, many more. Tickets: £16, box (double occupancy) £48.


Fertile Ground: Dancing the Road triple bill. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Fertile Ground is the North East’s first professional graduate dance company. Fertile Ground nurtures, inspires and challenges its dancers and audiences and participants. Tickets: £10, concs for disability, student, unemployed £8, concs for Over 60s £8.50, workshop participants £5.


A.G and Kate. St Mark’s Church, Wellwood Street, Amble, 7.30pm. Duo from Holland. Country and Gospel music with banjo, autoharp, guitars and dulcimers. Free entry, donations accepted.


Rock Night. Queens Hotel, Alnwick, 9pm. Local band Caught in the Act, playing classic 70, 80 and 90’s rock. Music from 9pm, free admission.


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


Lady Maisery. Gallery 45, Felton, 8pm. A truly unique band with a growing reputation on the English folk scene. Tickets cost £10 and Lady Maisery will also be holding a singing workshop at 5.30pm for £8.


Afternoon concert. The White Swan Ballroom, Coldstream, 2pm. Harmonies Municipales D’Origny-en-Thierache et de Mondrepuis (orchestra from France) will be performing, along with members of Coldstream Pipe Band. Free entry. Bar open.


Rothubry Roots Presents: Ian Sherwood. The Queens Head, Rothbury. Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm. An award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter with a breathtaking musicality. Admission £10. Tickets From The Queens Head, Rothbury, on 01669 620470.



Warkworth and District Flower Club. Memorial Hall, 7.30pm. A demonstration by Mrs Lizzie Harratt of Summertime Pleasures.

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.


Hadrian’s Wall. Guided walk with Hadrian’s Wall manager, 10am to noon. The National Trust’s general manager Andrew Poad is celebrating 25 years working at Hadrian’s Wall. Join him for a guided walk along the World Heritage Site and see how much Hadrian’s Wall country has changed over the years, how conservation techniques have developed, and more. Free. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/northeast


Family History Workshop 3: Researching Family Members in WWI. Bailiffgate Museum, 10am to 12.30pm. This is a hands-on workshop where you are encouraged to bring along just a name or any photos, medals, post cards, letters or your family stories that you can use to help you search. Free.


Wildlife Watch Tracks and Trails. Blagdon, Cramlington, 9.30am to 11am. Wildlife activities and crafts, aimed at five to 12-year-olds. Dress for outdoor activity. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets £4.


Coffee Morning. The Parish Church of St Helen, Cornhill, 10am to noon. Tea, coffee and cake to be served. Cake and produce stall, tombola, raffle, sale of artwork.

Saturday and Sunday

Potter-Inspired Characters. Alnwick Castle, 10am to 4pm. You might know Alnwick Castle from its starring role as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the first two Harry Potter films. Now put on your best robe and meet characters inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter as they return this season with all kinds of magic and mayhem. Free admission.


Aln Valley Railway. Lionheart Station open to the public. Guards van rides with diesel haulage. Call 0300 030 3311 or visit www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk


Car Boot Sale. Castlegate Car Park, Berwick. Sunday morning car boot sales at Castlegate Car Park will be held throughout the spring and summer, with the exception of May 29. The events are run by the Greenses Residents’ Committee in aid of local charities.


Alnwick Wildlife Group. St Michael’s Church Hall, Cannongate, Alnwick, 7.30pm. Marjorie Davy will give a talk on the work of Natural England entitled Managing Nature. Followed by free refreshments and a time to chat. Non-members £2.

Every Wednesday

Victorian Baking. Cragside, 1pm to 3pm. Every Wednesday our volunteer cooks in costume will be recreating delicious Victorian recipes on the magnificent restored range, bringing Cragside to life with the sounds and smells of a Victorian kitchen. (Subject to volunteer availability). Free.

Until June 5

Exhibition launch: Sander Van Raemdonck //Inclosure. The Granary Gallery, Berwick, 2pm. Sander Van Raemdonck is Berwick Visual Arts current artist in residence in partnership with the Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) at Newcastle University. This is a new body of work exploring rural housing in Northumberland.

Until June 10

Textil Juvel – Contemporary Crafts from West Sweden. Exhibition at Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm, and Sunday, 11am to 4pm.

Until June 26.

Watermarks. Bailiffgate Museum. An exhibition inspired by immersion, by locally-renowned artist Frances Anderson. Exploring water movement and traces of movement through photo etching and solar plate intaglio printing methods.

Until July 5

Musical Chairs by Hellicar and Lewis. The Gynaisum Gallery, Berwick, Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm. Enjoy an extraordinary game of musical chairs unlike any other you have played. You are inventor, musician, conductor, game changer, your actions will create sounds – voices, rhythms, melodies, noises from nature. Free entry.


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 Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10am to 4pm, but closed on Mondays. 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 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-five’s 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-five’s, 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-five’s 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. 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.