What's on in north Northumberland - May 26 - June 2

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, 26th May 2016, 8:00 am
The Northern Border Terrier Club is celebrating its 70th birthday at Otterburn RTC Sports Centre on Saturday. More details below.


Tonight until Saturday

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.

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Patrick Monahan: The Disco Years. The Maltings, Berwick, 8pm. The family’s favourite funny-man (and occasional disco dancer) is on tour across the UK with his new stand-up show. Tickets: £12.50, concs for disability, student, unemployed £10, over 60s concs £11.


A View From The Bridge (Encore Broadcast). The Maltings, Berwick, 5.30pm. Following its smash-hit original broadcast, the Young Vic’s “magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold” production of A View from the Bridge returns to cinemas due to audience demand. Tickets: £16.75, concs £15.75, child £8.75. Schools: student £5 and teacher free (minimum 10 students).


The Importance of Being Earnest. Alnwick Playhouse, 7pm. Another chance to see celebrated actor and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, which is being broadcast live to cinemas from London’s Vaudeville Theatre. Tickets: premier £16.50, standard £15.50, concs £14.50, child/student £10.


Don’t Dribble on The Dragon. Alnwick Playhouse, 2.30pm. The People’s Theatre Company. A mesmerising new musical from the creators of the hit shows Santa In Love and How The Koala Learnt To Hug. Tickets: standard £10.50, child/student £8.50.



Eddie the Eagle. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely, but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. Tickets: £7.45, concs £6.45, child £4.45 (16 and under), baby free (two and under). Certificate (PG).

Tomorrow and Saturday

Eye in the Sky. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. The commander is in England. The drone pilot is in America. The terrorist is in Kenya. And the authority to strike is up in the air. Tickets: £7.45, concs £6.45, child £4.45 (16 and under). Certificate (15).


Kung Fu Panda 3. Alnwick Playhouse, 2pm. Following the reappearance of his father, Po faces his biggest threat yet as he battles to train a legion of fellow pandas to battle against the supernatural forces threatening the kung fu master legacy. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, concs £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (PG).

Tuesday and Wednesday

The Jungle Book. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don’t have his best interests at heart. Tickets: £7.45, concs £6.45, child £4.45 (16 and under), baby free (two and under. Certificate (PG).


Zootropolis. Alnwick Playhouse, 2pm. Animation. Zootropolis’s top detective is hot on the heels of a fox on the run when a conspiracy unexpectedly forces them to team up in order to survive. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, concs £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (PG).


Teatro Alla Scala: The Temple of Wonders. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Discover Arts is a season of unmissable cinema events giving audiences full access to some of the world’s most captivating galleries, theatres and works of art. Teatro Alla Scala: The Temple Of Wonders is the story of one of the world’s most exclusive music and performing arts venues. Tickets: premier £12.50, standard £11.50, child/student £10.


The Huntsman: Winter’s War. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. As a war between rival queen sisters Ravenna and Freya escalates, Eric and fellow warrior Sara, members of the Huntsmen army raised to protect Freya, try to conceal their forbidden love as they combat Ravenna’s wicked intentions. Tickets: £7.45, concs £6.45, child £4.45 (16 and under). Certificate (12A).

Live Music/Dance


Rothubry Roots Presents: Ian Sherwood. The Queens Head, Rothbury. Doors open 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.


Thanks Folk It’s Friday. QEII Country Park, Ashington, 2pm to 3pm. Thank Folk it’s Friday is a free programme of folk music held in the Woodhorn Cafe on the final Friday of each month.


Belshazzar’s Feast. Lesbury Village Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Lesbury Village Hall is bringing Beshazzar’s Feast to the village with their humorous take on traditional music played on oboe, violin and accordion. Tickets £8 from Lesbury or Alnmouth Post Offices, or ring 07719 243170. Also online at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk


Alwinton Concerts: Apollo Sax Quartet. St Michael and All Angels Church, Alwinton, 7.30pm. The series has established itself as one of the major cultural events in the North East of England. This quartet has been at the forefront of musical life in the UK for more than 30 years, recorded extensively and performed worldwide. Tickets £12.


The Lynch Mob. Alnwick RAFA Club, Lisburn Street, 8.30pm. Foot tapping music with an Irish lilt. Free. All welcome. Telephone 07457 516749 evenings.


Northumberland Traditional Music Session. The Tanners Arms, Alnwick. Telephone 01665 601628 for details.


Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club with Deidre Adamson. The Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury, 7.30pm. Members admission £4, non-members £5. Musicians and visitors welcome. Contact 01668 281307.


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.

Every Saturday

Modern and sequence dancing. St Aidan’s Hall, Church Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed, 8pm to 11pm. Entry for non-members is £3, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits


Northern Border Terrier Club’s 70th birthday. Otterburn RTC Sports Centre, starts 10am, events begin at 10.30am. Celebrating 70 years of The Northern Border Terrier Club, the doors will be open to families and their pet dogs of any breed or persuasion, as long as they are well behaved. Admission is free, including car parking.


Plants and Table Top Sale. Horncliffe Memorial Hall, Horncliffe Village, 10.30am to 2pm. Annual flowers and vegetable plants, home baked cakes, preserves etc. Tables £10. Telephone 01289 382570 to book.

Saturday till June 4

Paddling Activities. Coquet Shorebase Trust – Estuary Paddles. £25 per person. Start from the Braid, Amble. Saturday, come and try on the Little Shore, Amble. £3 per person.


Storyteller Jim. Kirkharle Coffee House, 11am to 3pm. Storyteller Jim will be telling stories for all ages in the Pavilion. Sessions start on the hour and half hour. Stay for as long as you like – 10 minutes or 25 minutes. Free event.

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.