What's on in north Northumberland - May 3 - May 10

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, 3rd May 2018, 9:00 am
The Borders Country Music Club welcomes Dave Sherriff on May 8.
The Borders Country Music Club welcomes Dave Sherriff on May 8.


Tomorrow (Friday)

Talesongs – Gone Cuckoo. Shilbottle Community Hall, 6.30pm. A father and son collaboration of storyteller and musician who follow the trail of the cuckoo. Tickets: £8, concs £7, child £4, family £19. Bookings: 01668 282 406 or online at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk

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Oscar Wilde Season: Lady Windemere’s Fan. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.15pm. Filmed for cinemas at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Tickets: £15.50-£16.50, concs £14.50, child £10, at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk or on 01665 510785.


NT Live: Julius Caesar Encore Broadcast. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome, but the educated elite conspire to bring him down. Tickets: £16.75, concs £15.75, child £8.75. Schools: student £5 and teacher free (min. 10 students). Call 01289 330999 or see www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

Wednesday and Thursday (May 10).

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.



The Shape of Water. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (15).


Black Beauty (1994). The Maltings, Berwick, 6pm. Tickets: £5. Certificate (U).

Thursday (May 10)

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



Royal Opera House Live: Manon. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.15pm. Tickets: £15.50-£16.50, concs £14.50, child £10.


Rothbury & Accordion Fiddle Club: Ewan Galloway Trio. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury, 7.30pm. Members £4, non-members £5.


Cloudbusting - The Music of Kate Bush. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £21.50-£22.50.


Andrew Valentine. The Barrels Ale House, Berwick, 9pm. Alternative folk style. Free entry.


Pasadena Roof Orchestra. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm.


Music at Paxton...Plus with Scelerisque Duo. Paxton House Picture Gallery, 2.30pm. Tickets: Free at www.hubtickets.co.uk/musicatpaxton/online/seatSelect.asp


Lazy Sunday Afternoon. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth, 2pm to 6pm. Fizz, canapes and music. Raising money for women’s cancer care. Tickets: £25 on 01665 830584.


Folk Music. Blue Bell Hotel, Belford, 8pm.


Border Country Music Club. The Jubilee Centre, Spittal. Monthly show. Call 01289 386510 for details.


Buskers’ Night. Craster Arms, Beadnell, 8pm. Acoustic session of modern and traditional folk. Free.


Inspired! The Creative School for Young Musicians Album Launch 2018. The Maltings, Berwick, 1.30pm and 7.30pm. Ten talented singers will perform their own songs backed by a band comprising local musicians and other students. Tickets: £3 matinee, £7 evening, concs £3.


Alnwick Accordion and Fiddle Club: Freeland Barbour and The Occasionals. Northumberland Hall, Alnwick, 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Admission: £7, musicians £3.


Every Friday

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


Alnwick Health Walk. Starts at Alnwick Tourist Information Centre, 10am. The Column Fields. Ability level: starter. Free.


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



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


Creative Cocoon Storytelling. Alnwick Playhouse, 1.30pm. A celebration of books with readings from children’s authors. Ticket for child plus adult £3.50.

Today and tomorrow

Jack Whitwell Exhibition. The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth.

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.


Processions Banner Making Workshops. The Maltings, Berwick, 10.30am. Ten to 15 women needed to work with artist Emma Shankland to create a banner to celebrate the diverse voices of women and girls from different backgrounds. Free.

Every Friday and Monday

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


Norham Petanque Club Open Day. South Lane, Norham, 10am to noon. Come along and try Petanque, socialise and enjoy a few refreshments. Full membership is just £10 for 2018.

Saturday to Monday

Craster Art Club Exhibition. Howick Village Hall, 10am to 5pm. Free. Donations to the Great North Air Ambulance.

Every Saturday

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


Wooler Bowling Club Open Day. Weetwood Road, Wooler, 1pm to 5pm. All ages welcome.


Craft & Gift Fair. Ellingham Village Hall, 10am to 1pm. Free entry.


North East of England & Scottish Borders Begonia Society meeting. Village Annex at Dinnington Village, behind Newcastle Airport, 2pm to 4pm.

Sunday and Monday

Wild at Kielder Festival. Kielder Water & Forest Park. A two-day exploration of nature. See www.nwt.org.uk/wildatkielder for more details.

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 (nine-13) and 5pm (14-18). No experience necessary. Tickets: £4.


Aln Valley Railway Annual Quiz Evening. Alnwick Station, 7.30pm. Aln Valley Railway team competes against the team from Gunnerton Railway Circle.


Creative Writing Session. Berwick Library, 10am to noon. Prior Enrolment at Berwick Library essential.

Every Tuesday

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

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

Community Ukuleles. Shilbottle Community Hall, 7pm.

Every Wednesday

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

Thursday (May 10)

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

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. 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