What's on in North Northumberland - November 1 - November 8

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, 1st November 2018, 8:00 am
One of the images that will be part of the Alnwick and District Camera Club exhibition at Alnwick Garden.


Tomorrow and Saturday

Here Come the Girls: Monster Mash Up! The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. The Girls are back with a spooky spectacular full of their usual blend of music and madness. Tickets: £14, concs £11. Book at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or call 01289 330999.

Thursday, November 8

NT Live: Allelujah! The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. The Beth, an old-fashioned hospital on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure. A documentary crew follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. Tickets: £16.75, concs £15.75, child £8.75. Schools: student £5, teacher free (min. 10 students)


Today (Thursday)

Mary and The Witch’s Flower. Dovecote Centre, Amble, 2pm. When Mary finds an old broomstick and rare flower she is whisked away to a school of magic, but when she tells a lie she must risk her life to set things right. Tickets: £5, under 18s £3 (under 12s must be accompanied). Certificate (U).

Today and tomorrow

Smallfoot. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. An all-star cast, including Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya and Danny Devito, turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist – a human. Tickets: £7, concs £6, child £4, baby free. Certificate (PG).


BlacKkKlansman. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. An unflinching examination of race relations in 1970s America. Tickets: £7, concs £6, child £4. Certificate (15).


In A New Light: What is Sound Design? followed by Mirror. The Maltings, Berwick, 1.30pm. Tarkovsky’s Mirror (1975) is an atmospheric work, with dream-like language, rather than a linear narrative. Tickets: £12. Certificate (U).



Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. The Queen’s Head, Rothbury, 7.30pm. AGM followed by Neil Hardie and his five-piece band. Tickets: Members £4, non-members £5. Musicians and visitors welcome. Call 01668 281307.


John Reynolds. Blue Bell Hotel, Belford. John captures the essence of wearing your heart on your sleeve and putting emotions into music.


Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man. Berwick Parish Church, 7pm. A come and sing event. Free, with a retiring collection.


Jaywalkers. BURC, Spittal, 7.30pm. A fresh fusion of influences from folk, bluegrass and country, to western swing music. Tickets from £5. Book at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk


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


Every Friday

Elderberries Walking Group. The Alnwick Garden, 10am to noon. Meet at the main courtyard entrance.


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



Multiple Sclerosis Alnwick Branch Coffee & Chat. Weavers Court, Alnwick, 11am to noon.

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.

Every Thursday

Berwick Arts Choir. United Reformed Church, Spittal, 7.30pm. All voices welcome. See www.berwickartschoir.co.uk

Until Sunday

Alnwick and District Camera Club Exhibition. The Alnwick Garden, 10am to 4pm. Images of the Garden through the seasons. All photographs are for sale, with a percentage to the Garden’s Roots and Shoots healthy living project. Free entry.

Until Sunday

My Pet Pals Creature Care Workshops. Pets At Home, Alnwick and Berwick, times vary. Find out how to look after pets and wildlife, with activity booklet, stickers and poster. Free. See petsathome.com/petworkshops


The Rivals: Irish Wit And The Cult Of Sentiment. Berwick Voluntary Centre, 10am to 1pm. A lecture by Dr Richard Moore. Tickets: £9, pay on the door.


Coffee Morning. King James Court, Berwick, 10am. Hosted by Berwick OAP Association. Admission £1.


Time To Remember. Seahouses Methodist Chapel, 10am to 4pm. Seahouses Girls Brigade and chapel members offer coffee, light lunches, afternoon tea and a time of reflection to commemorate the end of the First World War.


Photography Day. Chillingham Wild Cattle Association, Alnwick, 10am to 4pm. For all abilities. Cost: £95. Fees support the cattle. Pre-book at [email protected] or on 01668 215250.


The Big Draw: Map-Making and Zine Workshop with Katie Chappell. The Maltings, Berwick, 11am to 4pm. Come to The Granary Gallery to create your own zine incorporating a map of your town, street or bedroom. Free.

Every Saturday

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


Christmas Claywork. Gallery Forty5, Felton, 10.30am to 1pm. Make three tree ornaments. Cost: £35.


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


Service of Light. Berwick Parish Church, 6pm. Memorial service of prayer for the recently departed.

Every Monday

Contract Bridge. Lesbury Village Hall, 6.30pm. Further details on 01665 575289.


Life Drawing Workshop. Conference Rooms, Berwick YHA, 10am to 3pm. Begins with a 30-minute lecture, followed by an art workshop. Cost: £30. Email [email protected] to check availability.


Where Did They Go To/Come From?. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick, 7.15pm. Free, but donation requested. Hosted by Alnwick Branch NDFHS.

Every Tuesday

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

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

Contract Bridge. Alnwick Hospital, 6.30pm. Further details on 01665 603197.

Every Wednesday

Kakofony Ukulele Group. The Farriers Arms, Shilbottle, 7pm.

Thursday, November 8

Gardening Through the Year and Pruning with Robert Jamieson and Tom Pattison. Bolton Village Hall, 7pm. Come along for an informative, fun-filled evening. Have your gardening questions ready. Refreshments, raffle. £7.

Thursday, November 8

Northumberland Astronomical Society meeting. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, 7.30pm. Non-members welcome. Adults £3, child £1, or join up and the meetings are free.

Thursday, November 8

Whist Drive. Hutton Village Hall. All welcome.

Until November 24

Great War Exhibition. St Mary’s Parish Church, Wooler. There is a wide variety of material on display, including some work from pupils at Glendale Middle School.

Until January 14

Rob Newton Exhibition. Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, 10am to 5pm. Oil paintings, watercolours and monotypes following a tradition of British landscape painting.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. 10.30am to 4.30pm on operating days. Tickets: £5/£6, children £1/£2. For further details see www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle. Closed until March 29.

Alnwick Garden. Daily, 10am to 4pm. Adult £12, concs £10.50, child £4.50, under fives free. Discounts available online at www.alnwickgarden.com

Alnwick Lions Charity Book Shop. 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday, next to White Swan Hotel, Bondgate Within.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Adult £4, concs £3, child £1, under fives free.

Bamburgh Castle. Daily, 10am to 5pm until November 4, state rooms from 11am. From November 5, weekends only, 11am to 4.30pm. Adult £10.95, child £5, under fives free. See more at www.bamburghcastle.com

Barter Books. Alnwick Station. Daily, 9am to 7pm.

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

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 10am to 5pm. From November 5, weekends only, 10am to 4pm. Adult £9.50, concs £8.60, child £5.70.

Berwick Barracks. 10am to 4pm. Closed for winter from November 5. Adult £4.90, concs £4.40, child £2.90.

Chillingham Castle. Noon to 5pm until November 4. Adult £9.50, concs £8.50, child £5.50, under fives free.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. 10am to 4pm, closed weekend afternoons. Adult £8, concs £6, child £3.

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

Dunstanburgh Castle. 10am to 4pm until November 4. Weekends only from November 5. Adult £5.40, concs £4.90, child £3.20, under fives free.

Etal Castle. Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Closed for winter from November 5. Adult £5.40, concs £4.90, child £3.20, under fives free.

Heatherslaw Corn Mill. 11am to 4pm until November 4. Adults £4, concs £3.50, under fives free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. Hourly, 11am to 3pm until November 4. Adult £7, concs £6.50, child £4.50, under fives £3, dogs free.

House of Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum, Alnwick. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm. Free.

Howick Hall Gardens. 10.30am to 5pm. Adult £7.70, concs £6.60, child free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford. 11am to 4pm. Adult £3.50, concs £3, under fives free.

Lindisfarne Castle. Times vary. Adult £7.30, child £3.60. Further details at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lindisfarne-castle

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

Lindisfarne Priory. 10am to 5pm. From November 7, 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10, under fives free.

Longframlington Gardens. Open every day by pre-booking on 01665 570382 or at www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Closed till Easter.

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

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

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage. 10am to 5pm. Hermitage Sunday and Monday, 11am to 4pm. Closed from November 5 Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10, under fives free.

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