What's on in north Northumberland - November 10 - November 17

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, 10th November 2016, 8:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:38 pm
Mochara - from the Gaelic meaning My Friend, consists of a blend of contemporary and traditional folk songs. They come to BURC (formerly St Pauls Church) in Spittal tomorrow nightt. See below for more details.
Mochara - from the Gaelic meaning My Friend, consists of a blend of contemporary and traditional folk songs. They come to BURC (formerly St Pauls Church) in Spittal tomorrow nightt. See below for more details.


Until Saturday

Maltings Youth Theatre: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The Maltings, 7pm. The multi-talented Maltings Youth Theatre bring you the much loved children’s classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis. Tickets: Adult £12, concs £10, family £36.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. The Maltings, Berwick, 4.15pm. The timeless classic makes its way off the page and onto the stage in this critically acclaimed production featuring a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories. Tickets: £8.


Hinterland – a memoir, by Chris Mullin. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Author, journalist and former Labour Minister Chris Mullin discusses his new book, a memoir entitled Hinterland, an account of his life in journalism and politics. Tickets: Premier £11, standard £10.


National Theatre Live: The Threepenny Opera. The Maltings, 7pm. A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical recorded on the stage of the National Theatre. Tickets: Adult £16.75, concs £15.75, child £8.75. Schools: student £5 and teacher free (min. 10 students).



Bridget Jones’s Baby. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. For once, Bridget Jones has everything completely under control and is focused on her career as a top news producer, until her love life takes centre stage once more when she discovers she is pregnant. Tickets: Premier £7.80, standard £7.50, concs £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (15).


Storks. Alnwick Playhouse, 2pm. The Storks are now delivering packages, but when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby. Tickets: Premier £7.80, standard £7.50, concs £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (U).


Berwick Film Society presents: The Second Mother. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. This is the story of a middle class Brazilian family and their live-in nanny who had to leave her young daughter behind to earn a living in the city. Now grown-up, her daughter wants to come to study, and stay at her mother’s workplace. Tickets: Adult £7.95, concs £6.95, BFS passholders free. All welcome. Certificate (15).


The Girl On The Train. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Every day Rachel takes the train into work in New York. Then one day as the train passes she sees something shocking. The next day she wakes up with various wounds and bruises and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling that something bad happened. Tickets: Premier £7.80, standard £7.50, concs £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (15).

Wednesday and Thursday

Inferno. The Maltings, 1.30pm Wednesday, 8pm Thursday. Academy Award winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno. Tickets: Adult £7.45, concs £6.45, child £4.45 (16 and under). Certificate (12A).

Live Music/Dance


Mochara. BURC (formerly St Paul’s Church), Main Street, Spittal, 7.30pm. Mochara, from the Gaelic meaning ‘my friend’, consists of a blend of contemporary and traditional folk songs, written and performed by Maurice Dickson on vocals, guitar, mandolin and bodhran, and Catherine Ashcroft on Uilleann pipes and whistles. Tickets: Adults £7.50, under 17s £4, family ticket £20. Bookings on 07752 403409, or online at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk

Tomorrow and Saturday

Joe McElderry Northern Light Tour. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Joe embarks on his own Northern Light Tour, which is a stripped back acoustic show incorporating some of Joe’s own penned songs and audience favourites too, where Joe’s 24 carat gold voice really comes to the forefront. Tickets: VIP £75, premier £21.50, standard £20.50.


Poppy Concert – Glendale Voices and Friends. United Reformed Church, Cheviot Street, Wooler, at 7pm. The choir will perform a varied programme of remembrance, with guests Eclectica and the Glendale Handbell Ringers. Tickets £4 on the door, including refreshments.


Anna Massey and Mairearad Green. Etal Village Hall, 8pm. Two of Scotland’s most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green, on accordion and bagpipes, and Anna Massie, playing guitar, banjo, fiddle, are a truly captivating duo, providing a highly energetic performance, with an instantly warm and friendly stage presence. Tickets: £12. They can be booked in advance by emailing [email protected] or telephone 01890 820566.


Remembrance Sunday Concert. St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kelso, 7.30pm. The Yetholm Sinfonia’s last concert of the 2016 season will feature as soloist the versatile soprano Claire Taylor, who is also one of the orchestra’s violinists. Tickets: £9, friends £6, students free, available from Hector Innes in Kelso.


Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Fisher Arms, Horncliffe. Contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835 for more information.


Alnwick Music Society: Angela Hewitt. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. One of the world’s leading pianists, Angela Hewitt regularly appears in recitals and with major orchestras of the world. Tickets: Standard £16, concs £15, free to full-time students.


Sarah McQuaid concert. Gallery 45, Felton, 7.30pm. Tickets: £10, concs £9. Tickets available from the gallery on 01670 783424.



Aln Valley Railway Meeting: The Railway Films of Raymond Rourke. Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station, 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Raymond, who sadly died a few years ago, was a brilliant stills and video photographer and a good friend of the AVR. This evening Ian McInnes returns to Alnwick to show us some of Raymond’s work. We welcome visitors, members and their guests for a small donation towards the cost of meetings.


Joy of Jive. Felton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Joy of Jive classes of modern jive are continuing in full swing, and they will continue to teach in the hall every other Thursday evening. Beginners are welcome and partners are not necessary.

Every Thursday

Hadston Dance Group. Hadston Community Centre, 1pm. A two-hour session, with a cup of tea and biscuit half way through. There is a charge of £1.50 per person that helps to pay room rent. Dance tuition is free to anyone who would like to learn to dance and keep reasonably fit.

Every Thursday

Berwick Arts Choir. United Reformed Church, Spittal, 7.30pm. A varied programme of choral music has been planned for 2016/2017. Singers in all sections of the choir will be made welcome – no audition is necessary.

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 beginners. Every Thursday at Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, at 7.30pm. £2.50 per person. For further details, call 01289 307953.


Quiz Night. St Aidan’s Hall, Church Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed. £10 per team of four, which will include pie and peas and a cup of tea/coffee. A raffle will also be held and the proceeds from the night will go towards the refurbishment currently being carried out to the building.


Winter Wonderland Shopping Event at Beau Monde, Lucker. 4pm to 8pm. Helping to raise money for HospiceCare North Northumberland. Glass of prosecco and canapés on arrival. Raffle with amazing prizes to be won. Live singer, taster treatments, Beau Monde offers. Tickets £5 per person, available at HospiceCare reception on 01665 606515 and Spa reception on 01668 212250.


Magic at Middleton Hall. Middleton and Todridge Village Hall, 7.30pm. Oliver Meech presents When Magic and Science Collide. It’s a fun-filled fusion of magic, mirth and mindreading that took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm. Tickets: Adults £8, children £4. Bookings on 01670 772600 or online at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk

Every Saturday

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

Saturday and Sunday

Hauxley Open Weekend. Hauxley Nature Reserve. Our public open weekend allows you the opportunity to see the progress we are making on our innovative new visitor centre and other site improvements. We will endeavour to open footpaths to allow access to hides where possible. Free event, but donations welcome.

Every Wednesday

Berwick Male Voice Choir. Longridge Towers school, 6.45pm until 9pm for rehearsals. New members welcome – no audition necessary.

Every Wednesday

Qi Gong for Health. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, 2pm. Improve your posture, flexibility and strength. Feel relaxed and stretched. Cost £3, includes a cuppa and a chat.


Christmas Shopping Evening. The Jubilee Club, Highcliffe, 7pm. Held by The Cliffetops Residents Association. Anyone who wishes to take a stall at the event for £3 is asked to call the club on 01289 305597 to book.

Until November 30

Footsteps of St Aidan Exhibition. Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh. Footsteps of St Aidan fine art and spiritual photography exhibition takes you on a divinely inspired journey, retracing the steps of the Celtic saint, St Aidan. Free admission.


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. Closed for winter.

Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Open daily, 10am to 4pm. See www.alnwickgarden.com for details. Admission £7.70 adults, £5.83 concs, £4.40 children, £21.50 family.

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

Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. Open weekends, 11am to 4.30pm, last admission 3.30pm. Admission £10.75 adults, £10.50 senior, £5 children, £25 family.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station: 01665 604888. Open daily, from 9am to 5pm.

Belford Hidden History Museum. Open daily, from 10am to 4pm. Free admission.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Open weekends, 10am to 4pm. Admission £8.80 adult, £7.90 concs, £5.20 children, £22.80 family.

Berwick Barracks. Closed for winter.

Chillingham Castle. Closed for winter.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01668 215250. It is possible to visit the wild cattle by prior arrangement during the winter. See www.chillinghamwildcattle.com for details.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate: 01669 620333. For details of opening times and admission charges visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside

Dunstanburgh Castle: 01665 576231. Open weekends, 10am to 4pm. Admission: £4.70 adult, £4.20 concs, £2.80 children, £12.20 family.

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

Etal Castle. Closed for winter.

Eyemouth Museum: 01890 751701. Open daily. Admission: £3.50 adult, £3 concs, under 16s free. See www.eyemouthmuseum.org

Heatherslaw Cornmill. Closed for winter.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. Closed for winter.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. Closed for winter.

House of Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum. Willowburn, Alnwick. Telephone 01665 510027. Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Free entry.

Howick Hall Gardens: 01665 577285. Open daily, from 10.30am to 4pm. Admission £7.70 adult, £6.60 over 60s, children free. Closed from Sunday, November 13 until February 2017.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 01890 820338. Winter visits by prior arrangement. See www.ford-and-etal.co.uk/lady-waterford-hall for more information.

Lindisfarne Castle: 01289 389244. The castle is closed for major restoration. The Gertrude Jekyll Garden, Lime Kilns and shop remain open daily. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lindisfarne-castle for more information.

Lindisfarne Centre: 01289 389004. Call for opening times. Admission £4 adult, £3.50 concs, £2 children, £10 family, under fives free. See www.lindisfarne-centre.com for more information.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Open weekends, from 10am to 4pm. Admission: £6 adult, £5.30 concs, £3.60 children, £15.60 family.

Longframlington Gardens: Autumn foliage fruits and flowers. Autumn/winter opening by request. Welcome all days and times, just phone or email to pre-book. We will return to ‘open gate’ opening in the spring. Telephone 01665 570382 or 07858 757339. Email: [email protected] See www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk for more information.

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Closed for winter.

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

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

Wallington: 01670 773600. Stately home near Cambo. House closed for winter. Walled garden open daily, 10am to 4pm. Garden and estate open daily, 10am to dusk. Admission £9.50 adult, £4.80 child, £23 family. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington for more information.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Castle: Open weekends, 10am to 4pm. Admission £5.80 adult, £5.20 concs, £3.40 children, £15 family. Hermitage: Closed for winter. See www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/warkworth-castle-and-hermitage for more information.

Woodhorn Museum and Archives, Ashington: 01670 624455, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington: Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Northumberland Archives: Open Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. See www.experiencewoodhorn.com for more information.