What's on in north Northumberland, November 22-29

See what's on in north Northumberland for the next seven days. Covering theatre, films, live music, walks and other events taking place this week.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 22nd November 2018, 3:37 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd November 2018, 5:04 pm
Saturday - Larry and George Lamb: Back on the Road. Alnwick Castle Guest Hall - see Events.
Saturday - Larry and George Lamb: Back on the Road. Alnwick Castle Guest Hall - see Events.


Thursday, November 29 - The King And I: From The London Palladium. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas. Tickets: £16.75, concs £15.75, child £8.75. Schools: student £5, teacher free (min. 10 students). Book at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or call 01289 330999.

Thursday, November 29 - A Christmas Carol. Hepscott Parish Hall, Hepscott Village, 7.30pm. Charles Dickens’ timeless story using his original words combined with anarchic comedy. Tickets: £10, child £4, on 01670 514031 or www.highlightsnorth.co.uk

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Tomorrow (Friday) and Tuesday - First Man. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (12A).

Saturday - Venom. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (15).

Wednesday - Johnny English Strikes Again. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (PG).


Today - Blazin’ Fiddles. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Fiddles and bows come alight atop guitar and piano. Tickets from £16, concs £10.

Today - Glendale Accordion & Fiddle Club. Glendale Hall, Wooler, 7.30pm to 11pm. Guest artists Iain Anderson and his band. Tickets: Members £5, visitors £6.50.

Saturday - Choral Evensong. St Maurice’s Church, Eglingham, 4pm. For the eve of Advent, with music by Gibbons, Stainer, Bairstow and Farrant and congregational hymns.

Monday - Northumbrian Folk Music Session. The Ship Inn, Low Newton, 8pm. Sing, say, play or just listen.

Monday - Music Session. The John Bull Inn, Alnwick, 8.30pm.

Thursday, November 29 - Rothbury Roots: Sarah McQuaid. The Queens Head Hotel, Rothbury, 8pm. Sarah has drawn critical praise for her voice and rapport with audiences. Admission: £10 from The Queens Head.


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

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


Until Saturday - Great War Exhibition. St Mary’s Parish Church, Wooler. A wide variety of material on display, including work from pupils at Glendale Middle School.

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

Tomorrow - Alnwick Christmas Lights. Alnwick Market Day, 6pm to 8pm. Events in and around the Market Place, with lights switched on at 7pm by the Duchess of Northumberland. Entertainment starts at 6pm with the decorating of the tree. Free.

Tomorrow - A Little Norham Christmas. Norham Village Hall, 6pm to 9pm. Stalls, artisan gifts, festive produce, greenery and a raffle. In aid of Berwick Cancer Cars and Northern Soul Kitchen. Tickets on 07745 130987 or [email protected]

Saturday - Christmas Rag-rugging. Gallery Forty5, Felton, 10.30am to 1pm. £45.

Saturday - Christmas Fair. St Andrew’s Wallace Green, Berwick, 10am to 2pm. Array of goods for sale, handmade knitting, bric-a-brac, Christmas cards, books, home baking, as well as tea/coffee and homemade cream scones. Free entry.

Saturday - Christmas Lights Switch-On. Manor Walks, Cramlington, 10am to 5pm. A fun-filled festive day, featuring Britain’s Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy and hosted by Heart FM breakfast show presenters Justin and Kelly. Free admission.

Saturday - Bamburgh Christmas Lights Switch-On. St Aidan’s Church Dedication of the Nativity, 5.30pm. Christmas lights switch-on, 6.15pm.

Saturday - Larry and George Lamb: Back on the Road. Alnwick Castle Guest Hall, 8pm. The pair talk about their life in television and behind-the-scenes stories. Tickets: £20 from www.alnwickcastle.com/event-booking?eventid=3204

Saturday and Sunday - Whitehouse Farm Santa Experience. North White House Farm, Stannington, 10am to 5pm. See Santa, meet an elf and make decorations, cards and reindeer food. Day ticket: £17.

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

Sunday - Ford Christmas Market. Ford Village, 11am to 3.30pm. Local and artisan foods, gifts and crafts, with around 50 stalls. Free entry.

Sunday - Togston Christmas Fair. Christ Church Hall, 5.30pm. Christmas Tree lights switch-on at 6pm. All welcome.

Monday - Broken. Berwick Parish Centre, 6.30pm. A weekly screening of Sean Bean in the Broken series. Followed by light refreshments and open discussion. All welcome.

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

Tuesday - Meet and Move: Free Exercise Class. Berwick Parish Hall, 1pm to 2pm. Archery, kurling, team games, boccia and more activities to try.

Tuesday - The Maltings Youth Dance. The Maltings, Berwick, 4pm (nine to 13 years), 5pm (14 to 18 years). No experience necessary, just come along and dance in a fun and friendly environment. Newcomers welcome. Tickets: £4.

Tuesday - Quiz. The Brown Bear, Berwick, 8pm. Cost: £1.

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

Wednesday - Northstar Centre Christmas Fair. St Mary’s, Castlegate, Berwick, 10am to 1pm. Baked goods, garlands, jewellery, photographs, refreshments, soap, souvenirs, tombola and more. All welcome.

Wednesday - Berwick Visual Impairment Group Meeting. King James Court, West Street, 10.30am to noon. Everyone affected by sight loss is welcome to attend.

Wednesday - Dancefit. Elderberries Community Programme. Pavilion Room, Alnwick Garden, 2pm to 3pm. An easy to follow fitness format for ages 55 and over. Cost: £4 per session.

Wednesday - Spiders. St James Church Centre, Alnwick, 7.30pm. A talk by Northumberland National Park’s Shaun Hackett on Spiders. Non-members £2.

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 29 - Ashington Christmas Light Switch-On and Christmas Market. Station Road, Ashington, 1pm to 7pm. A fun family event with musical performances, children’s fairground rides, face-painting and costumed characters, with a promise from Father Christmas to visit Ashington as part of his very busy Christmas schedule. Free entry.

Thursday, November 29 - Northumberland Astronomical Society meeting. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, Low Hauxley, 7.30pm. Non-members £3 per adult and £1 per child, or join up and the meetings are free. Further information at www.nastro.org.uk

Until January 14 - Rob Newton Exhibition. Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, 10am to 5pm.

Until January 21 - Dickson, Archer and Thorp Exhibition. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. The Dickson, Archer and Thorp collection of documents spanning 200 years uncovers many forgotten local stories.


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. See www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle. Closed for winter.

The Alnwick Garden. Daily, 10am to 4pm. Adult £12, concs £10.50, child £4.50, under fives free. Visit www.alnwickgarden.com

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

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

Bamburgh Castle. Weekends only, 11am to 4.30pm. Adult £10.95, child £5, under fives free. See www.bamburghcastle.com

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

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

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

Berwick Barracks. Closed for winter.

Chillingham Castle. Closed for winter.

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

Cragside. 10am to 3pm. House from 11am (weekends only). Adult £18, child £9.

Dunstanburgh Castle. 10am to 4pm, weekends only. Adult £5.40, concs £4.90, child £3.20, under fives free.

Etal Castle. Closed for winter.

Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Closed for winter.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. Closed for winter.

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

Howick Hall Gardens. Closed for winter.

Lady Waterford Hall. Closed for winter.

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

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

Lindisfarne Priory. 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 for winter.

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 4pm, weekends only. Hermitage closed for winter. 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.