What's on in North Northumberland - November 29 - December 6

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, 29th November 2018, 8:00 am
The Royal Northern Sinfonia performing at St Michael's Church, Alnwick.


Today (Thursday)

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.


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


An Evening of Musical Entertainment. Cheviot Centre, Wooler, 7.30pm. Raising funds to send our young local dancers to see a professional show, Advance bookings only. Tickets: £8, call 01668 282165.



A Star Is Born. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5, baby free. Certificate (15).


Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Dovecote Centre, Amble, 7.30pm. Tickets: £5 for over 18s, £3 for under 18s. Call 01665 713655 or on the door. Certificate (PG).


Disney’s Nutcracker & the Four Realms. Seahouses Hub, 3pm. Tickets: £4, £6.50, £7, family £19. Certificate (PG).


The Hate U Give. Seahouses Hub, 6pm. Tickets: £4, £6.50, £7, family £19. Certificate (12A).


Berwick Film Society: In Between. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets £8.50, concs £7, BFS members free. Certificate (15).

Thursday, December 6

A Simple Favour. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5, baby free. Certificate (15).



Rothbury Roots: Sarah McQuaid. The Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury, 8pm. Sarah has drawn critical praise for her voice and rapport with audiences. Admission: £10 from The Queen’s Head.


Buddy Holly and The Cricketers: Holly at Christmas 2018. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. This show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden for 26 years and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles. Tickets from £17, concs from £15.50.


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


Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker Encore Broadcast. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world. Tickets: £16.75, concs £15.75, child £8.75. Schools: student £5 & teacher free (min. 10 students).

Thursday, December 6

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Christmas by Candlelight concert. St Michael’s Church, Alnwick, 7.30pm. The orchestra of Sage Gateshead will perform a festive programme in beautiful candlelit surroundings. Tickets: £15, unders 18s £5. www.sagegateshead.com


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.



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


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

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


Wreath Making Workshop. Gallery Forty5, Felton, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Cost £30, full payment required on booking. Call 01670 783424.


Annual Service of Readings and Hymns for Advent. The Friends of Biddlestone Chapel, Morpeth, 5pm. This year’s service will be led by the Reverend Ann Peters, it will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the undercroft.


Berwick Bandits Supporters Club: Bingo Evening and Christmas Tombola. The Black & Gold, Shielfield Park, 7.30pm.


Cancer Research Coffee Morning. Guildhall, Berwick.


St James’s United Reformed Church Centre Coffee Morning. Church Hall, Pottergate, Alnwick, 10am. Admission, including coffee and biscuits, is £1.


St John the Baptist Church Alnmouth Christmas Coffee morning. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth, 10am to noon. Admission by donation.


Introduction to Owls and Owl Pellets. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, 10am to 2pm. This workshop covers the owls of the UK, their identification, biology and ecology followed by a session on owl pellet dissection. £15 per person.


Santa’s Arrival at Berwick Garden Centre. East Ord, 10.15am. Welcome Santa to Berwick Garden Centre! Arrive for 10.15am for a MAGICal surprise from Damo and Marvo before meeting Santa at 11am. Visit Santa every Saturday & Sunday 11am to 4pm, until Christmas.


Christmas Fair and Open Studios. Gallery Forty5, Felton, 11am to 4pm. Six resident artists will be joined by other local designers and makers to offer a high quality Christmas shopping event.

Every Saturday

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


Berwick Inner Wheel Fundraiser. Marsden House, Berwick, 11.30am to 2pm. Raising funds for HospiceCare. Sherry, mince Pies, tea and coffee, music and shopping. Entry £3.


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


Christmas Presence. Clarks Shoe Shop, Berwick, 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm Saturdays. A free present wrapping service, a children’s corner, a craft table, a remembrance tree and a quiet space. Activities are free.

Every Monday

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


Linocut Christmas Card Workshop. Eyemouth Hippodrome, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. A fun introduction to – or refresher in – linocut printing. Cost £30, includes inks, card, tools and equipment.

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, December 6

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

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. Weekdays, 10am to 4pm. Weekends, 10am to 6pm. Adult £12, concs £10.50, child £4.50, under fives free. Visit www.alnwickgarden.com for more details.

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. Castle closed, garden open all day. Adult £7.30, child £3.60. Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lindisfarne-castle for further information on opening times.

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. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Archives, Wednesday to Saturday. Adult £7, concs £6, child free.