What's on in North Northumberland October 18-25


By The Newsroom
Thursday, 18th October 2018, 11:23 am
Updated Thursday, 18th October 2018, 11:58 am
Ben Duke and Solene Weinachter in Juliet and Romeo- A Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage by Lost Dog. Picture by Tristram Kenton.
Ben Duke and Solene Weinachter in Juliet and Romeo- A Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage by Lost Dog. Picture by Tristram Kenton.


The Wilson’s Tales Project presents Tales of Torment! Baptist Church, Berwick, 7.30pm. More stories from Berwick’s own 19th century literary sensation, re-presented for the 21st century. Tickets: £8.


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Lost Dog presents: Juliet & Romeo. Amble Parish Hall, 7.30pm. This clever, funny production explores contemporary culture’s celebration of youth and its unrealistic expectations around love, sex and relationships. Bookings: 01665 710289 or www.highlightsnorth.co.uk

Wednesday and Thursday, October 25

Berwick Operatic Society: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. A reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, 11 brothers and the coat of many colours. Tickets: £12.50, concs £10, family £36. See www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or call 01289 330999.



Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5, baby free. Certificate (PG).


The Seagull. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (12A).


In A New Light: Women Directors in Iranian Cinema followed by a screening of Nahid. The Maltings, 1.30pm. Tickets: £12. Certificate (TBC).



Fitzwilliam String Quartet. Berwick Watchtower, 1pm. The Watchtower Lunchtime Concerts welcomes the group to present Schubert’s Last Quartet. Admission by donation.


Pink Party and Brave the Shave for Cancer. Blue Bell Hotel, Belford. 7pm Philip Rambow, 7.30pm Aidan will Brave the Shave, 8.30pm We Steal Flyers. Free entry, drinks promos and bar buffet.


Bon Débarras. BURC (formerly St Pauls Church), Spittal, 7.30pm. A trio of multi-instrumentalists from Montreal who bring together traditional French-Canadian music with Aboriginal and Quebec flavours. Tickets: £8, child £5, family £22. Bookings: 07752 403409.


In Concert with Tenors Un Limited Celebrating 15 Years. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Soaring vocals and harmonies combined with fun, personality and a sense of humour. Tickets: £18-£21.


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

Thursday, October 25

Rothbury Roots presents: Vera Van Heeringen Trio. The Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury, 8pm. Vera Van Heeringen brings Americana from her native Holland with Dave Luke and his Nashville pedigree on harmonies and mandolin, and Andy Seward on double bass. Tickets: £10, from the venue.

Thursday, October 25

Glendale Accordion & Fiddle Club: Fjanna. Glendale Hall, Wooler, 7.30pm to 11pm. Tickets: members £5, visitors £6.50, annual membership £8.


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.



Berwick Stamp Club meeting. United Reformed Church, Spittal, 2pm. Guest speaker will be Roy Richardson, the president of the North East Philatelic Societies. Free to non-members.


Aln Valley Railway meeting. Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station, 7.30pm. Trainspotting is the subject of Les Turnbull’s talk. Did you know that trainspotting was Britain’s most popular boys’ pastime in the 1950s? All welcome for a small donation.


Human Flourishing In A Digital Age? Guildhall, Berwick, 7.30pm. Lecture given by the Rev Dr Pete Phillips. The second Peter Middlemiss Memorial Lecture. The aim is provoke the kind of thinking and discussion about how we live our lives that Peter Middlemiss would have relished.


Warkworth & District Flower Club workshop. Memorial Hall, Warkworth, 7.30pm. The demonstrator is Marion Hinchley and the title is Christmas Baubles And Bling.

Today until Sunday

Berwick Literary Festival. Words come to life in a feast of talks, workshops, discussions and events. Programme and full details at www.berwickliteraryfestival.com Tickets: The Maltings on 01289 330999.

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


Berwick Voices social evening. Costa Coffee, Berwick, 6pm. A social evening for people with learning disabilities.

Tomorrow until January 14

Rob Newton exhibition. Old School Gallery, Alnmouth. Rob has produced a number of oil paintings, watercolours and monotypes. The subjects of his paintings follow a tradition of British landscape painting.

Every Saturday

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

Every Monday

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


Keep Fit Session. Berwick Parish Hall, 1pm to 2pm. Archery, curling, team games, boccia and many more activities to try. Free.


The Maltings Youth Dance. The Maltings, Berwick, 4pm (ages nine to 13), 5pm (ages 14 to 18). Develop choreographic skills and technique. Cost £4.

Every Tuesday

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


Alnwick Model Railway Club Open Evening. Rock Village Hall, from 2pm to 8pm. On display will be the club’s 00 DCC model railway layout.


Berwick Writers’ Workshop. YHA (off Bridge Street car park), Berwick, 7pm to 9pm. £2 per session. New writers welcome.


Belford & District Local History Society. Bell View Centre, Belford, 7.30pm. The new season of speakers begins with a Victorian Magic Lantern Show, A Thrill In The Dark. Speaker Derek Greenacre has a life-long love of magic lantern material and is a member of the Magic Lantern Society, and is a published author on this subject. Entry £2. New members welcome.

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, October 25

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

Until October 28

Borders, Boundaries and Beyond. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Bailiffgate welcomes a trio of textile artists Gillian Arkley, Chris Dixon and Rose Stanley for another stunning demonstration of their skills. Normal admission prices apply: Adult £4, concs £3, child £1.

Until October 31

After Dark The Tale of the Alnwick Vampire. Alnwick Castle. Everyone knows that magnificent, medieval Alnwick Castle has loomed over the market town of Alnwick for many hundreds of years, but who knows what grim secrets it holds within its walls? A tour to give everyone the shivers. For more information and to book a place call 01665 511100.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. 10.30am to 4.30pm on operating days. See www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle. 10am to 5.30pm (state rooms 4.30pm). Adult £16, concs £13, child £8.50, under fives free. Discounts at www.alnwickcastle.com

Alnwick Garden. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £13.20, concs £11.55, child £4.95, under fives free. Discounts 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, state rooms from 11am. Adult £10.95, child £5, under fives free.

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

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

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 10am to 5pm. Adult £9.50, concs £8.60, child £5.70.

Berwick Barracks. 10am to 4pm. Adult £4.90, concs £4.40, child £2.90.

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

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

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

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

Etal Castle. Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Adult £5.40, concs £4.90, child £3.20, under fives free.

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

Heatherslaw Light Railway. Hourly, 11am to 3pm. 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. Gertrude Jekyll Garden and lime kilns open daily. Adult £7.30, child £3.60.

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

Lindisfarne Priory. 10am to 5pm. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10, under fives free.

Longframlington Gardens. Open every day by pre-booking at www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Closed October to Easter.

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

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

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage. 10am to 5pm. Hermitage Sunday and Monday, 11am to 4pm. 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.