What's on in north Northumberland - September 1 - September 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 September 2016, 8:00 am
Finding Dory, the sequel to the smash-hit Finding Nemo is now showing at The Alnwick Playhouse. See below for more details.



National Theatre Live: The Deep Blue Sea. Alnwick Playhouse, 1pm. Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tickets: premier £16.50, standard £15.50, conc £14.50, child/student £10.


The Audience (Encore Broadcast). The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Recorded in London’s West End in 2013, The Audience, with Helen Mirren, returns to UK cinemas to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Tickets: £16.75 / £15.75 concs, Child £8.75. Schools: student £5 & teacher free (min. 10 students).



The Secret Life of Pets. The Maltings, Berwick, 2.30pm. Max’s life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. Tickets: £7.45 / £6.45 concs, Child £4.45 (16 & under), Baby FREE (2 & under). Certificate (U).

Today, Saturday & Tuesday

Finding Dory. Alnwick Playhouse, 2pm. She may only have a 10 second memory but there’s one thing Dory does know – she was somehow separated from her parents when she was young. With help from her friends, Dory sets off on an adventure to find her parents. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (U).


Now You See Me 2. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance. Tickets: £7.45 / £6.45 concs, child £4.45 (16 & under), baby FREE (2 & under). Certificate (12A).

Tomorrow till Monday

The BFG. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Tickets: £7.45 / £6.45 concs, Child £4.45 (16 & under), baby FREE (2 & under). Certificate (PG).

Saturday & Thursday

Jason Bourne. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Now remembering who he truly is, Jason Bourne tries to uncover the hidden truths about his past. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50. Certificate (TBC).


Star Trek: Beyond. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Embarking on the first step in their 5 year mission, the crew of the USS Enterprise run into serious trouble and are left stranded on a remote planet with no way of communicating. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (12A).

Live Music/Dance


Andrew and Margaret Watchorn summer concerts. St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh. 7.30pm. Andrew and Margaret Watchorn are holding another series of their popular concerts this summer to raise awareness of the traditional music of North Northumberland. Pay on the door £7.50. Accompanied children under 12 free.


Northern Soul Night. The Tavern, Eyemouth, 7.30pm till late. Celebrating the life of Eck Wilson and help raise money for a much needed defibrillator in Eyemouth town centre. Only £3 on the door.


Animals and Friends. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. In 1964 a wave of new energetic rock and roll swept over the youth of the world. On the crest of this wave was The Animals. From the banks of the River Tyne came the North East’s offering; a brand of rhythm n blues that the whole world seemed to grasp greedily. Tickets: premier £23.50, standard £22.50.


Soul at The Maltings. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.45pm. Modern Soul: 70s to 2016. Guest DJ’s: Andrea Robertson ‘Sista Soul’ – solar.fm, Frank McCue, Steve Robertson, Carl Hudson, Brian. Free entry.


Folk Sessions. Blue Bell Hotel, Belford, 8pm. All welcome. 01668 213543.


The Simon and Garfunkel Story (50th Anniversary Tour). Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, it also features a full live band performing all the hits. Tickets: premier £19.50, standard £18.50, conc £17.50.



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

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 absolute beginners. Every Thursday at Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, at 7pm. £2.50 per person. For further details call 01289 307953.

Every Thursday

Tea Dance Group. Hadston Community Centre, 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Admission of £1.50 includes a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit. Dance tuition is free.

Every Friday

Bible Meeting. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 7.30pm-8.30pm. The purpose of these meetings is to impart faith to those who have no faith, to restore faith to those who have lost it and to strengthen the faith of those who have it.

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.


German Shepherd Dog Rescue. Westfield Park, Longhoughton, 1-4pm. Refreshments, cakes, crafts, bbq. Contact Jennifer to hire a craft table: 07460 576495.


North Sunderland & Seahouses 34th Annual Village Show. Sports & Community Centre, Seahouses (The Hub), 2pm. Admission: adults £1, children free. Presentation of trophies at 3.30pm. Auction/Raffle 3.45pm. Show is open to both residents & non-residents. All welcome.


North East of England & Scottish Borders Begonia Society. Dinnington Village Annex (by Newcastle Airport), 2pm. The aim is to pass on any information regarding the the growing of these beautiful plants that will flower for four months at least. All are welcome, from novice through to professional.

Every Sunday

Car Boot Sale. Castlegate Car Park, Berwick, Sunday morning. The event is run by the Greenses Residents’ Committee in aid of local charities.


Berwick U3A Enrolment. Berwick Town Hall, 10am-12pm. Berwick U3A provides a wide range of learning, social and leisure activities for retired and semi-retired people living in the town and surrounding areas.


Alnwick and District Flower Club. “Vibrant Life” with Rebecca Haugh. Held at the Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick at 7pm.


Victorian Professions in Alnwick. St James’s Centre, 7.30pm. Update on a major national project backed by Oxford University and featuring Alnwick

by Prof Michael Moss. Free to enter, open to all. Refreshments provided (donation invited for Alnwick Branch NDFHS funds).


Berwick Heart Support Group. Meets in the Day Hospital Room, Berwick Infirmary, 7-9pm. Jo Curtis is invited back to continue her series with Tai Chi, music and other fun. All are welcome. Enquiries: 01890 820280.

Until Thursday

Northumberland. Gallery 45, Felton. An exhibition showcasing the work of artists such as Sarah O’Dowd, Katherine Renton, Kate Stenhouse, Lee Kershaw, Malcolm Coils and Linda Mumba.

Until September 11

Berwick Visual Arts and Generation Tour: The Tree, The Caterpillar and The Butterfly by Aether and Hemera. Gymansium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed. Every Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm. Enter an enchanting interactive garden inspired by nature and state-of-the art technology. Using Xbox Kinect technology, see how your movements affect a multi-coloured field of butterflies. Free entry.

Until September 25

Berwick Visual Arts: LS Lowry: On the Sands, Berwick. Granary Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed. Rare artwork shown alongside the Space Craft exhibition, running until September 25. Every Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm. Free entry.



Berwick Ramblers Summer Walk About. Starting from The Maltings 1.30pm. Choice of two walks, a short walk 45 minutes approx or one longer 1 hour 30 minutes approx. Enjoy our local scenery and a friendly chat.


Berwick Ramblers. A leisurely walk of six miles from Heatherslaw around Ford Moss. Meet at Heatherslaw new car park 10am. Bring a packed lunch and a drink with you. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. For more information Tel 01289 309581 or 01289 388668.


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: 01665 511100. Go to www.alnwickcastle.com for opening hours and further details.

Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Go to www.alnwickgarden.com for opening hours. Prices are £12.10 adults, £10.45 concs, £4.40 children, £29.70 family.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Open every day until the beginning of September, from 10am to 4pm. Admission is £4, £3 concs, £1 children, under fives free.

Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm. Admission £10.50, £5 children, £10 senior, £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 daily, from 10am to 6pm. Admission £9.20, £8.30 concs, £5.50 children, £23.90 family.

Berwick Barracks: 01289 304493. Open 10am to 6pm seven days a week until end of September. Admission £4.80, £4.30 concs, £2.90 children, £12.50 family.

Chillingham Castle: 01668 215359. Open every afternoon, except Saturday, until the end of October. Adults £9.50, £8.50 concs, £5.50 children (under five’s free), £23 family. www.chillingham-castle.com

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01668 215250. Open Monday to Friday: Tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Sundays: Tours at 10am, 11am, noon. Closed Saturday. Admission £8, £6 concs, £3 children, £16 family.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate: 01669 620333. Closed Monday. Open Tuesday to Sunday, house 11am to 5pm, gardens and woodland 10am to 6pm. Admission £10.20, £5.10 child, £25.50 family.

Dunstanburgh Castle: 01665 576231. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £4.90, £4.40 concs, £2.90 children, £12.70 family.

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

Etal Castle: 01890 820332. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £4.80, £4.30 concs, £2.90 children, £12.50 family.

Eyemouth Museum: 01890 751701. Open daily from March to the end of October 2016. Admission: £3.50 adult, £3 concs. Under 16s free. See www.eyemouthmuseum.org for more information

Heatherslaw Cornmill: 01890 820488. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm. Admission £3.80, £3.20 concs, £10 family, under-fives free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway: 01890 820244. Open daily, from 10am to 4pm, first train at 11am. Return journey prices: £6.50 adult, £6 seniors, £4.50 children, £2.50 under-fives, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre: 01890 820338. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm.

House of Hardy fishing tackle museum. Willowburn, Alnwick. Tel: 01665 510027. Open Monday–Saturday 9am–5pm. Free Entry.

Howick Hall Gardens: 01665 577285. Open daily, from 10.30am to 6pm, last entry 5pm. Gift aid entry £7.70, £6.60 over 60s, children free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 01890 820338. Open daily, from 11am to 5pm. Admission £3, £2.70 concs, £8 family, under-fives free.

Lindisfarne Castle: 01289 389244. Call for opening times. Gift aid admission: £7.80, £3.90 child, £19.40 family.

Lindisfarne Centre: 01289 389004. Call for opening times. Admission £4, £3.50 concs, £2 children, £10 family, under-five’s free.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £6.20, £5.60 concs, £3.70 children, £16.10 family.

Longframlington Gardens: 01665 570382. Open all year. Open gate until September 30, 10am to 4.30pm, Wednesday to Saturday, plus bank holidays. Welcome other days and times, including evenings by request. Just call or email. Telephone 01665 570382, or 07858 757339. Email: [email protected] See website for diary of events www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. 01665 579443. Open every Friday on the Chillingham Road, off the A1. All proceeds go to charity.

Preston Tower, Chathill: 01665 589227. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm, or dusk, whichever is earlier. Admission: £2.50 children, £1.50 concs or groups.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh: 01668 214910. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm, last entry 4.15pm. Free admission.

Wallington: 01670 773600. Stately home near Cambo: Open Thursday to Monday, and Wednesday, from noon to 5pm. Closed Tuesday. Walled garden: Open daily, from 10am to 7pm. Garden and estate: Open daily, from 10am to dusk. Gift aid entry: £12.60, £6.30 child, £31.50 family.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Castle: Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid entry: £6, £5.40 concs, £3.60 children, £15.60 family. Hermitage: Open on Sunday and Monday only, from 11am to 4pm. Admission £4, £3.60 concs, £2.40 children, £10.40 family.

Woodhorn Museum and Archives, Ashington: 01670 624455, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Woodhorn, Ashington: Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am to 5pm. Northumberland Archives: Open Wednesday to Saturday, from 10am to 4pm.