What's on in north Northumberland - September 15 - September 22

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, 15th September 2016, 8:00 am
Updated Thursday, 15th September 2016, 3:05 pm
How To Make A Killing In Bollywood comes to the Alnwick Playhouse, tonight. A new musical comedy about two best friends who decide to quit their jobs in a fast-food restaurant and head to Bollywood in search of fame and fortune. More details below.
How To Make A Killing In Bollywood comes to the Alnwick Playhouse, tonight. A new musical comedy about two best friends who decide to quit their jobs in a fast-food restaurant and head to Bollywood in search of fame and fortune. More details below.



How To Make A Killing In Bollywood. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. A new musical comedy about two best friends who decide to quit their jobs in a fast-food restaurant and head to Bollywood in search of fame and fortune. Tickets: Standard £10, concs £9.

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Paines Plough: Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe. The Maltings, Berwick, 8pm. A new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. Based on true and untrue stories. Tickets: £12.50, concs £10 for disability, student, unemployed, £11 for over 60s.



The Beatles: Eight Days a Week. The Maltings, Berwick, 6pm. Based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Tickets: £7.45, concs £6.45, child £4.45 (16 and under), baby free (two and under). Certificate (TBC).

Tomorrow till Thursday

Bridget Jones’s Baby. Alnwick Playhouse, (times vary). 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, conc £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (15).

Tomorrow and Saturday

Suicide Squad. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the Government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. Tickets: £7.45, concs £6.45, child £4.45 (16 and under). Certificate (15).


Nine Lives. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family’s cat. Tickets: £7.45, concs £6.45, child £4.45 (16 and under), baby free (two and under). Certificate (PG).


Jason Bourne. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne, the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows. Tickets: £7.45, concs £6.45, child £4.45 (16 and under). Certificate (12A).

Wednesday till Sunday.

Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival. The Maltings, Berwick. The 12th edition of the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival opens on Wednesday, September 21 and presents an array of short films, artist installations and feature films, all inspired by the festival theme this year of X – the 24th letter in the Latin alphabet. Buy your tickets from The Maltings website, on the phone 01289 330999, or by visiting The Maltings Box Office.

Live Music/Dance


David Bowie is. Alnwick Playhouse, 2.30pm. Described as “stylish & outrageous” and “a triumph”, the David Bowie is exhibition was the fastest selling in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s history. This film takes the audience on a fascinating journey through the exhibition with special guests. Tickets: premier £11.50, standard £10.50, child/student £8.50.


Pirate Night. Tanners Arms, Alnwick, 8.30pm to 11.30pm. Lush Acoustic Presents Talk Like A Pirate Pirate Night. Join Capt’n Carl, Catherine the Parrot and the crew o’ the good ship Lush fer music, merriment and maritime madness. Fancy dress? Aaar!


Northumberland Traditional Music Session. The Railway, Acklington. Contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835 for more information.


Andrew and Margaret Watchorn summer concerts. Memorial Hall, Craster, 7.30pm. Traditional Music from Northumberland and beyond. Northumbrian smallpipes, fiddle, guitar, voice and more. Admission: Pay on the door £7.50. Accompanied children under 12 free.



Ukulele taster session. Bedlington Community Centre, 10am to 11.30am. For absolute beginners. Cost is £5 and a ukulele can be provided for the session if booked in advance. Book by emailing [email protected] or ring Diane on 07950 406223.


Railfuture – Our Aspirations for the North East. Aln Valley Railway, Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station, 7.15pm for 7.30pm. The new season of meetings starts with a visit from Trevor Watson, of Railfuture, assisted by colleague Ian Walker. We welcome visitors, members and their guests for a small donation towards the cost of meetings.


It’s a Wreck! Longhoughton Community and Sports Centre, 7.30pm to 9pm. Are you interested in maritime history? Do you want to know more about the World War I and World War II wrecks just off our coastline? Please come along to this free presentation by Steve Brown (BA Hons).


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

Berwick Arts Choir. 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 absolute beginners. Every Thursday at Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, at 7.30pm. £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 to 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.


All Saints Church Organ. Come and celebrate at Rothbury following the restoration of the listed All Saints Church Organ by Goetze and Gwynn of the 1866 listed Hill Organ, at 6pm. At the Inauguration of the listed, and now restored, organ it will be played by Durham Cathedral organist James Launcelot, and his Cathedral Choristers will contribute to the music. Refreshments will be available free of charge.

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

Lowick Quilt Show. Lowick Village Hall, 10am to 4pm. A display of quilts, sales table, raffle and more. Admission costs £2.50 and includes refreshments. Disabled access. All proceeds will go to local charities.

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.


Creative Cocoon - Tots. Alnwick Playhouse, 10am. Join us with your little ones every Tuesday morning in our warm welcoming environment, specially designed for little ones to play and create. Resident artist Pippa Willits will lead the creative sessions through sensory place, baby sign language, movement and making. Tickets: £4 per family (up to two children with their grown ups), additional children £4 each.


Aln and Breamish Local History Society. Whittingham Memorial Institute, 7.30pm. Phil Rowett will speak on Keeping Hitler out of Northumberland. Refreshments will be served. Non-members are most welcome for £3.


Workshop – saving energy in your community centre. St Aidan’s Hall, 46 Church Street, Berwick, 2pm to 4pm. Free event. Tea, cake and sandwiches provided. To book a place contact Christine Nicholls at [email protected] or just turn up.


Hey Presto! Alnwick Playhouse, 1pm and 4pm. Roll up, roll up, there’s a brilliant new production in town. Presto and Monty are best friends. Monty is great at singing, eating ice cream and pulling funny faces, while Presto is a brilliant magician. Featuring original live music, magic tricks and lots of laughs for children under seven and their families. Tickets: £3.50, under six months free.

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.

Throughout September

An Exhibition of Paintings by Three Generations. Cafe space at Artique in Amble, 10am to 4.30pm, Monday to Saturday, noon to 3.30pm Sunday. An exhibition of original paintings by the local Cuthbert family, a grandmother, mother and grandson.


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 Tuesdays to Sundays 10am – 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 to Saturday, 9am to 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.