What's on in north Northumberland - February 8 - February 15

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, 8th February 2018, 8:00 am
Set sail for Woodhorn Museum on Saturday, February 10 for swashbuckling family fun inspired by the North East coastline and the sea. More details below.


Tonight (Thursday)

Coquetdale Amateur Dramatic Society presents: Robin Hood. The Jubilee Institute, Rothbury, 2.30pm. Tickets from Tully’s of Rothbury.


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Alice in Wonderland - But Not As You Know It! Felton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets: adults £6, child £3, family £15, from Hillrise Stores, Gallery 45 and Hair Naturelle, or on 01670 787283.


Royal Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night Live Broadcast. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. A tale of unrequited love, hilarious and heartbreaking. Tickets: £15.75-£16.75, child £8.75, schools: student £5, teacher free (min. 10 students), at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or on 01289 330999.



Molly’s Game. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. She was the biggest game-player in the world with Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (15).


Coco. The Maltings, Berwick, 4pm. Despite his family’s ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming a musician. Desperate to prove his talent, he finds himself in the colourful Land of the Dead. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (PG).


Darkest Hour. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (PG).


Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Four children discover an old video console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20, at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk or on 01665 510785. Certificate (12A).


Ferdinand. Alnwick Playhouse, 2pm. When Ferdinand is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is torn from his home and family. Determined to return, he rallies a misfit team for the ultimate adventure. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (U).


The Greatest Showman. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. The tale of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a worldwide spectacle. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (PG).

Thursday (February 15)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. After months without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes paints a controversial message. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (15).



Robbie Reay and The Killer Cats. The Barrels Ale House, Berwick, 8pm. Big riffs, crisp solos and dirty blues. Free entry.


Limehouse Lizzy. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Action-packed show, keeping the spirit of Philip Lynott and Thin Lizzy alive. Tickets: £17.50-18.50.


Royal Opera House Live: Tosca. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.15pm. A world of political instability and menace. Tickets: £15.50-£16.50, concs £14.50, child/student £10.


Northumberland Traditional Music. Fisher Arms, Horncliffe. Contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835.


Buskers’ Night. The Craster Arms, Beadnell, 8pm. Folk, original singer-songwriters and group sing-a-long. All abilities and styles welcome. Free entry.


Every Friday

Elderberries Walking Group. The Alnwick Garden, 10am to noon. Meet at the main courtyard entrance for an hour’s stroll, followed by coffee.


Family Wildlife Walk. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, 11am to noon and 1pm to 2pm, £3. Wear suitable clothing and footwear. No dogs. Book at www.nwt.org.uk/whats-on


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


Every Thursday

Berwick Arts Choir. United Reformed Church, Spittal, 7.30pm. All welcome. See www.berwickartschoir.co.uk

Every Thursday

Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, 10am to 4pm. Free drop-in to play cards, read newspapers, watch television or use the internet, and crafts.

Every Thursday

Duplicate Bridge. Warkworth First School, 6.15pm. Details on 01665 714963.

Every Thursday

Dancing. Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Ballroom and Latin. £2.50. 01289 307953.


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

Every Friday and Monday

Paxton House Art Workshops. Hayloft Gallery, 11am to 4.30pm. £15.


Gerbils Workshop. Pets At Home, Tweedmouth, 11am to 11.30am. Find out how to care for the pets. Book at www.community.petsathome.com/workshops


Watercolours for Beginners. Gallery 45, Felton, 10.30am to 1pm. With Jane Murray. £25.


Captain Raggy Beard’s Pirate School. Woodhorn Museum, 10.30am to 4pm. Hear tales of life on the high seas and learn pirate skills.


TillVAS Village Atlas Exhibition. Branxton Village Hall, 11am to 2pm.

Every Saturday

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


Winter Warmer and Dog Splodge. Bamburgh Pavillion, 11am to 4pm. Soup, sandwiches and cake. Afterwards take your dog for a walk on the beach.


A Talk by Professor Phil Dixon. Barter Books, Alnwick Station, 7.30pm. Historian and archaeologist Prof Dixon has written more than 170 books and articles. Entry £5. Book at the shop or on 01665 604888.

Every Monday

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


In Conversation with Cecilia Stenbom. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Berwick Visual Arts 2013 Artist in Residence returns to debut her film Rules of Engagement, followed by a Q&A. Free, but ticketed.

Every Tuesday

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

Every Wednesday

Qi Gong for Health. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, 2pm. Improve posture, flexibility and strength. £3.

Every Wednesday

Community Ukuleles. Shilbottle Community Hall, 7pm.

Every Wednesday

Contract Bridge. Alnwick Hospital, 6.30pm. Details on 01665 603197.

Thursday (February 15)

Berwick Stamp Club Meeting. United Reformed Church, Spittal, 2pm. Origins Of The German Post Office by Bob Farmer from Newcastle PS. Open to all.

Thursday (February 15)

Lent Lunch. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, noon to 1.15pm. Soup, tea and company.

Thursday (February 15)

Northumberland Rock Garden Group. Lowick Village Hall, 2.15pm. Brian Burrow will speak on Growing Alpines In The North Of England. Visitors welcome, £3.

Thursday (February 15)

Aln Valley Railway Meeting. Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station, 7.15pm. David Fraser presents The NER’s Dunston Coal Staiths. All welcome, small donations.

Thursday (February 15)

Warkworth and District Flower Club. Memorial Hall, Warkworth, 7.30pm. Welcome To Spring demonstration by Marion Hinchley.

Until May 13

The Archive of Smith, Berwick: From Photo-News Service to Photo Centre. The Granary Gallery, Berwick, Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Exhibition on the Photo Centre archive, now held by Berwick Record Office. Free admission.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. Call 0300 030 3311 or visit www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle. Re-opens March 29.

Alnwick Garden. Visit www.alnwickgarden.com

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 4pm. Adults £4, concs £3, children £1, under fives free.

Bamburgh Castle. Weekends, 11am to 4.30pm. Adult £10.85, child £5, under fives free. www.bamburghcastle.com

Barter Books, Alnwick Station. 01665 604888. Open daily, 9am to 7pm.

Belford Hidden History Museum. Daily, 10am to 4pm. Free. See www.belfordhiddenhistory.co.uk

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Weekends, 10am to 4pm. Adult £9.30, concs £8.40, child £5.60.

Berwick Barracks. Re-opens March 29.

Chillingham Castle. Closed until Easter.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. Closed for winter.

Cragside. Grounds open Friday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. House closed for winter. Adult £5.60, child £3, family £14. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside

Dunstanburgh Castle. Open weekends, 10am to 4pm. Adult £5, concs £4.50, child £3.

Edlingham Castle. Open during daylight. Free.

Etal Castle. Re-opens March 30.

Eyemouth Museum. Open Monday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm.

Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Re-opens February 20.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. Re-opens February 20.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. Re-opens February 20.

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

Howick Hall Gardens. Open five days a week until the end of March. See www.howickhallgardens.com

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford. Re-opens February 20.

Lindisfarne Castle. Closed for restoration. Gertrude Jekyll Garden, lime kilns and shop open daily.

Lindisfarne Centre. Adult £4, concs £3.50, child £2, free under fives. See www.lindisfarne-centre.com

Lindisfarne Priory. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Adult £6.50, concs £5.90, child £3.90.

Longframlington Gardens. 01665 570382. See www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Closed until Easter.

Preston Tower, Chathill. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Admission: £2, child 50p, concs £1.50.

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

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage. Weekends, castle only, 10am to 4pm. Adult £6.20, concs £5.60, child £3.70.

Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives. Museum open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Northumberland Archives, Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.