What's on in north Northumberland - February 9 - February 16
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.
National Theatre LIVE: Saint Joan. Alnwick Playhouse, 7pm. Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw’s play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a mission to drive the English from France. Tickets: premier £16.50, standard £15.50, concs £14.50, child//student £10.
Tideline Runners: One Big Lie. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Based upon true events, One Big Lie is a thrilling comedy from RJ Wilkinson. Tickets: £12.50, concs £10 for disability, student, unemployed, over 60s £11.
Omid Djalili: Schmuck For A Night. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is back on a nationwide tour. Tickets: £24.
Tonight and Wednesday
La La Land. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Aspiring actress Mia and jazz musician Sebastian struggle to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical explores what is more important, a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight. Tickets: £7.45, concs £6.45, child £4.45 (16 and under). Certificate (12A).
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Jyn Erso, a Rebellion soldier and criminal, is about to experience her biggest challenge yet when Mon Mothma sets her on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. Tickets: premier £8.50, standard £8, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50. Certificate (12A).
Collateral Beauty. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock. Tickets: premier £8.50, standard £8, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50. Certificate (12A).
Ballerina. Alnwick Playhouse, 2pm. In 1879 Paris, an orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her home in Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera House. Tickets: premier £8.50, standard £8, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50. Certificate (U).
Passengers. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. A spacecraft travelling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early. Tickets: premier £8.50, standard £8, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50. Certificate (12A).
A Monster Calls. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm and 7.30pm. Based on the acclaimed novel by Patrick Ness, the Monster comes to Connor and asks for the one thing he cannot bring himself to do, tell the truth. This is a touching story about a boy who feels damaged, guilty and angry. Tickets: £7.45, concs £6.45, child £4.45 (16 and under). Certificate (12A).
I, Daniel Blake. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. A carpenter recovering from a heart attack befriends a single mum and her two children as they navigate their way through the benefits system, with humour, warmth and despair. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, concs £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (15).
The Birth of a Nation. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. The film follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose owner Samuel Turner accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. Tickets: premier £8.50, standard £8, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50. Certificate (15).
Bolton Village Hall Dance. Bolton Village Hall, 8pm to 11pm. Sequence dancing to recorded music. Raffle, pooled supper, tea and coffee. £3.50 per person (bring your own drink).
The Big Chris Barber Band. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. Chris Barber OBE is an icon of traditional jazz in the UK. This year he celebrates his 67th anniversary as leader of his band and 62nd on a full-time professional basis. Tickets: £20.
Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Fisher Arms, Horncliffe. For details contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835.
Buskers Night. The Craster Arms, Beadnell, 8pm. Acoustic session of modern and traditional folk, original singer-songwriters and group sing-a-long. All abilities and styles welcome and entry is free.
Root’n Toot’n. Jubilee Social Club, Highcliffe, 8pm. The Border Country Music Club will be visiting with band Root’n Toot’n. Entry £6 on the door.
Legends of American Country Show. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Following a sell-out UK tour in 2016, The Legends of American Country present a night of toe-tapping country classics. Tickets: £20.
Joy of Jive. Felton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Classes of modern jive every other Thursday. Beginners welcome, partners not necessary.
Hadston Dance Group. Hadston Community Centre, 1pm. A two-hour session, with tea and a biscuit, £1.50 per person. Dance tuition free.
Berwick Arts Choir. United Reformed Church, Spittal, 7.30pm. Singers in all sections welcome, no audition necessary.
Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, 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 there is a craft group.
Learn to dance ballroom and Latin. Every Thursday at Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, at 7.30pm. £2.50 per person. Call 01289 307953.
Saturday and Sunday
Hauxley Open Weekend. Hauxley Nature Reserve, 10am to 4pm. A public open weekend allows you to see the progress being made on a new visitor centre and other improvements. Footpaths open to allow access to hides where possible. Free event, but donations welcome.
59th Horncliffe Spring Bulb show. Horncliffe Memorial Hall, 3pm. Flowering bulbs, crafts and baking. Entry by donation and refreshments available.
TillVAS Coffee Morning. Crookham Village Hall, 10am to noon. Cakes and produce, raffle, books, find the joker. Entry £1, includes tea/coffee and biscuits.
Acting Craft. Alnwick Playhouse, 10.30am. Fancy brushing up your acting skills with a professional director? Learn about characterisation, pitching a scene, subtext, dynamics and more. Led by directors Geoff Lawson and Sarah Mclane. Tickets: £25.
Modern and sequence dancing. St Aidan’s Hall, Church Street, Berwick, 8pm to 11pm. Entry £3, includes refreshments.
Creative Cocoon Babies and Toddlers. Alnwick Playhouse, 1pm to 2.30pm. Special Tots, Wellbeing for Mums with Becca Poremba. Tickets: £4 per family, (two adults and two children). Age 0 to four years.
Etal Onion Club AGM. Estate House, Ford, 7.30pm. All members and prospective members welcome.
Berwick Male Voice Choir. Longridge Towers School, 6.45pm to 9pm for rehearsals. New members welcome, no audition necessary.
Qi Gong for Health. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, 2pm. Improve posture, flexibility and strength. Cost £3.
Aln Valley Railway Meeting. Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station, 7.15pm for 7.30pm. John Irving talks on The Railway Pubs Of Northumberland, Durham and Cumberland, showing how pubs were instrumental in the creation of passenger services.
Until March 3
Purely Pastels – Land and Sea by Fiona Carvell. Gallery 45, Felton. A pastel specialist and Unison Colour Associate Artist, Fiona depicts a range of landscapes from the Highlands of Scotland and beaches of Northumberland to the riverbanks of County Durham and sunrises over Lindisfarne.
Until June 4
Brick Dinos. Woodhorn Museum, Ashington. Combining favourite childhood topics of dinosaurs and LEGO, Brick Dinos will delight visitors of all ages as they come face to face with a Jurassic world in miniature. The museum is open Wednesday to Sunday, plus Monday and Tuesday during school holidays, from 10am to 4pm.
All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.
Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick: Call 0300 030 3311 for information. For opening times and details visit www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk
Alnwick Castle. Closed for winter.
Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Open daily, 10am to 4pm. See www.alnwickgarden.com. Admission £7.70 adults, £5.83 concs, £4.40 children, £21.50 family.
Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 4pm. Admission £4, £3 concs, £1 children, under fives free.
Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. Open weekends, 11am to 4.30pm, last admission 3.30pm. Admission £10.75 adults, £10.50 senior, £5 children, £25 family.
Barter Books, Alnwick Station: 01665 604888. Open daily, 9am to 5pm.
Belford Hidden History Museum. Open daily, 10am to 4pm. Free.
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Open weekends, 10am to 4pm. Admission £8.80 adult, £7.90 concs, £5.20 children, £22.80 family.
Berwick Barracks. Closed for winter.
Chillingham Castle. Closed for winter.
Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01668 215250. Visit by prior arrangement. See www.chillinghamwildcattle.com
Cragside House, Gardens and Estate: 01669 620333. For details and charges visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside
Dunstanburgh Castle: 01665 576231. Open weekends, 10am to 4pm. Admission: £4.70 adult, £4.20 concs, £2.80 children, £12.20 family.
Edlingham Castle: 0870 333 1181. Open during daylight. Admission free.
Etal Castle. Closed for winter.
Eyemouth Museum: Closed for winter.
Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Closed for winter.
Heatherslaw Light Railway. Closed for winter.
Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. Closed for winter.
House of Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum. Willowburn, Alnwick. Telephone 01665 510027. Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Free entry.
Howick Hall Gardens: Open from Saturday, February 11 for the Festival of Snowdrops. Wed - Sun 10.30am - 4pm. Adults £7.70, over 60s £6.60, children FREE.
Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 01890 820338. Winter visits by arrangement. See www.ford-and-etal.co.uk/lady-waterford-hall
Lindisfarne Castle: 01289 389244. The castle is closed for restoration. The Gertrude Jekyll Garden, Lime Kilns and shop remain open daily. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lindisfarne-castle
Lindisfarne Centre: 01289 389004. Call for opening times. Admission £4 adult, £3.50 concs, £2 children, £10 family, under fives free. See www.lindisfarne-centre.com
Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Open weekends, 10am to 4pm. Admission: £6 adult, £5.30 concs, £3.60 children, £15.60 family.
Longframlington Gardens: Winter opening by request. Call 01665 570382 or 07858 757339 or email email@example.com or see www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk
North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Closed for winter.
Preston Tower, Chathill: 01665 589227. Open daily, 10am to 6pm, or dusk, whichever is earlier. Admission: £2 adult, 50p children, £1.50 concs or groups.
RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh: 01668 214910. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, last entry 3.30pm. Free admission.
Wallington: 01670 773600. House closed for winter. Walled garden open daily, 10am to 4pm. Garden and estate open daily, 10am to dusk. Admission £9.50 adult, £4.80 child, £23 family. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington
Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Castle: Open weekends, 10am to 4pm. Admission £5.80 adult, £5.20 concs, £3.40 children, £15 family. Hermitage: Closed. See www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/warkworth-castle-and-hermitage
Woodhorn Museum and Archives, Ashington: Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Northumberland Archives: Open Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.