Events of the week

Dunstanburgh Castle by Jane Coltman.
Dunstanburgh Castle by Jane Coltman.

Free or discounted entry to some of the region’s best attractions is on offer this Saturday and Sunday for the Northumberland Residents’ Festival.

Anyone living in the county can take advantage of the offers by downloading a special voucher.

For this, and to see which attractions are included, visit the website.

Rothbury lass Hannah Lamb will be supporting Patsy Matheson at Rothbury Roots tonight. The session, at the village’s Queen’s Head Hotel, starts at 8pm. More details, visit the website.

Bluesy-jazz singer Kel Elliott and her band perform at Whittingham Memorial Institute on Sunday from 7.30pm. Tickets are £8, £7 conc, £4 child and £18 family and are available from 01665 574964.

Beadnell’s village fund-raising begins for another year with a ceilidh tomorrow night. The event, which takes place in the WI Hut at 7.30pm, costs £10 per ticket, to include live band, bar and pie-and-pea supper. Tickets can be booked on 07550014085 or pay at the door.

Tickets have all sold out for comedian Lee Evans’ shows at The Maltings, Berwick, on Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5. To be added to the waiting list, call 01289 330999.

Jazz quartet Amjazz Experience will be performing at The Turk’s Head, Rothbury, tomorrow night. The programme includes light jazz arrangements and the group will also perform Dave Brubeck’s exciting Blue Rondo a la Turk. Amjazz Experience sprang out of a school context in Amble. Tom Garbutt is on piano, Andrew Brook is the bass-guitar player and Joey Moley is on percussion, while manager Miles Buxton plays the saxophone. The quartet retains its educational roots with occasional performances in schools, but most gigs are pubs, clubs, hotels, restaurants and similar venues . The Rothbury gig runs from 8pm to 10pm. For more details, visit the website.