Events of the week

Ella Reay-Carroll enjoys a cuddle with ALF.
Ella Reay-Carroll enjoys a cuddle with ALF.

The 10th Alnwick Food Festival, as well as Alnwick Beer Festival, take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will make an appearance for the fourth year.

The food festival takes place around the town, including the Market Place, while the beer festival is held in the Town Hall.

• The 99th Thropton Show takes place on Saturday. There will be horticultural and industrial classes, trade stands and other entertainment. Visit the website.

• The North East Skinny Dip takes place at Druridge Bay on Sunday at sunrise, in aid of the National Trust and MIND – The Mental Health Charity. For details/to register, visit the website.