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Gigging hours far from normal

Northumberland musician Derek Allan, of We Steel Flyers, continues his weekly diary.

Music
Ivor Rackham's great-grandfather hired a professional photographer to promote his business 120 years ago.

Northumberland Camera Club

Are you thinking of becoming a professional photographer?

Arts
Programme is packed with shows and events for all

Programme is packed with shows and events for all

Dance, song, drama, comedy and more will await audiences in the new season of shows at Alnwick Playhouse.

Theatre and Comedy
Max Kearns and Nicola Stevenson with their Alnmouth Arts Festival poster entries.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Poster competition attracts a range of entries

The youngest entrant and quite possibly the largest entry – the battle to win the 2018 Alnmouth Arts Festival poster competition has attracted some eye-catching artwork.

Arts
St Michael's Church, Alnwick, set up for Royal Northern Sinfonia's Baroque Christmas by Candlelight.

REVIEW: Baroque Christmas by Candlelight, Royal Northern Sinfonia, St Michael's Church, Alnwick

What a beautiful way to herald the season of Christmas.
Music
Special people share special memories

Special people share special memories

A special photography exhibition is being held in Lesbury this weekend.

Arts
A Doddington Dairy cheese hamper.

Trio of World Cheese Awards for north Northumberland company

Doddington Dairy has been presented with three World Cheese Awards, the highest accolade which can be bestowed upon a cheese manufacturing company.
News
Blake

Blake promise night of film celebration

Following on from last year’s Christmas Eve BBC One appearance on David Walliams celebrates Dame Shirley Bassey, British harmony trio Blake are back with a new tour featuring the finest songs from stage and screen, with projections and lighting that bring the cinematic magic to life.

Music
After the success of Little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty, The Maltings Pantomime returns for Christmas 2017 with The Adventures of Sinbad, beginning this Saturday. More details below.

What’s on in north Northumberland - December 7 - December 14

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.

Whats on

VIDEO PREVIEW: WWE legends bringing new 5 Star Wrestling live weekly TV shows to UK Arenas

WWE legends Rey Mysterio, John Morrison and Rob Van Dam are bringing new 5 Star Wrestling live weekly TV shows to UK Arenas in 2018 and we have all the ticket details.

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Alnwick Rum and raisin ice-cream at Spurreli, Amble.

FOOD REVIEW: Spurreli’s, The Old Chandlery, Coquet Street, Amble

Some of you may think I’m crazy reviewing an ice-cream parlour in the cold, bleak midwinter.

Whats on
Valerie Seaward, Northumberland Camera Club

Northumberland Camera Club

Women have played an important part throughout the history of photography.

News
Musician Derek Allan.

Another good week of gigging

Northumberland musician Derek Allan continues his weekly diary.

Music
Players combine fact and fiction for show

Players combine fact and fiction for show

This December, one of North Northumberland’s most successful working partnerships will be back to combine fact and fiction in its own uniquely entertaining style.

Theatre and Comedy
Choir gets in tune for the festive season

Choir gets in tune for the festive season

A Northumberland choir is getting ready for the festive season with an advent concert this weekend.

Music
Laura Evans as Tinkerbell in Peter Pan.

REVIEW: Peter Pan, Newcastle Theatre Royal, until January 21

A panto always puts a smile on your face, and Newcastle Theatre Royal’s offering for 2017 is no different.
Theatre and Comedy
Louis Roberts as the Goblin Cat and Nigel Collins as Glump in NTC's The Princess and the Goblin. Picture by Keith Pattison

REVIEW: Another magical showcase from Northumberland Theatre Company

From ice-skating to swimming, trekking through the rainforest, singing, dancing and digging underground – what more could you want from a festive performance?

Theatre and Comedy
Lewis is back for a Geordie panto

Lewis is back for a Geordie panto

He has carried the Olympic Torch and travelled all over the world entertaining people – now Alnwick’s very own Lewis Denny is in panto, here in the North East.

Theatre and Comedy

Game of Thrones star narrates dazzling retelling of Rumpelstiltskin in North East-made film

A gripping film telling the backstory to a mysterious fairy tale character has been put together in the North East - and you can watch it for free.
Theatre and Comedy
Il Divo to perform at Alnwick.

New-look Alnwick concert weekend set to include other big-name acts

The summer concert by world-renowned classical-pop group Il Divo, announced yesterday, could be joined by other ‘exciting’, high-profile gigs at the Alnwick venue over the same weekend.

Music
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