What’s on in north Northumberland - April 21 - April 28

The Professor of Adventure written and performed by Peter Macqueen as Millican Dalton is this Saturday at Amble Parish Hall. Further details below.
The Professor of Adventure written and performed by Peter Macqueen as Millican Dalton is this Saturday at Amble Parish Hall. Further details below.

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.



The Professor of Adventure. Amble Parish Hall, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Peter Macqueen stars in his own one-man play based on the extraordinary life of Millican Dalton, an eccentric who sought freedom in the Lake District and lived in a cave on Castle Crag in Borrowdale. Tickets: £8 adults, £7 concs (over 60), £5 children (under 15).


Royal Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor (live broadcast). The Maltings, Berwick, 7.15pm. One of Donizetti’s finest works – the story of an ongoing feud between two families in 17th Century Scotland that has terrible consequences for two young lovers. Tickets: £16.75, £15.75 concs, £8.75 child. Schools: £5 student and teacher free (minimum 10 students).



Dad’s Army. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon has to deal with a German spy and a visit from a female journalist as World War II draws to a close. Tickets: £7.80 premier, £7.50 standard, £7 concs, £5.50 child/student. Certificate (PG).


Zootropolis. Seahouses Hub, 3pm. From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. Tickets: £7 adult, £6.50 concs, £4 child, £19 family (four). Certificate (PG).

Saturday and Tuesday

Hail, Caesar! The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm Saturday, 1pm Tuesday. Hail Caesar! follows a day in the life of Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood fixer for Capitol Pictures in the 1950s, who cleans up and solves problems for big names and stars in the industry. Tickets: £7.45, £6.45 concs, £4.45 child (16 and under). Certificate (12A).


Secret in their Eyes. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. American crime drama about a police officer’s attempt to solve the murder of a colleague’s daughter. Tickets: £7.80 premier, £7.50 standard, £7 concs, £5.50 child/student, £6.75 friends. Certificate (15).


Berwick Film Society: Theeb. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. It’s 1916 and while World War I rages in Europe, an Arab revolt is building up as the Ottoman Empire unravels. Tickets: £7.75, £6.75 concs, BFS Passholders free. Certificate (15).


Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Documentary about art collector and socialite Peggy Guggenheim, which uses a combination of recorded interviews with Guggenheim herself. Tickets: £7.80 premier, £7.50 standard, £7 concs, £5.50 child/student, £6.75 friends. Certificate (15).


Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music. Alnwick Playhouse, 7pm. The smash-hit musical show that has been all around the world now returns to the UK for the 50th anniversary of the iconic movie. Yes, the original sing-a-long show is back. After a four year rest, the spring 2016 tour celebrates the film’s half century, giving it a birthday party to remember. Tickets: £16.50 premier, £15.50 standard. Certificate (PG).


Truth. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. The story of The Killian Documents controversy (also known as Rathergate) in the days leading up to the 2004 presidential election. Tickets: £7.45, £6.45 concs, child £4.45 (16 and under). Certificate (15).

Live Music/Dance


Inspired! The Creative School for Young Musicians Final Show and Album Launch. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm and 7.30pm. Ten young and incredibly talented musicians will be performing their own original compositions, backed by a fantastic house band made up of local musicians and students of Berwick Academy. They will be performing songs from their new CD. Tickets: £5, £3 concs for disability, students, unemployed, over 60s.


Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club. Glendale Hall, Wooler, 7pm to 11pm. Annual general meeting, commencing at 7pm, followed by club night with guest artists Duncan Black and Marie Fielding. Members £5, visitors £6.50, including buffet.


DCHS Ceilidh band. Duchess’s Community High School. Ceilidh in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Tickets £5.


Chroma, Grace, Takademe, Revelations. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Witness an iconic masterpiece of American dance, Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, described by The New York Times as “one of the great works of the human spirit”. Tickets: £11.50 premier, £10.50 standard, £8.50 child/student.


Re-Take That. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Recapturing the magic of the Take That Live experience, these guys are one of the biggest and best tributes to Take That you will see. Tickets: £18.50 and £16 stalls, £10 disability concs, £10 student concs, £10 unemployed concs, £17 and £14.50 over 60s concs, £20 circle, £48 box (double occupancy).


Tenors UnLimited – Songs From Venice to Vegas. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Hear the best songs from the world’s opera houses, Broadway theatres and concert halls as ‘the Rat Pack of Opera’ take you from ‘Venice to Vegas’. Tickets: £21.50 premier, £20.50 standard, £19.50 concs.


Berwick Arts Choir: Brahms’ German Requiem. Berwick Parish Church, 7.30pm. The choir sings this work at the famous Berwick Parish Church to the piano accompaniment for four hands. This great, uplifting choral work is a setting of seven texts from the Bible. Tickets: £9, under 16s free.


The Tweed River Jazz Band. The Castle Inn, Bamburgh. 7pm-10pm. An evening of New Orleans jazz. Free admission. All welcome.


Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Ship Inn, Low Newton. Contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835 for further information.


Rothbury Roots Presents: Sarah McQuaid. The Queens Head, Rothbury. Doors: 7.30pm, starts 8pm. Admission £10.


Every Thursday

Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, from 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 join the craft group.

Every Thursday

Learn to dance ballroom and Latin. A class for absolute beginners. Every Thursday at Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, at 7pm. £2.50 per person. For further details call 01289 307953.

Today until Sunday

In View: Five Viewpoints On a Landscape. Highgreen, Tarset. Monday to Friday, noon to 4pm, and Saturday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm. An exhibition that presents work by artists who draw their inspiration from the vast moorland landscape around the venue of Highgreen, Northumberland.


The Big Glendale Quiz. Glendale Middle School, Wooler, 7pm. Cash and fizz for the winners, wooden spoon for the losers. Bring a friend, bring a bottle (and a glass). Team of four £10 entry. Register your team with Sacha to guarantee a space on 07976 187695.


Prize Bingo Night. St Aidan’s Hall, Church Street, Berwick. Eyes down at 7.30pm. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served and a raffle will be held.

Every Friday

Coffee morning. Enjoy a coffee and biscuits and do your bit for the lifeboats every Friday morning at Alnwick Playhouse, from 10am in the upstairs bar.

Saturday until June 5

Exhibition launch: Sander Van Raemdonck // Inclosure. The Granary Gallery, Berwick, 2pm. Sander Van Raemdonck is Berwick Visual Arts current artist in residence in partnership with the Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) at Newcastle University. This is a new body of work exploring rural housing in Northumberland.


Blue Rose Code in concert. St Cuthbert’s House. Doors open at 7pm for pre-concert drinks from the bar. Music starts around 7.45pm. Contact us for your ticketed invitation – numbers are strictly limited.


Longframlington Local History Society Open Day. Memorial Hall, Rothbury Road, Longframlington, 10am to 1pm. Villagers past and present are invited to find out more about the history of Longframlington, Weldon, Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst. Entrance and refreshments are free.


The King In The North, a talk by Max Adams. St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh, 4pm. The life and times of Oswald of Northumbria. Afternoon tea included in entry price of £5. Pay on the door.


The Alnwick Garden Luxury Wedding Exhibition. Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick, 11am t0 3pm. More than 35 exhibitors, free entry.


Car Boot Sale. Castlegate Car Park, Berwick. The events are run by the Greenses Residents’ Committee in aid of local charities.


Alnwick Wildlife Group. St. Michael’s Church Hall, Cannongate, Alnwick. Paul Morrison will tell us about Coquet Island, its wildlife and management. Followed by free refreshments and a chance to chat. Non-members £2.

Until May 8

Animal Spirits by Juneau Projects. The Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick, 11am to 5pm. Animal Spirits is a new book and exhibition, written and designed by Juneau Projects. The book tells the story of a group of survivors who, following a global technological disaster, have founded an arts and craft community within the walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Free admission.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick: 0300 030 3311. For opening times and further details, visit www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle: 01665 511100. Go to www.alnwickcastle.com for opening hours and further details.

Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Go to www.alnwickgarden.com for opening hours. Prices are adults £7.70, concs £5.83, children £4.40, family £21.50.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10am to 4pm, but closed on Mondays. Admission is £4, concs £3, children £1, under-fives free.

Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm. Admission £10.50, children £5, senior £10, family £25.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station: 01665 604888. Open daily, from 9am to 5pm.

Belford Hidden History Museum. Open daily 10am to 4pm. Free admission.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Admission £9.20, concs £8.30, children £5.50, family £23.90.

Berwick Barracks: 01289 304493. Open Monday to Friday, from 10am to 6pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Admission £4.80, concs £4.30, children £2.90, family £12.50.

Chillingham Castle: 01668 215359. Open every afternoon except Saturday until the end of October. Adults £9.50, concs £8.50, children £5.50 (under 5’s free), family £2. www.chillingham-castle.com

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01668 215250. Open Monday to Friday: Tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Sundays: Tours at 10am, 11am, noon. Closed Saturday. Admission £8, concs £6, children £3, family £16.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate: 01669 620333. Closed Monday. Open Tuesday to Sunday, house 11am to 5pm, gardens and woodland 10am to 6pm. Admission £10.20, child £5.10, family £25.50.

Dunstanburgh Castle: 01665 576231. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £4.90, concs £4.40, children £2.90, family £12.70.

Edlingham Castle: 0870 333 1181. Open any reasonable time during daylight hours. Admission is free.

Etal Castle: 01890 820332. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £4.80, concs £4.30, children £2.90, family £12.50.

Eyemouth Museum: 01890 751701. Open daily from March to the end of October 2016. Admission: £3.50 adult, £3 concession. Under 16s free. www.eyemouthmuseum.org

Heatherslaw Cornmill: 01890 820488. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm. Admission £3.80, concs £3.20, family £10, under-fives free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway: 01890 820244. Open daily, from 10am to 4pm, first train at 11am. Return journey prices: £6.50, seniors £6, children £4.50, under-fives £2.50, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre: 01890 820338. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm.

Howick Hall Gardens: 01665 577285. Open daily, from 10.30am to 6pm, last entry 5pm. Gift aid entry £7.70, over 60s £6.60, children free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 01890 820338. Open daily, from 11am to 5pm. Admission £3, concs £2.70, family £8, under-fives free.

Lindisfarne Castle: 01289 389244. Call for opening times. Gift aid admission: £7.80, child £3.90, family £19.40.

Lindisfarne Centre: 01289 389004. Call for opening times. Admission £4, concs £3.50, children £2, family £10, under-fives free.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £6.20, concs £5.60, children £3.70, family £16.10.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road: 01665 570382. For details, including opening times, visit www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. 01665 579443. Open every Friday, on the Chillingham Road off the A1, all proceeds go to charity.

Preston Tower, Chathill: 01665 589227. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm, or dusk, whichever is earlier. Admission children £2.50, concs or groups £1.50.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh: 01668 214910. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm, last entry 4.15pm. Free admission.

Wallington: 01670 773600. Stately home near Cambo: Open Thursday to Monday, and Wednesday, from noon to 5pm. Closed Tuesday. Walled garden: Open daily, from 10am to 7pm. Garden and estate: Open daily, from 10am to dusk. Gift aid entry: £12.60, child £6.30, family £31.50.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Castle: Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid entry: £6, concs £5.40, children £3.60, family £15.60. Hermitage: Open on Sunday and Monday only, from 11am to 4pm. Admission £4, concs £3.60, children £2.40, family £10.40.

Woodhorn Museum and Archives, Ashington: 01670 624455, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Woodhorn: Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am to 5pm. Northumberland Archives: Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.