What’s on in north Northumberland - August 10 - August 17

The Honeycutters are just one of the acts performing at the "Jumpin Hot Country Cantina" all dayer this Saturday in  Acklington. More details below.
The Honeycutters are just one of the acts performing at the "Jumpin Hot Country Cantina" all dayer this Saturday in Acklington. More 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.



Cars 3. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. Tickets: £8.50, concs £6.95, child £5 (16 and under), baby free (two and under). Certificate (U).


The Graduate. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. The 1967 award-winning classic returns to cinemas. Ben has graduated from college, with his parents expecting great things from him. At his Homecoming party, Mrs Robinson, the wife of his father’s business partner, has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair. This ends, but comes back to haunt him when he finds himself falling for Elaine, Mrs Robinson’s daughter. Tickets: premier £8.50, standard £8, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (12A).


Dunkirk. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated. Tickets: £8.50, concs £6.95, child £5 (16 and under). Certificate (12A).


Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. George Beard and Harold Hutchins are best friends who spend their days creating comic books and dreaming up pranks. One day they accidentally hypnotise their school principal into believing that he is Captain Underpants, a dim-witted superhero whose costume consists of underwear and a cape. Tickets: £8.50, concs £6.95, child £5 (16 and under), baby free (two and under). Certificate (U).


Alone in Berlin. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Otto and Anna Quangel are a working class couple living in a shabby apartment trying to stay out of trouble under Nazi rule. Tickets: premier £8.50, standard £8, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (12A).


Baby Driver. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. A talented getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams, Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. Tickets: premier £8.50, standard £8, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (15).


Spider-Man: Homecoming. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity. Tickets: £8.50, concs £6.95, child £5 (16 and under). Certificate (12A)


Tommy’s Honour. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Based on the powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom and “Young” Tommy Morris, Tommy’s Honour recounts the life of the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. Tickets: premier £8.50, standard £8, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (PG).



Andy and Margaret Watchorn Summer Concerts. St Mary’s Church, Low Newton, 7.30pm. Celebrating the traditional tunes, songs and stories of the area with a mixture of instruments, including smallpipes, fiddle, Renaissance bagpipe, voice and guitar. Entrance £7.50, accompanied children under 12 free. Pay at the door.


Songwriters in Session featuring Blair Dunlop. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. The Playhouse bar will host the first Songwriters in Session, an intimate acoustic gig introducing some of the most interesting and current songwriters around. Songwriters in Session opens with a support act and closes with a DJ set. Tickets: £12.


Jumpin Hot Country Cantina. Acklington Village Hall, 1pm to 11pm. An all-day music showcase, with food and coffee/teas from La Fiesta out on the garden, beer and cider from Hadrian Border brewery, selected bottles, and lots of space to chill.


Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Fisher Arms, Horncliffe. Contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835 for more details.

Until September 10

Bethan Huws: Singing for the Sea. The Maltings, Berwick, 11am. Berwick Visual Arts with Artangel presents a film by Bethan Huws, which documents eight female Bulgarian singers performing on Sugar Sands beach in Northumberland. Tickets: free.



Guided Walk on Lindisfarne. 10.30am to 12.30pm. Local historian and Natural England volunteer warden John Woodhurst will lead participants on a walk around the Harbour and along the Heugh, stopping to visit the Look-Out Tower. It continues over the rocks to St Cuthbert’s Island, and back to St Mary’s Church, via the ‘Sacred Corridor’. The walk is free, but prior booking is essential. To book a place, telephone 01289 381470. Meet at the Lindisfarne Window on Wildlife Building.


Every Thursday

School Holiday Fun. Wildlife Discovery Centre, Hauxley, 11am to noon, 1pm to 2pm. There are lots of great activities to get children aged five to 12 close-up and involved with nature, including mini-beast hunts, small mammal walks, bird watching and other wildlife-themed fun. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost £3 per child.

Every Thursday

Hadston Dance Group. Hadston Community Centre, 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Tea and a biscuit available, £1.50. Dance tuition free.

Every Thursday

Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, 10am to 4pm. Free drop-in to play cards, read newspapers, watch television or use the internet. In the afternoon there is a craft group.


Summer Family Fun @ the B. Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, 11am to 3pm. Each week there will be craft activities for older and younger children. There may also be object handling or storytelling – check the website for details.


Sandcastle Competition. Druridge Bay Country Park, 10am to noon. Come along and get creative. Prizes will be awarded for best children’s and best family sandcastle. Teams of up to six people permitted. Cost £3 per entry. No dogs. This is a joint Living Seas and Dynamic Druridge event.


Sailing – Coquet Shorebase Trust. Druridge Country Park, for ages eight to 16, 10am to 12.30pm, and 1pm to 3.30pm. Cost: half-day £25, full day £40.


Pirate and Princess Day. Manor Walks Shopping Centre, Cramlington. Children are invited to dress up as a pirate or princess and have the opportunity to meet their sea-savvy swashbuckling heroes and fairy-tale heroines. With pirate party games, storytelling, face-painting, games and more, from 11am to 3pm.

Saturday and Sunday

Spittal Seaside Festival. Enjoy street and beach entertainers, Punch and Judy, donkey rides, live music, stalls, children’s sandcastle competitions, food and drink outlets, splashpark, amusement arcade, bouncy castles and all the fun of the fair, from 11am to 7pm.


Glanton Show. The 94th annual Glanton Show with industrial tent, trade stands, country crafts, animal husbandry and displays, as well as a dog show, children’s sports, bouncy castle and other activities. There is also a classic car display and more on the show field, including live music from Alnwick Playhouse Concert Band. Gates open at 12.30pm.


Jess Glynne. Music Plus Sport and Alnwick Castle host pop star Jess Glynne in the Pastures, with support acts Kiko Bun and Mullaly, as well as DJ Toby Anstis. Gates open at 3pm, acts on stage from 5pm, with the concert set to end around 10.30pm. No alcohol to be taken on site. Tickets £38.50 for adults and £22.50 for children. VIP packages are also available. Visit www.alnwickcastle.com for further information.

Every Sunday

Car Boot Sale. Castlegate Car Park, Berwick. Run by the Greenses Residents’ Committee in aid of charity.

Sunday and Wednesday

Summer Tour at Kielder. Visitors can enjoy special tours of the area’s Art and Architecture installations, led by the collection’s curator Peter Sharpe. Learn about the inspiration behind some of the iconic pieces, off the beaten track and into Kielder Forest. From 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Booking is essential and can be made by calling 0845 155 0236. Prices are £10 per person, or £25 for a family ticket, covering two adults and two children.

Every Monday and Friday

Paxton House Art Workshops. Hayloft Gallery, 11am to 4.30pm. Cost £15 per session.


Quiz Night. The Brown Bear, Berwick. If you are feeling brave it is possible to play as an individual, but those who like to pool their knowledge may have up to six brains to ‘pick’. The cost is a £1 per person. Great fun too is the quick-fire round, which has one member representing each team.

Every Wednesday

Berwick Male Voice Choir. Longridge Towers School, 6.45pm to 9pm, for rehearsals. New members welcome, no audition necessary.

Every Wednesday

Qi Gong for Health. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, 2pm. Improve posture, flexibility and strength. Cost £3.

Every Wednesday

Community Ukuleles. Shilbottle Community Hall, 7pm.

Wednesday and Thursday

Pop-up Market. At Etal Village Hall. St Abb’s market traders host a special summer pop-up market. Great local food, arts and crafts, gifts and much more, all from North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. From 11am to 3pm.


The Parish Church of St Ebba’s Garden Fete. Beadnell WI Hall and Garden, 2pm. Music, refreshments, games, stalls and more.


Storytimes for all the Family. Alnwick Playhouse, noon. Join our Creative Cocoon storytellers and jet off on magical journeys of discovery from your very own comfy cushion. Tickets: £1.50, adults free.

Until September 1

Northumbrian Landscapes. Gallery 45, Felton. A celebration of our beautiful county.

Until September 3

Armstrong Tour. Cragend Garage, Rothbury, 10am to 4pm. Come and visit Cragend Farm, visit the hydraulic engineering work of Lord Armstrong of Cragside and see a range of rare breed cattle and sheep. Discussion on historic and listed buildings, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and Pedigree farming process. Free entry.

Until September 29

Berwick Civic Society Summer Exhibition. Main Guard, Berwick, 1pm to 5pm. Based on the research of architectural historian Catherine Kent.

Until October 15

Scottish Colourists Exhibition. The Granary Gallery, Berwick, Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Admission free.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick: Call 0300 030 3311. Visit www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle. Open daily, 10am to 5.30pm. Admission £15.50, £12.75 concs, £7.75 child, under fives free, discounts online. See www.alnwickcastle.com

Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. For prices and discounts see www.alnwickgarden.com

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Admission: £4, £3 concs, £1 child, under fives free.

Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. Open daily, 10am to 5pm, state rooms from 11am. Admission: £10.85, £5 child, under fives free, £26 family. See www.bamburghcastle.com

Barter Books, Alnwick Station: 01665 604888. Open daily, 9am to 7pm.

Belford Hidden History Museum. Open daily, 10am to 4pm. Admission free.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Admission: £9.30, £8.40 concs, £5.60 child, £24.20 family.

Berwick Barracks. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Admission: £4.90, £4.40 concs, £2.90 child, £12.70 family.

Chillingham Castle. Open daily, noon to 5pm. Admission: £9.50, £8.50 concs, £5.50 child, under fives free, £23 family. Call 01668 215359. See www.chillingham-castle.com

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: Open Monday to Friday, tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Sunday tours at 10am, 11am and noon. Admission: £16, £13 concs, £6 child, £35 family. Call 01668 215250.

Cragside: 01669 620333. Open daily, house 11am to 5pm, garden 10am to 6pm. Admission: £11, child £6.10, family £30.50.

Dunstanburgh Castle: 01665 576231. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Admission: £5, £4.50 concs, £3 child, £13 family.

Edlingham Castle: 0870 333 1181. Open during daylight. Admission free.

Etal Castle. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Admission: £5, £4.50 concs, £3 child, £13 family.

Eyemouth Museum: Open Monday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm.

Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Open 10am to 5pm. Admission: £3.80, £3.20 concs, £10 family, free under fives.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. Trains run daily. Call 01890 820317.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. Open daily, 10am to 5pm. Admission: £3.80, £3.20 concs, free under fives, £10 family.

House of Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum. Willowburn, Alnwick. Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Free entry.

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

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

Lindisfarne Castle: 01289 389244. Castle closed for restoration. Gertrude Jekyll Garden, Lime Kilns and shop open daily.

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

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Admission: £6.50, £5.90 concs, £3.90 child, £16.90 family.

Longframlington Gardens: Open gate spring and summer, Wednesday to Saturday, plus bank holidays, 10am to 4.30pm. See www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk or call 01665 570382.

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Open Friday, 10am to 5pm. Admission: £4, £1 child, all proceeds to charities.

Preston Tower, Chathill: 01665 589227. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Admission: £2, 50p children, £1.50 concs.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh: 01668 214910. Open daily, 10am to 4pm. Free entry.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Castle: Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Hermitage: Open Monday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Admission: £6.20, £5.60 concs, £3.70 child, £16.10 family.