What’s on in north Northumberland - February 1 - February 8

Alnwick Music Society will provide an unmissable opportunity to hear the renowned Gould Piano Trio at its next concert at Alnwick Playhouse on February.6. More details below.
Alnwick Music Society will provide an unmissable opportunity to hear the renowned Gould Piano Trio at its next concert at Alnwick Playhouse on February.6. 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.

STAGE/THEATRE

Tonight (Thursday)

Griff Rhys Jones: Where Was I? The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Join the star as he airs stories from 40 years of travelling. Tickets: £18, concs £16.50, on 01289 330999 or www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

Sunday

Coquetdale Amateur Dramatic Society presents: Robin Hood. The Jubilee Institute, Rothbury, 2.30pm. The cast includes all the local favourites, with some new faces. Tickets from Tully’s of Rothbury.

Wednesday

Royal Opera House: Tosca Live Broadcast. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.15pm. Drama, passion and fabulous music, Puccini’s thriller is set in a world of political instability and menace. Tickets: £16.75, concs £15.75, child £8.75. Schools: student £5, teacher free (min. 10 students).

FILMS

Tonight

Paddington 2. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Paddington has had a variety of jobs to buy a unique book, but discovers it has been stolen. It is up to him and the Brown family to track down the thief. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20, at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk or on 01665 510785. Certificate (PG).

Tomorrow

The Party. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this comedy of tragic proportions. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (15).

Tomorrow and Saturday

The Greatest Showman. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, the musical celebrates the birth of showbusiness and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a worldwide sensation. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (PG).

Wednesday

Walk With Me. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. A cinematic journey into a monastic community that practices the art of mindfulness with Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh. Tickets: £8- £8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (TBC).

Thursday

Molly’s Game. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. She was the biggest game-player in the world with Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5. Certificate (15).

LIVE MUSIC/DANCE

Tuesday

Gould Piano Trio. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Featuring Beethoven’s Piano Trio in C minor, op. 1/3, Mark Simpson’s Piano Trio After Avedon, and Ravel’s Piano Trio in A minor. Tickets: £15-£16, child/student free.

Saturday

The King of Pop starring Navi. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Led by Michael Jackson tribute artist Navi, the only MJ tribute invited to perform for Michael himself. Tickets: £21, child £14.

Monday

Music Session. The John Bull Inn, Alnwick, 8.30pm.

Monday

Folk Session. Blue Bell Hotel, Belford, 8pm. Northumbrian, Irish and Scottish folk tunes. All welcome.

Tuesday

Legends of American Country Show. The Maltings, 7.30pm. A night of toe-tapping country classics. Tickets: £20.

WALKS

Every Friday

Elderberries Walking Group. The Alnwick Garden, 10am to noon. Meet at the main courtyard entrance for an hour’s stroll, followed by coffee.

Ongoing

Walks Around The Parks. Berwick Railway Station. Discover Castle Vale Park and Coronation Park. Contact 07876 398026 or email kate.morison@northumberland.gov.uk

EVENTS

Today

Volunteer and Wellbeing Fair. The Maltings, Berwick, 11am to 2pm. Find out how you can get involved with your community and improve your health.

Today

Alnwick and District MS Society Coffee. Weavers Court, 11am. For anyone affected by MS to meet others in a relaxed environment and get support.

Tonight

Etal Flower Show AGM. Etal Village Hall, 7pm.

Every Thursday

Berwick Arts Choir. United Reformed Church, Spittal, 7.30pm. All welcome. Visit www.berwickartschoir.co.uk

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, and crafts.

Every Thursday

Duplicate Bridge. Warkworth First School, 6.15pm. Details on 01665 714963.

Every Thursday

Dancing. Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Ballroom and Latin. £2.50. 01289 307953.

Every Friday and Monday

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

Every Saturday

Old Time and Sequence Dancing. St Aidan’s Hall, Berwick, 8pm to 11pm. Admission £3, with refreshments.

Sunday

Craft and Gift Fair. Ellingham Village Hall, 10am to 1pm. Crafts, tombola and refreshments. Free entry.

Sunday

North East of England and Scottish Borders Begonia Society Meeting. Village Annex at Dinnington Village, just behind Newcastle Airport, 2pm to 4pm.

Sunday

V is for Victory. Ferguson Hall, Belford, 2.30pm. Historian and speaker Lucy Adlington is back with the History Wardrobe’s new presentation about life on the Home Front in World War I. Tickets are free. Call 01668 219653 to reserve.

Monday

Warkworth History Society. St Lawrence Church, 7.30pm. The History of Picture Postcards by George Nairn.

Monday

Border Archaeological Society Lecture Series. Parish Centre, Berwick, 7.30pm. Dr Fraser Hunter, of the National Museum of Scotland, is guest speaker. His talk is entitled Scotland’s Early Silver – From Roman Bribes To Pictish Bling. Free to members, £2 visitors.

Every Monday

Contract Bridge. Lesbury Village Hall, 6.30pm. Details on 01665 575289.

Every Tuesday

Duplicate Bridge. Weavers’ Court, Alnwick, 6.45pm. Details of Alnwick Bridge Club on 01665 604830.

Tuesday

Naafi break Coffee Morning. Berwick Voluntary Centre, 5 Tweed Street, 10am to 1pm. The Royal British Legion and Berwick mental health carers are joining forces for tea, toast, coffee, cake, support and information.

Tuesday

Quiz Night. The Brown Bear, Berwick, 8pm. Play alone or in teams of up to six. £1 per person.

Tuesday

The Maltings Youth Dance. The Maltings, Berwick, 4pm (ages nine to 13), 5pm (ages 14 to 18). Within the professional environment of a real theatre and studio, develop your choreographic skills and technique. No experience necessary, just come along and dance in a fun and friendly environment. Tickets: £4 per session.

Wednesday

Watercolours for Beginners Workshop. Gallery 45, Felton, 10.30am to 1pm, with artist Jane Murray. £25.

Wednesday

Till Valley Archaeological Society Talk. Cheviot Centre, Wooler, 7.30pm. Dr Ian Kille who will give a talk on Northumberland Earth Bordering On Geology – An Exploration Of The Relationship Between Geology And Archaeology. All welcome.

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

Community Ukuleles. Shilbottle Community Hall, 7pm.

Every Wednesday

Contract Bridge. Alnwick Hospital, 6.30pm. Details on 01665 603197.

Until May 13

The Archive of Smith, Berwick: From Photo-News Service to Photo Centre. The Granary Gallery, Berwick, Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Exhibition on the Photo Centre archive, which is now held by Berwick Record Office. Free admission.

ATTRACTIONS

All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. Call 0300 030 3311 or visit www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle. Closed for winter. Re-opens March 29.

Alnwick Garden. Visit www.alnwickgarden.com For any enquiries please call 01665 511350, or email info@alnwickgarden.com

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 4pm. Adults £4, concs £3, children £1, under fives free.

Bamburgh Castle. Weekends, 11am to 4.30pm. Adult £10.85, child £5, under fives free. www.bamburghcastle.com

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

Belford Hidden History Museum. Daily, 10am to 4pm. Free admission. See www.belfordhiddenhistory.co.uk for information.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Weekends only, 10am to 4pm. Adult £9.30, concs £8.40, child £5.60.

Berwick Barracks. Re-opens March 29.

Chillingham Castle. Closed until Easter.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. Closed for winter.

Cragside. Grounds open Friday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. House closed for winter. Adult £5.60, child £3, family £14. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside

Dunstanburgh Castle. Open weekends, 10am to 4pm. Adult £5, concs £4.50, child £3.

Edlingham Castle. Open during daylight. Free.

Etal Castle. Re-opens March 30.

Eyemouth Museum. Open Monday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm. See www.eyemouthmuseum.co.uk

Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Re-opens February 20.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. Re-opens February 20.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. Re-opens February 20.

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

Howick Hall Gardens. Open five days a week until the end of March. www.howickhallgardens.com

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford. Re-opens February 20.

Lindisfarne Castle. Closed for restoration. Gertrude Jekyll Garden, lime kilns and shop open daily.

Lindisfarne Centre. Adult £4, concs £3.50, child £2, free under fives. See www.lindisfarne-centre.com

Lindisfarne Priory. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Adult £6.50, concs £5.90, child £3.90.

Longframlington Gardens. 01665 570382. See www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Closed until Easter.

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

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Free.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage. Weekends, castle only, 10am to 4pm. Adult £6.20, concs £5.60, child £3.70.

Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives. Museum open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Northumberland Archives, Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.