What’s on in north Northumberland – from July 2 to July 9, 2015

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Take a look at what’s on in north Northumberland for the next seven days.

STAGE/THEATRE

Rothbury Pipe Band, which celebrates its diamond jubilee on Saturday.

Rothbury Pipe Band, which celebrates its diamond jubilee on Saturday.

Saturday, July 4: Even Bigger Trouble in Little Rock. Maltings Junior Youth Theatre. 7pm and 2pm. £10, £8 conc, family £30. 01289 330999.

Saturday, July 4: Stacey Kent - The Changing Lights. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £21.50, conc £20.50. 01665 510785.

Thursday, July 9: Tale O’ Tweed. Spoken word event. Berwick Maltings. 7.30pm. £10, £8 conc. 01289 330999.

FILMS

Tonight: Danny Collins (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £7.80, £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow: Spy (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £7.80, £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Sunday, July 5: ROH LIVE William Tell - Rossini. Alnwick Playhouse. 2.45pm. Premier £16, £15, child/student £10. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, July 7: A Royal Night Out (12a). Berwick Maltings. 1pm and 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc £6.75, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, July 8: Far From The Madding Crowd (Original 1967) (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £7.80, £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Thursday, July 9: Far From The Madding Crowd (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £7.80, £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight: Rothbury Roots. Adrian Nation, with support from Burke & Homer. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm for 8pm. £10. Booking advised, 01669 620470.

Tonight: Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. Ian Cruickshanks duo. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm. £3 members, £5 non-members. Annual membership £8. 01668 281307.

Tomorrow: Thank Folk it’s Friday. Woodhorn Museum. Treat yourself to a cuppa and enjoy a free monthly music performance. This month is Andrew Lobb. 2pm - 3pm. Information, visit www.experiencewoodhorn.com

Tomorrow: Open Mic. The Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. From 7.30pm. 01669 620470.

Saturday, July 4: Jazz in the Village. Lesbury Village Hall. Ian Millar and Dominic Spence jazz duo. £8. 7.30pm. Information/tickets visit www.lesburyvillagehall.co.uk/jazz-night or call 07713 988309

Saturday, July 4: Northumbrian Ranters. Bamburgh Castle. Students from Lowick First School and the Small Hall Band also in performance. 6pm for 6.30pm start. 01668 214208

EVENTS

Today until July 5: The 1715 Rising in the North. Bailiffgate Museum. Commemorating the Northumbrian Jacobites and the 300th anniversary of an ill-fated attempt to restore the Stuart Monarchy. Admission applies.

Today until July 5: Magna Carta. Bailiffgate Museum. Famous document with a facsimile on display. Admission applies.

Today until July 5: Generation NOISE. Berwick Visual Arts. Berwick Gymnasium Gallery. Information, visit www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

Today until July 9: Sir Joseph Swan Exhibition - A shining light of his time. Cragside House. Exhibition is free, but normal admissions apply.

Today and tomorrow: 40 days of fun at Heatherslaw Mill. Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Various events taking place throughout the anniversary. Information, visit www.ford-and-etal.co.uk/heatherslaw-mill or 01890 820338.

Today: Alnwick & District Natural History Society. Newton Links. Join us for a walk along the Links to see the Long Nanny tern colony. Meeting at OS75 - 236259

Tonight: Aurora Night. Kielder Observatory. 9pm. £16, conc £14. Information/booking, Kielderobservatory.org

Tomorrow: James Edwards Exhibition. The Design Room Art Gallery. Alnwick. 6pm to 9pm. Information, visit www.thedesignroom artgallery.co.uk

Tomorrow: Aurora Night. Kielder Observatory. 8.30pm. £20, conc £18. Information/booking, Kielderobservatory.org

Saturday, July 4: Rothbury Highland Pipe Band, Diamond Jubilee Celebration Day. Rothbury. Starting at the Coquetvale Hotel, 2pm. The band will tour around the village visiting The Railway, 3pm, the Queen’s Head, 4pm, the Newcastle House, 4pm, and the Turk’s Head, 6pm - all times approximate. Formal presentation at the Turk’s Head at 7pm followed by a hog roast and informal musical evening. 01669 620274

Saturday, July 4 and Sunday 5: Chilli Fest. Seaton Delaval Hall. Booking Essential. Information, visit www.chillifest-ne.co.uk

Saturday, July 4: The Big Beach Picnic. Fun-packed family day. Embleton and Newton Links beach. 10am - 3.30pm. 01289 389244.

Saturday, July 4, and Wednesday July 8: Osprey Watch. Leaplish Waterside Park, behind the Boat Inn restaurant. This will be the sixth Osprey Watch at Kielder. 10.30am - 4.30pm. Information visit www.nwt.org.uk

Saturday, July 4: Cambo fate. Cambo Village Hall. 1pm-4pm. Opening at 1pm by Robin Dower, grandson of Sir Charles Trevelyan. Events include book stall, vintage bric-a-brac, tombolas, plant stall and more.

Saturday, July 4: The Big Beach Picnic. St Aidan’s beach, Seahouses. Full day event organised by the National Trust. Information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk or call 01289 389244.

Saturday, July 4: Northumbrian Ranters in concert. Bamburgh Castle. Doors open at 6pm. £5 adults, £3 children. For tickets call 01668 214208

Saturday, July 4: Roger Gadd demonstration - An introduction to Watercolour. Coquetdale Art Centre Studio, Rothbury. 11am - 1pm.

Saturday, July 4: Aurora Night. Kielder Observatory. 8.30pm. £20, conc £18. Information/booking, Kielderobservatory.org

Saturday, July 4 and Sunday July 5: Tea, music and flowers. Craster Village. 2.30pm until 5pm in aid of St Peter and Fisherman roof fund. Homemade teas £4.

Saturday, July 4 and Sunday July 5: Make Your Mark. Woodhorn Museum. Mark on our giant map of the North East coastline with mixed media to add your own stories. Noon - 3pm. Free, donations welcome. Information, visit www.experiencewoodhorn.com

Sunday, July 5: Photography workshop. Cresswell beach, 10am - 5pm. All level of experience welcome. Information, visit www.jasonfriend.co.uk

Sunday, July 5: A Tale of Two Villages. Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Various events taking place throughout the anniversary. Information, visit www.ford-and-etal.co.uk/heatherslaw-mill or 01890 820338.

Sunday, July 5: Rock Village Open Afternoon. 1pm-5pm. Historical tours, stalls refreshments. £2 adults, child £1.

Sunday, July 5: Daytime Astronomy. Kielder Observatory. 4pm - 7pm. £15, conc £13. Information/booking, Kielderobservatory.org

Sunday, July 5: Aurora Night. Kielder Observatory. 8.30pm. £20, conc £18. Information/booking, Kielderobservatory.org

Monday, July 7: First World War Recruitment Days. Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland. At the Gun Terrace beside the museum to join the team prepare for war. During opening hours, see attractions.

Tuesday, July 7 until August 24: Barresdale in Living Memory. Bailiffgate Museum. Photography and film exhibition highlighting the people and events of Barresdale since the 1950s. Admissions Applies.

Tuesday, July 7: Captain Clean and the Agents of Decay. Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland. Find out how they keep the museum objects clean and pristine. During opening hours, see attractions.

Tuesday, July 7: Northumberland and Durham Family History Society. Monthly meeting, Illegitimacy - Clearing the Fog. Bailiffgate Museum. 7.15pm.

Thursday, July 8: Show of Hands. Kirkley Hall. Celebration of 22-year partnership of Knightley and Beer, triple winners at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. £17.95. Pre-show meal available from 5.30pm. Doors open from 6.30pm. 01670 841235.

WALKS

Today: Alnwick & District Natural History Society. Newton Links. Join us for a walk along the Links to see the Long Nanny tern colony. Meeting at OS75 - 236259.

Today, Saturday, July 4, and Sunday July 5: Village in Time Guided Walks. Bamburgh: Today, 12.30pm and Saturday July 4, meet at road outside St Aidan’s Church. Seahouses: Today, 6pm, Saturday, July 4, 12.30pm and Sunday, July 5, 2pm. Meet outside tourist information office. Information, email mick@villages-in-time.co.uk or call 07951 823044 in office hours only, 9am - 5pm.

Saturday, July 4: Ranger Walks. Guided hike to explore parts of Cragside that are off the beaten track. 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Tuesday, July 7 and Wednesday July 8: Garden Walks. Guided walk through the formal gardens at Cragside. Noon - 1pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Wednesday, July 8: Webinar July - Getting to know Basecamp for Windows. Computer with speakers and broadband needed. Information, visit www.shepherdswalks.co.uk

Thursday, July 9: Living Seas, beach clean. Help to protect marine wildlife on a beach clean. To book, visit www.nwt.org.uk

ATTRACTIONS

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick: 0300 030 3311. Open Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am–4.30pm.

Alnwick Castle: 01665 511100. Daily, 10am–5.30pm, last entry 4.15pm. State rooms, 10.30am–4.30pm, last entry 4pm. Entry at the gate: £14.75, conc £12, child (5-16yrs) £7.60, child (0-4yrs) free, family £39.

Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Daily 10am–6pm. Entry at the gate: £12.10, conc £10.45, child (5-16yrs) £4.40, child (0-4yrs) free, family £29.70.

Armstrong Household & Farming Museum, off the A1: 01665 579443. Open Fridays, 10am–5pm. £4, to charities. Parties catered for by calling the museum.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Open Tuesdays–Sundays, 10am–4pm, but closed Mondays. £4, conc £3, children £1, U5s free.

Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. Daily 10am-5pm, last admission 4pm. £10.50, child £5, senior £10, family £25.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station: 01665 604888. Daily, 9am–7pm.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Daily, 10am–6pm. Gift Aid admission: £9.20, child £5.50, conc £8.30, family £23.90.

Berwick Barracks: 01289 304493. Open Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. £4.80, child £2.90, conc £4.30, family £12.50.

Chillingham Castle: 01668 215359. Open Sunday–Friday, noon–5pm, last entry 4.30pm. Closed Saturday. £9.50, conc £8.50, children (5-15yrs) £5.50, U5s free, family £23.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01558 215250. Monday–Friday: Tours 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Sundays: Tours 10am, 11am, noon. Closed Saturday. £8, conc £6, child £3, family £16.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estates: House: Today–tomorrow & Tuesday–Thursday, 1pm–5pm, Saturday–Sunday, 11am-5pm. Garden/woodland: Today-Sunday & Tuesday-Thursday, 10am–7pm. Cragside closed Monday. Gift Aid admission – gardens/woodland: £10.70, child £5.40, family £25.50. Whole property: £16.50, child £8.30, family £41.

Dunstanburgh Castle: 01665 576231. Daily, 10am–6pm. Gift Aid admission: £4.90, child £2.90, conc £4.40, family £12.70.

Edlingham Castle: 0870 333 1181. Open during daylight hours. Free admission.

Etal Castle: 01890 820332. Open daily, 10am–6pm. Gift Aid admission: £4.80, child £2.90, conc £4.30, family £12.50.

Heatherslaw Cornmill: 01890 820488. Daily, 10am-5pm. £3.80, conc £3.20, family £10, U5s free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway: 01890 820244. Daily 10am-4pm, first train 11am. Return journey prices: £6.50, seniors £6, children £4.50, U5s £2.50, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre: 01890 820338. Daily, 10am–5pm.

Howick Hall Gardens: 01665 577285. Daily, 10.30am-6pm, last entry 5pm. Gift Aid entry: £7.70, Over 60s £6.60, children free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 01890 820338. Daily 11am–5pm. £3, conc £2.70, family £8, U5s 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. £4, child £2, conc £3.50, family £10, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Daily, 10am-6pm. Gift Aid: £6.20, child £3.70, conc £5.60, family £16.10.


Longframlington Gardens
, Swarland Road, Longframlington: 01665 570382. Daily, 8.30am–5pm.

Preston Tower, Chathill: 01665 589227. Open 10am–6pm, or dusk, whichever is earlier. £2, child 50p, conc/groups £1.50.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh: 01668 214910. 10am–5pm, last admission 4.15pm. Free.

Wallington: 01670 773600. House: Today-Mon & Wed-Thurs, noon-5pm. Closed Tues. Walled garden: Daily, 10am–7pm. Garden/estate: Daily, 10am–dusk. Gift Aid entry: £12.60, child £6.30, family £31.50.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Castle: Daily, 10am–6pm. Gift Aid entry will be : £6, child £3.60, conc £5.40, family £15.60. Hermitage: Open on Sunday and Monday only, 11am–4pm. £4, child £2.40, conc £3.60, family £10.40.

Woodhorn Museum and Archives: 01670 624455 Museum and galleries, Wed–Sun, 10am–5pm. Northumberland Archives, Wed–Sat, 10am–4pm.