What’s on in North Northumberland - July 12 - July 19

Sherlock Gnomes, showing at Alnwick Playhouse tomorrow and Saturday.
Sherlock Gnomes, showing at Alnwick Playhouse tomorrow and Saturday.

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.



Codebreakers – The Story of Enigma. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Telling one of the Second World War’s most fascinating stories, that of the Allied codebreakers who deciphered a vast number of German secret messages and used the intelligence to hasten Allied victory. Tickets: £14.50-£15.50, child £10.50, at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk or on 01665 510785.

Tuesday and Wednesday

Holy Trinity First School Summer Show. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm (and 1.30pm on Wednesday). The talented children of Holy Trinity Church of England Aided First School, Berwick, return for their annual theatrical production. Tickets: £8, concs £6, on 01289 330999 or at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

Thursday (July 19)

Royal Shakespeare Company: Romeo & Juliet Encore Broadcast. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. Tickets: £16.75, concs £15.75, child £8.75. Schools: student £5, teacher free (min. 10 students.)


Today (Thursday)

Edie. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child £5.50. Certificate (12A).


On Chesil Beach. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child £5.50. Certificate (15).

Tomorrow and Saturday

Sherlock Gnomes. The Maltings, Berwick, 6pm (2pm Saturday). Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, £5 child. Certificate (U).

Wednesday and Thursday (July 19)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child £5.50. Certificate (12A).



Tom Jones. Alnwick Castle, 5pm. Music legend Tom Jones is taking his sensational live show to magnificent stately homes and historic UK locations this summer. Tickets from www.cuffeandtaylor.com/events/summerhousesounds/tom-jones-alnwick-castle/


Sing Sistah Sing! The Maltings, Berwick, 8pm. Andrea Baker presents Sing Sistah Sing! – a celebration of the sound and extraordinary breadth of African-American female voices and a heartfelt retelling of some of their most incredible life stories. Tickets: £15.

Tomorrow till Sunday

Rothbury Traditional Music Festival. Friday: A dancing ceilidh. Saturday: poetry, singing and more. Sunday: final fling ceilidh. More details at www.rothburymusicfestival.co.uk


Alnwick Academy of Dance Showcase. Alnwick Playhouse, 10.30am. Showcasing a delightful mixture of class work, exercises, dances and choreographed sequences used in members’ training, examination work and auditions. Tickets: £10-£11, concs £9, child £5.50.


Folk Session. Blue Bell Hotel, Belford, 8pm. Great folk music. Northumbrian, Irish, Scottish, etc. All welcome.


Northumbrian Folk Music Session. The Fleece, Alnwick, 8pm. Sing, say, play or just listen. All welcome.



Explore Northumberlandia. Northumberlandia, Cramlington, 11am to noon. Join Matthew Fitch on a guided walk around the landform. Learn about the wildlife and the site whilst enjoying the fresh air and benefits of walking. Includes tea or coffee in the cafe. All welcome. This is an outdoor event, please wear suitable footwear and clothing. £2 payable at the café on the day.

Every Friday

Elderberries Walking Group. The Alnwick Garden, 10am to noon. Meet at main courtyard entrance.


Walks Around The Parks. Berwick Railway Station. Castle Vale Park and Coronation Park. Contact 07876 398026.



Berwick Educational Association Workshops: The Figure In The Landscape: Drawing And Painting In Watercolour Or Gouache. YHA, Dewars Lane, Berwick, 10am. Working outside (weather permitting) on the Berwick Quays, we will combine seascape, architecture and a clothed figure into one stunning painting. Tickets: £30.


Northumberland Astronomical Society. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, Low Hauxley, 7.30pm. Non-members are welcome, adults £3, child £1.

Every Thursday

Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, 10am to 4pm. Free cards, newspapers, internet and crafts.

Every Thursday

Free Exercise Sessions. Swan Centre, Berwick, 10.30am to 11.30am. Accessed with referral from a GP. Cost £3.

Every Thursday

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


Embleton WI Coffee Morning. Methodist Hall, Christon Bank, 10am to noon.

Tomorrow till Sunday

North East Chilli Fest. Meggies Burn Fields, Blyth, 5pm to 11pm (Friday), 10am to 11pm (Saturday), 10am to 6pm (Sunday). A celebration of food and drink, music and comedy. Tickets: Adult £5, child £3, weekend and camping £30.


Felton and Thirston Fair. Recreation Field, Felton, 11am to 5pm. A traditional village fair with something for all ages.


Lesbury Art Group Exhibition. Lesbury Bowls Club pavilion, 1pm to 4pm.

Every Saturday

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

Every Sunday

Car Boot Sale. Castlegate Car Park, Berwick, 8.30am to 12.30pm. Run by the Greenses Residents’ Committee for charity. Cars £5, vans £10.

Every Monday

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


Family Fun Afternoon. St Mary’s C of E Middle School, Belford, 2pm to 6pm. Barbecue picnic, games and stalls. Join us in saying farewell to the school. Free.

Every Tuesday

Duplicate Bridge. Weavers’ Court, Alnwick, 6.45pm. Further details on 01665 604830.


Armstrong Tour. Cragend Grange, Rothbury, 10am to 4pm. Explore 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.

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

Qi Gong for Health. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick, 2pm. £3.

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

Kakofony Ukulele Group. The Farriers Arms, Shilbottle, 7pm.

Thursday (July 19)

Berwick Educational Association Workshops: Constructing A Narrative: Adding Meaning To Your Work. YHA, Dewars Lane, Berwick, 10am. Looking closely at the work in the Ingram Collection, we will start the day by constructing a collage using symbolic imagery and drawing. Tickets: £25.

Thursday (July 19)

Live at Forty5. Gallery 45, Felton, 8pm to 9pm. Guest speaker Andy Stephenson on When A Worst Case Scenario Happens, Do I Run, Dance Or Take My Clothes Off?’ Based on the TED talk concept. Tickets: £5.

Until August 30

A Different View. Gallery 45, Felton. Artist Nick Potter, from Embleton, who sells work in galleries across Britain, will be holding a solo exhibition over the summer. For more information call 01670 783424.

Until September 1

Summer Exhibition. Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, 10am to 5pm. Artistic talent in the county.

Until October 13

Berwick Educational Association: Spirited Exhibition Guided Tours. The Maltings, Berwick, 1pm. Selected dates. Find out more about the artists and artworks on display with tours led by Prof Maria Chester. Tickets: £3.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. Open 10.30am to 4.30pm on operating days. See www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle. Open 10am to 5.30pm (state rooms 4.30pm). Adults £16, concs £13, child £8.50, under fives free. Discounts at www.alnwickcastle.com

Alnwick Garden. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £13.20, concs £11.55, child £4.95, under fives free. Discounts at www.alnwickgarden.com

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Adult £4, concs £3, child £1, under fives free.

Bamburgh Castle. Daily, 10am to 5pm, state rooms from 11am. Adult £10.95, child £5, under fives free.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station. Daily, 9am to 7pm.

Belford Hidden History Museum. Daily, 10am to 4pm. Free.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £9.50, concs £8.60, child £5.70.

Berwick Barracks. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £4.90, concs £4.40, child £2.90.

Chillingham Castle. Daily, noon to 5pm. Adult £9.50, concs £8.50, child £5.50, under fives free.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. Daily tours from 10am, closed weekend afternoons. Adult £8, concs £6, child £3.

Cragside. Daily, 10am to 5pm, house from 11am. Adult £18, child £9.

Dunstanburgh Castle. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £5.40, concs £4.90, child £3.20, under fives free.

Edlingham Castle. Open daylight. Free.

Etal Castle. Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Adult £5.40, concs £4.90, child £3.20, under fives free.

Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Daily, 10am to 5pm. Adults £4, concs £3.50, under fives free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. Daily hourly trains from 11am to 3pm. Adult £7, concs £6.50, child £4.50, under fives £3, dogs free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. Daily, 10am to 5pm.

House of Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum, Alnwick. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm. Free.

Howick Hall Gardens. Daily 10.30am to 6pm (last entry 5pm). Adults £7.70, concs £6.60, child free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford. Daily, 11am to 5pm. Adults £3.50, concs £3, under fives free.

Lindisfarne Castle. Opening times vary. Gertrude Jekyll Garden and lime kilns open daily. Adult £7.30, child £3.60.

Lindisfarne Centre. Adult £4, concs £3.50, child £2, under fives free.

Lindisfarne Priory. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10, under fives free.

Longframlington Gardens. Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4.30pm, by request at other times. Adult £6, child free.

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Friday, 10am to 5pm. Adult £4, child £1. Proceeds to charity.

Preston Tower, Chathill. Daily 10am to dusk. Adult £2, concs £1.50, child 50p.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh. Daily, 10am to 5pm. Free.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage. Castle daily, 10am to 6pm. Hermitage Sunday and Monday, 11am to 4pm. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10, under fives free.

Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives. Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Archives, Wednesday to Saturday. Adult £7, concs £6, child free.