What’s on in north Northumberland - July 16 - 26


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. If you have an entry email the address above.




Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £16.75, £15.75 conc, £8.50 child. 01289 330999.

Tonight until Saturday

Annie. Theatre Royal, Newcastle. 2.30pm Saturday and 7.30pm each night. 08448 112121.

Tomorrow and Saturday

Variety is the spice of life. Alnwick Playhouse. Tomorrow 7pm, Saturday 11am, 2.30pm and 7.30pm. £10, £7.50 conc, £7.50 child. 01665 510785.

Saturday and Sunday

Tidal (dance). Spittal Promenade. 11am. £16.75, Free. Information, visit

Maltings, Berwick. 01289 330999.


Glyndebourne: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail. Alnwick Playhouse. 5pm. £18, £17, £16 conc, £10 student/child. 01665 510785.



Tomorrowland. Maltings, Berwick. 6pm. £7.75, £6.75, conc £6.75, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

Saturday, Tuesday, July 21, and Thursday, July 23

Jurassic World 2D (12A). Maltings, Berwick. £7.75, £6.75, conc £6.75, child £4.75. Various times and multiple showings see www.maltingsberwick.co.uk for more information or 01289 330999.

Wednesday, July 22

Tomorrowland.Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. £7.75, £6.75, conc £6.75, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, July 22

RSC Onscreen. Alnwick Playhouse. 7pm. £15.50, £14.50, £13.50 conc, £10 child. 01665 510785 (also at Berwick Maltings)

Thursday, July 23

Jurassic World (12A). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £7.80, £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Live Music


The National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland with guest soloist Iain Ballamy on saxophone. Henry Travers Studio, Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £12. Information, visit www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

Saturday and Sunday

Andre Rieu’s 2015 Maastricht Concert. Maltings, Berwick, broadcast via satellite. Saturday, July 18, 7pm, Sunday, July 19, 1pm. £16.75, £15.75 conc, £8.75 child. www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or 01289 330999.


Lush Acoustic. Special guest Gareth Scott. Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8.30pm For further information, email


Richard Durrant: The Guitar Whisperer. Guild Hall, Berwick Town Hall. CANCELLED

Monday, July 20

Traditional music session. The Railway pub, Ackington. 8pm. Free. Contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835.

Tuesday, July 21

Andrew and Margret Watchorn. Creighton Hall, Embleton. Summer concert series.


Today until Monday, August 24

Barresdale in Living Memory. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick, Alnwick. Photography and film exhibition highlighting the people and events of Barresdale since the 1950s. Admission charge applies.


Pop-up local food and craft market. Ford and Etal. 11am to 3pm. Tickets £15 and £13


Wine and cheese evening. St Mary’s church, Wooler. £6. Available from Brand’s Newsagent, book in advance on 01668 281607 or pay at the door on the evening.


Afternoon bingo. Shilbottle Community Hall. 1.30pm. £1 per person. Enjoy tea and cakes with your games. £2.40 for six games.


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


The regeneration of Cragside from 1977 to the present day. Cragside. Property Curator Andrew Sawyer discusses the restoration work that has taken place at the venue. Information, 01669 622001.

Tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday

Rothbury Traditional Music Festival. The popular, small and friendly community-based music festival. For information and programme, visit www.

Saturday until Friday, July 31

Indoor and outdoor play. Cragside. series of events designed with British weather in mind. 01669 622001.

Saturday until Monday, July 20

Viking life and times. Lindisfarne Priory, Holy Island. £5.60, £3.30 children. Family tickets available.


Viking life and times. Lindisfarne Priory. Learn about Viking life and hear tales of terror and turmoil during the Viking raids. Free with general admission. For information, visit www.english-heritage.org.uk


Fundraising coffee morning. Boulmer Village Memorial Hall. 10am to noon, in aid of leukaemia research.


Family history drop-in session. Baliffgate Museum. Practical help with researching your family tree. 10am to 1pm Normal admissions apply.


Car boot sale. Bamburgh Pavilion Association, on the Castle Green, Bamburgh. 9am until 2pm. Cars £5. Refreshments available.

Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, July 22.

Osprey watch. Behind the Boat Inn restaurant, Leaplish. 10.30am to 4.30pm. Information, visit www.kielderospreys.wordpress.com

Saturday and Sunday

Aurora night. Enjoy a night of planetary observing from Kielder Observatory. £16, £14. www.kielderobservatory


Aln Valley Railway summer fair and market. At Lionheart Station site, Alnwick. 10.30am to 4pm. For details, call 01665 602980

Sunday until Thursday, July 23

A Tale of Two Villages. Tale of Ford and Etal at Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Free. 11am to 5pm. Visit www.ford-and-etal.co.uk


Daytime astronomy. Kielder Observatory. 4pm to 7pm. £15, conc £13. Information/booking, Kielderobservatory.org

Monday, July 20

Rock pool ramble. Embleton and Newton Links. Join rangers for a ramble at Low Newton. 01289 389244

Sunday, July 20

Seahorse safari. Coldingham, Berwickshire. 10.45am. Free. Guided by Clare Hedley. Booking essential. Contact 01670 622651

Tuesday, July 21, Wednesday July 22 and Thursday, July 23

First World War recruitment days. Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland, Alnwick. Turn out at the Gun Terrace beside the museum to join the team preparing for war. During opening hours, see attractions.

Tuesday, July 21

Pipes and Fiddles Summer Concert Series.

Wednesday, July 22

Time to dress. Cragside, Victorial costume activity session. Various times. Information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Thursday, July 23

Chance to commercialise your creativity. Henry Travers Studio, Berwick. 10am. A business development workshop for artists, photographers, printmakers, designers and makers. Free but must book in advance at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or 01289 330999

Wednesday, July 22

Wildlife and osprey evening boat trip. Calvert Trust Kielder. 5.30pm - 7.30pm. further information www.nwt.org.uk

Thursday, July 23

Artists and creative practitioners: We Need Your Help. Henry Travers Studio, Berwick. 1.30pm. A research event to gather insights into the needs of Northumberland’s creative community. Free but must be booked in advance at www.ma ingsberwick.co.uk or 01289 330999



Beach clean. Help to protect marine wildlife on a beach clean. To book, visit www.nwt.org.uk

Today, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, July 14

Humbleton Hill. Nordic walk. £8.50 various times. For information, details and bookings, visit www.shepherdswalks.co.uk


Save the Memories Walk 2015. Charity walk from Craster to Amble. To join, email Gemma Little at xdreamqueenx@hotmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/xsavethememoriesx for further information.


Ranger walks. Guided hike to explore parts of Cragside that are off the beaten track. 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Normal admission charge applies. 01669 620333.


Scafell Pike. 8.5 miles. 10am. £20 per person. visit www.shepherdswalks.co.uk or 01669 621044


Goats and Forts, Humbleton and Yeavering Bell. 8 miles. 10.30am. £13 per person. visit www.shepherdswalks.co.uk or 01669 621044


Blindburn-Border Ridge-Deel’s Hill walk. Meet at Buckham’s Wall, moderately strenuous. Contact Ian Bullock 01669 621289.

Wednesday, July 22

The Walking Theatre Company, Wonderland Adenture. Cragside. Walk into Wonderland and take a madcap adventure. Various times. Information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Wednesday, July 22

Webinar July - Getting started with your SatMap Active. 6.30pm. £19.99 per person. visit www.shepherdswalks.co.uk or 01669 621044


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. Visit www.experiencewoodhorn.com