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

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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.


Tonight until Saturday

Sister Act. Theatre Royal, Newcastle. Newcastle upon Tyne Musical Theatre Company. Tickets from £10. www.
theatre royal.co.uk 08448 112121.


Damp Knight Improv presents President Rhino. Henry Travers Studio, Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £5. 01289 330999.


The Tempest. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 6.15pm for 7pm start.

Monday until Saturday, August 1

And Then There Were None. Theatre Royal, Newcastle. Tickets from £14. www.theatreroyal.co.uk 08448 112121.


Tonight, tomorrow and Thursday, July 30

Jurassic World 2D (12A). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm, 2.30pm tomorrow. £7.80, £7.50, concessions £7, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.


Jurassic World 2D (12A). Maltings, Berwick. £7.75, £6.75, conc £6.75, child £4.75. Various times. www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or 01289 330999.

Tomorrow until Thursday, August 6.

Inside Out. Maltings, Berwick. £7.75, £6.75, concessions £6.75, child £4.75. Various times. www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or 01289 330999.

Live Music

Today until Sunday

Music at Paxton Festival. Paxton House, near Berwick. Chamber music series. Various acts. www.musicatpaxton.co.uk or call 01289 386905.


Ukemania. St. Benedict’s Parish Centre, Cowpen, Blyth. 7pm. Contact 01670 735036.


Open mic. The Queen’s Head, Rothbury. 7pm. All genres welcome.


Bailiffgate Singers. St John the Baptist Church, Alnmouth. 7.30pm. Tickets on door or call 07976 822061


The Music of the Hollies. Alnwick Playhouse. £17.50 or £16.50, £15.50 concessions, £10.50 child/student. 7.30pm. 01665 510785.

Monday, July 27

Northumberland traditional music sessions. The Ship Inn, Low Newton. 8pm. For information, contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835.

Wednesday, July 29

Bailiffgate Singers. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Tickets on door or call 01665 605847.

Tuesday, July 28

Pipes and fiddle. Andrew and Margaret Watchorn. St. Mary’s Church, Holy Island. 7.30pm. £7.50 on the door. info@pipesandfiddle.co.uk or 01665 576245.

Wednesday, July 29

Peatbog Faeries. Alnwick Playhouse. £17.50 or £16.50, child/student. 7.30pm. 01665 510785.

Thursday, July 30

Rothbury Roots. The Durbervilles. A band instead of the normal acoustic session. The Queen’s Head, Rothbury. 01669 620470.


Today until Monday, August 24

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

Today and tomorrow

First World War recuritment days. Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland, Berwick. 11am until 5pm daily. Visit www.northumberlandfusiliers.org.uk

Today and throughout August

Daily sailing to the Farne Islands. Seahouses Harbour. Various times and costs. www.farneislandtours.co.uk

Today and throughout August

A Garden of Fairy Tales. A strange wind is blowing through The Alnwick Garden. Free with general admission.

Today until Monday, July 31

Indoor and outdoor play. Cragside. Series of events.

Today until Friday, August 28

Druridge Bay County Park paddle sport. 10am-12.30pm then 1pm-3pm. Half day £25, full day £40. Various activities included. Call 01665 710367 or email info@coquetshorebase.org.uk

Today until Monday, August 31

Sir Joseph Swan Exhibition. Cragside. Open every day. 1pm - 5pm. Normal admissions apply.

Today until Saturday

Salmon Shiels and Silver Darlings. Oil Mill Lane Apartments, Berwick. A celebration of the town’s salmon-netting and sea fishing history, displays of local art and craft. For further information, visit www.selfcateringberwick.co.uk or call 01289 304492.

Today and tomorrow

Alnwick Castle on location tour. Alnwick Castle. Free with admission. www.


Sailing. Coquet Shorebase Trust. For aged 8-16. To book, email info@coquet shorebase.org.uk or call 01665 710367


Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall. 10am-4pm. Free drop-in to meet friends over refreshments and more. TV and internet available. www.shilbottle communityhall.co.uk


Commercialise Your Creativity: Inspired Images. Henry Travers Studio, Berwick. 10am. Free but call 01289 330 999.


Artists and Creative Practitioners, We Need Your Help. Henry Travers Studio, Berwick. 1.30pm. Free but call 01289 330 999.


Aurora night. Kielder Observatory. 9pm. £16, concessions £14. 

Saturday and Sunday

Koi, bonsai and craft show. North East Koi Club, Kirkley Hall, near Ponteland. 9am-5pm. www.northeastkoiclub.co.uk

Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, July 29.

Osprey watch. Behind the Boat Inn restaurant, Leaplish, Kielder. 10.30am to 4.30pm. www.kielderospreys.

Saturday and Sunday

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


Alnwick Music Camp performance. Northumberland Hall. 3pm. All welcome, entry by donation. www.summer-schools.info/detail/3089/alnwick-music-camp.html.


Wedding open day. Alnwick Garden. Free entry for brides, general admission applies for guests. 11am-4pm. www.


Daytime astronomy. Kielder Observatory. 4pm to 7pm. £15, concessions £13. www.kielderobservatory.org


Curator-led art tour. Kielder Forest and Water. £7 adult, £20 family. 0845 155 0236.

Sunday, Tuesday, July 28, and Wednesday, July 29

A Tale of Two Villages. Ford and Etal Estates, Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Free. www.ford-and-etal.co.uk

Monday, July 27, until Friday, August 28

Hands On History Crew Go Medieval. Belsay Hall. 11am until 5pm. www.

Tuesday, July 28

Canoeing/kayaking. Coquet Shorebase Trust. For children aged 8 to 16. To book, email info@coquet shorebase.org.uk or call 01665 710367.

Tuesday, July 28

Elderberries Manicure. Alnwick Garden. 10am-1pm. Manicures. £10, of which £3 is donated to the Elderberries Programme. Booking essential. Call 01665 511350.

Tuesday, July 28

Make an air-powered car. Cragside. 11am-3pm. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Tuesday, July 28

Captain Clean and the Agents of Decay. Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland, Berwick. See how the museum’s exhibits are kept as clean as when they were originally produced. 11am until 5pm daily. Visit www.northumberlandfusiliers.org.uk

Tuesday, July 28, and Wednesday, July 29

Soldiers of the Roses. Warkworth Castle. 11am until 5pm. £5.40 or £3.20 entry. www.english-heritage.org.uk

Wednesday, July 29

Medal Making. Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland, Berwick. 11am until 5pm daily. 

Wednesday, July 29

Time to Dress. Cragside. Various times. £10 on hour session for up to three children. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Wednesday, July 29

Windsurfing. Coquet Shorebase Trust. For children aged 8 to 16. To book, email info@coquet shorebase.org.uk or call 01665 710367

Thursday, July 30

St Abbs Summer Markets. Etal Village Hall. www.ford-and-etal.co.uk


Today until Sunday, October 4

Villages in Time Guided Walks. Seahouses and Beadnell. Call 07951 823044 during office hours, email mick@villages-in-time.co.uk or www.villages-in-time.co.uk for specific walk times.


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


Nordic Walk from Cresswell and Druridge Bay. 10.30am.


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

Tuesday, July 28, and Wednesday, July 29.

Garden Walks. Cragside. Free with general admission. Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk or call 01669 620333.


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, concessions £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 and Farming Museum. Off the A1 at Chatton: 01665 579443. Open Fridays, 10am–5pm. £4,.

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, concessions £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, under-fives 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 estate: 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, concessions £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, concessions £4.30, family £12.50.

Heatherslaw Cornmill: 01890 820488. Daily, 10am-5pm. £3.80, conc £3.20, family £10, under-fives 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, concessions £3.50, family £10, under-fives free.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Daily, 10am-6pm. Gift aid: £6.20, child £3.70, concessions £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, concessions/groups £1.50.

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

Wallington: 01670 773600. Stately home, near Cambo: Today-Mon & Wed-Thurs, noon-5pm. Closed Tues. Walled garden: Daily, 10am–7pm. Garden and 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, concessions £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