What’s on in north Northumberland - July 30 - August 6

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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

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


Mr Stink. Warkworth Castle. Outdoor performance of Mr Stink, written by David Walliams. Tickets £15 for adults, £13 for children. www.english-heritage.org.uk


Shakespeare Untold, Romeo & Juliet and Titus Andronicus. Alnwick Playhouse. Tickets from £10. 7pm. 01665 510785.



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

Tonight until Thursday, August 6

Inside Out (U). Maltings, Berwick. £7.75, £6.75, concessions £6.75, child £4.75. Various times. or 01289 330999.

Thursday, August 6

Minions (PG). Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm £7.80, £7.50, concessions £7, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Live Music


The B Festival. Bamburgh. Organised by HospiceCare North Northumberland. 6pm-11pm. £15. Under-16s free with paying adults. www.hospicecare-nn.org.uk or in person at Bamburgh Castle or HospiceCare reception in Alnwick.


Open mic night. The Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8.30pm.


Before the Mast. Seahouses Social Club.Fundraising gig for Seahouses Outdoor Bowling Club. £5 on the door. 8.30pm. Contact 01665 721337.


Northumberland traditional music sessions. Blue Bell, Belford. 8pm. For information, contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835.

Wednesday, August 5

Alnwick International Music Festival. East Meets West. Alnwick Playhouse. £10, £9 conc. 7.30pm. 01665 510785.

Thursday, August 6

Alnwick International Music Festival. Dancers Delight. Alnwick Playhouse. £10, £9 conc. 7.30pm. 01665 510785.

Thursday, August 6

Pipes and fiddle. Andrew and Margaret Watchorn. Memorial Hall, Craster. 7.30pm. £7.50. info@pipesandfiddle.co.uk or 01665 576245.

Thursday, August 6

Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. Kyle Rowan Duo. The Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Members £3, non-members £5, musicians and visitors welcome. Contact 01668 281307.


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 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. The Alnwick Garden. Free with general admission.

Today and tomorrow

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 admission fees apply.

Today and tomorrow

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


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


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


Gateway Drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall. 10am until 4pm. Refreshments


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

Saturday until Saturday, August 8.

Alnwick International Music Festival. Various venues. For information, visit www.alnwickmusicfestival.com

Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, August 5.

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

Saturday until Friday, August 14

Lowick Art Group exhibition. Heatherslaw Mill. Free entry. Open daily. For further information, visit www.ford-and-etal.co.uk


Powburn Show. First of the annual Cheviot sheep and horticultural shows. Contact 01665 578413 or visit www.
powburnshow.com for information.


Craster RNLI Harbour Fete. 2pm. Free. Fundraising for Craster RNLI. Stalls, food, refreshments raffles, boat rides.


Alnmouth Raft Race. Children’s race at 4pm, adults’ at 4.30pm. Entry fees are £5 for children and £15 for adults per raft. All rafts are required to be in fancy dress. To enter, register at the Sun Inn between noon and 4pm on the day. For information, call 01665 830983.

Saturday Until Saturday, August 8

Splash Back. Cragside. Various times and venues. Series of events celebrating water. Some charges may apply, see www.nationaltrust.org.uk


Sharp Shooter Day. Kielder Water and Forest Park. 10am until 4pm. £10 for half an hour. Full day and half day sessons available. For information, visit www.calvert-trust.org.uk


Clover Nolan’s Fun Day. Alnwick Community centre. Raising awareness for streptococcal meningitis. 11am until 4pm. Donation on the door.


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


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

Tuesday and Wednesday

Soldiers of the Roses. Warkworth Castle and Hermitage. Journey back to 1464 to learn about when the title of the Earl of Northumberland was stripped from the Percy Family.


Saturn special. Kielder Observatory. 9pm. Meet the king of the rings. £15, concessions £13. www.


Captain Clean and the Agents of Decay. Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland, Alnwick. 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


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


Summer constellation. Kielder Observatory. £15, concessions £13. www.kielderobservatory.org


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

Wednesday until Friday, August 7

The Most Dangerous Cup of Tea in the World. Alnwick Garden. Various times. see www.alnwickgardens.com

Wednesday until Friday August 7

Children’s summer holiday club. Organised by Contagious Christian charity. For school years 4-8. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 10am-noon all days. Further information, Claire Mead 07525 748728. www.contagiouscharity.webs.com


First World War Camp Kitchen. Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland, Alnwick. 11am until 5pm daily. Visit www.northumberlandfusiliers.org.uk

Thursday, August 6

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

Thursday, August 6

Shilbottle Baby and Toddler Group. Shilbottle Community Hall. 9am until 11am. Birth upto 5 years. Dinks and snacks available. £2 per family.

Thursday, August 6

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


Summer Geo-Walks on the coast. Meet at Boulmer Memorial Hall. 2pm. Further information www.northumbrianearth.co.uk


Biddleston to Holystone. Meet at Holystone and transfer (included in price) to Biddleston. 8 miles, easy walk. £16 per person. To book, visit www.
shepherdswalks.co.uk or call 01669 621044

Tuesday and Wednesday

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, concessions £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, concessions £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, concessions £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, concession £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-Monday and Wednesday-Thursday, 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, concessions £3.60, family £10.40.

Woodhorn Museum and Archives: Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington. 01670 624455 Museum and galleries, Wed–Sun, 10am–5pm. Northumberland Archives, Wed–Sat, 10am–4pm. For further details, visit www.experiencewoodhorn.com