What’s on in North Northumberland - July 5 - July 12

Stand-up comedian Fred MacAulay plays The Maltings this Saturday.
Stand-up comedian Fred MacAulay plays The Maltings this 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.

STAGE/THEATRE

Today (Thursday)

Jamie. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.15pm. Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness into the spotlight. Tickets: £15.50-£16.50, concs £14.50, child £10, on 01665 510785 or at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk

Today

Nothing Like A Dame (broadcast). The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Four old friends meet in the English countryside to gossip, remember and laugh. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5, on 01289 330999 or www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

Saturday

Fred MacAulay: 30 Years On. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. To celebrate his 30 years of stand-up, Fred is touring Scotland with his new show. Tickets: £16-£21, concs £10-£17.

Tuesday

A Night at the Musicals. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Join the Alnwick Playhouse junior and senior groups celebrating almost 15 years of musical productions. Tickets: £8, child £5.

FILM

Tomorrow

A Quiet Place. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7.50, child £5. Certificate (15).

Saturday

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

Wednesday

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

Thursday (July 12)

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

LIVE MUSIC/DANCE

Today

Charlotte Ashton (flute). Mellerstain House, 7.30pm. A varied programme including Bach, Handel and Widor. Tickets on www.bordersmusicandartssociety.co.uk or 01835 864153.

Today

Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club: Roger Dobson Band. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury, 7.30pm. Members £4, visitors £5.

Today

Andy and Margaret Watchorn Summer Concerts. Creighton Hall, Embleton, 7.30pm. Featuring Northumbrian smallpipes, fiddle, guitar, voice, nyckelharpa, Swedish pipes and more.

Tomorrow

Eduardo Niebla In Concert. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Formidable flamenco jazz guitar virtuoso. Tickets: £15.50-£16.50.

Saturday

The Colony Music Festival. Amble Little Shore, noon to 8.30pm. Beer tent and funfair.

Sunday

Stewart Hardy & Frank McLaughlin. The Coquetdale Music Trust, Thropton, 7.30pm. Traditional fiddle and guitar. Tickets: £10.

Monday

Northumbrian Folk Music Session. Fisher Arms, Horncliffe, 8pm.

Monday

Music Session. The John Bull Inn, Alnwick, 8.30pm.

Wednesday

Nile Rodgers & CHIC. The Pastures, Alnwick Castle, 7pm (subject to change). Famous for hits such as Everybody Dance and Le Freak, they have enjoyed global success for more than 40 years. Tickets: www.cuffeandtaylor.com/events/

Wednesday

Rock and Roll Revolution featuring The Bluejays. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. An electrifying, authentic tribute to the era 1955-1959 when music changed the world. Tickets: £18.50, concs £10-£17.

Wednesday

Alnwick Accordion Club. Northumberland Hall, Alnwick, 7.30pm. Admission £7, musicians £3.

WALKS

Tomorrow

Rothbury Health Walk Programme. Coquetdale Centre, Rothbury, 10.30am. Walk: Embleton. Ability: Starter. Free.

Every Friday

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

Ongoing

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

EVENTS

Today

BEA Workshops: Sculptors’ Drawings: An Exercise In Mixed Media. The Maltings, Berwick, 10am. Bring papers, brushes and coloured pencils. Cost £30.

Today

Creative Cocoon Storytelling. Alnwick Playhouse, 1.30pm. Dress up as your favourite book character and enter a world where the stories come to life with a mixture of storytelling and creative arts. Tickets: Child plus one adult £3.50.

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.

Saturday

Summer Hand-tied Bouquets. Gallery 45, Felton, 10.30am to 1pm. Instructor: Chris Cann. Cost £30.

Saturday 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.

Every Saturday

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

Sunday

Pop-Up Cafe. Boulmer Memorial Hall, 10am to 3pm. To raise funds for the Alnwick under-14 rugby team trip to Japan.

Sunday

Vintage Car Rally. Woodhorn Museum, 11am to 4pm. North of England Classic and Pre-War Automobiles will be on site with its amazing array of classic cars.

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.

Tuesday

The Maltings Youth Dance. The Maltings, Berwick, 4pm (ages nine to 13), 5pm (ages 14-18). Develop choreographic skills and technique. Tickets: £4.

Tuesday

Berwick Writers’ Workshop. YHA, Dewars Lane Granary, 7pm. A series of four workshop sessions on The Story of Women’s Fight for the Vote.

Tuesday

Quiz Night. The Brown Bear, Berwick, 8pm. Entry £1.

Every Tuesday

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

Wednesday

Beyond the Pale: Walking the Borderlands. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. Join artist Zoe Childerley to hear about her experiences of walking the 100-mile-long Anglo-Scottish Border as part of a project that began during an artist’s residency in Northumberland in 2016. Free event, but places must be booked in advance.

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 12)

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

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.

ATTRACTIONS

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.