What’s on in north Northumberland - June 14 - June 21

Jack Carty and Maz O'Connor play St Cuthbert's House this Saturday.
Jack Carty and Maz O'Connor play St Cuthbert's House 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.


Today (Thursday)

Simon Yates: My Mountain Life. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tales of life as a mountaineer. Tickets: £11.50-£12.50, at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk or on 01665 510785.

Tomorrow and Saturday

The Maltings Junior Youth Theatre: The Adventures Of Mr Toad. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm (Saturday, also 2pm). Join Mole and Ratty as they try to keep Toad out of trouble. Tickets: £10, family £20, at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or on 01289 330999.


Below the Stones. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Mixed Bag presents a play with song and movement, set over 4,000 years ago around the stones of Duddo. Tickets: £7.



Sherlock Gnomes. Alnwick Playhouse, 1pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child £5.50. Certificate (U).


On Chesil Beach. Seahouses Hub, 6pm. Tickets: £7, concs £6.50, child £4, family £19. Certificate (15). 01665 721868.


A Quiet Place. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child £5.50. Certificate (15).


McKellen: Playing the Part. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child £5.50. Certificate (TBC).


Dementia Friendly Screening: Some Like It Hot. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. Low lights, reduced sound, and it’s fine to move around. Tickets: £4.50. Certificate (12).

Wednesday and Thursday (June 21)

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7.50, child £5. Certificate (12A).

Thursday (June 21)

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



Summer Concert. St Cuthbert’s Church, Norham, 6pm. Choral and instrumental for North Northumberland Hospice, Children in Need and Cash for Kids.


Peatbog Faeries. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Jigs and reels through dance, jazz, African and more. Tickets: £19-£20.


Eclectica. Kirknewton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Vocal and instrumental. £6.


Gary Grainger. The Barrels Ale House, Berwick, 9pm. Award-winning musician, producer and broadcaster. Free entry.


The Bridge Singers. St Paul’s Church, Alnwick, 3pm.


Eleftherious Koumasidis of Aegina. Saint John the Baptist Church, Alnmouth, 7pm. Piano recital. By donation.


Jack Carty & Maz O’Connor. St Cuthber’s House, Seahouses, 7.30pm. Tickets: £12.50. All money to the artists.


Folk Session. Blue Bell Hotel, Belford, 8pm. Free.


Royal Ballet: Swan Lake Encore Broadcast. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. New production of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Tickets: £16.75, concs £15.75, child £8.75. Schools: student £5, teacher free (min. 10 students).


Andy and Margaret Watchorn. The Memorial Hall, Craster, 7.30pm. Featuring Northumbrian smallpipes, fiddle, guitar, voice, nyckelharpa, Swedish pipes and more. Tickets: £8.


Organ Recital. Berwick Parish Church, 7pm. Dr Simon Lindley, Organist Emeritus of Leeds Minster.


Martin Roscoe - Nocturnes and Night Music. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Pieces by Field, Chopin, Schumann, Bax, Debussy, Ravel, Bartok, Szymanowski and Scriabin. Tickets: £15.

Thursday (June 21)

Gina McCormack and Nigel Clayton. Mellerstain House, 7.30pm. Pieces by Mendelssohn, Schuman, Brahms and Saint-Saens. Tickets: £20.50 on www.bordermusicandartssociety.co.uk or 01835 864153.


Every Friday

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


Tracks and Signs Walk. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, 1pm to 2pm. Learn how to recognise signs of wildlife. Tickets £3 at www.nwt.org/whats-on


Strolls With Poles. Circular route from Allenheads over Byerhope Bank, 10.30am. Cost £10 on 07443 495622 or www.strollswithpoles.com


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



Berwick Stoma Support Group. William Elder Building, 56-58 Castlegate, 10am to noon. Friendly support, hints and tips.


Berwick Art Group. United Reformed Church Hall, Spittal, 2pm to 4pm. Painting Skies In Oils. Non-members: £4.


Northumberland Astronomical Society. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, 7.30pm. Non-members: £3 adult, £1 child.

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. £3.

Every Thursday

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


Berwick Educational Association Lectures: The Glasgow Girls and the Suffragettes. The Maltings, Berwick, 10am. The first in a series of three, with Prof Maria Chester. Tickets: £6.


Berwick Voices Social Evening. Costa Coffee, Berwick, 6pm. For people with learning disabilities.


Coffee Morning. King James Court, Berwick, 10am. Berwick Old Age Pensioners’ Association. £1.

Saturday and Sunday

Alnmouth Arts Festival. 10am to 5pm. 72 artists and groups in 20 venues.

Saturday and Sunday

Classic & Vintage Vehicles. Aln Valley Railway, Lionheart Station. First train 10.30am.

Every Saturday

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

Every Sunday

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

Every Monday

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


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

Every Tuesday

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


Coffee Morning. The Pottergate Centre, Alnwick, 10am to noon, for Northumbrian Hedgehog Rescue Trust.


Aln and Breamish Local History Society. St Bartholomew’s Church, Whittingham, 7.30pm. Visitors £3.

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

Community Ukuleles. Shilbottle Community Hall, 7pm.

Until September 1

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


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 during 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. See www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

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