What’s on in north Northumberland - March 1 - March 8

Join local dancer Chlo� Smith for a new dance project at The Maltings on Wednesday, March 7. More details below.
Join local dancer Chlo� Smith for a new dance project at The Maltings on Wednesday, March 7. More details below.

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.



The Wind in the Willows. Shilbottle Community Hall, 6.30pm. A warm and imaginative stage adaptation of this childhood classic. Tickets: Adult £8, concs £7, child £4, family ticket £19. Call 07946 537703 to book or online at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk


Brave Folk. Amble Parish Hall, 7.30pm. A winter’s saga of love and courage. Tickets: Adults £8, concs £7, child £5. Tickets are on sale at N&F Young Decorating Supplies or at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk and on the door.


Royal Opera House: Carmen Live Broadcast. The Maltings, Berwick, 6.45pm. Bizet’s classic French opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky’s intense production. Tickets: £16.75, concs £15.75, child £8.75. Schools: student £5 and teacher free (min. 10 students). See www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or call 01289 330999.

Thursday (March 8)

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Alnwick Playhouse, 7pm. A Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell in this classic tale. Tickets: £15.50-£16.50, concs £14.50, child/student £10, available at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk or on 01665 510785.



Call Me By Your Name. Alnwick Playhouse, 2.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20, Certificate (15).

Tonight and Wednesday

Darkest Hour. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (PG).


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5 (16 and under). Certificate (15).


Paddington 2. Alnwick Playhouse, 1pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (PG).


All the Money in the World. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (15).


The Post. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8-£8.50, concs £7.50, child/student £5.50, friends £7.20. Certificate (12A).

Thursday (March 8)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5 (16 and under). Certificate (12A).



Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club: Alan Small and Gemma Donald. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury, 7pm. Members £4, visitors £5.


An Opera Gala Evening. Northumbrian Music Festival, Doxford Hall, 6pm to 9pm. Phone 01668 283100 for tickets.


Magical Mozart by Candlelight. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. This fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Tickets: £20.50-£21.50, concs £19.50.


La Soustraction des fleurs. The Coquetdale Music Trust, Thropton, 7.30pm. Trio La Soustraction des fleurs is a creative musical ensemble that has been performing for 15 years. Tickets £10 adult, under 14s free. On sale at Tully’s Rothbury or email lesleyhallcoquetdalemusictrust@gmail.com


Organ Recital by Alison Rudd. St John’s Church, Alnmouth, 10.30am.


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


Belford Folk. Blue Bell Hotel, Belford, 8pm to 11pm. Meetings for great traditional music. Free.


Every Friday

Elderberries Walking Group. The Alnwick Garden, 10am to noon. Meet at the main courtyard entrance for an hour’s stroll, followed by coffee.


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


Every Thursday

Berwick Arts Choir. United Reformed Church, Spittal, 7.30pm. All welcome. See www.berwickartschoir.co.uk

Every Thursday

Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, 10am to 4pm. Free drop-in to play cards, read newspapers, watch television or use the internet, and crafts.

Every Thursday

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

Every Thursday

Dancing. Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Ballroom and Latin. £2.50. 01289 307953.


Free Exercise Sessions. The Swan Centre, Berwick, 10.30am to 11.30am. Free support to help people with Parkinson’s. Accessed with referral from a GP. Tailored plan to suit all ranges of fitness and abilities. It will remain free until March 29.


Lent Lunch. St Michael’s Church, Alnwick, noon to 1.15pm.


Churches Together Women’s World Day of Prayer service. St Andrew’s Church, Berwick, 2pm.


Howards End and the Condition of England. William Elder Building, Berwick, 10am to 1pm. A talk by Richard Moore. Tickets: £9.

Every Friday and Monday

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


Time for a Cuppa. Ellingham Villaghe Hall, 11am. Coffee morning and raffle in aid of Dementia UK.

Every Saturday

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


North East of England & Scottish Borders Begonia Society meeting. Village Annex at Dinnington Village, just behind Newcastle Airport, 2pm to 4pm.

Every Monday

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


Quiz Night. The Brown Bear, Berwick, 8pm. Play alone or in teams of six. £1.


Creative Writing Session with Gilly Beckett. Berwick Library, 10am to noon.


British Legion Easter Fayre. Berwick Voluntary Centre, 10am to 1pm.


Alnmouth and My Family. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick, 7.30pm. Talk by John Yearnshire. Free entry, but donation requested for non-members of the Alnwick Branch of the N&D Family History Society.


The Maltings Youth Dance. The Maltings, Berwick, 4pm (9-13 and 5pm (14-18). Within the professional environment of a real theatre and studio, gain the opportunity to experience and develop your own choreographic skills and personal technique. No experience necessary. Tickets: £4.

Every Tuesday

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


Dance Project Open Workshop. The Maltings, Berwick, 6pm to 7.30pm. For dances aged 8 to 80. Local dancer Chloë Smith will work with the dancers to create a new performance about Spring, to be performed at Coronation Park in May. No previous experience necessary.

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

Community Ukuleles. Shilbottle Community Hall, 7pm.

Every Wednesday

Contract Bridge. Alnwick Hospital, 6.30pm. For further details call 01665 603197.

Until May 13

The Archive of Smith, Berwick: From Photo-News Service to Photo Centre. The Granary Gallery, Berwick, Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Free admission.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. Call 0300 030 3311 or visit www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle. Re-opens March 29.

Alnwick Garden. Visit www.alnwickgarden.com

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 4pm. Adults £4, concs £3, children £1, under fives free.

Bamburgh Castle. Weekends only, 11am to 4.30pm. Adult £10.85, child £5, under fives free. See www.bamburghcastle.com

Barter Books, Alnwick Station. 01665 604888. Open daily, 9am to 7pm.

Belford Hidden History Museum. Daily, 10am to 4pm. Free. See www.belfordhiddenhistory.co.uk

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Weekends, 10am to 4pm. Adult £9.30, concs £8.40, child £5.60.

Berwick Barracks. Re-opens March 29.

Chillingham Castle. Closed until Easter.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. Closed for winter.

Cragside. Grounds open Friday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. House closed for winter. Adult £5.60, child £3, family £14. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside for more details.

Dunstanburgh Castle. Open weekends, 10am to 4pm. Adult £5, concs £4.50, child £3.

Edlingham Castle. Open during daylight. Free.

Etal Castle. Re-opens March 30.

Eyemouth Museum. Open Monday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm.

Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Open daily March 26 to November 4.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. Open daily March 25 to November 4. Hourly trains from 11am to 3pm (4pm in peak season).

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. Open daily March 26 to November 4.

House of Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum. Willowburn, Alnwick, Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Free.

Howick Hall Gardens. Open five days a week until the end of March. See www.howickhallgardens.com

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford. Open March 25 to September 30.

Lindisfarne Castle. Closed for restoration. Gertrude Jekyll Garden, lime kilns and shop open daily.

Lindisfarne Centre. Adult £4, concs £3.50, child £2, free under fives. See www.lindisfarne-centre.com

Lindisfarne Priory. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Adult £6.50, concs £5.90, child £3.90.

Longframlington Gardens. 01665 570382. See www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Closed until Easter.

Preston Tower, Chathill. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Admission: £2, child 50p, concs £1.50.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Free.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage. Weekends, castle only, 10am to 4pm. Adult £6.20, concs £5.60, child £3.70.

Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives. Museum open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Northumberland Archives, Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.