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

Patrick Kielty returns to his stand up roots with a brand new show at The Maltings in Berwick.
Patrick Kielty returns to his stand up roots with a brand new show at The Maltings in Berwick.

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.



National Theatre Live presents Donmar Warehouse’s Coriolanus. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. William Shakespeare’s tragedy of political manipulation and revenge features an award-winning performance by Tom Hiddleston. Tickets: £16.75, £15.75 concession, child £8.75. Schools: students £5 (minimum of 10), and teacher goes free.

Tomorrow and Saturday

Camisado Club: You, Me & Everything Else. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Right now, there’s a golden record hurtling through space. It’s about you and me. You, me and the world. You, me and the universe. A science-fact love story. Two ordinary people do an extraordinary thing. Two ordinary people look out into the universe and find the most human thing: love. Tickets: £7.50, schools £4.


Royal Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro (live broadcast). The Maltings, Berwick, 6.45pm. Often considered a perfect opera, Le nozze di Figaro represents Mozart’s genius at its most lively and delightful. Tickets: £16.75 / £15.75 concession, child £8.75. Schools: student £5 (minimum 10 students) and teacher free.

Thursday, October 8

The Importance of Being Earnest LIVE. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.15pm. David Suchet stars as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, which is being broadcast to cinemas from London’s Vaudeville Theatre. Tickets: premier £16.50, standard £15.50, concession £14.50, child/student £10.

Friday, October 9

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Beryl – A Romance on Two Wheels. Amble Parish Hall, 7.30pm. Maxine Peake’s critically acclaimed play celebrates the life and achievements of Yorkshire woman Beryl Burton MBE and OBE. Bookings: 01670 760007 or online at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk Tickets: £8, £7 concession, £5 child.

Saturday, October 10

Launcelot Errington and his nephew Mark: A Tale of Lindisfarne. Guild Town Hall, Berwick, 7.30pm. The Wilson’s Tales Project teams up with Northumberland Theatre Company for its fifth live revival event. Tickets £5 from The Maltings, Berwick on 01289 330999 or at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk



Ed Byrne: Outside, Looking In. The Maltings, Berwick. That bloke. You know. The Irish guy. No, not the bald one. The other one. You know him. The one Carol from work really likes. Wait, that might be Jason Byrne. Anyway. Funny chap. Has a new show. This event is sold out. To enquire about the waiting list please contact the box office on 01289 330999.


Patrick Kielty - Help! The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Patrick Kielty returns to his stand-up roots with a new show. But he can’t do it on his own, he needs your help. Bring him your lovers, your advice and a crayon. He promises to do the rest. Tickets: £14, £12.50 concession.



Vacation. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. In an attempt to re-create his own childhood vacations, Rusty Griswold, played by Ed Helms, takes his wife and sons on a road trip to a theme park, but things don’t go as he planned. Tickets: £7.80 or £7.50, concession £7, child or students £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (15).


The Man from U.N.C.L.E. The Maltings, Berwick, 2.30pm and 7.30pm. A fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series. Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centres on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Tickets: £7.75, £6.75 concession, child £4.75 (16 and under). Certificate (12A).


Miss Julie. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. A period drama set in Ireland over the course of one midsummer night where a servant is seduced by his wealthy mistress. Tickets: £7.80 or £7.50, concession £7, child or students £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (12A).

Live Music


Rothbury Accordion and fiddle club, Leonard Brown and Malcolm Ross. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury, 7.30pm. Members’ admission £3, non-members £5. Musicians and visitors welcome. 01668 281307.


Limehouse Lizzy 2015 Tour. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore. Tickets: premier £18.50, standard £17.50.


Berwick Sound: Waite and Sea. Church of the Holy Trinity, Berwick Parish Church Parade, 4pm. StrongBack Productions in partnership with The Maltings, Berwick Record Office and Berwick Watchtower presents a concert celebration of the music of Berwick-upon-Tweed past and present. Free admission.


Met Opera: Il Trovatore - Verdi (live streaming). Alnwick Playhouse, 5.55pm. Part of Alnwick Playhouse’s stunning Met Opera 2014-15 season, broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Tickets: premier £21, standard £20, concession £19, child/student £10, friends £18.

First Saturday of each month

Dances: Monthly dances are now being held at St Michael and St Paul’s Church Hall, Alnwick, on the first Saturday of each month. Music by Dave Verdon, 8pm to 11.30pm. 01670 856070. Admission £4.


Northumberland traditional music session. Blue Bell, Belford. Contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835 for further information.

Friday, October 9

Berwick Male Voice Choir Concert. Embleton Holy Trinity Church, 7.30pm. Tickets, including refreshments, Advance £9 or at the door £10, available from Mandell’s Coffee Pot, Embleton, Craster Church Committee and The Beauty Box, Bondgate Within, Alnwick. In aid of Craster Church Roof Fund.

Saturday, October 17

4Square. Lesbury Village Hall, 7.30pm. Alternative folk-fusion with clog dancing from Manchester’s ferocious folk foursome. Tickets £8. Phone 07719 243170 or online at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk



Chance to dance every Thursday. Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, Berwick, 7pm until 9.30pm, £2.50 per person. A wide variety of ballroom and Latin American dances, with new ones being regularly taught. 01289 307953.

Today and every Thursday.

Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, 10am to 4pm. Drop in to meet friends over refreshments and maybe play cards, read newspapers, watch TV, use the internet, or in the afternoon, join a craft group.

Today until Saturday, October 3

New exhibition. Gallery 45, Felton. Featuring work by local photographers Lee Kershaw, Anita Nicholson, Andrew Gray, Calum Gladstone and Christophe Chevaugeon. Coffee and cake preview on Saturday, from 11am to 1pm. 45 Main Street, Felton.


Crafts @ the B. Bailiffgate Museum. Shetland Lace Knitting, new course £30. Book online at www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk or call 01665 605847. All tutors are highly experienced professionals.


Design Room Gallery. Autumn exhibition: Ken Spencer and Joanne Wishart, October 3 to October 31, The Old Town Hall Shop, Market Place, Alnwick. Gallery opening hours Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, other times by appointment.


Coffee Morning. Allanton. Quiz, coffee and good conversation. Raffle and cake sales and new decoration. £1.50.


Alnwick Embroiderers’ Guild. St Michael’s Church Hall, 2pm. “Anglo-Saxon and Viking Clothing”, a talk by Paula Constantine. Visitors welcome. £4.


Talk at Barter Books: Alan Fearon MBE - Percy Grainger. Alnwick Station, Wagon Way Road, Alnwick, 7.30pm. £5 entry. (To guarantee a seat, please book in advance at the shop or call 01665 604888).


The Families of Broomhill Colliery. Bailiffgate Museum, 7.15pm. Alnwick Family History Society. All welcome. £2.50 donation requested for non-members. Refreshments.


Alnwick and District Flower Club. A demonstration by Carol Grieves “Flowers and Crafts”. Meetings held at the Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick, at 7pm.


Victorian Baking. Cragside, 1pm to 3pm. Imagine visiting Cragside to be greeted by the smell of fresh baking. Our volunteer cooks in costume will recreate Victorian recipes on the recently restored range in our magnificent kitchen. (Subject to volunteer availability.) See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside


Conservation in action. Cragside, 1pm to 4pm. Meet conservation volunteers and watch how they delicately handle and clean items from Cragside’s collection. (Subject to volunteer availability) See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside


Today until October 23

The Great British Walk. Cragside The National Trust once again brings you the Great British Walk. During the festival, explore Cragside and discover more than 1,000 acres of woodland, lakes and beautiful gardens. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside

Tuesday and Wednesday

Garden Walks. Cragside, noon to 1pm. Join a volunteer gardener for a guided walk through the formal garden. Sign up at the Visitor Centre Shop or Car Park Shop. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside


Ranger Walks. Cragside, 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Join one of our Rangers for a rugged hike to explore parts of Cragside that are off the beaten track. Sign up at the Visitor Centre Shop or Car Park Shop. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside


Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick: 0300 030 3311. For opening times and further details, visit www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle: 01665 511100. Daily, 10am to 5.30pm, last entry 4.15pm. State rooms, 10.30am to 4.30pm, last entry 4pm. Entry at the gate: £14.75, £12 concessions, child (five to 16 years) £7.60, child (up to four years) free, family £39.

Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Daily 10am to 6pm. Entry at the gate: £12.10, £10.45 concessions, child (five to 16 years) £4.40, child (up to four years) free, family £29.70.

Armstrong Household and Farming Museum: Off the A1 at North Charlton: 01665 579443. Open Fridays, 10am to 5pm. £4.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 4pm, but closed Mondays. £4, £3 concessions, child £1, under-fives free.

Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. Daily, 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm. £10.50, child £5, senior £10, family £25.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station: 01665 604888. Daily, 9am to 7pm.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Daily, 10am to 6pm. £9.20, £8.30 concessions, child £5.50, family £23.90.

Berwick Barracks: 01289 304493. Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Admission £4.80, £4.30 concessions, children £2.90, families £12.50.

Chillingham Castle: 01668 215359. Open Sunday to Friday, noon to 5pm, last entry 4.30pm. Closed Saturday. £9.50, £8.50 concessions, child (five to 15 years) £5.50, under-fives free, family £23.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01668 215250. Monday to Friday: Tours 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Sundays: Tours 10am, 11am, noon. Closed Saturday. £8, £6 concessions, child £3, family £16.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate: House: Today, tomorrow and Tuesday to Thursday, 1pm to 5pm, Saturday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm. Garden/woodland: Today to Sunday and Tuesday to Thursday, 10am to 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 to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £4.90, £4.40 concessions, child £2.90, family £12.70.

Edlingham Castle: 0870 333 1181. Open during daylight hours. Free admission.

Etal Castle: 01890 820332. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £4.80, £4.30 concessions, child £2.90, family £12.50.

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

Heatherslaw Light Railway: 01890 820244. Daily, 10am to 4pm, first train 11am. Return journey prices: £6.50, seniors £6, children £4.50, under-fives £2.50, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre: 01890 820338. Daily, 10am to 5pm.

Howick Hall Gardens: 01665 577285. Daily, 10.30am to 6pm, last entry 5pm. Gift aid entry: £7.70, over-60s £6.60, children free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 01890 820338. Daily, 11am to 5pm. £3, £2.70 concessions, family £8, under-fives 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, £3.50 concessions, child £2, family £10, under-fives free.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Gift aid: £6.20, £5.60 concessions, child £3.70, family £16.10.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road: 01665 570382. Autumn season at the gardens and arboretum. For details, including opening times, go to www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

Preston Tower, Chathill: 01665 589227. Open 10am to 6pm, or dusk, whichever is earlier. £2, child 50p, concessions or groups £1.50.

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

Wallington: 01670 773600. Stately home, near Cambo: Today to Monday and Wednesday to Thursday, noon to 5pm. Closed Tuesday. Walled garden: Daily, 10am to 7pm. Garden and estate: Daily, 10am to dusk. Gift aid entry: £12.60, child £6.30, family £31.50.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Castle: Daily, 10am to 6pm. Gift aid entry: £6, £5.40 concessions, child £3.60, family £15.60. Hermitage: Open on Sunday and Monday only, 11am to 4pm. £4, £3.60 concessions, child £2.40, family £10.40.

Woodhorn Museum and Archives: 01670 624455, Museum, Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Northumberland Archives, Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.