What’s on in north Northumberland - September 22 - September 29

Cineplay Day: Where The Wild Things Are.comes to Alnwick Playhouse on Saturday. Join beasties big and small and step inside this incredible story. More details below.
Cineplay Day: Where The Wild Things Are.comes to Alnwick Playhouse on Saturday. Join beasties big and small and step inside this incredible story. 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.



National Theatre Live: The Threepenny Opera. Alnwick Playhouse, 7pm. A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical, broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. Tickets: premier £16.50, standard £15.50, concs £14.50, child/student £10.


Funny Bones And Wisdom Teeth. The Memorial Hall, Longframlington, 7.30pm. A one-man comedy show, written and performed by ex-doctor and dentist and retired comedy writer and performer Ray Lowry. Tickets: £8, concs £7. Bring your own alcohol. Tickets are available at www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/287153 or on 0333 666 3366.


Under The Bed – A Fairytale For Grown Ups. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Under the Bed is a compelling new play about childhood trauma and what happens when nightmares are indistinguishable from reality. Tickets: Pay what you decide. Book your seats free and then pay what you think appropriate at the end of the performance.


RSC OnScreen: Cymbeline. Alnwick Playhouse, 7pm. Cymbeline is a ruler of a divided Britain. When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. But a powerful figure behind the throne is plotting to seize power and murder them both. Tickets: premier £15.50, standard £14.50, concs £13.50, child/student £10.



Berwick Film Society: April and the Extraordinary World. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. A contemporary French animation for adults and big children. Tickets: £7.95, concs £6.95, BFS Passholders free. Certificate (PG).

Until Wednesday

Bridget Jones’s Baby. Alnwick Playhouse, (days and times vary). For once, Bridget Jones has everything completely under control and is focused on her career as a top news producer, until her love life takes centre stage once more when she discovers she is pregnant. Tickets: premier £7.80, standard £7.50, concs £7, child/student £5.50, friends £6.75. Certificate (15).


The Shallows. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Tickets: £7.45, £6.45 concs, child £4.45 (16 and under). Certificate (15).


Seahouses Cinema Club: Breaking the 4th Wall. Seahouses Hub, 7pm. Adults who love cinema will be discussing films, styles, techniques and genres.


Swallows and Amazons. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Lake District, Swallows and Amazons is a heartwarming adventure for all the family. Tickets: £7.45, £6.45 concs, child £4.45 (16 and under), baby free (two and under).


Borders Music and Arts Society. A recital of piano music by Evgeny Samoilov. Mellerstain House, 7.30pm. For enquiries and tickets please contact Isobel Laferty on 01835 864153, or at isatctanet@hotmail.com

Live Music/Dance


Mozart on Tweed Festival. St Mary’s, Ladykirk, 7.30pm. For more information and to reserve tickets visit www.andantechamberchoir.webs.com


Harvest Moon Ceilidh. Tillmouth Village Hall, 7.30pm. In aid of the British Heart Foundation and hall. Tickets £10 on 01890 882305 or 01890 882463, including supper and hot refreshments.


Maggie Adamson and Brian Nicholson. Coquetdale Music Trust, Thropton, 7.30pm. Shetland’s foremost Fiddle and Guitar duo will be playing a variety of music from Shetland tunes to American Rags, Scottish Hornpipes, Strathspeys and Swing. Admission £10, under 14 free. Pay on the door.


Juliet Kelly – Bond to Bowie: Songs of Stage and Screen. Whittingham Memorial Institute, 7.30pm. Jazz vocalist Juliet Kelly showcases some of her favourite songs from stage and screen. Tickets: £8, £4 concs. Bookings on 01670 772 600 or online at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk


Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Ship Inn, Low Newton. Contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835 for more information.


Hungrytown. The Queens Head, Rothbury, 8pm. Vermonters Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, who make up Hungrytown, will be performing in Rothbury and Alnwick to support their latest album, Further West. Tickets: £8.



Workshop – saving energy in your community centre. St Aidan’s Hall, 46 Church Street, Berwick, 2pm to 4pm. Free event. Tea, cake and sandwiches provided. To book a place contact Christine Nicholls at christinenicholls@ca-north.org.uk or just turn up.


Hey Presto! Alnwick Playhouse, 1pm and 4pm. Roll up, roll up, there’s a brilliant new production in town. Presto and Monty are best friends. Featuring original live music, magic tricks and lots of laughs for children under seven and their families. Tickets: £3.50, under six months free.


Joy of Jive. Felton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Joy of Jive classes of modern jive are continuing in full swing, and they will continue to teach in the hall every other Thursday evening. Beginners are welcome and partners are not necessary.

Until Sunday

Foldyard. 32 Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed, 10am to 5pm. The sixth annual Open Studio. Dave Watson, painter, and Morag Eaton, printmaker, host guest artists Dan Kenny, photographer and printmaker, and Meg Kenny, textile artist and printmaker.

Until Sunday

Berwick Visual Arts: LS Lowry: On the Sands, Berwick. Granary Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed. Rare artwork shown alongside the Space Craft exhibition, running until September 25. Every Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm. Free entry.

Every Thursday

Berwick Arts Choir. Reformed Church, Spittal, 7.30pm. A varied programme of choral music has been planned for 2016/2017. Singers in all sections of the choir will be made welcome – no audition is necessary.

Every Thursday

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

Every Thursday

Learn to dance ballroom and Latin. A class for absolute beginners. Every Thursday at Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, at 7.30pm. £2.50 per person. For further details, call 01289 307953.

Every Thursday

Tea Dance Group. Hadston Community Centre, 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Admission of £1.50 includes a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit. Dance tuition is free.

Every Friday

Bible Meeting. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth, 7.30pm to 8.30pm. The purpose of these meetings is to impart faith to those who have no faith, to restore faith to those who have lost it, and to strengthen the faith of those who have it.

Every Saturday

Modern and sequence dancing. St Aidan’s Hall, Church Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed, 8pm to 11pm. Entry is £3, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits.


Art and Crafts Fair. Bamburgh Pavilion, 11am to 5pm. Free entry.


Cineplay Day: Where The Wild Things Are. Alnwick Playhouse, 11am and 2pm. Join beasties big and small as we step inside this incredible story. Craft outlandish outfits, create masks and prepare to create and unleash your inner Wild Thing. Tickets: standard £4.50.


Pop up cafe. Boulmer Village Hall, 10am to 3pm. In aid of the village hall. Free entry.

Every Sunday

Car Boot Sale. Castlegate Car Park, Berwick, Sunday morning. The event is run by the Greenses Residents’ Committee in aid of local charities.


Ponteland Civic Society. St Mary’s Church Hall, Thornhill Road, Ponteland, 7.30pm. Freda Thompson, a city guide, will give her talk entitled Mr Grainger’s Market. Non-members are invited, for whom there is a nominal charge of £2.


An Audience with Rob Biddilph. Alnwick Playhouse, 10.30am. Join the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize winning author of Blown Away and GRRRRR! for mischief, heart and humour, with his new picture book Odd Dog Out. Ages seven and under. Tickets £5.50, includes a hardback copy of Odd Dog Out.

Throughout September

An Exhibition of Paintings by Three Generations. Cafe space at Artique in Amble, 10am to 4.30pm, Monday to Saturday, noon to 3.30pm Sunday. An exhibition of original paintings by the local Cuthbert family, a grandmother, mother and grandson.

Until November 6

New Exhibition by Artist Helen Poremba. Gallery 45, Felton, 10am to 5pm. Living and working just minutes from the gallery in Main Street Felton, Helen uses free motion embroidery along with scraps of material to depict beautiful, detailed botanical studies.


All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.

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

Alnwick Castle: 01665 511100. Go to www.alnwickcastle.com for opening hours and further details.

Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Go to www.alnwickgarden.com for opening hours. Prices are £12.10 adults, £10.45 concs, £4.40 children, £29.70 family.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Open Tuesdays to Sundays 10am to 4pm. Admission is £4, £3 concs, £1 children, under fives free.

Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm. Admission £10.50, £5 children, £10 senior, £25 family.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station: 01665 604888. Open daily, from 9am to 5pm.

Belford Hidden History Museum. Open daily, from 10am to 4pm. Free admission.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Admission £9.20, £8.30 concs, £5.50 children, £23.90 family.

Berwick Barracks: 01289 304493. Open 10am to 6pm seven days a week until end of September. Admission £4.80, £4.30 concs, £2.90 children, £12.50 family.

Chillingham Castle: 01668 215359. Open every afternoon, except Saturday, until the end of October. Adults £9.50, £8.50 concs, £5.50 children (under five’s free), £23 family. www.chillingham-castle.com

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

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate: 01669 620333. Closed Monday. Open Tuesday to Sunday, house 11am to 5pm, gardens and woodland 10am to 6pm. Admission £10.20, £5.10 child, £25.50 family.

Dunstanburgh Castle: 01665 576231. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £4.90, £4.40 concs, £2.90 children, £12.70 family.

Edlingham Castle: 0870 333 1181. Open any reasonable time during daylight hours. Admission is free.

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

Eyemouth Museum: 01890 751701. Open daily from March to the end of October. Admission: £3.50 adult, £3 concs. Under 16s free. See www.eyemouthmuseum.org for more information

Heatherslaw Cornmill: 01890 820488. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm. Admission £3.80, £3.20 concs, £10 family, under-fives free.

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

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre: 01890 820338. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm.

House of Hardy fishing tackle museum. Willowburn, Alnwick. Telephone 01665 510027. Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Free entry.

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

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 01890 820338. Open daily, from 11am to 5pm. Admission £3, £2.70 concs, £8 family, under fives free.

Lindisfarne Castle: 01289 389244. Call for opening times. Gift aid admission: £7.80, £3.90 child, £19.40 family.

Lindisfarne Centre: 01289 389004. Call for opening times. Admission £4, £3.50 concs, £2 children, £10 family, under five’s free.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £6.20, £5.60 concs, £3.70 children, £16.10 family.

Longframlington Gardens: 01665 570382. Open all year. Open gate until September 30, 10am to 4.30pm, Wednesday to Saturday, plus bank holidays. Welcome other days and times, including evenings by request. Just call or email. Telephone 01665 570382 or 07858 757339. Email: info@longframlingtongardens.co.uk See website for diary of events www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. 01665 579443. Open every Friday on the Chillingham Road, off the A1. All proceeds go to charity.

Preston Tower, Chathill: 01665 589227. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm, or dusk, whichever is earlier. Admission: £2.50 children, £1.50 concs or groups.

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

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

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Castle: Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid entry: £6, £5.40 concs, £3.60 children, £15.60 family. Hermitage: Open on Sunday and Monday only, from 11am to 4pm. Admission £4, £3.60 concs, £2.40 children, £10.40 family.

Woodhorn Museum and Archives, Ashington: 01670 624455, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington: Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am to 5pm. Northumberland Archives: Open Wednesday to Saturday, from 10am to 4pm.