What’s on in north Northumberland – week ending July 2, 2015

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Theatre, films, live music, walks and other events taking place in Northumberland this week.

Stage/theatre

Tonight until Saturday, July 4

Top Hat. {http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/sunderland-empire/|Sunderland Empire|Link to the Sunderland Empire website}. 7.30pm. £17 - £45.40. 0844 8713022.

Tonight until Saturday, June 27

Oklahoma. Theatre Royal, Newcastle. 7.30pm and 2.30pm Saturday, June 27. From £14. 08448 112121.

Tomorrow

And Finally... Phil Collins. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £15, £13.50 conc, circle £17, box seat £19, child £8. 01289 330999.

Thursday, July 2 until Saturday, July 4

Even Bigger Trouble in Little Rock. Maltings Junior Youth Theatre Maltings, Berwick. 7pm and 2pm on Saturday July 4. £10, £8 conc, family £30. 01289 330999.

Films

Tonight

A little Chaos (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £7.80, £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Tonight

Age of Adaline (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow

The Good Lie (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £7.80, £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Saturday, June 27

Two by Two (U). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc £6.75, child £4.75 babies free. 01289 330999.

Saturday, June 27

Pitch Perfect 2 (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc £6.75, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

Saturday, June 27

Tomorrowland (PG). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £7.80, £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Saturday, June 27

Tomorrowland (PG). Seahouses Hub. 1.30pm for a 2pm start. £7, conc £6.50, child £4.00, family £19.00. 01665 721868.

Saturday, June 27

Pitch Perfect 2 (12a). Seahouses Hub. 5.30pm for a 6pm start. £7, conc £6.50, child £4.00, family £19.00. 01665 721868.

Wednesday, July 1

A Royal Night Out (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £7.80, £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Thursday, July 2

Danny Collins (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc £6.75, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

Live Music

Tonight

Rothbury Roots. Adrian Nation, with support from Burke & Homer. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm for 8pm. £10. Booking advised, 01669 620470.

Tomorrow

Thank Folk it’s Friday. Woodhorn Museum. Treat yourself to a cuppa and enjoy a free monthly music performance. This month is Andrew Lobb. 2pm - 3pm. Information, visitWoodhorn Museum

Saturday, June 27

Folk Music Concert. Woodhorn Museum. At the launch of their new exhibition Sound Strata there will be a traditional Northumbrian music concert and rapper dancing. Free admission. 2pm - 3pm. Visit Woodhorn Museum

Events

Today until July 5

The 1715 Rising in the North. {http://www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk|Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick|Link to the Bailiffgate Museum website.}. Commemorating the Northumbrian Jacobites and the 300th anniversary of an ill-fated attempt to restore the Stuart Monarchy.

Today until July 5

Generation NOISE. Berwick Visual Arts. Berwick Gymnasium Gallery. Information, visit Maltings, Berwick.

Today until July 3

40 days of fun at Heatherslaw Mill. Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Various events taking place throughout the anniversary. Information, visit www.ford-and-etal.co.uk/heatherslaw-mill or 01890 820338.

Tonight

Northumberland Astronomical Society. Open evening for anyone interested in learning more about the group and astronomy. The Trap Inn, Broomhill. 7.30pm.

Tonight

Planets Night. Keilder Observatory. 9pm. £16, conc £14. Information/booking, Keilderobservatory.org

Tomorrow

Armstrong’s Bridges. The story of some of the bridges Lord Armstrong was involved with. Coachman’s House, Cragside. £6 including a cuppa and biscuits. 11am - noon. 01669 622001.

Tomorrow

Action for Children coffee morning. Seahouses Methodist Church. Including raffle, cake stall and tombola. 10.30am - noon.

Tomorrow

Aurora Night. Kielder Observatory. 8.30pm. £20, conc £18. Information/booking, Kielderobservatory.org

Saturday, June 27

Alnwick Gardens. Budding Artists. Saturday is Budding Artists. Sunday is Crafty Crowns. Standard entry applies. Information, visit The Alnwick Garden.

Saturday, June 27

Barefoot Walk launch. Kick off your shoes, give your feet a treat, you can wash your feet just bring a towel. Cragside. 10am - 5pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Saturday, June 27

Widdrington Armed Forces Day. Various activities. 10.30am - 5pm at Widdrington Community Centre.

Saturday, June 27

Friends of Bullfield Community Orchard. The AGM of the friends will be held from noon alongside a day of activities from 1pm. The event will be covered for whatever the weather. The Bullfield Community Orchard is situated by Weavers Way, Alnwick.

Saturday, June 27

Sound Strata Exhibition launch. Woodhorn Museum. Launch of the new Sound Strata exhibition in the Workshop Galleries followed by live music concert at 2pm. Information, visit www.experiencewoodhorn.com

Saturday, June 27

Osprey Watch. Leaplish Waterside Park, behind the Boat Inn restaurant. This will be the sixth Osprey watch at Kielder. 10.30am - 4.30pm. Information visit www.nwt.org.uk

Saturday, June 27

Coffee morning and book exchange. Shilbottle Community Hall. 10am - Noon. Come along for a drink and a chat to friends. Call 01665 581126.

Saturday, June 27

Family Astronomy. Kielder Observatory. 5pm - 6.30pm. £16, conc £14. Information/booking, Kielder Observatory

Saturday, June 27

Aurora Night. Kielder Observatory. 8.30pm. £20, conc £18. Information/booking, Kielder Observatory

Saturday, June 27

Rustic Woodcraft with Jon Purkins. Gallery 45, Felton. 10.30am - 3.30am. Carve green wood to make a flower, a small hand mallet and a rustic stool. £45 includes materials, lunch, coffee and cake. Booking required on 01670 783424.

Saturday, June 27

Tony Montague demonstration. Coquetdale Arts Centre. Demonstrating acrylic painting techniques and advice on materials and equipment in this informal session. More information at www.coquetdale.org.uk or call 01669 621557.

Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28

Fallodon Hall Garden opening. Fallodon Gardens. Saturday, 27 June open 2pm - 5pm in association with the National Gardens Scheme and Sunday, June 28 open 2pm - 5pm in association with the British Red Cross.

Saturday, June 27

Okeanos – Tokaido Road, a Journey After Hiroshige. Third music-theatre work by Nicola LeFanu. 7.30pm. Tickets vary, visit www.alwintonconcerts.org

Sunday, June 28

Bullfield Community Orchard Activity Day. The Bullfield Community Orchard, Weavers Way, Alnwick. Activities including green woodworking, felting, demonstration beehive, live music, refreshments and more.

Sunday, June 28

Mud Weekend. Cragside. Get your hands dirty or create something beautiful from natural materials. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Sunday, June 28

Have-a-go Archery. Belsay Hall. Suitable for everyone. Normal admissions apply. Noon - 4.30pm. Information, visit www.english-heritage.org.uk

Sunday, June 28

The Children’s Foundation’s Family Funday. Kirkley Hall. Fun-filled day for all the family to help The Children’s Foundation as they mark their 25th anniversary. Free entry. 11am - 4pm. Tickets on the day or email childrens.foundation@nuth.nhs.uk

Sunday, June 28

Make Your Mark. Woodhorn Museum. Mark on our giant map of the North East coastline with mixed media to add your own stories. Noon - 3pm. Free, donations welcome. Information, visit Woodhorn Museum

Sunday, June 28

Kielder Vintage and Classic Car Rally. Vintage tractors, classic cars and motorbikes at the annual Kielder show. 10.30am - 4pm. Free admission. 01434 220242.

Sunday, June 28

Daytime Astronomy. Kielder Observatory. 4pm - 7pm. £15, conc £13. Information/booking, Kielder Observatory

Sunday, June 27

Aurora Night. Kielder Observatory. 8.30pm. £20, conc £18. Information/booking, Kielder Observatory

Thursday, July 2

St Abbs Summer Markets. Etal Village Hall. The St Abbs Market Traders return to Etal Hall this summer, every Thursday through July and August. Information, visit www.st-abbs-market.com

Walks

Today

Edlingham to Alnwick. Eight miles. After meeting in Rothbury (9.15am) there will be a short transfer to Edlingham. £10. Information, visit shepherdswalks.co.uk or call 01669 621044.

Today, tomorrow, Saturday June 27 and Sunday June 28

Village in Time. Guided walk around Seahouses. At the Tourist Information Centre. Today and Sunday, June 28, meet at 2pm, tomorrow and Saturday, June 27 meet at 6pm. Free. 01670 625593.

Saturday, June 27

Cragside Challenge Walk 2015. 13 miles. 9.30am. Guided walk fully booked. Unguided £25. Information, visit

www.shepherdswalks.co.uk or call 01669 621044.

Saturday, June 27

Ranger Walks. Guided hike to explore parts of Cragside that are off the beaten track. 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Saturday, June 27

Barefoot Walk launch. Kick off your shoes, give your feet a treat, you can wash your feet just bring a towel. Cragside. 10am - 5pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Tuesday, June 30 and Wednesday July 1

Garden Walks. Guided walk through the formal gardens at Craigside. Noon - 1pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

ATTRACTIONS

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick: 0300 030 3311. Open Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am–4.30pm.

Alnwick Castle: 01665 511100. Daily, 10am–5.30pm, last entry 4.15pm. State rooms, 10.30am–4.30pm, last entry 4pm. Entry at the gate: £14.75, conc £12, child (5-16yrs) £7.60, child (0-4yrs) free, family £39.

The Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Daily 10am–6pm. Entry at the gate: £12.10, conc £10.45, child (5-16yrs) £4.40, child (0-4yrs) free, family £29.70.

Armstrong Household & Farming Museum, Chathill: 01665 579443. Open Fridays, 10am–5pm. £4, to charities. Parties catered for by calling the museum.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Open Tuesdays–Sundays, 10am–4pm, but closed Mondays. £4, conc £3, children £1, U5s free.

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

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

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Daily, 10am–6pm. Gift Aid admission: £9.20, child £5.50, conc £8.30, family £23.90.

Berwick Barracks: 01289 304493. Open Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. £4.80, child £2.90, conc £4.30, family £12.50.

Chillingham Castle: 01668 215359. Open Sunday–Friday, noon–5pm, last entry 4.30pm. Closed Saturday. £9.50, conc £8.50, children (5-15yrs) £5.50, U5s free, family £23.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01558 215250. Monday–Friday: Tours 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Sundays: Tours 10am, 11am, noon. Closed Saturday. £8, conc £6, child £3, family £16.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estates: House: Today–tomorrow & Tuesday–Thursday, 1pm–5pm, Saturday–Sunday, 11am-5pm. Garden/woodland: Today-Sunday & Tuesday-Thursday, 10am–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–6pm. Gift Aid admission: £4.90, child £2.90, conc £4.40, family £12.70.

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

Etal Castle: 01890 820332. Open daily, 10am–6pm. Gift Aid admission: £4.80, child £2.90, conc £4.30, family £12.50.

Heatherslaw Cornmill: 01890 820488. Daily, 10am-5pm. £3.80, conc £3.20, family £10, U5s free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway: 01890 820244. Daily 10am-4pm, first train 11am. Return journey prices: £6.50, seniors £6, children £4.50, U5s £2.50, babies free.

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

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

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 01890 820338. Daily 11am–5pm. £3, conc £2.70, family £8, U5s 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, child £2, conc £3.50, family £10, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Daily, 10am-6pm. Gift Aid: £6.20, child £3.70, conc £5.60, family £16.10.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington: 01665 570382. Daily, 8.30am–5pm.

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

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

Wallington: 01670 773600. House: Today-Mon & Wed-Thurs, noon-5pm. Closed Tues. Walled garden: Daily, 10am–7pm. Garden/estate: Daily, 10am–dusk. Gift Aid entry: £12.60, child £6.30, family £31.50.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Castle: Daily, 10am–6pm. Gift Aid entry will be : £6, child £3.60, conc £5.40, family £15.60. Hermitage: Open on Sunday and Monday only, 11am–4pm. £4, child £2.40, conc £3.60, family £10.40.

Woodhorn Museum and archives: 01670 624455 Museum and galleries, Wed–Sun, 10am–5pm. Northumberland Archives, Wed–Sat, 10am–4pm.