What’s on in north Northumberland – week ending June 11, 2015

Derek Acorah
Derek Acorah

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


Tuesday, June 6: Alnwick Playhouse Junior Youth Theatre – Wind in the Willows. Alnwick Playhouse. 7pm. £8, child/student £6. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, June 9: Derek Acorah – The Psychic Ether Tour. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £21 box, £19 circle, £15 (£14 conc) stalls. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, June 10: Royal Opera House Live – La Boheme. Live streaming. Alnwick Playhouse: 7.15pm. Premier £16, standard £15, child/student £10. 01665 510785. Maltings, Berwick

: 7.15pm. £16.75, £15.75 conc, child £8.75. Schools: student £5 & teacher free (min. 10 students). 01289 330999.

Thursday, June 11: Kevin Moore – Crocodiles In Cream. A one-man show about Lewis Carroll. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £10.50, standard £9.50. 01665 510785.


Tonight: Child 44 (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.80, standard £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Tonight: Fast and Furious 7 (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow: While We’re Young (15). Maltings, Berwick

. 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

Saturday, June 6: Avengers – Age of Ultron (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785.

Saturday, June 6: Moomins on the Riviera (U). Maltings, Berwick

. 2.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75, babies free. 01289 330999.

Saturday, June 6: Far From the Madding Crowd (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.80, standard £7.50, conc £7. 01665 510785.

Saturday, June 6: Spooks – The Greater Good (15). Maltings, Berwick

. 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, June 10: A Little Chaos (12a). Maltings, Berwick

. 1pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75. 01289 330999.


Tonight: Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. Stuart Anderson Trio. Musicians/listeners welcome. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Annual membership £8. Members £3, non-members £5. 01668 281307.

Tonight and Thursday, June 11: Buskers’ Night. Black Swan, Alnwick. 9pm–midnight. Free. Musicians/listeners welcome.

Tomorrow: Royal Northern Sinfonia - Danzi, Holst, Barber & Reicha Wind Quintet. Maltings, Berwick

. 7pm. £12, £10.50 conc, child £5. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow: Blake in Harmony. Performance by the Brit Award-winning harmonisers. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £21.50, standard £20.50, conc £19.50. 01665 510785.

Saturday, June 6: The Railsplitters. Award-winning bluegrass band. St Cuthbert’s House B&B, Seahouses. 7pm for 7.45pm. 7.30pm. Tickets £10. To book, 01665 720456.

Saturday, June 6: Alwinton Summer Concerts. Piano recital by Kenneth Hamilton. Thropton Music Centre. 7.30pm. Information/tickets, alwintonconcerts.org

Sunday, June 7: Live Music Day. Featuring a number of bands. There will also be diesel trains with rides (additional charge for adults). Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. 10.45am–3.30pm. Admission by donation at the gate. Visit alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Monday, June 8: Northumberland Traditional Live Music Session. Fishers Arms, Horncliffe. 8pm. Free. 01665 722835.

Tuesday, June 9: Buskers’ Night. All welcome. Craster Arms, Beadnell. 8pm. 07939 498879.

Thursday, June 11: MacFloyd. Pink Floyd tribute act. Maltings, Berwick

. 7.30pm. £15. 01289 330999.


Tonight: Aurora Night. Kielder Observatory. 9pm. £16, conc £14. Information/booking, kielderobservatory.org

Today to Thursday, June 11: A Garden of Fairytales. A fairytale adventure inspired by Grimm’s childhood favourites. Live actors and actresses play fairytale characters, including The Big Bad Wolf, The Wicked Queen, The Huntsman and The Princess. The Alnwick Garden. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Today to Thursday, June 11: 40 Days of Fun. At Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Visit ford-and-etal.co.uk or call 01890 820338.

Today and Thursday, June 11: Gateway Drop-in. Free drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall. 9am–4pm.

Saturday, June 6: Car-boot Sale. Castle Green, Bamburgh. 9am–2pm. Cars £5, refreshments available. 01668 214634.

Saturday, June 6: Budding Artist – Crafty Crowns. The Alnwick Garden. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Saturday, June 6: Art Workshop. Clifford Blakey - acrylics. Coquetdale Art Centre Studio, Rothbury. 10am–4pm. To book, 01669 621557.

Saturday, June 6: Music Workshop. Waterloo – Songs from the Napoleonic Wars with Margaret Watchorn. With regimental ditties, songs of love and loss and ballads of bravery. Parish Church Room, Embleton. 10.30am–1pm. To book, 01665 576245.

Saturday, June 6: Discovering Rockpools. Join the NWT Living Seas team and learn more about the creatures living on our shores. Meet at the car park off Beach View, Boulmer. 11.30am–1.30pm. £3, U5s free. 0191 284 6884.

Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7: Belsay Horse Trials. Premier equestrian event featuring dressage, show-jumping and cross-country. At Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Contact 01661 881206.

Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7: Potter-inspired Characters. Alnwick Castle. Normal admission applies. Check times and location on arrival. 01665 511100.

Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7: Bonkers about Badges. Have a go at making your own badge. Woodhorn Museum. Noon–3pm. Donations welcome. 01670 624455.

Sunday, June 7: Budding Artist – Bewitched Bottles. The Alnwick Garden. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Sunday, June 7: Heavy Horse Festival. Showcase of showing, driving, riding and traditional skills plus trade stands and children’s activities. At Etal Showground. 9.30am to 5pm. Adults £10, OAP £7, children free.

Sunday, June 7: Open Farm Sunday. Visit a farm and find out the story behind our food. At North Bellshill Farm, Belford, and Cockle Park Farm, Morpeth. More information, visit www.farmsunday.org

Sunday, June 7: Open Garden. In aid of HospiceCare North Northumberland. Glanton Pyke. 1pm–5pm. No Dogs. Wheelchair access limited. £4, U16s free. 01665 606515.

Sunday, June 7: Daytime Astronomy – Solar Sunday. Kielder Observatory. 4pm–6pm. £15, conc £13, family £45.04. Information/booking, kielderobservatory.org

Monday, June 8, and Wednesday, June 10: National Bookstart Week - Stories and Rhymes. Jungle-themed stories, rhymes, and crafts and free giveaways, including a special free book to take home. U5s and their carers. Monday: Alnwick Library, 2pm–2.45pm, 01670 622154. Wednesday: Wooler Library, 10.30am–11.30am, 01668 282123. Both events free.

Tuesday, June 9: Challenge Yourself Crochet Workshop. Shilbottle Community Hall. 1.30pm–4.30pm. £6, bring a crochet hook and wool. To book, 01665 714736.

Thursday, June 11: Introduction to Invertebrates. Join Suzanne Bairner from Buglife for a one-day course on invertebrate ID. Meet at Druridge Bay Country Park. 10.30am–3pm. £35. 0191 284 6884.

Thursday, June 11: Raw Vision – The Power of Outsider Art. Artist and Art History lecturer, Simon Terry, will deliver a talk on the subject of Outsider Art, that is, art produced in hospitals and by artists otherwise on the margins of mainstream arts due to disability or social circumstances. Woodhorn Museum. 2pm–3.30pm. Booking essential, 01670 624455.


Today: Alnwick & District Natural History Society. Walk at Harthope Valley looking for evidence of breeding birds and flowers. 2pm. Meet at Carey Burn Bridge (OS75 - 975250). Visitors £1.50. 01665 602614.

Saturday, June 6: Ranger Walks. Guided hike to explore parts of

Cragside that are off the beaten track. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Sunday, June 7: South Middleton to Ingram. Eight miles. After meeting at Ingram (10am) there will be a short transfer (included in the price) to the start of the walk at South Middleton. Informaiton/booking, visit shepherdswalks.co.uk or call 01669 621044.

Sunday, June 7: Alnwick Ramblers. Hedgehope from Breamish valley. Nine miles. Meet Hartside verge. 10.30am. Detials/if weather inclement, 07885 933445.

Tuesday, June 9: Ranger Walk – Wildlife on the Wannie Line. £4. 1pm–3.30pm. Booking essential, 01670 773606.

Tuesday, June 9, and Wednesday, June 10: Garden Walks. Guided walk through the formal gardens at

Cragside. Noon–1pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.