What’s on in north Northumberland – week ending June 18, 2015

Ben performs as Jackson Live In Concert
Ben performs as Jackson Live In Concert

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


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

Tomorrow: Opera. Gala performance of The Magic Flute performed by The Pavilion Opera. In aid of the British Red Cross. At The Alnwick Garden. Champagne reception (6.30pm), performance (7.30pm), followed by dinner, raffle and auction. £145. To book, 0191 273 7961.


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

Tomorrow: A Little Chaos (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

Saturday, June 13: Avengers – Age of Ultron (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

Saturday, June 13: Two by Two – oops Noah is gone (U). Seahouses Hub. 3pm. £7, conc £6.50, child £4, family £19. 01665 721868.

Saturday, June 13: A Royal Night Out (12a). Seahouses Hub. 6pm. £7, conc £6.50, child £4, family £19. 01665 721868.

Wed, June 17, and Thurs, June 18: Woman In Gold (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.80, standard £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Wednesday, June 17: The Falling (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75. 01289 330999.


Tonight: MacFloyd. Pink Floyd tribute act. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £15. 01289 330999.

Saturday, June 13: Vin Garbutt – The Teesside Troubadour. With support from fiddlers, Rebecca Rogers and Maggie Wilson. Etal Village Hall. Doors 7.30pm, music 8pm. Booking essential, 01890 820566.

Saturday, June 13: Jackson – Live in Concert. Tribute act. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £19.50, standard £18.50. 01665 510785.

Sunday, June 14: Summer Concert. Alnwick and District Choral Society and Alnwick Playhouse Concert Band. St Paul’s Church, Alnwick. 7.30pm. £10 on the door, students free.

Monday, June 15: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. The Railway, Acklington. 8pm. Free.

Wednesday, June 17: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Fleece, Alnwick. 8pm. Free.


Today: Coffee Morning – Make a Noise in Libraries. Find out about audio and large-print books in libraries. Alnwick Library. 10am–noon. Free. 01665 602689.

Today: Introduction to Invertebrates. Join Suzanne Bairner for a course on invertebrate ID. Meet at Druridge Bay Country Park. 10.30am–3pm. £35. 0191 284 6884.

Today: Talk. Raw Vision – The Power of Outsider Art by Simon Terry. Woodhorn Museum. 2pm–3.30pm. Booking essential, 01670 624455.

Today to Thursday, June 18: 40 Days of Fun. At Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Visit ford-and-etal.co.uk or call 01890 820338.

Today and Thursday, June 18: Gateway Drop-in. Free drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall. 9am–4pm.

Tomorrow: Half-hour History. Discover the stories of Wallington’s past. 11.30am–noon and 2pm–2.30pm. Normal admission. 01670 773606.

Tomorrow: Quiz Night. Shilbottle Community Hall. 7pm. £2 per person with teams of up to six people. Raffle and spot prizes. Bring drinks/nibbles.

Tomorrow: North Northumberland Bird Club. A talk on bird migration by Ieuan Evans. Bamburgh Cricket Pavilion. 7.30pm. Visitors/non-members £2. 01289 388869.

Tomorrow: Late Night Deep Sky and Planets. Kielder Observatory. 11.55pm–2.55am. £20, conc £18. Information/booking, visit www.kielderobservatory.org

Tomorrow to Sunday, June 14: Mighty Dub Fest. Fun for all the family with Volkswagens, live music and traders. At Alnwick Pastures. For more information, visit www.mightydubfest.co.uk

Saturday, June 13: Knitting Workshop. Finishing Techniques with Judith Goodfellow. Gallery 45, Felton. 10.30am–3.30pm. £45, materials and refreshments included. Booking essential, 01670 783424.

Saturday, June 13: Northumberland Miners’ Picnic. Free day out celebrating Northumberland’s heritage with traditional and contemporary music, song and dance, among other things. Visit experiencewoodhorn.com or call 01670 624455.

Saturday, June 13: Art Demonstration. Michael Ewart – oil painting. Coquetdale Art Centre Studio, Rothbury. 11am–1pm. To book, 01669 621557.

Saturday, June 13: Cellar and Attic Tours. Wallington. Noon–1pm, 1.45pm–2.45pm and 3.15pm–4.15pm. Tickets, £5, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Normal admission applies. 01670 773606.

Saturday, June 13: Family Astronomy. Kielder Observatory. 5pm–6.30pm. £16, conc £14, family £45.04. Information/booking, visit www.kielderobservatory.org

Saturday, June 13: Lindisfarne Castle Supperclub. Unique dining experience on the Upper Battery of Lindisfarne Castle. 6pm–10pm. £99. Booking essential, 01289 389244.

Saturday, June 13: Late Night Deep Sky Observing. Kielder Observatory. 11.55pm–2.55am. £20, conc £18. Information/booking, visit www.kielderobservatory.org

Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14: Photography Workshop. With Jim Gibson. Photographic presentation followed by practical sessions. Bring your own camera. Heatherslaw Corn Mill. 9am–4pm. £40 per day. Booking essential, 01890 820338.

Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14: National Insect Weekend. Learn what makes an insect an insect and take part in mini beast surveys and an identification trail. At Kirkley Hall Zoo. 10am to 4pm. Visit www.kirkleyhallzoo.co.uk

Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14: Osprey Watch. Use telescopes to observe the birds. Boat Inn restaurant, Leaplish. 10.30am–4.30pm.

Sunday, June 14: Table-top Sale. Alnwick Community Centre has teamed up with Dianne Wattson (Body Shop and Osborne Book rep) to host a table top sale to fund-raise for the Centre. At Alnwick Community Centre. 10am–3pm. For a table, (£5 plus 10 per cent of seller’s takings) call 01665 602856.

Sunday, June 14: Jurassic Garden. See T-Rex and velociraptors. The Alnwick Garden. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350

Sunday, June 14: In Focus. Try a range of binoculars, telescopes and other optical equipment. Hauxley Nature Reserve. 10am–4pm. Free. 0191 284 6884 (weekdays), 01665 711578 (weekends).

Sunday, June 14: Morpeth Fair Day. 10am–5pm. Visit www.morpethfair.org.uk

Sunday, June 14: Big Dig Open Day. Learn a variety of archaeological and historical skills. Ford Moss Colliery. 11am–3pm. Visit ford-and-etal.co.uk for more information.

Sunday, June 14: Ford School Summer Fair. Wide-range of activities. Ford School. 11am–4.30pm. Free.

Sunday, June 14: Badge-making Workshop. Woodhorn Museum. Noon–3pm. All donations welcome. 01670 624455.

Sunday, June 14: Daytime Astronomy – Solar Sunday. Kielder Observatory. 4pm–6pm. £15, conc £13, family £45.04. Information/booking, visit www.kielderobservatory.org

Monday, June 15: The News from Waterloo. Talk and book signing with Brian Cathcart. Alnwick Castle. £10, group discounts available. 6.30pm–10pm. To book, 01665 511100.

Monday, June 15: Talk. Peter Carter talks about Eustace de Vesci, King John and the Magna Carta. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 7pm. Free. 01665 605847.

Monday, June 15, and Tuesday, June 16: Talk. Guardian columnist Patrick Barkham talks about his new book Coastlines which includes his journey along the Northumberland coast. Mon: Amble Library (01665 710419), 6pm–7pm. Tues: Alnwick Library (01665 602689), 1pm–2pm. Book in advance.

Tues, June 16, and Thurs, June 18: Planets Night. Kielder Observatory. 9pm–12am. £16, conc £14. Information/booking, visit www.kielderobservatory.org

Wednesday, June 17: Aln & Breamish Local History Society. Alastair Sinton gives a talk entitled Tyne to Tees. Whittingham Memorial Hall. 7.30pm. Non-members £3. 01665 574319.

Thursday, June 18: Afternoon Bingo. Shilbottle Community Hall. £2.40 for six games. 1.30pm.

Thursday, June 18: Poetry @ the B. An evening of poetry and music. With poet Sheila Wakefield and folk music by Andrew Lobb. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 7.30pm. £3. 01665 605847.


Saturday, June 13: Ranger walks. Rugged hike to explore parts of Cragside that are off the beaten track. 1.30pm–3.30pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Sunday, June 14: North Northumberland Wildlife Watch Group – Moth and Butterfly Walk. Hunting Hall, Beal. 2pm–4pm. £2.50 per child. 01289 388867.

Monday, June 15: NWT Coquetmouth Group. Meet at New Moor House crossroads, between Alnwick and Rothbury (NE66 2BT). 6.30pm. £1.50. 01665 711177.

Tuesday, June 16: Turning Water into Light. A three-mile guided walk about William Armstrong and his lifelong passion for water power. Cragside. 1pm–3pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Tues, June 16, and Wed, June 17: Garden walks. Guided walk through the formal gardens at Cragside. Noon–1pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.