What’s on in north Northumberland – week ending June 19



National Theatre Live - A Small Family Business. Live streaming. Alnwick Playhouse. 7pm. Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785.


The Place presents EDge 2014 - A New Generation of Dance Artists. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £12, £10.50 conc, circle £14, box seat £16, child £7. 01289 330999.


Flying Cloud produced by Turtle Key Arts- The Book. Maltings, Berwick. 2pm & 7pm. £14, £12.50 conc, child £10. 01289 330999.

Saturday, June 14

Dance Demonstration Day. The talented pupils of Alnwick Academy of Dance showcase their work. Alnwick Playhouse. 10am, 1pm, 4pm. £5. 01665 510785.

Wednesday, June 18

Henry IV - Part Two. Live screening of Henry IV Part II, which plays in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Alnwick Playhouse. 7pm. 01665 510785.



Calvary (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow and Saturday, June 14

Godzilla (12a). Maltings, Berwick. Tom 8pm, Sat 7.30pm. £7.50, ££6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999.

Thursday, June 19

Transcendence (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. Premier £7.50, £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.


Tonight and Thurs, June 19

Buskers Night. Players and listeners welcome. Microphones, acoustic guitar, bass and percussion all provided for players or bring your own. Black Swan, Alnwick. 9pm-midnight. Free.

Tomorrow to Sunday, June 15

Mighty Dub Fest. Fun for all the family with Volkswagens, live music, various traders, children’s workshops and more. Druridge Bay Country Park. Weekend camping £30, U16 camping £7.50, adult Saturday £7.50, under 16 Saturday £3.50, adult Sunday £5, under 16 Sunday £2.50, under fives free. Contact 01325 339107.

Saturday, June 14

Musical Picnic. With Alnwick South School Choir, Rock Festival Choir, Alnwick Choral Society, Lionheart Singers and the Playhouse Band. At Rock Village. Noon-4pm, doors 11am. Refreshments available. Free. Money raised to Rock Church, HospiceCare North Northumberland and the individual choirs.

Saturday, June 14

Lunchtime Concert. The Alpacazz. At The Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

Saturday, June 14

The Happy Cats and Special Guest. Seahouses Hub. Doors 7pm. Tickets £6. 01665 721868.

Saturday, June 14

Supper Night and Concert. Voicemale, with support from Fiddlezonely. Jubilee Hall, Newton on the Moor. 7.30pm. £7, includes supper. Pay at door or book table on 01665 575232. Bring own alcohol. In aid of the bell tower fund.

Sunday, June 15

Berwick Arts Choir. Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

Sunday, June 15

Newcastle Bach Choir. Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Normal Priory admission for non-English Heritage members.

Monday, June 16

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Railway Inn, Acklington. 8pm. Free.

Wednesday, June 18

Lunchtime Concert. Roly Veitch and Neil Harland. Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

Wednesday, June 18

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. The Fleece Inn, Alnwick. 8pm. Free.

Thursday, June 19

Giulio Tampalini. Classical guitarist. St Michael and All Angels Church, Felton. 7.30pm. £10, includes light refreshments/glass of wine. Tickets from Felton in Hillrise, Running Fox and St Michael.



Workshop. Needlepoint with Carolyn Dowie. Gallery 45, Felton. 10am–3.30pm. £40. Lunch, drinks and all materials provided. Deposit £10. 01670 783424.

Today and Thursday, June 19

Life Drawing Session. With Val Roskell Payton. The Studio, West Hazon. Today, 9.30am–noon. June 19, 1.30pm–4pm. Book in advance or £25 per session by cheque on the day. To book, valpayton@btinternet.com


Solar Observing. Kielder Observatory. 5pm. 07805 638469.

Saturday, June 14

Northumberland Miners’ Picnic. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic. Enjoy taking part in this tradition bringing together coal-mining communities sharing a mix of traditional music, dance, and craft for a fun day out for all ages. At QEII Country Park, Ashington. 10am-4pm. 01670 624455.

Saturday, June 14

The Big Dig. This event marks the launch of the Flodden 1513 Young Archaeologists Club, for 8-17 year olds. Come along and find out about the group. Children to be accompanied by an adult. Ford Village. 10am-2pm. 07768 557698.

Saturday, June 14

Workshop. Introduction to cable knitting with Judith Goodfellow. Suitable for those with knowledge of basic knitting. Gallery 45, Felton. £20. 2pm–4.30pm. Deposit £10. To book, call 01670 783424.

Saturday, June 14

Family Astronomy. Kielder Observatory. 5pm-6.30pm. 07805 638469.

Sat, June 14, and Sun, June 15

Wild Father’s Day. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 11am-5pm. Normal admission applies. 01661 881636.

Sat, June 14, and Sun, June 15

Father’s Day Fun. Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

Sat, June 14, and Sun, June 15

The Art Tour. Visit networkartists.org.uk

Sunday, June 15

Cosmology Workshop. Kielder Observatory. 1pm. 07805 638469.

Tues, June 17, and Wed, June 18

Silk Paper-making Workshops. With Wendy Ann Stanger. Rothley East Shield Cottages. 10.30am–noon, 1pm–2.30pm and 4.30pm–6pm. £12 or £40 for group of four. Booking essential, 07557 442765.

Tues, June 17, to Thurs, June 19

Right Royal Knees Up. Musical memories spanning four Royal weddings and a coronation. Alnwick Garden. Doors open at noon. £18.95pp. Two-course lunch with tea and coffee included. To book, call 01665 511081.

Wednesday, June 18

Plant Sale. The Potting Shed, Pottergate Centre, Alnwick. 10am-noon. £1, with coffee and biscuits.

Wednesday, June 18

Machine Embroidery Workshop. With Helen Poremba. Materials/equipment provided. 25 Main Street, Felton. 10am–noon. £20. Booking essential, 01670 787668.

Wednesday, June 18

Aln & Breamish Local History Society. AGM followed by talk by Charles Baker-Cresswell about the College Valley. Whittingham Memorial Institute. 7.30pm. Refreshments served. Non-members £3. 01665 574319.


Saturday, June 14

Nordic Walk. Nordic walking from Druridge Bay to Cresswell Beach. Four miles. Start at Druridge Links. £8.50. 01669 621044.

Sunday, June 15

Walk. Ford Figure of Eight. 10 miles. Start at Ford at 9am. £11. 01669 621044.

Sunday, June 15

Alnwick Ramblers. Seven-mile walk taking in Lordenshaws, Spylaw and Simonside. Meet 10.30am at Lordenshaws car park. 0191 2364549.

Wednesday, June 19

Art Tour miniPhoto Trail. Meet at Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club. 10am–noon. £45 in advance. Call 07989 248987.

Thursday, June 19

Craster – Rocks around the Clock. A walk from Craster down to Cullernose Point exploring the rocks and how they can tell us about their enormous age. Meet at Cratser TIC. 2pm-4pm. 01289 309503.


Aln Valley Railway: 0300 0303311. Lionheart Station, Alnwick. Open Sunday 10am-4pm. Diesel operating day.

Alnwick Castle: 01665 511350. Daily 10am–5.30pm, last entry 4.15pm. State rooms open 11am–5pm, last entry 4.30pm. At the gate – £14.50, conc £12, child £7.50, 0–4yrs free, family £38.

Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Daily, 10am–7pm. Entry £13.75, conc £11.90, child £4.40, 0-4yrs free, family £33.

Armstrong Household & Farming Museum, North Charlton Farm, Chathill: 01665 579443. Open Fridays, 10am–5pm. £4 for charity.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Open Tues–Sun, 10am–4pm. £4, conc £3, child £1, U5s free.

Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. Daily, 10am-5pm, last admission 4pm. State rooms open 11am. £9.95, child £4.50, senior £9, family £25, U5s free.

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

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Daily, 10am-6pm. £8, child £4.80, conc £7.20, family £20.80.

Berwick Barracks: 01289 304493. Open Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm. Closed Sat and Sun. £4.20, child £2.50, conc £3.80.

Chillingham Castle: 01668 215359. Daily, noon-5pm, last entry 4.30pm, but closed Saturdays. £9, £8 conc, child £5, U5s free, family £22.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01668 215250. Monday–Friday, with tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Open Sunday, with tours at 10am, 11am and noon. Closed Saturdays.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estates: 01669 620333. House open today, tomorrow and Tues–Thurs, 1pm–5pm, and Sat/Sun 11am–5pm. Gardens/woodland open Tues–Sun, 10am–7pm. Cragside closed Monday. Gift Aid - whole property: £15.85, child £7.90, family £39.45. Gardens and woodland only: £10.20, child £5.20, family £24.65.

Dunstanburgh Castle: 01665 576231. Daily 10am-6pm. £4.30, child £2.60, conc £3.90.

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

Etal Castle: 01890 820332. Daily, 10am-6pm. £4.10, child £2.50, conc £3.70, family £10.70.

Heatherslaw Cornmill: 01890 820488. Open daily 11am-3pm. Last admission 2.15pm. £3.75, conc £2.75, family £10, child free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway: 01890 820244. Daily. Hourly trains 11am-3pm. £6.50, conc £6, child £4.50, U5s £2.50, infant/dog free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre: 01890 820338. Daily, 11am-3pm. Free.

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

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 07790 457580. Daily, 11am-3pm. £3, conc £2.50, family £8, child free.

Lindisfarne Castle: 01289 389244. Call for opening times. See crossing times on p2. Gift Aid admission, £7.40, child £3.70, family £18.50.

Lindisfarne Centre: 01289 389004. Call for opening times. Check crossing times on page two. £4, child £2, conc £3.50, family £10, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Daily, 10am-6pm. £5.40, child £3.20, conc £4.90.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington: 01665 570382. Daily, 8.30am-5pm. Gardens admission is £4.25, accompanied U16s free. Nursery/cafe admission, free.

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. Open daily, 10m-5pm. Last admission 4.15pm. Free entry.

Wallington Hall & Gardens: 01670 773600. House open Wednesdays-Mondays, noon–5pm, and Tuesdays, by tour, 2pm–4pm. Walled garden open daily, 10am–7pm. Gardens/estate/woodland open daily, 10am–dusk. Gift Aid admission, £12.20, child £6.10, family £30.50.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Wsrkworth Castle is open daily, 10am-6pm. £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70, family £13.50. Warkworth Hermitage is open Sundays and Mondays, 11am-4pm. It is closed Tuesdays–Saturdays. £3.50, child £2.10, conc £3.20.