What’s on in north Northumberland – week ending June 25, 2015

The Mikado
The Mikado

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

STAGE/THEATRE

Tomorrow and Saturday, June 20: Berwick Festival Opera – The Mikado. At Caesar’s Palace (former Forth Bingo Hall), Hide Hill, Berwick. £20, £18 conc, £10 child. 01289 330999.

Sunday, June 21: Glyndebourne – L’heure espagnole & L’enfant et les sortileges – Ravel Double Bill. Two short operas. Encore streaming. Alnwick Playhouse. 5pm. Premier £18, standard £17, conc £16, child/student £10. 01665 510785.

FILMS

Tonight: Woman In Gold (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.80, standard £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow: Mad Max – Fury Road (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.80, standard £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow: Film Night. Shilbottle Community Hall. See hall for details of the film showing. Refreshments. 6.45pm for 7pm. Donations to hall funds welcome.

Saturday, June 20: Moomins on the Riviera. Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75, babies free. 01289 330999.

Saturday, June 20: Community Cinema. Amble Parish Hall, Dovecote Street. Details of film in St Cuthbert’s Church, Amble. 7.30pm.

Saturday, June 20: Unfriended (15). Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, June 23: Far From the Madding Crowd (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 1pm and 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, June 23: Clouds of Sils Maria (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.80, standard £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Wednesday, June 24: Film Afternoon. Shilbottle Community Hall. See hall for details of the film showing. Refreshments. 1.45pm for 2pm. Donations welcome for hall funds.

Wednesday, June 24: Aspect Film Series – Playing With Space. An evening of guerrilla street performance films. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £5, £3 conc and child. 01289 330999.

Thursday, June 25: The Age of Adaline (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.75, £6.75 conc, child £4.75. 01289 330999.

Thursday, June 25: A Little Chaos (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.80, standard £7.50, conc £7, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

LIVE MUSIC

Tomorrow: Take That Live from the O2. Live broadcast. Maltings, Berwick. 8.15pm. £16.75, £15.75 conc, child £8.75. Schools: Student £5 & teacher free (min. 10 students). 01289 330999.

Saturday, June 20: Desperado – The Singles Tour 2015. UK’s premiere Eagles tribute band. 7.30pm. Premier £18.50, standard £17.50. 01665 510785.

Thursday, June 25: Rothbury Roots. Adrian Nation, with support from Burke & Homer. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm for 8pm. £10. Booking advised, 01669 620470.

EVENTS

Today: Afternoon Bingo. Shilbottle Community Hall. £2.40 for six games. 1.30pm.

Today to Thursday, June 25: 40 Days of Fun. At Heatherslaw Corn Mill. Visit ford-and-etal.co.uk or call 01890 820338.

Today and Thursday, June 25: Gateway Drop-in. Free drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall. 9am–4pm.

Tonight: 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.

Tonight, Tuesday, June 23, and Thursday, June 25: Planets Night. Kielder Observatory. 9pm–12am. £16, conc £14. 0191 265 5510.

Tomorrow: Late Night Deep Sky and Planets. Kielder Observatory. £20, conc £18. 11.55pm–2.55am. 0191 265 5510

Tomorrow and Saturday, June 20: Longframlington Beer Festival. Family-friendly beer festival. At Memorial Hall, Longframlington. Friday 6pm onwards, Saturday noon until late.

Saturday, June 20: Warkworth and District Flower Club. Coffee morning and silent auction. United Reformed Church Hall, Warkworth. 10am–11.30am. £1.50, includes refreshments.

Saturday, June 20: Family History Drop-In Sessions. With Alnwick Family History Society branch. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 10am–1pm. Normal admission applies, plus donation for non-Society members. 01665 605847.

Saturday, June 20: Bugs and Botany. Catch and identify insects and learn about plant research. At Cockle Park Farm, near Morpeth. 10am–4pm. Free. Contact 0191 2082790.

Saturday, June 20: Budding Artist - Magical Doors. The Alnwick Garden. 11am–4pm. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Saturday, June 20: Micro Monsters Trail. Something creepy and crawly has been spotted lurking around the house at Cragside – can you find some of our less welcome visitors? 11am–5pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Saturday, June 20: Family Astronomy. Kielder Observatory. 5pm–6.30pm. £16, conc £14, family £45.04. 0191 265 5510.

Saturday, June 20: Aurora Night. Kielder Observatory. 8.30pm–11.30pm. £20, conc £18. 0191 265 5510

Saturday, June 20: Late Night Deep Sky Observing. Kielder Observatory. 11.55pm–2.55am. £20, conc £18.

Sat, June 20, and Sun, June 21: Dad’s Barmy Army for Father’s Day. Experience what life was really like during the 1940s on the Home Front. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 11am–5pm. Normal admission applies. 01661 881636.

Sat, June 20, and Sunday, June 21: Buzzy Bee Weekend. Learn about the art and importance of beekeeping as well as sampling some honey-based products. Cragside. 10am–5pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Sat, June 20, and Sunday, June 21: Bug Weekend. A weekend celebrating some of the smaller inhabitants of the house and estate. Cragside. 10am–5pm. Normal admission, plus some extra charges may apply. 01669 620333.

Sat, June 20, and Sun, June 21: Potter-inspired Characters. Alnwick Castle. Normal admission. Check times and location on arrival. 01665 511100.

Sat, June 20, and Sunday, June 21: Great North Fly In. Military and classic vehicles, a variety of aircraft flying in from all over the country, barbecue, bar, Cold War display and more. Eshott Airfield. Money goes to military charities. Admission by donation. Visit www.greatnorthflyin.co.uk

Sat, June 20, and Sunday, June 21: Vintage Rally. Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. 10.30am–4.30pm. Admission by donation. 01434 684650.

Sat, June 20, and Sunday, June 21: Badge-making Workshop. Woodhorn Museum. Noon–3pm. Donations welcome. 01670 624455.

Sunday, June 21: Fabulous Fathers Day. Free entry for dads to Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens on Fathers Day. 10am–4pm. 01670 841235.

Sunday, June 21: The Cragside Bushtucker Challenge. Edible bug pick ‘n’ mix. 11am–4pm. Normal admission, plus small extra charges may apply. 01669 620333.

Sunday, June 21: Build a Bughouse. Cragside. 11am–4pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Sunday, June 21: Budding Artist – Fairytale Finger Puppet. The Alnwick Garden. 11am–4pm. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Sunday, June 21: Cellar and Attic Tours. Wallington. Noon–1pm, 1.45pm–2.45pm and 3.15pm–4.15pm. £5, plus normal admission applies. Tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. 01670 773606.

Sunday, June 21: Open Garden. Mindrum House. 2pm–5pm. Dogs on leads, wheelchair access limited. £4, children £2, U5s free. Entrance fees to National Gardens Scheme with duck races and proceeds of teas to HospiceCare North Northumberland. 01665 606515.

Sunday, June 21: Daytime Astronomy – Solar Sunday. Kielder Observatory. 4pm–6pm. £15, conc £13, family £45.04. 0191 265 5510

Sunday, June 21: Aurora Night. Kielder Observatory. 9pm–12am. £20, conc £18. 0191 265 5510.

Monday, June 22: Western Front Association. Crisis in Command with Prof John Derry. Ex-Serviceman’s Club, Alnmouth. 7.15pm for 7.30pm.

Monday, June 22: Aurora Night. Kielder Observatory. 9pm–12am. £16, conc £14. 0191 265 5510.

Tuesday, June 23: Blood Donor Session. At The Hub, Seahouses Sports Community Centre. 2.30pm–4pm and 4.45pm–7pm. To book an appointment, call 0300 123 2323.

Wednesday, June 24: Aurora Night. Kielder Observatory. 9pm–12am. £20, conc £18. 0191 265 5510.

Thursday, June 25: Northumberland Astronomical Society. Open evening for anyone interested in learning more about the group and astronomy. The Trap Inn, Broomhill. 7.30pm.

WALKS

Saturday, June 20: Ranger Walks. A rugged guided hike to explore parts of Cragside that are off the beaten track. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.

Saturday, June 20, to Thurs, June 25: Rothbury and Coquetdale Walking Festival. The sixth midsummer walking festival includes guided walks, taster sessions and themed walks. Various times and prices. Runs until Saturday, June 27. Visit shepherdswalks.co.uk or call 01669 621044.

Sunday, June 21: Alnwick Ramblers. St Oswald’s Walk. Eight miles. Meet Lordenshaws car park (NZ054992). 10.30am. For details/if weather inclement, 0191 2586834.

Tues, June 23, and Wednesday, June 24: Garden walks. Guided walk through the formal gardens at Cragside. Noon–1pm. Normal admission applies. 01669 620333.