What’s on in north Northumberland – week ending May 23



Berwick Academy Youth Theatre – Unman, Wittering and Zigo. 12+. Maltings, Berwick. 6.30pm. £4. Call 01289 330999.


Jive Talkin’ as The Bee Gees Live in Concert. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £16, £14 conc, circle £18, box £20. Call 01289 330999.

Saturday, May 18

Murder, Marple and Me. 12+. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £10, £8 conc, child £5. Call 01289 330999.

Sunday, May 19

Folk Music with Bruce Molsky. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £12, £10 conc, child £6. Call 01289 330999.

Tuesday, May 21

Michael King’s On Tour with Elvis Show – From Viva Las Vegas to Memphis Tennessee. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. Stalls £16.50, £15.50 conc, circle £17.50, box seat £19.50. Call 01289 330999.

Thursday, May 23

Jason Manford – Work in Progress. 16+. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. Also May 24/25. £13.50. Call 01289 330999.



This House (National Theatre Live). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Prem £15, standard £14, conc £13. 01665 510785. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £16, £14 con, child £8. Call 01289 330999.

Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19

Epic (U). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. Call 01289 330999.

Saturday, May 18

A Good Day to Die Hard (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. Call 01289 330999.

Wednesday, May 22

Trance (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7, £6 conc, child £4, babies free. Call 01289 330999.

Thursday, May 23

Robot and Frank (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm. Prem £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. Call 01665 510785.



Hear No Evil – event cancelled.

Saturday, May 18

Mid Northumberland Chorus – Cool Britannia. English Choral Music and excerpts from musicals/proms. In aid of the Mustard Tree Trust. At St Michael & All Angels Parish Church, Felton. 7.30pm. Tickets £7, inc refreshments. Accompanied U18s free. Available from Lifestyle Christian Books & Music, Morpeth & The Running Fox, Felton, or on the door. Call 01670 511001.

Saturday, May 18

Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller. With support from Ordinaryson. At Etal Village Hall. 7.30pm for 8pm. Tickets £10, call 01890 820566.

Saturday, May 18

Lush Acoustic. With special guests, Phill Ogg and Mark Bezerk. At The Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8.30pm.

Saturday, May 18

The Mothertruckers. At The Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 9pm.

Sunday, May 19

The Benedict Biscop Gregorian Choir and the Sunday Strings. At Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Free, but Priory admission applies. Visit www.theheritageconsultant.co.uk/events.php

Monday, May 20

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. At The Railway Inn, Acklington. Free. 8pm. Call 01665 722835.

Thursday, May 23

Rothbury Roots. Landermason, aka Fiona Lander and Paul Mason. With support from Horizontal Sunday. At The Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm for 8pm. £8, call 01669 620470.



Afternoon Tea/Bingo. Shilbottle Community Hall. 1.30pm. £1 plus bingo cards.


Bible Table Talk. Ferguson Hall, Belford. 2pm–3.30pm.


Warkworth and District Flower Club. Demonstration by Pamela Greenhill entitled Down From The Attic. In the Memorial Hall, Warkworth. 7.30pm.


Film Night. At Shilbottle Community Hall. 6.45pm for 7pm. Refreshments available. Entry via donation to hall funds. Details of film on hall notice board.


Owl Night. Minibus trip into Kielder forest accompanying an owl project researcher to a Tawny Owl nest site. Bring a torch. 7pm–9pm. £10. Booking essential, call 01434 220242.


Museums at Night – Historic House Sleepover. Tour followed by supper, walk, storytelling and breakfast. Air beds provided. At Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 7pm–8am. Suitable for adults and families with children aged over 12. Booking essential, call 01661 881636.

Saturday, May 18

Plant Sale. Also with coffee, raffle and tombola. At Bell View, Belford. 9.30am–noon.

Saturday, May 18

4x4 Safari. Follow guides trail blazing in the heart of Kielder. 10am–4pm. £50 per vehicle, inc breakfast for driver. Booking essential, call 08445 889965.

Saturday, May 18

Survival and Bushcraft Courses. At Kielder Water and Forest Park. Eight-hours (£85) or 24-hours (£160). Booking essential, call 07712 172768.

Saturday, May 18

An Evening with the Authors. Met those behind Nature in Northumberland’s Upper Coquetdale and A Dangerous Windfall. At Thropton War Memorial Hall. 7.30pm. Tickets £7, inc refreshments.

Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19

First Foray into Bushcraft Weekend. Develop essential bush craft skills like fire lighting, tool making and temporary shelter construction. Two days and one night. Age 18+. At Kielder Water and Forest Park. £90. Booking essential, visit www.wyld-fire.co.uk/p/bushcraft-courses.html

Sunday, May 19

Jamie’s Ministry of Food – Pizza Workshop Day. Drop-in sessions all day to learn to make pizza dough, spin bases and add the toppings. At Alnwick Garden. Garden ticket not required. Call 01665 511350.

Sunday, May 19

Cars in the Courtyard. Post-vintage and classic cars. At Wallington. 11am–4pm. Normal admission applies. Call 01670 773600.

Sunday, May 19

Budding Artists – Pencil Pals. In The Alnwick Garden’s Atrium. 11am–4pm. Call 01665 511350.

Monday, May 20

Alnmouth and Alnwick District Branch of The Royal British Legion. Talk by Alan Jones on My Life on the Falkland Islands. At Alnmouth Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Northumberland Street, Alnmouth. 7.30pm for 8pm. £2 donation, light supper included. Call 01665 605497.

Thursday, May 23

Stained Glass Workshop. At Costello Centre, Alnwick. Also Friday, May 24. Booking essential, call 01669 650215.

Thursday, May 23

Bingo. Eyes down 7.30pm. At The Cottage Inn, Dunstan.


Saturday, May 18

Nordic Walk – Holy Island. Five miles. 1pm. £8.50. Free pole loan. Info/booking, call Shepherds Walks on 01830 540453.

Sunday, May 19

Alnwick Ramblers. Newton-on-the Moor circular (seven miles). Park near Cook & Barker, Newton on the Moor. 10.30am. Call 01670 787771.

Sunday, May 19

Wild Food Walk. Age 13+ accompanied by an adult. At Kielder Water and Forest Park. 2pm–4pm. £6. Meet at Kielder Castle, pre-booking not required.

Monday, May 20

Northumberland Wildlife Trust Coquetmouth Group. At Hulne Park, Alnwick. 6.30pm. Call 01665 714870.


Aln Valley Railway

Alnwick, Lionheart site. Free. Open Sunday. Closed Monday–Saturday.

Alnwick Castle

01665 511350. Open daily, 10am–6pm. State Rooms, 11pm–5pm. Visit www.alnwickcastle.com

Alnwick Garden

01665 511350. Open daily, 10am-6pm. Visit www.alnwickgarden.com

Armstrong Household & Farming Museum, North Charlton Farm, Chathill

01665 579443. Open every Friday, 10am–5pm. Admission £4 for charity.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick

01665 605847. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, and Bank Holidays, 10am–4pm. £2.50, conc £2, children free.

Bamburgh Castle

01668 214515. Open daily, 10am–5pm. State rooms open at 11am. £9.75, child £4.25, senior £8.75, family £24, U5s free.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station

01665 604888. Open daily, 9am-7pm.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

01661 881636. Daily, 10am-6pm. £7.90, child £4.70, conc £7.10, family £20.50.

Berwick Barracks

01289 304493. Open Mondays–Fridays, 10am–5pm. Closed Saturdays & Sundays. £4, child £2.40, conc £3.60.

Chillingham Castle

01668 215359. Open Sundays–Fridays, noon-5pm. Closed Saturdays. £9, conc £8, child £5, U5s free, family £22.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park

01668 215250. Open Monday-Fridays. Tours on the hour, 10am-noon and 2pm-4pm; Sundays, 10am-noon. Closed Saturdays. £7, conc £5, children £3, family £15.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estates

01669 620333. House open today/tomorrow & Tuesday–Thursday, 1pm–5pm, and Saturday–Sunday, 11am–5pm. Garden/woodland open Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–7pm. Cragside closed Monday. Gift Aid admission – whole property: £15.20, child £7.60, family £37.90. Gardens only: £9.80, child £5, family £23.70.

Dunstanburgh Castle

01665 576231. Open daily, 10am–6pm. £4.20, child £2.50, conc £3.80.

Edlingham Castle

0870 333 1181. Daylight hours. Free.

Etal Castle

01890 820332. Open daily, 10am–5pm. £4, child £2.40, conc £3.60, family £10.40.

Heatherslaw Cornmill

01890 820488. Open daily, 11am–4pm. £3.75, conc £2.75, family £10, U5s free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway

01890 820244. Open daily. Trains leave Heatherslaw on the hour, 11am–3pm; return from Etal on the half-hour, 11.30am–3.30pm. Ticket office/shop opens at 10am. Return journeys: £6.50, seniors £5.50, child £4, U5s £2, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre

01890 820338. Daily, 10am–5pm. Free.

Howick Hall Gardens

01665 577285. Daily, noon–6pm. Gift Aid admission – £7.70, over 60s £6.60, children free.

Hulne Park, Ratten Row, Alnwick

Open 11am–sunset. Free

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford

07790 457580. Open daily, 11am–4pm. £2.50, conc £2, family £7.50, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Castle

01289 389244. Call for opening times. Check Holy Island crossing times on page two. Gift Aid – £7.20, child £3.60, family £18.

Lindisfarne Centre

01289 389004. Call for opening times. Check Holy Island crossing times on page two. £3, child £1, family £8, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Priory

01289 389200. Open daily 10am-6pm. Check Holy Island crossing times on page two. £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington

01665 570382. Open daily, 8.30am–5pm. Garden admission, £4.25, accampanied U16s free. Nursery/cafe admission, free.

Preston Tower, Chathill

01665 589227. Open 10am-6pm. £2, child 50p, conc/groups £1.50

RNLI Grace Darling Museum

01668 214910. Open daily 10am-5pm. Free.

Wallington Hall & Gardens

01670 773600. House open Wednesday–Monday, noon–5pm, but closed Tuesday. Walled garden open daily, 10am-7pm. Gift Aid admission – Garden/grounds only: £8, child: £4, family £20. Whole property: £11.50, child £5.75, family £28.75. £8, child £4, family £20.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

01665 711423. Warkworth Castle is open daily, 10am-6pm. £5, £3, £4.50, family £13. Warkworth Hermitage is open Sunday and Monday, 11am-4pm. It is closed Tuesday–Saturday. Admission is £3.40, child £2, conc £3.10.