What’s on in north Northumberland – week ending Thursday, January 3, 2013



Little Wolf presents A Christmas Cabaret. Variety performances. Suitable for all ages, but aimed at adults. At The Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc. Only 50 seats available, pre-booking strongly advised. Info/booking, call 01289 330999.

Today to Saturday, December 29

Jack and the Beanstalk – Christmas Pantomime. At The Maltings, Berwick. Also today, The Giant Bogey Tea Party, which is a children’s banquet. £9. Booking essential for Tea Party. For info/booking, call 01289 330999.


Grimm Tales. Northumberland Theatre Company performs a selection of dark and spooky stories, ideal for family audiences, with music, scary moments and plenty of fun. At Chatton Village Hall. 6.30pm. Call 07801 981377.

Saturday, December 29, and Sunday, December 30

A Christmas Carol. Actor Chris Cade brings to life this Dickens classic. At Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. £7.70, conc £6.90, children £4.60, family £20, EH members free. For times, details and booking, call 01661 881636.

New Year’s Eve

Michael Buble Tribute Act. With evening buffet and super raffle. Tickets £10 on sale from committee and bar. At Seahouses Ex-Service and Social Club. To reserve a table, call 01665 720522.

Wednesday, January 2, and Thursday, January 3

Adventures of Robin Hood by Oddsocks Theatre Company. Suitable for all the family with live music, action and audience participation. At Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £12.50, standard £11.50, conc £10.50, child/student/Friends £10. Info/booking, call 01665 510785.



Northumberland Traditional Music Session. At the Ship Inn, Low Newton. 8pm. Free. Call Jack or Pam on 01665 722835.


Open Mic Night. At The Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8.30pm.

Saturday, December 29

Out of the Trees VIII Music Festival. Music in the afternoon in two Warkworth venues – The Hermitage Inn and The Masons Arms. In the evening, the village’s Memorial Hall hosts live music. For costs, the full line-up and timings, visit www.outofthetreesfestival.com

Saturday December 29

The Dagmar Mason Gang. Three-piece acoustic rock’n’roll. At The Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 9pm.

Saturday, December 29

Caught in the Act. 70s and 80s rock band performs. At the Farriers Arms, Shilbottle. 9pm. Tickets, £2.50, available from the Farriers.

New Year’s Day

Caught in the Act. See above. At Alnwick Working Men’s Club. Noon. Free.

New Year’s Eve

Jonnie Repp. Singing 60s and 70s music, and lots more. At Felmoor Park, at Eshottheugh, Morpeth. 8pm–late. Bar open from 6pm. Free.



Stargazing Night, at Kielder Observatory. 8pm–11pm. £10, conc £8, family £27. Booking essential, call 07805 638469.

Tomorrow to Saturday, December 29

Family Astronomy, at Kielder Observatory. 5pm–8pm. £10, conc £8, family £27. Call 07805 638469.

Tomorrow to Sunday, December 30

Sparkle. Admire the first phase of Sparkle, The Alnwick Garden’s new permanent lighting installation. For times/prices, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Saturday, December 29

Aurora Night, at Kielder Observatory. 8pm-11pm. £10, conc £8, family £27. Booking essential, call 07805 638469.

New Year’s Eve.

Celebrations at Kielder Observatory. With discussions, visual spectacles, 3D journeys through space and time and more. 8pm–11pm. Booking essential, call 07805 638469.

Wednesday, January 2

Qigong sessions. At The Alnwick Garden. 2pm–3pm. £2 per session. Call 01665 511350 for more details.