What’s on in Northumberland – week ending February 5

Ramses (Joel Edgerton) in  Exodus: Gods and Kings.
Ramses (Joel Edgerton) in Exodus: Gods and Kings.

Stage/theatre

Tonight (Thursday, January 29): Royal Opera - Andrea Chénier. Live broadcast. Maltings, Berwick. 7.15pm. £16, £15 conc, child £8. Schools: student £5 and teacher free (min. 10 students). 01289 330999.

Saturday, January 31: MET Opera - Les Contes d’Hoffmann - Jacques Offenbach (The Tales of Hoffmann). Live broadcast. Alnwick Playhouse. 5.55pm. Premier £21, standard, £20, conc £19, child/student £10, Friends £18. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, February 3: National Theatre - Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Encore broadcast. 10yrs+. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £16, £15 conc, child £8. Schools: student £5 & teacher free (min. 10 students). 01289 330999.

Thursday, February 5: Emergency Services Panto Group - The Pensioners, OAPs Assemble! Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £8, £7 conc. 01289 330999.

FILMS

Tonight (Thursday, January 29): The Imitation Game (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785. Read the Gazette review of The Imitation Game.

Tomorrow and Wed, February 4: Exodus - Gods and Kings (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785. Read a Gazette review of the film.

Saturday, January 31: The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies (12a). Maltings, Berwick. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999. Read the Gazette’s review of the final Hobbit film.

Tuesday, February 3: ‘71 (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785.

Thursday, February 5: My Old Lady (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight (Thursday, January 29) and Thursday, February 5: Buskers’ Night. Players and listeners welcome. Black Swan, Alnwick. 9pm–midnight. Free.

Tonight (Thursday, January 29): Rothbury Roots. Singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm. £10. To book, 01669 620470.

Tomorrow (Friday, January 30): Thank Folk It’s Friday. Michael Kelly. Woodhorn. 2pm-3pm. 01670 624455.

Tomorrow (Friday, January 30): Open Mic Night. Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8.30pm. Free.

Tomorrow (Friday, January 30): Yesterday Once More, The Music of The Carpenters - starring Kim Dickinson. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. Stalls £16.50, £15 conc, circle £18, box seat £20, child £7. 01289 330999.

Saturday, January 31: Feltonbury. Music festival in aid of the community allotment. Twelve hours of continuous music throughout Felton.

Saturday, January 31: 4Square. Folk foursome from Manchester. Etal Village Hall. Doors 7.30pm, music 8pm. £12, to book 01890 820566 or email steve.w.taylor@btinternet.com.

Saturday, January 31: Black and White Ball with Ordinaryson & Roy’s Iron DNA. Ordinaryson play acoustic rock songs with a soulful twist whilst the more electrofied Roy’s Iron DNA delve deeper into synth pop and indietronica. 14yrs+. Maltings, Berwick. 9.30pm. £5. 01289 330999.

Monday, February 2: Royal Northern Sinfonia - Haydn, Moeran & Debussy String Quartet. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £12, £10.50 conc, child £5. 01289 330999.

Monday, February 2: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Blue Bell, Belford. 8pm. Free. 01665 722835.

EVENTS

Today (Thursday, January 29) and Thursday, February 5: Gateway Drop-in. Free drop-in to meet friends over refreshments and maybe play cards, read newspapers, watch TV, use the internet and in the afternoon join the craft group. Shilbottle Community Hall. 9am-4pm.

Saturday, January 31: Traditional Burns Supper. Acklington Village Hall. 7pm for 7.30pm. All welcome. Tickets £10. Vegetarian options available.

Saturday, January 31, and Sunday, February 1: Make Your Own Mini Masterpiece. Woodhorn. Noon-3pm. Donations welcome. 01670 624455.

Sunday, February 1: North East & Scottish Borders Begonia Society. Set up by Alnwick man Jim Stewart. A demonstration on sowing begonia seeds. All welcome. In the Village Annex at Dinnington Village. 2pm-4pm. 01665 604194.

Sunday, February 1: Early Bird Astronomy. Kielder Observatory. 5pm-7pm. £16, conc £14, family £45.04. Visit www.kielderobservatory.org

Sunday, February 1: Public Observing. Kielder Observatory. 8pm-11pm. £16, conc £14. To book, visit www.kielderobservatory.org

Monday, February 2: Stargazing. Lindisfarne Castle. 7pm-9pm. Bring a torch. Free, but booking essential at tinyurl.com/p6vgp6d

Tuesday, February 3: Alnwick and District Flower Club. Demonstration by Lizzie Harratt entitled Hope Springs Eternal. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick. 7pm.

Tuesday, February 3: Alnwick Family History Society. Talk - Border Reiver Families. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 7.15pm. Free to members, non-members £2.50 donation. 01665 605847.

Tuesday, February 3: A Universe Full Of Stars. Kielder Observatory. 8pm-11pm. £16, conc £14. To book, visit www.kielderobservatory.org

Wednesday, February 4: Public Observing. Kielder Observatory. 9pm-12am. £16, conc £14. To book, visit www.kielderobservatory.org

Wednesday, January 4: Webinar Feb - Getting Started with your Garmin GPS. Online introduction webinars during which you will be face-to-face with one of Shepherds Walks expert tutors and be shown how to get to grips with your new Garmin device. Starts 6.30pm. £19.99. To book, 01669 621044 or visit www.shepherdswalks.co.uk

Wednesday, February 4: Appalachian Clogging. Warkworth URC Church Hall, The Butts. 7.30pm-9pm. 01665 711635.

WALKS

Saturday, January 31: Alnwick Ramblers. Shilbottle circular (prior to area AGM). Four miles. Meet Shilbottle Community Centre. Starts 10.30am. For details, call 01670 788278.