What’s on in Northumberland – week ending January 15

Rumpelstiltskin by the Northumberland Theatre Company
Rumpelstiltskin by the Northumberland Theatre Company


Tonight: Northumberland Theatre Company - Rumpelstiltskin. An adaptation of this classic fairy-tale by acclaimed Olivier Award-winning children’s playwright Mike Kenny. Suitable for 6yrs+. Bamburgh Village Hall. 7pm. 01668 214634.

Thursday, January 15: National Theatre Live & DV8 Physical Theatre presents John. Encore broadcast. 18yrs+. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £16, £15 conc. 01289 330999.


Tonight and tomorrow: Interstellar (12a). Alnwick Playhouse: Tonight, 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785. Maltings, Berwick: Tonight, 7pm, tomorrow, 8pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow, Saturday, January 10, and Tuesday, January 13: Paddington (PG). Alnwick Playhouse: Tomorrow, 7.30pm. Sat, 2pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785. Maltings, Berwick: Tuesday (autism-friendly screening), 10.30am. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow to Sunday, January 11: Penguins of Madagascar (U). Maltings, Berwick. Tomorrow, 5pm. Saturday and Sunday, 1pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999.

Saturday, January 10: The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part I (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785.

Saturday, January 10, Tuesday, January 13, and Wednesday, January 14: The Imitation Game (12a). Maltings, Berwick. Saturday, 7.30pm. Tuesday (a hard-of-hearing screening with subtitles), 1pm. Wednesday, 1pm and 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, January 13: Berwick Film Society – ¡Vivan las antipodas! (U). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, BFS members free. 01289 330999.

Thursday, January 15: Mr Turner (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785.


Tonight and Thursday, January 15: 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: Live Lounge Open Mic. At the Alnwick Gate. 9pm.

Monday, January 12: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Fishers Arms, Horncliffe. 8pm. 01665 722835.


Today and Thursday, January 15: 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.

Tonight (Thursday, January 8): Village Voices Choir. This group starts the new year with its usual Thursday rehearsal, starting at 7pm in Seahouses Methodist Church room. New members are particularly welcome as the repertoire is expanded. Call 01665 720603 for more details.

Tonight, Tuesday, January 13, and Thursday, January 15: Winter Milky Way. Learn more about the night sky and look for galaxies like galaxies like the famous Andromeda Galaxy, At Kielder Observatory. 8pm-11pm. £15, conc £13. For more details and to book, visit www.kielderobservatory.org

Tonight and Thursday, January 15: Maltings Senior Youth Theatre. Drama classes. Visit maltingsberwick.co.uk for details.

Saturday, January 10: Maltings Junior Youth Theatre. Drama classes. Maltings, Berwick. Visit maltingsberwick.co.uk for details.

Saturday, January 10, and Sunday, January 11: Make Your Own Mini Masterpiece. Have a go at making your own miniature work of art inspired by Woodhorn’s Jack Harrison exhibition. At Woodhorn. Noon-3pm. Donations welcome. 01670 528080.

Sunday, January 11: Senior Citizens’ Christmas Lunch. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. Noon for 12.30pm.

Sunday, January 11: Early Bird Astronomy. Kielder Observatory. 5pm-7pm. £15, conc £13, family £45.04. To book, visit www.kielderobservatory.org

Monday, January 12: Museum Tots. Free pre-school group to provide the opportunity for parents, carers and the very young to experience history through play. Bailiffgate Museum. 9.30am-11am. To book, call 01665 605847. The museum is shut (reopens on Tuesday) but the session will still take place.

Monday, January 12: Public Observing. Kielder Observatory. 8pm-11pm. £15, conc £13. To book and for more information, visit www.kielderobservatory.org

Tuesday, January 13: Jane Keenan’s School of Dance. Classic ballet - Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. Maltings, Berwick. For more details, visit the website or call Jane on 01890 882955.

Tuesday, January 13: Autumn Club. In Good Stead, written and produced by Andy Griffin. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 2.30pm.

Tuesday, January 13: Alnmouth Youthie. A new youth club for school years 5-8. In the Old Chapel, Alnmouth. 4.45pm-6.15pm.

Tuesday, January 13: Webinar - Getting Started with your Garmin GPS. An online introduction with an expert tutor from Shepherds Walks. £29. 6.30pm. For more details, visit shepherdswalks.co.uk

Thursday, January 15: Afternoon Bingo. Enjoy tea and biscuits with your games. Shilbottle Community Hall. 1.30pm. £1 per person.

Thursday, January 15: Thursday Singers Choir Series. Informal, fun and open to all. No previous experience required. Maltings, Berwick. 10.30am. Runs Thursdays until April 30. £5 per session. 16yrs+. Email alisoncoates777@btinternet.com

Thursday, January 15: Aln Valley Railway. An evening with Dennis Cromarty. In the Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Refreshments from 7pm. Visitors, members and their guests welcome for a small donation. 01665 606168.


Aln Valley Railway: Closed.

Alnwick Castle: Closed.

The Alnwick Garden: Closed for essential maintenance. Re-opens Saturday, January 31. The Treehouse is closed until Monday, February 2.

Armstrong Household & Farming Museum, Chathill: Closed.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Closed for maintenance. Re-opens on Tuesday, January 13, when it will then be open Tuesdays–Sundays, 10am-4pm, but closed Mondays. £4, conc £3, children £1, U5s free.

Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. Open weekends only, 11am-4.30pm, last admission 3.30pm. £9.95, child £4.50, senior £9, family £25, U5s free.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station: 01665 604888. Sun–Fri, 9am-5pm, Sat, 9am–7pm.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Open Saturday and Sunday only, 10am–4pm. £8, child £4.80, conc £7.20, family £20.80.

Berwick Barracks: Closed.

Chillingham Castle: 01668 215359. Closed. Groups by appointment. Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01558 215250. Closed, but a visit by prior arrangement is usually possible.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estates: Closed.

Dunstanburgh Castle: 01665 576231. Open Saturday and Sunday only, 10am–4pm. £4.30, child £2.60, conc £3.90.

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

Etal Castle: Closed.

Heatherslaw Cornmill: Closed.

Heatherslaw Light Railway: Closed.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre: Closed.

Howick Hall Gardens: Closed.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: Closed.

Lindisfarne Castle: Closed.

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

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Open Saturday and Sunday only, 10am–4pm. £5.40, child £3.20, conc £4.90.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington: 01665 570382. Open by pre-arrangement.

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: Closed for essential maintenance.

Wallington Hall & Gardens: 01670 773600. The House is currently closed. The walled garden is open daily, 10am–6pm. The garden/estate is open daily, 10am–6pm. Gift Aid admission, £12.60, child £6.30, family £31.50.

Warkworth Castle and Warkworth Hermitage: 01665 711423. Warkworth Castle is open Saturday and Sunday only, 10am–4pm. Admission is £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70, family £13.50. However, Warkworth Hermitage is closed.

Woodhorn Museum/Northumberland Archives: 01670 528080. Main museum/galleries: Wed–Sun, 10am–4pm. Northumberland Archives and Study Centre: Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm. All day parking £3.50. Extra admission may occur.