What’s on in Northumberland – week ending January 29

Alnwick Theatre Club stage Pinocchio at Alnwick Playhouse.'Elvis is in the building! - members of the chorus.
Alnwick Theatre Club stage Pinocchio at Alnwick Playhouse.'Elvis is in the building! - members of the chorus.

Stage/theatre

Tonight (Thursday, January 22) to Saturday, January 24: Pinocchio - A Pantomime for all of the family by Alnwick Theatre Club. At Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm each day, plus 2pm matinee on Saturday. Premier £10, standard £9, child/student £6. 01665 510785. Read the Gazette review of Pinocchio.

Tonight (Thursday, January 22) to Sunday, January 25: Spittal Variety Group 2015 Pantomime - Aladdin. Maltings, Berwick. Tonight-Sat, 7.15pm, plus 2.15pm on Saturday. 2.15pm on Sunday. Stalls £10, £8.50 conc (no concs tomorrow or Saturday evenings). 01289 330999. Read the Berwick Advertiser’s review of Aladdin.

Tuesday, January 27: MET Opera, The Merry Widow - Lehar. Encore screening. Alnwick Playhouse. 7pm. Premier £21, standard £20, conc £19, child/student £10, Friends £18. 01665 510785.

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.

FILMS

Saturday, January 24: Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (U). Seahouses Hub. 3pm. £7, £6.50 conc, £4 children, £19 family. 01665 721868.

Saturday, January 24: Exodous Gods and Kings (12a). Seahouses Hub. 6pm. £7, £6.50 conc, £4 children, £19 family. 01665 721868.

Saturday, January 24: Electricity (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, January 27: Berwick Film Society - Locke (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, BFS members free. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, January 28: The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999. Read the Gazette’s review of the final Hobbit film.

Wednesday, January 28: St Vincent (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’s review of St Vincent.

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.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight (Thursday, January 22) and Thursday, January 29: Buskers’ Night. Players and listeners welcome. Black Swan, Alnwick. 9pm–midnight. Free.

Tomorrow (Friday, January 23): Burns Night Family Ceilidh. With music by Lindisfarne Middle and Duchess’s Community High ceilidh bands. At Lindisfarne Middle School, Alnwick. 7pm-9pm. £5, £2.50 children, family (two adults/two children). Price includes light refreshments, broth and bread bun. Bring own alcohol. To book, 01665 602534. Read the full story.

Monday, January 26: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Ship Inn, Low Newton. 8pm. 01665 722835.

Wednesday, January 28: Charity Concert. The Rotary Club of Alnwick is holding a charity concert in St James’ Church, Pottergate, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Featuring Duo Concertante (two eminent local violinists), but not the Duchess’s Community High School woodwind ensemble as previously stated. Tickets, £10, students £5, available from G Penrose & Son, on Bondgate Within, or 01665 602189. Proceeds to local charities and organisations. Read the full story.

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

EVENTS

Today (Thursday, January 22) and Thursday, January 29: 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 22): Winter Milky Way. Kielder Observatory. 8pm-11pm. £15, conc £13. Details and booking, visit www.kielderobservatory.org

Tomorrow (Friday, January 23): Burns Supper. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 7.30pm.

Tomorrow (Friday, January 23): Deep Sky Observing. Kielder Observatory. 11.30pm-2.30am. £16, conc £14. Details and booking, visit www.kielderobservatory.org

Saturday, January 24: Tweed Music Centre. Maltings, Berwick. 01289 330999.

Saturday, January 24: St James’s Church Elders’ Coffee Morning. Cake stall and bring and buy stall. In St James’s Church Hall, Pottergate, Alnwick. 9.30am. Admission including a cup of coffee and biscuits is £1.

Saturday, January 24: Coffee Morning and Book Exchange. Come along for a drink, a biscuit and a chat. Shilbottle Community Hall. 10am.

Saturday, January 24: Family History Drop-In Sessions. Carry out online research of your family history. Free to Alnwick Family History Society. Non-members to make a donation. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 10am-1pm. Free. 01665 605847.

Saturday, January 24: Neal Skelton. Free presentation on Everest Base Camp, in aid of charity. Gallery 45, Felton. 01670 783424.

Saturday, January 24, and Sunday, January 25: Make Your Own Mini Masterpiece. Woodhorn. Noon-3pm. All donations welcome.

Sunday, January 25: Early Bird Astronomy. Kielder Observatory. 5pm-7pm. £15, conc £13, family £45. Details and booking, visit www.kielderobservatory.org

Monday, January 26: The Universe. Talk by Gary Fildes, founder director of Kielder Observatory. Barter Books, Alnwick. 7.30pm. £5. To book, 01665 604888.

Monday, January 26, and Wednesday, January 28: Public Observing. Kielder Observatory. £15, conc £13. 8pm-11pm. Details and booking, visit www.kielderobservatory.org

Wednesday, January 28: Open Dance Class. An open dance class for anybody and everybody age 7+. Maltings, Berwick. 6pm. Free. For more information send an email to Chloë at chloe.performance@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 28: Appalachian Clogging. Warkworth URC Church Hall, The Butts. 7.30pm-9pm. Each Wednesday. 01665 711635.