What’s on in Northumberland – week ending July 25

STAGE/THEATRE

Saturday, July 20

Limehouse Lizzy. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £18.50, standard £17.50. 01665 510785.

Saturday, July 20, and Tuesday, July 23

Macbeth. National Theatre Live. Saturday – Maltings, Berwick, 8.30pm, £16, £14 conc, child £8, 01289 330999. Tues – Alnwick Playhouse, 8pm, premier £15, standard £14, conc £13, child/student £10, 01665 510785.

FILMS

Tonight

Summer in February (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. 01665 510785.

Tonight

World War Z (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow to Wednesday, July 24

Despicable Me (U). Maltings, Berwick. Various times. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, July 23

Byzantium (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. 01289 330999.

Thursday, July 25

Hippolyte et Aricie. Alnwick Playhouse. 6pm. 01665 510785.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight

Landermason at Hear No Evil Sanctuary Sessions. With support from Long Time Gone and Hague. St James’s Church Centre, Pottergate, Alnwick. 8.30pm. £5. Bring own bottles.

Tomorrow

Blair Dunlop. Guitarist. St Cuthbert’s House, Main Street, Seahouses. 7.30pm £10. 01665 720456.

Tomorrow to Thursday, July 25

Music at Paxton. Until July 28. Paxton House. Visit musicsatpaxton.co.uk

Saturday, July 20

Live Music Garden Party. Various acts. Cottage Inn, Dunstan. From 12.30pm. 01665 576658.

Saturday, July 20

Alnwick Silver Singers. Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Normal admission. Visit www.theheritageconsultant.co.uk

Saturday, July 20

Fyfe Dangerfield Unplugged. Lindisfarne Castle. 7pm. £30, limited numbers. 01289 389244.

Sunday, July 21

Music from the Durham Viol Manuscript. Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Normal admission. www.theheritageconsultant.co.uk

Monday, July 22

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Ship Inn, Low Newton. 8pm. 01665 722835.

EVENTS

Today

Animal Signs and Tracking. Kielder. 10.30am–noon. Donations, £1, £3 children. Booking essential, 01434 251000.

Today and Tomorrow, Monday, July 22, Tuesday, July 23, and Thursday, July 25

Budding Chefs. 5-13yrs. Alnwick Garden. 11am-1pm and 3pm-5pm. £10 per session. Info/booking, 01665 511378.

Today, Tues, July 23, and Thurs, July 25

Pump Room Tours. Alnwick Garden. Various times. £10. Booking essential five days in advance, 01665 511350.

Tonight

Warkworth Flower Club. Demonstration. Memorial Hall, Warkworth. 7.30pm.

Tomorrow

King-Swing/Indoor climbing wall. Age 5+. Various times. 1pm-4pm. £10 per activity. 01434 250232.

Tomorrow

Big Universe. Kielder Observatory. 10+. 8pm–11pm. £11, conc £8, family £30. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Tomorrow

Cheese and Wine Evening. At 17 Alnwood, Alnmouth at 7.30pm. Hosted by Alnmouth and Lesbury Mothers’ Union. Tickets £8 with proceeds going to AFIA, the Mothers’ Union charity providing holidays for disadvantaged families. All welcome.

Saturday, July 20

Friends of Abbeyfield Coffee Morning. Northumberland Hall, Alnwick. 9.30am–noon. Admission £1.

Saturday, July 20

Budding Artists - Bagtastic. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Saturday, July 20

Community Market. Outside Ford’s village shop. 11am-4pm. 01890 820230.

Saturday, July 20

Double Act - Perfect Scoundrels. Seahouses Social Club. £5.

Saturday, July 20

Aurora Night. Kielder Observatory. Age 10+. 8pm–11pm. £11, conc £8, family £30. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Saturday, July 20

Lindisfarne al fresco. Lindisfarne Castle. Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Saturday, July 20

Seahouses Food and Craft Market. 10am-4pm. Free entry. At tThe Bunker, opposite the RNLI car park. To book stall, contact 01665 720263. If weather is inclement, call 07811 169200 to check if event is going ahead.

Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21

Glendale Festival. Free entertainment, including live music, dancing and craft fair, in Wooler village centre on Sunday, preceded by a ceilidh on Saturday evening in the Glendale Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50. See Page 58 for details.

Saturday, July 20, to Thursday, July 25

Time Travellers Go Highwaymen and Pirates. Belsay Hall. 11am-5pm. £7.90, child £4.70, conc £7.10, family £20.50. 01661 881636.

Saturday, July 20, to Thursday, July 25

Dream Flags. Cragside. 10am-5pm. Normal admission. 01669 622033.

Sunday, July 21

Laser-clay shooting/archery. Age 5+. Kielder. 10am-4pm. £10 (30 clays or 15 arrows). 01434 250232.

Sunday, July 21

Budding Artists - Sock Puppets. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Sunday, July 21, to Tuesday, July 23

Trouvere Minstrels. Alnwick Castle. Free with admission. 01665 511100.

Monday, July 22

The Longbow at Flodden. Heatherslaw Corn Mill. 10am-3.30pm. £2 for four arrows (7yrs +).

Monday, July 22

Canoeing/kayaking. Age 5+. Calvert Trust Kielder. 10am-4pm. £10 per half hour. 01434 250232.

Monday, July 22

Budding Artists - Floweries. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Monday, July 22

Western Front Association. Nelly Spindler, Pride of Yorkshire with Mavis Sellars. Alnmouth Ex-Servicemen’s Club. 7.30pm.

Monday, July 22

Quiz Night. The Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 8pm. 01665 576658.

Monday, July 22, to Thursday, July 25

Summer Art Workshop 2013. Until July 26. Maltings, Berwick. 10am-4pm. £15 daily, £60 for five days. Limited places, pre-booking advised. 01289 330999.

Monday, July 22, to Thursday, July 25

Fort Wallington Week. At Wallington. Booking essential for some events. 01670 773600.

Tuesday, July 23

Budding Artists - Mini Scarecrows. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Tuesday, July 23, and Wednesday, July 24

Strolling Gardiners. Alnwick Garden. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Tuesday, July 23, to Thursday, July 25

Peterkin the Jester. Alnwick Castle. Free with admission. 01665 511100.

Wednesday, July 24

Hanging cargo net, swinging logs and balancing beams. Age 5+. Kielder. 10am-4pm. £10. 01434 250232.

Wednesday, July 24

Make a dream catcher. Cragside. 11am-3pm. £2 per child. Normal admission applies. 01669 622033.

Wednesday, July 24

Beadnell WI Fete. WI Hall, Meadow Lane, Beadnell. 2pm.

Wed, July 24, and Thurs, July 25

Clash of Kingdoms. Warkworth Castle. 11am-5pm. £6, child £3.50, conc £5.50, family £15.50, EH members free. 01665 711423.

Thursday, July 25

Pond Dipping. Booking essential, children to be accompanied. Kielder. 10am and 10.30am. Donation, £1, £3 child. 01434 251000.

Thursday, July 25

Pop-up Summer Market. Etal Village Hall. 11am. 07970 697433.

Thursday, July 25

Gnomes Need Homes. Build and dress your own gnome. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Thursday, July 25

Elderberries Clinic Café. For over 50s. Alnwick Garden. To book, 01665 511080.

Thursday, July 25

Bingo. Eyes down. The Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 7.30pm. 01665 576658.

WALKS

Sunday, July 21

Discover Ros Castle. 10am. Meet at Lindisfarne Castle. £15, couple £25, child £5, family, £30. Booking essential, 01289 389244.

Sunday, July 21

Alnwick Ramblers. South Middleton and Langlee Crags. Meet at duck-pond in South Middleton, 10.30am. Information/if weather is inclement, 0191 2364549.

Wednesday, July 24

Guided Photography Walk. miniPhotoTrail on the coast. Meet at Craster Car Park, 9am. £45. 01665 576012 or @nland360 to reserve place.

Wednesday, July 24

Northumberland Coastal Path Walk. Warkworth to Craster. Info/booking, visit www.ourcoastoursea.org.uk.

ATTRACTIONS

Aln Valley Railway

0300 0303311. Lionheart Station, Alnwick. Open Sunday, 10am–4pm.

Alnwick Castle

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

Alnwick Garden

01665 511350. Open daily, 10am-6pm. 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 and tomorrow, 1pm–5pm, then 11am-5pm daily. Garden/woodland, 10am-7pm daily. Gift Aid – 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 cost £6.50, seniors £5.50, child £4, under fives £2, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre

01890 820338. Daily, 10am-5pm. Free.

Howick Hall Gardens

01665 577285. Daily, noon–6pm. Gift Aid – £7.70, over 60s £6.60, children 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 crossing times on page two. Gift Aid – £7.20, child £3.60, family £18.

Lindisfarne Centre

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

Lindisfarne Priory

01289 389200. Open daily 10am-6pm. Check 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. Gardens admission is £4.25, accompanied 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 Wed-Mon, noon–5pm, but closed Tues. Walled garden open daily, 10am-7pm. Gift Aid – 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

01665 711423. Castle open daily, 10am-6pm. £5, £3, £4.50, family £13.