What’s on in Northumberland - week ending July 31

STAGE/THEATRE

Today

Outdoor Theatre - The Jungle Book. Performed by Chapterhouse Theatre Company. At Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Gates open 6.30pm, performance starts 7pm. Tickets £13 adults, £11 conc in advance or £15, £13 conc on the day. 0870 1111183.

Tomorrow

Outdoor Theatre - Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. Performed by Heartbreak Productions. Bring a picnic and a rug. Alnwick Garden. Doors open 6pm, show starts 6.30pm. Tickets £8, U3s free. To book, 01665 511350 option 3.

Tomorrow

Richard Digance - Live on Stage. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £17.50, standard £16.50. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow

That Pair. (At Maltings, Berwick). Event cancelled.

Tuesday, July 29

Open-air Theatre - Sense and Sensibility. Performed by Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Warkworth Castle. Gates open 6.30pm, performance starts 7pm. Tickets £13 adults, £11 concessions in advance, £15, £13 conc on the door. 0870 1111183.

Thursday, July 31

The Tideline Runners Theatre Company in association with The Maltings Theatre presents Sam & Isla Forever. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £12, £10.50 conc, circle £14, box seat £16, child £6. 01289 330999.

FILMS

Tonight

Maleficent (PG). Alnwick Playhouse: 7.30pm, premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, 01665 510785. Maltings, Berwick: 7pm, £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free, 01289 330999.

Today to Sun, July 27

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow

Film Night Friday. At Shilbottle Community Hall. See hall for details of the film. 7pm. Refreshments available. Entrance free but donations welcome for hall funds.

Tomorrow and Sat, July 26

22 Jump Street (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50. 01289 330999.

Saturday, July 26

Frozen - Sing Along! (PG). Seahouses Hub. 3pm. £6, £5.50 conc, £4 child, £18 family. 01665 721868.

Saturday, July 26

Belle (PG). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Saturday, July 26

Jersey Boys (15). Seahouses Hub. 6pm. £6, £5.50 conc, £4 child, £18 family. 01665 721868.

Tuesday, July 29

Jimmy’s Hall (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight and Thurs, July 31

Buskers’ Night. Hosted by Lee Brown. Players and listeners welcome. Microphones, acoustic guitar, bass and percussion provided or bring your own instrument. At Black Swan, Alnwick. 9pm-midnight.

Tonight

Rothbury Roots. Singer/songwriter Yvonne Lyon. With support from NE3Folk. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm. £10. To book, 01669 620470.

Tomorrow

Organ Recital. Graham Thorpe, Royal Academy of Music and organ scholar, of King’s College, London, performs at Morpeth Methodist Church. 1.30pm. Free. 01670 511078.

Tomorrow

Open Mic Night. Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8pm. Free.

Saturday, July 26

Neil Diamond Tribute. Railway Inn, Acklington. 8pm.

Sunday, July 27

Lunchtime Concert. Duetto Flute Duo. Alnwick Garden. Normal admission. 01665 511350.

Sunday, July 27

New Voices. Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Priory admission for non-English Heritage members.

Monday, July 28

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

Wednesday, July 30

Young Alnwick Playhouse. An eclectic night of art and entertainment planned by young people for young people showcasing fresh young talent. Alnwick Playhouse. 6.30pm. £5. 01665 510785.

Thursday, July 31

Traditional Northumbrian Music Concert. With Margaret and Andrew Watchorn. St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh. 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50, accompanied U12s free, on the door. 01665 576245.

Thursday, July 31

The Peatbog Faeries. High-octane Celtic dance music as you’ve never heard it before. Alnwick Playhouse. 8pm. Premier £17.50, standard £16.50. 01665 510785.

EVENTS

Today

Pirates and Princesses Day. Join pirate Captain Raggy Beard for a pirates and princesses day at Kirkley Hall Zoo. 10am to 4pm. Contact 01670 841235.

Today

St Abbs Summer Markets. Etal Village Hall. 11am-3pm.

Today and Tomorrow

Summer Art Workshop 2014 - Enjoy Drawing and Painting. Led by Sue Handoll. All levels welcome. Materials provided. Ages 16+. Maltings, Berwick. 10am-4pm. £15 daily. Limited places, pre-booking advised. Visit maltingsber wick.co.uk

Today to Sun, July 27

Trouvère Minstrels. Be transported back to medieval times with the Trouvère Minstrels’ traditional musical performances. Alnwick Castle. Normal admission. 01665 511100.

Today to Sun, July 27

Jesting with Zooted. Alnwick Castle. Normal admission. 01665 511100.

Today to Sun, July 27, and Thurs, July 31

Events at Kielder Observatory. Visit kielderobservatory.org

Today to Thursday, July 31

Activities at Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland. Including Fusilier trail and musket firing. At Alnwick Castle. 01665 602152.

Today to Thurs, July 31

Splash! Family-friendly water-pistol fun. Alnwick Garden. Normal admission. 01665 511350. The Alnwick Garden Shop has water pistols in stock to buy should people arrive unarmed.

Tomorrow and Sat, July 26

Supper Club. Unique dining experience in the Upper Battery of Lindisfarne Castle with a menu devised by Anna Hedworth of the Grazer Supper clubs in Newcastle. £99, booking essential on 01289 389244.

Tomorrow

Budding Artists - Peg Friends. Alnwick Garden. Various times. Normal admission. 01665 511350.

Tomorrow

Family Friday. Children and their parents/carers explore the history, geography and people of north Northumberland through games, stories, songs and/or activities. At the Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 11am-2pm. Normal admission. 01665 605847.

Saturday, July 26

Car-boot sale. Organised by Alnwick Lions Club, in aid of local charities. Homebase car park, Alnwick. 9am-noon. £10 per car boot. 0845 8335931.

Saturday, July 26

Coffee morning. With raffle, book exchange and stalls. Shilbottle Community Hall. 10am. Free admission.

Saturday, July 26

Big Butterfly count. Help the keepers carry out a butterfly survey here at Kirkley Hall Zoo. 01670 841235.

Saturday, July 26

Summer Fair. St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Dovecote Street, Amble. 2pm.

Sat, July 26, and Sun, July 27

Koi, Bonsai and Craft show. Kirkley Hall. 9.30am-5pm. Visit www.northeastkoiclub.co.uk

Sun, July 27, and Mon July 28

Rusty Bodkins Medieval Archer. Bamburgh Castle. Normal admission. 01668 214515.

Sat, July 26, to Mon, July 28

Art & Flower Festival. St Mary’s Church, Newton-by-the-Sea. 11am-5pm. Also Songs of Praise at the church at 6pm on Sunday.

Sat, July 26, to Thurs, July 31

Poppy Making. Alnwick Garden. Various times. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Sunday, July 27

Open Garden. At Lilburn Tower, in aid of HospiceCare North Northumberland. 1pm-5pm. £4. 01665 606515.

Sunday, July 27

Celebrating Anglo-Saxon Art. Bamburgh Castle. Normal admission. 01668 214515.

Sunday, July 27

Felton and Swarland Local History Society Summer Visit. The Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle. Meet Felton Bridge, noon. £5. Call 01670 787308 to register interest.

Sunday, July 27

Car-boot Sale. Aln Valley Railway, Lionheart Station site, Alnwick. Open for sellers at 9.15am and for buyers at 10am. Sales end at 4pm. Sellers’ cars £10, vans £13. Admission for buyers: £1 donation, children free. Trains running. 01665 572028.

Monday, July 28

Western Front Association. Peter Hart gives a talk entitled L’Armee de Terre Francaise, 1914. Alnmouth Ex-Servicemen’s Club. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 7.15pm for 7.30pm.

Mon, July 28, to Wed, July 30

Creative Seed Carnival. This fast-moving and fun performance has a lively Samba vibe and was originally inspired by return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to the region in 2013. Alnwick Garden. Normal admission. 01665 511350.

Mon, July 28 to Thurs, July 31

Summer Zoo Club. Bring out your inner zoo keeper. 10am-4pm. £30 per day. For children aged nine to 15. 01670 841235.

Tuesday, July 29

At Home with the Trevelyans. Join experts and go behind the scenes to learn about many of the objects used by the family at Wallington Hall. 2pm-4pm. £15, including afternoon tea, the Trevelyan Way. Normal admission. Booking recommended on 01670 773600.

Tues, July 29, and Wed, July 30

Soldiers of the Roses. Warkworth Castle. 11am-5pm. Normal admission. Contact 01665 711423.

Tues, July 29, and Wed, July 30

Children’s Summer Photography workshop. Tues: Ages 10-12. Wed: Ages 13-15. Maltings, Berwick. 11am–3.30pm. £4. To book, visit maltingsberwick.co.uk

Wednesday, July 30

Time to Dress. Children get the chance to dress up in child-sized Victorian clothing. Cragside. Maximum three children per session. 10.30am, noon, 1.30pm and 3pm. £10 per one hour session. Normal admission. Booking essential on 0844 2491985.

Wednesday, July 30

Victorian Baking Day. Volunteer cooks recreate authentic Victorian recipes at Cragside. 1pm-5pm. Normal admission. 01665 622003.

Thursday, July 31

Peterkin the Jester. At Alnwick Castle. Normal admission. 01665 511100.

Thursday, July 31

Adult Landscape Photography with Stephen Whitehorne. Maltings, Berwick. July 31: Talk/slideshow/theory (10am-noon), Practical session (12.30pm-2.30pm). On August 1, there is also a talk and practical session. Ages 16+. £40 per day or £65 for both days. Visit maltingsberwick.co.uk

Thursday, July 31

Family Bushcraft. Cook food on the barbecue and have a go at making an elder-wood pea-shooter or a string bracelet among other events. 12.30pm-5.30pm. £10, £30 family of four. At Kielder Water and Forest Park. 01388 529154.

WALKS

Sunday, July 27

Guided Walk. Take in five hillforts and a waterfall in this 10-mile walk from Hethpool in the College Valley. Starts at 9.30am. £11. Booking essential on 01830 540453 or www.shepherdswalks.co.uk

Wednesday, July 30

Northumberland Coast Path. Guided walk of stage three of the Northumberland Coast Path. Craster to Seahouses, 9.5miles. Starts 10.35am at Craster TIC. Free. Booking essential, 01670 622660.