What’s on in Northumberland – week ending July 4

STAGE/THEATRE

Tonight

Daniel Bye - The Price of Everything. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £6, standard £5. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow and Saturday, June 29

PlayboY performed by UNISONG. Age 10+. Maltings, Berwick. £9, £8 conc, child £5. 01289 330999.

Saturday, June 29

Wall. At Vindolanda. 1pm and 3.30pm. £5. 01665 510785.

Saturday, June 29

Daniel Bye presents Story Hunt. Maltings, Berwick. Various times. £5. 01289 330999.

Saturday, June 29

An Evening with the Rat Pack of Opera - Tenors Un Limited. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £20.50, standard £19.50, conc £18.50.

Sunday, June 30

Farne Productions presents - Company. Maltings, Berwick. 3pm. £8, £6 conc, child £5. 01289 330999.

Thursday, July 4

North Sea Gas - The Scottish Fire Tour. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £12, £10 conc, child £6. 01289 330999.

Thursday, July 4

NT Live Streaming - The Audience (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7pm. Premier £15, standard £14, conc £13. 01665 510785.

Thursday, July 4

The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. Stalls £18.50, circle £20.50, box seat £22.50. 01289 330999.

FILMS

Tonight and Tomorrow

Iron Man 3 (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm.

Tomorrow and Wednesday, July 3

The Great Gatsby (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm.

Sat, June 29, and Sun, June 30

DisneyNature presents Chimpanzee. Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. 01289 330999.

Saturday, June 29

Fast and Furious 6 (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, July 3

Much Ado About Nothing (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 1pm and 7.30pm. 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Tomorrow

Open Mic Night. At The Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8.30pm.

Saturday, June 29

North East Recorder Orchestra. Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Free but Priory admission applies. www.theheritageconsultant.co.uk

Saturday, June 29

The Alistair Anderson Band: A Lindisfarne Gospel. St Mary’s Church, Holy Island. 2pm and 4pm. £10, £8 conc.

Saturday, June 29

VoiceMale and Werca’s Folk. St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh. 7pm. £5 on door. From 11am–5pm, there will be a workshop in Bamburgh Pavilion exploring Northumberland lives and song. £10, including place at concert. Call 01665 579200 or turn up from 10.30am.

Saturday, June 29

Red Box. Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 9pm.

Monday, July 1

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Blue Bell, Belford. 8pm. 01665 722835.

EVENTS

Tonight

Bingo. Cottage Inn, Dunstan. Eyes down 7.30pm.

Tomorrow

The Alnwick Garden’s Golden Dollies. Series of eight sessions, starting tomorrow. Course fee is £84. 01665 511350.

Tomorrow

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

Tomorrow to Sunday, June 30

Chatton Flower Festival. See p33.

Tomorrow to Thursday, July 4

Gospels on the Grass - Carpet. New temporary installation within the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory. Until July 7. More details, visit www.english-heritage.org.uk

Saturday, June 29

Car Boot Sale. Organised by Alnwick Lions Club. Homebase car park, Alnwick. 9am. £10 per car. Proceeds to local good causes. 0845 8335931.

Saturday, June 29

The Lion & The Arrow - The Longbow at Flodden. Weapon demonstration and have-a-go archery with Rusty Bodkins. Ages 7+. £2 for four arrows. Heatherslaw Corn Mill. 10am-3.30pm. 01890 820338.

Saturday, June 29

Fund-raiser for Stephen Carey Fund and Aidan Jackowiak Smith. Football match at 2pm at Shilbottle Welfare followed by live music at Farriers Arms, Shilbottle, from 8pm. More details, thestephencareyfund.co.uk

Sat, June 29, and Sun, June 30

A Monk’s Tale. Costumed medieval monk tells stories and tales from the time of the Lindisfarne Gospel’s creation. Lindisfarne Priory. 11am-5pm. Normal admission applies.

Sat, June 29, and Sun, June 30

Garden Opening. Fallodon opens on Saturday for the National Gardens Scheme and on Sunday for the Red Cross. Dogs welcome, limited wheelchair access. 2pm-5pm. Both £3, children free.

Sat, June 29, and Sun, June 30

Splash Alnwick. Water-pistol fun. Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

Sunday, June 30

Summer Fair. Live music, tombola, raffle, cream teas, bric-a-brac. Bell View, Belford.

Sunday, June 30

Art and Craft Fair. Showcasing some of the best artisans the region has to offer. Top-quality handcrafted products. Warkworth Memorial Hall. 10am-4pm. Free entry.

Sunday, June 30

Laser clay shooting and archery. Age 5+. Calvert Trust Kielder. Drop-in, 10am-4pm. £10 (includes either 30 clays or 15 arrows). 01434 250232.

Sunday, June 30

4x4 Safari. A family orientated event, follow guides trail blazing in the heart of Kielder. 10am–4pm. £50 per vehicle, includes breakfast for driver. Booking essential, 08445 889965.

Sunday, June 30

Digging for Memories. Learn about what life was like in the Second World War and how the Dig for Victory campaign helped the country. Alnwck Garden. 11am-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Monday, July 1

Canoeing or Kayaking. Age 5+. Kielder. Drop-in, 10am-4pm. £10 per half-hour. 01434 250232.

Monday, July 1

Book Signing. Bill McDonald signs copies of his new book The Lost Victory – Battle of Spion Kop. The White Swan Hotel, Alnwick. 3pm-6pm.

Tuesday, July 2

Be Your Own Boss. Rural Growth Networks Enterprise Workshops. Seahouses Sports Community Centre. 1pm. Free. To book, 01670 813322 or melanie.thompson-glen@nbsl.org.uk

Tuesday, July 2, and Thursday, July 4

Potting and Planting. For children. Alnwick Garden. 1.30pm-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Wednesday, July 3

High Ropes Day. Cargo net, swinging logs and balancing beams. Age 5+. Calvert Trust Kielder. Drop-in, 10am-4pm. £10 per circuit. 01434 250232.

Wednesday, July 3

Mother’s Union Open Meeting. Tax care and Toyboys - Protecting your assests as you get older. No selling involved just advising. Bell View, Belford. 5pm.

Thursday, July 4

Budding Chefs. £10. 5-13years. 11am-1pm and 3pm-5pm. To book, 01665 511378.

WALKS

Today to Sunday, June 30

Rothbury Walking Festival. Visit shep herdswalks.co.uk

Thursday, July 4

Alnwick & District Natural History Society. Walk along coast to the Long Nanny Burn. Meet Newton Links car park. 2pm. Visitors £1.50. 01665 602614.

ATTRACTIONS

Aln Valley Railway

03000303311. 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, and Tues–Thurs, 1pm–5pm, and Sat-Sun, 11am-5pm. Garden/woodland, Tues-Sun, 10am-7pm. Cragside closed Mondays. 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: £6.50, seniors £5.50, child £4, U5s £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. Garden admission, £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 and Hermitage

01665 711423. Castle open daily, 10am-6pm. £5, £3, £4.50, family £13. Hermitage open Sundays/Mondays, 11am-4pm. £3.40, child £2, conc £3.10.