What’s on in Northumberland – week ending June 26

STAGE/THEATRE

Tomorrow to Sunday, June 22

Maltings Junior Youth Theatre’s production of Disney’s High School Musical Jr. Maltings, Berwick. Tomorrow and Saturday, 7pm. Saturday and Sunday, 2pm. £10, £8 conc, family £30. 01289 330999.

Sunday, June 22

Alnwick Playhouse Junior Youth Theatre presents Over The Edge. Alnwick Playhouse. 6pm. £3, child/student £2. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, June 24

Royal Opera – Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini. Live broadcast from The Royal Opera House, London. At Maltings, Berwick. 6.45pm. £16, £15 conc, child £8. 01289 330999.

Thursday, June 26

Maltings Theatre & Tayo Aluko present What Happens – Tribute to Langston Hughes. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £14, £12.50 conc, child £8. 01289 330999.

FILMS

Tonight

Transcendence (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Tues, June 24, and Thurs, June 26

The Two Faces of January (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. Tuesday, 2pm. Thursday, 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50. 01665 510785.

Wednesday, June 25

Bad Neighbours (15). Maltings, Berwick. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50. 7.30pm. 01289 330999.

Thursday, June 26

Calvary (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50. 01289 330999.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight

Giulio Tampalini. Classical guitarist. St Michael and All Angels Church, Felton. 7.30pm. £10, includes light refreshments/glass of wine. Tickets from Felton in Hillrise, Running Fox and St Michael.

Tonight and Thurs, June 26

Buskers Night. Players/listeners welcome. Microphones, acoustic guitar, bass and percussion provided for players or bring own instrument. Black Swan, Alnwick. 9pm–midnight.

Tomorrow

YolanDa Brown. Performance from the double MOBO Award-winning saxophonist. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £20.50, standard £19.50. 01665 510785.

Saturday, June 21

Concert. Durham Cathedral Consort Of Singers. Alwinton Church. 7.30pm. For tickets/information, visit alwintoncon certs.org

Saturday, June 21

Northumbria Sinfonietta Concert with violinist Iona Brown. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £10, conc £9. 01665 510785.

Saturday, June 21

Lush Acoustic. With special guest, North East singer-songwriter Hannah Sutherst. The Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8.30pm.

Sunday, June 22

Clarsach Society. Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Priory admission for non-English Heritage members.

Monday, June 23

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

Thursday, June 26

Rothbury Roots. Alistair Anderson and Dan Walsh. With support from Triad. The Queen’s Head, Rothbury. Doors 7.30pm, music 8pm. £10. 01669 620470.

EVENTS

Today

Life Drawing Session. With Val Roskell Payton. The Studio, West Hazon. 1.30pm–4pm. £25 per session by cheque. To book, valpayton@btinternet.com

Tomorrow

Solar Observing. Kielder Observatory. 5pm. 07805 638469.

Tomorrow and Saturday, June 21

Longframlington Beer Festival. See p49.

Saturday, June 21

Workshop. Portraits/acrylics. Coquetdale Arts Centre, Rothbury. 10am–4pm. £20. Booking essential, 01669 621557.

Saturday, June 21

Love Your Sewing Machine. Workshop on using your sewing machine for the first time or after a long absence, and making a cushion. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 10am-4pm. £25. 01665 605847.

Saturday, June 21

Auction of Promises. Organised by the Friends of Harbottle C of E First School. At Linbriggs Farm, Alwinton (NE65 7BJ). Event starts at 3pm. Raffle at 6pm. Auction at 7pm.

Saturday, June 21

Family Astronomy. Kielder Observatory. 5pm-6.30pm. 07805 638469.

Sat, June 21, and Sun, June 22

Alnmouth Arts Festival. See p49.

Sat, June 21, and Sun, June 22

The Art Tour. Visit networkartists.org.uk

Sat, June 21, and Sunday, June 22

Classic/Vintage Rally. Also diesel locomotive-hauled trains giving rides. Entry by donation.Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. 10am–4pm. Visit alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Sunday, June 22

Cafe Church. At No 1 Hotel and Wine Lounge, Wooler. 11am–12.30pm.

Sunday, June 22

Landscape Painting Demonstration. Howtel Old School, Howtel, Mindrum. 11am–4pm. Free.

Sunday, June 22

Cosmology Workshop. Kielder Observatory. 1pm. 07805 638469.

Sunday, June 22

Completion of multi-use track. Try your hand at a variety of sports. Vyner Park, Swarland. 1pm–4pm. 07979 954710.

Sunday, June 22

Have-a-go Archery. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Noon–4.30pm. Normal admission applies, plus small extra charge. 01661 881636.

Sunday, June 22

Workshop. Create cards or gift tags. 12yrs+. Gallery 45, Felton. 2pm–4pm. £15. Deposit £10. To book, 01670 783424.

Sunday, June 22

Open Garden Event. Also a sponsored duck race. Mindrum House, Cornhill on Tweed. 2pm–5pm. £4, children £2, U5s free. Entrance fees to NGS, proceeds of teas to HospiceCare North Northumberland. Visit hospicecare-nn.org.uk

Monday, June 23

Western Front Association. Talk by John Mason Sneddon entitled War is the father of all things. Alnmouth Ex-Servicemen’s Club. 7.15pm for 7.30pm.

Tuesday, June 24

Farne Islands Uncovered. Come along and listen to the Farne Island rangers talk about life, work and everything else that happens on the islands. Bamburgh Castle Cricket Club pavilion. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Adults £2.50, children £1.

Wednesday, June 25

Workshop. Learn the basic stitches of crochet and make a basket. Materials and refreshments provided. Gallery 45, Felton. 9.30am–12.30pm. £25. Deposit £10. To book, 01670 783424.

Wednesday, June 25

Machine Embroidery Workshop. With Helen Poremba. Materials/equipment provided. 25 Main Street, Felton. 10am–noon. £20. Booking essential, 01670 787668.

WALKS

Today

Geo-walk. Craster – Rocks around the Clock. A walk from Craster down to Cullernose Point exploring the rocks and how they can tell us about their enormous age. Meet at Craster TIC. 2pm-4pm. 01289 309503.

Sat, June 21, to Sat, June 28

Rothbury and Coquetdale Midsummer Walking Festival. The premier walking festival in Northumberland. With 18 walks over the nine days, there is something for everybody. Various times and prices. See Event of the Week or visit www.rothburywalking.co.uk

Sunday, June 22

Midsummer Eve’s Castles, Sunsets and Creatures of the Night. Meet at 7pm at Hepburn wood car park, near Chillingham. £15, £25 per couple, child £5, family £30. Booking essential, 01289 389244.

Wednesday, June 25

Art Tour miniPhoto Trail. Meet at Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club. 10am–noon. £45 in advance. Call 07989 248987.

ATTRACTIONS

Aln Valley Railway: 0300 0303311. Lionheart Station, Alnwick. Open Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm. Diesel operating days and vintage vehicles.

Alnwick Castle: 01665 511350. Daily 10am–5.30pm, last entry 4.15pm. State rooms open 11am–5pm, last entry 4.30pm. At the gate – £14.50, conc £12, child £7.50, 0–4yrs free, family £38.

Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Daily, 10am–7pm. Entry £13.75, conc £11.90, child £4.40, 0-4yrs free, family £33.

Armstrong Household & Farming Museum, North Charlton Farm, Chathill: 01665 579443. Open Fridays, 10am–5pm. £4 for charity.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Open Tues–Sun, 10am–4pm. £4, conc £3, child £1, U5s free.

Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. Daily, 10am-5pm, last admission 4pm. State rooms open 11am. £9.95, child £4.50, senior £9, family £25, U5s free.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station: 01665 604888. Daily, 9am-7pm.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Daily, 10am-6pm. £8, child £4.80, conc £7.20, family £20.80.

Berwick Barracks: 01289 304493. Open Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm. Closed Sat and Sun. £4.20, child £2.50, conc £3.80.

Chillingham Castle: 01668 215359. Daily, noon-5pm, last entry 4.30pm, but closed Saturdays. £9, £8 conc, child £5, U5s free, family £22.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01668 215250. Monday–Friday, with tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Open Sunday, with tours at 10am, 11am and noon. Closed Saturdays.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estates: 01669 620333. House open today, tomorrow and Tues–Thurs, 1pm–5pm, and Sat/Sun, 11am–5pm. Gardens/woodland open Tues–Sun, 10am–7pm. Cragside closed Monday. Gift Aid – whole property: £15.85, child £7.90, family £39.45. Gardens and woodland only: £10.20, child £5.20, family £24.65.

Dunstanburgh Castle: 01665 576231. Daily 10am–6pm. £4.30, child £2.60, conc £3.90.

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

Etal Castle: 01890 820332. Daily, 10am–6pm. £4.10, child £2.50, conc £3.70, family £10.70.

Heatherslaw Cornmill: 01890 820488. Open daily 11am–3pm. £3.75, conc £2.75, family £10, child free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway: 01890 820244. Daily. Hourly trains 11am–3pm. £6.50, conc £6, child £4.50, U5s £2.50, infant/dog free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre: 01890 820338. Daily, 11am–3pm. Free.

Howick Hall Gardens: 01665 577285. Daily 10.30am–6pm, last entry 5pm. Gift Aid – £7.70, Over 60s £6.60, child free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 07790 457580. Daily, 11am–3pm. £3, conc £2.50, family £8, child free.

Lindisfarne Castle: 01289 389244. Call for opening times. See crossing times on page 2 of this newspaper. Gift Aid admission, £7.40, child £3.70, family £18.50.

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

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Daily, 10am–6pm. £5.40, child £3.20, conc £4.90.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington: 01665 570382. Daily, 8.30am–5pm. Gardens admission is £4.25, accompanied U16s free. Nursery/café admission, free.

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: 01668 214910. Open daily, 10am–5pm. Last admission 4.15pm. Free entry.

Wallington Hall & Gardens: 01670 773600. House open Wednesdays to Mondays, noon–5pm, and Tuesdays, by tour, 2pm–4pm. Walled garden open daily, 10am–7pm. Gardens/estate/woodland open daily, 10am–dusk. Gift Aid admission, £12.20, child £6.10, family £30.50.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Warkworth Castle is open daily, from 10am–6pm. Admission is £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70, family £13.50. Warkworth Hermitage is open Sundays and Mondays, 11am–4pm. It is closed Tuesdays to Saturdays. Admission is £3.50, child £2.10, conc £3.20.