What’s on in Northumberland – week ending March 12

Action from Disco Inferno, by the Duchess's Community High School. Picture by Will Larkin
Action from Disco Inferno, by the Duchess's Community High School. Picture by Will Larkin


Tonight to Saturday, March 7: Disco Inferno - Duchess’s Community High School. A high-energy musical guaranteed to warm hearts, get feet tapping and audiences leaving the auditorium with the fondest memories of a sensational era. Alnwick Playhouse. Tonight to Saturday, 7.30pm, as well as 2pm on Saturday. £8, conc £7, child/student £6. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow and Saturday, March 7: Wooler Community Panto Group Variety Show. Tomorrow, 7pm. Saturday, 2pm and 7pm. Combination of comedy sketches and music from the war years plus a parody on The Sound of Music. The Wooler Scouts and Cubs are also taking part. Tickets £5, £3 child (5-16) from Brands Newsagents, Farm to Freeze and Mike Hope of Wooler.

Tomorrow and Saturday, March 7: Little Shop of Horrors – Longridge Towers School. Musical about a florist who discovers an exotic plant with a craving for fresh blood. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £9.50, £7.50 conc, family £26. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, March 10: Kicking and Screaming – Tangled Feet. A sideways look at how we cope with our children – and how our parents coped with us. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £11, standard £10, child/student £7.50. 01665 510785.

Tuesday, March 10, and Wednesday, March 11: Northumberland Theatre Company - 4Thoughts: Myth. Music, Mayhem and Mirth. Four new plays showcasing some of the best, up-and-coming theatre writing talent. Tuesday: Glanton Memorial Hall, 7.30pm. Wednesday: Longhorsley Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Tuesday, March 10, and Wednesday, March 11: Shakespeare 4 Kidz, A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Berwick Middle School. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £7.50, £6 conc. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, March 11: Royal Shakespeare Company Onscreen - Love Labour’s Won. Encore screening. Alnwick Playhouse. 7pm. Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785.

Thursday, March 12: National Theatre Live – Behind The Beautiful Foreverstheatre (15). Live broadcast. Alnwick Playhouse: 7pm. Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785. Maltings, Berwick: 7pm. £16, £15 conc, child £8. Schools: student £5 & teacher free (min. 10 students). 01289 330999.


Tomorrow: Keeping House (U). World premiere. An evocative documentary exploring the beguiling atmosphere of the William Cowe & Sons cockle shop premises, a family business dating back to 1801, on Bridge Street in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Maltings, Berwick. 3pm and 5pm. Each screening will be followed by Q&A with directors, Ian Fenton and Jacob Polley. Free, but must be pre-booked. 01289 330999.

Saturday, March 7: Big Hero 6 (PG). Seahouses Hub. 3pm. £7, conc £6.50, child £4, family £19. 01665 721868.

Saturday, March 7: Kingsman (15). Seahouses Hub. 6pm. £7, conc 6.50, child £4. 01665 721868.

Wednesday, March 11: Aspect film series - Smoke and Mirrors. Films exploring the foundations of cinema itself - colour, light and motion - via historical and contemporary work, including early experiments with colour and a spectacular interactive cinema piece. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £5, conc £3, child £3. 01289 330999.


Tonight and Thursday, March 12: Buskers’ Night. Black Swan, Alnwick. 9pm–midnight. Free.

Tonight: Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. With the Iain MacPhial Band. Musicians and listeners welcome. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Annual membership £8, members £3, non-members £5. 01668 281307.

Saturday, March 7: Lemington Male Voice Choir. Spring concert – songs from the shows. Also a raffle. Acklington Church. 7pm. £7.50, includes refreshments in Acklington Village Hall afterwards. 01670 760414.

Sunday, March 8: Sax Ecosse. Concert of classical saxophone quartet repertoire. Maltings, Berwick. 3pm. £13, conc £10.50, child £6. 01289 330999.

Monday, March 9: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Fishers Arms, Horncliffe. 8pm. 01665 722835.

Thursday, March 12: Ian Sherwood. Award-winning Canadian musician and songwriter. Wingates Village Institute. 7.30pm. £8.50, conc £7, children £5, family £20. 01669 621954.


Today and Thursday, March 12: Gateway Drop-in. Free drop-in to meet friends, play cards, read newspapers, watch TV, use the internet and join the craft group. Shilbottle Community Hall. 9am–4pm.

Today and Thursday, March 12: Alnwick Writing Group. At the Northumberland Gazette office, Bondgate Without, Alnwick. 10.30am–12.30pm. Email kemp_m@mail.com

Tonight: Alnwick & District Natural History Society – AGM. Followed by a talk by a Society member. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Non-members 1.50. 01665 602614.

Tonight and Thursday, March 12: Meditation Self-Development Course. The first two weeks of a six-week (which runs every Thursday) meditation course, with Sean Monaghan and Amanda Popely. Gallery 45, Felton. 6pm-7pm. £10 per session. To book, www.journey-within.weebly.com

Tomorrow: Women’s World Day of Prayer event. Ecumenical service. Not a women-only event. St Michael’s Church, Alnwick. 1.45pm.

Tomorrow: Ceilidh. Beadnell Community Volunteers. Live band, raffle, bar, pie and pea super. At Beadnell WI Hall. 7.30pm.

Tomorrow and Thursday, March 12: Untold Stories. A walk and talk around parts of Cragside highlighting the stories you don’t usually hear. 11yrs+. 11am-12.30pm. Normal admission applies, plus £5. Booking essential, 0844 249 1895.

Saturday, March 7: Tweed Music Centre. Maltings, Berwick or call 01289 330999.

Saturday, March 7: St James’s Spring Coffee Morning. Variety of stalls, including Phoenix greeting cards and Lady Milly jewellery and scarves. Northumberland Hall, Alnwick. 9.30am. £1, includes refreshments.

Saturday, March 7: Cancer Coffee Morning. Tombola, cakes, raffle, books and bric-a-brac. In aid of Seahouses and District Cancer Research and Relief. Bamburgh Castle Inn, Seahouses. 10am-noon. £1.50, includes coffee and scone.

Saturday, March 7: Spring Writing Workshop – Tools for Creative Writing with Bea Davenport. First of three weekly sessions. Wooler Library. 2pm-4pm. £15. To book, 01668 282123.

Saturday, March 7: Alnwick Embroiderers’ Guild. Talk by Sheila Craig on Journaling Journeys. St Michael’s Church Hall, Alnwick. 2pm. Visitors £4.

Saturday, March 7: Food and Wine Pairing with Sue Bolam. Three-course dinner with wine. In aid of Rothbury Highland Pipe Band’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration in June. At Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury. 6.30pm for 7pm. £20pp. To book, 01669 620334.

Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8: Brick Figure Masks. Lego-themed craft activity. Woodhorn. Noon-3pm. Donations welcome. 01670 528080.

Sunday, March 8: In Focus. Try out a range of binoculars, telescopes and other optical equipment. Hauxley Nature Reserve. 10am-4pm. Free. 0191 284 6884.

Sunday, March 8: Afternoon Tea with Calander Girl Angela Baker. In aid of HospiceCare North Northumberland. Paxton House. 1.30pm-4.15pm. £17.50. 01665 606515.

Monday, March 9: Museum Tots. Theme-based activities for pre-school children. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 9.30am-11am. Free. 01665 605847.

Tuesday, March 10: Autumn Club. It’s a Busy Life with Tom Pattinson. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 2.30pm.

Tuesday, March 10: Webinar – Getting Started with your Garmin GPS. Online introduction. 6.30pm. £19.99. To book, visit www.shepherdswalks.co.uk or call 01669 621044.

Tuesday, March 10: Warkworth Ceilidh Night. Traditional ceilidh with The Reel Northumbria Ceilidh Band, interspersed with songs and poems. Bring drinks and glasses. Memorial Hall, Warkworth. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Tickets £5 from the door, the village Post Office or 01665 711388.

Wednesday, March 11: Plant Sale. Flowering plants and cakes for sale. With refreshments. Pottergate Centre, Howling Lane, Alnwick. 10am-noon. 01665 602181.

Wednesday, March 11: Appalachian Clogging. Warkworth URC Church Hall, The Butts. 7.30pm-9pm. 01665 711635.

Wednesday, March 11: Public Observing. Kielder Observatory. 8pm-11pm. £16, conc £14. To book, visit www.kielderobservatory.org

Wednesday, March 11: Swing Dance Lessons. Eglingham Village Hall. 8pm-9.30pm. £2. More details from the Facebook page entitled Village Of Swing.


Today: Alnwick & District Natural History Society. A walk through Hulne Park, Alnwick, looking for signs of early spring flowers, woodland and River Aln birds. 1.30pm. Non-members £1.50. 01665 602614.

Tomorrow: Discovering the Birds of Druridge Bay. Join local bird expert Tom Cadwallender on a 4.5-mile guided walk from Cresswell Pond to Hauxley Nature Reserve to identify the many different birds that can be found along the fabulous Druridge Bay coastline. Meet at Hauxley Nature Reserve at 9.30am from where you will be driven down to Cresswell Pond to start the walk at 10am. £5. 0191 284 6884.

Saturday, March 7: Nordic Walk – Whitton Hillhead. Six miles. Starts Rothbury, 1pm. £8.50. Free pole hire. To book, visit www.shepherdswalks.co.uk or call 01669 621044.

Tuesday, March 10: Conservation in Action. Ranger-led walk to discover how Wallington is on the frontline of the conservation battle for a number of iconic species. 1pm-3pm. Normal admission, plus £4. Booking essential, 01670 773606.

Wednesday, March 11: Nordic Walking for Beginners. Two miles. Starts 10am at Rothbury. £5. Free pole hire. To book, visit www.shepherdswalks.co.uk or call 01669 621044.