What’s on in Northumberland – week ending November 14


Tonight and Tomorrow

Duchess’s Community High School presents Wuthering Heights. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £8, conc £7, child/student £6. 01665 510785.

Tonight to Saturday, November 9

Berwick Operatic Society - The Vicar of Dibley. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £8.50, £6.50 conc. 01289 330999.

Saturday, November 9

Luna. For 2-5 year olds and their families. Alnwick Playhouse. 1pm and 3pm. £6.50. 01665 510785.

Saturday, November 9

Met Opera: Tosca Puccini. Broadcast from Met Opera House. Alnwick Playhouse. 5.55pm. Premier £21, standard £20, conc £19, child/student £10, Friends £18. 01665 510785.

Sunday, November 10

National Theatre - The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett (cert 15). Maltings, Berwick. 3pm. £16, £15 conc, child £8. 01289 330999.

Sunday, November 10

Rallying Round. Northumberland Theatre Company’s new show. Alnwick Playhouse studio. 7.30pm.

Wednesday, November 13

Georgia to Afghanistan. Alnwick & District Camera Club presents a talk by John Pilkington. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £10. 01665 510785.

Wed, Nov 13, and Thurs, Nov 14

Richard II starring David Tennant. Cinema broadcast from Royal Shakespeare Company. Wed: Maltings, Berwick. £16, £15 conc, child £8. 6.45pm. 01289 330999. Thurs: Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £15.50, standard £14.50, conc £13.50, child/student £10. 01665 510785.


Saturday, November 9

Turbo (U). Seahouses Hub, Seahouses Sports and Community Centre. 3pm. 01665 721868.

Saturday, November 9

Rush (15). Seahouses Hub, Seahouses Sports and Community Centre. 6pm. 01665 721868.

Sunday, November 10

Justin and the Knights of Valour (PG). Maltings, Berwick. Noon. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, November 12

Blue Jasmine (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 1pm and 7.30pm. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, Nov 12, and Thurs, Nov 14

Berwick Visual Arts presents 9 Intervals (U). Various intervals and times. Maltings, Berwick. Free. 01289 330999.

Thursday, November 14

Prisoners (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. 01289 330999.

Live music


Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. Charlie Kirkpatrick Trio. Musicians and listeners welcome. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Annual membership £8. Members admission £3, non-members £5. 01668 281307.

Saturday, November 9

Shona Mooney and Amy Thatcher. Alnwick Garden. 11.30am. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Saturday, November 9

The Boyds. Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 9pm.

Monday, November 11

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Fishers Arms, Horncliffe. 8pm. 01665 722835.



Alnwick & District Natural History Society. Katy Cook talks about red squirrels. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Visitors £1.50. 01665 602614.


Traditional Craft Series. Age 16+. Kielder. 6pm–8pm. £10. Booking essential, www.northernadventure.org.


Entertainment and Pie-Pea Supper. St Paul’s Church, Hall, North Sunderland. 7pm. £7, including glass of wine. 01665 721208.


North Northumberland Bird Club. Film - Survival of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Bamburgh Pavilion. 7.30pm. Followed by refreshments and AGM (optional). Visitors £2 donation.


An Evening with the Hubble Space Telescope, Kielder Observatory. 8pm. £12, conc £10, family £35. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Tomorrow and Saturday, November 9

Family Astronomy, Kielder Observatory. Age 5+. 5pm. £12, conc £10, family £35. Book www.kielderobservatory.org

Saturday, November 9

Winter Market. Hosted by St Michael’s Church, Alnwick. Various stalls. Northumberland Hall, Alnwick. 9.30am-12.30pm. Admission £1, inc tea/coffee.

Saturday, November 9

Christmas Fair. Various stalls. Rothbury Golf Club. 10am-1pm.

Saturday, November 9

Christmas Fair. Lesbury Village Hall. 11am-3pm. Proceeds to the Jam Jar Army appeal.

Saturday, November 9

Alnwick Pipers’ Society Annual Gathering. Workshops for Northumbrian pipes and instruments playing in F, 2pm. Concert, 7.30pm. Newton on the Moor, Jubilee Hall. £15 for the whole event, including tea, £10 for workshops/tea, £5 for concert (play or listen). To book, 01665 575232.

Saturday, November 9

Big Universe at Kielder Observatory. Age 10+. 8pm. £12, conc £10, family £35. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Sat, Nov 9, and Sun, Nov 10

Winter weekend Opening and Family Trail. Lindisfarne Castle. 01289 389244.

Sat, Nov 9 and Sun, Nov 10

Festive Gift Fair. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 10am-4pm. Normal admission.

Sat, Nov 9, and Sun, Nov 10

Introduction to Green Wood Craft, child friendly. Full-day workshop, 10am-4pm, £50, or, half-day workshop, 12.30pm-4pm, £32. Additional charge of £10 per day for supporting adults. Howick Hall Gardens. Booking essential, 01665 571071.

Sunday, November 9

Wand making. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. free with admission. 01665 511350.

Sunday, November 10

In Focus. Try a range of binoculars, telescopes and other optical equipment. Hauxley Nature Reserve. 10am–4pm. 01665 711578.

Sunday, November 10

Gnomes Need Homes. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Sunday, November 10

North Northumberland Wildlife Watch Group. Paper Lantern Making. Lowick Village Hall. 2pm–4.30pm. £2.50 per child. 01289 388867.

Monday, November 11

Spell Books. Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

Monday, November 11

Quiz Night. Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 8pm.

Mon, Nov 11, to Wed, Nov 13

Seeds of Learning. Various activities. Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

Tuesday, November 12

Autumn Club. AGM followed by History with a Metal Detector with Ian Glendenning. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 2.30pm.

Tuesday, November 12

Barn Dance. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 7.30pm.

Wednesday, November 13

Alnwick Citizens Advice Bureau Charity Quiz Night. Cash prize for winning team. Alnwick Rugby Club. Doors 7pm, quiz 7.30pm. £3pp, max six per team. To reserve tickets, 01665 604135.

Wednesday, November 13

A Great North Festival Debate - On The Edge. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. 25 and under, free. 26 and over, £5. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, November 13

Glendale Local History Society. Jane Bowen presents Mauchline Ware - Victorian souvenir Woodware and its connections with the Borderlands. Cheviot Centre, Wooler. 7.30pm. Visitors £2, including tea/coffee, biscuits served afterwards.

Thursday, November 14

Volunteer Day. Help to look after Kielder Forest. Bring packed lunch. Protective equipment, tools and refreshments provided. 10.30am–3.30pm. Free. 01434 250209.

Thursday, November 14

Aln Valley Railway. Dave Carter presents entitled Aspects of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Visitors, members and guests welcome for small donation. Refreshments from 7pm. 01665 606168.

Thursday, November 14

Public Observing at Kielder Observatory. Age 10+. 8pm. £12, conc £10, family £35. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org


Tuesday, November 12

Nordic Walking for Beginners. Two miles. Starts 10am, Rothbury. £4. Free pole hire. 01669 621044.

Thursday, November 14

Alnwick & District Natural History Society. Observations of wintering wildfowl at Cresswell and the surrounding Druridge Bay area. Meet at car park to the north of Cresswell Pond. 1.30pm. 01665 602614


Alnwick Castle.

Closed for winter.

Alnwick Garden

01665 511350. Daily, 11am–3pm.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick

Closed for winter for refurbishment.

Bamburgh Castle

01668 214515. Weekends only, 11am– 4.30pm, last admission 3.30pm. £9.75, child £4.25, senior £8.75, family £24.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station

01665 604888. Daily, 9am-5pm, but opens Saturdays, 9am–7pm.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

01661 881636. Saturday and Sunday only. £7.90, child £4.70, conc £7.10, family £20.50.

Berwick Barracks

Closed for winter.

Chillingham Castle

Closed for winter. Guests welcome by special appointment,

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park

Closed for winter,

Cragside House, Gardens and Estates

01669 620333. House closed for winter. Garden/woodland, Friday–Sunday only, 11am-4pm. Gift Aid – £9.80, child £5, family £23.70.

Dunstanburgh Castle

01665 576231. Saturday and Sunday only, 10am–4pm. £4.20, child £2.50, conc £3.80.

Edlingham Castle

0870 333 1181. Daylight hours. Free.

Etal Castle

01890 820332. Saturday and Sunday only, 10am–4pm. £4, child £2.40, conc £3.60, family £10.40.

Heatherslaw Cornmill

Closed for winter.

Heatherslaw Light Railway

Closed for winter.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre

Closed for winter.

Howick Hall Gardens

01665 577285. Today to Sunday only, 10.30am-4pm. Gift Aid – £7.70, over 60s £6.60, children free.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford

Closed. Visits by prior arrangement.

Lindisfarne Castle

01289 389244. Call for times. Gift Aid – £7.20, child £3.60, family £18.

Lindisfarne Centre

01289 389004. Call for times. £3, child £1, family £8, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Priory

01289 389200. Saturday and Sunday only, 10am–4pm. £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70.

Longframlington Gardens

Closed for winter. Open by prearrangement.

Preston Tower, Chathill

01665 589227. Open 10am-6pm. £2, child 50p, conc/groups £1.50

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh

01668 214910. Tuesdays–Sundays, 10am–4pm. Closed Mondays. Free.

Wallington Hall & Gardens

01670 773600. House closed for winter. Walled garden open daily, 10am-4pm. Gift Aid – £8, child £4, family £20.

Warkworth Castle

01665 711423. Saturday and Sunday only, 10am–4pm. £5, £3, £4.50, family £13. Warkworth Hermitage closed.