What’s on in Northumberland – week ending November 19

STAGE/THEATRE

Tomorrow

Christmas Play – Born in a Barn. Wooler First School. 1.30pm.

Saturday, December 14

Falstaff, Verdi. Live from MET Opera House, New York. Alnwick Playhouse. 5.55pm. Premier £21, standard £20, conc £19, child/student £10, Friends £18. 01665 510785.

Saturday, December 14

Six Impossible Things. Collaboration between street theatre pioneers. Whittingham Memorial Institute. 7.30pm. £8, £7 conc, £18 family. To book, 01665 574964.

Saturday, December 14

Berwick Broadcasting Corporation presents Wireless Wonderland. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £8, £7 conc, child £5. 01289 330999.

Sunday, December 15

Daliso Chaponda - Laughrica. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £13.50, £12 conc. 01289 330999.

Monday, December 16

The Re-Take That Christmas Show. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £14, £12 conc, circle £16, box seat £18. 01289 330999.

Tues, Dec 17, and Wed, Dec 18

Once Upon a Time in the North. See P58.

Wednesday, December 18

Parsifal by Richard Wagner. Live broadcast from Royal Opera House, London. Maltings, Berwick. 4.45pm. £16, £15 conc, child £8. 01289 330999.

Thursday, December 19

Buddy Holly at Christmas. Alnwick Playhouse. 8pm. Premier £18.50, standard £17.50, conc £16.50. 01665 510785.

FILMS

Tuesday, December 17

Frozen (PG). Seahouses Hub. 6pm. 01665 721868.

Tues, Dec 17, and Wed, Dec 18

It’s a Wonderful Life (U). Tues: Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm, 01289 330999. Wed: Seahouses Hub, 6pm, 01665 721868.

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight

Playhouse Christmas Party. Playhouse Concert Band and Playhouse Community Choir. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. £8, Friends £5, Playhouse volunteers free.

Tomorrow

Sing into Christmas. Howick Village Hall. 6pm.

Saturday, December 14

Heaton Voices. Alnwick Garden. 11.45am and 1pm. Free with admission.

Saturday, December 14

Gareth Davies-Jones. St Cuthbert’s House, Seahouses. Doors 7pm, music 7.45pm. £10. To book, 01665 720456.

Saturday, December 14

Shadows Tribute. Railway Inn, Acklington. 7.30pm.

Saturday, December 14

Andy, The Man From the North. Country and rock ‘n’ roll. Alnwick Rafa Club, Lisburn St. 8.30pm. Free.

Saturday, December 14

Lush Acoustic. With The Stragglers. Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8.30pm.

Saturday, December 14

Spacey. Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 9pm.

Sunday, December 15

Uplifted Choir. Alnwick Garden. 1pm and 3pm. Free with admission.

Sunday, December 15

Alnwick and District Choral Society. Celebration of Carols. St Paul’s Church, Alnwick. 7.30pm. £9, £8 conc at the door.

Monday, December 16

Village Voices Choir. Christmas music and Carols. St Mary’s, Belford. 7pm.

Monday, December 16

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Railway Inn, Acklington. 8pm.

Tuesday, December 17

Brass on Tweed – Berwick Concert Band Christmas Concert. Maltings, Berwick. 6pm. Free.

Wednesday, December 18

Carol Service. Alnmouth Methodist Church. 7pm.

Wednesday, December 18

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Fleece, Alnwick. 8pm.

Thursday, December 19

Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club. Iain MacPhail SDB. Glendale Hall, Wooler. 7.30pm.

Thursday, December 19

Rothbury Roots. Rod Clements’s Midwinter Show. Queens Head, Rothbury. Doors 7.30pm, music 8pm. £10. To book, 01669 620470.

EVENTS

Today and Thursday, December 19

Late Night Shopping. Artique @ The Marina, Amble, open until 7pm. Today and tomorrow, two donkeys visit, 11am-3pm.

Today and Thurs, Dec 19

Christmas Bread-making Day. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. £60, inc lunch and refreshments. 01665 511350.

Today to Thursday, December 19

Christmas Market. Stalls and entertainment. Alnwick Garden, Noon-8pm. Free. 01665 511350.

Today to Thursday, December 19

Santa Claus Visits by Rotary Club of Amble and Warkworth. Amble west (today), Acklington and Broomhill (tomorrow), Amble middle (Mon), Amble east (Wed), Amble south (Thurs). All 5.30pm.

Tonight

Aln Valley Railway. Various railway topics. Pre-Christmas buffet. Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Visitors, members and guests welcome for small donation. Refreshments from 7pm. 01665 606168.

Tomorrow

Camera Club. Photoshop/cameras. Improving your photographs. Bell View, Belford. 10am-noon.

Tomorrow

Flower Arranging. Doxford Hall. 1.30pm.

Tomorrow

Traditional Craft Series. Kielder. 6pm–8pm. £10. Booking essential, www.north ernadventure.org

Tomorrow

St Mary’s Christmas Quiz. In the Gallery, Belford. 7pm. £4 including refreshments.

Tomorrow

Christmas Bingo. Lesbury Village Hall. 7.30pm.

Tomorrow

Rudi West. Comedian. Hog’s Head Inn, Alnwick. 7pm. Dinner, B&B £65, £40 meal & entertainment only. 01665 606576.

Tomorrow

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

Tomorrow and Saturday, December 14

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

Tomorrow and Saturday, December 14

Ghost Stories For Christmas. Belsay. Gates 6.45pm, show 7.30pm. Various prices. To book, 0870 333 1183.

Tomorrow and Sunday, December 15

Santa Stops Here. Meet Santa and receive a gift. Wallington. 10.30am–3.30pm. £8. Normal admission applies. Booking essential, 01670 773600.

Tomorrow to Sunday, December 15

Christmas at Wallington. 10.30am–3.30pm. Normal admission. 01670 773600.

Tomorrow to Sunday, December 15

Christmas Lunch. Cragside. Noon-3pm. 01669 620333.

Saturday, December 14

Survival Training UK. Age 15+. Kielder. 9am. Eight hours (£65) or 24 hours (£125). Booking essential, 07712 172768.

Saturday, December 14

Christmas Shopping Day and activities. Gallery 45, Main St, Felton. 9am-5pm. 01670 783424.

Saturday, December 14

Opera Dudes. Rennington Village Hall. 7.15pm for serving of cold buffet to table. Raffle and bar from 6.30pm. Show starts 8pm. Tickets £18. To book, 01665 577535.

Saturday, December 14

Dance and Raffle. Bolton Village Hall. In aid of hall funds. 8pm–11.30pm. Pooled supper/bring drinks. £3.50 on door.

Sat, Dec 14, and Sun, Dec 15

Victorian Christmas Cook. Belsay. 11am-4pm. Normal admission. 01661 881636.

Sat, Dec 14, and Sun, Dec 15

Christmas Crafts. Woodhorn. 11am-1pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm. Suggested donation £1. 01670 624455.

Sat, Dec 14, and Sun, Dec 15

Lantern Making. Alnwick Garden. 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm and 4.30pm. Lanterns £3, inc materials. 01665 511350.

Sat, Dec 14, and Sun, Dec 15

Big Winter Adventure. Alnwick Garden. £19, child £25, infant £5. To book, 01665 511083.

Sat, Dec 14, and Sun, Dec 15

Santa Specials. Woodhorn. 10am-2.30pm. £2, £1 child. 01670 624455.

Sat, Dec 14, and Wed, Dec 18

Build a Gingerbread House. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. £60, inc lunch and refreshments. 01665 511350.

Sat, Dec 14, and Sun, Dec 15

Magical Elf Seeds. Alnwick Garden. 11am-6pm. 01665 511350.

Sunday, December 15

4x4 Safari. Kielder. 10am-4pm. £55. Booking essential, 08445 889965.

Sunday, December 15

Christmas Dinner Made Easy. Alnwick Garden. 11am-6pm. £60, inc lunch and refreshments. 01665 511350.

Sunday, December 15

Santa Specials. Heatherslaw Light Railway. Noon and 1pm. £8. Pre-booking recommended, 01890 820317.

Sunday, December 15

From Darkness to Light. Music and readings for Advent. St Mary’s Church, Belford. 4pm.

Tuesday, December 17

Barn Dance. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 7.30pm.

Thursday, December 19

Bingo. Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 7.30pm. 01665 576658.

WALKS

Today

Alnwick & District Natural History Society. Wintering wildfowl on the Tweed. Meet at north end of the Old Bridge, Berwick. 1.30pm. 01665 602614.

Sunday, December 14

Berwick/River Till. Nine miles. Meet Old Bewick, 10.15am. 01289 305350.

ATTRACTIONS

Alnwick Garden

01665 511350. 11am–7pm weekdays, 10am–7pm weekends.

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. Sat and Sun only. £7.90, child £4.70, conc £7.10, family £20.50.

Chillingham Castle

Closed. Special appointment only.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estates

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

Dunstanburgh Castle

01665 576231. Sat and Sun 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.

Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh

01668 214910. Tuesdays–Sundays, 10am–4pm. Closed Mondays. 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. Sat and Sun only, 10am–4pm. £5.20, child £3.10, conc £4.70.

Longframlington Gardens

01665 570382. Closed for winter. Open by prearrangement (all sections).

Preston Tower, Chathill

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

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. Sat and Sun only, 10am–4pm. £5, £3, £4.50, family £13.