What’s on in Northumberland – week ending November 21



Royal Flush by Nick Lane. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £13.50, £12.50 conc, child £6. 01289 330999.

Sunday, November 17

Le Corsaire. Screening from the Bolshoi Ballet. Alnwick Playhouse, 4pm, premier £16, standard £15, conc £14, child/student £5, Friends £13.50, 01665 510785. Maltings, Berwick, £16, £15 conc, child £8, 01289 330999.

Tuesday, November 19

Hamlet (12a). Broadcast from the National Theatre. 1pm. £16, £15 conc, child £8. 01289 330999.

Wed, Nov 20 and Thurs, Nov 21

Kala Chethena Kathakali Company. Featuring top international performers, singers and rhythmic drummers. Wednesday: Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm, premier £12.50, standard £11.50, child/student £8.50, Friends £10, 01665 510785. Thursday: Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm, £12, £10 conc, child £5, 01289 330999.

Thursday, November 21

Whole Lotta Led. Led Zeppelin tribute act. Alnwick Playhouse. 8pm. Premier £18.50, standard £17.50. 01665 510785.


Tonight and Saturday, November 16

Prisoners (15). Tonight: Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. 01289 330999. Saturday: 7.30pm. 01665 510785.

Tonight, Mon, Nov 18, and Wed, Nov 20

Berwick Visual Arts presents 9 Intervals. Various intervals. Various times. Maltings, Berwick. 01289 330999.

Sunday, November 17

Justin and the Knights of Valour (PG). 1pm. Maltings, Berwick. 01289 330999.

Monday, November 18

Sunshine on Leith (PG). Hard of hearing (with subtitles), 1pm. Without subtitles, 7.30pm. Maltings, Berwick. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, November 19

Berwick Film Society – The Hunt (15). Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, November 19

Blue Jasmine (12a). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. 01665 510785.

Wednesday, November 20

Rush (15). Hard of hearing (with subtitles), 1pm. Without subtitles, 7.30pm. 01289 330999.

Live music


The Springsteen Sessions. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £12.50, £11 conc, circle £13.50, box seat £15. 01289 330999.

Saturday, November 16

Weekend Concert. Roly Veitch and Neil Harland Duo. Alnwick Garden. 11.30am. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Saturday, November 16

Lush Acoustic. With acoustic folk/roots duo Skylark Song. Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8.30pm.

Monday, November 18

Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Railway Inn, Acklington. 8pm. 01665 722835.

Wednesday, November 20

Lunchtime Concert. Alnwick Garden. Contrappasto. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Wednesday, November 20

Matt Ridley Trio with special guest Jason Yarde. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £13.50, £12 conc.

Wednesday, November 20

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

Thursday, November 21

Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club. Wayne Robertson and Davie Stewart perform. Glendale Hall, Cheviot Street, Wooler. 7.30pm.



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


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.

Tonight and Wednesday, November 20

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


Christmas Workshops – Lino printing. Kielder Castle. 10.30am–3.30pm. Includes lunch. £25. Booking essential, 01670 620450.


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


Quiz. Bell View, Belford. 7pm.

Tomorrow and Saturday, November 16

Family Astronomy at Kielder Observatory. Includes an interactive multimedia presentation, talks with astronomers, a tour of the observatories and use of the powerful telescopes to investigate the sun. Age 5+. 5pm. £12, conc £10, family £35. Book via www.kielderobserva tory.org

Saturday, November 16

Survival Training UK. Learn the basics of outdoor survival. Kielder. Age 15+. 9am. Eight-hours (£65) or 24-hours (£125). Booking essential, 07712 172768.

Saturday, November 16

St Paul’s Church Coffee Morning. Cakes, tombola, grand raffle, Fair Trade stall. Links Hotel, Seahouses. 10am-noon. £1.50 includes coffee/biscuits.

Saturday, November 16

Swarland Craft Fair. Including a raffle. Swarland Village Hall. 10am-noon. 50p inc tea/coffee. 01670 787705.

Saturday, November 16

Coffee Morning. In aid of Senior Citizens Lunch. Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. 10.30am-noon.

Saturday, November 16

Festive Carols and Seasonal Songs. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Noon and 2pm. Normal admission applies. 01661 881636.

Saturday, November 16

Spell Books. Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350.

Saturday, November 16

Ceidilh with Piper’s Share and caller. Pooled supper, bar. Jubilee Hall, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Tickets 01669 621395 or on door.

Saturday, November 16

Craster Rovers Race Night. Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 7.30pm. 01665 576658.

Saturday, November 16

Quiz Night. Teams up to four. With prizes. Alnwick Rafa Club, Lisburn St, Alnwick. 8.30pm. Free.

Sat, Nov 16, and Sun, Nov 17

Creative Wood craft weekend. Howick Hall Gardens. 10am-4pm. Full day, £50 per project. Both days £90. Booking essential, 01665 571071.

Sunday, November 17

Warkworth Art Group Annual Exhibition. Original paintings and calendars. Refreshments served. The Memorial Hall, Castle Street, Warkworth. 10am-4pm. Free.

Sunday, November 17

Pencil Pot Birds. Alnwick Garden. 11am-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Monday, November 18

Royal British Legion. AGM followed by Return from the Falklands with Alan Jones. Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Alnmouth. 7.30pm.

Monday, November 18

NWT Coquetmouth Group. Illustrated talk by Katy Cook, who is engaging communities officer for Red Squirrels Northern England. St Mark’s Church Hall, Wellwood Street, Amble. 7.30pm. £1.50, including tea/biscuits. 01665 714870.

Monday, November 18

Felton and Swarland Local History Society. R Moon gives a talk entitled Rasputin – The Holy Devil. Felton Village Hall. 7.30pm. Visitors/guests welcome. £2.50. Tea/biscuits are served afterwards for a small voluntary contribution.

Monday, November 18, to Wednesday, November 20

Seeds of Learning. Various activities on various days. Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350 or www.alnwickgarden.com

Wednesday, November 20

Aln & Breamish Local History Society. John Almond presents a talk entitled History from Gravestones. Refreshments will be served. Whittingham Memorial Institute. 7.30pm. Non-members £3. 01665 574319.



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

Sunday, November 17

Alnwick Ramblers. Bothal Circular. 7.5-miles. Meet Morpeth Library. 10.30am. 01665 575633.

Tuesday, November 19

Nordic Walking for Beginners. Two miles. Starts Rothbury, 10am. £4. Poles loaned at no cost. Info/booking, Shepherds Walks, 01669 621044.


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.