What’s on in Northumberland – week ending November 27

Kielder Observatory.
Kielder Observatory.


Tonight: RoguePlay Theatre - Blood Wedding. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £14, £12.50 conc, circle £16, box seat £19, child £7. 01289 330999.

Tuesday, November 25: The Paper Birds - Thirsty. Thirsty weaves together real stories, memories and booze-based confessions, collected by The Paper Birds from a ‘drunken hotline’ and an online questionnaire. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £13, standard £12, child/student £10. 01665 510785.

Thursday, November 27: In A Nutshell – Queens Hall Arts and Puppetship. A warm and touching story of beginnings and endings. For children aged 3-6. Alnwick Playhouse. 11.30am and 2pm. £8. 01665 510785.

Thursday, November 27: Maltings Youth Theatre presents Hairspray – The Broadway Musical. Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. Also Nov 28 and 29. £12, £10 conc, family £40. 01289 330999.


Tonight: Dracula Untold (15). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, friends £6.30. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow: The Best Of Me (12a). Maltings, Berwick. 7pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50. 01289 330999.

Sunday, November 23: Dolphin Tale 2 (U). Maltings, Berwick. 2.30pm. £7.50, £6.50 conc, child £4.50, babies free. 01289 330999.

Wednesday, November 26: Ida (PG). Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, Friends £6.30. 01665 510785.

Thursday, November 27: The Riot Club. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £7.50, standard £7, conc £6.50, child/student £5.50, friends £6.30. 01665 510785.


Tonight and Thursday, November 27: Buskers’ Night. Equipment provided or bring yours. Black Swan, Alnwick. 9pm.

Tonight: Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club. With the Steven Carcary Trio. Musicians and listeners welcome. Glendale Hall, Wooler. 7.30pm. Members £5, non-members £6.50. 01668 216437.

Tonight: Rothbury Roots. The Celia Bryce Band and Burness & Templeman. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. Doors 7.30pm, music 8pm. £10. To book, 01669 620470.

Tonight: Alnwick Music Society. Recital by pianist Piers Lane. Alnwick Castle Guest Hall. 7.30pm. £16, £15 conc, from Alnwick Playhouse (01665 510785) or on the door on the evening. Students in full-time education go free.

Tomorrow: Dominic Kirwan - Celebrating 25 Years. Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £17.50, standard £16.50. 01665 510785.

Tomorrow: Sarah McQuaid In Concert. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £13, £11.50 conc, child £7. 01289 330999.

Tomorrow to Sunday, November 23: Northumberland Music Festival. Variety of performances. For more details, visit www.northumberlandmusicfestival.com

Saturday, November 22: Camille O’Sullivan - Changeling. Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £15, £14 conc, circle £18, box seat £22, child £7. 01289 330999.

Saturday, November 22: T Rextasy - I Love To Boogie. Alnwick Playhouse. 8pm. Premier £19.50, standard £18.50, conc £17.50. 01665 510785.

Saturday, November 22: North by East. With singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones and flautist Calum Stewart. Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £13, £11.50 conc, child £7. 01289 330999.

Monday, November 27: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Ship Inn, Low Newton. 8pm. Free. 01665 722835.

Wednesday, November 26: Lunchtime Concert. With June Thomas. The Alnwick Garden. 12.30pm-1.30pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.


Today and Thursday, November 27: Gateway Drop In. Play cards, read newspapers, watch TV, use the internet or join the craft group in the afternoon. Shilbottle Community Hall. 9am-4pm.

Tonight: Warkworth and District Flower Club. Christmas Demonstration by Mildred A Stafford. Memorial Hall, Warkworth. 7.30pm. £6, inc refreshments.

Tonight: Beaujolais Wine Evening. Wine tasting and three-course meal. The Jolly Fisherman, Craster. 7.30pm. £35pp. Booking is essential on 01665 576461.

Tomorrow: Late-night Opening. Marilyn and Melrose, Alnwick, holds a late-night opening in aid of the NSPCC. With demonstrations, hints and tips on how to create unique pieces of painted furniture using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Open until 9pm.

Tomorrow: Ghost Hunt. A sponsored event for Disability North. Schooner Hotel, Alnmouth. 9pm-2am. Registration, £30. Fund-raising goal, £100. To book and more details, visit tinyurl.com/ce4sueh

Saturday, November 22: Talk. Seminar by holistic vet Sue Armstrong. An introduction as to why raw feeding, fewer vaccinations and non-neutering may benefit your dog’s wellbeing. Acklington Village Hall. £65 or 10 per cent discount for group bookings of four or more people. To book, 07970 090687.

Saturday, November 22: Alnwick Town Juniors Coffee Morning/Christmas Fair. Various stalls, tombola and raffle. Northumberland Hall, Alnwick. 9am. £1, includes coffee.

Saturday, November 22: Calligraphy for All Workshop. With Michael Mavromichaelis. All abilities welcome. Materials provided. Bring any calligraphy pens if you have them. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 10.30am-2.30pm. £10. Booking essential, 01665 605847.

Saturday, November 22: Imagining the Past - Writing Historical Fiction. Writing workshop with local author Bea Davenport. Wooler Library. 2pm-4pm. £6. To book, 01668 282123.

Saturday, November 22: Family Astronomy at Kielder Observatory. Includes interactive multimedia presentation, talks with astronomers and a tour of the observatories. Ages 5+. 5pm–6.30pm. £15, conc £13, family £45. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org

Sat, Nov 22, and Sun, Nov 23: Budding Artists - Autumn Crafts. The Alnwick Garden. Noon-4pm. Free with admission. 01665 511350.

Sat, Nov 22, and Sun, Nov 23: Victorian Christmas with Father Christmas. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 11am-4pm. Normal admission applies. 01661 881636.

Sunday, November 23: 4X4 Safari. Family-orientated event. Follow guides trail blazing in the heart of Kielder. 10am–4pm. £55 per vehicle. Booking essential, 08445 889965.

Sunday, November 23: The Joy of Christmas Fair. Organised by HospiceCare North Northumberland. Craft and food stalls. Refreshments available. Linden Hall, Longhorsley. 10.30am-4.30pm. £3.50, inc glass of mulled wine. U12s free. 01665 606515.

Sunday, November 23: Acklington Collections Fair. Village Hall. 2pm-4pm. Free, refreshments available. To show off your collections, book a space by calling 01670 761451.

Tuesday, November 25: Chapel Court (Seahouses) Christmas Fair. Cake stalls, tombola, raffle and light refreshments. In aid of Seahouses Cancer Support and First Responders. 2pm-4pm.

Wednesday, November 26: Pottergate Centre Christmas Fair. Various stalls. Pottergate Centre, Alnwick. 10am-2.30pm.

Wednesday, November 26: Alnwick Wildlife Group. Talk by Hugh Tindle on Wildlife of the Breamish Valley. With refreshments. St Michael’s Church Hall, Canongate, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Non-members £2. 01668 217004.

Wednesday, November 26: North Sunderland & Seahouses Local History Society. David Lockie gives a talk on Otago, the Wakatipu Basin, and Bamburgh – a bit of New Zealand with a local connection. St Paul’s Church Hall, North Sunderland. 7.30pm.

Thursday, November 27: Stargazing Event. Includes indoor guided tour of the solar system, a laser-guided tour of the night sky, a series of other short talks and, weather permitting, followed by an opportunity to observe the stars using a variety of telescopes. Refreshments available. Suitable for all ages but no dogs allowed. At The Barn at Beal. 7pm-9pm. Free, but booking essential. Visit tinyurl.com/p6vgp6d

Thursday, November 27: Public Observing Night at Kielder Observatory. Book via www.kielderobservatory.org