What to do in north Northumbeland – week ending February 10, 2011

Tonight: Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. Leonard Brown and Malcolm Ross perform. Musicians and listeners welcome. At Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Members £3, non-members £5. Contact 01668 281307.

Tonight: Tanners Arms Unplugged. Open Mic Acoustic Night. All welcome. At The Tanners Arms, Alnwick. Free. Starts 9pm.

Friday, February 4: We Steal Flyers, At The Dyke Neuk Inn, Morpeth. 9pm. As part of 100 gigs in 100 days. Northumberland acoustic duo We Steal Flyers, aka Derek Allan and Jason Vare, begin their epic musical marathon to play 100 gigs in 100 days in aid of children’s hospices around the UK. For more information, visit www.westealflyers.co.uk

Saturday, February 5: Walsh and Pound. Harmonica player Will Pound and banjoist Dan Walsh have joined forces. With support from Eryn Rae and the 2 Grahams. Etal Village Hall. Doors 7pm. Music starts at 8pm. Tickets £10. To book call 01890 820566 or e-mail swt22etal@aol.com

Monday, February 7: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Live music at the Blue Bell, Belford. 8pm. Free. For more information call Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835.

Tonight: Badger Conservation. Alnwick & District Natural History Society illustrated talk by Mervyn Anthony on the conservation and protection of badgers. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick, 7.3pm. Visitors £1.50. Contact Coral Turnbull on 01665 602614.

Monday, February 7: Wildlife Talk. Northumberland Wildlife Trust Coquetdale Members’ Group welcomes local naturalist John Steele to give an illustrated talk on The Changing Fortunes of Coquetdale Wildlife, Jubilee Hall, Rothbury, 7.30pm. Non-members £2. Contact Ian A Armstrong on 01669 620142, or email ian@ianarmstrong.co.uk

Alnwick Health Walks (Long). Every Wednesday at 10am from Alnwick Tourist Information Centre, Market Place. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Alnwick Health Walks (Intermediate). First and third Wednesday at 10am from Alnwick TIC. One-hour walk. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Alnwick Health Walks (Starter). Every Wednesday at 10am from Alnwick TIC. Maximum 30 minutes. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Amble Health Walks. Every Tuesday at 1.30pm from Amble Tourist Information Centre. Starter and intermediate. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Belford Health Walks. Long walk Monday, 3pm. Meet at Market Cross. Shorter walk Monday, 1.30pm. Meet at Bell View Resource Centre. Contact Rob Woods at 07918 731708 or email rob.woods@activeberwick.co.uk

Berwick Health Walks (Beginner and Intermediate). Both Wednesday. Meet at 1.30pm at The Maltings. Contact Stephanie Glas-Thompson on 07894 803115.

Hadston Health Walks (Starter). Every Wednesday at 1pm from Hadston House. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Rothbury Health Walks (Starter). Every Friday at 10.30am from Rothbury TIC. Intermediate/long walks every Friday at 10.30am. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Seahouses Health Walks. Every Monday at 2pm. Meet at the Resource Centre. Ring Kelvin Rushworth on 01665 721868 or email Jennifer Brown on seahouseswalking@hotmail.com

Wooler Health Walks (Intermediate). Every Thursday at 1.30pm. Meet at the Cheviot Centre. Contact Rob Woods at 07918 731708 or email rob.woods@activeberwick.co.uk

Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgate Without, Alnwick, 01665 510785. Amble Photographic Group Exhibition – starts Friday, February 4. Open during box office hours.

Bailiffgate Museum, 14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick, 01665 605847. Then and Now – photography exhibition showing scenes of Northumberland’s past and what the same scene looks like now. Pictures come from two of the outreach groups from the Pottergate Centre as well as from the museum’s Introduction to Digital Photography Course participants. Until February 11. Open daily, 10am–4pm.

Belford Craft Gallery, Market Place, Belford, 01668 213888. Open Thursday and Friday, 10am–5pm, but closed between 12.30pm–2pm, Saturday, 10am–5pm all day and Sunday 1pm–5pm. Closed Monday–Wednesday.

Crown Studio Gallery, Bridge Street, Rothbury, 01669 622890. Spring Exhibition, with a selection of new landscapes of Rothbury and district by resident artist Lynda Taylor. Also jewellery by Michael Peckit and other local makers, ceramic animal sculptures, glass, etchings and prints. Open Tuesday–Saturday, 9am–5pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Fenwick Gallery, Warkworth, 01665 711136. More information visit www.fenwickgallery.co.uk

The Aln Gift Shop and Gallery, Alnmouth, 01665 830245. Original landscapes by Emma Holliday. Limited edition prints by Joanne Wishart. Open every day but Wednesday. 10am–4pm.

The Design Room Art Gallery, 79 High Street, Wooler NE71 6BD. New original work now in the gallery for 2011 by Artists Jim Edwards & Lillias Blackie. New limited edition prints by Iain Faulkner and Kevin Day. Open Monday–Saturday, 10am–4pm, other times by appointment. Call 07921 436427 or visit www.thedesignroomartgallery.co.uk

The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, 01665 830600, www.theoldschoolgallery.co.uk. Closed until February 15 for maintenance and annual holiday. Re-opens on Wednesday, February 16.

The Alnwick Garden, Alnwick, 01665 511350. Open Friday–Sunday, 11am–3pm. Free.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 01665 605847. Open daily, 10am–4pm. Adults £2.50, conc, seniors, students, unemployed £2, U16s free, family (2 adults/1 conc) £6.70, family (2 adults plus 2 conc) £7.60.

Bamburgh Castle. Open Saturday and Sunday, 11am–4.30pm, last admission 3.30pm. Adult £8.50, child £4 (under 5 free), senior £7.50, family £21. Groups call 01668 214 208. Schools £2 per pupil.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 01661 881636. Open Thursday–Monday, 10am–4pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Adult £8, conc £6.80, child £4, family £20. English Heritage members free.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate. 01669 620333. Closed.

Dunstanburgh Castle. 01665 576231. Open Thursday–Monday, 10am–4pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Adult £3.80, conc £3.20, child £1.90. If weather is poor, ring ahead to check opening hours.

Edlingham Castle. Open during daylight hours. Free.

House of Hardy Museum, Alnwick. 01665 510027. Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm, Saturday, 10am–5pm. Free.

Hulne Park. Ratten Row, Alnwick. Open 11am–dusk.

Kirkharle Courtyard, Kirkwhelpington, 01830 540362. Shops, arts and craft workshops and food outlets in a 15th century farm courtyard.

Lindisfarne Castle. 01289 389244. Closed until February 5.

Lindisfarne Priory. 01289 389200. Call for opening times. Adult £4.50, conc £3.80, child £2.30. English Heritage members free.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington. 01665 570382. Open by pre-arrangement.

Preston Tower. 01665 589227. Border Pele Tower. Open daily 10am–dusk. Adult £2, child 50p, conc/groups £1.50.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh, 01668 214910. Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–4pm, last admission 3.30pm. Closed Monday. Adult £2.75, child/conc £1.75.

Wallington. 01670 773600. Call to check opening times. House closed for winter. Garden usually open daily 10am-7pm. Gift Shop and Cafe, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Warkworth Castle. 01665 711423. Open Saturday–Monday, 10am–4pm. Closed Tuesday–Friday. Adults £4.50, conc £3.80, child £2.30, family £11.30.