What's on in North Northumberland - October 25 to November 1
Today (Thursday) to Saturday
Berwick Operatic Society: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm (plus 2.30pm Saturday). A re-imagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, 11 brothers and the coat of many colours. Tickets: £12.50, concs £10, family £36. See www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or call 01289 330999.
Excalibow. Lesbury Village Hall, 7.30pm. Comedic string quartet Bowjangles present a theatrical, musical journey through myths and legends in a quest to find a magical violin bow. Tickets: £9 from Lesbury and Alnmouth post offices, at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk or on 07719 243170.
Ready Player One. Dovecote Centre, Dovecote Street, Amble, 7.30pm. Set in 2045, a young hero embarks on a breakneck treasure hunt through an expansive, virtually reality universe. Tickets: £5, under 18s £3, on 01665 713655. Certificate (12A).
Elaine Paige: I’m Still Here. Warkworth Memorial Hall, 7.30pm. Filmed at the Royal Albert Hall, a 50th anniversary celebration featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra. Bar and snacks available. Donations payable on the door for charity.
Royal Opera House: Die Walkure Live Broadcast. The Maltings, Berwick, 5pm. The second opera of Wagner’s epic Der Ring Des Nibelungen, directed by Keith Warner, conducted by Antonio Pappano, with an international cast of Wagnerian specialist singers. Sung in German. Tickets: £16.75, concs £15.75, child £8.75. Schools: student £5, teacher free (min. 10 students). Certificate (12A).
Monday to Friday (November 2)
Smallfoot. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. Autism-friendly screening Wednesday. An all-star cast, including Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya and Danny Devito, turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist – a human. Tickets: £7, concs £6, child £4, baby free. Certificate (PG).
Isle of Dogs. Dovecote Centre, Amble, 2pm. When the dogs of Megasaki City are exiled to a garbage dump, 12-year-old Atari begins an epic journey that will decide the future of the entire Prefecture. Tickets: £5, under 18s £3 (under 12s must be accompanied). Certificate (PG).
Berwick Film Society: Custody. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. A gripping view of a fragmented family, fleshing out the dilemmas and pitfalls of a custody battle. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, BFS members free. Certificate (15).
Thursday (November 1)
Mary and The Witch’s Flower. Dovecote Centre, Amble, 2pm. When Mary finds an old broomstick and rare flower she is whisked away to a school of magic, but when she tells a lie she must risk her life to set things right. Tickets: £5, under 18s £3 (under 12s must be accompanied). Certificate (U).
Rothbury Roots presents: Vera Van Heeringen Trio. The Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury, 8pm. Vera Van Heeringen brings Americana from her native Holland, with Dave Luke and his Nashville pedigree on harmonies and mandolin, and Andy Seward on double bass. Tickets: £10, from the venue.
Glendale Accordion & Fiddle Club: Fjanna. Glendale Hall, Wooler, 7.30pm to 11pm. Tickets: members £5, visitors £6.50, annual membership £8.
Landermason Concert. Gallery Forty5, Felton, 7.30pm. Tickets: £10.
Thursday (November 1)
Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. The Queen’s Head, Rothbury, 7.30pm. AGM followed by Neil Hardie and his five-piece band. Tickets: £4 members, £5 non-members. Musicians and visitors welcome. Call 01668 281307.
Elderberries Walking Group. The Alnwick Garden, 10am to noon. Meet at the main courtyard entrance.
Walks Around The Parks. Berwick Railway Station. Castle Vale Park and Coronation Park. Contact 07876 398026 for further details.
Northumberland Astronomical Society meeting. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, Low Hauxley, 7.30pm. Non-members welcome, adults £3 child £1, or join up and the meetings are free. Find out more at www.nastro.org.uk
Halloween at Alnwick Castle. Alnwick Castle. Join the fun with the Company of Artisans and the medieval alchemist, try broomstick training and Dragon Quest, and go on a spooky trail. Halloween activities are included with standard castle admission.
Borders, Boundaries and Beyond. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Bailiffgate welcomes a trio of textile artists Gillian Arkley, Chris Dixon and Rose Stanley for a stunning demonstration of their skills. Normal admission prices apply: £4, concs £3, child £1.
Gateway drop-in. Shilbottle Community Hall, 10am to 4pm. Free cards, newspapers, internet and crafts.
Duplicate Bridge. Warkworth First School, 6.15pm. Details on 01665 714963.
Berwick Arts Choir. United Reformed Church, Spittal, 7.30pm. All voices welcome. See www.berwickartschoir.co.uk
Prize Bingo. St Aidan’s Hall, Church Street, Berwick, 7.30pm. Coffee, tea, biscuits and raffle. All ages welcome.
Introduction to Astronomy. Berwick Voluntary Centre, Tweed Street, 10am to noon. Berwick Educational Association presents a new course of five weekly lectures, led by Dr Adrian Jannetta. Course cost: £30. See www.berwickea.co.uk
Lesbury Art Group’s Autumn Exhibition. Lesbury Village Hall, 10am to 12.30pm. Original paintings, drawings, pastels, prints, gifts and cards to browse or buy. Raffle, refreshments and homemade cakes available. Free entry.
Saturday until Wednesday
The Twilight Scare Garden. The Alnwick Garden, 6.30pm to 9.30pm. See the Labyrinth like never before and brave the zombie-infested spooky walk. Not recommended for under 12s. Every child must be accompanied. Tickets: £6, friends £5 at www.alnwickgarden.com
Saturday and Sunday
Halloween Ghost Trains. Aln Valley Railway, Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick, 10.30am to 4.30pm. Halloween-themed craft activities, face-painting and food, with coach rides behind a steam locomotive and the chance to drive a diesel locomotive. Model railway open.
Old Time and Sequence Dancing. St Aidan’s Hall, Berwick, 8pm to 11pm. Entry £3.
Sunday to November 4
Alnwick and District Camera Club Exhibition. The Alnwick Garden, 10am to 4pm. Images of the Garden through the seasons. All photographs are for sale, with a percentage going to the Garden’s Roots and Shoots healthy living project. Free entry.
Contract Bridge. Lesbury Village Hall, 6.30pm. Further details on 01665 575289.
Duplicate Bridge. Weavers’ Court, Alnwick, 6.45pm. Further details on 01665 604830.
Alnwick Wildlife Group. St James’s Church Centre, Pottergate, Alnwick, 7.30pm. Anne Wilson will present a talk on Breeding Birds In The 19th Century On The Farne Islands, followed by refreshments. Non-members £2.
Paxton House Art Workshops. Hayloft Gallery, 11am to 4.30pm. £15.
Qi Gong for Health. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick, 2pm. £3.
Contract Bridge. Alnwick Hospital, 6.30pm. Further details on 01665 603197.
Kakofony Ukulele Group. The Farriers Arms, Shilbottle, 7pm.
Until November 4
My Pet Pals Creature Care Workshops. Pets At Home, Alnwick and Berwick, times vary. Find out how to look after pets and wildlife, with activity booklet, stickers and poster. Free. To book a place see petsathome.com/petworkshops
Until January 14
Rob Newton Exhibition. Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, 10am to 5pm. Oil paintings, watercolours and monotypes following a tradition of British landscape painting.
All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.
Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. 10.30am to 4.30pm on operating days. Tickets: £5/£6, children £1/£2. For further details see www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk
Alnwick Castle. 10am to 5.30pm (state rooms 4.30pm), open until October 28. Adult £16, concs £13, child £8.50, under fives free. Discounts available online at www.alnwickcastle.com
Alnwick Garden. Daily, 10am to 6pm until October 31, 10am to 4pm from November 5. Adult £12, concs £10.50, child £4.50, under fives free. Discounts available online at www.alnwickgarden.com
Alnwick Lions Charity Book Shop. 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday, next to White Swan Hotel, Bondgate Within.
Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Adult £4, concs £3, child £1, under fives free.
Bamburgh Castle. Daily, 10am to 5pm, state rooms from 11am. Adult £10.95, child £5, under fives free. See more at www.bamburghcastle.com
Barter Books. Alnwick Station. Daily, 9am to 7pm.
Belford Hidden History Museum. 10am to 4pm. Free.
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 10am to 5pm. Adult £9.50, concs £8.60, child £5.70.
Berwick Barracks. 10am to 4pm. Adult £4.90, concs £4.40, child £2.90.
Chillingham Castle. Noon to 5pm. Adult £9.50, concs £8.50, child £5.50, under fives free.
Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. 10am to 4pm, closed weekend afternoons. Adult £8, concs £6, child £3.
Cragside. 10am to 5pm, house from 11am. Adult £18, child £9.
Dunstanburgh Castle. 10am to 4pm. Adult £5.40, concs £4.90, child £3.20, under fives free.
Etal Castle. Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Adult £5.40, concs £4.90, child £3.20, under fives free.
Heatherslaw Corn Mill. 11am to 4pm. Adults £4, concs £3.50, under fives free.
Heatherslaw Light Railway. Hourly, 11am to 3pm. Adult £7, concs £6.50, child £4.50, under fives £3, dogs free.
House of Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum, Alnwick. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm. Free.
Howick Hall Gardens. 10.30am to 5pm. Adult £7.70, concs £6.60, child free.
Lady Waterford Hall, Ford. 11am to 4pm. Adult £3.50, concs £3, under fives free.
Lindisfarne Castle. Times vary. Adult £7.30, child £3.60. Further details at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lindisfarne-castle
Lindisfarne Centre. Adult £4, concs £3.50, child £2, under fives free.
Lindisfarne Priory. 10am to 5pm. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10, under fives free.
Longframlington Gardens. Open every day by pre-booking on 01665 570382 or at www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk
North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Closed October to Easter.
Preston Tower, Chathill. 10am to dusk. Adult £2, concs £1.50, child 50p.
RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh. Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Free.
Warkworth Castle and Hermitage. 10am to 5pm. Hermitage Sunday and Monday, 11am to 4pm. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10, under fives free.
Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives. Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Archives, Wednesday to Saturday. Adult £7, concs £6, child free.