What's on in North Northumberland - September 6 - September 13
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Wonder Woman Tour. The Maltings, Berwick. Taking one of Britain’s most popular cabaret shows to a new level, with spectacular costumes, choreography and comedy. Tickets: £24, concs £22, at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or 01289 330999.
Royal Shakespeare Company: The Merry Wives of Windsor Live Broadcast. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Tickets: £16.75, concs £15.75, child £8.75. Schools: student £5, teacher free (min. 10 students).
A Necessary Woman. Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Newbiggin by the Sea, 7pm. A play written and performed by Deborah Clair and Philippa Urquart about suffragette Emily Wilding Davison. Tickets: £6.
Heartspur. The Dovecote Centre, Amble, 7.30pm. Northumberland Theatre Company presents a medieval/60s mash-up, telling the thrilling story of Northumbrian hero Harry Hotspur in Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1. For further information see www.northumberlandtheatre.co.uk
Christopher Robin. The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, child £5, baby free. Certificate (PG).
Berwick Film Society presents: A Fantastic Woman. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50, concs £7, BFS passholders free. Certificate (15).
Dementia Friendly Screening: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. Tickets: £4.50. Certificate (PG).
Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club presents Tony Kearney. The Queen’s Head, Rothbury, 7.30pm. Musicians and visitors welcome.
Saturday and Sunday
Bellingham All Acoustic Music Festival. Brownrigg Lodges, Bellingham, noon to 11pm (10.30pm Sunday). A superb weekend of live music set in the North Tyne Valley. Adult weekend ticket £60 (day £30), child £30 (day £15).
Northumbrian Folk Music Session. Fisher Arms, Horncliffe, 8pm. Sing, say, play or just listen. All welcome to come along.
Border Country Music Club presents Bill Alexander. Jubilee Club, Berwick, 8pm. Pay at the door.
Alnwick Accordion Club. Northumberland Hall, Alnwick, 7.30pm.
Thursday (September 13)
Alnwick Music Society presents The Gildas Quartet. St Paul’s Church, Alnwick, 7.30pm. Music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms and Benjamin Britten. For tickets and further details visit www.alnwickmusicsociety.co.uk
Thursday (September 13)
Andy and Margaret Watchorn Summer Concerts. The Pavilion, Bamburgh, 7.30pm. Featuring Northumbrian smallpipes, fiddle, guitar, voice, nyckelharpa, Swedish pipes and more. Tickets: £8 on the door, children under 12 go free.
Thursday (September 13)
Music at Mellerstain: Elspeth McVeigh with Baroque Fiddle and Transverse Flute. Mellerstain House, 7.30pm. The Bonny Grey Eye’d Morn, early and Baroque music of the Scottish Borders. Tickets: £13.50-£17.50, on 01835 864153.
Elderberries Walking Group. The Alnwick Garden, 10am to noon. Meet at the main courtyard entrance.
Strolls With Poles. A venture to Hadrian’s Wall for a five-mile walk, visiting Sycamore Gap. Book at www.strollswithpoles.com or call 07443 495622.
Walks Around The Parks. Berwick Railway Station. Castle Vale Park and Coronation Park. Contact 07876 398026.
Berwick Arts Choir rehearsal. St Paul’s United Reformed Church, Spittal, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. New singers welcome.
Today until Sunday
Belford Heritage Open Days. A series of visits, exhibitions and talks are taking place in the village.
Alnwick and District Arts Association. Alnwick Arts and Craft Centre, 8 Bondgate. See the work of local artists.
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.
Beer and Food Pairing: Rigg & Furrow/Adventures in Aude. Rigg & Furrow Brewery Tap, Acklington Park Farm, Morpeth, 7pm to 11pm. A special night of beer and food pairing. Seven delicious small plates created by Adventures in Aude will be matched with seven hand-picked Rigg & Furrow beers, all served in the venue’s beautiful tap room. Tickets: £40.
Bamburgh Village Show. From 2pm. Dog show, competition entries and auction of produce. See www.bamburgh.org.uk
Charity Auction. Cheviot Centre, Wooler, 6.30pm. An auction of more than 70 paintings in oils and watercolours by the late local artist Margery Stephenson.
Saturday and Sunday
The Great British Food Festival. Floors Castle, Kelso. Along with food and drink producers, there will be headline chef demonstrations, foodie talks, live music on the lawns and a ‘Cake Off’. Bring your baked cakes and enter.
Old Time and Sequence Dancing. St Aidan’s Hall, Berwick, 8pm to 11pm. £3.
Car Boot Sale. Castlegate Car Park, Berwick, 8.30am to 12.30pm. Run by the Greenses Residents’ Committee for charity. Cars £5, vans £10. Stalls, tombola, raffle, tea in Hindmarsh Hall.
Contract Bridge. Lesbury Village Hall, 6.30pm. Details on 01665 575289.
The Maltings Youth Dance. The Maltings, Berwick, 4pm (ages nine to 13), 5pm (14-18). Develop choreographic skills and technique. Cost: £4.
Elderberries Community programme. The Alnwick Garden, 2pm to 3.30pm. Clinic Café: Discussions around practical information regarding a range of health and social issues. £2 donation to cover refreshments. No garden ticket required.
Duplicate Bridge. Weavers’ Court, Alnwick, 6.45pm. Details on 01665 604830.
Dr Ian Kille: Northumberland’s Geology and How it Shaped History. Cheviot Centre, Wooler, 7.30pm. Glendale Local History Society commences its new season‘s programme with an illustrated talk from well-known geologist, Dr Ian Kille. Membership for a season of eight talks remains at £8, but visitors are welcome (£3 fee).
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. Details on 01665 603197.
Kakofony Ukulele Group. The Farriers Arms, Shilbottle, 7pm.
Thursday (September 13)
Northumberland Astronomical Society meeting. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, 7.30pm.
Until Thursday (September 13)
The Cuthbert Way. St Mary’s Church, Wooler. An exhibition centred around The Cuthbert Cloak.
Until October 15
Stones and Structures. The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, daily 10am to 5pm. Artist Judy Appleby explores the natural and imposed structures on the Northumberland coast.
Until October 28
Borders, Boundaries and Beyond. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. Bailiffgate welcomes textile artists Gillian Arkley, Chris Dixon and Rose Stanley for another stunning demonstration of their skills. Normal admission prices apply; adult £4, concs £3, child £1.
All attraction opening times may vary from season to season.
Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick. 10.30am to 4.30pm on operating days. See www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk
Alnwick Castle. 10am to 5.30pm (state rooms 4.30pm). Adult £16, concs £13, child £8.50, under fives free. Discounts at www.alnwickcastle.com
Alnwick Garden. Daily, 10am to 6pm. Adult £13.20, concs £11.55, child £4.95, under fives free. Discounts at www.alnwickgarden.com
Alnwick Lions Charity bookshop. 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.
Barter Books, Alnwick Station. Daily, 9am to 7pm.
Belford Hidden History Museum. 10am to 4pm. Free.
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 10am to 6pm. Adult £9.50, concs £8.60, child £5.70.
Berwick Barracks. 10am to 6pm. 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. From 10am, closed weekend afternoons. Adult £8, concs £6, child £3.
Cragside. 10am to 5pm, house from 11am. Adult £18, child £9.
Dunstanburgh Castle. 10am to 5pm. Adult £5.40, concs £4.90, child £3.20, under fives free.
Edlingham Castle. Open daylight. Free.
Etal Castle. Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Adult £5.40, concs £4.90, child £3.20, under fives free.
Heatherslaw Corn Mill. 10am to 5pm. 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.
Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. 10am to 5pm.
House of Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum, Alnwick. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm. Free.
Howick Hall Gardens. 10.30am to 6pm. Adult £7.70, concs £6.60, child free.
Lady Waterford Hall, Ford. 11am to 5pm. Adult £3.50, concs £3, under fives free.
Lindisfarne Castle. Times vary. Gertrude Jekyll Garden and lime kilns open daily. Adult £7.30, child £3.60.
Lindisfarne Centre. Adult £4, concs £3.50, child £2, under fives free.
Lindisfarne Priory. 10am to 6pm. Adult £6.80, concs £6.10, child £4.10, under fives free.
Longframlington Gardens. Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4.30pm, by request at other times. Adult £6, child free.
North Charlton Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. Friday, 10am to 5pm. Adult £4, child £1. Proceeds to charity.
Preston Tower, Chathill. 10am to dusk. Adult £2, concs £1.50, child 50p.
RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh. 10am to 5pm. Free.
Warkworth Castle and Hermitage. 10am to 6pm. 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.
There are just three more chances to catch one of musical husband and wife duo Andrew and Margaret Watchorn’s concerts over the next month. The pair, have been touring the area with a season of summer events, and they will play next at Bamburgh Pavilion on Thursday, September 13, at 7.30pm. This is followed by a concert at Holy Island Village Hall on Tuesday, September 18, at 3pm, and finally at Craster Memorial Hall on Tuesday, September 25, at 7.30pm. For more visit www.pipesandfiddle.co.uk