What’s On: February/March 2011

Posted on 15th February 2011 | in What's On

Warkworth Community Cinema

Warkworth Memorial Hall
7.30pm Saturday 5 March 2011
Ladies in Lavender (2004) Dir. Charles Dance. English.
7.30pm Saturday 2nd April 2011
The Heartbreakers (2010) Comedy.  Dir. Pascal Chaumiel.
French with English subtitles. (15)

Amble Community Choir

Amble Community choir, meets again on Thursday evenings in the Parish Hall, 7.30pm from 16th January.
No need to read music. Led by Flora Peden-Smith

Warkworth and Amble British Legion

The branch raised £3,200 for the recent annual Poppy Appeal. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible. Next meeting: Thursday, 11 Feb at 7pm Legion Room, Warkworth Memorial Hall New members welcome. Refreshments available.

Coquet mouth Wildlife Trust

Feb 21st: AGM. Members’ slides
March 21st: Upland Wildlife of Northumberland; John Almond
St. Mark’s URC hall    7.30pm
Entrance £1.50 includes coffee and biscuits

Badminton Club

Starts in Amble on Monday 31st Jan, 6:00-7:30pm @ Coquet High School for over 16s.  All standards welcome and only £1

British Legion Coach Trip

The Yorkshire Air Museum (RAF Elvington)
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Join us for a fascinating day out to iconic WW2 bomber base. The day tour will visit the fantastic museum and include an afternoon visit to York. Tour guide presentation on arrival.
Price is £14 per person which includes entrance fee.
Pick ups in Warkworth and Amble approx 8.30 am – return approx 6pm.
The Yorkshire Air Museum is the largest independent air museum in Britain and also the location of The Allied Air Forces Memorial. It is the largest  World War 2 bomber station open to the public. 15 top class exhibitions including Air Gunner collection, Pioneers of Aviation, Dam Buster Raid exhibition, a large range of military vehicles and 50 historic aircraft. It also has a NAAFI themed restaurant and café. Lunch can be pre-booked if required.  Book early to avoid disappointment.  For tickets Tel  07785 753100 for booking form on a first come basis.   Non members are very welcome.

East Coquet Local History Society

Feb 17th: My life on the Railways; Atholl Swanston
March 17th: Bastions and Battles; John Almond
Apriil 14th: Aln Valley Railway;  Roger Jermy
St. Mark’s URC hall, 7.30pm

Roughshod‘s visit to Amble

The Roughshod group, part of the Riding Lights Theatre Company based in York, is a team of young actors bringing drama to communities.  Operating in the parish of St. Cuthbert’s from May 8th – 21st  they will give evening public performances, drama workshops and work in churches, schools and prisons.
Sunday May 8th: Welcome service, followed by a pooled supper, and a short performance in St. Cuthbert’s at 6:00pm
Sunday May15th 9:30am Roughshod will join in the Sunday morning service.
Drama Workshops
Saturday May 21st:10:30am to 12:30pm – Young Persons’ Drama Workshop in Amble Parish Hall, for ages 12 to 18 years.
Cost £5, including light refreshments.
Saturday May 14th  from 10:30am to 12:30pm – Adult Drama Workshop sponsored by Warkworth Drama Group in Warkworth Memorial Hall. Open to all aged 16 and over, and costs £10, which include light refreshments.
To book places on either of these courses, please contact Mike Dixon (01670 760007  mike.dixon@yahoo.co.uk)
Public Performance
Saturday  May 21st 7:30pm in Amble Parish Hall. Company presents DOWNSIDEUP, a  range of stories and sketches, comedy and music, which give a very different perspective on the powerful pressures of modern living.
More details nearer the time.

Chat to help wildlife

Northumberland Wildlife Trust  needs volunteers to join its enthusiastic marketing and fundraising team to help with  marketing activities around Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside. Tasks include selling Trust membership, helping to organise events, co-ordinating the distribution and collection of donation boxes/buckets etc.
No experience is necessary but an outgoing personality is essential.  Any necessary training will be given and all volunteers will be subject to a CRB police check.
Contact Northumberland Wildlife Trust on 0191 284 6884 or email: matthew.poole@northwt.org.uk

Amble Photographic Group

MARIO SOAVE B.A. (Hons.) BPIPP Photographer:
‘In the Footsteps of the Snow Leopard- Travels in Nepal and Tibet’.
Mario will give a presentation of his images in the Dovecote Centre,
on 24th March 2011 at 7.30pm
Tickets from 01665 710-177 – £3.50 including refreshments
Also a display of members’ photographs

Live music

at The Mason’s, Amble

Feb 5th Insanity
Feb 12th Big Sister
Feb 19th Holy Diva
Feb 26th Psycho Lizard
Mar 5th Beer Monkeys
Mar 12th
This one goes up to 11
Mar 19th Night Train
Mar 26th King for a Day
Apr 2nd
Second Childhood
Apr 9th AKM

Western Front Association

Next meeting  on Monday, 24 January: Harry Bagley will relate the second and concluding part of his father’s recollections of the 1918 Battle of Estaires.
February’s talk: Derek Gladding will deliver ‘The River War – Sudan, 1896-1898’.
Meetings  held at Alnmouth Ex-Servicemen’s Club starting at 7:30 (for 8:00) pm.  Visitors and new members welcome.  The suggested minimum donation is £1, to include a light buffet supper.
Please see our website for more information on the WFA.


Northumberland Astronomical Society
Informal course: Introduction to astronomy, with some practical activities.
£3 per session (10 sessions throughout year)
Free to NASTRO members. Children welcome
Thurs. Feb 10th: Practical Astronomy
Thurs. March 10th: Earth – Moon System
7.30pm  Beehive function Room, The Trap, North Broomhill.
Course tutor: Dr. Adrian Janetta, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. More info at www.nastro.org.uk

Developing skills courses

365 courses in Amble to develop work skills
Subjects include: Computers and software, sales and marketing, financial management, leadership and management, communication skills, customer service, e-commerce, health and safety, food hygiene, employment law, starting your business, numeracy, literacy.
Fourways 2, Dilston Terrace
Enrolling from Thursday, Feb. 27th.
To make alternative arrangements, or for further information contact Julie on 01665 712929 or
Alec on 079800 99110

Air Ambulance fundraiser

‘Something old, something new’, a musical evening,
at St. Marks United Reformed Church, Amble.
Performed by ‘Old stagers’ and by some for whom this will be their debut. Refreshments available during the interval. All profits to the Northumberland Air Ambulance. This promises to be a fun night – nothing too ‘high brow’ so please come along, .
Saturday March 5th at 7.30pm. Light refreshments,
(There are cushions on the pews and we promise it will be warm inside the church.

Warkworth Flower Club

Meeting 7.30pm Warkworth Memorial Hall
February 17th  Mrs. Margaret Earl, ‘Elegance’
March 17th  Mrs. Marion Hinchley (Practical)
April 21st  Mrs. Wendy Smith ‘Spring is in the air.’
Enquiries to Linda Bell 01665 712895



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