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Summer 2019 - What's on

Thatched roofs at Ford & Etal

Berwick-upon-Tweed plays host to many annual events during the Summer months. July sees the annual Curfew Run in Berwick, where entrants of all ages run around the Elizabethan Walls while the curfew bell tolls.

This busy month continues with the Tweedmouth Feast and the Crowning of the Salmon Queen and the Mouth of the Tweed Festival. There is also the Music at Paxton festival which takes place just outside Berwick-upon-Tweed.

August begins with the Minden Day Parade, commemorating the King's Own Scottish Borderer's part in the Battle of Minden (1759). We return to family fun events at the Seaside Festival in August.

There are exhibitions taking place throughout the Summer at the Gymnasium Gallery and Berwick Museum and Art Gallery within the Barracks. For theatre, cinema, comedy and live music events, the Maltings Arts Centre is the premier venue in North Northumberland.

There are car Boot sales in Castlegate car park every Sunday (May-Sept) and on Tweedside Trading Estate, as well as the twice-weekly Street Markets held on Marygate and the Buttermarket (under the Town Hall).

For spectators sporting events visit Shielfield Park (Tweedmouth), home to Berwick Rangers Football Club and Berwick Bandits Speedway. If you would like to participate in some physical activities and events, go to the Swan Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool, also in Tweedmouth.

For further information visit the links included or contact Berwick Tourist Information Centre.

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Berwick-upon-Tweed Tourist Information Centre

Walkergate
(upstairs in the library)
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 1DB

+44 01670 622155

TUESDAY SUMMER POP-UP MARKETS in the lawn marquee for 2019 Every Tuesday May to September
Family event
Etal

Paxton, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1SZ LOCAL ARTS, CRAFTS, GIFTS, & MUCH MORE FREE ENTRY TO THE MARKET Opens 10am—4pm House & gardens open 10am—5pm

Enjoy a tea, coffee or a bite to eat in The Stables Tearoom www.st-abbs-market.com ​www.paxtonhouse.co.uk Featuring St. Abbs Market traders, plus guest traders

Land Ahoy
Family event

Jump on board the Hispaniola as it sets sail for a week of treasure hunting, treason and pirate training. Bring the classic tale of Treasure Island to life in the grounds of Paxton House. A fun filled 5 days of drama activities, devising, script work and of course throw in the odd YO HO HO and away we go to see what treasures can be plundered from that there big old house. Ages 7-11.

Spittal don Williams
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

In 2019, the annual Seaside Festival takes place on 9th, 10th & 11th August, along the full length of Spittal Promenade.

Castle Vale Lily Pond Shelter
Guided Walk/Tours
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Discover Castle Vale Park and Coronation Park on either side of the railway station, where recent investment from Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery has reinvigorated these two little gems. 

By David Renwick
Outdoor
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick's iconic Royal Border Bridge is illuminated each evening from dusk, with a changing programme of lights.

To mark occasions, raise awareness of causes and to commemorate special dates; the illuminations are set to a significant colour. This creates a special spectacle and a unique opportunity for photography.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to technical issues, the over-water lights are currently off. Engineers are working on fixing them and updates will be made to this page when they are back on. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Granary Gallery
Exhibition

This major new exhibition of works by JMW Turner, one of the most renowned of English Romantic artists, explores his transformation from an architectural draughtsman, when he set out on his first North of England tour in 1797, to a poet of the landscape sublime, which culminated in the arrival at his most northerly point in England, the village of Norham in Northumberland.

Poop Poop Mr Toad
Family event

Join in the drama of Toad, Ratty, Mole and the wise old Badger in the grounds of Toads grand Paxton house. Will they be able to save it from the savage weasels and stoats and enjoy a tranquil picnic down by the river bank? A fun filled 5 days of drama activities, devising and script work, all inspired by the tales of Wind in the Willows. Ages 7-11.

Beer Fest 2013
Food Event

The annual Berwick Food and Beer Festival is back 6th-8th September 2019. 

The Beer Festival opens with 'Meet the Brewers' 5pm on Friday, and the Food Festival opens 10am on Saturday, with Beer festival from 12noon. Now in its eleventh year, the event attracts thousands of visitors from around the UK.

GoldWings 2014
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Don’t miss this spectacular charity event in aid of the RNLI Berwick Lifeboat, which takes place in the town on Saturday 14th September 2019.

Audience
Festival

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is an annual celebration of the art of film, set in the historic border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Salmon Queen 1988 by John Thompson
Outdoor Event

Tweedmouth Feast is a traditional event, with origins in the 12th Century, which celebrates salmon fishing on the River Tweed, including the Crowning of the Salmon Queen.

 

Afternoon Tea in the Park
Outdoor Event
Spittal

Enjoy an afternoon of music and refreshments with 'Afternoon Tea in the Park' in Spittal.

Castle Vale Park
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Discover Castle Vale Park and Coronation Park on either side of the railway station, where recent investment from Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery has reinvigorated these two little gems. 

Curfew Run
Sporting Event

Annual race around the Elizabethan Walls as the Curfew bell tolls, 10th July 2019. With many entrants returning each year to compete for the winning place, this is a fun competition open to all.

 

Town Hall
Ceremony

Armed Forces Day is on 29th June 2019 and begins with a traditional military Drumhead Service at St Andrew's Wallace Green Church (11am), followed by a Parade to the Town Hall on Marygate (assemble 11:45, parade at 12noon).

Minden Day 2008
Ceremony

Minden Day commemorates the King's Own Scottish Borderers' participation in the Battle of Minden in 1759. The Day starts at 10am on the Barracks Square.

Then, at 12.30pm, the parade of bands, regular soldiers and veterans marches through the town, with the salute being taken at the Town Hall.

 

 

Food Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Mouth of the Tweed Food Festival; a family fun day out with plenty to see, do and taste!

Shows & Displays

Music at Paxton, a summer festival of superb international chamber music, takes place in Paxton House on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders from 19th-28th July 2019.

HODs
Heritage
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Heritage Open Days is your once-a-year chance to explore the world on your doorstep, unlocked and completely free of charge!

 

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