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If you are looking for what's on in Berwick, events in Berwick, exhibitions, concerts, theatre, cinema in Berwick, Berwick sports events, Music events and venues in Berwick, use the pages below for all the information you may need. For further information visit the links included on the pages or contact Berwick Tourist Information Centre.

Berwick has a full calendar of events throughout the year. We kick off the summer season with the Riding of the Bounds, followed by family fun at the Seaside Festival, a food heritage feast at Berwick Food and Beer Festival and Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival - the largest film festival in North East and Scottish Borders.

Once the summer ends we still have a full programme of events at the Maltings Arts Centre and Theatre (all year round) and look forward to Christmas in Berwick, with the Christmas lights switch on, Spittal Christmas Fair and Berwick Rotary Christmas Market.

For art lovers, we have exhibitions taking place in the GymnasiumGranary and Dockside galleries.

For those of you who enjoy a good sporting event, we have Berwick Classic Car Rally, the Curfew run and Shielfield Park Stadium home to both Berwick Rangers Football Club and the Berwick Bandits Speedway.

If you’re planning to visit Northumberland during the school holidays or on bank holidays, many of the English Heritage and National Trust managed properties host everything from themed fairs to historical re-enactments, and our castles and attractions all have their own event programmes to keep everyone entertained.

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Berwick-upon-Tweed Tourist Information Centre

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

+44 01670 622155

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).

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.

Summer at Dockside
Exhibition

Dockside Gallery showcases contemporary British and European artists with much of the artwork reflecting the gallery’s surroundings of working docks and coastal landscapes. The artwork is inspiring, uplifting and changes regularly.

The Real Inspector Hound
Theatre

Local amateur theatre company Such Stuff returns to The Maltings with the classic Tom Stoppard "theatre of the absurd" play, "The Real Inspector Hound".

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

Food Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

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

Afternoon Tea in the Park
Outdoor Event
Spittal

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

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.

Borderline
Music

Borderline are a 6 piece band from the Scottish Borders who have gained a well deserved following! 

Tap Days
Events

On the first Wednesday of every month, and every Saturday (Apr-Aug) Bear Claw Brewery opens its doors to the public.

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.

 

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.

 

Gin and Blues
Food Event

The Kelso Gin Company will be hosting an afternoon of Gin filled delights; they will talk you through their many products, provide tastings and tell the story behind the brand!

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. 

Kik Plastic Berwick Beach Clean
Outdoor Event

Kiko Matthews is cycling 7200km around the UK’s coast, building a community against plastic. Kiko will arrive on Spittal beach on Monday 15th July and you can join the beach clean from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Meet at the Family Fun Centre car park at 5.30pm. 

Philip Rambow
Music

Phil Rambow is a Canadian guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who has spent a lifetime writing and performing his own take on classic folk/rock themes.

(We Are) Such Stuff: The Real Inspector Hound
Shows & Displays

A satirical play-within-a-play modelled on a drawing room ‘whodunnit’ observed by two theatre critics. Isolated Muldoon Manor is surrounded by swamps and cliffs. There are suspicious glances, a retired major, a choice of motives, the phone lines have been cut, and there’s a madman on the prowl.

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset
Shows & Displays

“I quit my job at the helium gas factory – I don’t like being spoken to in that tone.” Stewart Francis – the Canadian comedian, actor and writer best known for his deadpan performances with many a quick-witted one-liner is embarking on his final live tour EVER and he’s bringing it to Berwick!

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.

Norham Castle, on the River Tweed. c1822-3. Turner, Joseph Mallord William 1775-1851. Tate. Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. (c) Tate, London 2019
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.

Alices Wonderland
Theatre

Scripts to Stage Youth Theatre are putting on their first production in Berwick Upon Tweed. The show will be held at Paxton House with talented young performers who are currently busy rehearsing ready to put on a sparkling performance.

Spittal Rovers Tournament
Sporting Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Junior Football Tournament 7-a-side.

Roy Voss: The Way Things Are
Exhibition

Stretching the length of the Gymnasium Gallery, The Way Things Are is a sculpture, precisely and elegantly constructed in poplar wood that approximates to the form of a pier.

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.

Wireless
Music

The debut night for 'Wireless' at the Radio Rooms brings a night of live electronica and class DJ skills from some of the area's most ambitious producers.

Berwick Bear Fair
Fairs and Fetes

Berwick Bear Fair returns to the town with an opportunity to meet and purchase exclusive collectable bears made by award winning bear artists from around the country. 

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. 

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.

Beer and Food Pairing
Food Event

Come and join us for an extra special evening with Scottish brewers ‘Fyne Ales’.

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.

 

 

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