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Winter 2019 - What's on

Once the days become shorter and winter sets in, 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 traditional festive events and Christmas shopping opportunities to enjoy.

The Christmas festivities begin in Berwick-upon-Tweed with the switching on of the Christmas Lights at the end of November. Followed by Berwick Rotary Christmas market where Christmas shoppers can enjoy live musical entertainment while perusing craft and gift stalls. Paxton House Christmas Cracker event is another popular Christmas shopping event and Spittal Christmas Fair is one for all the family, with a very special appearance by Santa!

There are also beautiful walks around the town walls and on the Lowry Trail, which are open all year and allow visitors to see the effect the changing seasons have on our historic town.

If you’re planning to visit Northumberland during the winter months are year-round castles (Bamburgh and Lindisfarne are open at weekends) and attractions have their own event programmes to keep everyone entertained. Contact the Tourist Information Centre for further information.

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Berwick-upon-Tweed Tourist Information Centre

(upstairs in the library)
TD15 1DB

+44 01670 622155

Kirill Sokolov: Goswick Beach. Courtesy of the artists estate.

A prolific artist with an insatiable appetite for methods and materials, this exhibition explores Sokolov’s work from his time in the town and the influence of Northumberland on his work.

Image Kirill Sokolov: Goswick Beach. Courtesy of the artists estate.

Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show
Shows & Displays

Elephants, as everyone knows, are big, have trunks, and are grey. But Elmer is a patchwork of brilliant colours! His fun-loving and cheerful personality keeps everyone in a playful mood, until the day he gets tired of being different and tries to blend in with the herd.

Based on the classic children’s book series by David McKee, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter! Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show tells the tale of an elephant that stands out – both with his patchwork-coloured skin and his sense of humour – but ultimately realizing that his friends have always valued his unique characteristics.

By David Renwick

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.

Foster and Allen: A Night to Remember
Shows & Displays

One of The Maltings favourite duo's is back with a brand new tour in 2019! They've been touring all over the world together since 1975, released over 30 albums (all of which have featured in the UK charts), fourteen DVDs and their style and easy listening sound remains as fresh and exciting as ever.

If you haven't been to a Foster and Allen show before, book quick, they always sell-out! Foster and Allen Biography The story of Foster & Allen began back in the seventies when MICK & TONY were playing in Country Music bands around Ireland.

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Imogen Holst, Britten, Purcell & Elgar
Shows & Displays

This concert is a celebration of Britain’s most iconic composers, and what better way to do that than a collection of the finest English string music.

From the contrapuntal challenges of Purcell’s Fantasia’s, through the quaint pastorale of Imogen Holst’s Phantasy Quartet and the ‘captured sunshine’ of Elgar’s String Quartet in E minor, to Britten’s tense and gritty Phantasy Quartet – this is a concert not to miss! Imogen Holst’s, daughter of the more well-known Gustav, wrote her Phantasy Quartet in 1928 and it is a delightful reminder of English pastoral music, influenced by her father and her teachers – including Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Dementia Friendly Screening: Seven Bridges for Seven Brothers
Shows & Displays

The Maltings is proud to host a second season of monthly screenings tailored to the needs of those living with dementia, their families, friends and carers.

Everyone is welcome to join us for these relaxed screenings of specially selected film classics. During the 1850s, a pretty young cook, Milly, marries a grizzled woodsman, Adam.

Castle Vale Lily Pond Shelter
Guided Walk/Tours

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. 

Re-Take That: Take That Greatest Hits: The Sing-a-long
Shows & Displays

The first original and only live, fully interactive Take That Sing-a-Long experience, this brand-new show for 2019 brings you closer to the action than ever before.

Covering every era of Take That’s astonishing career from the 90’s to now and everything in between, Re-Take That will perform all of the greatest hits including Greatest Day, Back for Good, Relight my Fire, Shine, Never Forget and of course, a blistering appearance from Robbie Live which includes Let Me Entertain You, Rock DJ, Love my Life, Angels and many more.

Maltings Youth Theatre: Gregory's Girl
Shows & Displays

Take yourself back to the sounds, the style, and the school banter of the 1980s with the captivating stage version of this painfully funny teenage comedy - a totally universal tale of young love.

The original 1981 film directed by Bill Forsyth made a household name of John Gordon Sinclair, showcased lying-down dancing to brilliant effect, and is ranked number 30 in the British Film Institute’s list of the Top 100 British films.

Castle Vale Park
Outdoor Event

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. 

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show
Shows & Displays

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island, Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors.

"Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable" - Telegraph Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy.

Royal Ballet: Don Quixote (Encore Broadcast)
Shows & Displays

Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet. Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations.

Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.

Berwick MVC

Berwick Male Voice Choir's new Choir season begins with an Open Night and First Rehearsal at The Atrium, Longridge Towers, Berwick-upon-Tweed, on September 5th at 6.45 pm.

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