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Autumn 2017 - What's on

Autumn Festivals

Autumn is Berwick's 'Festival Season'! With Berwick Food and Beer Festivals, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival and the Berwick Literary Festival, all taking place in town during September and October.

Another annual event not to be missed is Heritage Open Days. Heritage Open Days is your once-a-year chance to explore the world on your doorstep, unlocked and completely free of charge! The full programme is to be announced mid-July, but with tours, walks and hidden gems to explore, it promises to be a fascinating time to visit Berwick.

There are also exhibitions taking place at the Granary Gallery, Gymnasium Gallery and Watchtower Gallery (Tweedmouth) 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.

Antique and Collectors Fairs take place regularly and there are Car Boot sales in Spittal every Sunday (May-Sept) as well as the twice-weekly Street Markets (Wednesdays and Saturdays) 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

Scottish Colourists
Exhibition
Berwick-upon-Tweed

'Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection' is the first major touring exhibition curated by the renowned Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation

Party on the Parade
Outdoor Event

Sunday 28th May 2017 is the date of the Party on the Parade - with music, entertainment and cream teas.

Beyond the End of the Road
Music & Dance
Berwick-upon-Tweed

A Unique Northumberland Musical and Midsummer Shindig. When the city meets the Northumberland countryside, all is not what it seems…

The Colours of Kenny Roach
Shows & Displays

A warm, funny and deeply moving drama about creativity, the nature of the artist and the self-destructive impulse of addiction.

Helicopter 1
Outdoor

Berwick residents, visitors and holidaymakers will have an unique opportunity to see the town and the lower reaches of the Tweed from a completely new perspective on the late May Bank Holiday Sunday (May 28th) when the Friends of the Union Chain Bridge have arranged a day of helicopter flights.

Declan Nerney
Shows & Displays

Declan Nerney hails from Drumlish in the Co Longford and has been at the forefront of Irish Country music for decades

Here Come The Girls: Summertime Special
Shows & Displays

Grab that suitcase and get ready to pack, its holiday time and the girls are back.

National Theatre Live: Salome
Shows & Displays

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

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. 

Beer Fest 2013
Food Event

The annual Berwick Food and Beer Festival is back on 2nd-3rd September 2017. 

The Beer Festival opens with 'Meet the Brewers' 7pm on Friday 1st, and the Food Festival opens 10am on Saturday. Now in its TENTH year, the event attracts thousands of visitors from around the UK.

Our Country's Good
Shows & Displays

Australia 1789. A young lieutenant is directing rehearsals of the first play ever to be staged in that country

Border Artists 2017
Exhibition

From 6th May-2nd June 2017, works by national and international artists from across the Borders area will be brought together in the first of what will become an annual exhibition; Showcasing some of the best original fine art, illustration, abstract and contemporary artworks in the UK.

The Maltings Junior Youth Theatre: Interstella Cinderella
Shows & Displays

The Maltings Junior Youth Theatre return after last years outstanding Bugsy Malone, for their annual summer performance!

NT Live: Peter Pan
Shows & Displays

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it.

Spittal Gala by Alan Turnbull
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June 2017.

Some say that Spittal Gala has its historical roots in the local fishing industry, particularly salmon. However, local Gala's throughout the North East had their origins in the coal mining industry. The Gala remains an event that is suited for families, with events for all ages.

How to be a Redcoat at Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard
Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Stand guard and become a first class soldier this May half-term as Northumberland's mini soldiers are put through their paces

Damp Knight Improv: Alien Abducktion
Shows & Displays

Damp Knight Improv are in town bringing you a ludicrous show that will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter

Counterfeit Sixties Show
Music & Dance
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era.

Big O & The Wilburys Tribute Show
Shows & Displays

The late 1980's saw the birth of one of the most famous and memorable super groups of all time, The Travelling Wilburys.

Royal Border Bridge Illuminations
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.

Byre Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen Talk and Q&A
Talk/Lecture

Come and join members of the Byre Opera creative team as they discuss the process of bringing The Cunning Little Vixen on tour.

Byre Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen
Shows & Displays

Byre Opera's production is The Cunning Little Vixen - a delightful and life-affirming tale of nature and man's relationship to it.

Scocha
Music

After Talent on the Parade (Sat 27th May 2017) stay on the Parade for a great evening with the fabulous Scottish Rock/Folk band - SCOCHA!

Holy Trinity First School Summer Show 2017
Shows & Displays

Talented children of Holy Trinity Church of England Aided First School, Berwick-upon-Tweed return for their annual theatrical production.

Talent on the Parade
Music & Dance

Talent on the Parade is open to anyone who wants to show off their musical talent in the big marquee on the Parade.

RSC: Antony & Cleopatra
Shows & Displays

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.

Barracks Exterior
Religious Event

Join Berwick's churches for a collection of hymns, sung together on the Parade, with music by Rita Telfer and her Jazz Band.

 

 

Royal Opera: Otello Live Broadcast
Shows & Displays

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare

Spittal don Williams
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

In 2017, the annual Seaside Festival takes place on 12th & 13th August, along the full length of Spittal Promenade.

Rory Bremner: Partly Political
Shows & Displays

With Trump, Boris and Brexit fresh in the memory, Rory’s on a mission to make sense (and nonsense) of it all.

Brandon McPhee
Shows & Displays

The Brandon McPhee Show returns to The Maltings following their outstanding show last year!

National Theatre: Angels in America P1 Millenium Approaches
Shows & Displays

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott.

Mr Corvan's Music Hall
Shows & Displays

This fantastic new musical play tells the incredible story of the North East’s first music hall superstar...Ned Corvan.

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