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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

Classic Clapton
Shows & Displays

Classic Clapton features front-man Mike Hall who not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too!

The Fureys
Shows & Displays

The Fureys are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination.

Beyond the Border
Exhibition

'Beyond the Border' by photography collective Document Scotland, is a timely examination of Scottish identity aiming to challenge clichés and explore the land its people and identity.

 

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.

National Theatre: Hedda Gabler
Shows & Displays

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove returns to National Theatre Live screens with Ruth Wilson

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.

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.

Wool to the Mills
Shows & Displays

The growth and decline of the woollen industry in the Borders, told through the memories and poetry of local people

Katy Brand: I Was a Teenage Christian
Shows & Displays

One Sunday, aged 13, Katy went to a local church service and became a fundamentalist Christian.

The Counterfeit Sixties
Shows & Displays

Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain's No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties

RSC: Julius Caesar
Shows & Displays

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.

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

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.

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. 

Athos String Quartet: Bartok, Mendelssohn & Haydn
Shows & Displays

The Athos Quartet are a young and dynamic string quartet based in Manchester.

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!

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

Youth Dance: FREE TASTER SESSIONS
Shows & Displays

Come and give our NEW Youth Dance classes on 9 & 16 May for FREE! Get creative and let us see what dances we can develop together!

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.

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.

Riding of the Bounds
Outdoor Event

Riding of the Bounds is a traditional ride-out of the boundaries of Berwick, to keep them known to the Scottish and the English.

Miss-Peregrine-film-poster
Shows & Displays

Films at The Maltings for April & May 2017!

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.

National Theatre Live: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Shows & Displays

5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

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

Berwick Motor Club
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick Classic Car Rally is hosted by Berwick and District Motor Club (BDMC) and takes place on the 29th and 30th April 2017 in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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.

Patsy Cline & Friends
Shows & Displays

Patsy Cline was a record breaking recording artist spending 251 weeks in the Country Music Album charts in the U.S.A.

Brandon McPhee
Shows & Displays

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

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.

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.

RSC: Antony & Cleopatra
Shows & Displays

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

Sophie Armstrong: When I Fall in Love
Shows & Displays

Local songstress Sophie Armstrong and her three piece live band bring you a magical night of fabulous Jazz

Patrick Monahan: That 80's Show
Shows & Displays

Patrick Monahan’s memories and reminiscences of being an immigrant to Great Britain make for a unique stand-up show!

Royal Northern Sinfonia
Shows & Displays

Our journey begins in Vienna, with music from two of that city’s greatest sons, Mozart and Schubert.

National Theatre Live: Obsession
Shows & Displays

Stage production of Obsession produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited. Chilling tale of passion and destruction, crime only serves to tear them apart

Berwick Operatic Society: Oliver!
Shows & Displays

Consider yourself at home with Berwick Operatic Society who proudly present one of Britain's best loved musicals, Lionel Bart's, Oliver!

Inspired! The Creative School for Young Musicians
Shows & Displays

10 new talented singers will perform their own songs backed by a band comprising of local musicians and other students.

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

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