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Autumn 2018 - 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 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

(upstairs in the library)
TD15 1DB

+44 01670 622155

Auction House logo

Ska & Northern Soul All Dayer at The Auction House starts at 2pm until 1am! The music is outdoors from 2pm until 8pm and then moves indoors for Northern Soul tunes. Under 18's are welcome until 8pm.

Walking the May Fair

'The Walking of the May Fair' takes place in Berwick on 25th May 2018.

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. 

Spittal Gala by Alan Turnbull
Outdoor Event

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June 2018.

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.


Giovanni Pernice - Born to Win
Music & Dance

Strictly Come Dancing FINALIST, Giovanni Pernice, returns to the stage in his brand new UK and Ireland tour

Outdoor Event

Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels invite you to attend the annual Open Day and Plant Sale at the Kennels on Saturday May 26th 2018.

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.

Peg Loom Weaving
Arts and Crafts

Discover simple peg loom weaving with naturally dyed fleece and take home a mat, bag, hanging or small cushion cover.

Party on the Parade
Outdoor Event

Sunday 27th May 2018 is the date of the Party on the Parade - with music, entertainment and cream teas.

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.

A Concert for Spring

A Concert For Spring in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society St Cuthbert’s Church, Norham - Saturday 24th March at 7pm.


The Archive of Smith

Drawing on this unique collection 'The Archive of Smith, Berwick' tells the story of this family run press agency and photo studio, and place it in the context of broader developments in photography.

Barracks Exterior
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.

Berwick Motor Club
Outdoor Event

Berwick Classic Car Rally is hosted by Berwick and District Motor Club (BDMC) and takes place on the 5th and 6th May 2018 in Berwick-upon-Tweed.


Tickets available online @ https://www.coldingham.info/tickets/ DOORS OPEN 7PM STARTS 7.30PM “The Hottest New Group out of Northern Ireland” (Irish American News).

Town Hall

Full day of events with coffee morning, archive images and open day in the Guild Hall showing the Bounds; Past and Present. Including the Installation of the new Chief Marshall in the afternoon. Sashing on Town Hall steps at 6pm.



After Talent on the Parade (Sat 26th May 2018) stay on the Parade for a great evening with the fabulous Scottish Rock/Folk band - SCOCHA!

Gym machines
Sporting Event

Spirit of Sport events will return to the Swan Centre for Leisure, Tweedmouth on May 13th 2018. A range of activities will be available to try for people with physical or learning disabilities.

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