Spring 2019 - What's on

Berwick awakens during the Spring, with the re-opening of the museums at the Barracks (Easter) and the Gymnasium Contemporary Art Gallery (March) and with events from Riding of the Bounds to Party on the Parade.

There are also exhibitions taking place at the Granary Gallery and Berwick Museum and Art Gallery within the Barracks (re-opens Easter). For theatre, cinema, comedy and live music events, the Maltings Arts Centre is the premier venue in North Northumberland.

The twice-weekly Street Markets (Wednesdays and Saturdays) are 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 scroll to the events listing at the bottom of this page 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

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!

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

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.

Bands on the Parade

Bands on the Parade is to be held in memory of Michael McLean, who sadly passed away last year. Entertainment from fantastic local bands including; Hardly Original, Mark Reid's band, The Band With No Name, Mark Dickinson & Kirsty Jamieson.


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

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.

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 Rovers Tournament
Sporting Event

Junior Football Tournament 7-a-side.

Alices Wonderland

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.

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. 


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.

Bank Holiday Sunday

Our deck will be open from 1pm on this Bank Holiday Sunday- come enjoy some alfresco drinks! We have Driftin Back playing live music from 4pm to keep you entertained; entry by donation! See you there!

The Real Inspector Hound

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

Philip Rambow

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.

Tap Days

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

TUESDAY SUMMER POP-UP MARKETS in the lawn marquee for 2019 Every Tuesday May to September
Family event

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

Roy Voss: The Way Things Are

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.

Beer and Food Pairing
Food Event

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

Summer at Dockside

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.

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. 

Bank Holiday

The deck and the Bar will be open from 1pm so come enjoy our outdoor area and have a relaxing afternoon. We will then have Roundhouse DJ's playing from 8 until late: taking you round the houses with an eclectic mix of decades into present day.

Party on the Parade
Outdoor Event

Sunday 26th May 2019 is the date of the Party on the Parade - with music, entertainment and cream teas.

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.

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