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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

Walkergate
(upstairs in the library)
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 1DB

+44 01670 622155

NT Live: All About Eve (Encore Broadcast)
Shows & Displays
Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. Photographs: Gillian Anderson by Pari Dukovic and
RSC As You Like It Live Broadcast
Shows & Displays

Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

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. 

Julian Clary: Born to Mince
Shows & Displays

JULIAN CLARY RETURNS TO THE MALTINGS IN 2019! "Are you ready for some filth? I know I am. It’s been a while since I sallied forth to pleasure the provinces with my particular brand of saucy innuendo.

Let me at them!" In this outrageously camp new show, (that he was going to call Bed Knobs and Knee Pads but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate), renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment.

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.

Spittal by It's Not Lowry
Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Spittal Spring Fete takes place on 6th April 2019 with stalls, live entertainment, refreshments and family fun.

www.spittalisgreat.co.uk 

Scripts to Stage Easter
Family event

3 individual themed drama days. Join us for 1 or all 3. Mask Madness, Discovering Drama, Perform with Puppets.

Northern Ballet: Puss in Boots
Shows & Displays
Northern Ballet return once again with a brand-new ballet for children! These shows always sell out so book now for this purr-fect family treat! Puss in Boots is no ordinary cat. Clever and charming, he takes life in his stride and bef
Riding of the Bounds 1
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.

Walking the May Fair
Ceremony
Berwick-upon-Tweed

'The Walking of the May Fair' takes place in Berwick on 24th May 2019.

Longridge Towers School: Doctor Dolittle
Shows & Displays
Longridge’s talented pupils return with their annual school production, sure to build on past triumphs including Our Day Out (2018), All Shook Up (2017), Grease (2016), Little Shop of Horrors (2015) and Guys and Dolls (2014).
Inspired! The Creative School for Young Musicians Album Launch 2019
Shows & Displays

Following on from the success of last year’s sell out performance, Inspired! returns to The Maltings for the fourth time! With 10 new talented singers who have all composed and produced their own songs under the guidance of local producers Iain Petrie, Anna Emmins, and Fraser Young, the group, all from the Berwick area, will perform their own songs backed by a band comprising of local musicians and other students. Not to be missed!

Granary Gallery
Exhibition

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.

Royal Opera House: La forza del destino Live Broadcast
Shows & Displays

Christof Loy directs a starstudded cast of singers, including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tézier, in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy.

Dementia Friendly Screening: High Society
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. Jazz artist C.K. Dexter Haven is still hung up on his ex-wife and neighbor, socialite Tracy Samantha Lord, however Tracy is engaged to another man.

Roy Voss: The Way Things Are
Exhibition

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.

When its dark out
Music

The first live show from Berwick's newest original alternative rock band.

Bands on the Parade
Music

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.

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

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.

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
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.

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.

Castle Vale Park
Outdoor Event
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. 

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

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

Berwick MVC
Music
Berwick-upon-Tweed

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.

'Rouse, Ye Women!' - The story of Mary Macarthur and the Women Chainmakers
Shows & Displays

After the success of We Are The Lions Mr Manager, Townsend Theatre Productions presents ROUSE, YE WOMEN Mary Macarthur and the Women Chainmakers - a play with folk music by Neil Gore and John Kirkpatrick.

Dark Side of the Moor
Shows & Displays

Dark Side of the Moor is a Pink Floyd tribute band based in Marsden Huddersfield, which lies in the shadow of Saddleworth Moor in the Pennine hills…hence the name!

The band evolved from the classic rock covers band HD7, which has a history spanning more than 30 years and although there have been a number of line up changes and different musical styles over the years, two of the original members remain in the band and the music has always remained faithful to our rock based roots.

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