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Summer 2017 - What's on

Berwick-upon-Tweed plays host to many annual events during the Summer months. The Summer season kicks off in June each year with Spittal Gala Weekend.

July sees the annual Curfew Run in Berwick, where entrants of all ages run around the Elizabethan Walls while the curfew bell tolls. This busy month continues with the Tweedmouth Feast and the Crowning of the Salmon Queen, the Mouth of the Tweed Festival, and Berwick Arts and Crafts Festival. There is also the Music at Paxton festival, which takes place just outside Berwick-upon-Tweed.

August begins with the Minden Day Parade, commemorating the King's Own Scottish Borderer's part in the Battle of Minden (1759). We return to family fun events at the Seaside Festival in August.

There are exhibitions taking place throughout the Summer at the 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.

There are car Boot sales in Castlegate car park every Sunday (May-Sept) and on Tweedside Trading Estate, as well as the twice-weekly Street Markets 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

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.

 

Salmon Fishing 2
Exhibition

Salmon Fishing on the Tweed - an exhibition at the Watchtower Gallery.

This most ancient of skills can still be watched on the River Tweed between the Jacobean stone bridge and the point where the mighty river meets the sea.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fairs and Fetes
Berwick-upon-Tweed

The Northstar Centre for adults with learning disabilities are holding a coffee morning on Wednesday 5th April, 10am to 2pm, at their centre at St Mary’s, Castlegate, Berwick-upon-Tweed. All welcome.

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.

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. 

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.

Gallery
Shows & Displays

Northumberland Resident's Festival offers free or reduced entry to many of Northumberlands top attraction for those living in Northumberland.

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