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Summer 2017 - What's on

River Tweed by Tim Berrall

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 and the Mouth of the Tweed 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 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

Frank N Knight
Guided Walk/Tours
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Ghost Tours based in Northumberland with local guides and local knowledge in the paranormal.

Cambridge Prime Brass
Music & Dance
Alnwick

This highly acclaimed ten-piece ensemble  was formed in 1989 and since then has become a conductor-less dectect.

An Evening of Sacred Music
Music & Dance
Alnwick

North Wales Opera Studio presents an evening of some of the most moving and spiritual sacred music.

Drawn from Life
Exhibition

‘Drawn from Life: People on Paper’ is an Arts Council Collection touring exhibition which spans over a century of British art and brings together drawings by some of Britain’s most celebrated artists including works by David Hockney, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Lucian Freud, Antony Gormley and L.S. Lowry.

Santa Special Trains
Family event
Ford and Etal Estate

Santa Specials at Heatherslaw Light Railway - fun for all the family.

The Three English Tenors
Music & Dance
Alnwick

The Three English Tenors return once more to the festival with their wide range of musical genres

Christmas Farmers Market
Family event
Cornhill-on-Tweed

Indoor Christmas Market with local food and craft/gift producers.

HMS Pinafore from Scratch
Music & Dance
Alnwick

This promises fun, a singing role for everyone, and a prize for the best pinafore- related costume amongst the audience.

Christmas Market
Outdoor Event

Once again Berwick Rotary Club are preparing to hold the annual Christmas Market again this year. Further information will be available soon.

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.

Christmas Lights Switch on
Ceremony

The beginning of the Yuletide season is marked by a Charity Christmas Fair in the Guild hall 10am-3.30pm, followed by the ceremony on the steps of the Town Hall, when the Christmas lights are formally switched on at 4.15pm.

Christmas Fayre
Shows & Displays
Santa, Gifts, Tombola, Raffle & Refreshments.
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. 

The Northumbrian Ranters
Music & Dance
Alnwick

With their choice of traditional music from both Northumberland and beyond, Northumbrian Ranters’ concert has always been a festival highlights

An Opera Gala Evening
Music & Dance
Alnwick

North Wales Opera Studio presents, under the instruction of professional soprano Anne Williams-King, an evening of magnificent music.

Spittal Beach
Outdoor Event
Spittal

The Annual Boxing Day Dip takes place on Saturday 26th December 2017 at 11am.

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