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Summer 2017 - What's on

Thatched roofs at Ford & Etal

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

National Theatre: Angels in America P1 Millenium Approaches
Shows & Displays

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott.

Big O & The Wilburys Tribute Show
Shows & Displays

The late 1980's saw the birth of one of the most famous and memorable super groups of all time, The Travelling Wilburys.

Allotments
Guided Walk/Tours
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Heritage Open Days is your chance to explore the world on your doorstep, unlocked and completely free of charge!

Rory Bremner: Partly Political
Shows & Displays

With Trump, Boris and Brexit fresh in the memory, Rory’s on a mission to make sense (and nonsense) of it all.

Here Come The Girls: Summertime Special
Shows & Displays

Grab that suitcase and get ready to pack, its holiday time and the girls are back.

Beer Fest 2013
Food Event

The annual Berwick Food and Beer Festival is back on 2nd-3rd September 2017. 

The Beer Festival opens with 'Meet the Brewers' 7pm on Friday 1st, and the Food Festival opens 10am on Saturday. Now in its TENTH year, the event attracts thousands of visitors from around the UK.

BARK
Music
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Mini Music Festival in aid of Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels (B.A.R.K), held at Castlehills Farm, Berwick-upon-Tweed on Sunday 2nd July 2017 (1pm-6pm).

Spittal don Williams
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

In 2017, the annual Seaside Festival takes place on 12th & 13th August, along the full length of Spittal Promenade.

NT Live: Peter Pan
Shows & Displays

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it.

Singing for the Sea
Exhibition

‘Singing for the Sea’ - a film installation by internationally acclaimed artist, Bethan Huws, which documents a group of eight female Bulgarian singers performing traditional songs on Sugar Sands, Northumberland, on the coast of the North Sea.

Scottish Colourists
Exhibition
Berwick-upon-Tweed

'Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection' is the first major touring exhibition curated by the renowned Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation

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. 

Royal Border Bridge Illuminations
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.

Food Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Mouth of the Tweed Food Festival; a family fun day out with plenty to see, do and taste!

RNLI
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

A fun family day out for free including; Live exercise, live music, market stalls, boat trips, beer tent, fun fair.

 

Royal Opera: Otello Live Broadcast
Shows & Displays

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare

Airship Northstar
Shows & Displays
Cornhill-on-Tweed

Impossible Gears is running Airship Northstar2 this July. The most Northerly steampunk festival in Britain, the weekend is a celebration of all things steampunk!

Salmon Queen 1988 by John Thompson
Outdoor Event

Tweedmouth Feast is a traditional event, with origins in the 12th Century, which celebrates salmon fishing on the River Tweed, including the Crowning of the Salmon Queen.

 

Damp Knight Improv: Alien Abducktion
Shows & Displays

Damp Knight Improv are in town bringing you a ludicrous show that will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter

Holy Trinity First School Summer Show 2017
Shows & Displays

Talented children of Holy Trinity Church of England Aided First School, Berwick-upon-Tweed return for their annual theatrical production.

BFMAF 2017
Festival

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is an annual celebration of the art of film, set in the historic border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Curfew Run
Sporting Event

Annual race around the Elizabethan Walls as the Curfew bell tolls. With many entrants returning each year to compete for the winning place, this is a fun competition open to all.

Lindisfarne Festival 2017
Festival
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) overlooking the stunning Holy Island, Lindisfarne Festival invites you to experience a weekend like no other.

Minden Day 2008
Ceremony

Minden Day commemorates the King's Own Scottish Borderers' participation in the Battle of Minden in 1759. The Day starts at 10am on the Barracks Square.

Then follows the parade of bands, regular soldiers and veterans through the town, with the salute being taken at the Town Hall.

 

 

Afternoon Tea in teh Park
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Park with Music and Refreshments in Spittal on 16th July 2017.

Berwick Art Group
Exhibition

Annual exhibition of paintings by members of the Berwick Art Group and invited non-members. Most paintings are for sale.

GoldWings 2014
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Don’t miss this spectacular charity event in aid of the RNLI Berwick Lifeboat, which takes place in the town on Saturday 16th September 2017.

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