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Summer 2018 - 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 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

Tweed 1000
Exhibition

Colourful exhibition illustrating the turbulent history of Berwick-upon- Tweed and the Tweed Valley from the Battle of Carham in 1018 until the Union of The Crowns of England and Scotland in 1603.

Scocha
Music

After Talent on the Parade (Sat 26th May 2018) stay on the Parade for a great evening with the fabulous Scottish Rock/Folk band - SCOCHA!

Spittal don Williams
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

In 2018, the annual Seaside Festival takes place on 10th, 11th & 12th August, along the full length of Spittal Promenade.

Peg Loom Weaving
Arts and Crafts

Discover simple peg loom weaving with naturally dyed fleece and take home a mat, bag, hanging or small cushion cover.

Curfew Run
Sporting Event

Annual race around the Elizabethan Walls as the Curfew bell tolls, 4th July 2018. With many entrants returning each year to compete for the winning place, this is a fun competition open to all.

Party on the Parade
Outdoor Event

Sunday 27th May 2018 is the date of the Party on the Parade - with music, entertainment and cream teas.

Town Hall
Ceremony

Armed Forces Day is on 30th June 2018 and begins with a traditional military Drumhead Service at St Andrew's Wallace Green Church (11am), followed by a Parade to the Town Hall on Marygate (assemble 11:45, parade at 12noon).

Fred MacAulay
Comedy

Scottish comedy star Fred MacAulay is performing at The Maltings in Berwick-Upon-Tweed on Saturday 7th July as part of his THIRTY YEARS ON tour to celebrate his 30 year anniversary in stand up comedy.

Food Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

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

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. 

Tweed 1000
Heritage Events

Displays and activities illustrating aspects of life and warfare on the Anglo-Scottish border during 600 turbulent years of history. Part of Tweed 1000, a series of events commemorating the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Carham and the foundation of the English/Scottish Border.

Tweed 1000 Tapestry
Workshops

Help make the Berwick Tapestry! Join in and put a stitch in time, with community workshops taking place at The Maltings.

Afternoon Tea in the Park
Outdoor Event
Spittal

Enjoy an afternoon of music and refreshments with 'Afternoon Tea in the Park' in Spittal.

Border Links Bwk
Music

Border Links develops new and exciting opportunities to support social and economic inclusion for people with learning disabilities - enabling them to play a part, gain in confidence and get the most out of life in their own community. Community Drop-in sessions and monthly disco and karaoke!

 

 

BARK Dog Show and Funday
Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

A fun day for all the family. Fun Dog show, side stalls, agility course, games for all the family, plenty to do all day. Dogs very welcome.

Giovanni Pernice - Born to Win
Music & Dance
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Strictly Come Dancing FINALIST, Giovanni Pernice, returns to the stage in his brand new UK and Ireland tour

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.

 

 

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.

 

Walking the May Fair
Ceremony
Berwick-upon-Tweed

'The Walking of the May Fair' takes place in Berwick on 25th May 2018.

Outside Gymnasium Gallery
Exhibition

GÂST are visual artist Laura Mahony and Dale Fearnley. Working with archival and time-based media, sculpture and performance, their practice initiates tangible states of play while unearthing narratives that associate people and place.

Spittal Gala by Alan Turnbull
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June 2018.

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.

 

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.

BARK
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels invite you to attend the annual Open Day and Plant Sale at the Kennels on Saturday May 26th 2018.

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.

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham CBE. Untitled I (view of St Ives), 1943. Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust.
Exhibition

With 2018 marking the centenary of the Representation of the People Act that gave the first British women the right to vote, the exhibition draws on works from The Ingram Collection, one of this country’s most significant and publicly accessible collections of Modern British Art, to celebrates a number of key British women artists from the past one hundred years.

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