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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 End of the Road
Music & Dance
Berwick-upon-Tweed

A Unique Northumberland Musical and Midsummer Shindig. When the city meets the Northumberland countryside, all is not what it seems…

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.

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.

Declan Nerney
Shows & Displays

Declan Nerney hails from Drumlish in the Co Longford and has been at the forefront of Irish Country music for decades

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.

RSC: Antony & Cleopatra
Shows & Displays

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.

Our Country's Good
Shows & Displays

Australia 1789. A young lieutenant is directing rehearsals of the first play ever to be staged in that country

The Colours of Kenny Roach
Shows & Displays

A warm, funny and deeply moving drama about creativity, the nature of the artist and the self-destructive impulse of addiction.

Brandon McPhee
Shows & Displays

The Brandon McPhee Show returns to The Maltings following their outstanding show last year!

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Here Come The Girls: Summertime Special
Shows & Displays

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

Byre Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen
Shows & Displays

Byre Opera's production is The Cunning Little Vixen - a delightful and life-affirming tale of nature and man's relationship to it.

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

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.

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.

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

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

The Maltings Junior Youth Theatre: Interstella Cinderella
Shows & Displays

The Maltings Junior Youth Theatre return after last years outstanding Bugsy Malone, for their annual summer performance!

National Theatre Live: Salome
Shows & Displays

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

How to be a Redcoat at Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard
Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Stand guard and become a first class soldier this May half-term as Northumberland's mini soldiers are put through their paces

Byre Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen Talk and Q&A
Talk/Lecture

Come and join members of the Byre Opera creative team as they discuss the process of bringing The Cunning Little Vixen on tour.

Mr Corvan's Music Hall
Shows & Displays

This fantastic new musical play tells the incredible story of the North East’s first music hall superstar...Ned Corvan.

NT Live: Peter Pan
Shows & Displays

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

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.

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