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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

Audience
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.

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 15th September 2018.

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!

 

 

X18 Sightseeing
Guided Walk/Tours
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Enjoy the Northumberland Coast with our sightseeing tour.

We have teamed up with Northumberland County Council to offer a sightseeing tour of the spectacular coast and countryside on service X18 between Berwick, Seahouses, Alnwick and Amble.

 

Remembrance Sunday
Ceremony
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Remembrance Sunday services in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Tweedmouth and Spittal.

Image used by kind permission of The Royal British Legion.

Berwick Literary Fest
Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick Literary Festival 2018 will combine various events over the 19th-21st October, including; readings, workshops, children's authors, book signings, poetry, education and schools events, meet the author, the Rotary short story writing competition and much more.

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.

Spittal Fair
Shows & Displays
Spittal

Spittal Autumn Fair Takes place at St Paul's Church Hall (Middle Street, Spittal) on 13th October 2018.

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.

Lindisfarne Festival Lineup 2018
Music & Dance
Beal

The ultimate end-of-summer party festival on the spectacular Northumberland coast - overlooking Holy Island!  **150+ acts over 9 unique stages** Live Music • DJs til 4am • BBC Introducing • Blues Tent • Reggae & Dub Shack • Indie Disco • Punch Drunk Comedy • Spoken Word • The Bridge UK Hip Hop Takeover • Fire Shows • Art Installations • Workshops • Yoga • Meditation • Holistic Therapies • Holy Island Hikes • Street Food • Market Stalls • Bonfire • Camping • Glamping & so much more! (Over 18\'s)

Douglas Gordon
Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Douglas Gordon
Berwick Visual Arts presents the work of Scottish artist Douglas Gordon, winner of the Turner Prize in 1996 and the Premio 2000 at the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997.

Castle Vale Park
Outdoor Event
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. 

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. 

HODs
Heritage
Berwick-upon-Tweed

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

 

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.

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.

Great song of the North
Music

Join us for the magical finale event of Great Northumberland 2018 and experience the Great Song of the North!

Beer Fest 2013
Food Event

The annual Berwick Food and Beer Festival is back 31st August-2nd September 2018. 

The Beer Festival opens with 'Meet the Brewers' 6pm on Friday 31st, and the Food Festival opens 10am on Saturday, with Beer festival from 12noon. Now in its eleventh year, the event attracts thousands of visitors from around the UK.

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