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Summer 2019 - What's on

Berwick-upon-Tweed plays host to many annual events during the Summer months. 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

NT Live: All About Eve (Encore Broadcast)
Shows & Displays
Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. Photographs: Gillian Anderson by Pari Dukovic and
Dementia Friendly Screening: High Society
Shows & Displays

The Maltings is proud to host a second season of monthly screenings tailored to the needs of those living with dementia, their families, friends and carers.

Everyone is welcome to join us for these relaxed screenings of specially selected film classics. Jazz artist C.K. Dexter Haven is still hung up on his ex-wife and neighbor, socialite Tracy Samantha Lord, however Tracy is engaged to another man.

Spittal by It's Not Lowry
Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Spittal Spring Fete takes place on 6th April 2019 with stalls, live entertainment, refreshments and family fun.

www.spittalisgreat.co.uk 

Royal Opera House: La forza del destino Live Broadcast
Shows & Displays

Christof Loy directs a starstudded cast of singers, including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tézier, in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy.

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. 

Inspired! The Creative School for Young Musicians Album Launch 2019
Shows & Displays

Following on from the success of last year’s sell out performance, Inspired! returns to The Maltings for the fourth time! With 10 new talented singers who have all composed and produced their own songs under the guidance of local producers Iain Petrie, Anna Emmins, and Fraser Young, the group, all from the Berwick area, will perform their own songs backed by a band comprising of local musicians and other students. Not to be missed!

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. 

Granary Gallery
Exhibition

This major new exhibition of works by JMW Turner, one of the most renowned of English Romantic artists, explores his transformation from an architectural draughtsman, when he set out on his first North of England tour in 1797, to a poet of the landscape sublime, which culminated in the arrival at his most northerly point in England, the village of Norham in Northumberland.

'Rouse, Ye Women!' - The story of Mary Macarthur and the Women Chainmakers
Shows & Displays

After the success of We Are The Lions Mr Manager, Townsend Theatre Productions presents ROUSE, YE WOMEN Mary Macarthur and the Women Chainmakers - a play with folk music by Neil Gore and John Kirkpatrick.

Dark Side of the Moor
Shows & Displays

Dark Side of the Moor is a Pink Floyd tribute band based in Marsden Huddersfield, which lies in the shadow of Saddleworth Moor in the Pennine hills…hence the name!

The band evolved from the classic rock covers band HD7, which has a history spanning more than 30 years and although there have been a number of line up changes and different musical styles over the years, two of the original members remain in the band and the music has always remained faithful to our rock based roots.

RSC As You Like It Live Broadcast
Shows & Displays

Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

Walking the May Fair
Ceremony
Berwick-upon-Tweed

'The Walking of the May Fair' takes place in Berwick on 24th May 2019.

Dementia Friendly Screening: Seven Bridges for Seven Brothers
Shows & Displays

The Maltings is proud to host a second season of monthly screenings tailored to the needs of those living with dementia, their families, friends and carers.

Everyone is welcome to join us for these relaxed screenings of specially selected film classics. During the 1850s, a pretty young cook, Milly, marries a grizzled woodsman, Adam.

Kirill Sokolov: Goswick Beach. Courtesy of the artists estate.
Exhibition

A prolific artist with an insatiable appetite for methods and materials, this exhibition explores Sokolov’s work from his time in the town and the influence of Northumberland on his work.

Image Kirill Sokolov: Goswick Beach. Courtesy of the artists estate.

Longridge Towers School: Doctor Dolittle
Shows & Displays
Longridge’s talented pupils return with their annual school production, sure to build on past triumphs including Our Day Out (2018), All Shook Up (2017), Grease (2016), Little Shop of Horrors (2015) and Guys and Dolls (2014).
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.

The Lindisfarne Story
Shows & Displays

The Lindisfarne Story is an affectionate and enthusiastic celebration of one of the UK's most original and successful groups.

Written and performed by former front-man Billy Mitchell and founder member Ray Laidlaw, the show takes the audience on a trip through fifty years of the Geordie group's history from it's 1960's beginnings in the pubs and clubs of Tyneside to the concert halls and festivals of the present day.

Northern Ballet: Puss in Boots
Shows & Displays
Northern Ballet return once again with a brand-new ballet for children! These shows always sell out so book now for this purr-fect family treat! Puss in Boots is no ordinary cat. Clever and charming, he takes life in his stride and bef
Mockstock UK
Music
Berwick-upon-Tweed

MOCKSTOCK UK comes to Shielfield Park, Berwick, on Saturday 25/05/19. Bringing some of the most authentic tribute acts on the planet, with tributes to; Queen, The Killers, Mumford & Sons, Whitney Houston, P!NK, Green Day, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and more. Plus a dedicated kids zone, Street food and Licensed bars.

Riding of the Bounds
Outdoor Event

Riding of the Bounds is a traditional ride-out of the boundaries of Berwick, to keep them known to the Scottish and the English.

Party on the Parade
Outdoor Event

Sunday 26th May 2019 is the date of the Party on the Parade - with music, entertainment and cream teas.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to technical issues, the over-water lights are currently off. Engineers are working on fixing them and updates will be made to this page when they are back on. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Foster and Allen: A Night to Remember
Shows & Displays

One of The Maltings favourite duo's is back with a brand new tour in 2019! They've been touring all over the world together since 1975, released over 30 albums (all of which have featured in the UK charts), fourteen DVDs and their style and easy listening sound remains as fresh and exciting as ever.

If you haven't been to a Foster and Allen show before, book quick, they always sell-out! Foster and Allen Biography The story of Foster & Allen began back in the seventies when MICK & TONY were playing in Country Music bands around Ireland.

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show
Shows & Displays

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island, Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors.

"Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable" - Telegraph Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy.

Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show
Shows & Displays

Elephants, as everyone knows, are big, have trunks, and are grey. But Elmer is a patchwork of brilliant colours! His fun-loving and cheerful personality keeps everyone in a playful mood, until the day he gets tired of being different and tries to blend in with the herd.

Based on the classic children’s book series by David McKee, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter! Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show tells the tale of an elephant that stands out – both with his patchwork-coloured skin and his sense of humour – but ultimately realizing that his friends have always valued his unique characteristics.

Maltings Youth Theatre: Gregory's Girl
Shows & Displays

Take yourself back to the sounds, the style, and the school banter of the 1980s with the captivating stage version of this painfully funny teenage comedy - a totally universal tale of young love.

The original 1981 film directed by Bill Forsyth made a household name of John Gordon Sinclair, showcased lying-down dancing to brilliant effect, and is ranked number 30 in the British Film Institute’s list of the Top 100 British films.

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Imogen Holst, Britten, Purcell & Elgar
Shows & Displays

This concert is a celebration of Britain’s most iconic composers, and what better way to do that than a collection of the finest English string music.

From the contrapuntal challenges of Purcell’s Fantasia’s, through the quaint pastorale of Imogen Holst’s Phantasy Quartet and the ‘captured sunshine’ of Elgar’s String Quartet in E minor, to Britten’s tense and gritty Phantasy Quartet – this is a concert not to miss! Imogen Holst’s, daughter of the more well-known Gustav, wrote her Phantasy Quartet in 1928 and it is a delightful reminder of English pastoral music, influenced by her father and her teachers – including Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Town Hall
Ceremony

Full day of events with coffee morning, archive images and open day in the Guild Hall showing the Bounds; Past and Present. Including the Installation of the new Chief Marshall in the afternoon. Sashing on Town Hall steps at 6pm.

 

Berwick MVC
Music
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick Male Voice Choir's new Choir season begins with an Open Night and First Rehearsal at The Atrium, Longridge Towers, Berwick-upon-Tweed, on September 5th at 6.45 pm.

Julian Clary: Born to Mince
Shows & Displays

JULIAN CLARY RETURNS TO THE MALTINGS IN 2019! "Are you ready for some filth? I know I am. It’s been a while since I sallied forth to pleasure the provinces with my particular brand of saucy innuendo.

Let me at them!" In this outrageously camp new show, (that he was going to call Bed Knobs and Knee Pads but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate), renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment.

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