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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

Margaret Tait: Film Makar
Shows & Displays

I don’t have to know what it’s all about. That’s not what I’m trying to know. It’s the looking that matters, The being prepared to see what there is to see.

From Seeing’s Believing and Believing’s Seeing Margaret Tait (1918-1999), the pioneering Orcadian filmmaker, poet and painter, was one of the most visionary and independent filmmakers to have emerged from Scotland, yet her work has until recently remained relatively unknown and its significance undervalued.

Beer Fest 2013
Food Event

The annual Berwick Food and Beer Festival is back 6th-8th September 2019. 

The Beer Festival opens with 'Meet the Brewers' 5pm on Friday, 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.

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. 

The Radio Rooms
Music

Come dance the night away to the best electronic beats in our unique venue. FREE ENTRY.

Beer and Food Pairing: Fyne Ales Beer Showcase
Music & Dance

Come and join us for an extra special evening with Scottish brewers ‘Fyne Ales’. They are renowned for their classic ales such as ‘Jarl’, ‘Avalanche’ and ‘Highlander’ but they are also becoming well known for their progressive limited editions; brilliant IPA’s and extra special beers such as those within their ‘Origins’ collection.

Rob Newman's Total Eclipse of Descartes
Shows & Displays

In a world gone crazy, can philosophy help? This sparklingly brilliant new show tries to give you the answer. Rob Newman (stand up legend, best-selling novelist, Radio 4 Sony Award Winner) attempts to piece together a philosophy for our troubled times by sifting through 3000 years of thought: from Pythagoras to Artificial Intelligence by way of Pavlov’s dogs, Jane Goodall’s chimpanzees and Frankie Howerd’s trousers.

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.

NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy (Encore Broadcast)
Shows & Displays

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

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!

 

Music

John Finseth, Greg Brallier, David Hekhouse, John Ferriter and Clem Burke (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer of Blondie and the Ramones) comprise the quintet that broke from the Santa Barbara indie scene from their simple origins back in 1981 playing in Isla Vista, Goleta and Santa Barbara.

The Sunday Sessions feat. Libby Koch & Durango Blue
Music & Dance

Texas Americana singer-songwriter Libby Koch is a “country meets soulful” (Free Press Houston), “feisty Texas songbird” (Country Music People) who “sings her story with a little twang, some slide guitar, and a lot of heart” (Texas Monthly). Libby is working on the follow up album to her critically acclaimed 2016 LP Just Move On (Berkalin Records).

Andre Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert: Shall We Dance?
Shows & Displays

2019 has begun emphatically for The King of The Waltz, André Rieu. His first ever New Year’s concert grossed an incredible £1.917 million in the UK alone - the biggest opening weekend recorded for a music concert in cinemas - proving once again that he is one of the greatest entertainers on the planet.

The Sunday Sessions: Jazz and Jamming
Music & Dance

JAZZ AND JAMMING as part of The Sunday Sessions

The Jam Band Plus Guests
Music & Dance

Some brilliant local and regional musicians ranging from strings to keys to brass. **FREE ENTRY** Live music starting around 7pm; open from 2pm.

Shows & Displays

Music at Paxton, a summer festival of superb international chamber music, takes place in Paxton House on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders from 19th-28th July 2019.

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.

Tap Days
Events

On the first Wednesday of every month, and every Saturday (Apr-Aug) Bear Claw Brewery opens its doors to the public.

The Maltings Youth Theatre's Play-in-a-Week
Shows & Displays

Our popular Summer workshop returns! Join Wendy and Ross for a fun- packed week as together, you create a play. Monday 12 - Friday 16, 10am - 3.30pm Watch the story develop before your very eyes, creating characters, devising stories, rehearsing and performing, all in the space of a week days. On the final day you will perform this brand-new piece of theatre here at The Maltings in front of friends and family. No experience is necessary, just imagination and enthusiasm.

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. 

RSC Measure for Measure Encore Broadcast
Shows & Displays

"To whom should I complain?" When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help.

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, at 12.30pm, the parade of bands, regular soldiers and veterans marches through the town, with the salute being taken at the Town Hall.

 

 

Summer at Dockside
Exhibition

Dockside Gallery showcases contemporary British and European artists with much of the artwork reflecting the gallery’s surroundings of working docks and coastal landscapes. The artwork is inspiring, uplifting and changes regularly.

Tommy Bentz
Music

TOMMY BENTZ ​- An eclectic musician; Bentz totes history with the violin, oboe, saxophone, guitar, and bass.

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 14th September 2019.

Vinyl Sounds Better: DJ Night
Music & Dance

Joyous Sounds with Mr.P playing all shades of reggae, from Ska to Rocksteady, Roots to Lovers, Dub to Dancehall, shot through with a slice of soul. Come along and enjoy an evening of brilliantly mixed Vinyl; this DJ never misses a beat.

Norham Castle, on the River Tweed. c1822-3. Turner, Joseph Mallord William 1775-1851. Tate. Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. (c) Tate, London 2019
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.

Spittal don Williams
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

In 2019, the annual Seaside Festival takes place on 9th, 10th & 11th August, along the full length of Spittal Promenade.

KITCHEN LAUNCH PARTY!
Food Event

Come and join us for our: KITCHEN LAUNCH PARTY! There will be an outdoor Stage and we will have musicians playing all day and night. Come and sample our brand new menu- LOCAVORE EATS; specialises in local, organic, fresh and creative cooking. FREE ENTRY. Doors 1pm. Get your tickets via Eventbrite!

Berwick Festival Opera 2019: The Maltings and Rocket Opera present: Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance
Shows & Displays

Berwick Festival Opera’s latest fully staged co-production of a classic Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera is their hilariously full-blown assault on Romance and Melodrama The Pirates of Penzance. Set amongst a daring yet strangely tender-hearted band of Cornish smugglers, this re-orchestration by Matthew Rooke is given an extra dose of theatrical flamboyance with a staging that’s been lovingly updated to the 1970s.

Earl Grey Saxophones: At the Movies
Shows & Displays

The Earl Grey Saxes are made up of 4/5 of the Borders Big Band Sax Section: Paul Cormie, Sam Lord, Ewan Mitchell and Camille Castledine, along with our multitasking duo Pam Toward and Cath Cormie on everything from violin to the kitchen sink. We have been playing in the big band and in other groups together for years and that coupled with our love of 'posh tea' and homemade cake gave Paul the idea to form us into a group.

Tania Kovats
Events

Tania Kovats makes drawings, sculpture, installations, writing and large-scale projects that explore our experience, understanding and relationship with the natural world.

Poop Poop Mr Toad
Family event

Join in the drama of Toad, Ratty, Mole and the wise old Badger in the grounds of Toads grand Paxton house. Will they be able to save it from the savage weasels and stoats and enjoy a tranquil picnic down by the river bank? A fun filled 5 days of drama activities, devising and script work, all inspired by the tales of Wind in the Willows. Ages 7-11.

Land Ahoy
Family event

Jump on board the Hispaniola as it sets sail for a week of treasure hunting, treason and pirate training. Bring the classic tale of Treasure Island to life in the grounds of Paxton House. A fun filled 5 days of drama activities, devising, script work and of course throw in the odd YO HO HO and away we go to see what treasures can be plundered from that there big old house. Ages 7-11.

TUESDAY SUMMER POP-UP MARKETS in the lawn marquee for 2019 Every Tuesday May to September
Family event
Etal

Paxton, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1SZ LOCAL ARTS, CRAFTS, GIFTS, & MUCH MORE FREE ENTRY TO THE MARKET Opens 10am—4pm House & gardens open 10am—5pm

Enjoy a tea, coffee or a bite to eat in The Stables Tearoom www.st-abbs-market.com ​www.paxtonhouse.co.uk Featuring St. Abbs Market traders, plus guest traders

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