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Berwick has a full calendar of events throughout the year. We kick off the summer season with the Riding of the Bounds, followed by family fun at the Seaside Festival, a food heritage feast at Berwick Food and Beer Festival and Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival - the largest film festival in North East and Scottish Borders.

Once the summer ends we still have a full programme of events at the Maltings Arts Centre and Theatre (all year round) and look forward to Christmas in Berwick, with the Christmas lights switch on, Spittal Christmas Fair and Berwick Rotary Christmas Market.

For art lovers, we have exhibitions taking place in the GymnasiumGranary and Dockside galleries.

For those of you who enjoy a good sporting event, we have Berwick Classic Car Rally, the Curfew run and Shielfield Park Stadium home to both Berwick Rangers Football Club and the Berwick Bandits Speedway.

If you’re planning to visit Northumberland during the school holidays or on bank holidays, many of the English Heritage and National Trust managed properties host everything from themed fairs to historical re-enactments, and our castles and attractions all have their own event programmes to keep everyone entertained.

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Berwick-upon-Tweed Tourist Information Centre

Walkergate
(upstairs in the library)
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 1DB

+44 01670 622155

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Re-Take That: Take That Greatest Hits: The Sing-a-long
Shows & Displays

The first original and only live, fully interactive Take That Sing-a-Long experience, this brand-new show for 2019 brings you closer to the action than ever before.

Covering every era of Take That’s astonishing career from the 90’s to now and everything in between, Re-Take That will perform all of the greatest hits including Greatest Day, Back for Good, Relight my Fire, Shine, Never Forget and of course, a blistering appearance from Robbie Live which includes Let Me Entertain You, Rock DJ, Love my Life, Angels and many more.

Walking the May Fair
Ceremony
Berwick-upon-Tweed

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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. 

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.

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).
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 

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.

Royal Ballet: Don Quixote (Encore Broadcast)
Shows & Displays

Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet. Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations.

Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.

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