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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

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Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is an annual celebration of the art of film, set in the historic border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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

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

Stars of Irish Country
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Now in its third year of touring to sell-out crowds nationwide the hugely popular Stars of Irish Country Show returns for another night of toe-tapping and hand clapping Country Magic!

The Radio Rooms

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

In a New Light: Jeanne Moreau followed by a screening of Lift to the Scaffold
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Already established as a stage actor, Jeanne Moreau had her film career break with Louis Malle's suspenseful first feature, Lift to the Scaffold (1958). In François Truffaut's Jules et Jim (1961) Moreau redefined femininity as carefree and unconventional leading character Catherine, and became a style icon for the French New Wave.

The Counterfeit Seventies Show
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Following an extensive tour of The Counterfeit Sixties Show, the band are back and bigger than ever with The Counterfeit Seventies Show – so get your glad rags on and boogie on down!

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas (Encore Broadcast)
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The wait is over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed.

Tap Days

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

GoldWings 2014
Outdoor Event

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.

Isla Grant: The Yellow Rose Tour
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International singer/songwriter Isla Grant returns to The Maltings once again with her new tour The Yellow Rose Tour.

In a New Light: From Page to Screen followed by a screening of Rear Window
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This richly illustrated and interactive lecture explores Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954) based on Cornell Woolrich’s short story “It had to be Murderer” (1942). We will examine how Woolrich’s short story is translated for the screen and discuss some cinematic techniques used by Hitchcock to create moments of chilling suspense.

Mixed Bag Company: Cheshire Cats
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Local theatre group Mixed Bag Theatre return following last year’s sell out show Below the Stones with a lighthearted look at the annual breast cancer charity event, the MoonWalk.

Berwick Literary Fest
Family event

Berwick Literary Festival 2019 will combine various events over the 17th-20th October 2019, 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.

Russian National Ballet: The Nutcracker
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After the sell-out performance of Swan Lake last year and The Nutcracker the year before, Russian National Ballet returns to the Maltings to enchant you with another delightful production of The Nutcracker!

Remembrance Sunday

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

Image used by kind permission of The Royal British Legion.

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.

Rock and Roll Revolution 2019, featuring The Bluejays
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Award-winning band The Bluejays are back! Featuring stars of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Dreamboats & Petticoats and Million Dollar Quartet, this "Immense...faultless...fantastic band" (Yorkshire Times) take you on a jiving journey through the fabulous fifties.

Castle Vale Lily Pond Shelter
Guided Walk/Tours

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. 

In a New Light: The Sound of American Cinema followed by a screening of Taxi Driver
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In his lecture, Martin will explore the evolution of sound in American cinema, spanning a period from the 1970s through to the present day. Taxi Driver, one of the great American films, was written by Paul Schrader, who based it on his own personal struggles with insomnia and depression; he insisted that the relatively-unknowns Martin Scorsese and Robert de Niro direct and lead respectively, because he was so impressed with Scorsese/de Niro's Mean Streets (1973).


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


Summer at Dockside

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.

Laura Macdonald Quartet: History of the Saxophone
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Laura Macdonald is one of the U.K’s most prominent women in Jazz. She began playing alto saxophone at the age of sixteen.

Rob Newman's Total Eclipse of Descartes
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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.

Laura Macdonald Quintet (with vocalist Luca Manning): The American Songbook
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Laura Macdonald is one of the U.K’s most prominent women in Jazz. She began playing alto saxophone at the age of sixteen.

Earl Grey Saxophones: At the Movies
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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.

Men of Oar: Rowing the Atlantic for Charity
Shows & Displays

In December 2018, having just recovered from Bowel Cancer, Robin Drysdale and four friends set off to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic for charity.

Orlando - a pre-production talk
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Michael Ayton teaches at Newcastle Explore. Prior to the Dyad Theatre Company’s Orlando, he’ll discuss how Virginia Woolf came to write this most unclassifiable of books.

NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Filmed Live in front of an audience)
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"The course of true love never did run smooth." A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play.

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

In a New Light: The Art of Widescreen Cinema followed by a screening of Pigs and Battleships
Shows & Displays
In a New Light is returning for a third season, starting in September 2019.This course consists of 6 lectures, each lecture being followed by a movie screening. In the lectures,we look at the techniques used by the great film- makers such
Castle Vale Park
Outdoor Event

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. 

Laura Macdonald Talk: Women in Jazz
Shows & Displays
Laura Macdonald is one of the U.K’s most prominent women in Jazz. She began playing alto saxophone at the age of sixteen. In 1995 Laura was given a full scholarship to Berklee School of Music in Boston and graduated in 1997. Laura becam
The Royal Opera: Don Giovanni (Live Broadcast)
Shows & Displays

Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece.

Spittal Fair
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Spittal Autumn Fair Takes place at St Paul's Church Hall (Middle Street, Spittal) on 12th October 2019.

By David Renwick

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.

Dyad Productions: Orlando
Shows & Displays

From the award-winning creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, I, Elizabeth, The Time Machine, Female Gothic, Austen’s Women and Dalloway comes the latest smash-hit, Orlando.

Ralph McTell: Hill of Beans Tour
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With a style that invites you into a unique world, Ralph McTell weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant. One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell, known for his virtuoso guitar style, is primarily a prolific and
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

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.

Tania Kovats

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

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (Encore)
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Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad.

In a New Light: Transnational Cinema followed by a screening of Wajib
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The concept of ‘national’ cinema has increasingly been questioned across contemporary scholarship in a globalized era and the focus has shifted towards the concept of ‘transnational’ instead. When it comes to Palestinian cinema, a true transnational cinema, it is often referred to as ‘Palestinian Cinema’ and for instance Palestinian films have been recognized and nominated for the Academy Awards Oscars.

In a New Light: Soviet Cinema of the 1950's followed by a screening of The Cranes are Flying
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In his lecture, Roger will trace the development of Soviet cinema in the ideological thaw that followed Nikita Kruschev’s denunciation of Stalin in Feb 1956. That thaw saw a relaxation of repression and censorship enabling filmmakers to reject the state-ordained tropes of ‘socialist realism’ –with its celebration of Soviet ideals above all else - which had dominated and stifled Soviet culture theretofore; this heralded something of a renaissance in the nation’s filmmaking.

Bridging the Gap: Terror From the Skies by Matthew Bellwood
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Join storyteller Matthew Bellwood for a warm, witty and intriguing new show about society, friendship and the things we hold dear about the places where we live. Combining live storytelling, projected illustrations and intricate miniat
Susie McCabe: Born Believer
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The fastest selling act at Glasgow International Comedy Festival 3 years running and WINNER of Best Headliner and Best Solo Show at the Scottish Comedy Awards is back with a brand-new show!

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