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Winter - What's on

Once the days become shorter and winter sets in, 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 traditional festive events and Christmas shopping opportunities to enjoy.

The Christmas festivities begin in Berwick-upon-Tweed with the switching on of the Christmas Lights at the end of November. Followed by Berwick Rotary Christmas market where Christmas shoppers can enjoy live musical entertainment while perusing craft and gift stalls. Paxton House Christmas Cracker event is another popular Christmas shopping event and Spittal Christmas Fair is one for all the family, with a very special appearance by Santa!

There are also beautiful walks around the town walls and on the Lowry Trail, which are open all year and allow visitors to see the effect the changing seasons have on our historic town.

If you’re planning to visit Northumberland during the winter months are year-round castles (Bamburgh and Lindisfarne are open at weekends) and attractions have their own event programmes to keep everyone entertained. Contact the Tourist Information Centre for further information.

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Berwick-upon-Tweed Tourist Information Centre

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

+44 01670 622155

American Wrestling - W3L Wrestling Showdown
Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Live American Wrestling action from the World Wide Wrestling League

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity
Shows & Displays
Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the u
Christmas Lights Switch on
Ceremony

The beginning of the Yuletide season is marked by a Charity Christmas Fair in the Guild hall 10am-4pm, followed by the ceremony on the steps of the Town Hall, when the Christmas lights are formally switched on at 4.30pm.

Twilight Tour
Guided Walk/Tours
Berwick-upon-Tweed

The guides dressed in full costume will take you on a tour through the house during the twilight hours.

Scottish Colourists
Exhibition
Berwick-upon-Tweed

'Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection' is the first major touring exhibition curated by the renowned Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation

Berwick Christmas Market 2016
Outdoor Event

Once again Berwick Rotary Club are preparing to hold the annual Christmas Market again this year. Further information will be available soon.

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. 

Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Our 2 hour baby and child first aid classes are suitable for parents, parents-to-be, grandparents and carers. The classes are fun, informal and are designed to give you information in an easy to absorb way. The aim is to practice first aid skills and
BFMAF 2017
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.

Music & Dance
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Spittal Improvement Trust’s Highlights autumn season kicks off with a concert to keep the temperatures sizzling in Spittal when Flamenco guitarist and composer Ricardo Garcia, brings the heat and energy of southern Spain to the Northumberland with his hit Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, Flamenco Flow.

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Borodin, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn
Shows & Displays
"There is no better chamber orchestra in Britain" - The Guardian "A compelling, animated performance" - Darlington and Stockton Times 28’ BORODIN String Quintet in F minor 9’ SHOSTAKOVICH Prelude and Scherzo for String Oc
Spittal Fair
Shows & Displays
Spittal

Spittal Autumn Fair Takes place at St Paul's Church Hall (Middle Street, Spittal) on 14th October 2017.

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.

Christmas Fayre
Shows & Displays
Santa, Gifts, Tombola, Raffle & Refreshments.
Spittal Beach
Outdoor Event
Spittal

The Annual Boxing Day Dip takes place on Saturday 26th December 2017 at 11am.

Michael English
Shows & Displays
Michael English has rose to be one of the Ireland’s top Country music stars since forming his own band just 3 years ago, he has been going down a storm ever since on the Irish & UK dancing scene. Michael & his band received the award fo
Fairy Training
Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Fairy Training with the Fairy Godmother. The Fairy Godmother needs some help to enchant the magical gardens of Shoreswood Farm, so that fairies know it is a safe place to come to. There are signs that some have settled here already and the Fairy Godm
Berwick Literary Fest
Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick Literary Festival 2017 will combine various events over the 20th-22nd 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.

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.

Foldyard
Exhibition
Berwick-upon-Tweed

FOLDYARD OPEN STUDIO 2017

32 Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1AQ.

20th-24th September open 11am - 5pm. Runs concurrent with Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival. Featuring the artwork of Dave Watson and Morag Eaton of FOLDYARD with music from Mike Worboys and the ceramics of Tower House Pottery.

Results: 20

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