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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

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

 

 

Curfew Run
Sporting Event

Annual race around the Elizabethan Walls as the Curfew bell tolls. With many entrants returning each year to compete for the winning place, this is a fun competition open to all.

Salmon Queen 1988 by John Thompson
Outdoor Event

Tweedmouth Feast is a traditional event, with origins in the 12th Century, which celebrates salmon fishing on the River Tweed, including the Crowning of the Salmon Queen.

 

Food Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Mouth of the Tweed Food Festival; a family fun day out with plenty to see, do and taste!

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.

National Theatre: Angels in America P1 Millenium Approaches
Shows & Displays

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott.

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. 

Spittal don Williams
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

In 2017, the annual Seaside Festival takes place on 12th & 13th August, along the full length of Spittal Promenade.

BARK
Music
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Mini Music Festival in aid of Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels (B.A.R.K), held at Castlehills Farm, Berwick-upon-Tweed on Sunday 2nd July 2017 (1pm-6pm).

Airship Northstar
Shows & Displays
Cornhill-on-Tweed

Impossible Gears is running Airship Northstar2 this July. The most Northerly steampunk festival in Britain, the weekend is a celebration of all things steampunk!

Singing for the Sea
Exhibition

‘Singing for the Sea’ - a film installation by internationally acclaimed artist, Bethan Huws, which documents a group of eight female Bulgarian singers performing traditional songs on Sugar Sands, Northumberland, on the coast of the North Sea.

NT Live: Peter Pan
Shows & Displays

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it.

Damp Knight Improv: Alien Abducktion
Shows & Displays

Damp Knight Improv are in town bringing you a ludicrous show that will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter

Lindisfarne Festival 2017
Festival
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) overlooking the stunning Holy Island, Lindisfarne Festival invites you to experience a weekend like no other.

Royal Border Bridge Illuminations
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.

Rory Bremner: Partly Political
Shows & Displays

With Trump, Boris and Brexit fresh in the memory, Rory’s on a mission to make sense (and nonsense) of it all.

Holy Trinity First School Summer Show 2017
Shows & Displays

Talented children of Holy Trinity Church of England Aided First School, Berwick-upon-Tweed return for their annual theatrical production.

RNLI
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

A fun family day out for free including; Live exercise, live music, market stalls, boat trips, beer tent, fun fair.

 

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 16th September 2017.

Here Come The Girls: Summertime Special
Shows & Displays

Grab that suitcase and get ready to pack, its holiday time and the girls are back.

Allotments
Guided Walk/Tours
Berwick-upon-Tweed

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

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 Art Group
Exhibition

Annual exhibition of paintings by members of the Berwick Art Group and invited non-members. Most paintings are for sale.

Beer Fest 2013
Food Event

The annual Berwick Food and Beer Festival is back on 2nd-3rd September 2017. 

The Beer Festival opens with 'Meet the Brewers' 7pm on Friday 1st, and the Food Festival opens 10am on Saturday. Now in its TENTH year, the event attracts thousands of visitors from around the UK.

Big O & The Wilburys Tribute Show
Shows & Displays

The late 1980's saw the birth of one of the most famous and memorable super groups of all time, The Travelling Wilburys.

Afternoon Tea in teh Park
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Park with Music and Refreshments in Spittal on 16th July 2017.

Royal Opera: Otello Live Broadcast
Shows & Displays

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare

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