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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

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.

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.

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.

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

An Evening with Dan Cruickshank
Shows & Displays
Don’t miss the chance to let renowned TV historian and raconteur Dan Cruickshank draw you into his own fascinating and much-travelled world. From the ancient Egyptian pyramids to the soaring skyscrapers of Manhattan, his architectu
Counterfeit Seventies
Music & Dance
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show

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.

Berwick Festival Opera: Don Giovanni
Shows & Displays
…I have great respect for women… Berwick Festival Opera is delighted to present one of the world’s best loved and most performed operas – brilliantly uniting drama, melodrama and the supernatural with truly gorgeous music and s
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.

Lisa McHugh
Shows & Displays
Lisa McHugh is one of the few women in the Irish country music scene and she brings her lively and fun style of music, which is guaranteed to get fans to their feet for an amazing country music night. Fans can’t get enough of the fem
Paxton Exterior
Family event

Always popular at Paxton House- join us to see what is in the Paxton House pond! Use identification charts to work out what you have caught. Popular finds: Water boatmen, Newts and Pond Skaters. All equipment provided. 

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. 

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.

Making and Moving
Music & Dance
Berwick-upon-Tweed

'Making and Moving' have lots of events scheduled for the rest of the Summer - please visit the link for individual details! On the 30th August there is a FREE taster session day from 11am-3pm at the Scout Hall (Palace Green Pavilion). Drop in and see what they get up to :)

Paxton Exterior
Family event
Ahoy there me Hearties! Be sure to take part in our exciting pirate trail! Solve the clues, crack the code and win some treasure! Trail Treasure Map £2/ child or if you are a real pirate (come dressed as a pirate) £1/child! This pirate trail will r
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
Robbie Williams & Michael Buble Tribute
Music
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Returning after his successful performance in 2015. The fabulous David Donnelly-Kay with his tribute to two of the millenium's most successful male singers - Robbie Williams and Michael Buble. 

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.

Andy Parsons: Peak Bullsh*t
Shows & Displays
Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying? Sod it! Come and have a laugh about it. It’s one of the things
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!

Spittal Fair
Shows & Displays
Spittal

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

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.

NT Live: Yerma
Shows & Displays
A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirtie
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
The Counterfeit Seventies
Shows & Displays
Whether you want to sit back and take a trip down memory lane, or get your glad rags on and boogie on down, this uplifting show will take you on a nostalgic trip back to the 70's! Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties
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.

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.

 

Viva Neil Diamond
Shows & Displays
To celebrate the icon's 50 year recording career the UK's very own 'voice of Neil' Bob Drury ('The Neil Diamond Story') takes to the road with 'Viva Neil Diamond', a brand new one-man stage show simply bursting with Neil Diamond
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

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