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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

Talent on the Parade
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 Colours of Kenny Roach
Shows & Displays

A warm, funny and deeply moving drama about creativity, the nature of the artist and the self-destructive impulse of addiction.

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.

Beyond the End of the Road
Music & Dance
Berwick-upon-Tweed

A Unique Northumberland Musical and Midsummer Shindig. When the city meets the Northumberland countryside, all is not what it seems…

Border Artists 2017
Exhibition

From 6th May-2nd June 2017, works by national and international artists from across the Borders area will be brought together in the first of what will become an annual exhibition; Showcasing some of the best original fine art, illustration, abstract and contemporary artworks in the UK.

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 Gala by Alan Turnbull
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June 2017.

Some say that Spittal Gala has its historical roots in the local fishing industry, particularly salmon. However, local Gala's throughout the North East had their origins in the coal mining industry. The Gala remains an event that is suited for families, with events for all ages.

Brandon McPhee
Shows & Displays

The Brandon McPhee Show returns to The Maltings following their outstanding show last year!

Declan Nerney
Shows & Displays

Declan Nerney hails from Drumlish in the Co Longford and has been at the forefront of Irish Country music for decades

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

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.

Helicopter 1
Outdoor

Berwick residents, visitors and holidaymakers will have an unique opportunity to see the town and the lower reaches of the Tweed from a completely new perspective on the late May Bank Holiday Sunday (May 28th) when the Friends of the Union Chain Bridge have arranged a day of helicopter flights.

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.

Mr Corvan's Music Hall
Shows & Displays

This fantastic new musical play tells the incredible story of the North East’s first music hall superstar...Ned Corvan.

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

The Maltings Junior Youth Theatre: Interstella Cinderella
Shows & Displays

The Maltings Junior Youth Theatre return after last years outstanding Bugsy Malone, for their annual summer performance!

How to be a Redcoat at Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard
Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Stand guard and become a first class soldier this May half-term as Northumberland's mini soldiers are put through their paces

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.

Counterfeit Sixties Show
Music & Dance
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era.

Barracks Exterior
Religious Event

Join Berwick's churches for a collection of hymns, sung together on the Parade, with music by Rita Telfer and her Jazz Band.

 

 

Scocha
Music

After Talent on the Parade (Sat 27th May 2017) stay on the Parade for a great evening with the fabulous Scottish Rock/Folk band - SCOCHA!

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.

Byre Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen Talk and Q&A
Talk/Lecture

Come and join members of the Byre Opera creative team as they discuss the process of bringing The Cunning Little Vixen on tour.

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

National Theatre Live: Salome
Shows & Displays

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

Our Country's Good
Shows & Displays

Australia 1789. A young lieutenant is directing rehearsals of the first play ever to be staged in that country

Byre Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen
Shows & Displays

Byre Opera's production is The Cunning Little Vixen - a delightful and life-affirming tale of nature and man's relationship to it.

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.

Party on the Parade
Outdoor Event

Sunday 28th May 2017 is the date of the Party on the Parade - with music, entertainment and cream teas.

NT Live: Peter Pan
Shows & Displays

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

Here Come The Girls: Summertime Special
Shows & Displays

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

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.

RSC: Antony & Cleopatra
Shows & Displays

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.

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