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Winter 2018 - 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

Peg Loom Weaving
Arts and Crafts

Discover simple peg loom weaving with naturally dyed fleece and take home a mat, bag, hanging or small cushion cover.

X18 Sightseeing
Guided Walk/Tours
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Enjoy the Northumberland Coast with our sightseeing tour.

We have teamed up with Northumberland County Council to offer a sightseeing tour of the spectacular coast and countryside on service X18 between Berwick, Seahouses, Alnwick and Amble.

 

Border Links Bwk
Music

Border Links develops new and exciting opportunities to support social and economic inclusion for people with learning disabilities - enabling them to play a part, gain in confidence and get the most out of life in their own community. Community Drop-in sessions and monthly disco and karaoke!

 

 

Great song of the North
Music

Join us for the magical finale event of Great Northumberland 2018 and experience the Great Song of the North!

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 15th September 2018.

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.

Beer Fest 2013
Food Event

The annual Berwick Food and Beer Festival is back 31st August-2nd September 2018. 

The Beer Festival opens with 'Meet the Brewers' 6pm on Friday 31st, 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.

HODs
Heritage
Berwick-upon-Tweed

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

 

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.

Berwick Literary Fest
Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick Literary Festival 2018 will combine various events over the 19th-21st 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.

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham CBE. Untitled I (view of St Ives), 1943. Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust.
Exhibition

With 2018 marking the centenary of the Representation of the People Act that gave the first British women the right to vote, the exhibition draws on works from The Ingram Collection, one of this country’s most significant and publicly accessible collections of Modern British Art, to celebrates a number of key British women artists from the past one hundred years.

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. 

BARK Dog Show and Funday
Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

A fun day for all the family. Fun Dog show, side stalls, agility course, games for all the family, plenty to do all day. Dogs very welcome.

Castle Vale Park
Outdoor Event
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. 

Audience
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.

Spittal Fair
Shows & Displays
Spittal

Spittal Autumn Fair Takes place at St Paul's Church Hall (Middle Street, Spittal) on 13th October 2018.

Lindisfarne Festival Lineup 2018
Music & Dance
Beal

The ultimate end-of-summer party festival on the spectacular Northumberland coast - overlooking Holy Island!  **150+ acts over 9 unique stages** Live Music • DJs til 4am • BBC Introducing • Blues Tent • Reggae & Dub Shack • Indie Disco • Punch Drunk Comedy • Spoken Word • The Bridge UK Hip Hop Takeover • Fire Shows • Art Installations • Workshops • Yoga • Meditation • Holistic Therapies • Holy Island Hikes • Street Food • Market Stalls • Bonfire • Camping • Glamping & so much more! (Over 18\'s)

Douglas Gordon
Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Douglas Gordon
Berwick Visual Arts presents the work of Scottish artist Douglas Gordon, winner of the Turner Prize in 1996 and the Premio 2000 at the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997.

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