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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.

Walking the May Fair
Ceremony
Berwick-upon-Tweed

'The Walking of the May Fair' takes place in Berwick on 25th May 2018.

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.

 

 

Party on the Parade
Outdoor Event

Sunday 27th May 2018 is the date of the Party on the Parade - with music, entertainment and cream teas.

Tweed 1000 Tapestry
Workshops

Help make the Berwick Tapestry! Join in and put a stitch in time, with community workshops taking place at The Maltings.

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. 

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!

 

 

Spittal Gala by Alan Turnbull
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June 2018.

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.

 

Outside Gymnasium Gallery
Exhibition

GÂST are visual artist Laura Mahony and Dale Fearnley. Working with archival and time-based media, sculpture and performance, their practice initiates tangible states of play while unearthing narratives that associate people and place.

Scocha
Music

After Talent on the Parade (Sat 26th May 2018) stay on the Parade for a great evening with the fabulous Scottish Rock/Folk band - SCOCHA!

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.

Town Hall
Ceremony

Armed Forces Day is on 30th June 2018 and begins with a traditional military Drumhead Service at St Andrew's Wallace Green Church (11am), followed by a Parade to the Town Hall on Marygate (assemble 11:45, parade at 12noon).

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.

Curfew Run
Sporting Event

Annual race around the Elizabethan Walls as the Curfew bell tolls, 4th July 2018. With many entrants returning each year to compete for the winning place, this is a fun competition open to all.

Tweed 1000
Exhibition

Colourful exhibition illustrating the turbulent history of Berwick-upon- Tweed and the Tweed Valley from the Battle of Carham in 1018 until the Union of The Crowns of England and Scotland in 1603.

Food Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

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

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.

 

Tweed 1000
Heritage Events

Displays and activities illustrating aspects of life and warfare on the Anglo-Scottish border during 600 turbulent years of history. Part of Tweed 1000, a series of events commemorating the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Carham and the foundation of the English/Scottish Border.

Spittal don Williams
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

In 2018, the annual Seaside Festival takes place on 10th, 11th & 12th August, along the full length of Spittal Promenade.

Fred MacAulay
Comedy

Scottish comedy star Fred MacAulay is performing at The Maltings in Berwick-Upon-Tweed on Saturday 7th July as part of his THIRTY YEARS ON tour to celebrate his 30 year anniversary in stand up comedy.

Afternoon Tea in the Park
Outdoor Event
Spittal

Enjoy an afternoon of music and refreshments with 'Afternoon Tea in the Park' in Spittal.

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.

BARK
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels invite you to attend the annual Open Day and Plant Sale at the Kennels on Saturday May 26th 2018.

Barracks Exterior
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.

Giovanni Pernice - Born to Win
Music & Dance
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Strictly Come Dancing FINALIST, Giovanni Pernice, returns to the stage in his brand new UK and Ireland tour

Results: 25

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