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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

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

Berwick Art Group
Exhibition

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

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.

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.

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.

 

 

Spittal Fair
Shows & Displays
Spittal

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

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. 

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.

 

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