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Catering at the Berwick Visitor Centre

11th October 2019

Our new venue will be open from 9-30 AM on the Saturday and the Sunday of the festival offering coffee, tea and home baking. At lunch-time why not try their soup and pudding combination – all home-made of course!

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A Tribute to a major Berwick Poet – Vincenza Holland

4th October 2019

Rachel Holland, Vincenza’s daughter, will read from her mother’s new collection of poems at the festival’s Poetry Open Mic session on 19th October 10:00 am – 11:30 am in the Visitor Centre (upstairs). This is a FREE Event. No booking is required but please note that this session is upstairs and there is no lift available. Tenancy…

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Your Invitation to a very special evening on our Festival Fringe!

28th September 2019

This will be a very special evening of story-telling, mythology and music in the convivial atmosphere of Pier Red. Story-teller Alice Fernbank will be bringing her adult show from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to Berwick for a one-off performance. Alice will be accompanied by a musician during the evening. The show will focus on the…

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Animals out of place - exhibition - Berwick Literary Festival - Fringe

Animals Out of Place – one of our exciting Fringe Events!

17th September 2019

An article from The Learned Pig website by Louise Pallister: There’s a post on Instagram; a photo mottled with gallery reflections, close-up and a little oblique. It shows a vintage glass slide of a zookeeper and his charge. It’s not the best image but has an instant power. The keeper, wearing a peaked cap and…

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Buy the Books then Quiz the Authors!

14th September 2019

A wide selection of the books written by the participants in our festival are now available at Geo. C. Grieve Ltd on Church Street in Berwick upon Tweed! Buy the books now and prepare your questions for when they appear in October! Contact: 1 Church St, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD15 1EG Tel 01289 306051

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Berwick upon Tweed is in the News! Click here!

1st September 2019

Berwick-upon-Tweed From The Guardian 31st August 2019 England’s northernmost town is one of the most picturesque stops along the Edinburgh-London mainline railway route, and well worth lingering in for a long weekend. With medieval town walls, Elizabethan ramparts and a Georgian town hall, it’s a mishmash of architectural delights dating back centuries. Robert Stephenson’s Royal Border Bridge,…

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A Cancellation!

30th August 2019

Unfortunately Charlotte Runcie has had to cancel for family reasons,

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Andrew Lownie is in the News! Click here!

23rd August 2019

****************** THE MOUNTBATTENS THEIR LIVES AND LOVES ANDREW LOWNIE Published 22nd August 2019 Hardback | £20.00 ****************** To mark the 40th anniversary of Lord Mountbatten’s assassination by the IRA, comes a nuanced portrayal of two remarkable people and their complex marriage Drawing on four years of research around the world, prize-winning and bestselling historian Andrew Lownie…

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Our Printed Programme is now available! Click here to order a copy!

30th July 2019

Go to to order a copy!

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Poppy is in the news – click here!

10th July 2019

Border Ballads & Thomas the Rhymer Published with permission from Poppy and ABC Radio Download audio Saturday 27 April 2019 11:30AM (view full episode) IMAGE: CHRIS DAUNT’S ARTWORK ‘TWO MAGICIANS’ FROM THE BOOK ‘BORDER BALLADS FROM ETTRICK AND YARROW’ BY POPPY HOLDEN. (SUPPLIED: POPPY HOLDEN) In the 1970s, the soprano Poppy Holden was a vital – not to say unique…

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