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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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Katharine Tiernan is in the News! Click here!

10th July 2019

Praise for Katharine’s Tiernan’s recent novel, Cuthbert of Farne, based on the life of the North’s favourite saint. Tiernan has a flair for psychological insight and an imagination that fills in the gaps in the historical record without ever doing violence to what is likely. She is also possessed of a vivid visual imagination, and…

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Duncan Campbell – Exposing the Criminal Underworld. Click here!

4th July 2019

There are almost 5000 criminal gangs in the UK. But the old family firms are gone – today’s underworld is multi-national, diversified and tech-savvy. Read all about it here: Then hear Duncan at our Festival: 20th October @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Visitor Centre (downstairs) Duncan Campbell was the Guardian‘s crime correspondent and chairman of the…

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Katy Brand Loves Dirty Dancing. Click here!

30th June 2019

Katy Brand – I Carried a Watermelon We are delighted to announce that Katy Brand will be wowing an audience at our festival a week before her new book I Carried a Watermelon is published. Don’t worry she will have lots of copies to sign! Katy Brand – I Carried a Watermelon is a love…

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