Festival Friends

Our Festival Friends support us in a range of ways and we are very grateful for their involvement in the Festival.

B.A.R.K provides temporary refuge for unwanted and stray domestic animals.

Providing free transport to any cancer sufferer to all major hospitals in our area e.g. Wansbeck, Newcastle, Borders General and Edinburgh for cancer related appointments.

Provides a wide range of educational courses in and around Berwick-upon-Tweed, with subjects ranging from Art to Astronomy and from Sociology to Cinema.

Raising awareness of rights at work and the union role in enforcing those rights. Actively engaged in issues affecting local and wider communities.

Based in Hexham, Bloodaxe Books has revolutionised poetry publishing in Britain over four decades.

Actively encourages and supports sports history in the UK and beyond, through academic research and community projects, and by supporting individual enthusiasts.

The Friends of Castle Parks Berwick raise funds for the maintenance and enhancement of Castle Vale, Coronation and Flagstaff parks.

We are a Friends of the Earth Climate Action group covering North Northumberland and the Borders.

We aim to network with other environmental groups and engage with people, organisations and businesses locally in the fight to become net zero. Berwick Climate Festival ‘Elemental’ runs from 22 to 26 September 2021

One of Britain’s longest-running poetry reading series – more info contact: michael.ayton.voro@gmail.com

Delivering a stimulating, entertaining and varied programme of expert led learning created to challenge your mind and deliver unique experiences.

Hexham Book Festival delivers an annual festival that takes place in and around Hexham in April/May each year.

Aiming to become an eco-hall. Supports local environmental and cultural initiatives.

Learning, information and literature for all ages in Berwick-upon-Tweed at Berwick Library.

The Lit & Phil Library is Newcastle’s exquisite secret library, open to all and free to explore and browse. 

The Maltings Theatre & Cinema Berwick.

We want to stop perfectly edible food from going to landfill. Join us at our café in West Street or our  pop-up shop at the Radio Rooms on a Saturday morning.

Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts brings world-class literature to the North East.

Learning, information and literature for all ages at Newcastle Central Library.

North East Labour History Society

Britain’s oldest regional labour history society. Dedicated to the study of working people’s history in the region, particularly during the modern period.

The Radio Rooms, Tweedmouth – a venue and event space serving Berwick upon Tweed and its environs. 

Extensive academic and practical resources for religious education and theological study, mission and ministry – reflecting its Christian foundation but also the multi-faith communities found in the region.

RS Thomas & ME Aldridge Poetry & Arts Festival.