Festival Friends

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

Berwick Cancer Cars

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.


The Berwick-upon-Tweed Civic Society protects the Character and Civic Amenities of our town.


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


Fogo Parish Church is a small church with a thousand years of history located in rural Berwickshire. The village of Fogo, in which the church sits, is accessed from the B6460 which runs from Paxton in the east to Greenlaw in the west. It is about three miles south of Duns and nine miles north of Coldstream.


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


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


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


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


NINE ARCHES PRESS was founded in 2008 and emerged from an awareness of the local literary landscape and a desire to provide a platform for new and emerging poets.