Thursday 17th October 2019

7.30pm

Wilson’s Tales – Tales of Tears

Tickets £7 For 2019 we present another episode from Wilson’s Tales of the Borders, Berwick’s famous publication...

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Friday 18th October 2019

9am

Martins the Printers tour 1

Tickets £6. Limited numbers – Booking essential One of the few remaining book printers and binders left...

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10am

Richard Moore – In a Glass Darkly

Tickets £6/Students FREE Richard Moore is a graduate of Cambridge University with a doctorate in Victorian fiction....

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Linda Bankier and Gilly Beckett – Crime & Creative Writing: Using the Archives for Inspiration

Tickets £6 Crime is a perennial theme in literature but what inspires the writer? With over 30...

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Schools

This year’s programme of events for schools will have a strong emphasis on drama. We have teamed...

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11am

Martins the Printers tour 2

Tickets £6. Limited numbers – Booking essential One of the few remaining book printers and binders left...

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12pm

Jessie Greengrass – Sight

Tickets £6/Students FREE Jessie Greengrass was born in 1982 and lives in Berwick. Her short story collection,...

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Dewa Morton and Jackie Kaines-Lang – My Sri Lankan Kitchen

Tickets £6 Dewa has recently been creating Sri Lankan menus for her sell-out monthly pop-up curry nights...

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Schools

This year’s programme of events for schools will have a strong emphasis on drama. We have teamed...

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2pm

Brian Ward – Martin Luther King in Newcastle: The African-American Freedom Struggle and Race Relations in the North East of England

Tickets £6/Students FREE This session is presented in association with Berwick Educational Association and the North-East Historical...

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Gwen Chessell and Judy Crow – Immortalising our Heroes

Tickets £6 Two authors of Historical Biography talk about their approaches to choosing their subjects and the...

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Schools

This year’s programme of events for schools will have a strong emphasis on drama. We have teamed...

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4pm

Michael Ayton – Orlando: A pre-production talk

Tickets £6/Students FREE. Those who have booked tickets for Orlando can also attend for FREE but places...

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Andrew Lownie – The Mountbattens: Their Lives and Loves

Tickets £6 Andrew Lownie’s books include acclaimed lives of the writer John Buchan and most recently the...

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Eric Thompson – On Her Majesty’s Nuclear Service

Tickets £6 Eric Thompson MBE was born and educated in Coatbridge in Scotland, joined the Royal Navy...

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7pm

Dyad Productions – Orlando

Tickets £12.50/£5.00 child (16 and under) Drawing on a decade’s worth of critically-acclaimed theatre-making, Dyad Productions –...

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Saturday 19th October 2019

10am

Margaret Skea and Katharine Tiernan – Hidden Lives: Two writers of historical fiction in conversation.

Tickets £6 Join Margaret Skea and Katharine Tiernan for a fascinating glimpse into the challenges of breathing...

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Dan Jackson – The Northumbrians: North-East England and Its People: A New History

Tickets £6 In a new history of North East England, Dan explores the roots of Northumbrian culture...

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Fordyce Maxwell – When Trees were Green

Tickets £6 Award-winning journalist Fordyce Maxwell recalls his formative years as the oldest of a family of...

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12pm

Charlotte Runcie – Salt On Your Tongue: Women and the Sea

Tickets £6 Charlotte Runcie is the Daily Telegraph’s radio columnist and arts writer. For several years she...

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Ursula Buchan – Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps, A Life of John Buchan

Tickets £6 With access to documents, papers and photographs, many of which have never been published, Ursula...

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Simon Frith – Myths and Memories: Writing the history of live music

Tickets £6. Please note this session is upstairs and there is no lift available. Simon Frith had...

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Rotary Short Story Competition

Main Page Here By invitation only Now in its sixth year and run by Berwick Rotary Club,...

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1.15pm

Anne Ryland – Uncommon Pairings ~ Poem as Diptych – Writing Workshop

Tickets £6. Limited numbers – Booking essential Please note this session is upstairs and there is no...

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2pm

Tim Tate – Hitler’s British Traitors

Tickets £6 Tim Tate is a multi award-winning documentary film-maker, investigative journalist and best-selling author. His most...

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Laurence Rose – Conservationist and Author

Tickets £6 Laurence works on threatened species recovery for the RSPB. His writing explores conservation as culture,...

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James Runcie – The Road to Grantchester

Tickets £6 The origin story of Grantchester’s beloved Archdeacon Sidney Chambers, The Road to Grantchester is a...

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4pm

Stephen Platten – They Know Earth-secrets: Thomas Hardy’s Tortured Vocation

 Tickets £6 Thomas Hardy is often read as a classical Victorian agnostic, or more likely atheist. By...

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Francis O’Gorman – Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone: A New Edition

Tickets £6 Francis O’Gorman is Saintsbury Professor of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and the...

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Jeremy Dronfield – The Boy Who followed his Father into Auschwitz

Tickets £6 Based on Gustav Kleinmann’s secret diary and meticulous archive research, Jeremy Dronfield’s bestselling, inspirational book...

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6pm

Salley Vickers – The Librarian

Tickets £6 Salley Vickers is the author of many highly acclaimed novels including Cousins and Miss Garnet’s...

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8pm

Alice Fernbank: The Golden Fly

Tickets £7   A new innovation for 2019! This will be a very special evening of story-telling,...

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Sunday 20th October 2019

10am

Poppy Holden – Unquiet Graves

Tickets £6 Please note this session is upstairs and no lift is available. Poppy Holden sings and...

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12pm

Lindsay Allason-Jones – Roman Woman; Everyday Life in Hadrian’s Britain

Tickets £6 Please note this session is upstairs and no lift is available. Lindsay Allason-Jones is an...

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Chris Mullin – The Friends of Harry Perkins

Tickets £6 Chris Mullin talks about his new novel, the long-awaited sequel to his 1982 classic, A...

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Jacob Polley – Jackself

Tickets £6 Jacob Polley won the 2016 T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry for his fourth book of...

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2pm

Katy Brand – I Carried a Watermelon

Tickets £6 Katy Brand is a writer, comedian and actor. Her award-winning ITV sketch show, Katy Brand’s...

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Duncan Campbell – Criminal Underworld

Tickets £6 Duncan Campbell was the Guardian‘s crime correspondent and chairman of the Crime Reporters’ Association. His...

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Joyce Quin and Moira Kilkenny – Angels of the North: Notable Women of the North East

Tickets £6 Please note this event is upstairs and no lift is available. The authors will explain...

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Katrina Porteous – Edge

Tickets £6 Northumberland-based Katrina Porteous is best-known for poems on local landscape and communities. Edge is Katrina’s...

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4pm

Max Adams – The Viking Wars: War and Peace in King Alfred’s Britain

Tickets £6   Max Adams was born in London in 1961.  He has been an archaeologist, a...

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