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  • When the cows came home 13/11/2019

    As part of an academic research project on livestock farming, an afternoon of listening and conversation is being held at The Maltings on Monday 18 November 2019, 2.00-4.30pm.

    Cattle and sheep were once a common sight and sound in market towns as well as country lanes. When, where and how do you remember them? From childhood or as part of working life? From far away or close enough to touch? As dangerous or friendly beasts? As a source of food or livelihood? Do any individual animals or events stand out? Whatever your memories, we are keen to hear them. 

    All ages welcome, refreshments provided – FREE admission,...


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  • Burrell & French art 25/09/2019

    The FBDMA Autumn Lecture on Friday 25th October 2019 is entitled “French Paintings and Pastels in the Collection of William Burrell”.  It will be given by Vivien Hamilton (Research Manager, Art, at Glasgow Museums) who has written widely on French art and the Burrell collection. She will discuss the challenges and rewards of researching the provenance of Sir William Burrell’s paintings, which included works by Boudin, Fantin-Latour, and Degas.

    The lecture will take place at 7.00pm in the Parish Centre (Holy Trinity, The Parade). Light refreshments will be served afterwards.  All welcome.


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  • Crime in the archives 25/09/2019

    As part of the Berwick Literary Festival, Linda Bankier and Gilly Beckett are holding an event called “Crime & Creative Writing: using the archives for inspiration”.  It takes place on Friday 18th October 2019 at 10.00am in the Parish Centre (Parade). Tickets £6.00.

    Crime is a perennial theme in literature but what inspires the writer? Linda Bankier will outline the archives sources available on this theme.  Gilly Beckett and her Creative Writing group will read excerpts from their stories which were inspired by Berwick’s archives.

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  • Heritage Open Days 08/09/2019

    Berwick’s Heritage Open Days will be held on 13th-15th September 2019, with over 35 events on offer in Berwick, Tweedmouth and Spittal.  Berwick Museum and Art Gallery will be open on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th (11am-4pm), and admission will be free of charge to all museums in the Barracks.  As well as the permanent displays, Berwick Museum will have the Graft and Glory exhibition showing how engineers and innovators from the North East changed the world, and there will also be some special activities for children.  Download


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  • Autumn festivals 24/06/2019

    A coffee morning for those interested in helping at any of Berwick’s autumn festivals in September and October is being held on Saturday 6th July 2019, from 10.00am to 12 noon, in the Guildhall.  It is an opportunity for volunteers to find out what is happening and what help will be needed at them.   Heritage Open Days, for example, on 13-15 September will again be offering access to a wide range of buildings and sites, and plenty of stewards will be required to help keep them all open.  

    Come along and meet the organisers, and let them know if you will be able to provide assistance.


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