Berwick upon Tweed Literary Festival
18th-21st October 2018


Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander on Trump, the transatlantic relationship, and the rise of populism
Liz Lochhead weaves a spellbinding and beguiling show

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Literary Festival is proud to showcase local,  national and international contributors who will bring words to life in a feast of talks, workshops, discussions and events. There is something for all: with poetry and performance, culture, history and politics featuring  this year’s tantalising menu.


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Festival favourites back from previous years are shown in red


The Schools’ Programme

Once again, words will be brought to life for children and young people through creative writing, story telling and illustration workshops in our Schools’ Programme, as well as events especially targeted for young people during the Festival weekend. 

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Our Literary Festival is in historic walled Berwick which is forty minutes from Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh. Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island are nearby.
Northumberland is of course famed for its beaches and the Cheviot Hills.

Pictures by Peter Bistram

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