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A big hit at last year’s Festival this is another chance to catch two of the region’s top performers who will present a completely new programme. Katrina Porteous’ evocative poetry is frequently heard on BBC Radio. Accompanied on Northumbrian pipes by Radio 2’s Young Musician of the Year finalist Alice Robinson, Katrina…(Read More)

To celebrate 50 years since the greatest shock in the history of Scottish football,  Tom Maxwell , author of  The Lone Rangers, will discuss Berwick Rangers’ unforgettable 1-0 victory over Glasgow Rangers in 1967. As a special treat for football fans, the local writer will be joined by Russell Craig, one of manager Jock Wallace…(Read More)

Durham-based football writer Colin Young worked for several national newspapers and covered the fortunes of the Republic of Ireland national team for over 15 years. In 2016, he wrote the authorised biography of England World Cup winner Jack Charlton. Recalling the many hours of interviews and writing, Colin presents the story of how he…(Read More)

Dave Randall has toured the world playing guitar with Faithless, Sinead O’Connor and many others. Sound System is his book of raves, riots and revolution. It sheds light on the secrets of celebrity, commodification and culture, and poses the question: how can we make music serve the interests of the many, rather than the…(Read More)

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones is an emeritus professor of history at Edinburgh University and the prize-winning author of fifteen books. His talk will be about the history of surveillance in the United States and Britain, and he will argue that our privacy is under threat not just from state spookery, but from private snooping practices…(Read More)

Our River – Stories of the Tweed is a documentary film capturing the heritage, culture and traditions of the river through the memories and stories of those who have lived and worked in its catchment. It will be shown at local venues and available on DVD in the winter. An accompanying illustrated book will be…(Read More)

Comedy, cartoonery, poetry & improv! created by tonight’s audience with legendary Yorkshire poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Cartoonist of the Year Tony Husband. A fast-flowing, rapid-rafting adventure in which two top funny men reflect upon local stories and legends. For audiences, 9 to 109. “the funniest thing I’ve seen in ten…(Read More)



At the last count there are 28 events on the programme at Berwick Literary Festival from Thursday 19 October to Sunday 22 October… and that’s just for the adults. There are seven sessions for children/students and a By Invitation Only competition awards event. Events on everything from playwriting to poetry to prose to…(Read More)