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Fiona Anderson lectures at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. In her fascinating new book, Tweed, she explores the design and cultural history of these textiles from the 1820s to the present day. Fiona’s talk will introduce her significant new research on all types of tweeds, from Harris Tweed to the type famously…(Read More)

Peter Townsend is a Physicist with a diverse background in applications from optics, ion implantation, lasers, and luminescence, to cancer detection and music. His latest book, The Dark Side of Technology from OUP, looks beyond innovation to known and potential dangers frominformation loss, social isolation, and events that threaten our very survival…(Read More)

Christopher Smith is a retired Anglican priest, living in Berwick, who has always enjoyed the language and the humour of P.G.Wodehouse (also known as ‘Plum’). His talk is an affectionate and light-hearted look at some of the women in Plum’s books, which might hold some surprises for those not familiar with…(Read More)

Torben Betts is an award-winning English playwright whose recent plays include Invincible (UK and worldwide), Get Carter (Northern Stage and UK tour), What Falls Apart (Live Theatre) and The Seagull (Regent’s Park Open Air.) He also wrote the screenplay for the feature film Downhill (2014). He will be talking about the art of…(Read More)

For nearly 25 years, Iain has worked in a galaxy far, far away – the past 10 from a shed in his garden here in Berwick. As well as creating official Star Wars material, he has written for videogames, tabletop games, and even been a journalist. Interviewed by local comedy writer and performer Mark Vevers,…(Read More)

Richard Moore will be discussing Shakespeare’s use of astronomy as a major factor in ‘Hamlet’ and his approach to witches and the power of evil in ‘Macbeth’. Richard is a part-time university lecturer with a doctorate in English literature and a special interest in the Victorian period. He is also a creative writer…(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)



TWEED There can’t be many of us, of whatever age, who haven’t worn an item of tweed at some time in our lives.  It can’t be beaten for warmth, softness and the subtlety of natural colours.  Growing up in the fifties, I saw it first in the form of a calf-length…(Read More)

Wandering in Berwick


Welcome to part two of my brief look at Berwick as the star of the Literary Festival (fitting, as a new film about Robert the Bruce, ‘Outlaw King’, is about to start filming in the town). My last post encouraged you to wet your whistle and whet your appetite in Berwick’s cafés and…(Read More)