FEATURE: SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND – BERWICK-UPON-TWEED | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Are you stuck in with that ‘what shall we do this weekend’ conundrum? We’re going to offer you up weekend destinations filled with the best quirky happenings, both in and out of the region. Next up, we’ll take you on a little trip around Berwick-Upon-Tweed…

MUSIC Barrels Ale House
A Berwick institution, the Barrels Ale House’s subterranean gig venue keeps the border town buzzing with a wide variety of music every week from both local and touring bands. Positively bursting with character, the multi-roomed venue is quirky and cool, with cracking food and local beers on tap.

ART The Lowry Trail
Laurence Stephen Lowry is famous for his ‘matchstick men’ paintings of industrial scenes, including some created while holidaying in Berwick in the mid-1930s. The Lowry Trail winds its way through the town, taking in the Elizabethan walls and town centre, and visiting some of the hidden gems Lowry would’ve experienced himself/

FOOD Foxtons
Proud to locally source their meat and fish, Foxtons Wine Bar and Restaurant boast a justifiably tasty menu served in unpretentious surroundings. Daily specials rub shoulders with modern staples and creative flair; have a bash at the goat’s cheese and goji berry tart or organic belly pork and Foreman’s haggis.

STAY Pot-a-Doodle Do Wigwam Village
We’re suckers for camping, but for those who don’t fancy a night in a damp tent Pot-a-Doodle Do campsite is a must. Home to modern wooden wigwams, which come with all mod-cons (except a bathroom, book the deluxe ensuite for that), they also have Mongolian canvas yurts, perfect for a party!

SOMETHING TO DO Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
Celebrating film in all its forms with an ambitious programme of events.

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