On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July, a community dance performance entitled Tidal and choreographed by Chloe Smith was staged on the promenade and beach at Spittal.
This contemporary dance piece interpreted the themes of sea and river and involved local people of all ages and abilities.
OUR CREATIVE STORY
July to October 2015
BERWICK LITERARY FESTIVAL AND WILSON’S TALES
The October programme also featured the 2nd Berwick Literary Festival and also a special drama production by Northumberland Theatre Company in association with the Wilson’s Tales Group.
WAITE AND SEA
In October, London-based Strongback Productions staged Waite and Sea, a celebration of Berwick’s musical heritage and tradition of town musicians, or “waites”.
The concert in Berwick Parish Church was performed by a wide range of local musicians and singers representing all genres.
A BEAR FOR BERWICK 900
Local people were invited to create a “Bear for Berwick 900”, dressed n a costume that depicted one of the Berwick 900 story themes.
Children, families and staff took part n a bear-making workshop session at Prior Park First School and produced some 90 bears representng a wide range of characters from fishermen and solder bears, to William Wallace and Berwick Mayor bears, and even a Salmon Queen bear on her decorated float.
Other bears were made by the Berwick Library Knitting Group and picnic food for the teddies was knitted by Eyemouth Yarn Bombers.
As well as being displayed at several of the Berwick 900 events the bears attended two Teddy Bears’ Picnics n aid f local charities.