On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July, a community dance performance entitled Tidal, 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 & Wilson’s Tales
The October programme also featured the 2nd Berwick Literary Festival and a special drama production by Northumberland Theatre Company in association with the Wilson’s Tales Group.
“Waite & 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.
Pupils, families and staff took part n a bear-making workshop session at Prior Park First School and produced some 90 bears representing 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 the Eyemouth Yarn Bombers.
As well as being displayed at several of the Berwick 900 events, the bears attended two Teddy Bears’ Picnics, at the Spittal Seaside Festival and the Surestart Fete in Tweedmouth, in aid of local charities.