Berwick Watchtower

Built in 1848 as a Scottish Presbyterian Church, and more recently The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, this impressive site by the River Tweed, has just been reopened as Berwick Watchtower, a new private gallery run by Kate Stephenson and home to the artist Ian Stephenson’s collection.



Wednesday 19th September 21:00

Then at various locations around Berwick 20:00 - 22:00 Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd September

Festival Commission
Amit Madheshiya
Talkies Wallah
India l 2012 l Projected Photographs

Award-winning photographer Amit Madheshiya presents a series of still images that seek to capture the joy of cinema on the faces of audience members of a travelling cinema. Talkies Wallah, a title taken from how the tent cinema owners refer to each other in India, will be projected in different locations around the town. Starting with Berwick Watchtower as part of the opening night, and creating a travelling showcase each evening of the Festival.


Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd September 11:00 - 17:00

Blow-up in Pictures

A tribute to perhaps the most iconic representation of photography on screen, Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up (1966), within the setting of Berwick Watchtower, a newly opened gallery and home to the work of artist Ian Stephenson (1934 – 2000), whose paintings feature in the classic film.

Artist Talk & Performance Times

Artist Talk Amit Madheshiya I Town Hall I Saturday 22nd I 14:00