The Riding of the Bounds event takes place annually on 1st May. It is a celebration of the traditional fifteen mile ride out to check the security of the boundaries of the town, with a cavalcade of horsemen rekindling seventeenth century tradition with modern pageantry. Events is free to spectators, beginning in the Barracks Square at 9.30pm. Berwick's bounds date back to 1438 when representatives from England and Scotland agreed where one country would end and the other begin. Records show that as early as 1542 the Bounds of Berwick-upon-Tweed were patrolled. While the need to protect against encroachment by the Scots has long since past, the ride still attracts up to 150 riders and a crowd of onlookers, with everyone enjoying the celebration. The Riding of the Bounds offers a great opportunity to experience a unique event in a historic setting.
8pm - Stand up comedy
Stand up comedy 8pm
Jenni Murray is one of radio and television’s most respected broadcasters. Her wide-ranging expertise in politics, business and the arts has led commentators to write admiringly of her “well stocked mind”. Join her for this very special evening, during which she will talk about her fascinating life and career, followed by a Q&A.
Join Rusty as he explains the life of a medieval archer, his weapons and training, then have a go yourself and see how well you do!