Art and Culture

Image: James Nairn, View of Corrie on Arran, courtesy of the Fleming Collection.

BEA has developed a varied programme of practical art classes and workshops with local artists and Berwick Visual Arts over recent years. Our art history programme has ranged from the study of prehistoric art and ancient civilisations to western art of the 20th Century.

The Granary Gallery’s, ‘Anne Redpath and her Circle’, closed on 5 November. The Gallery will reopen in February 2024. Details will be posted here as soon as available.

On Monday 4 December we welcome back Madeleine Ravetta for another of her entertaining talks, ‘The Art and History of Japanese Postage Stamps’, an unusual subject which promises to appeal to everyone, even to those who have no interest in stamps! Madeleine is giving this talk in aid of Berwick Cancer Cars, for which she is a volunteer driver. Since 1871, the Japanese post office has produced some of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating stamps. In this illustrated talk Madeleine will take you on a tour through some of the miniature treasures and surprising stories that can be found in the postage stamps of Japan.

Madeleine’s talk, 10.15-11.15, will take place at the William Elder Building, Berwick upon Tweed, and as our last in-person event before Christmas, will be followed by a social half hour. Hot drinks and festive themed refreshments will be served! For full details and to book please follow this link to Eventbrite.

Our regular art history lecturer, Professor Maria Chester, will be back in 2024. In the meantime you can find out about her work here.


No previous knowledge is assumed for any of our courses and all are welcome