New addition to join old favourites at festival

There will be plenty to enjoy at the Spittal Seaside Festival, which will take place on Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11.

Tuesday, 23rd July 2019, 11:44 am
Updated Friday, 2nd August 2019, 2:28 pm
View of a previous Spittal Seaside Festival looking south.

It will have many of the old favourites – such as Slater’s Showtime Funfair, Punch and Judy, children’s entertainer Chris Wish, car boot on both days, bouncy castles and food outlets.

Another popular attraction is Rock the Point in the marquee at Spittal Point, which will have music from a range of local bands on both days.

This year, organisers of the event are also trying to bring a different element into the Seaside Festival by having a separate area dedicated to arts and crafts.

In this area, they will have people who are not only selling their own work, but especially for anyone who is willing to let visitors to the festival have a go at their art for themselves.

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A spokesman for the organisers said: “It has been difficult putting this year’s Seaside Festival together due mainly to our inability in securing enough funding as we have enjoyed in the past.

“We are indebted, however, to Berwick Town Council, Berwick Civic Society and, through the auspices of Community Foundation Northumberland, The Northern Angel Fund for Berwick.

“Without these funders, we could not have put on this year’s festival.

“All we need now is some good weather for the festival weekend, and there is nothing we can do about that.”