Alistair Moffat – Between Britain

Tickets £11/£9



An Illustrated Talk

Alistair Moffat takes us on a journey along the border between Scotland and England, travelling westward from Berwick-upon-Tweed to the mouth of the River Sark. Rich in history, the Border has been the site of battles, treaties, castles and crossroads. It is also a place where both countries display their nationalism: Saltires flying in the north, the Cross of St George to the south. It is a lens through which to look at the changing identities of these two countries. At once a personal reminiscence and an examination of national identity, Between Britain is also a warm celebration of a place and the people who live there.




‘Extraordinary . . . There is a powerful, natural beauty in Moffat’s writing.’ – Herald

‘[Moffat] is a great teacher . . . Alert though he is to change and to the world we have lived into, he is forever in search of time that is lost and can be recovered. Enthralling.’ – Scotsman


Booking Information

  • Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Friday 1st of March. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 4th March.
  • Hearing loops are available for Theatre and Library events. Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book or email:
  • Tickets cannot be refunded but can be exchanged for other Book Festival events.


Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS


30 Apr 2024


6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

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