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Hawick Celebrates The Beatles


The closest The Beatles ever got to Hawick was in 1963 when they played in Carlisle, at The Regal in February then again at the ABC Cinema in November of that year. Now over 60 years on, we are celebrating The Fab Four in Hawick, in a small but creative way.

Wednesday 10 April – How I Won The War (1967 film)

Hapless British commander Lieutenant Goodbody (Michael Crawford) enthusiastically leads his troops on a series of debacles on the battlefields of World War Two – including the calamitous installation of a cricket pitch behind enemy lines… Featuring John Lennon in his only non-musical screen performance, How I Won the War is a biting satire not just on war, but also the concept of the war movie. A surreal farce fantastically brought to life by Richard Lester’s stylised direction, it remains a unique and innovative cult comedy.

Cast: Michael Crawford, John Lennon, Roy Kinnear, Lee Montague, Jack Macgowran, Michael Hordern
Cert: 12 – Contains moderate violence and bloody war horror.
Dur: 107 mins
Director: Richard Lester

Info and tickets here.

Saturday 13 April “Beatlemania Collage Workshop: A Tribute to the Fab Four”

This free family friendly hands-on workshop invites participants of all ages to unleash their creativity and celebrate the legendary band’s influence through the art of collage.

Guided by experienced instructors, attendees will embark on a colourful journey inspired by The Beatles’ album covers and lyrics. Using a variety of materials participants will create their own unique collages that capture the spirit of the Fab Four’s music and era. The workshop begins with an introduction to The Beatles’ history and significance, setting the stage for an immersive artistic experience. Participants will explore themes of love, peace, revolution, and individuality as they select imagery and lyrics to incorporate into their collages.

11.00 – 13.00 / Heart of Hawick Room 205 / Free

Wednesday 17 April – Imagine (1972 film)

Directed by and starring John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and featuring famous friends and collaborators, this unique, surreal reality film — composed to music from Lennon’s “Imagine” LP and Ono’s “Fly” — from 1972 features a different visual treatment for every song and follows the couple during recording sessions in the U.K. and New York.

Cast: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, George Harrison, Fred Astaire, Andy Warhol, Jack Palance
Cert: 15 – Contains strong language and brief nudity.
Dur: 83 mins
Directed by: John Lennon, Yoko Ono

Info and tickets here

Friday 26 April – 19.30 The Cavern Beatles at Hawick Town Hall

The Cavern Beatles are one of the country’s longest established tribute shows, able to recreate the incredible Beatles back catalogue with fastidious accuracy, both musically and vocally.

For their new tour, they are concentrating on The Beatles Touring Years of 1963 through to 1966, giving each year greater consideration than in previous shows where the band would replicate nuggets from the whole of the “fabs” career.This gives fans the opportunity to hear live renditions of songs so often overlooked in shows which cover the whole spread. Of course, all the hits are there but also album tracks and B-sides.

Read more and book your tickets here

Monday 8th – Friday 26th April – Best of the Beatles Books at Hawick Library

If you’re interested in reading up about the history of The Beatles,  Hawick Library will be hosting a small display of Beatles related books and album covers.    The staff at the Library have rounded up the best that the library service has to offer!  It’s free to join The Library and free to borrow books!  Come along during our usual opening times and have a browse.

Check the opening times here.


When & where

Date: Apr 08 - Apr 26

Hawick Town Hall, Heart of Hawick, Hawick Library