In 2022 there is to be a special long Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June. St George’s Church are already planning a Big Friendly Gathering on the green on Saturday 4 June, so this long weekend seems to be an ideal high spot with which to end next year’s Jesmond Community Festival. A start date has not yet been finalised – it could be on Saturday 7 May, or another day early in May, depending on the views of participating groups. Let us have your views by emailing .