Toffee Apple Ted

Toffee Apple Ted

Did you miss out on the Teddy Bear Trail, originally planned as part of the 2020 Jesmond Community Festival? Well, now take part in the Toffee Apple Ted Trail 2020. The trail is available from 24 October, until Sunday 1 November. More information is posted in the windows of Jesmond Library, where the trail route begins. There is no entry form, no fee and no prizes. And you can walk as little or as much of the trail as you wish. It’s all for fun!

We hope that you will take photographs of your favourite teddy, and of your family, as you take part.

Photo Competition Results

Photo Competition Results

The winners of this year’s Photo competition were John Wardle and Nick Lambert. Congratulations, and many thanks also to all the others who entered for the competition! All the winning photographs and runners up are being included in a 2021 Jesmond Calendar, available very soon, price £5.

Winning Children’s Book Reviews

Winning Children’s Book Reviews

Congratulations to the winners of the Oxfam Book Shop/Jesmond Library Children’s Book Review competition! They are Michael Pearson for his review of “Private Peaceful” by Michael Morpurgo, Benji Lawrence, who chose “Flember – The Secret Book” by Jamie Smart, Nikita Alajar, who liked “The Enchanted Wood” by Enid Blyton, and Halle Olive Critchley, who enjoyed “Slime” by David Walliams. All the winners will receive book tokens.

Glorious Gardens

Glorious Gardens

The Greening Jesmond Group have announced the winners of this year’s Glorious Gardens Competition. The winning Pocket Gardens were 47 Sunbury Avenue and 56 Queens Road; the winning Larger Garden was 55 Reid Park Road; the winning Wildlife-Friendly Garden was 24 Lansdowne Gardens; and the winning Community Garden was the Myrtle Grove Community Garden. For details of all the gardens email GreeningJesmond@hotmail.com .

Children’s Book Reviews

Children’s Book Reviews

The deadline for entries to the Children’s Book Review Competition has been extended to 30 June 2020, and the competition is now open to all Primary School children in Years 2 to 6. Just write a one page review of your favourite book, explaining why other children should read it. Include a picture, if you like. And submit it by 30 June to info@jesmondfestival.org.uk . The competition is organised jointly by Oxfam Books and Music and the Friends of Jesmond Library, for the Jesmond Community Festival.