May 2021

Jesmond Community Festival

Jesmond Community Festival

NEWS 

Walking in Jesmond Dene

Walking in Jesmond Dene

The Friends of Jesmond Dene "enjoyed" another rain-interupted walk in Jesmond Dene on 26 May. For more information about what they get up to when it isn't raining, email friends.of.jesmond.dene@gmail.com .

Recorder Revels

Recorder Revels

The North East Recorder Orchestra (NERCO) performed a varied programme of "Recorder Revels" at Jesmond United Reformed Church on 25 May. Highlights ranged from Handel to Scott Joplin and Gershwin.

Plastic Free Harvest

Plastic Free Harvest

The winner of this year's Plastic Free Jesmond & Sandyford Award has been announced and it is the cafe Harvest in St George's Terrace, run by the Ouseburn Coffee Company, which was the first Jesmond catering business to commit to no use of single use plastics. The...

Elvis in St George’s

Elvis in St George’s

The talented Gary Jay performed a most entertaining evening in St George's Church, making friends with Elvis fanatics and sceptics alike.

The Northumberland Club

The Northumberland Club

The Northumberland Club have announced an extra free Jesmond Festival event! On Saturday 1st June the Club will be holding a Taster Day, with Tennis from 9 am to 11 am, Squash/Racketball from 10 am to 11 am, Pickleball 11 am to 12 mid-day and Badminton 12 mid-day to 1...

Glorious Gardens

Glorious Gardens

The winners of the 2024 Glorious Gardens Competition, part of Jesmond Community Festival, have been announced as: Best Pocket Garden: 46 Salisbury Gardens; Best Container Garden: 46 Honister Avenue; Best Wildlife Garden: 63 Holly Avenue; and Best Large Garden: 55 Reid...

A Rainy Royal Route!

A Rainy Royal Route!

Congratulations to those brave members of the Friends of Jesmond Dene, and their friends, who carried on with their walk along the "Royal Route" through Heaton Park and Jesmond Dene, despite the heavy rain!

Jesmond Women’s Institute

Jesmond Women’s Institute

A good crowd for last night's WI meeting in St George;s Church Hall. The speaker was the textile artist Ailish Henderson

The Redheughers

The Redheughers

The Redheughers performed at the Festival Ceilidh which took place at St Hilda's Church Hall on 17 May.

Festival Train Rides

Festival Train Rides

The Tyneside Society of Model and Experimental Engineers once again marked Jesmond Community Festival with a day of "Festival Special" Model Steam Train Rides. This very popular attraction is situated behind the Wylam Brewery, in Exhibition Park.

West Jesmond School

West Jesmond School

This Wednesday, 22 May, a great opportunity to appreciate the musical and dance talents of the children at our local primary school, West Jesmond, as they perform in Jesmond Library, for Jesmond Community Festival. Open to all (unless the building gets full up!). 9:30...

Close Harmony in May

Close Harmony in May

Dark Sky Voices joined Les Hodgson, Bonnie Brinn and Len Young for a superb and varied evening of "Music for the Pool" at Jesmond United Reformed Church on 18 May. All the money raised will be shared between Jesmond Pool and St Oswald's Hospice.

The Storyteller

The Storyteller

27 people aged from 7 months to 79 years joined Chris Bostock and the Storytellers Street Band on the green outside Holy Trinity Church on 18 May, for stories, music and dancing. The weather was glorious and a good time was had by all!

Brandling Village walks

Brandling Village walks

All of the Brandling Village guided walks during this festival period are now fully booked. Sorry, if you have missed your chance!

Another Holy Trinity Walk!

Another Holy Trinity Walk!

Did you miss the Holy Trinity Walking Group's Druridge Bay walk on 4 May? If so, perhaps you would like to join them for a walk over the common at Edmundbyers on Saturday 1 June? It will be about 8 miles, of moderate difficulty. When the walk is finished, the group...

Plastic Free Postponement

Plastic Free Postponement

The presentation of the Plastic Free Jesmond and Sandyford Award, which was to have taken place in Jesmond Library on 16 May has been POSTPONED until later in the year, as the Award Winner is unavailable on that evening.

Tyneside Mandolin Orchestra

Tyneside Mandolin Orchestra

Monday 13 May, lunchtime (1:30 - 2:30 pm) in St Hilda's (around the corner from Starbuck's). Come and hear the unusual sound of massed mandolins.

Jesmond Old Cemetery

Jesmond Old Cemetery

A lovely afternoon for the Heritage Walk organised by the Friends of Jesmond Old Cemetery on 9 May. There is another chance to join this fascinating walk at 11:00 am on Sunday 19 May. To book a place email friendsofjoc@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Acorn Road

Acorn Road

Calling all keen gardeners! Get along to Acorn Road at 10:30 am on Saturday morning, 11 May, to snap up some of the bargains on Jesmond Community Orchard's plant stall. They plan to be there until 2:30 pm, but some of the best items are bound to go first, so don't...

COVID in Newcastle

COVID in Newcastle

Tom Warburton's Thursday Talk on 9 May in Jesmond Library provided some fascinating insights into the COVID crisis in Newcastle. His book of photographs (still available to purchase in the City Library) seems destined to provide future historians with an invaluable...

Jesmond Old Cemetery

Jesmond Old Cemetery

There are still a small number of places available on the Heritage Tour of Jesmond Old Cemetery, which is to take place on Thursday 9 May, starting at 2:00 pm. To book a place email friendsofjoc@gmail.com and hear the stories of some of the North East;s famous, and...