May 2021

Jesmond Community Festival

Jesmond Community Festival

NEWS 

The Royal Route

The Royal Route

Some of the most popular events in this year's Jesmond Community Festival were the Guided Walks. A new event being organised by the Friends of Jesmond Dene should therefore be very popular! It's on 20 August, starting at 11:00am and ending about 1:00pm. The walk will...

Holy Trinity Church Centenary Exhibition

Holy Trinity Church Centenary Exhibition

The 2022 Jesmond Community Festival is now largely finished, and what a success it has been! But a number of the festival events are continuing, in one way or another. One example is the Centenary Exhibition at Holy Trinity Church in Churchill Gardens NE2 2HB, which...

Favourite “Reet Royal” Bear

Favourite “Reet Royal” Bear

The favourite teddy bear in this year's "Reet Royal" Teddy Bear Trail, as chosen by trailers, was "May Queen", who could be found under an umbrella in Jesmond Community Orchard. Runner up was "King Cuddles". There was also a prize draw from amongst all competitors....

2022 Festival draws to an end

The 2022 Jesmond Community Festival has now largely finished, with a flurry of magnificent events marking the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Which were your high spots out of this year's festival? We'd be interested to hear any views on info@jesmondfestival.org.uk . In the...

Plastic Free Jesmond and Sandyford

Plastic Free Jesmond and Sandyford

The overall winners of this year's Plastic Free Jesmond and Sandyford Award were Michael Holland and Sarah Lewis for their comprehensive efforts to cut down on the use of plastic in their home, and reduce waste. Second place went to Emma Jane Graham and Harriet, and...

Glorious Gardens 2022

Glorious Gardens 2022

The winner of the Larger Gardens category in this year's Glorious Gardens competition was 25 Larkspur Terrace (pictured). Other category winners were Wildlife Friendly (28 Salisbury Gardens), Edible Garden (58 Buston Terrace) and Smaller Garden (44 Lansdowne Gardens)....

Glorious Gardens

The Glorious Gardens Competition is being judged this week, and the results will be announced at the presentation ceremony in Jesmond Library at 6 pm on Friday 27 May.

ShelterBox

ShelterBox

What is ShelterBox? Find out from Peter Tracey this Thursday evening (May 26) in Jesmond Library at 6pm. (Clues - it's an international disaster relief charity, set up by members of the Rotary Club.)

Newcastle Student Orchestra and Choir

Newcastle Student Orchestra and Choir

There was a great crowd at Jesmond URC on Friday evening to enjoy the NSOC Summer Concert. Conducted by Desmond Lau, the Orchestra and Choir performed a varied programme of popular pieces from Moussorgsky to Adele.

A Window onto War

A Window onto War

An exhibition of art work by Year 6 pupils of Newcastle Preparatory School is now displayed in Jesmond Library.

Plastic Free Jesmond and Sandyford

Plastic Free Jesmond and Sandyford

Help Jesmond become plastic-free by celebrating everyone making positive changes! Deadline for entries is Thursday 26th May, with the winner announced at Jesmond Community Festival on Thursday 2nd June. There’ll also be extra prizes for the runners up.

St George’s Spring Fete

St George’s Spring Fete

The first day of this year's Jesmond Community Festival enjoyed splendid weather, bringing big crowds to St George's Spring Fete.

Jesus in Islam

Jesus in Islam

A late addition to the festival programme, and one of the more unusual events in this year's Jesmond Community Festival. The "Jesus in Islam" exhibition is promoted by the Islamic Diversity Centre, and takes place in Jesmond Library on 27 May (between 2 and 8pm).

The Bells of St George’s

The Bells of St George’s

Listen out for the Bells of St George's Church, which will ring out between 10 and 10:30 am on Saturday 7 May, to celebrate the start of the 2022 Jesmond Community Festival.

Stream Dipping Cancelled

The Stream Dipping event, due to be held by the Friends of the Valley, Little Dene and Little Dene Park on 14 May, has had to be cancelled, as there is not enough water in the stream!

NSOC

NSOC

We didn't hear about this event until after the festival programme had been printed, but it sounds great! 7:30pm, Friday 13 May at Jesmond URC, Burdon Terrace. Newcastle Student Orchestra and Choir Summer concert, featuring music from Jurassic Park, La La Land, Mary...

Jesmond Library Windows

Jesmond Library Windows

Next time that you are passing Jesmond Library, have a look at the window displays created by some of the groups taking part in the 2022 Jesmond Community Festival.