May 2021

Jesmond Community Festival

Jesmond Community Festival

NEWS 

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.

Plant Stall

Plant Stall

Supporters of Jesmond Community Orchard are busy preparing for their Plant Stall, which will be outside Boilerhouse in Acorn Road on Saturday 7 May at 10:30am. Don't be too late, as this is always a very popular Festival event. There will be a huge choice of...

Reet Royal Teddy Bear Trail

Reet Royal Teddy Bear Trail

Further information has been announced concerning this year's Teddy Bear Trail, which will have a "Reet Royal" theme. Entry Forms will be available on May 7 at the St George's Spring Fete and from May 10 in Jesmond Library. There will be a modest charge of £1 per...

High West Jesmond Walks full up!

High West Jesmond Walks full up!

The Jesmond Festival Guided Walks in High West Jesmond are now all full up! Please do not turn up for these walks if you have not reserved a place. It is possible that further such walks may be organised in future - if you are interested, please contact...

May 9,13 and 19 Walks Fully Booked

May 9,13 and 19 Walks Fully Booked

All places on the Charles Mitchell walk available on May 9, May 13 and May 19 have now been booked. At the time of writing, there are still places available on May 25 at 5:00pm, but if you are interested, contact norths_2000@yahoo.co.uk as soon as possible, or you...