Toffee Apple Ted

Toffee Apple Ted

The organisers of the Toffee Apple Ted Trail 2020 have provided us with this report. Many thanks for all their hard work, which provided a fabulous distraction during the Autumn half term week.
“Despite the rather damp half term weather many children and grown ups enjoyed finding the teddies. We are very grateful to all 27 hosts who gave window space (or in two cases a wall and a garden!) to the cute and sometimes scary characters. A map with the Teddy hiding places revealed is now in Jesmond Library window.
We had one rather sad casualty during the week. For reasons we will never understand Bosky Bear was assaulted and mugged! Somebody (or bodies) stole his toffee apples and broke his right hedge arm. This happened towards the end of the week and his owner was able to carry out some emergency first aid.
Two families sent in some lovely photographs which you can see if you visit the Jesmond Library Facebook page.
The Trail Team send their best wishes to you all. Stay well and safe.”

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.

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.

A Quiet Corner of Jesmond

A Quiet Corner of Jesmond

The guided walk planned as part of the festival has been postponed until after the lockdown, possible until the 2021 festival, but if you can’t wait to explore Reid Park Road and The Grove, possibly during your “exercise hour”, email info@jesmondfestival.org.uk for a copy of John North’s walking notes!