Art on the Metro

Art on the Metro

Jesmond Library has announced a fascinating Thursday evening talk as part of this year’s Jesmond Community Festival. Huw Lewis, Customer Services Director of Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, will be talking about Art on the Metro. There are more than 30 pieces of permanent art on the Metro and other public transport infrastructure in Tyne and Wear, including the abstract murals in Jesmond Metro Station. The collection has been built up over 30 years and includes work designed by local communities and internationally-acclaimed artists. The talk will be held online, on May 27.

Victoria Tunnel Experience

Victoria Tunnel Experience

The Ouseburn Trust is supporting the 2021 Jesmond Community Festival by organising a special live presentation of their virtual Victoria Tunnel Experience. The event will take place on Sunday 30 May at 3pm, and booking is open now! Go to www.ouseburntrust.org.uk/jesmond-festival .

Wanted: Teddy Bear Hosts!

Wanted: Teddy Bear Hosts!

The organisers of this year’s Teddy Bear Trail, the Friends of Jesmond Library, are looking for volunteer hosts, to display a teddy in a visible window or sheltered part of a garden. Bears should be dressed in costume (related to a children’s story or film) and give a “catchy” name. The organisers can supply a ready-dressed bear, if needed. The final route of the trail will be designed to accommodate as many as possible of the volunteer hosts, who could be residents or local businesses.

Further information can be obtained from Joan Aarvold on 07747 359607 or joanaarvold@icloud.com .

Vibrant Jesmond

Vibrant Jesmond

The theme of our 2021 Jesmond Photographic Competition is “Vibrant Jesmond”. So take your eyes away from the gloom of the coronavirus and search out images of Jesmond at its most colourful and lively! The competition’s closing date is not until 25 September. For the full rules of the competition, including the entry form, email info@jesmondfestival.co.uk .

2021 Jesmond Community Festival

2021 Jesmond Community Festival

An open meeting of Jesmond Community Forum held on 19 January agreed that a Jesmond Community Festival should take place in May 2021, held in line with whatever public health advice is in force at the time. This would certainly include a range of online events, and, if possible, open air events for limited numbers of people. At present it is impossible to predict whether any indoor events will be practical. Events will be added to this website as and when they are confirmed, and website entries will be updated if event  arrangements have to change at a later date. If you have any queries or suggestions, email info@jesmondfestival.org.uk .

The Teddies will be back!

The Teddies will be back!

Volunteers at Jesmond Library have begun planning a new Teddy Bear Trail for the 2021 Jesmond Community Festival. More information will be announced later. In the meantime, if you have any queries, contact joanaarvold@icloud.com .