The winner of the 2023 Jesmond Photographic Competition is David Whinham, whose entry is titled “Noctilucent Clouds over Jesmond”. Runners up were Nick Lambert and Fiona Clarke.
All the winning entries will appear in a 2024 Jesmond Calendar, now in production.
Click on “History” in the main menu, above, to see the feedback report which Jesmond Community Forum has submitted to the Council, summarising this year’s festival.
Today’s walk in Heaton Park, organised by the Friends of Jesmond Dene, benefitted from glorious weather.
(3 June 2023)
Make sure that you hand in your entries for the Musical Teddy Bear Trail to Jesmond Library by 4:00pm on Tuesday June 6. And there is still plenty of time to enter the photographic competition, whose closing date isn’t until September.
On Sunday 4 June, the last day of the festival, you can take the kids along to the Steam Train rides in Exhibition Park between 11am and 3pm, or you can go and watch the children dancing upstairs at Jesmond Pool (book at email@example.com ).
And this evening, 3 June, at 7:00pm enjoy Music for a Summer Evening with the North East Recorder Orchestra at the URC.
Many thanks to all the fabulous performers and event organisers who have given us such a great Community Festival this year!
The results of this year’s Glorious Gardens competition were announced in Jesmond Library on 24 May. The winning Large Garden was entered by Julia Murden of 47 Larkspur Terrace; the best Container came from Catherine Snowden, 34 Kingswood Avenue; the winning Wildlife Garden was at 2 Wolseley Gardens (Jamie Jones); and the winning Pocket Garden was at 60 Holly Avenue (Peter and Penny Udall).
Many congratulations to the winners, to all who entered the competition, to the organisers, and to Waitrose and Acorn Hardware, who donated prizes.
This year John North combined forces with fellow City Guide Dee Pass, in order to accommodate more people onto his popular guided walks. This year’s topic was “Tyneside Flats to Tankerville” and included a variety of pieces of local history from the Jesmond Cinema through West Jesmond School to Newcastle High School for Girls and more. Less well-known corners were the house where Nancy Spain, the writer and media personality, lived, and the community garden established by enthusiasts from the United Reformed Church.