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.”

Toffee Apple Ted

Toffee Apple Ted

Did you miss out on the Teddy Bear Trail, originally planned as part of the 2020 Jesmond Community Festival? Well, now take part in the Toffee Apple Ted Trail 2020. The trail is available from 24 October, until Sunday 1 November. More information is posted in the windows of Jesmond Library, where the trail route begins. There is no entry form, no fee and no prizes. And you can walk as little or as much of the trail as you wish. It’s all for fun!

We hope that you will take photographs of your favourite teddy, and of your family, as you take part.

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.

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.

Axum

Axum

Axum Folk Ensemble

Unfortunately this event has now been cancelled.