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!

Glorious Gardens Competition 2020

Glorious Gardens Competition 2020

The 2020 Glorious Gardens Competition has been re-launched. There will be four categories, for pocket gardens (approx 2.5 x 4 m), larger gardens, wildlife-friendly gardens, and community gardens. For further information email Greeningjesmond@hotmail.com  or telephone Wendy Young on 07946 298 983. The closing date for entries is Sunday 15 June.

Photographic Exhibition

Photographic Exhibition

Newcastle Cricket Club have announced that the photographic exhibition originally planned to take place as part of the 2020 Jesmond Community Festival will now take place at a later date, yet to be announced. The exhibition, “Is there life after Cricket?”, will feature Northern landscape photographs by former Northumberland cricketer, Tim Brown.

New Website

New Website

Welcome to Jesmond Community Festival Website

We’d like to give a big thank you to John Peace at Big Purple Box for getting our website designed and sorted for us.

Feel free to browse the initial content and please bookmark the page as we’ll be adding all the event info in the run up to the start of Jesmond Community Festival in 2020