The Big Friendly Jubilee Gathering

The Big Friendly Jubilee Gathering

St George’s Church is planning a special celebration event on 4 June, as part of the 2022 Jesmond Community Festival. The Big Friendly Jubilee Gathering will be held on the Green in front of the Church. Any community group wishing to take part should contact Joan Grenfell on grenfelljoan@yahoo.com .

Festival 2022

Festival 2022

All community organisations operating in Jesmond are asked to come up with ideas for events to form part of a proposed 2022 Jesmond Community Festival. First ideas were discussed at a meeting of Jesmond Community Forum held on 16 November 2021 and all suggestions have been requested to be submitted to info@jesmondfestival.org.uk by the end of January 2022. All proposed events will be shown on this website, as they come forward. The festival is likely to take place between Saturday 7 May and Sunday 5 June 2022.

Photographic Winner!

Photographic Winner!

The results of the 2021 Jesmond Photographic Competition have been announced. The winner was Faheem Aslam, with his long exposure shot of the Jesmond Dene Waterfall, while the Runner Up was Finn Willingham with “Highbury Halo”, a photograph of a rainbow over Highbury. Other photographers whose images will appear in our 2022 Calendar are Michael Wild, Fiona Clarke, Nick Lambert, David Whinham, David Pretswell, B Fitchett and Jill Arthey. The judges of the competition were Bobbie Harding, David Houpt, Catherine Walker and Felicity Mendelson.

Dates for 2022 Festival

Dates for 2022 Festival

In 2022 there is to be a special long Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June. St George’s Church are already planning a Big Friendly Gathering on the green on Saturday 4 June, so this long weekend seems to be an ideal high spot with which to end next year’s Jesmond Community Festival. A start date has not yet been finalised – it could be on Saturday 7 May, or another day early in May, depending on the views of participating groups. Let us have your views by emailing info@jesmondcommunityfestival.co.uk .

Teddy Bear Winners

Teddy Bear Winners

There were lots of good looking ‘Teddies’ with great names in the Trail this year.  A BIG thank you to all hosts and Trailers who have helped to make this year’s efforts very worthwhile.

Woodland Mews kindly donated their ‘Big Ted’ to the Trail. We have decided he should stay in the Library and  be a friend to all our younger visitors.

Hope to see you again in 2022!


Winners from the Trail Prize Draw

(14 forms returned)

Harry B

Amelia Grace D

Elsie & Xander G (we loved all your drawings)

Amira S

Favourite Bear(s) Joint Host winners

Harry – hosted by Gill W

Beary Poppins – hosted by Rachel & David C

A special mention to Hayes Travel (Acorn Rd) who cleverly added paw prints in their window. Gangsta Granny’s escape route could be spotted!