We are beginning to get details of the first few events being planned for the 2024 Jesmond Community Festival. Next year’s Tour de Jesmond is likely to take place on Sunday 5 May. For more information contact email@example.com . Jesmond Choral Group are to give a concert performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Patience”, while the North East Recorder Orchestra and the Northumberland Orchestral Society will also be back. If you have ideas for a festival event next year, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The 2024 Jesmond Calendar is now available in Jesmond Library, price £5.
All the photographs in the calendar were entries in the photographic competition which formed part of the 2023 Jesmond Community Festival
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.
A recent open meeting of Jesmond Community Forum decided to start planning for a 2024 Jesmond Community Festival. The festival will start on Saturday 4 May and end on Sunday 2 June, unless anything happens before then to change our minds!
Anyone beginning to plan an event may like to know that next year’s Early May Bank Holiday is to be on 6 May, Spring Bank Holiday is 27 May, and 27 – 31 May is likely to be Half Term Week at West Jesmond School. Easter is comparatively early next year (Easter Sunday will be 31 March) and West Jesmond’s summer term is likely to start on 15 April.
Any queries about next year’s festival should be emailed to email@example.com .
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.
The closing date for entries to this year’s Jesmond Photographic Competition isn’t until Saturday 23 September, so you still have time to take photos on the theme of “A Different Jesmond”. You can obtain entry forms by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The best entries will be included in a 2024 Jesmond Calendar.