May 2020

Jesmond Community Festival

The 2020 Jesmond Community Festival.


Teddy Bear Trail

Organised by the Friends of Jesmond Library

Jez the Ted returns for another stroll around Jesmond. Entry forms will be available from Jesmond Library from 28 April, but the trail will not be available until Saturday 9 May.

Entry forms must be returned to the library by 4 pm on Tuesday 2 June.

A treat for every child who enters!

Joan Aarvold and her team of teddy bears have sadly had to decide that this year’s Teddy Bear Trail will not be able to go ahead for the time being. Hopefully it will be able to go ahead late in the summer holidays, or even the autumn half-term, but that will, of course, depend on Public Health restrictions being eased.
Meanwhile there is nothing stopping any of you placing your favourite bear in your window, for any passing child to spot!

Photographic Competition: “Focus on Jesmond”

Sponsored by Jesmond Community Forum and the Friends of Jesmond Library.

Enter photographs showing your interpretation of this year’s theme “Focus on Jesmond”. Entry forms and full rulses from Jesmond Library.

Closing date for submission of entries Saturday 26 September.

The best photographs will be used in our 2021 Jesmond Calendar.

Glorious Gardens Awards

Organised by Keep Jesmond Clean

Open to all residents with a small front garden. Entries by email to or by telephone to 07946 298983. The competition has been delayed until later in the year.



Children’s Book Reviews

Organised by Oxfam and the Friends of Jesmond Library

Children, write a review of your favourite book and win a prize! Further information from Oxfam Books and Music or Jesmond Library.

Closing date for entries 19 May.

Extra Event for West Jesmond School: Oxfam “Drop a Book” Donations

Pupils of West Jesmond Primary School will be donating their spare books to the Oxfam Book Shop.