May 2022

Jesmond Community Festival

The 2022 Jesmond Community Festival.


A Reet Royal Teddy Bear Trail

The Teddy Bear Trail is organised by the Friends of Jesmond Library. Jes the Ted will be returning for another stroll around Jesmond. This year’s theme is “A Reet Royal Teddy Bear Trail”. Entry forms and details of the route will be available from Jesmond Library from Tuesday 10 May (Entry fee £1 per entry); the trail will be in place from Saturday 21 May to Sunday 5 June. The final date for handing your entries into Jesmond Library will be Tuesday 7 June. Super first prize and others for different age groups.

If you have any queries, email  or telephone 07747 359607.

Photographic Competition

Sponsored by Jesmond Community Forum and the Friends of Jesmond Library. The theme for this year’s competition is “Jubilant Jesmond”. Interpret the theme in any way you wish. The best photographs will be used in our 2023 Jesmond Calendar. For a copy of the full rules of the competition, and an entry form, email or pop into Jesmond Library. The closing date for entries is not until Saturday 24 September 2022, but you can start taking photographs now!


Glorious Gardens Awards 2022

Organised by the Greening Jesmond Group. Help  to draw attention to Jesmond’s glorious gardens. This year’s categories are Large Gardens, Small Gardens, Wildlife Friendly Gardens and Edible Gardens. The closing date for entries will be Sunday 22 May and the winners will be announced in Jesmond Library on 27 May. For more information email .




A Song for the Orchard

Channel your inner  Lloyd Webber to write “A Song for the Orchard”! Lyrics can be set to familiar tunes or original melodies. Send your entries in your chosen format (or queries) to or post through the letter box in the back lane of Jesmond Library. The closing date will be 5 June 2022. Winning songs will be performed at Wassailing 2023.




Plastic Free Prize 2022

Plastic waste is harming our planet! It’s littering our streets and polluting our oceans. We want to celebrate everyone making positive changes to help Jesmond become plastic-free.

To enter, tell us how you are reducing your plastic waste (even if it’s just one simple swap) by emailing before 26 May. The main prize will be an eco hamper worth £50, with more for runners up. The awards will be announced in Jesmond Library at 6 pm on Thursday 2 June.