May 2021

Jesmond Community Festival

The 2021 Jesmond Community Festival.


Teddy Bear Trail

The Teddy Bear Trail is organised by the Friends of Jesmond Library. The 2021 trail will run from 22 May to 6 June, so as to include half term, and all the teddies will have a theme related to a children’s story, film or TV programme.

This year there will be two trail routes, both starting from Jesmond Library. Route One includes the North side of Jesmond Dene Road (Beatty Avenue etc), where there were lots of keen hosts for teddy bears. There are around 25 teddies on this Trail – as it finishes at the bottom of Keyes Gardens many trailers may well wish to wander into the Dene for an ice cream or picnic!

Route Two is a bit longer, covering a number of central Jesmond streets, bringing the total number of bears to around 70, and making the event our biggest yet! To minimise the chances of COVID problems there will be no paper forms, but the instructions, maps etc will be available on Facebook, and displayed in the library windows.

Watch out for further information! In the meantime, 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 of this year’s competition is “Vibrant Jesmond”! Interpret the theme in any way you can: perhaps something colourful, lively or fun.

The best photographs will be used in our 2022 Jesmond Calendar. For a copy of the full rules of the competition, and an entry form, email . As well as a prize for the best photograph submitted by an adult, there will be a special prize for an entrant aged 16 or under. The closing date for the submission of entries will be Saturday 25 September 2021.

Glorious Gardens Awards

Organised by the Greening Jesmond Group

This year’s Glorious Gardens competition is open to all Jesmond gardeners with a little bit of Paradise in front of their house. Entries for gardens of all sizes are welcome, and there’s a special category for the best wildlife-friendly plot. To make the competition truly inclusive, this year there will be a prize for the prettiest single container. Email for details of how to enter. The closing date for entries is Tuesday 18 May and the awards will be presented on Friday 28 May.



Children’s Book Reviews

The  2021 Children’s Book Review Competition for Years 4 and 5 will once again be organised by Oxfam Books and Music and the Friends of Jesmond Library. Children will be asked to write a review of a favourite book and submit it either through school or direct to Jesmond Library. Winning entries will be displayed and receive prizes.

Watch out for further information, including the closing date for entries. If you have any queries email .