Saturday May 7

4:30 – 6:30 am

Meet at the Information Centre, Jesmond Dene NE7 7BQ

Dawn Chorus Nature Walk

Come with the Friends of Jesmond Dene to birdwatch and listen to the wonderful early chorus of diverse birds living in the Dene. Bring binoculars if you have them. Stout shoes advisable. Yes, this walk starts at 4:30 am, and there are no facilities available. Suggested donation of £5, pay on the day. There is a limit on places so please book in advance via friends.of.jesmond.dene@gmail.com .

 

 

Saturday May 7

10:00 – 10:30 am

St George’s Church, Osborne Road NE2 2TF

The Bells of St George’s

Listen out for the Bells of St George’s Church, which will ring out between 10 and 10:30 am on Saturday 7 May, to celebrate the start of the 2022 Jesmond Community Festival.

 

 

Saturday May 7

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Armstrong Bridge, off Jesmond Dene Road NE7 7DD

Jesmond Food Market

Jesmond’s fantastic food market brings you local produce, exotic hot foods and lots more. Check out the new Community Stalls!

 

 

 

Saturday May 7

10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Outside Boilerhouse, Acorn Road NE2 2DJ

Plant Stall

Jesmond Community Orchard will be holding their famous Plant Stall, with a huge choice of interesting and unusual varieties: herbs, shrubs, annuals, perennials, fruit and vegetable plants, and indoor plants! More information about the Orchard can be found at www.jesmondcommunityorchard.co.uk .

 

 

 

Saturday May 7

12 noon – 3:00 pm

St George’s Church Green, Osborne Road NE2 2TF

St George’s Fete

Join us for a great afternoon on the Church green. A fun afternoon for the whole family!

 

 

 

Saturday May 7

12:15 – 1:15 pm

Jesmond Pool and Gym, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

Multi Stroke Swim Workshop with Alex

Pick up tips on all your strokes, front crawl, breaststroke or backstroke, with swim coach Alex. Free, but you must book in advance, as there will be a limited number of spaces available. Go to https://gymcatch.com/app/provider/4680  . If you have any difficulty in booking, contact pool reception. Participants must be aged over 6, and be able to swim 50 meters.

 

 

 

Sunday May 8

11:00 am start

Meeting point to be notified when you book

Walking the Bounds of High West Jesmond – FULLY BOOKED

A new walk devised and led by City Guide Julie Jacques, taking in Little Moor, Blue House Roundabout and Titty Bottle Corner. All the available places are now fully booked.  If possible we may be able to organise repeat performances at a later date. Please do not turn up if you have not booked.

 

 

 

Sunday May 8

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Jesmond Pool and Gym, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

Kids Disco Party with Scott  – FULLY BOOKED

DJ party for kids. Parents/carers will need to stay, if the kids are under eight years old. Free, but you must book in advance at https://gymcatch.com/app/provider/4680 or by contacting pool reception. This event is now fully booked.

 

 

 

Sunday May 8

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Online event

Victoria Tunnel Experience

Discover the secrets hidden under Newcastle’s city streets, joined live by one of the Ouseburn Trust’s award-winning tour guides, who will use video and images to take you through the tunnel. You will be able to interact and ask questions using a chat box, but you won’t be visible. Free admission, but please make a voluntary donation to the Trust. To book go to https://www.ouseburntrust.org.uk/Event/jesmond-festival .

 

 

 

Monday May 9

11:00 am start

Meeting point to be notified when you book

Charles Mitchell Walk – FULLY BOOKED

John North, City Guide, will lead this walk around Charles Mitchell’s former estate in Jesmond – how it looked 150 years ago and how it is now. Places on these walks must be pre-booked by emailing John on norths_2000@yahoo.co.uk . This walk is being offered on four different dates, and all four ae now fully booked. Please do not turn up if you have not booked a place with John. Free, but donations towards next year’s festival would be appreciated.

Wednesday May 11

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Pegasus Jesmond Assembly, Eskdale Terrace NE2 4DH

Explore Pegasus Jesmond Assembly

Formerly the site of Central Newcastle High School for Girls, today it is one of the newest developments in Jesmond, designed by local architects FaulknerBrowns. Pegasus Jesmond Assembly is opening its doors to welcome the local community. You’ll enjoy cakes, accompanied by tea and coffee. We’ll also learn about the history of the Jesmond Assembly site and the local area. All welcome! Polly De Giorgi from Newcastle High School for Girls will tell us about the history of Central Newcastle High School.

Wednesday May 11

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Jesmond Old Cemetery, Sandyford Road, NE2 1NL

Heritage Tour – ALL PLACES TAKEN

The Friends of Jesmond Old Cemetery have been busy transforming this beautiful example of a Victorian garden cemetery for over 13 years now and, in the process, have uncovered many monuments that were previously hidden by vegetation and undergrowth. Therefore, as well as the more familiar names that are always popular on our tours, like Fenwick, Laing and Bainbridge, there are now new names to learn and different tales and stories to tell….. there is always something different to see and hear on our tours. So, come along, meet our friendly Friends, and find out something new about Jesmond Old Cemetery.
 
To book a place, email us at friendsofjoc@gmail.com, let us know who wants to come, we’ll then confirm your booking and provide you with further details. Refreshments provided. No charge, but donations are always welcome. UNFORTUNATELY ALL PLACES ON THIS TOUR ARE NOW TAKEN. Try Saturday 28 May instead.

Thursday May 12

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

How to Achieve a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Jesmond – Why and How

Tony Waterston and a speaker from Space for Jesmond explain how and why a low traffic neighbourhood could be achieved in Jesmond. A Thursday evening talk in Jesmond Library.
 
 

Friday May 13

1:00 – 1:45 pm

St George’s Church, Osborne Road NE2 2TF

Organ Recital

A lunchtime organ recital by Joseph Beech from Durham Cathedral. Free, all welcome!
 
 

Friday May 13

5:00 pm start

Meeting point to be notified when you book

Charles Mitchell Walk – FULLY BOOKED

John North, City Guide, will lead this walk around Charles Mitchell’s former estate in Jesmond – how it looked 150 years ago and how it is now. Places on these walks must be pre-booked by emailing John on norths_2000@yahoo.co.uk and this date is now fully booked . This walk is being offered on four different dates, but all four are now fully booked. Please do not turn up if you have not booked a place with John. Free, but donations towards next year’s festival would be appreciated.