Saturday May 1 – Monday 31 May

All day, every day

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

Craig’s Fitness Challenge

Every day during this year’s Jesmond Community Festival you will find on Jesmond Pool’s Facebook page a new routine posted by Craig. Can you complete them all?

Craig explains the challenge: “For Jesmond festival this year I’ll be setting a challenge for all of May. All it consists of is “One minute a day, every day in May”, and will be posted on the pool’s Facebook page, getting harder every week.”

“If you would like to join in and win a free month’s membership then all you have to do is film yourself doing Craig’s challenge that day, then send it to the Pool on our message page. You will be added in to our draw, the more challenges you do, the more times you will be added in to our draw.
Good luck guys!”

See https://www.facebook.com/JesmondCommunityLeisure for more information.

Saturday May 1

9:30 – 10:00am

Online Event

Jesmond Festival Stories

Children (and families) are invited to come and join Mr Matthew Ward, the Headteacher of West Jesmond Primary School, for a short, virtual storytelling session on the first three Saturday mornings in May. Follow the Zoom link and use the password Story: https://zoom.us/j/92307857665?pwd=aHEzTUdPQVFkSHh0ZWxFN0hYL0RJUT09  

 

Please make sure that videos are turned off and microphones muted.

Saturday May 1

10:00am – 3:00pm

Armstrong Bridge, off Jesmond Dene Road NE7 7DD

Jesmond Food Market

Jesmond’s fantastic food market has returned after its lockdown break, with local produce, exotic hot food and lots more. Please observe the COVID precautions.

 

 

Saturday May 1

7:00 – 9:00pm

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

Opening Night DJ Set

Start this year’s Jesmond Community Festival in style! Party at home while you join this online DJ Set with Scott Amstrong from Jesmond Pool and Gym. Disco through the decades 60’s, 70’s, 80’s up to now! Songs for everyone. To receive the Zoom link, email donna@jesmondpool.online and she will send you the link 24 hours before the event.

Monday May 3

10:45 – 11:15am

Online Event

Energise and Socialise – Get Fit whilst Having Fun with Ann

A gentle seated exercise class with Ann Douglas (formerly Smiley). We start with a gentle mobility section and circulation booster and move into building muscular strength and increasing bone density, as well as exercises for co-ordination and flexibility. Work at your own pace. No special equipment needed for this class. Email dementiafriendlyjes@gmail.com to be sent the Zoom link.

Monday May 3

1:00 – 2:00pm

Online Event

Music with International Students

Sharing some of the exciting work and performance by our international students at INTO Newcastle University. Book your place at this online event by emailing yvonne.wancke@ncl.ac.uk .

Tuesday May 4

7:30 – 9:30pm

Online Event

Local Election Hustings

JesmondLocal hosts a Question-Time style online event with local election candidates for North and South Jesmond, covering a wide range of topics of local interest and including an opportunity for you to submit your own questions to the candidates. To get your free ticket, register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jesmond-local-election-hustings-2021-online-tickets-152269302583 .

Wednesday May 5

10:30am – 12:00noon

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

Wellbeing for Life: Stretch out and Sing along!

A special Open Meeting in the series of events for over 50’s promoted by the Friends of Jesmond Library and the Elders Council of Newcastle. Relax, join in and lift your spirits with gentle stretching led by Amanda Hill and singing led by Laura Reavley. To receive a Zoom invitation email events@jesmondlibrary.org in good time before the meeting.

Wednesday May 5

6:00 – 7:00pm

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

St George’s Church Bell Ringers

An online tour of the bell tower at St George’s Church, with a short talk by bell ringer Lorna Taylor and a chance to ask questions and discuss the history and fun of bell ringing. To receive a Zoom invitation email events@jesmondlibrary.org .

Thursday May 6

6:00 – 7:00pm

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

The Climate Emergency: Action Points in Jesmond

Tony Waterston will give this talk, one of a series of Jesmond Library Thursday Evening talks on Climate Change.  Besides explaining things that we should be doing in Jesmond, to address the climate emergency, Tony will discuss the Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill. For more information, or to receive a Zoom invitation, email events@jesmondlibrary.org .

Friday May 7

11:00am and 3:00pm

Reid Park Road

Reid Park Road – Circular Walk – FULLY BOOKED

John North, City Guide, will lead these walks, lasting no more than 90 minutes, which will explore the area to the east of Osborne Road, and consider its history before modern Jesmond was built. Numbers of people on each walk will be strictly limited, to comply with COVID restrictions. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FIVE OF JOHN’S WALKS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED, BUT ANOTHER WALK IS BEING ORGANISED FOR THE AFTERNOON OF 28 MAY. Email John on norths_2000@yahoo.co.uk to make detailed arrangements. Please do not turn up for any of the walks unless you have booked with John, in advance.