Friday May 1

7:30 pm to 9:45 pm

Jesmond Library
St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

Axum Folk Ensemble

Folk band Axum make a welcome return to Jesmond Library with traditional tunes in beautiful arrangements and support from vocal harmony duo the Todburn Brothers. Donations please, of at least £5 per head, to support the library and festival. Refreshments available. Many thanks to sound engineer Jonathan Woodward.

Saturday May 2

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

All over Jesmond NE2

Jesmond Community Festival Launch Party 2020

A travelling event, with open top buses visiting key sites around Jesmond, including Acorn Road (c 11:00 – 11:30 am) and Cradlewell/Jesmond Food Market (c 1:00 – 1:30 pm). Join in the fun, and pick up a festival programme!

Saturday May 2

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Armstrong Bridge
off Jesmond Dene Road NE7 7DD

Jesmond Food Market

Jesmond’s fantastic food market returns: local produce, exotic hot food and lots more. And watch out for the Festival buses!

Saturday May 2

11:00 am to 12:00 noon

Brandling Village NE2 4RR

Brandling Village Litterpick

Meet at the Brandling Park bowling green – all equipment provided. Organised by Keep Jesmond Clean in association with Brandling Village Residents Association.

Tuesday May 5

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Jesmond Community Orchard, Tankerville Terrace NE2 3BU

Italian Picnic in the Orchard, with poetry reading and music

Italian poetry and music in the orchard, presented by Antonella Rea. Bring along a piece to read, you can listen to performances using earphones. Taste traditional Italian picnic dishes prepared by Giulio from Love and Peas cafe. Bring your own picnic blanket, pay as you feel. Bilingual event, Italian and English, suitable for all.

Wednesday May 6

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Jesmond Library
St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

Wellbeing for Life: Memories of VE Day 

A special meeting in Jesmond Library’s “Wellbeing for Life” programme for older people, organised in partnership with the Elders Council of Newcastle, including memories of Victory in Europe, war-time recipes,  and a preview of the Community Festival. Followed by light refreshments, for which we request donations, please.

Wednesday May 6

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Meet outside St George’s Church Hall,
Osborne Road NE2 2TF

A Stroll around a Quiet Corner of Jesmond

A guided walk around the former estate of the nineteenth century lawyer James Losh: what became of his house and its surrounding estate? Walk devised by City Guide John North. Not too strenuous!

Wednesday May 6

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Bobiks at the Punch Bowl Hotel
125 Jesmond Road NE2 1JY

Jesmond Assembly Comedy Night

Popular local comedian Gavin Webster puts a special local spin on his regular monthly improvised comedy show, Northumbrian Assembly. Jokes and plenty of audience interactions! Free entry.