Saturday May 15

12:00 noon – 2:00pm

Jesmond Old Cemetery, Sandyford Road NE2 1NL

Heritage Tour

Guided tours of this historic hidden gem, the last resting place of John Dobson, Emerson Bainbridge and John Fenwick. No car parking available. On each day there will be five small group tours, each of a maximum of five people, plus its own guide. Meet at the South Lodge, adjacent to the Sandyford Road entrance. Please maintain social distancing while gathering at the Lodge, and do not attend unless you have previously reserved a place by emailing friendsofjesmondoldcemetery@gmail.com . All arrangements subject to change, dependent on Government advice.

Sunday May 16

12:00 noon – 2:00pm

Jesmond Old Cemetery, Sandyford Road NE2 1NL

Heritage Tour

Guided tours of this historic hidden gem, the last resting place of John Dobson, Emerson Bainbridge and John Fenwick. No car parking available. On each day there will be five small group tours, each of a maximum of five people, plus its own guide. Meet at the South Lodge, adjacent to the Sandyford Road entrance. Please maintain social distancing while gathering at the Lodge, and do not attend unless you have previously reserved a place by emailing friendsofjesmondoldcemetery@gmail.com . All arrangements subject to change, dependent on Government advice.

Monday May 17 

7:30pm

Online Meeting

Tyne Rivers Trust

This Jesmond Women’s Institute meeting is open to all Jesmond Community Festival participants. Jenny Elliott, Volunteer Co-ordinator for the Tyne Rivers Trust, will be talking about her role. She will explain how volunteers can help improve our river, bringing benefits which we can all share and bringing to life the Trust’s motto: “Better River, Better Region, Better Life”. To receive the Zoom link email hello@jesmondwi.org.uk .

Wednesday May 19

10:30am – 12:00 noon

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

Wellbeing for Life: How to Eat Healthy and Help to Save the Planet

A special Open Meeting in the series of events for over 50’s by the Friends of Jesmond Library and the Elders Council of Newcastle. Alex Connell will demonstrate some vegetarian/vegan recipes to add to your diet. To receive a Zoom invitation email events@jesmondlibrary.org well in advance of the event.

Wednesday May 19

1:30 for 2:00pm

An online meeting

Lord Armstrong and Jesmond Dene

A special Open Meeting of Jesmond U3A, with speakers Christine Dinsdale and Amanda Hepburn. All welcome, of all ages! Non-U3A Members wishing to attend should email info@jesmondfestival.org.uk in order to receive a Zoom invitation.

Wednesday May 19

7:00pm

Newcastle Cricket Club, Osborne Avenue NE2 1JS

Quiz Time

Everyone is welcome to this entertaining quiz night, promoted by Newcastle Cricket Club. Online or (fingers crossed!) in person. Details to be announced at a later date. For more information email steward@newcastlecc.org.uk .

Wednesday May 19

6:45pm for a prompt 7:00pm start

The Church of the Holy Name, North Jesmond Avenue NE2 3JX

Poetry, Please?…. Please Yourself!

The Holy Name Church Poetry Club invites you to share a previously published poem of your own choice, and enjoy an online meeting with fellow poetry lovers. To take part, please email welcome@holynamejesmond.co.uk in good time before the meeting. See https://holynamejesmond.co.uk/poetry-group/ for more details.

Thursday May 20

6:00 – 7:00pm

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

Plastic Free Jesmond and Sandyford

Awards presentation for the best plastic free businesses in Jesmond and Sandyford, 2020-2021.

To receive a Zoom invitation email events@jesmondlibrary.org .

Friday May 21

11:00am – 12:00noon

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

Breathing and Singing for Health

Sing your way to feeling good with Laura Reavley. This online event is organised by Jesmond Dementia Action Alliance for Dementia Action Week. To obtain the Zoom link needed to join the event, email dementiafriendlyjes@gmail.com .