Saturday May 21

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 21

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Jesmond Community Orchard, Tankerville Terrace NE2 3BU

​Open Day

Open day at the Orchard. Join us for crafts, games and the return of the famous snail races, under the canopy of fruit trees. Fun for all the family.

Sunday May 22

10:00 – 11:00 am

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

Spin with Tim

Try out Spinning with your coach Tim. Free, but you must book in advance at as the number of places aavailable is limited.

Sunday May 22

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL


An informal concert by Jesmond’s very own small orchestra. All welcome!

Wednesday May 25

5:00 pm

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 . 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.

Thursday May 26

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Bells Yard Playground, Norham Place NE2 2BP

Fun and Games

Lots of fun and games to be enjoyed by children aged up to 12 years old. Come and see the recently refurbished play area!

Thursday May 26

6:00 – 7:00pm

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL


Peter Tracey will give this Thursday evening talk, arranged in association with the Rotary Club of Newcastle upon Tyne. ShelterBox began in 2000 as a Cornish Rotary Club millenium project. With the support of Rotary members and clubs around the world ShelterBox grew to become an internationally recognised, independent disaster relief organisation. Since 2012 ShelterBox and Rotary have been official Project Partners in disaster relief.  

Thursday May 26

7:30 – 8:30pm

St George’s Church, Osborne Road NE2 2TF

Sung Eucharist for Ascension Day

Music includes Vaughan Williams, O Clap your Hands, and Bairstow, Scherzo (Sonata in E Flat).

Friday May 27

1:00 – 1:45 pm

St George’s Church, Osborne Road NE2 2TF

Organ Recital

A lunchtime organ recital by Professor David Smith, Northumbria University. Free, all welcome!


Friday May 27

2:00 – 8:00 pm

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

Jesus in Islam

An extra event, not in the printed festival programme. A free exhibition organised by the Islamic Diversity Centre. Come and find out more about Islam. All welcome! Visitors will be able to browse visual displays, chat to facilitators, participate in our Quran Audio Experience, have their names written by an Arabic Calligrapher, receive free Henna art, and help themselves to the free refreshments and free literature. For more information email or telephone 0191 222 0069.


Friday May 27

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Jesmond Library NE2 2DL

Glorious Gardens

Discover the winners of our annual Pocket Gardens competition and join in a celebration of Jesmond’s Glorious Gardens. The competition is organised by the Greening Jesmond Group.


Friday May 27

7:00 – 8:30 pm

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

Dancesise with Tayler

Try out a new way of exercising with coach Tayler. Free, but you must book in advance at as the number of places available is limited. Or just pop into Jesmond Pool and Gym to find out about all the activities available from the friendly reception staff.