Friday May 15

11:00 am to 12:00 noon

St George’s Church Hall
Osborne Road NE2 2TF

Sing and Socialise

An opportunity for people with and without dementia to enjoy singing together. Words provided. No prior experience needed. And why not pop in for a coffee beforehand, available from 10:00 am? Part of a series of events during Dementia Action Week.

Friday May 15

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Royal British Legion Club
3 West Jesmond Avenue NE2 3EX

Jazz in the Afternoon

Join us for an afternoon of live music with local band Classic Swing. Free admission. Raffle.

Friday May 15

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Jesmond Library
St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

Noveltea and Encouraging Young Businesses

This session will combine a talk and discussion about Newcastle University’s help for students and graduates wanting to start businesses, led by Gareth Turner of the University, with news of an example of the programme’s success: Noveltea, a big hit on Dragon’s Den, and now sold in Fenwick’s and elsewhere. Vincent Efferoth, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Tea Ventures Ltd, may well be giving out free samples! 

Friday May 15

4:30 pm, 5:30 pm and 6:45 pm

St Hilda’s Church
Thornleigh Road NE2 3JU

Short Dance Pieces

Short dance pieces by St Hilda’s Ballet School for parents, friends and all dance enthusiasts.

Friday May 15

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Jesmond Library
St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

Jazz Night

Members of the Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra return for another evening of their favourite swing numbers. Refreshment break. Collection at the door.

Saturday May 16

9:30 am to 12:00 noon

Holy Trinity Church
Churchill Gardens NE2 1HB

Messy Church

Open to all and lots to do: café, stories, crafts and activities. Admission free.

Saturday May 16

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.

Saturday May 16

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Jesmond Parish Church Halls
Eskdale Terrace NE2 4DJ

Gospel Choir Workshop

A fun filled day learning a variety of gospel songs with Ofonimeh Abudu – then sing the next day at the Jesmond Parish Church evening service, with a band. No previous singing experience required, just lots of enthusiasm! Free entry, but please register in advance at www.jpc.org.uk/music

Saturday May 16

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Jesmond Nursery
Osborne Road NE2 2AA

Family Fun Day and Barbecue

An exciting day for younger children and families, with fun activities, indoors and out, and a barbecue.

Saturday May 16

11:00 am to 2:30 pm

St Hilda’s Church
Thornleigh Road NE2 3ET

Art Exhibition, Children’s Activities and Stalls

Art and Craft Exhibition by Percy Hedley and West Jesmond Schools. Children’s activities for all age groups, books, jam, ginger wine and homemade refreshments.

Saturday May 16

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

St George’s Church Hall
Osborne Road NE2 2TF

Art and Antique Valuation Event

Event organised by the Friends of St George’s with the participation of T N Miller Auctioneers.

Saturday May 16

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

Free Sauna and Steam

Have you never tried your local Sauna and Steam Room? Free Sauna and Steam with every adult swim.

Saturday May 16

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Wordsworth House
Clayton Road NE2 1TL

Semitones

An informal concert for residents, staff and friends. If you are not a resident and wish to attend, please contact Wordsworth House in advance. Part of a series of events during Dementia Action Week.

Saturday May 16

5:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Jesmond Library
St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

Come and Play with Semitones

An opportunity to play with a local community orchestra. All ages and instruments welcome, so long as you can sight read fairly simple tunes! Music and music stands provided.

Saturday May 16

From 7:00 pm

Oxfam Books and Music
St George’s Terrace NE2 2SX

Poetry Night

Watch out for more details in the Oxfam Book Shop. It’s bound to be something different.

Sunday May 17

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

The Valley
Lodore Road
High West Jesmond NE2 3NR

Stream Sampling in the Little Dene

How much life do you think there is in the stream that drains part of the Town Moor? Come along and help to investigate. Children especially welcome! Equipment provided, but bring your own wellies. Event organised by the Friends of the Valley, the Little Dene and Little Dene Park.

Sunday May 17

From 10:00 am

Exhibition and Brandling Parks
off Brandling Park or Claremont Road NE2 4PZ

Music and Fun

A full events programme, organised by the Exhibition and Brandling Parks Trust, to include a treasure hunt for children, and music on the Bandstand in Exhibition Park.

Sunday May 17

11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Exhibition and Brandling Parks
off Brandling Park or Claremont Road NE2 4PZ

Steam Train Rides

Ride on the model railway as guests of the Tyneside Society of Model and Experimental Engineers. Children and adults welcome! The tracks are situated behind the Wylam Brewery, at the Northern edge of the park.

Sunday May 17

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Armstrong Park and Jesmond Vale
NE6 5JS

Guided Walk

Meet at the Pavilion in Heaton Park for a guided walk organised by the Friends of Jesmond Dene. £3 per person. Booking essential. Telephone 0191 281 2082 for up to date information about all events in the Dene and Ouseburn Parks.

Sunday May 17

Arrive at 2:00 pm sharp

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

Gym Tour

Come and have a look around our newly upgraded facilities.

Sunday May 17

5:00 pm – Choir rehearsal
6:30 pm – Service followed by BBQ

Jesmond Parish Church
Eskdale Terrace NE2 4DJ

Gospel Choir Service and BBQ

All welcome to our lively Gospel Choir Service, followed by a barbecue in the church grounds. Free entry, more information at www.jpc.org.uk .

Sunday May 17

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

St George’s Church
Osborne Road NE2 2TF

Choral Evensong

The St George’s Church Choir, with their Choirmaster and Organist Frederick Peacock.

Monday May 18

Starting at 2:30 and 7:00 pm sharp

People’s Theatre
Coast Road NE6 5QF

Guided Tours of the People’s Theatre

“Behind the scenes” tours of the region’s premier amateur theatre, including the new studio, the props room, costumes etc. Limited numbers, so it is essential to book. For up-to-date information about all events at the People’s Theatre, see www.peoplestheatre.co.uk or phone 0191 265 5020.

Monday May 18

7:00 – 9:00 pm

St Hilda’s Church Hall
Thornleigh Road NE2 3ET

Scottish Country Dancing

Join the Northumberland and Durham Caledonian Society in an evening of Scottish Country Dancing. No partner or experience required! Fo up-to-date information see www.nadcally.org.uk .

Monday May 18

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

St George’s Church Hall
Osborne Road NE2 2TF

Jesmond Women’s Institute Open Meeting

“Funny Bones and Wisdom Teeth.” Dr Ray Lowry takes a comical look at being a health professional in “the old days”, the 1970s and 1980s. Dr Lowry is a comedy performer and a retired doctor and dentist. The meeting is open to all festival goers, including men

Tuesday May 19

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Jesmond Library
St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

Glorious Gardens

Join us to discover the winner of our annual Pocket Garden competition and find out about our Greening Jesmond projects for the coming year.

Tuesday May 19

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Jesmond United Reformed Church
Burdon Terrace NE2 3AE

Jesmond Choral Group

An evening of French choral music, including the Faure Requiem. Jesmond Choral Group is conducted by Jonathan Scott.

Wednesday May 20

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre
Jesmond Dene NE7 7BQ

Fun and Fitness for the Over 50’s

An invitation from the Elders Council to enjoy an afternoon celebrating ways to Wellbeing, and join in some fun, healthy activities.

Wednesday May 20

1:30 for 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

St George’s Church Hall
Osborne Road NE2 2TF

First World War Widows

A Jesmond U3A open meeting, with Professor Angela Smith, Sunderland University Faculty of Arts and Creative Studies, discussing the impact of the First World War on changes to Widows’ Pensions. Also, hear news of U3A interest groups and have a coffee.

Wednesday May 20

6:30 to 7:30 pm

Little Waitrose
Osborne Road NE2 2AN

Wine and Cheese

Waitrose and Partners invite you to pop in and sample a selection of our wines and cheeses. Partners can advise on anything from the Waitrose Community Matters scheme to our entertaining range.

Wednesday May 20

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

The Holy Name Church Hall
Towers Avenue NE2 3QE

Poetry Please

The Holy Name Poetry Club invites you to bring along a poem of your own choice, to share over a glass of wine with fellow poetry lovers, in an informal and relaxed setting.

Thursday May 21

12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Holy Trinity Church Hall
Churchill Gardens NE2 1HB

“Vintage” Lunch Club

Lunch for seniors, served at 12:30 pm, price £3. All welcome. Meet old friends and make new ones.

Thursday May 21

3:15 pm to 5:30 pm

Bells Yard
Norham Place NE2 2SR

Fun Time

After school play and activities at Bells Yard play area, for children aged between 7 and 11 years.

Thursday May 21

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Jesmond Library
St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

Genes and Genomics: Myths and Realities

A talk sponsored by St Hilda’s Church, with Dr Michael Wright, Deputy Medical Director of Newcastle Hospitals, involved in the national reorganisation of NHS genetic laboratories and clinical services. £3 please, to help keep our library open.

Thursday May 21

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Jesmond United Reformed Church
Burdon Terrace NE2 3AE

Music for St Oswald’s

Coral music performed by The J’s and B’s Singers, conducted by Simon Davies-Fidler with Soloist Bonnie Shaw (Soprano), “Requiem” by Len Young, and music by Faure and Mendlessohn. All proceeds to St Oswald’s Hospice. This concert has been generously sponsored by Naylors Gavin Black Llp, with support from Jesmond Pool and Gym.