Saturday May 15

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 15

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 15

12:00 noon – 2:00pm

Jesmond Old Cemetery, Sandyford Road NE2 1NL

Heritage Tour – FULLY BOOKED

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 . We have now been notified that all spaces on these tours are fully booked. All arrangements subject to change, dependent on Government advice.

Sunday May 16

10:00am (Face to Face) and 11:00am (Zoom)

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

Taster Dance Sessions with Erin

Take your pick from a Face to Face Class from 10 – 10:45am or a Zoom session from 11 – 11:45am, and try out Dance with Erin Hope-Hume, Freelance Dance and Fitness Instructor, Dancer and Choreographer. Suitable for all ages and abilities. For either session you must book in advance at the pool or email donna@jesmondpoolonline.   

Sunday May 16

12:00 noon – 2:00pm

Jesmond Old Cemetery, Sandyford Road NE2 1NL

Heritage Tour – FULLY BOOKED

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 . We have now been notified that all places on these tours are fully booked. All arrangements subject to change, dependent on Government advice.

Monday May 17

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. For this class you will need a tennis ball or rolled up pair of socks. Email dementiafriendlyjes@gmail.com to be sent the Zoom link.

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 Healthily 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

8:00pm

Newcastle Cricket Club, Osborne Avenue NE2 1JS

Pub Quiz

Everyone is welcome to this entertaining quiz night, promoted by Newcastle Cricket Club. Teams are up to 6 persons, and entry is £1 per person, with cash prizes up for grabs. Book a table at newcastlecc.org.uk/nccpavilion and select Quiz Night from the  drop down Day Type menu. The bar will be open! 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 .

Thursday May 20

7:30 – 8:30pm

Jesmond Parish Church, Eskdale Terrace NE2 4DJ

Jesmond Parish Church – From the Past to the Present

Join us for a virtual church tour! With Rev Alan Munden (author of “A Light in a Dark place, a History of Jesmond Parish Church”) telling us about Jesmond Parish Church’s past and hear about what has been going on during this last year of lockdown. Email Liz.jackson@church.org.uk for the Zoom details.

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 .