Saturday May 8

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 8

10:30am – 2:30pm

Acorn Road, NE2 2DJ

 

Plant Stall

Jesmond Community Orchard will be holding their famous Plant Stall, with a huge choice of interesting and unusual varieties: herbs, shrubs, annuals, perennials, fruit and vegetable plants, and indoor plants! The stall will be outside The Boiler House. Please observe COVID precautions. More information about the Orchard can be found at www.jesmondcommunityorchard.co.uk .

 

Saturday May 8

7:30 – 9:30pm

Holy Trinity Church, Churchill Gardens, NE2 1HB

 

Quiz for Christian Aid Week

Holy Trinity Jesmond will be holding a zoom quiz to mark Christian Aid Week. You can join as an individual, and be allocated to a team, or you can submit a team of no more than 6 people. Anyone wishing to join should contact Alison at the Church office htjalison@gmail.com and there would be an expectation that all participants make a donation to Christian Aid, in order to join, using a JustGiving page which Christian Aid have set up.

 

Sunday May 9

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Meeting point: Exhibition Park Bandstand, NE2 4PZ

 

Tour de Jesmond

Jesmond’s popular cycle tour, organised by Jesmond Space for Cycling. Free. A tour of leafy Jesmond and hidden treasures nearby, by bike. Virtually traffic free, a tour of discovery. Families, seniors, visitors all welcome – join us for the event of the year! The route is under ten miles. Owing to current regulations on outside sport during COVID, we are only allowed to have a group ride of up to 15 people, so please register in advance, on https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/tour-de-jesmond-tickets-151469000859 . We will finish by the cafe in Exhibition Park. 

 

Monday May 10 – Monday 31 May

During cemetery opening hours (8:00 am – 6:45 pm, Monday to Friday, and 10:00 am – 4:45 pm, Saturday and Sunday)

St Andrew’s Cemetery, Tankerville Terrace NE2 3BU

 

Nature Trail

Event organised by Jesmond Community Orchard.

Join in a fun trail around the Orchard and Cemetery, following the rhyming clues. Learn more about the trees we are growing and the wildlife that lives there. Find some of our own little permanent residents hiding about.

“Hope you enjoy our Orchard Trail, try all the clues, or just a few; It’s really just about having fun and bringing the Orchard to you.”

Download the trail leaflet from www.jesmondcommunityorchard.co.uk .

 

Monday May 10 

10:45 – 11:15am

Online Class

 

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 hand weights – but water bottles or food cans are fine! Email dementiafriendlyjes@gmail.com to be sent the Zoom link.

 

Monday May 10

2:00pm

Reid Park Road

 

Reid Park Road – Circular Walk – FULLY BOOKED

Liz Hammer, City Guide, will lead this walk, lasting no more than 90 minutes, which will explore the area to the east of Osborne Road, and consider its history before modern Jesmond was built. Numbers of people on each Reid Park Road walk will be strictly limited, to comply with COVID restrictions, and this walk is now fully booked.  Please do not turn up for any of the Reid Park Road walks unless you have booked with John North, in advance.

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Tuesday May 11 

10:30 –  11:30am

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

 

Cooking with Yasmin

In this Zoom event Yasmin will show us how to tackle two of her favourite recipes – Musaka’a and Rice, and Tabbouleh Salad, and answer questions about Middle Eastern cookery. To join the meeting email events@jesmondlibrary.org .

 

Wednesday May 12 

11:00am and 3:00pm

Reid Park Road

 

Reid Park Road – Circular Walk – FULLY BOOKED

John North, City Guide, will lead these walks, lasting no more than 90 minutes, which will explore the area to the east of Osborne Road, and consider its history before modern Jesmond was built. Numbers of people on each walk will be strictly limited, to comply with COVID restrictions. The walks on 12 May are now fully booked, so a final alternative date has now been set for the afternoon of 28 May. Email John on norths_2000@yahoo.co.uk to make detailed arrangements. Please do not turn up for any of the Reid Park Road walks unless you have booked with John, in advance.

 

 

Thursday May 13 

6:00 – 7:00pm

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

 

A Virtual Tour of the Walls of Newcastle

Sarah Mercer will provide a virtual tour of the mediaeval walls of Newcastle, showing where they remain and where they used to run. To receive a Zoom invitation email events@jesmondlibrary.org . Jesmond Library is volunteer-run and funded by its supporters; one way in which you can help is through http://www.justgiving.com/jesmond-library .

Friday May 14

6:00 – 8:00pm

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

 

Murder Mystery

Join your fellow detectives for this online event and help us solve a chilling crime based on Ann Cleeves’ novel “The Darkest Evening” (without spoilers!). To receive a Zoom invitation email events@jesmondlibrary.org .