Saturday May 14

9:00 – 10:00 am

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

 

​Club ‘n’ Spin with Donna

A great chance to try out Spinning with Donna. Free, but you must book in advance on https://gymcatch.com/app/provider/4680 as the number of places is limited.

 

 

Saturday May 14

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Jesmond United Reformed Church, Burdon Terrace NE2 3AE

 

​Get Crafty!

A drop-in event for adults and children. Join us in our lovely church for chat, refreshments and fun with simple origami and other crafts – make a card for a friend, fold a jumping frog or a paper flower, or choose other options. Help and materials provided; no charge and no need to book: just come along!

 

 

Saturday May 14

10:00 am 

Little Dene, Lodore Road, High West Jesmond NE2 3NZ

 

​Stream Dipping – EVENT CANCELLED

FOVALD (the Friends of the Valley, Little Dene and Little Dene Park) had invited you to this family event. However, the event has now had to be cancelled, as there is not enough water in the stream!

 

 

Saturday May 14

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

West Jesmond School Allotment, Highbury South Allotments NE2 3EA

 

​Open Day at the School Allotment

Come and look around the school plot, with its pond, trees, greenhouses, fruit, vegetables and seating area. THIS EVENT IS ONLY OPEN TO PARENTS OF CHILDREN CURRENTLY ATTENDING WEST JESMOND PRIMARY SCHOOL.

 

 

Saturday May 14

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

St George’s Church Hall and Green, Osborne Road NE2 2TF

 

​Litter Pick and Community Picnic

Keep Jesmond Clean invite you to join a friendly litter pick. All welcome! Training and equipment provided. The litter pick will be followed by a picnic on the Green, to celebrate our achievements over the year. For more information email keepjesmondclean@gmail.com . The picnic will be in the Church Hall, if it is raining!

 

 

Saturday May 14

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Jesmond Methodist Church, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

 

​Taste of Nations

Jesmond Methodist Church invites you to drop in and sample food and children’s crafts from around the world.

 

 

Saturday May 14

7:30 pm

Jesmond United Reformed Church, Burdon Terrace NE2 3AE

 

​Brahms German Requiem

Jesmond Choral Group will be joined by the Priory Singers from Tynemouth in a concert performance of Brahms German Requiem, conducted by Jonathan Scott. The soloists will be Carol King (Soprano) and Chukwudi Ajoku (Bass). Julia Kennard and Robert Laws will provide a four handed piano accompaniment on one piano.

 

 

Saturday May 14

7:00 pm

St George’s Church Hall, Osborne Road NE2 2TF

 

​Quiz Night

The return of this well-loved event, presented by the Friends of St George’s. The £10 entrance charge will include a pie and pea supper. Bring your own drinks. You must book in advance, from the Parish Office. Further information from info@friendsofstgeorgesjesmond.org.uk or from www.friendsofstgeorgesjesmond.org.uk .

 

 

Sunday May 15

10:00 – 11:00 am

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

 

​Dance Show from EH Dance

See what the dancers at EH Dance can achieve! All welcome, but the number of spaces available is limited and you must book in advance at https://gymcatch.app.link/download . Free.

 

 

Sunday May 15

11:00 am – 12:00 noon

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

 

​Dance with Erin

A trial session, for children only. Free, but you must book in advance at https://gymcatch.app.link/download as the number of available places is limited.

 

 

Sunday May 15

11:00 am

Meeting point to be notified when you book

 

Walking the Bounds of High West Jesmond – FULLY BOOKED

A new walk devised and led by City Guide Julie Jacques, taking in Little Moor, Blue House Roundabout and Titty Bottle Corner. All the available places on this walk are now fully booked. We will try to organise further repeat performances, but these may be after the festival period. If you are interested in this possibility, please contact juliemjacques@btinternet.com .Please do not turn up if you have not pre-booked.

 

Sunday May 15

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Exhibition Park, 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. If the weather is poor, check on www.tsmee.co.uk or Facebook: TynesideSocietyMEE.

 

Sunday May 15

2:00 – 3:00 pm

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

 

Circuits with Craig

A free trial session of circuit training with Craig. You must book in advance at https://gymcatch.app.link/download as the number of places available is strictly limited.

 

Sunday May 15

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Jesmond United Reformed Church, Burdon Terrace NE2 3AE

 

Semitones

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

 

Sunday May 15

6:00 – 7:00 pm

St George’s Church, Osborne Road NE2 2TF

 

Choral Evensong

Music includes the Ebdon Responses, Andreas, Plainsong with Fauxbourdons, Taverner, Dum transisset Sabbatum, and Bruhns, Praeludium in E minor.

 

Monday May 16 – Friday 20 May, and Monday 23 May – Friday 27 May

9:00 am – 12:00 noon

St George’s Church, Osborne Road NE2 2TF

 

St George’s Trail

The Friends of St George’s invite you to follow the trail and answer a series of questions about hidden features of the church. There will be an adult sheet and a children’s sheet, available at the back of the church. No charge, and no prizes – it’s just for fun! Weekday mornings only. Answers in church from 29 May.

 

 

Monday May 16 

7:30 – 9:00 pm

St George’s Church Hall, Osborne Road NE2 2TF

 

Jesmond WI Open Meeting

Jesmond WI welcome everyone to this meeting when Caroline Mitchell, Professor of Radio and Participation at the University of Sunderland will present “Women on Air – a lifelong affair with radio”. We apologise that due to unforeseen circumstances our originally planned “Medical and Humour” talk will not now go ahead as scheduled. Caroline has been involved in community media production, activism and research for over 30 years. She was co-founder of Fem FM, the first women’s radio station in the UK (1992) and has published widely about women and radio. Admission is free. Further information from hello@jesmondwi.org.uk .

 

 

Tuesday May 17

11:00 am

Meeting point to be notified when you book

 

Walking the Bounds of High West Jesmond – FULLY BOOKED

A new walk devised and led by City Guide Julie Jacques, taking in Little Moor, Blue House Roundabout and Titty Bottle Corner. All the places on this walk are now full up: we will try to organise further repeat performances, but these may well be after the festival period. Please do not turn up if you have not pre-booked. If you are interested in the possibility of a future walk, please email juliemjacques@btinternet.com .

 

Wednesday May 18

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

 

Songwriting Workshop: 1952 – 2022: Seventy Years in Song

Across the UK we’re sure to have a summer of looking back and reflecting on the 70 years since 1952. And there is something about special anniversaries, jubilees and the rest, that inspires song. There’s a grand tradition of songwriters setting new lyrics to old tunes. At this relaxed, one-off session you’ll be invited, as a group, to join experienced musician and cultural historian Jude Murphy to collaboratively create and sing songs drawing on the past 70 years in Jesmond and beyond. No prior experience of creative writing or songwriting is necessary. We’ll be using text and visual prompts, group exercises and discussions… and lots of humour along the way! This workshop is organised by the Elders Council of Newcastle with the Wellbeing for Life team from the Friends of Jesmond Library. We strongly recommend that you attend this event in person, in the library, if you can.

 

Wednesday May 18

7:00 – 8:30 pm

An online event from The Holy Name Church, 7 North Jesmond Avenue NE2 3JX

 

Poetry Club

At present this friendly and informal group is holding its meetings online. To obtain the Zoom link, email welcome@holynamejesmond.co.uk . Do join us – all welcome!

 

Thursday May 19

11:00 am

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, and all the places available on this walk have now been reserved. 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 19

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

 

A Year in Jesmond Community Orchard

A film of the seasonal cycle in the Orchard, by local film-maker Chris Sutcliffe. Sit back and enjoy the delights of Jesmond Community Orchard through the eyes of the volunteers who cultivate this stunning space. This will be a live event in Jesmond Library, followed by refreshments (for a donation, please). Please don’t arrive too late, as we may have to refuse entry if the room gets too full.

Friday May 20

9:30 – 10:00 am (Years 3-4 Choir); 10:20 – 10:40 am (Djemba Club); 11:15 – 11:45 am (Years 5-6 Choir)

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

 

West Jesmond School Festival of Music

Attend part or all of the morning, as you wish. All welcome, until the library is full up! Refreshments available, during the intervals. Come and enjoy these marvellous performances by the talented young children of our local school.

 

Friday May 20

1:00 – 1:45 pm

St George’s Church, Osborne Road NE2 2TF

 

Organ Recital

A lunchtime organ recital by Michael Haynes, Director of Music at Hexham Abbey. Free, all welcome!

The programme will comprise: Bach/Vivaldi, Concerto in D Minor; Franck, Cantabile; Cocker, Tuba Tune; Howells, Psalm Prelude (set 1, no.1); Brewer, Cloister Garth; Whitlock, Divertimento; and Mulet, Tu es Petra.

 

Friday May 20

Doors open 7:30 pm – event ends 9:45 pm

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

 

Axum Folk Ensemble, with Still Awake

Folk band Axum make a very welcome return to Jesmond Library, with traditional tunes in beautiful arrangements. Supported by the duo Still awake. Donations please, of at least £5 per head, to support the library and festival. Public health guidance permitting, refreshments will be available.