Friday May 8

Evening, time to be confirmed on booking

Heaton Park and Jesmond Vale NE7 7BQ

 

Bat Walk

Learn about the different species of bats living in the UK as you walk around Heaton and Armstrong Parks, and Jesmond Vale. Don’t forget your torch! Suggested age 8+. Children must be accompanied. Booking essential. £5 per person. Contact the Visitor Centre on 0191 281 2082 to book your pace, and for access details.

This event is now cancelled, but contact the Visitor Centre, after the Coronavirus crisis, for details of alternative future events in the Dene and Ouseburn Parks.

 

Friday May 8

7:00 – 7:30 pm 

St George’s Church, Osborne Road NE2 2TF

 

Bellringing for Victory in Europe

The Bell Ringers of St George’s Church join in the National Celebration of the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe.

 

Friday May 8

6:55 pm – late

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

 

VE Day Celebration

Starting with the Town Crier, Cry for Peace around the World (6:55 pm), then (at 7:00 pm)

Where else to celebrate VE Day? Music from the era, Licensed Bar, and memories.

 

Friday May 8

7:30 – 8:30 pm

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

 

The Theology of Snow White

Does film allow people to experience and learn theological content? Adam Wilkinson, Lay Pastor, Student and Young Adult worker at JMC shares his research on the theology of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the wider implications of the film, and why it’s important. All welcome!

 

 

Saturday May 9

11:00 am to 11:30 am

St George’s Church
Osborne Road NE2 2TF

Bell Ringing for Victory in Europe

The Bell Ringers of St George’s Church join in the national celebration of the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe.

 

Saturday May 9

11:00 am – 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 9

12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

St George’s Church Green
Osborne Road NE2 2TF

St George’s Spring Fair, including Victory in Europe celebrations

Join us for a great afternoon on the church green, including live music, a face painter, dancing, hot food, teas and coffees, produce stalls and children’s games. A fun afternoon for all the family!

 

Saturday May 9

12:00 noon start

Newcasstle Cricket Club
Osborne Avenue NE2 1JS

Newcastle CC v Blaydon

A North East Premier League, Division 1 cricket match. All welcome! See www.newcastlecc.org.uk for up-to-date information about all matches and other events at the cricket club. Licensed bar. a lovely place to while away a summer afternoon.

 

Saturday May 9

2:00 – 4:00 pm

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

Free Child’s Swim

Free child swim with every adult swim. Normal admission policy applies. Whether or not you have visited Jesmond Pool before, come and find out what a great place it is for your child to enjoy a splash. Find out about the full range of fitness facilities available.

 

Saturday May 9

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Jesmond United Reformed Church
Burdon Terrace NE2 3AE

Northumberland Orchestral Society

Spring Concert, to include Bernstein, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Ravel, Piano Concerto in G major, and Gade, Hamlet Overture.

 

Sunday May 10

4:30 – 7:30 am (yes, am!)

Jesmond Dene
NE7 7BQ

Dawn Chorus

To celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day join the Rangers and Volunteer Rangers on this early morning walk (c 2 hours) through the Dene, to listen to the delightful sounds of the birds. Then back to the Visitor Centre for a breakfast roll, a hot drink and film of other wildlife in the Dene. Suitable for adults and older children (12+).Booking essential. £7.50 per person. Contact the Visitor Centre 0191 281 2082 for up-to-date information about all activities in the Dene.

 

Sunday May 10

10:00 am – 12 noon

Jesmond Dene Nature Area, across the river from Pets Corner
NE2 1HB

Nature Area Open Day

Come and explore our Nature Area, take part in pond dipping, minibeast hunts and watch the birds at the feeding station. This is a drop in event. All children must be accompanied. Donations welcome. Contact the Visitor Centre 0191 281 2082 for up-to-date information about all activities in the Dene.

 

Sunday May 10

12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Jesmond Old Cemetery
Sandyford Road NE2 1NL

Heritage Tour

Meet at the South Lodge, adjacent to the Sandyford Road entrance, for a guided tour of this historic hidden gem, the last resting place of John Dobson, Emerson Bainbridge and John Fenwick, to name just a few. No car parking available. Turn up 15 minutes before the tour starts. Donations welcome. Any queries to Ray Hayes 07936 534 084.

Sunday May 10

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cestria House
45 Sanderson Road NE2 2DR

Semitones

An informal concert for residents, staff and friends. If you are not a resident, and would like to attend, you must contact Cestria House in advance.

Sunday May 10

1:45 for 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Starting and finishing at the Bandstand
Exhibition Park NE2 4PZ

Tour de Jesmond

A new route, about 5 miles in length, visiting other parks, mainly on traffic free routes, organised by Jesmond Space for Cycling. Free, just turn up at 1:45 pm.  For people of all ages on bikes. For further information contact tony.waterston@ncl.ac.uk .

Sunday May 10

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 facilities and find out what we have to offer, especially if you have never been inside a gym before!

Sunday May 10

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Jesmond Dene Visitor Centre
NE7 7BQ

Friends of Jesmond Dene Annual General Meeting

All welcome, come and find out more about the Friends’ activities.

Sunday May 10

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Jesmond Community Orchard
St Andrew’s Cemetery
Tankerville Terrace NE2 3BU

Open Day

Enjoy crafts and green activities for all ages in the blossoming community orchard.

Monday May 11

 

Northumberland Club
North Jesmond Avenue
NE2 3JU

Tennis for All

From May 11 to 5 June, you can book a free court (subject to availability) or try out Short, Toddler or Rusties Tennis sesions. For full and up-to-date information of all activities at the Northumberland Club contact clare@northumberland.org .

Monday May 11

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

St Hilda’s Church
Thornleigh Road NE2 3ET

A Musical Knit and Natter

An opportunity to share your skills or learn something new, while being entertained! Refreshments included – no charge. All welcome!

Tuesday May 12

6:00 to 8:00 pm

Newcastle Cricket Club
Osborne Avenue NE2 1JS

The Rock Project

Free music taster sessions for ages 11 – 18.

Free tasters also available on other Tuesdays during the Festival period, depending on demand and the availability of tutors. Booking essential. Contact newcastle@the rockproject.com or 07802 23843 for any information about rock music lessons.

Tuesday May 12

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Little Green, Goldspink Lane NE2 1NQ

Plastic Free Jesmond: Awards Presentation

Awards presentation for the best plastic free businesses in Jesmond and Sandyford, 2019 – 2020. Organised by Plastic Free Jesmond and Sandyford, a part of Keep Jesmond Clean. Talks fro businesses on how they are reducing plastics.

 

Wednesday May 13

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Northumberland Club
North Jesmond Avenue NE2 3JU

Sporting Memories Cafe

An opportunity to reminisce about sport. If you love sport, you are welcome. This event is run jointly by the Nortumberland Club and Jesmond Dementia Action Alliance as part of a series of events during Dementia Action Week.

Wednesday May 13

12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Jesmond Old Cemetery
Sandyford Road NE2 1NL

Heritage Tour

Meet at the South Lodge, adjacent to the Sandyford Road entrance, for a guided tour of this historic hidden gem, the last resting place of John Dobson, Emerson Bainbridge and John Fenwick, to name just a few. No car parking available. Turn up 15 minutes before the tour starts. Donations welcome. Any queries to Ray Hayes 07936 534 084.

Wednesday May 13

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Jesmond Library
St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

Circle Dancing

Join Liz Hammer for another chance to try out Circle Dancing. Suitable for all ages, and you don’t require a partner. Enjoy a fun and sociable time as you learn dances from around the world. Tea and refreshments, donations please

Wednesday May 13

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Newcastle Cricket Club
Osborne Avenue NE2 1JS

The Jesmond Debate: Internet Security

“The internet requires control to avoid the spreading of fake news on many topics, including politics” Speakers for and against, and lots of time for discussion. Event organised by the North East Humanists. For further information contact tony.waterston@ncl.ac.uk .

Thursday May 14

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (doors open 1:30 pm)

Chapman House, Newcastle High School for Girls Junior Department
Sandyford Road NE2 1TA

Put a Song in Your Heart

Fun for the over 50’s, with entertainment by the school children and afternoon tea hosted by the school and the Elders Council of Newcastle. Open to all over 50’s. Free transport available from various locations in and around Jesmond – phone 0191 275 9745 to book transport.

Thursday May 14

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

The Holy Name Church Hall
Towers Avenue NE2 3QE

Sing-along Film Club: Mary Poppins

Join us every month to sing along to well-known musical films. This month we will be singing along to Mary Poppins. This event is run jointly by parishioners from Holy Name Church and Jesmond Dementia Action Alliance, as part of a series of events to mark Dementia Action Week, and part of the city-wide afternoon tea party, “Time to talk about Dementia”.

Thursday May 14

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Newcastle Cricket Club
Osborne Avenue NE2 1JS

The Rock Project

Free Music Taster Sessions for ages 7 – 11

Booking essential. Contact newcastle@therockproject.com or 07802 23843 for up-to-date information. 

Thursday May 14

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Jesmond Library
St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL

Living Well with Dementia

A Jesmond Dementia Action Alliance event, to mark Dementia Action Week. £3 please, to help keep our library open.