Saturday May 13

4:30 – 6:30 am

Meet by the Information Centre, Jesmond Dene NE7 7BQ


​Dawn Chorus Nature Walk (All Places on this Walk are now Reserved)

Come with the Friends of Jesmond Dene to birdwatch and listen to the wonderful early chorus of diverse birds living in the Dene. Bring binoculars if you have them. Stout shoes advisable. Yes, this walk starts at 4:30am, and there will be no toilets available. No charge, although donations to FOJD welcome. Places are limited to 12 so book well in advance at



Saturday May 13

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

St Hilda’s Church, Thornleigh Road NE2 3ET


​Art and Craft Exhibition (General Interest)

A wonderful display in the church, from our local schools, artists and crafters. Well worth a visit and free entry. Refreshments and additional stalls in the church hall. Stalls available for local people – please contact .



Saturday May 13

10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Outside Boilerhouse, Acorn Road NE2 2DJ


​Plant Stall (General Interest, especially for Gardeners)

Jesmond Community Orchard will once again 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 houseplants! More information can be found at .



Saturday May 13

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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


​Community Litter Pick and Picnic (Social)

Keep Jesmond Clean invite you to a friendly litter pick, followed by a picnic on the Green. All welcome! Training and equipment provided. For more information email .



Saturday May 13

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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


​Taste (Social)

Jesmond Methodist Church invites you to drop in and try a wide variety of different street foods cooked by our church family. Formerly known as “Taste of Nations” this festival event is back with a new yet familiar feel!



Sunday May 14

10:30 am

Meeting point to be notified when you book


​Temperance, Titty Bottles and Trains (This walk is now Fully Booked)

City Guide Julie Jacques will lead you on an exploration of High West Jesmond. Pre-booking is essential for this walk, as places are strictly limited – email .



Sunday May 14

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Cestria House, 45 Sanderson Road NE2 2DR


​Semitones (Music)

An informal concert by Jesmond’s very own small orchestra. Principally for residents and staff; if you wish to join them, please leave extra time to check with staff in advance, as space is very limited.



Monday May 15

2:00 – 3:30 pm

St Hilda’s Church, Thornleigh Road NE2 3ET


​Knit and Natter (Social)

Wool and knitting needles, and help and advice, provided if you need them. Light refreshments provided, and all free of charge. We extend a warm welcome to everyone!



Monday May 15

7:30 – 9:00 pm

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


Jesmond Womens’ Institute (Social)

Jesmond WI tell us of late changes to their Festival Meeting on Monday 15 May. Due to unforeseen circumstances the Alpacas will be unable to attend. However the meeting will still go ahead (same place, same time) with refreshments, a raffle, bring and buy stall and a visit from members of Jesmond Community Orchard with their plant stall. Do still come along!. Further information from .



Tuesday May 16

7:30 pm

Jesmond United Reformed Church, Burdon Terrace NE2 3AE


Jesmond Choral Group (Music)

Jesmond Choral Group will perform “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” by Karl Jenkins, conducted by Jonathan Scott, with guest pianist Julia Kennard. Free entrance; all welcome!



Wednesday May 17

10:30 am – 12:00 noon

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL


Wellbeing for Life (Social)

An open meeting hosted by the Elders Council of Newcastle and the Friends of Jesmond Library. All are welcome, whether regulars at our monthly sessions or just curious to find out more about the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. We’ll enjoy reminders of the activities we’ve shared over the years – and discuss creating a permanent record to be unveiled on our 10th anniversary in April 2024; perhaps a quilt, proggy mat, banner or collage? Let’s hear your thoughts! The discussion will be followed by a light lunch.



Wednesday May 17

7:00 – 8:30 pm

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


Shifting the Climate Change Conversation (General Interest)

Join us at Jesmond Methodist Church as we engage in a conversation with local experts, policy makers and scientists. Where are we up to in the Climate Emergency and what steps can we take, both as individuals and as a wider community? We’ll be joined by Rev Professor David Wilkinson, Theologian and Scientist, Scott Hawley, Climate Mitigation Scientist for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and others.



Thursday May 18

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL


The Hot Trod (Local History)

John Sadler takes us on a journey along the Anglo-Scottish border, with colourful stories of three centuries of warfare, balladry, and a bit of history. £3 please, to help keep Jesmond Library open. Zoom also available; contact .



Friday May 19

9:30 – 11:45 am 

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL


West Jesmond School Festival of Music (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 choirs and djembe drummers of our local school. Watch out for details of the programme for the morning’s performances.


Friday May 19

1:00 – 1:45 pm

St George’s Church, Osborne Road NE2 2TF


Organ Recital (Music)

A lunchtime organ recital by guest organist Tim Harper, Ripon Cathedral. Free admission; retiring collection in aid of the Organ Restoration Fund.


Friday May 19

7:30 – 10:00 pm

St Hilda’s Church Hall, Thornleigh Road NE2 3ET


Ceilidh (Social)

Come and enjoy a lively evening with The Redheughers Ceilidh Band. £7 entry per person, please. Admission by ticket only; tickets available from Jesmond Library. Bring your own refreshments and glasses.