Saturday May 11

10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Outside Boilerhouse, Acorn Road NE2 2DJ


​Plant Stall 

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 11

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

St Hilda’s Church and Church Hall, Thornleigh Road NE2 3ET (near Starbuck’s)


​Art and Craft Exhibition, Refreshments and Stalls

A wonderful display around the Church, art and craft from our local schools and community, along with some of the very popular church treasures, including the beautiful Triptych by Francis Henry Newbery. In the Church Hall, refreshments and stalls. Free entry and a very warm welcome to everyone!



Saturday May 11

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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



Jesmond Methodist Church invites you to drop in and try a wide variety of different street foods cooked by our church family. There will also be crafts for the whole family. This festival favourite returns and we would also love to welcome you into our newly refurbished space.



Saturday May 11

3:00 – 4:00 pm

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


​Music for a Jesmond Spring

The Friends of St George’s present an afternoon performance by The Singers. Beautiful choral music for Spring in Jesmond – from Dene to Moor. The performance of about an hour will be followed by refreshments. Entry: £5 at the door.



Sunday May 12

11:00 am

Holy Trinity Church, Churchill Gardens NE2 1HB


​Open Air Eco Service (weather permitting)

An outdoor service with an Eco theme. Coffee and tea served.



Sunday May 12

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Craghall, Matthew Bank NE2 3RE



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



Monday May 13

1:30 – 2:30 pm

St Hilda’s Church, Thornleigh Road NE2 3ET


​Tyneside Mandolin Orchestra

Established more than ten years ago by musician Tom Cronin, the Tyneside Mandolin Orchestra is a community of individuals united by their passion for the mandolin. Showcasing over 20 mandolins, along with other fretted instruments, and even a mandolin bass, the ensemble performs a diverse repertoire, including folk, jazz and rock instrumentals and songs. Join us for this lunchtime concert at St Hilda’s, a new venue for us.



Tuesday May 14

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Meet by the Information Centre, Millfield House, Jesmond Dene NE7 7BQ


Busy Cottages and Millfield House THIS WALK IS NOW FULL UP

Guided walk and talk by the Friends of Jesmond Dene. Hear about the history of Busy Cottages Iron Foundry. At one time these extensive works occupied the sites now occupied by Pets Corner and Millfield House. Observe the additions to the house, by architect Frank W. Rich, and hear about the families who lived there. Stout shoes advised, and there are several steps and stairs to be negotiated, No charge, although donations to the Friends of Jesmond Dene would be welcome. Places are strictly limited to 10, so you must book early at . All places on this walk are now taken up.



Tuesday May 14

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Bells Yard Playground, Norham Place NE2 1HB



Unfortunately this event had to be cancelled, owing to poor weather. For more information email .



Wednesday May 15

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Holy Trinity Church, Churchill Gardens NE2 1HB


Pop Up Cafe

All welcome to pop in for a drink and a look around this Grade 2* Listed Church.



Wednesday May 15

10:30 am – 12:00 noon

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL


Wellbeing for Life: Broaden your Horizons: Summer Outings with your Bus and Rail Pass

For many years the Elders Council of Newcastle has produced “EC Rider”, which gives advice on day trips to interesting places, using your bus and rail pass. Some Elders Council members are very adventurous, with a scenic tour to the Cumbria coast and back, or to North Yorkshire, with a little help from a Senior Rail Card. Others have found interesting places closer to home. Come and share your best ideas!



Wednesday May 15

7:00 – 8:30 pm

The Holy Name Parish Hall, Towers Avenue NE2 3JX


Poetry Club

Come and join members of the Holy Name Poetry Club. Bring your own choice of a published poem on this month;s theme of “Discovery”, and be prepared to read and discuss it! For more information please email .



Thursday May 16

2:30 pm

Holy Trinity Church, Churchill Gardens NE2 1HB


Vintage Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea for Seniors, in the church.



Thursday May 16

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace NE2 2DL


Plastic Free Water EVENT CANCELLED

A celebration of the winners of this year;s Plastic Free Jesmond and Sandyford Award, which has the theme of Plastic Free Water. For further information email . THIS PRESENTATION EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR, as the award winner is unavailable on this evening.



Friday May 17

1:00 – 1:45 pm

St George’s Church, Osborne Road NE2 2TF


Lunchtime Music Recital

A lunchtime music recital, featuring the magnificent St George’s Organ, played by Drew Cantrill-Fenwick. Free admission; with a retiring collection in aid of the Organ Restoration Fund.


Friday May 17

7:30 – 10:00 pm

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



Come and enjoy our Festival Ceilidh with The Redheughers Ceilidh Band. This is a ticket-only event. Tickets – adults £7, children (4 to 16 years) £3, are now available from Jesmond Library. Free admission for the under 4’s. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. There is no bar, so please bring your own drinks, glasses and snacks. To find out more, or to contact The Redheughers, see .