Jesmond Community Festival 2016  


 
 
The Jesmond Community Forum Festival   6 May - 22 May 2016           Follow Jesmond Community Festival on Facebook                                  

The 2016 Jesmond Community Festival starts with a warm-up event on Friday 6th May, features an spectacular parade on Saturday 7th and continues with more than 90 more events through to Sunday 22nd May. As usual, there is something for everyone, from toddlers to pensioners, with choral concerts, talks, readings, open days, family fun activities, walking tours, jazz, competitions, a fair and much more!..

Most Events Free!
Unless otherwise stated, all the events in this programme are free, although some require booking in advance. Where charges are made, they are kept low, to cover costs, or to raise money for a named charity.

The full programme is on this site, below. Most events will be free and open to all, but in some cases there will be a small charge, and advance booking will be necessary for a limited number of the most popular events.

Most of last year's venues are taking part again in 2016, but for the first time we also look forward to some exciting new events and, of course, the Parade and Fair on the first Saturday, Sat 7th May.

For further information in due course, keep watching this website, or our Facebook page.
Or you can pick up a free programme from Oxfam Books and Music, Jesmond Library, or various other community locations.


A PDF of the Festival Programme is available to download here.




Festival Launch
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evening
time to be advised

 

Bats and Moths
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene
Learn about the different species of bats that live in the UK.
Suggested age 8+; all children must be accompanied

Booking essential. £5 per person.
Contact the Visitor Centre on 0191 281 2082 to reserve places and for access details.


 
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11:00am
-
12:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Festival Parade
from St George's Church, Osborne Road, to West Jesmond School
11:00am: Open-Top Bus leaves Holy Trinity Church, Churchill Gardens for St George's Church.
11:00am onwards: Others assemble at the St George's Church Hall, Towers Avenue;
[Stewards' Briefing at 11:00am].
11:00am - 12noon : Guided tour of the tower of St George's, led by the bell ringers.Find out about bell-ringing!
11:30: Judging of the fancy dress parade. Prizes!
12:00noon. The bells ring, the Parade departs, led by the Town Crier. With an Open-Top Bus, live music, entertainers, fancy-dress.
12:30 Parade Finale at the Grand Festival Fair, West Jesmond Primary School.
Coffee and refreshments available from 10:30am at St George's Church Hall.
Parade Route via Osborne Road, Acorn Road and Forsyth Road. Pause at Acorn Road.
Come and join the Parade!

Meet outside St George's Church, leaving at 12:00am
All welcome, especially if you bring flags or fancy dress!

St Hildas Church Hall, on Thornleigh Road is the Venue for Parade Performers, if weather is too cold or wet!
Toilets available, HQ for Security, First Aid, and Lost Children.
 
 
10:30pm
-
4:00pm

 

Grand Festival Fair
in the school yard at West Jesmond Primary School, Tankerville Terrace
Entertainment, Music, Food, Crafts, Community Groups, Market Stalls in the school yard (weather permitting) or in the school hall.
 

Open-Top Bus leaves for South Jesmond around 2:00pm.


10:00am
-
12:00noon

 

Pond Dipping and Moths
The Nature Area will be open for you to look around, see what creatures are in the pond, what birds are feeding and check out the moth trap. Stay for as little or as long as you like.
 

More information from the Visitor Centre on 0191 281 2082.
10:00am

3:00pm

 
 
Friends of Jesmond Dene Open Weekend
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Red Walk, Jesmond Dene
Drop in at any time; find out what the Friends and Volunteer Rangers get up to. History displays, information about the archive project, the “Adopt a Plot” scheme, video footage of local wildlife and history walks. Visitor Centre and Gift Shop.
Other events on Sunday 8 May, including the Friends' AGM.
 
11:00am

4:00pm

 
 

 
Exhibition, Art, Book Stall and Refreshments
St Hilda's Church and Church Hall, Thornleigh Road
Stalls include books, ginger wine and preserves.
In the Church, an exhibition featuring the experiences of Private Harry Donkin in the first World War. Art from local schools and artists.
Light refreshments available in the Church Hall, free tea and coffee.
Prayers on the hour, every hour.

 
 
2:30pm

4:30pm

 
Jesmond's Got Talent
Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace
Young singers, acoustic musicians and other talented young people very welcome to come and play! Come along to Jesmond Library and book your 15 minute slot in advance.
Prizes for the most popular performers. Event sponsored by City Youth Music.
 
7:00pm

9:00pm

 

 
Jazz Night
Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace
Members from the Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra perform some of their favourite timeless swing numbers
A first for Jesmond Community Festival!
Event presented by Jesmond Residents Association.

 

Sun 8 May
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4:30 - 7:30 am
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Dawn Chorus
Ouseburn Parks, Jesmond Dene
To celebrate International Dawn Chorus join the Rangers and Volunteer Rangers on this early morning walk through the Dene to listen to the delightful sounds of the birds. Return to the Visitor Centre for a breakfast roll, a hot drink and view other footage of wildlife in the Dene.

 
Suitable for adults and older children (12+).
Booking essential.
Contact the Visitor Centre on 0191 281 2082 to book your place or find out more information.
10:00am

12:00noon

 

 

 
Heritage Tours
Jesmond Old Cemetry, Sandyford Road
Meet at the South Lodge, adjacent to the Sandyford Road entrance, for a guided tour of this historic backwater, last resting place of John Dobson, Emerson Bainbridge and John Fenwick.
 
 

There is no car parking available. Wear appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing.
Turn up 15 minutes before the tours commence. No charge, but donations welcome.
Any queries to Ray Hayes (07936 534 084).
10:00am

3:00pm

 
 
 
Friends of Jesmond Dene Open Weekend
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Red Walk, Jesmond Dene
Drop in at any time; find out what the Friends and Volunteer Rangers get up to.
History displays, information about the archive project, the “Adopt a Plot” scheme, video footage of local wildlife and history walks.
Visitor Centre and Gift Shop.
11:00am: Short Guided Walk; 2:00pm: AGM of the Friends of Jesmond Dene.
More information from the Visitor Centre on 0191 281 2082.
 
2:00pm

3:00pm

Semitones
Cestria House, 45 Sanderson Road
An informal concert for residents, staff and friends.
Access to Cestria House is restricted, so if you are not a resident and wish to attend please email Clarke@newbrough.fsnet.co.uk in advance.
 
2:00pm

4:00pm

 
Open Day at the Orchard
Jesmond Community Orchard, St Andrew's Cemetery, Tankerville Terrace
Activities for children and adults, including a treasure hunt, snail race and making garden sprites. An opportunity to see one of the most interesting corners of “Hidden Jesmond”.

 

Mon 9 May
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10:00apm

2:00pm

 
 
Dementia Information Market Place
Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace
The Jesmond Dementia Action Alliance presents an opportunity for people with dementia, their carers and families to find out what services and support are available from a variety of health care providers, voluntary groups and charities.

 
12:30pm

3:00pm

 
 
Music and Drama
Upstairs at the Royal British Legion, Lonsdale Terrace
A meal, music, mirth and magic.
Buffet lunch with entertainment by members of the Royal British Legion Choir and the Livewires Drama Group.
£5. For further information and to book tickets go to www.livewirestheatrecompany.co.uk.
 
2:00pm

3:30pm

 
Knit and Natter
St Hilda's Church, Thornleigh Road
Come and join us to knit for a good cause and natter for fun!
Refreshments.

 
4:15pm

9:45pm

 
 
 
The Rock Project
Newcastle Cricket Club, Osborne Avenue
Rock and pop tuition. Free taster sessions.
4:15 – 6:15pm (Ages 7-14)
6:15 – 8:15pm (Ages 14-18, with some playing experience)
8:15 – 9:45pm (Adults, of all abilities)

 

Tues 10 May
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10:00am

12:30pm

 
 
 
 
Volunteer Open Day
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Red Walk, Jesmond Dene
Come along to Jesmond Dene and meet the Friends and Volunteer Rangers to find out what they get up to.
We have different volunteering opportunities: guided walks, practical sessions, bee keeping, events, the archive project and lots more.
 
We are also interested in hearing your ideas for other ways that people can contribute to the wellbeing of the Dene, its wildlife and visitors. Do you have skills and interests we should know about?
If you cannot come on that day, you can find out more from the Visitor Centre on 0191 281 2082 or email parks&countryside@newcastle.gov.uk
 
2:00pm

3:00pm
 
 

A Short Walk from Jesmond Library
Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace
Help try out the first of a series of short walks for exercise and interest, being developed by John North to support the Wellbeing for Life initiative of the Elders Council of Newcastle and the Friends of Jesmond Library.

 
3:30pm

5:00pm
 

Teatime for Teddy Bears
Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace
Bring your own teddy bear, dressed to go on a holiday of your choice. Prizes for the most imaginative teddies in 3 categories: ages under 3, under 8, and under 11.
Sponsored by Hays Travel of 16 Acorn Road, Jesmond.
There will be light refreshments available.
 

Wed 11 May
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10:00am

12:00noon

 

 

 
JesCraft
JesSpace, above 1901 Caffe Bistro, Jesmond Methodist Church, St George's Terrace
Bring your hooks, needles and pins, yarns and fabrics. We are a community craft group; we all help each other with our projects, sharing skills and encouragement. We also make for charities – blankets, jumpers, hats etc. Learn something new, or brush up your skills.

 
all are welcome !
 
1:00pm

2:30pm
 
 

Foods from Around the World
Heaton Manor School, Jesmond Park West
Cooking demonstrations, hosted by the young people of the school. With audience participation.
Where do your favourite foods come from?

The school's main entrance is from Newton Road.
For further information about this event, see www.heatonmanor.net.
 
6:00pm

8:00pm
 
 

 
Heritage Tours
Jesmond Old Cemetery, Sandyford Road
A guided tour of this historic backwater, last resting place of John Dobson, Emerson Bainbridge and John Fenwick
Meet at the South Lodge, adjacent to the Sandyford Road entrance. Turn up 15 minutes before the tour commences

There is no car parking available. Wear appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing.
No charge, but donations welcome. Any queries to Ray Hayes (07936 534 084).
 
6:00pm

8:00pm
 

Wine & Cheese Treats
Waitrose, Osborne Road
Waitrose welcomes you to an evening sampling a selection of our wines and cheese, along with some tasty treats.

Meet our enthusiastic partners, who can advise you on everything from the Community Matters scheme to Wines Direct.
 
6:30pm

11:00pm
 

Curry and Quiz Night
The Northumberland Club, North Jesmond Avenue
Curry and Quiz - says it all, really!
£7 per adult or child. Families and all welcome!

 

Thur 12 May
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10:30am

12:00noon

 
Senior Men's Club (Women also Welcome!)
Newcastle Cricket Club, Osborne Avenue
The speaker will be Charles Linaker, speaking on “Life of a Somebody – George Grossmith”.
Tea/coffee available from 10:00am.
 
2:30pm

3:30pm

"Vintage" Lunch Club
Holy Trinity Church Hall, Churchill Gardens
Enjoy a light lunch, and conversation.
For the over 60's
 
2:00pm

4:00pm
Doors open 1:30pm
 
 
Put a Song in Your Heart
Chapman House, Newcastle High School for Girls, Junior Department, Sandyford Road
An afternoon of fun and frivolity for the over 50s, including performances by pupils, entertainment, afternoon tea, and a quiz with prizes.
Open to all over 50's.
Hosted by Newcastle High School for Girls and the Elders Council of Newcastle.
Free transport available from various stops in Jesmond: contact 0191 275 9745 to book.
 
2:00pm

4:00pm

Afternoon Tea Club
The Holy Name Church Hall, Towers Avenue
Afternoon tea, with musical entertainment and a raffle.
£2 charge includes tea and the raffle.
 
2:30pm

3:30pm

 
Prayer Café
St Hilda's Church, Thornleigh Road
Chat about worldly concerns or private matters, while being served afternoon tea. Followed by a short service.

 
6:00pm

7:00pm

 
 
Thursday Evening Lecture
Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace
Nigel McMurray's topic will be Sir Arthur Munro Sutherland, the shipowner and philanthropist who gave the Mansion House to the City of Newcastle and was the last private owner of Dunstanburgh Castle.
A charge of £3 per head goes to keeping our library open.
 
0:00pm

0:00pm

 
Live Music Night
Jesmond Methodist Church, St George's Terrace
Join a night of music, with a variety of musicians with a mix of original songs and covers.
Free event, all welcome. For more details, and other events, check on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JesmondMethodistChurch
 

Fri 13 May
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10:30am

12:00noon

Friday Café
St George's Church Hall, Osborne Road
Open to all. We warmly welcome those affected by dementia.

 
4:00pm

7:00pm

 
Big Tidy Up!
Meet outside Tesco, Acorn Roa
Community litter pick followed by a get together over food. Bring a dish to share. Get to know your neighbours

Free and open to all, organised by Keep Jesmond Clean.
For more information email keepjesmondclean@gmail.com .
 
5:00pm
onwards

 

 

 
Pimms Long Weekend & Junior WASPS Coaching
Newcastle Cricket Club, Osborne Avenue
Barbecue, Pimms tent, award-winning Real Ales and Cider!
Fun coaching for boys and girls aged 7-11
Pimms from 5:00pm, BBQ from 6:00pm
Cricket coaching 6:30 – 8:00pm Free Taster Session
Check out our latest improvements - £500,000 over the last decade - and see what's on offer for families, all year round. And if it rains – come and enjoy yourselves in the Pavilion instead! National Cricket Club of the Year 2016!
 
7:00pm

10:00pm

 
City Youth Music Young Bands Night
Newcastle Cricket Club, Osborne Avenue (Pavilion Suite)
City Youth Music present a Jesmond Festival Gig showcasing young local pop and rock bands from ages 7-16.
Refreshments available.
For further information contact i.greenwood@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.cityyouthmusic.org. Number of tickets limited.
 
7:30pm

9:00pm

Jesmond Sings!
Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace
Concert featuring the Clarsach Harp group and local group Jesmond Sings!
Interval refreshments; donations to the library, please.
 

Sat 14 May
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10:00am

mid-afternoon

 
Spring Ramble along the Tyne
St George's Church, Osborne Road
Walking route from St George's down to the Tyne, then perhaps to Jarrow and return by Metro, depending on the weather etc.

Organised by St George's Church. Just turn up outside the church on the day; wear walking footwear and bring sandwiches. For reasonably seasoned walkers!
 
11:00am

1:00pm

 
Family Fun Day and Barbecue
Jesmond Nursery, 8 Osborne Roa
Various fun activities, indoors and out, including a bouncy castle, face painting and charity raffle to make an exciting day

Everyone welcome. Free entry.
 
11:00am

4:00pm

 
 
Exhibition, Art, Book Stall and Refreshments
St Hilda's Church and Church Hall, Thornleigh Road
Stalls include books, Ginger wine and preserves. In the Church, an exhibition featuring the experiences of Private Harry Donkin, in the first World War.
Also, art from local schools and artists.
Light refreshments available in the Church Hall, free tea and coffee.
Prayers on the hour, every hour.
 
11:00am

6:00pm

 
 
Classic Bikes
Royal British Legion Car Park, Lonsdale Terrace
Re-live those old memories of classic motorbikes!
The inaugural Jesmond classic and custom motorcycle show, presented by members of the Royal British Legion Riders Branch.
Refreshments and food on sale.
 
12:00noon

2:00pm

 
A Taste of Nations
Jesmond Methodist Church, St George's Terrace
Come in and sample a variety of home-made international food from across the globe.
Fancy something a bit different for lunch?

 
11:30am
to
7pm approx

 
 
 
Pimms Weekend & Cricket match
Newcastle Cricket Club, Osborne Avenue
North East Premier League Cricket: Newcastle Firsts v Durham Academy
Pimms from 2:00pm, BBQ from 4:00pm. Match from 11:30am – approximately 7:00pm.
Barbecue, Pimms tent, award-winning Real Ales and Cider!
Free Entry!
Check out our latest improvements and see what's on offer for families, all year round. And if it rains, enjoy the pavilion instead!
National Cricket Club of the Year 2016.
 
2:00pm

3:00pm

Semitones
Wordsworth House, Clayton Road
An informal concert for residents, staff and friends.

Access to Wordsworth House is restricted, so if you are not a resident and wish to attend please email Clarke@newbrough.fsnet.co.uk in advance.
7:00pm

9:30pm

 
Splice of Life Film Club
Holy Trinity Church Hall, Churchill Gardens
A showing of the 2015 film “Suffragette”, followed by a discussion of the film's themes and our response to them. The drama follows one of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement.

 
7:30pm

9:30pm

 
Jesmond Choral Group
Jesmond United Reformed Church, Burdon Terrace
Jesmond Choral Group will perform the Dvorak Stabat Mater, under the baton of their Musical Director, Jonathan Scott.

 

Sun 15 May
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10:00am

3:00pm

 
 
Steam Train Rides
Exhibition Park, off Brandling Park or Claremont Road
Come and ride on the model railway as the guests of the Tyneside Society of Model & Experimental Engineers.
Children and adults welcome!
The tracks are situated behind the former museum building, at the Northern edge of the park
 
1:30pm
to
7pm approx

 
 
 
Pimms Weekend & Cricket match
Newcastle Cricket Club, Osborne Avenue
North East Premier League Cricket: Newcastle Thirds v Tudhoe.
Pimms from 2:00pm, BBQ from 4:00pm. Match from 1:30pm – approximately 7:00pm.
Barbecue, Pimms tent, award-winning Real Ales and Cider!
Free Entry!
Check out our latest improvements and see what's on offer for families, all year round. And if it rains, enjoy the pavilion instead!
National Cricket Club of the Year 2016.
 
2:30pm

4:00pm

 
Teddy Bears' Picnic
Haldane House Community Wildlife Garden, Burdon Terrace
Teddy Bear's picnic with storytelling.
Hosted by members of Jesmond United Reformed Church and open to all. Free event.

 
6:00pm

7:00pm

 
Choral Evensong
St George's Church, Osborne Road
Works by Stanford, Haydn and Widor
The St George's Church Choir and their Director, Frederick Peacock.

 
6:00pm

8:00pm

 

 
The Poet's Way:
Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace
An Imaginary Long Distance Footpath in Northumbria
Keith Jewitt returns to Jesmond Library with his latest literary exploration.
If anyone would like explore the route which he will be describing in his talk, contact him via Clarke@newbrough.fsnet.co.uk .
There will be a short break for refreshments. Donations to help keep Jesmond Library open, please.
 

Mon 16 May
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12noon

2:00pm

 
 

 
Becoming a Dementia Friendly Community – Jesmond's Progress So Far
Newcastle Cricket Club, Osborne Avenue
To celebrate Dementia Awareness Week – come and see how Jesmond is becoming dementia friendly, meet some Dementia Friends and learn how you and your organisation can get involved.
Light lunch provided.
 
2:00pm

3:30pm

Knit and Natter
St Hilda's Church, Thornleigh Road
Come and join us to knit for a good cause and natter for fun!
Refreshments.
 
4:15pm

9:45pm

 

 
The Rock Project
Newcastle Cricket Club, Osborne Avenue
Free taster sessions of pop and rock tuition.
4:15 – 6:15pm (Ages 7-14);
6:15 – 8:15pm (Ages 14-18, with some playing experience);
8:15 – 9:45pm (Adults, of all abilities)

 
6:30pm

8:30pm

 
Girls & Women's Cricket Coaching
Newcastle Cricket Club, Osborne Avenue
Try out fun coaching for Girls and Women's squad (ages from 13 to pensioners).
Free Taster Session.
Check out our latest improvements and see what's on offer for families, all year round. And if it rains, enjoy the pavilion instead! Bar open from 5:00pm. National Cricket Club of the Year 2016.
 
7:30pm

9:30pm

 
The Tyne Trio
Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace
Music from the Tyne Trio, featuring Gina Devine, performing Classic Jazz with a modern twist.
Presented by Jesmond Residents Association
 
7:30pm

9:30pm

 

 

 
Women's Institute
St George's Church Hall, Osborne Road
Come and find out more about Jesmond WI, part of the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK.
Non-members, all welcome! This month's meeting will be on the subject of Emergency First Aid.
For more information email hello@jesmondwi.org.uk or see jesmondwi.wordpress.com
Visitors £4.

 

Tues 17 May
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2:00pm

5:00pm

 

Portland Bowling Club open day
Portland Bowling Club, Hutton Terrace
Come and see the County's oldest private bowling club.
A great opportunity to visit one of Jesmond's hidden gems and, if you wish, try out bowls in a near perfect setting.
Flat soled shoes or trainers required. Licensed bar, tea and coffee.

 
7:00pm

9:00pm

 

 
The Jesmond Debate
Newcastle Cricket Club, Osborne Avenue
Should the law be changed to allow assisted dying?
Speakers: Dave Cross and Julian Hughes, chaired by Keith Jewitt.
Debate organised by the Jesmond Humanists with the support of North East Humanists and the Jesmond Residents Association.
No charge. The speakers will debate until 7:40pm; after a short break the debate will be thrown open to the audience.

 

Wed 18 May
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10:00am

11:00am

 

 
The “Swinging Sixties"
Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace
Come along to enjoy songs from the “Swinging Sixties” and more, with the NPS Singers (children from Newcastle Preparatory School's choir). Listen to some wonderful musicians (some as young as seven) and try some tasty treats from “The Great NPS Bake Off”!

 
10:00am

12noon

 

 
 
JesCraft
JesSpace, above 1901 Caffe Bistro, Jesmond Methodist Church, St George's Terrace
Bring your hooks, needles and pins, yarns and fabrics!
We are a community craft group; we all help each other with our projects, sharing skills and encouragement. We also make for charities – blankets, jumpers, hats etc.
Learn something new, or brush up your skills.
All welcome!
 
7:00pm

8:30pm

 
Poetry Please? Please Yourself!
The Holy Name Church Hall, Towers Avenue
Bring along a published poem of your choice, to share over a glass of wine with fellow poetry lovers, in an informal and relaxed setting.
All welcome!
 
7:00pm

9:00pm

 
 
Floral Demonstration
Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace
Floral designs for the home. An entertaining demonstration of flower arranging by members of the Northumberland and Durham Area of the National Association of Flower Arrangers.
The arrangements will be raffled at the end of the evening.
 
7:30pm

9:30pm

 
Music for the Pool
Recital Room, Performing Arts Centre, Royal Grammar School, Eskdale Terrace
Performed by David Murray (piano), Len Young (piano), Christopher Murray (cello), and Les Hodgson (tenor).
Tickets: £10 as a donation to Jesmond Community Leisure.
The entrance to the RGS Performing Arts Centre is beside Jesmond Parish Church, close to Jesmond Metro Station.

Thurs 19 May
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10:30am

12:00noon

Senior Men's Club (Women also Welcome!)
Newcastle Cricket Club, Osborne Avenue
The speaker will be Tim Griffiths on “Visitors to Northumberland 1600 to 1850”.
Tea/coffee available from 10:00am.
 
12noon

1:30pm

“Vintage” Lunch Club
Holy Trinity Church Hall, Churchill Gardens
Enjoy a light lunch, and conversation, for the over 60's.

 
2:00pm

4:00pm

 

 
Fun & Fitness for the Over 50's
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Red Walk, Jesmond Dene (next to Pets' Corner)
A talk by John Grundy about the history of Jesmond Dene
An invitation from the Elders Council to enjoy an entertaining talk about the Dene, as well as an opportunity to sample some healthy activities in the Visitor Centre Activity Room.
All over 50s welcome.
 
2:00pm

4:00pm

Afternoon Tea Club
The Holy Name Church Hall, Towers Avenue
Afternoon tea, with a raffle.
£2 charge includes tea and the raffle.
 
6:00pm

7:00pm

 
 
Thursday Evening Lecture: Streets for People
Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace
Streets for People is a new project funded by the council to carry out a needs analysis with a local reference group, on making local streets in Jesmond more attractive for walking and cycling. This includes a presentation and discussion of the initial findings.
Talk organised by Jesmond Residents Association. A charge of £3 per head goes to keeping our library open.
The presentation is repeated in South Jesmond at 7:30 (see below)  
7:30pm

9:30pm

 
 
Streets for People
Jesmond United Reformed Church, Burdon Terrace
Streets for People is a new project funded by the council to carry out a needs analysis with a local reference group, on making local streets in Jesmond more attractive for walking and cycling. This includes a presentation and discussion of the initial findings.
Talk organised by Jesmond Residents Association. A charge of £3 per head goes to keeping our library open.
The presentation is repeated in North Jesmond (see above).  

Fri 20 May
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10:30am

12noon

Friday Café
St George's Church Hall, Osborne Road
Open to all. We warmly welcome those affected by dementia.

 
6:00pm

11:00pm

 
Harvest Music
Harvest Café, 91 St George's Terrace
Music, food and drink in an informal café setting. Drop in when you like, or stay the whole evening.

 
7:30pm

10:00pm

 
Axum
Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace
Eight piece folk band Axum play new arrangements of traditional tunes from the British Isles and further afield, from Scottish dance music to jigs, reels, waltzes and mazurkas.
The £5 entry fee goes to support Jesmond Library. There will be refreshments in the half-time interval.
 

Sat 21 May
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9:30am

12:30pm

 
Messy Church and Café HT
Holy Trinity Church, Churchill Gardens
Enjoy the toddler play zone, crafts, story and songs alongside a coffee, bacon butties and traybakes.

 
10:00am

3:30pm

 

 
Jesmond Dene Arts Market
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Red Walk, Jesmond Dene (next to Pets' Corner)
Around 20 top local artists, designers and crafters, with something for all tastes and budgets, plus a few extra Festival surprises!

Why not visit the Arts Market and the Food Market in the same trip?
Supported by Loveartnortheast and Newcastle City Council and organised by Lesley McNish of Loveartnortheast and Jesmond Dene Market. See https://www.facebook.com/jesmonddeneartsmarket for more information.
 
10:00am

3:00pm

 

 

 

 
Jesmond Food Market
Armstrong Bridge, off Jesmond Dene Road
Jesmond's monthly food market returns, featuring all the best produce from around the region.
Over 20 stalls of fresh local breads, meats, cheese, vegetables, pies, pickles, cakes, street food, young musicians from City Youth Music and more. Come and do your weekly shop, have lunch, coffee and meet friends.

Why not visit the Arts Market and the Food Market in the same trip?
Supported by Jesmond Residents Association, Food Newcastle and Newcastle City Council and organised by Anna Hedworth of The Grazer (the-grazer.blogspot.co.uk ).

 

 
 
11:00am

4:00pm

 
 
Exhibition, Art, Book Stall and Refreshments
St Hilda's Church and Church Hall, Thornleigh Road
Stalls include books, ginger wine and preserves. In the Church, an exhibition featuring the experiences of Private Harry Donkin in the first World War. Art from local schools and artists.
Light refreshments available in the Church Hall, free tea and coffee.
Prayers on the hour, every hour.
 
12noon

2:00pm

 
A Taste of Nations
Jesmond Methodist Church, St George's Terrace
Come in and sample a variety of home-made international food from across the globe.
Fancy something a bit different for lunch?

 
2:00pm

3:00pm

 
Afternoon Concert
St George's Church Hall, Osborne Road
A relaxed musical medley presented by the Friends of St George's, including Chopin's Concert Study, some singing and perhaps a story or two. Something for everyone
Followed by tea and cakes!
 
2:00pm

4:00pm

 
 

Streets for People: a Jesmond Guided Tour
Meet on Armstrong Bridge, off Jesmond Dene Road
Walking tour led by Jesmond Residents Association and Living Streets, viewing both heritage sights and some of the streets which are to be improved as part of the Streets for People programme.
Plus, see the winning garden in the Tidy Gardens competition.
Come at 1:45pm (or before) to do your food shopping as well!
 
4:30pm

5:30pm

Semitones
Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace
An informal musical performance, open to all.
Come and support your local amateur orchestra.
Listen, or bring your own instrument and join in!
 
7:00pm

9:00pm

 

Concert
St George's Church, Osborne Road
The Northern Orchestra with the Doctors' Chorus perform music by Bernstein, Poulenc and Saint-Saens.

Tickets £15, concessions £10, students £5.
 
7:00pm

9:00pm

 

 

Film Night
Holy Trinity Church Hall, Churchill Gardens
The “Splice of Life” film group presents “Suffragette” (2015), with a discussion of the film's themes and our response to them.
The film tells the story of Maud, one of the early foot soldiers of the feminist movement, who is forced underground by an increasingly brutal state.

 
7:30pm

9:30pm

 

Christian Aid Quiz Night
Holy Trinity Church Hall, Churchill Gardens
Come along and exercise your little grey cells for a fun evening of quizzing, so that people living in extreme poverty can reach their full potential. Bring a team or join one on the night.
A fundraiser marking Christian Aid week.
Suggested donation of £2 per quizzer. There will also be a raffle.
 

Sun 22 May
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11:00am

12noon

Cafe Church
Holy Trinity Church, Churchill Gardens
Informal service with coffee, croissants, discussion and songs.

 
10:00am

1:00pm

 

 
Tennis and Squash Fun Day
The Northumberland Club, North Jesmond Avenue
Join us today and take advantage of the wide range of facilities at the premier racket sports venue in the North East!
Great activities to enjoy and get fit, with all the family right from grandparents to toddlers
Or just come for a look round!
 
11:00am

2:00pm

 

 
Open Day at the Allotments
West Jesmond Allotments, Highbury/Forsyth Road
Open access for visitors to come and stroll round our site, have a look at some of the plots, talk to gardeners and maybe discuss the possibility of taking a plot.
Hopefully, given reasonably favourable growing conditions in the Spring, there should be some plants and seedlings on sale – and possibly some produce, jams, cakes etc.

 
2:00pm

4:00pm

 
Tour de Jesmond
Armstrong Bridge to Pets Corner, Jesmond Dene
A cycle tour of Jesmond on a new route, possibly reaching Heaton Park, Jesmond Dene and Jesmond Vale, and finishing at Pets Corner for an ice cream. Approximately 5 miles.
Organised by Jesmond Residents Association and Jesmond Safe Cycling
Police will accompany the tour. All ages welcome, including families and new cyclists.  
4:00pm

6:00pm

 
Classical Revolution
1901 Caffe Bistro, St George's Terrace (inside Jesmond Methodist Church)
Have you ever fancied listening to professional musicians play live classical music while you sit in a comfortable armchair, enjoying coffee and cake? Now's your chance!
Free entry, family friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Event brought to you by The Semibreve Supper club and 1901 Caffe Bistro
 
6:30pm

7:30pm

Cafe Church
Holy Trinity Church, Churchill Gardens
Informal service with coffee, croissants, discussion and songs.

 
7:00pm

9:00pm

 
The Blow-In
Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace
A public reading, by the Jesmond Library Play Reading Group, of a play written by group member Crispin Welby.
Donations of at least £2, please, to help keep our library open. Refreshments available.
 


Jesmond Community Festival is produced by Jesmond Community Forum and supported with finance from
Newcastle City Council (North Jesmond, South Jesmond, East Gosforth and North Heaton Ward Committees),
Jesmond Nursery, Jesmond Community Leisure, Hays Travel,
Jesmond Residents Association, Robson Laidler,
the Friends of Jesmond Library and Jesmond Community Orchard.
The Press launch is hosted by the Cairn Hotel.

For further information please call: Chris Murtagh on 0191 275 9745; or Jesmond Library on 0191 281 2385.

The festival is supported by numerous local businesses and community organisations. Thank you to you all!

Contact Us by email : forum@jesmond.uk.net


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