Fortnight of fun! – Festival time

image001 (2)The Jesmond Ground and Pavilion are home to ten Jesmond Festival 2016 events … plus the Teddy Bear Trail!

Friday 5th May – Sunday 22nd May
Stroll the Teddy Bear Trail – spot 20 hidden teddies, win prizes, and discover more about the heritage of Jesmond.
Entry forms available from Newcastle Cricket Club and Jesmond Library.
More details here

Monday 9th May

The Rock Project
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)

Thursday 12th May

10:30- 12:00
Senior Men’s Club (Women also Welcome!)
The speaker will be Charles Linaker, speaking on “Life of a Somebody – George Grossmith”.
**10.00 Tea/Coffee available – all welcome

Friday 13th May

5:00pm onwards
Pimms Long Weekend & Junior WASPS Coaching
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

Friday 13th May

7:00pm – 10:00pm
City Youth Music Young Bands Night
City Youth Music present a Jesmond Festival Gig showcasing young local pop and rock bands from ages 7-16.

Saturday 14th May

11:30am – 7pm approx
Pimms Weekend & Cricket match
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!

Sunday 15th May

1:30pm – 7pm approx
Pimms Weekend & Cricket match
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!

Monday 16th May

12noon – 2:00pm
Becoming a Dementia Friendly Community – Jesmond’s Progress So Far
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.

Monday 16th May

4:15pm – 9:45pm
The Rock Project
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)

Monday 16th May

6:30pm – 8:30pm
Girls & Women’s Cricket Coaching
Try out fun coaching for Girls and Women’s squad (ages from 13 to pensioners).
Free Taster Session.

Tuesday 17th May

7:00pm – 9:00pm
The Jesmond Debate
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.

Thursday 19th May

10:30am – 12:00noon
Senior Men’s Club (Women also Welcome!)
The speaker will be Tim Griffiths on “Visitors to Northumberland 1600 to 1850”.
**10.00 Tea/Coffee available – all welcome

Details of all events are on the festival website.