Jesmond Community Festival

As always, Newcastle Cricket Club will be playing an integral part in this year’s Jesmond Community Festival – a series of (largely free) events that run from 6th May to 22nd May at venues all around Jesmond. Among the events that we’ll be playing host to include…

Teddy Bear Trail

Throughout the Jesmond Festival fortnight, you’ve a chance to find hidden teddies, enjoy discount refreshments and win a host of prizes! This year’s Teddy Bar Trail has a brand new route and lots of rewards for the people who stroll around Jesmond looking for twenty hidden teddies.

The entry form includes vouchers so that people can relax along the way with discounts on coffees, sandwiches and ice creams. Also new this year is a prize draw with lots of prizes up for grabs for EVERY entry – regardless of how many teddies they find. The top prize is Afternoon Tea at Jesmond Dene House.

Entry forms with the Trail Map can be collected at Jesmond Library and Newcastle Cricket Club – which are the start and end of the Trail. All are welcome – it’s a great way to get some exercise and learn about your local area.

The prize draw will take place on Tuesday 24 May at 10.15am, at Jesmond Library

PIMMS Weekend

Come and take in some live cricket and enjoy a glass of PIMMS over the weekend of 13th-15th May, hopefully enjoying some early summer sun on Jesmond’s best sun-trap terrace. There’s junior coaching on Friday evening, where your youngsters can enjoy a free taster session of what we have to offer. Our First XI will be home to Durham Academy on Saturday (starting at 11.30am) while on Sunday it’s the 3rd XI playing host to Tudhoe.

Throughout the weekend there’s BBQ food, award-winning real ales and ciders, and the chance to enjoy one of Jesmond’s great open green spaces with free admission. On Monday 16th there’s also chance to try a free taster session of Girls and Women’s cricket coaching – come along from 6.30 – 8.30pm.

The Rock Project

On two evenings (9th and 16th May) come along and try your hand at some free taster sessions of rock music tuition. All are welcome, from kids to adults, and a range of experience levels all the way down to complete novices. Ages 7-14 from 4.15pm to 6.15pm, 14-18 year olds from 6.15pm to 8.15pm, and adults from 8.15pm to 9.45pm.

Other events

These include the Jesmond Senior Men’s clubs’ talks on 12th and 19th May, the City Youth Music Young Bands Night, Dementia Awareness Week initiatives and the Jesmond Debate. Click here to find the full Jesmond Festival programme of events, talks, open days, competitions and more…