Jesmond Community Festival in full swing!

Erin_ Hope-Hume_, of _EH_ Dance_ at_ a_ previous_ (pre-Covid) Jesmond Community Festival
Erin Hope-Hume, of EH Dance at a previous (pre-Covid) festival

If you are looking for fun activities, both outdoors and online over the next couple of weeks then look no further than Jesmond Community Festival. It will not disappoint.

How is it going?

The organisers are very pleased with how the festival is going this year. Chris Clarke says:

“Walks and outdoor tours are proving particularly popular in this year’s Jesmond Festival, with several being fully booked well in advance. Covid-19 restrictions have meant that most talks have had to take place over zoom, and there are some signs of ‘zoom fatigue’ setting in.  But nonetheless zoom talks of particular local interest, such as today’s U3A talk about Lord Armstrong and Jesmond Dene, JesmondLocal’s Local Election Hustings, and the Library talk about Newcastle’s City Walls, have drawn good audiences.

“Based on this experience, so long as the weather holds, I would expect a good attendance at the Orchard Open Day on 22 May, as well as the Library’s Zoom talk on Art and the Metro on 27 May, and the virtual tour of the Victoria Tunnel on 30 May. And of course, with two Teddy Bear Trails to choose from, the streets of Jesmond should attract keen-eyed children and their families, well into the beginning of June.”

Dance is a highlight

Erin Hope-Hume, who runs dance classes for Jesmond Community Festival said:

“We’ve loved taking part in Jesmond Community Festival over the last five years. The children love getting the chance to perform so it’s disappointing that we sadly weren’t able to this year due to Covid-19. However we did manage to hold two brilliant open classes, one face to face at Jesmond Pool and one via zoom. Both classes were incredibly well attended and we had great fun. The festival is a brilliant community event and it’s always lovely to see so many people getting involved. We hope to be back bigger and better than ever next year with performances and more free classes too!”

There is still time to get involved in Jesmond Community Festival. You can find out more about the festival at

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