JesmondLocal to sponsor community festival

JesmondLocal will be the official media sponsor of the 2011 Jesmond Community Festival which runs from Saturday 19th March until Sunday 3rd April. Organisers are promising “something for everyone, from toddlers to students, families and pensioners”, and this year’s events include choral concerts, readings, open days, a youth gig, a tea dance, family fun activities, walking tours, jazz, competitions, a fair and more.

This year's festival begins on Saturday 19th March

Most of last year’s venues will be taking part again in 2011, but for the first time there will be events at new venues including the Royal British Legion Club (West Jesmond) and Oxfam Books and Music (St George’s Terrace).

The full programme is being finalised, and will be available next month from Jesmond Community Forum, Oxfam Books and Music, Café 1901, or other community locations. Most events will be free and open to all, although in some cases there may be a small charge, and advance booking will be necessary for a limited number of the most popular events.

Keep watching JesmondLocal for all the latest festival information.