We are always very keen to support events where people can come together in St. Peter’s, meet the residents and people who work here, and enjoy its stunning location and its many beautiful and unique features.
In recent years, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the opening of St. Peter’s Marina by Princess Diana, and the unveiling of the volunteer-restored landmark sculpture Fish with Two Heads, which made the front page of The Journal newspaper.
We have also enjoyed sunny summer fete days of craft stalls, boat trips, dancing, street food, live music, martial arts' displays and prize-packed raffles. Whilst in December, the neighbourhood comes together for an annual Christmas party, and a Christmas Market hosted at St. Peter's Marina. All these events are made possible by the donation of time and talent by neighbourhood volunteers, and generously supported by St. Peter’s and Newcastle businesses.
Furthermore each December sees the volunteer-run St. Peter's Festive Appeal where residents, people who work here and businesses donate food and gift items to the Appeal. In the past six years recipients of the Appeal have included Newcastle East Foodbank, Byker Community Centre, Connect-25 Foodbank and Byker Mutual. Each organistion in turn ensured that the donated items were received by local people and families.
The past two Christmases also saw the volunteer-staged St. Peter's Living Advent Calendar. For a month residents dressed a home window, as did some businesses one of theirs. The result over both years was many festively-adorned windows dotted across the neighbourhood for everyone to take a stroll to see and enjoy for themselves over the festive and New Year period. Whilst for many years now neigbours have gathered together on Christmas Eve on the Marina Quay for a carol singing service.
If you would like to join the volunteers in organising St. Peter's events and activities, or if you are a business or an individual who would like to bring an event to St. Peter's, or would like to be a sponsor or donate prizes, then please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preparations are in hand for teh St Peter's Family Afternoon, Saturday 16 September, 1pm-5pm, St Peter's Marina.
If you wish, or know anyone who might wish, to be involved in helping organise, take a stall, put on a demonstration or donate financially or with prizes, then please get in touch with email@example.com.