We are always very keen to support events where people can come together in St. Peter’s and enjoy its stunning location and its many beautiful 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 Head, which made the front page of The Journal newspaper.
We have also enjoyed sunny summer fete days of boat trips, dancing, street food, live music and prize-packed raffles. Whilst in December, the neighbourhood comes together for an annual Christmas party. 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 of course businesses all donate food and gift items to the Appeal. In the past four years recipients of the Appeal have been Newcastle East Foodbank and Byker Community Centre. Both organistions in turn ensure that the donated items are received by local people and families at Christmastime.
Last December also saw the first 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 was over 25 festively-adorned windows dotted across the neighbourhood for everyone to take a stroll to see and enjoy for themselves.
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.
The current pandemic has put a stop to plans for this year's Mid-Summer 2021 Party on the riverside. If you would like to help organise the Party this summer should circumstances change, or wish to perform, cater, sponsor, or donate cash and prizes then please get in touch with email@example.com. We believe this might be a great get-together for everyone in St. Peter's this coming summer. Fingers crossed.