The Big Lunch is the UK’s annual one day get-together for neighbours. The eighth annual Big Lunch will happen on Sunday 12th June 2016.
Organiser Julie Trolve says
Looking out of the window today at the grim weather, to cheer me up, I thought about what to pack in my picnic hamper/sandwich box for The Big Lunch – would it be a pork pie or a crunchy salad. Start planning your picnic as The Big Lunch is coming soon – Sunday 12th June on the Recreation Field. Start time is 12.30pm and stay as long as you wish.
As Her Majesty is celebrating her Birthday on that day, she has pencilled the date in her diary and hopes to put in an appearance, maybe Gidding should help her celebrate – bring bunting, banners, hats, streamers to decorate the field.
Some useful links
- Big lunch website: www.thebiglunch.com
- How to make bunting: www.thebiglunchers.com/index.php/2012/11/how-to-make-bunting-3/
- How to make paper chains: www.thebiglunchers.com/index.php/2012/12/how-to-make-paper-chains
- Picnic recipies www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/picnic
- Outdoor games to play at a picnic www.brit.co/diy-outdoor-games
Event post: http://www.thegiddings.org.uk/2016/06/the-big-lunch-2/
Read about The Big Lunch in Great Gidding in 2013
What is The Big Lunch?
The Big Lunch is the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours, an idea from the Eden Project made possible by The Big Lottery Fund. It’s the perfect recipe for having fun with your neighbours, feeding community spirit and helping to build stronger neighbourhoods. People are the key ingredient, with those taking part creating friendlier communities in which they start to share more, from conversation and ideas to skills and resources. The Big Lunch is calling on communities to take part this year and host their own Big Lunch events on Sunday June 12th 2016.