Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Big Lunch Weekend

In 2009 the Eden Project started the Big Lunch, a national event aimed at getting as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours in a simple act of community, friendship and fun. This year, due to a change in date, Northern Ireland is getting in on the act, with around 100 street parties, picnics and community events planned across the country this Sunday, the 5th June. 

Below are just a few of the featured events. You can check out the rest by visiting the Big Lunch website

Big Lunch, Big Picnic (12-2pm, Ormeau Park, Belfast)

The 5th June is also World Environment Day, and this Picnic in the Park will have an eco theme. Participating in the Big Lunch Big Bunting challenge, children and parents will have the chance to create unique and alternative bunting from old material, and spot prizes will been given out to those who can offer some of the best tips and ideas for green living. There will be music, story telling and demonstrations and samples from local businesses, traders and producers.

For more information check out the Facebook event

Playtrail Big Lunch Fun Day, (Starts at 12-5pm £5 per family, Racecource Rd, Derry)

Playtrail will host their 1st 'Big Lunch' Event to bring families together to inspire a deeper sense of community and build on existing community activities. The event will have a Family Fun Day appeal, offering something for all, from toddlers to grandparents. Activities will include play activities, bouncy castles, clowns & face painters, themed Forest School activities, international cookery demonstrations, team challenges and wildlife & well being projects.

The Consortium hopes to work closely with a range of local community groups and Derry City Council to highlight the wealth of local talent and the diversity within the rich and vibrant local community. The focus is on children & young people. Details are available through the Playtrail website and Facebook page.

Parkanaur Garden Centre, Dungannon

Parkanaur GC are organising a little get together as a Grow your Own Big lunch event. Along with the local college they have organised a day where people can learn a bit more about growing their own vegetables and get some free gardening advice. Please contact 07801 849884

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