The Big Lunch

Check the weather if you are joining in The Big Lunch this year

Local communities will be decorating their streets, community parks and village halls with brightly coloured bunting to prepare for The Big Lunch 2013.

Since The Big Lunch started in 2009, thousands of events of all shapes and sizes have taken place each year. Last year, 8.5 million people took part, when The Big Jubilee Lunch formed part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. 2013 is the 5th year of The Big Lunch event to bring communities together.

To find out how to host an event in your local community, visit  The Big Lunch official website.

Keep an eye on your local weather forecast if your community is organising a Big Lunch event in your area.

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2 June - Check your local forecast if you are hosting or attending a Big Lunch event.

The Big Lunch is a simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim of The Big Lunch is to encourage 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.

It is the gift of an idea which enables people to get together in their local area and celebrate their community or use the event to raise money for a charity of their choice. Though a date is nominated every year, you can hold a Big Lunch whenever or wherever you like.

You can find out more here at  The Big Lunch website and download a pack to help with your own celebrations.

Types of events that have been organised in the past have included:

  • Street lunches
  • Community games
  • BBQs
  • Street parties including music and dance

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

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