You're invited to The Big Lunch!


Imagine a day where, for a few hours, people across the land throw open their doors, take to their streets, gardens and neighbourhoods to share food, have fun and make connections...


'It totally transformed the nature of the street; barely anyone knew anyone else before' – Hannah, Big Lunch participant


The Big Lunch is a chance for neighbours to meet up, share food and have fun over the first weekend in June.  It can be anything from a small gathering in a garden to a street party with food, music and decoration. Here in Cornwall we’re blessed with brilliant open spaces to choose from – you could even have one on the beach.


Currently six million people take part each summer around the UK, after the idea was born down here in Cornwall. This 10th birthday year, The Big Lunch is on the weekend of 1-2 June, and here at Eden we’ve decided to close on Sunday 2 June to encourage people like you to hold one in your own community. So come on Cornwall, let's show the rest of the UK how it’s done!


There's lots of help at hand; our website is packed with hints and tips – from advice on closing your street to readymade invites – so it’s easy to get started.



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