Join Blackburn’s Big Lunch

Published Thursday 28 May 2015 at 9:20

Blackburn’s Big Lunch on Sunday, June 7 will bring people together from across the borough for a summer street party.


The Big Lunch is a national annual event which takes place every year across the UK and encourages people to take time out to meet friends and neighbours


Blackburn’s Big Lunch will be held on King William Street in front of Blackburn Town Hall and will see a variety of community groups join together.


There will be children’s entertainment and music, circus skills workshops and face painting  as well as recycling workshops in keeping with the theme of the day which is sustainability.


The workshops will create an ‘everlasting garden’ of flowers and plants made of recycled materials.


It will be supported by volunteers from Asda and the Police cadets, representatives from the Halifax who will run a cake stall, games and workshops while BB1 for life café and Danny Colleta of Chocolat will both have stalls.


People are invited to bring a picnic or to try some of the tasty lunches cooked up by social enterprise Chutney for Change, which is organising the event backed by Blackburn is Open.


Chutney for Change will be preparing food from fruit and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste and there will be a vegan cookery demonstration.


Rachel Gilkes of Chutney for Change said:

We are really excited and just ask that everyone gets behind the Big Lunch, which promises to be an exciting afternoon of food and fun.”


Executive member for regeneration, Councillor Phil Riley, said:

It’s great to see local volunteers organising this event and it’s exactly the type of event that Blackburn is Open should get behind, one that brings communities together.”


This is the seventh national Big Lunch, which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and led by the Eden Project.


Blackburn’s Big Lunch will  run from 11am until 3pm. For more information visit

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