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Big Lunches provide an opportunity for people of all ages to come together in an atmosphere of sharing and participation where positive interactions happen naturally, celebrating living local and strengthening community and wellbeing.

Our aim is to improve the happiness and wellbeing of people across the UK by helping to build more resilient and better connected communities.

Eden supports and encourages people all over the UK to take positive actions that strengthen local connections and build stronger communities.

We bring people together to build their confidence and grow and share their talents. We support individuals and communities as they create positive change to tackle local issues that matter to them most.

We started off with a very simple idea: one day a year when, for a few glorious hours, cars stop, shyness stops, gloom lifts and the UK comes together in the street to meet, greet, share, swap, sing, play and laugh for no reason other than that we all need to.

And so The Big Lunch was born. Since it began in 2009, The Big Lunch — the UK’s annual get together for neighbours — has grown to improve neighbourhoods and reduce isolation. Its now the biggest UK get together for neighbours.

Neighbours and community groups are invited to join in and have your own get togethers.Visit https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/sign-up-and-get-your-free-big-lunch-starter-pack

to order our FREE Big Lunch pack, full of tips and ideas to get you started.

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Aug 17 6:00pm
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Eden Project Community Camp

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12 places available for Northern Ireland participants on Eden Project Community Camp Are you seeking inspiration & ideas for community projects? Would you benefit from connections with community minded people? Expenses covered by National Lottery
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mobile volunteering in action in armagh
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Armagh Volunteers were recognised when The Big Walk came to visit ahead of Volunteers week.
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On Saturday 26 May, Michael Conlon, Rathlin-born singer and Irish Senator Frances Black, and daughter singer-songwriter Aoife Scott, invite you to join them on Rathlin for The Big Community Walk join them and others of all ages and abilities for a fun and
Northern Ireland walkers Olivia and Noel with Comedian and walker Jo Brand at the start of the Great Big Walk 2017 in  Batley, Yorkshire
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The Big Walk is back! Four walkers from across the UK will set off from Morecambe in May, their journeys will visit people and groups who make their communities better places to live, arriving back home in time for The Big Lunch day for neighbours 3 June
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Join in sharing some brilliant public space ideas from other cities, brainstorming, exploring what young people in Belfast want and need in their public spaces and illustrating our ideas on paper.

Belfast from Blitz to Glitz
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October is positive ageing month. Enjoy a Fun lunch with street celebration on the menu from Fleadh to war end or Festival. Share your own human stories that could be lost, from dressing up to stealing your first kiss

Glenariffe community welcomes The Great Big Walk
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The Great Big Walk arrived in Glenariff having set out on 29 May from Yorkshire on a UK wide adventure, connecting people and celebrating community all along the way. Funded by National lottery it highlights the community spirit that exists in the UK.

Youth got Community Spirit
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We're giving away £3000 worth of prizes to young people making a positive difference in their community! Tell us what you'd buy to help build community spirit and be in to win!

Social eating helps connect communities
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Research out this year from the University of Oxford has revealed that the more often people eat with others, the more likely they are to feel happy and satisfied with their lives.

The Cost of Northern Ireland’s Disconnected Communities: £1.69 billion per year
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Eden Project Communities

A new study[1] has found that Northern Ireland’s disconnected communities could be costing the local economy £1.69 billion every year. For the UK economy as a whole, this figure reaches £32 billion.

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  • Grainne Mccloskey
  • niamh scullion