Eden Project Communities

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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Competition time folks!
Win a Nutritional healthy eating workshop to kick 2016 off in a great way, it includes cooking demo and tasting
Prize worth £250 from our NI Big Lunch ambassador Jane McClenaghan Vital Nutrition

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Bring light to the dark night and share community spirit with people of all ages and backgrounds from Belfast and beyond. A fun winter event starting at the Ulster Museum and going through Botanic park. December 20th.

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Bring light to the dark night and share community spirit! Lantern Parade Botanic Gardens 20 Dec starting approx. 4:15pm. Lantern making workshops in the Ulster Museum 1:30 - 3:30pm parade starting here.

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Jess Ratty, Brand and Communication manager at the UK's leading Crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder hosts a webinar on October 21st at 7pm to explore raising funds and awareness via crowdfunding.

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Jess Ratty,Brand and communication manager at Crowdfunderhosts a webinar on October 21st at 7pm to explore raising funds and awareness via crowdfunding.

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Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, joined a group of Big Lunchers from all over Northern Ireland, speaking at The Big Lunch she said:
“... you can really see how the idea has grown"

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Come to City Hall this Tuesday lunchtime 19th May - grab your packed lunch and bring your buddies!

Less and less of us take a proper lunch break so we've teamed up with the lovely folk in the new Belfast council to give you a taste for The Big Lunch

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Come to City Hall this Tuesday lunchtime 19th May - grab your packed lunch and bring your buddies!

Less and less of us take a proper lunch break so we've teamed up with the lovely folk in the new Belfast council to give you a taste for The Big Lunch

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The Big Lunch is just around the corner and with so many shocking statistics around loneliness and isolation could you do a good turn for the people who live near you?

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Whether you are a community group or neighbours planning a Big Lunch in Northern Ireland during 2015, you can enter our competition to win a healthy cooking workshop.

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Type of Organisation

VCSE

Team

  • Grainne Mccloskey
  • niamh scullion