Big Lunch returns for a third year

Posted: 12/06/2018

aturday 23rd June sees the return of The Big Lunch for a third consecutive year in Hoxton from 12pm to 4pm to help create a greater sense of community across the London Borough by bringing the local neighbourhood together.

Higgins has joined forces with Anthology, Hackney Council, Wates and Shoreditch Primary School to host its most successful Big Lunch yet at Shoreditch Park, adjacent to the Hoxton Press development at Colville Estate.

The Big Lunch provides a great opportunity for the local community to come together for an afternoon of food and entertainment, whilst socialising with neighbours. This year’s Big Lunch in Hoxton will see guests dining out on fantastic street food, whilst enjoying live music, face painting, origami making, Lego house building and games of rounders. Residents are encouraged to head down to Shoreditch Park with their own picnics and games to enjoy along with the wealth of activities already on offer.

Steve Leakey, Managing Director for Higgins Construction commented, “We are delighted to once again be involved with Anthology and Hackney Council in the Big Lunch. This event is an excellent way of bringing the community together in a fun and relaxed way and we are delighted to see how popular it is each year.” 

Project Director at Anthology Hoxton Press, David Newey said: “We’re really excited to be hosting our third Big Lunch in Shoreditch Park and are gearing up for this to be our biggest to date! The team are looking forward to meeting new residents to the area, as well as catching up with some familiar faces from the past two years. It will also be great to welcome new residents who have recently moved into Duo Tower at Hoxton Press, to help start making them feel a real part of this community and what better way then over some fantastic local street food and drinks!”

The Big Lunch which stems from the Eden Project, and made possible by The Big Lottery Fund, is perfect for getting to know your neighbours and strengthening community spirit with 94% of people believing that attending a Big Lunch will have a positive effect on the community they live in. A whopping 9.3 million people took to their streets, local parks and neighbourhoods to join in for an afternoon of community, friendship and fun at over 90,000 events for The Big Lunch in 2017.

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