Monday, May 25, 2009

Anyone for a Big Lunch?

Have you heard of the Big Lunch? Basically, it's a party in your street, in everyone's street. On 19th July the organisers asking the people of Britain to stop what they're doing and sit down to lunch together. Sounds like fun to me.

Residents on Arthurdon Road are hoping to hold an event (they've had street parties there in the past) and have asked me to see if the Council will formally support the event, as many other local authorities around the country are doing. They are hoping to have a bit of food, some music played by children, and to play a few games such as the three legged race and egg and spoon. It sounds like a lovely, harmless way to spend a few hours and to get to know your neighbours. I'm going to write to the Mayor and see if he will support the day, as residents' approaches to officers thus far haven't received much support.

Looking at the website, it looks like Wickham Road are planning something too. Anyone else?


Raindance said...

Saw that your neighbourhood is considering holding a Big Lunch and thought you might be interested in a competition we’re running ahead of the day itself. I am from Raindance, the organisation that promotes independent film and runs the Raindance Film Festival -- we’re inviting people to make a film about the Big Lunch and offering two £1000 prizes for the best. There’s still time to enter the competition if it’s of interest. Full details are at

Raindance said...

Due to unprecedented demand to enter The Big Lunch Short Film Competition, some filmmakers have been requesting a bit more time to complete their films. We’re pleased to announce that we can extend the competition deadline until midnight Sunday 5 July. Competition details at

Raindance said...

Hi, I recently wrote to you about The Big Lunch Short Film Competition. Entries have closed but check out our fab finalists – the one with the most views on YouTube wins 1k!