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Great Get Together

12th June 2017

Categories: Town Centre News

Big neighbourhood celebrations will be taking place all over the borough in June as part of an exciting national project.

This summer, on June 16 to 18, the biggest neighbourhood celebrations since the Jubilee street parties are being organised. It’s called The Great Get Together and everyone in Blackburn and Darwen can be a part of it.

The events are inviting people to get together with their neighbours to share food and celebrate all that we hold in common. It could be a street party or a shared barbecue, a picnic or a bake off. What matters is that we have fun and bring communities closer together.

 The Great Get Together is inspired by MP Jo Cox, who was killed on June 16 last year. Jo worked to reject divisive politics and simply want to bring our communities together and celebrate all that unites us. This is our chance.

Events are already being planned, and anyone who wants to organise one of their own can register their event at: https://www.greatgettogether.org

The events so far are:

Friday 16th June 2017:
Social Inclusion Football League at Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre, Ewood Park, Blackburn, BB2 4JF. 11am to 2pm.

Art initiative/event to include a giant canvas for service users and street neighbours to write and draw messages / symbols of hope and togetherness. Creative Support, 38 Wellington Street (St. John’s), Blackburn BB1 8AF. All day.

Sunday 18th June 2017
Family Shindig including fun fair rides, childrens games, live bands, bouncy castle. Romney Walk (194), Blackburn, BB1 1PP. 12-9.30pm (12-4pm Children’s games, 3pm onwards bouncy castle and face painting, 4-6pm open mic, 6-9.30pm Live bands)

Blacksnape Residents’ Group The Great Get Together Community Picnic. 3-6pm
The Pavillion, Blacksnape Playing Fields, Blacksnape Road, Hoddlesden, Darwen, BB3 3PNContact Sue Skipper, sueblacksnape@gmail.com

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