Bringing the Community together to celebrate 5 years of Bicester's Big Lunch
Imagine a sunny Sunday afternoon, you’re walking into town and are amazed at what you see…. tables and chairs lining Sheep Street, the bustle of stalls being set up, the whole area buzzing with the excitement that today’s event is going to bring. Bunting and balloons adorning shop fronts and lamp posts, Stages being erected and bands making the final checks to their equipment. Children rides, stalls selling delicious foods and dozens of local charities and community groups gearing up for their tombolas, face painting and so much more. The whole community coming together to share lunch.
The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours annually on the first Sunday in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun. In Bicester we take it one step further, and instead of just your neighbours, we invite the whole town to the biggest street party Bicester has ever seen.
Bicester’s Big Lunch is put together via a simple recipe of community and business collaboration to enable you to have fun with your neighbours, encourage a friendlier neighbourhood, and make new friends.
The most important thing about Bicester’s Big Lunch is that it brings the whole community together for the day; families, friends and neighbours come together to share lunch, chat and have fun. Big Lunch reaches the very young to the very old, something for everyone, and it is held at the heart of our Community in more ways than one.
The Big Lunch Management team are a small group of local residents who volunteer to run/manage this event every year. We rely totally on our own fundraising efforts and the support of local businesses and individuals, we cannot achieve Bicester's Big Lunch without your help. Donations are crucial to our cause, without them we couldn't bring the Big Lunch to Biceste. Please help support this fantastic community day.