Newport events will bring communities together

Posted on Thursday 15th June 2017

Communities in Newport will be coming together this week as part of the Great Get-Together and Big Lunch.

Through such events, the Eden Project supports and encourages people all over the UK to take positive actions that strengthen local connections and build stronger communities.

Since it began in 2009, The Big Lunch – the UK’s annual get together for neighbours – has grown ten-fold. In 2016, 7.3 million people took to their streets, gardens and neighbourhoods to join in for a few hours of community, friendship and fun at over 90,000 events.

In addition, this year sees the launch of The Great Get Together (16-18 June) – a weekend of street parties, picnics and bake-offs inspired by Jo Cox, who died on 16 June last year. It also aims to bring together people in their neighbourhoods and celebrate all that unites us.

Big Lunch garden party

Tredegar House Community Allotment

12 - 2pm, Friday 16 June 2017

Organised by Newport’s Communities First and supported by the National Trust, Growing Space, Newport City Homes, Duffryn Community Link and Community Connect, attendees will be treated to tea, coffee, cakes, strawberries and cream, plus great company.

The community allotment is open every Wednesday between 9.30am and 12pm to people of all ages from the Duffryn, Maesglas and Gaer areas – all are welcome you don't have to be green fingered! 

Great Get Together tea party

The Castle Room, Newport Centre

2pm, Friday 16 June 2017

Age Cymru are also hosting an event at the Newport Centre for older people across the city.

For more information about the Big Lunch and Great Get Together projects and events visit

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