Photos from the Big Lunch and Jo Cox day

Some photos of the neighbourhood celebrating The Big Lunch and Jo Cox Day.

Thanks to everyone who came for the lovely sharing food and joining in the fun. Special thanks goes to Olivier and Catherine (JHERA committee member) for their wonderful contributions, including The Big Lunch sign on Jesus Green, and the bunting and hammocks.

We welcome any new ideas to bring our community together. Let us know if you have any ideas.

Big Lunch and Jo Cox day 2017

Big Lunch sign on Jesus Green

We’ll be celebrating the Big Lunch and Jo Cox day next Sunday (18th June). Hoping things will get going at 1pm on Jesus Green, but of course everyone welcome whenever they can make it. Do bring, food, drink and picnic gear, and anything you’d like to share.

Oh, and our regular Flower Market performer Jonny Holland will be playing for us!

The Big Lunch and Queens Birthday celebrations

Sunday June 12th 13.00 onwards, on Jesus Green.

Residents have been asking us what we are doing to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday and luckily her Majesty answered this for us. On June 12th, which is the date of the Big Lunch, she is hosting a party in the Mall, so we too are combining these events. JHERA will be providing entertainment for young and old; Children’s games, ice cream for the young, adult’s ice cream from The Greedy Goat whose flavours include Salted Caramel and Strawberry and Balsamic. Traditional East End seafood from Billingsgate will be on offer and entertainment from ‘Bucimis Trio’. They play Klezmer & Balkan folk music; you may have heard some of their group busking on a Sunday morning. There may even be a surprise celebrity or two.

AND from our local mixologists Liz and Marie of Elwin Street; (for whom congratulations are due for their upcoming nuptials) a cocktail designed for the day – ‘Betty England’s Delight’, a delightful concoction of gin, lemon, elderflower and fizz.

Seating will be provided for those less able to lounge on the grass. Bring food and drinks to share and something to sit on. Residents guests are welcome.

We are still looking for tables, gazebo’s and volunteers to help out on the day. Tasks include drinks, bin, children’s games, and ice cream monitors. If you can help out with any of these items or tasks, please let Carol Budd know. Set up starts at 12:00 so come out and help.