The big lunch 19th July

We need to find new opportunities for communities to come together and flourish. The best community events are organised locally, involving a mutual, all-embracing hospitality. Spontaneity and even a touch of anarchy bring an event to life. This is what Tim Smit and his team at the Eden project are aiming for on Sunday 19th July with their ‘Big Lunch’. The idea is to get neighbours together to talk, eat, share and get to know each other. So how do we fit into this?

I hope you become one of those activists who will initiate local events and make 19th July the first of many Big Lunches. For those of you thinking of cooking something, we will be suggesting some seasonal recipes and offering the ingredients discounted in bulk boxes nearer the time.

3 responses to “The big lunch 19th July

  1. Saw you were writing about The 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

  2. 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

  3. 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!

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