Hundreds of people across Nottingham are getting together with neighbours and friends to share food and celebrate all that we have in common.
Nottingham City Council is proud to support the Great Get Together and celebrate all of the community organised events taking place between now and early July. The Nottingham Together team have been supporting this year by offering individual pots of £250 funding to help bring people together and celebrate all they have in common.
Each year the Great Get Together weekend is held to remember Jo Cox MP. Her husband and friends say Jo lived her life according to the belief that “we have more in common than divides us” and in that spirit they are hoping that as many people as possible will organise or attend a celebration within their local communities.
Great Get Togethers are opportunities for people to come together with friends, neighbours and strangers for street parties, picnics, barbecues and bake-offs. The events can be big or small, indoors or out and all will be a part of this big national celebration of unity.
Cllr Rebecca Langton, Portfolio Holder for Communities, said: “I know that in Nottingham we always have more in common than divides us and it’s great to see the number of events and activities Nottingham people are organising to support this great cause.
“I am proud that Nottingham is a diverse city and people from different backgrounds get along well together here. We value equality and inclusivity and it’s no surprise that Nottingham was recently crowned the country’s friendliest city!
“I’d like to say a huge congratulations and thank you to everyone who has organised events to bring their community together. When we get together with neighbours, friends and families we build our relationships, celebrate all that we have in common and create stronger communities. I am proud that we support each other here.”
Great Get Together events in Nottingham: see below
|Tues 18th June||2-7:30pm||Blue Bell Hill Primary School Great Get Together – St Ann’s|
|Thurs 20th June||5:30-8pm||Great Get Together SEND Youth Club Event – Sneinton|
|Thurs 20th June||5-8pm||Growing Spaces Great Get Together – St Christopher’s Church Hall – Sneinton|
|Thurs 20th June||11-3pm||Afro-Caribbean Women’s Group Great Get Together – Queens Walk Community Centre – Meadows|
|Fri 21st June||11-3pm||Great Get Together Community Coffee Morning – Lenton Centre|
|22nd-23rd June||Inspired – Succeed Great Get Together – Basford Community Centre|
|Fri 21st June||1-3pm||Sherbrooke Road Great Get Together BBQ – Sherwood|
|Fri 21st June||3:30-6:30pm||Great Get Together Meal & Conversation, Music & Speakers – Vine Community Centre – Leen Valley|
|Fri 21st June||10-12:30||Great Get Together – The Saheli Project – Berridge|
|Sat 22nd June||11-3pm||Great Get Together – Community Carers Club Crossfield Court – Bestwood|
|Sat 22nd June||12-6pm||Great Get Together – Fearless Youth Notts – Hyson Green|
|Sat 22nd June||10-11:30am||Great Get Together Breakfast Picnic – Forest Recreation Ground – Hyson Green|
|Sat 22nd June||3-5pm||Sheila Roper Community Centre Great Get Together – Lenton|
|Sat 22nd June||2-5pm||Power Of Drums Great Get Together – Forest Recreation Ground – Hyson Green|
|Sun 23rd June||1-4pm||Great Get Together – Sherwood Community Centre|
|Sat 23rd June||12pm onwards||Woodhouse Park Association Great Get Together – Bilborough|
|Sun 23rd June||11-3pm||Great Get Together Eid Celebrations – Muslim Cultral Centre Wollaton|
|Sun 23rd June||1-4pm||Open Wings Great Get Together – Sherwood Community Centre|
|Sun 23rd June||2-5pm||Winwood Heights Community Group Great Get Together – Sherwood|
|Sun 23rd June||2-5pm||Great Get Together African Drumming Event – Highfields Park – Lenton & Wollaton|
|Sun 23rd June||6-8pm||Sharing Sherwood Great Get Together – Sherwood Methodist Church|
|Weds 26th June||9-11:30am||Free 4 All Great Get Together – Hillview Community Centre – St Ann’s|
|Fri 28th June||10-3pm||Disability Support Great Get Together – Old Basford Community Centre|
|Sat 30th June||12-2pm||Great Get Together – Fiveways Education and Cultural Centre – Sherwood|
|Weds 3rd July||11-2pm||Hope Clifton Great Get Together – Clifton|
|Sat 6th July||12-2pm||Friends of Heskey Park Great Get Together – St Anns|