Overwhelming support for Nottingham Great Get Together

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

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