The Great Get Together
The Great Get Together weekend will be the biggest community celebration of the year and there are lots of events happening in Islington.
Coming one year on from the untimely death of Jo Cox MP, the Jo Cox Foundation has joined forces with The Big Lunch, the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours to encourage neighbours and communities to celebrate and connect with each other.
Islington Council has awarded grants of up to £500 for 19 events that are bringing residents together and enabling them to share what we have in common. From community picnics to tea dances, fun days and parties there’s lots happening.
Here’s a list of some of Islington’s Great Get Together events. Contact the organisation to find out more.
Great Get Together, Saturday 17 June, 12-3pm, 3 Corners Adventure Playground, Northampton Rd, EC1R 0HU
Awesome Open Day, Saturday 17 June, 12-3pm, Barnard Park Adventure Playground, Charlotte Terrace, N1 0JH
Summer Fun Day, Saturday 17 June, 12-3pm, Cape Adventure Playground, 85 Crouch Hill, N8 9EG
Great Get Together Tea Party, Monday 19 June 12-3pm, Caxton House Community Centre, 129 St John’s Way, N19 3RQ
Our Unity, Friday 16 June, 2-9pm, Choices CiC, Hillside Park (next to Caxton House)
Evelyn Oldfield Unit, Promoting Peace through Intercultural Dialogue panel discussion, Saturday 17 June, 3-6pm, Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA
Great Get Together Tea Dance, Friday 16 June, 1-3pm, Hanley Crouch Community Association, Sparsholt Road, N19 4EL
Hilldrop Area Community Association Great Get Together Lunch, Saturday 17 June, 1-3pm, Hilldrop Community Centre, Hilldrop Road, N19 4NG
Islington Chinese Association Great Get Together Fun Day, Sunday 18 June, 10am-5pm
Islington Faiths Forum, Islington Great Get Together, Saturday 17 June, 2-3.30pm, The Courtyard, The Muslim Welfare House, 233 Seven Sisters Road, N4 2DA
Islington Panthers Get Together, Saturday 17 June, 12-6pm, St Aloysius College, N6 5LY
Kurdish Middle East Women Organisation, women sharing achievements through colour, Sunday 18 June, 3-9pm at Caxton House Community Centre, 129 St John’s Way, N19 3RQ
Mildmay Summer Party, Friday 16 June, 6-10pm, Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Road, N16 NA
St Luke’s Community Centre Great Get Together, Sunday 18 June, 12-4pm, 90 Central St, London EC1V 8AJ
Women for Refugee, Women’s Great Get Together, Saturday 17 June, 3-5pm, Tindlemanor, 52-54 Featherstone Street, EC1Y 8RT