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Lancaster's Great Get Together community picnic

Chris Satori


Lancaster will celebrate our first 'Great Get Together' at Giant Axe field next Saturday 17 June from 12 noon 'til 5pm. It's a day for everyone to get together for a picnic and some family-friendly fun. So bring your picnic basket, bring your friends and family and settle down for an afternoon of fun and entertainment. The weather forecast is looking fine and sunny!

The Great Lancaster Get Together will be based at the 13th Lancaster Scout Hut on West Road (LA1 5PE) and spilling out across the adjacent Giant Axe playing field.

There will be a marquee for musicians and karaoke and DJ Alex will be spinning out tunes to lift your cares and lighten your feet! If you're an open mic musician who'd like to have a slot in the marquee, then please get in touch

There will be BBQ from Lancaster People's Cafe, as well as food from around the world from Marsh Community Centre and City of Sanctuary. There'll also be southern fried chicken brought to us by the folks at Oak Tree House. And cake! And almost all the food will be offered on a 'pay as you feel' basis.

There will be family korfball sessions, a wide game from the Scouts, and a kick about for anyone who's up for it. There'll be Splodge a Matic, which was a great hit at Light Up Lancaster, face painting and temporary tattoos, arts and crafts of different kinds.

As well as unicycling, there will be a wheelie competition on the path, so come and show off your bike skills and the Got-it-Together Judges will give you marks out of 10!

The Transition City Lancaster Sewing Cafe will be running a community bunting teaching/making session throughout the day, to create jolly bunting that will be available to all community projects.

Indoor games and stalls too

There will be table top games, tombola, and table top sales. There's still stall space for people who'd like the opportunity to sell their produce - preserves, art, crafts, plants etc, and their 'pre-loved' goods, or indeed whatever they'd like to put out on a stall. A stall is just £5, so please get in touch if you are interested. 

So, if you've an activity you'd like to run or you'd like an open mic slot, if you have resources to lend (circus skills, coconut shy, magic tricks, buzzwire, giant jenga etc), or you'd just like to help, then please get in touch! This is a day for everyone to get involved, so if you've a great idea, there is still time to add to the programme!

So let's have a Great Get Together!


To get in touch with the organisers, please phone 07709 546 280 or email or visit The Great Get Together - Lancaster facebook group. 


The Great Get Together is a national event that is happening up and down the country over the weekend 16-18 June. It was launched in honour of  the late Jo Cox who loved to bring people together to have fun and to party.

"We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us." Jo Cox, maiden parliamentary speech.