On Saturday 2nd June, from 1-3pm, Dennistoun Community Council in association with Reidvale Adventure Playground (RAPA) and Edzell Property Management will be hosting TWO Big Lunches in Dennistoun. One will be held in Dennistoun Village’s ‘Buffallo Bill Square’ (at the corner of Whitehill Street and Finlay Drive). The other will be held at Reidvale Adventure Playground on Garfield Street.
The Big Lunch is based on a belief that the world can be a better place through people working together. Since starting in 2009, thousands of Big Lunches have taken place across the country. Last year two million people took part!
The aim is to get as many people from Dennistoun as we can to have lunch with their neighbours, in a simple act of community, friendship and fun. It will be a great excuse to meet the people who we share Dennistoun with. Because when people get together, we become more positive.
Bring your own food, or try some that’s already been brought along:
Bake a cake, surprise us with sandwiches, bring homemade dip and crisps, decorate fairy cakes, create carrot batons, cook up some sausage rolls, whip up a few choc rice krispie cakes, add some nibbles, rustle up a wrap, bake some brownies, select your favourite sweet treats and savoury snacks… those are just a few of the possibilities!
For more ideas see the list on the Big Lunch website here.
In the run up to the 2nd June, Market Gallery will be running a screen printing project to produce bunting and banners in all different colours and designs. There will also be the opportunity to produce their individual prints to take home. The intention is that the first workshop will take place on Thursday 31st May from 6 to 8.30pm – get in touch for further details. And keep an eye out on the day for the end results.
It is also hoped that there will be some musical accompaniment from a local special guest musician. But you don’t just have to be a spectator: you’ll be very welcome to contribute by strumming a guitar, starting a singalong, or whatever else you fancy.
The only thing left to say is that we hope to see you at one of the Dennistoun Big Lunch locations, and we look forward to some friendly chit chat and tasting any treats that you’re able to bring along.
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