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Social eating spaces & Big Lunch organisers meet-up

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Room A26, Business School South

The University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus

7301 Wollaton Road

Nottingham

NG8 1BB

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A community that eats together thrives together... Are you running a social eating space? Or a community lunch club? Are you bringing your community together over a Big Lunch? Or simply interested in connecting with like-minded people who believe in the power of using food as a tool to create better connected communities?

Then come and join us for an afternoon to explore what is happening on the social eating scene in & around Nottingham and what’s next on the menu for social eating in Nottingham.

This event will offer time & space to share best practice, learnings & skills for people involved with existing social eating spaces as well as the opportunity to connect with community-minded people from across Nottingham (and obviously there will be lunch – served up as a Big Lunch so we can practice what we preach).

This is a free, hands on and collaborative event where everyone will be invited to share what has worked for them as we are all experts of our own experience. We invite you to bring any resources, info materials or recipes for success (and failure – we can learn so much from what hasn’t worked as well) you wish to share with the group.

We hope you will be leaving this event feeling more connected to other people running similar social eating spaces, gain new ideas and inspiration for your own social eating space, find the confidence to explore the possibility of starting a social eating space in your community & together we hope to develop a direction of travel for social eating spaces across Nottingham.

Why social eating?

Social eating comes in many different forms & sizes: from sharing a meal with your neighbours as part of the Big Lunch campaign to a full-blown social eating space using surplus food to cook for & with the community to serve up a delicious healthy meal in a public space that is accessible by all. From community lunch clubs that have been established to help people overcome social isolation to community kitchens fighting food waste to community meals reclaiming social space for their communities’ social eating spaces operate at the heart of their communities.

Here at Eden Project Communities we know of the power of bringing people together over food via our Big Lunch campaign. Every year in June since the idea began in 2009, millions of people stop what they're doing and get together with neighbours in a nationwide act of community and friendship. This year’s Big Lunch will be happening on 3 June. Last year a whopping 9.3 million people took part in the Big Lunch celebrating their communities with street parties and picnics, bunting and balloons, and of course a few tasty treats.

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Room A26, Business School South

The University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus

7301 Wollaton Road

Nottingham

NG8 1BB

United Kingdom

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