A community picnic is taking place in Brockwell Park on Saturday 23 June as part of the nationwide Great Get Together.
The bring-and-share picnic is open to everybody, of all ages and backgrounds. Picnickers are encouraged to bring food that fits the theme – ‘Your Favourite Food From Home’ – both to eat and to share with others. This will provide the opportunity for people to get to know a little more about each other and to celebrate the wonderful, vibrant place that is Herne Hill – London’s best kept secret!
The Great Get Together was started in 2017, inspired by the late Jo Cox MP, for people to celebrate that which we have in common, and not that which divides us. A series of events will be taking place nationwide to reinforce this idea, set up by local people.
There will be blankets but please feel free to bring along more, as well as garden chairs if you would prefer not to sit on the ground.
There will also be a quiz at 4pm for those who wish to take part. There is also plenty of space in the park for rounders, football and games.
Please help us look after Brockwell Park for future generations and keep single-use plastics to a minimum.
This will be a relaxed, friendly and enjoyable event spending time together. Come down, on your own, with family or with friends and make new ones!
You can find out more and RSVP to the event on Facebook.
The organisers still need some help, so if you are able to offer any assistance – time, donations, skills or ideas – then please do get in touch. They are hoping to acquire:
Gazebos in case of rain;
Extra picnic gear;
This is not an exhaustive list and we would love to hear from anybody with any means of helping out both before and on the day. You can contact Imogen Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.