St Luke’s hosting Big Lunch on Saturday 9th June

St Luke’s Community Centre in Central Street is throwing its doors open on Saturday 9th June for the annual Big Lunch community party. It is also Open Garden Squares weekend. So the public are welcome to come along, have a look around our gardening areas and Cookery School and join in the fun!

Saturday 9th June, 12-4pm: a party in our Edible Yard as part of the Big Lunch, celebrating neighbourhoods and bringing communities together. There will be children’s activities, food, entertainment, ice-cream and plants for sale. And our new resident chickens will be clucking around their enclosure.

9th-10th June: our urban oasis terrace garden, lovingly nurtured by our regular gardening group, and our Edible Yard are open as part of the London-wide Open Garden Squares weekend. 

More details on both events will follow. Photographers and reporters welcome. 

Notes to editors:

Press contact at St Luke’s: Lisa Burrell, Communications Manager, 07505 380586.

About St Luke’s Community Centre: A welcoming, neighbourly community centre in south Islington, London. It provides a space for local people to gather and socialise, and for St Luke’s and other organisations to deliver services and activities to benefit the local community, including lunch club for the over 55s, a café, an online centre, art & dance studios, kids clubs, a salon & therapy room, a unique cookery school, an employment hub, a members’ club suite and a variety of meeting rooms.     @StLukesTrust

Open Garden Squares: Over 230 private, secret and little-known gardens across 27 London boroughs will be open to the public over one very special weekend. Gardens range from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental, and include private gardens, roof gardens, community allotments, gardens belonging to historic buildings, institutions, cafés, schools and shops. One ticket gives access to numerous gardens across the weekend.

Big Lunch: The Big Lunch is the UK’s annual get together for neighbours, an idea from the Eden Project made possible by the National Lottery. The Big Lunch started in 2009 with the belief that we’re better equipped to tackle the challenges we face when we face them together.  Last year over 9.3 million people took part in over 96,000 events across the UK.