The Great Get Together

The Great Get Together is taking place this weekend (16 – 18 June 2017).

It is a national celebration of Jo cox’s belief that people have more in common, than that which divides them.

The idea, inspired by Jo Cox – MP for Batley and Spen who was killed on 16 June last year), is to organise the biggest neighbourhood celebrations since the Jubilee street parties.

People are getting together with their neighbours to share food and celebrate ‘all that we hold in common’. From street parties and shared barbecues to picnics and bake offs there is lots going on across the country.

You could even just share a pot of tea and some biscuits with your neighbour! What matters is that people have fun and communities are brought closer together.

We’ve listed below a few open events that we know are taking place in Kirklees, but The Great Get Together website has the full list.

Some Great Get Together events in Kirklees

Friday 16 June, 10am

Spenborough Trust Schools, Heckmondwike Green

400 pupils singing on the Green

Friday 16 June, 12 – 2pm

Batley Marketplace, Batley

More in Common event to mark time Jo Cox died

More in common

Friday 16 June, 12 – 2pm

Thrive, Connect Housing, Dewsbury

Tea and cake

Connect Housing

Saturday 17 June, 12.30 – 5pm

Playing field off Lady House Lane, Berry Brow, Newsome, Huddersfield

Berry Brow Carnival

Berry Brow Carnival

Saturday 17 June

The Greenwood Centre (Ravensthorpe Library), Dewsbury

Family fun day

Kirklees Libraries

Saturday 17 June, 11am

Cliffe Woods, Clayton West

Picnic and treasure hunt organised by Made in Clayton West

Made in Clayton West

Saturday 17 June, 5 – 10.30pm

Batley Marketplace, Batley

Batley Great Get Together and Iftar

More in common

Sunday 18 June, 2pm

Tolson Museum, Huddersfield

Music in the memorial garden with Friends of Tolson and Musica Kirklees

Friends of Tolson or Musica Kirklees

Sunday 18 June, 3pm

Batley Bulldogs, Batley Rugby Club

Fun day and Game at 3pm

Batley Bull Dogs







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