The Great Get Together returns

The Great Get Together takes place this month (22-24 June) which is inspired by Jo Cox who was killed on 16 June 2016. Jo’s family and friends came up with the initiative and more than one hundred organisations are now supporting the cause.

What is it all about?

The weekend aims to bring together communities to celebrate all that unites them. Whether it is a street party, friends gathering at the local park or a back garden BBQ there will be events of all sizes going on throughout the country. Even if you just want to visit an elderly neighbour or introduce yourselves to a new family that has just moved on to the street, the weekend is a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and lean what you have on common with others in your community. You will be surprised how similar we all are.

Jo’s Legacy

Jo believed that people have more in common that which divides them and the celebrations take part on the weekend that would have been Jo’s 44th Birthday. After her death in 2016 the Prime Minister said that we have an opportunity to move forward and “bring this country together like never before”. People will take part in the events for many reasons, to get involved please go to The Great Together’s Website.


Whats on near me?

See below for a list of events in the Kirklees area, remember you can set up your own, just make sure you register it through the The Great Together’s Website.

You can also keep up to date through the Facebook page.

Big Batley Iftar
Sat 9 June | 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Batley Memorial Gardens, Market Place, Batley
Whether you are fasting or not during Ramadan join us for the second Big Batley Iftar. Learn about what Ramadan means to our community and share in a meal at sunset.

The Great Gig Together
Fri 15 June | 8pm – 2am
The Old Turk, 31 Wellington Road, Dewsbury
Music from The Blind Dead McJones Band, Eric The Viaduct, Rebecca Roberts, DJ Clive Garrett.

Jo Cox Memorial Rugby Game
Sun 17 June | 12pm – 5pm
Foxes Biscuits Stadium, Heritage Road, Batley
Come along to the Batley Bulldog’s stadium for much more than a rugby game. A day of family fun with plenty to entertain everyone. The Batley Bulldogs fixture with Sheffield Eagles kicks off at 3pm. The British Asian Rugby Association team will also play the BARLA Bulldogs over 35’s Team at 1pm.

Friday 22 June

Birstall Great Get Together
Birstall Library | 10.30am – 12.30pm
Test your skills at the library’s puzzletastic Great Get Together.

Jo Cox Tea Room Opening
Batley Train Station | 1pm – 6pm
Friends of Batley Station invite you to take a peek at their new Jo Cox Tea Room.

Learning Disability Week Picnic in the Park
Greenhead Park, Huddersfield | 11am – 2pm
Bring a picnic and enjoy stalls and entertainment.

Great Get Together Wilton Park
Wilton Park, Batley | 6pm – 8pm
BBQ in the park near the bowling green and meet some of the inhabitants of the Butterfly House.

Saturday 23 June

Batley’s Great Get Together Community Service
Outside All Saints Church, Batley WF17 5ED | 11am – 12.30pm
Join us for an open-air community service and we invite you to bring a picnic to share after the service.

Cake and Make
Mirfield Library | 10am – 12.30pm
Get involved in art activities or simple enjoy the cakes.
Heckmondwike’s Great Get Together
Green Park, WF16 0HE | 11am – 4pm
Join us for a Family Art Fun Day. Entertainment from local singers and performers and freeart activities.

Heckmondwike’s Great Get Together
Green Park, WF16 0HE | 11am – 4pm
Join us for a Family Art Fun Day. Entertainment from local singers and performers and freeart activities.

Streetbike’s Great Get Together Picnic
Spenborough Running Track, WF15 6LW | 11.30am – 3pm
Bring a picnic and take part in the community ride 9:15am – 11:30am or join in the mixed ability cycling 12:30-3pm.

Cakes on the Cobbles
Batley Market Place | 1pm – 4pm
Food, games and cakes on the cobbles of Batley Market place.

BBQ & Party in the Park
Cleckheaton Memorial Gardens | 1pm – 3pm
Come along for a BBQ and party in the park.

Kirklees College Great Get Together
Springfield Centre, Commercial Road, Dewsbury | 1pm – 4pm
Kirklees College will be opening their new site in Dewsbury and holding a Great Get
Together. Expect ice-creams, games, bouncy castle and tours inside the building.

Great Get Together Crow Nest Park
Crow Nest Park Dewsbury | 11am – 4pm
Fun Day in the park with lots of activities for all ages.

The Great Sausage Roll Eating Event
Howden Clough Community Centre, Birstall, WF17 0HY | 1.30pm – 4pm
Afternoon tea with complimentary sausage rolls, scones and cream.

Sunday 24 June

The Run for Jo
Oakwell Hall & Country Park, Nutter Lane | 9am – 4pm
The second Run for Jo promises to be a fun packed day. Take part in one of two races or
relax and enjoy the entertainment and choose from the food stalls and beer in the barn.
The England vs Panama World Cup football match will be shown on a giant screen at 1pm.

Dewsbury with the Homeless – and those in need
Outside Dewsbury Town Hall | 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Donate and distribute food and toiletries to those in need. This event takes place on the
last Sunday of every month.



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