West Leeds: Big Lunches and Great Get Togethers this weekend


Communities across West Leeds are getting together over the coming few days to host Big Lunches and Great Get Togethers!

The Big Lunch is the UK’s annual get together for neighbours. Every year in June since the idea began in 2009, people stop what they’re doing and get together with neighbours in a nationwide act of community and friendship. This year the Big Lunch is hosting The Great Get-Together which will take place over the weekend of 17 and 18 June.

The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox, the former Batley and Spen MP who was murdered last year. The event encourages people to get together with their neighbours to share food and celebrate all that we hold in common.

Below is a list of some of the events in West Leeds – email news@westleedsdispatch.com if any are inadvertently missed out and we’ll add them as they come in.

Saturday, June 17


Join the guys at Armley Library and Community Hub, 11am-1pm for free refreshments, board and card games, Lego, Minecraft and table tennis. Families and children of all ages welcome.


The Burley Top and Burley Village community associations will be holding a Teddy Bears’ picnic which is aimed at bringing the Burley community together: to socialise and to also remember Jo Cox MP on the first anniversary of her death.It runs 12-4pm.


The Newlay and Whitecote Residents’ Association are holding their Great Get Together from 12.30pm – bring a dish, bring a neighbour, bring a chair to the bottom of Pollard Lane!


Fun for all the family come rain or shine at Kirkstall St Stephen’s Community Garden from 11am. There is an opportunity to take to the mic. Some equipment will be available on site so just bring your guitar, triangle or something even stranger.


Light Up Rodley is hosting a Great Get Together Picnic on Saturday, June 17 at 1pm in Rodley Community Garden. Details here.

Sunday, June 18



They’re firing up the pizza oven between 3pm-5pm in St John’s church yard in Farsley – pop along!

Wednesday, 21 June


Go back to the swinging 60s with a big lunch run by Armley Helping Hands at St Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Armley, 11am-3pm. More details here.


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