Savernake Street Social Hall gears up for The Big Lunch

By Swindon Link - 8 May 2019


Preparations are being made for 2019’s Big Lunch at Savernake Street Social Hall on June 2nd. The event, which runs from noon to 3pm, promises circus performances and workshops, face-painting, music and great food.

Visitors will be entertained by Darryl J Carrington’s amazing circus tricks, and music from Richard Wileman.

Caroline Davies-Khan, chair of Eastcott Community Organisation said: “We’re really thrilled to be putting on this event, to encourage the community to come together. Hopefully the sun will be shining as well, but whatever the weather, it’s going to be a fantastic occasion.”

The Big Lunch first took flight in 2009, when the Eden Project wanted to put on an event to improve the health and wellbeing of the community. Since then, it has grown, with 2017 seeing more than 9 million people take to the streets, at over 90, 000 events.  Eastcott Community Organisation have been organising Big Lunches for the past 5 years.

All residents need to do is bring some cold food to share.  For information on food guidelines, check out Savernake Street Social Hall’s facebook event, or email  

The programme is as follows:

12.30 - 1.10 - Circus show by Darryl J Carrington 

1.20- 2.40pm - Music by Richard Wileman, Gary Nash and Amy Fry (1.20-1.50, 2.10-2.40pm)

12-3pm - Circus skills with Fandango's

12-3pm – Face painting

12-1pm - Food sharing


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