The Great Get Together Canterbury

The residents of Canterbury are invited to join in ‘The Great Get together’.

The event which will be held in the city’s Westgate Hall is inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed in 2016.

It will take place on Sunday 24, which would have been Jo’s 44th birthday.

Following its success over the last two years as the ‘Big lunch’, the event is being hosted by Westgate Hall under ‘The Great Get Together‘ banner

The aim of the get together is to bring the diverse mix of people from around the world that make up the city of Canterbury together.

The event has been coordinated with local organisations, such as the Canterbury Society, The Ethnic Minorities Council, the local Interfaith group, Canterbury residents, schools and associations.

Paul Babra from the Canterbury Curry Club spoke to us about the event, he said:

“We are taking initiative to run this event together, we want people to come together and share”.

There will also be musical performances for all the family to enjoy, as well as a variety of activities for the younger family members. Tables will be available for people to bring and share food.

If the sun is shining and lets hope it is, there will also be a street party outside the hall.

Westgate Hall on Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury

The event will be the place to go where you can share food, share songs and music and get to know the lovely people of Canterbury.

The event opens midday, until 3 o’clock in the afternoon and is FREE to enter.


Jo Cox was a Labour party politician for the Batley and Spen constituency in West Yorkshire and was killed in June 2016 after being shot and stabbed in Birstall, where she had been due to hold a constituency surgery.

Jo’s family and friends came up with the idea for ‘The Great Get Together’ in 2017 as part of ‘The Jo Cox Foundation’.


To find out more about The Great Get Together click here.