Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 11:44

This year’s Royal Cornwall Show (June 10,11 & 12th) sees the launch of Cornwall’s Big Lunch campaign.

A nationwide initiative, the roots of The Big Lunch lie firmly in Cornwall through the Eden Project’s inspiration that the world can quickly become a better place if we get to know our neighbours better and build a stronger sense of community.

Eden’s aim is that on July 18th this year, Cornwall will lead the way with more people per head sitting down for their Big Lunch than in any other county in the UK. This one-day get together with neighbours can be anything from a simple lunch to a full blown street party.

Visitors to the Royal Cornwall Show will get first hand information on the Big Lunch Eden’s stand with plenty of inspiration for organising their own event.

From fun party games – when did you last play hopscotch for example? – and free face painting and tattoos, to samples and recipes from local producers, a visit to the stand will give visitors a taste of how their own Big Lunch could feel, with the opportunity to sign up on the spot.

Big Lunch Project Manager Emily Partridge said: “Last year, the best part of a million people took part in Big Lunches across the county.

“From Truro to Torpoint, Big Lunchers from across Cornwall came together, with visitors Eden also joining in the celebrations, enjoying a big lunch alongside the Biomes.

“Our aim this year is for Cornwall to lead the way with more people per head getting together for a Big Lunch in the county than anywhere else in the UK.”

For more information on The Big Lunch visit www,