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Food lovers invited to two Big Lunch events in Coventry on Sunday

Emily Fish 14th Jun, 2017 Updated: 14th Jun, 2017

FOOD fanatics are preparing for one of the nation’s biggest and tastiest get-together events.

The Big Lunch celebrates community and cohesion by bringing communities together on an annual basis.

The event will take place at two Coventry venues – the Charterhouse Priory in London Road and the Priory Visitor Centre in Priory Row, city centre.

The Charterhouse will also be taking part in this year’s Great Get Together celebrations.

Jo Truslove is organising the Big Lunch at the London Road venue – a grade one listed building which dates back to 1385.

She said: “We have a beautiful walled garden here, so weather permitting, everything will take place in the garden.

“Activities will include live music and performance, a kids crafty corner, garden games, fancy dress competition and we will be building a bug hotel for the garden. And the local vicar is going into the stocks for a soaking with wet sponges.

“It’s very much a traditional family day.”

The event at Charterhouse takes place this Sunday (June 18) between 12pm and 4pm.

Admission is free but donations towards the restoration fund are always welcome.

Meanwhile, Paul Curtis – also known as The Deep Fat Friar – and Angie Yale from Hearty History have teamed up with Carole Donnelly from the Priory Visitor Centre to deliver a Medieval style banquet.

The BIG Medieval Lunch will take place this Sunday.

Whitefriars Ale House and Adnams Brewery have been brewing away for the upcoming event and came up with The Great Get Together Ale in memory of MP Jo Cox.

Paul said: “In Jo’s words, we have more in common than that which divides us.

“We have been going through some very divisive times recently and the whole purpose of this is for communities to get together, just pack a blanket, come down and sit down and let’s just have some lunch call together.”

Ahead of the event, the organisers have received donations of bread, cheese and flap jacks.

The Deep Fat Friar added: “We are encouraging any budding master chefs out there to cook any Medieval or game dishes, but we will provide ale, cheese, bread and pickle and just sit down for a few hours and enjoy some Medieval entertainment.”

Visitors will also have the chance to tour the reopened Priory Undercrofts, while youngsters can take part in a colouring competition.

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