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Browse our news articles and blogs to find out more about The Eden Project Communities and the work we do

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Street party heritage and why it matters

June 29, 2023

Where did our love of bringing our celebrating together outside come from? Sarah Boniface, our Head of PR and Campaigns, did a little digging... 

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Outside play for your summer holiday activities 

June 28, 2023

Hoping to get the family playing outdoors this summer? Here are our top ideas for outside play, from setting up a play street to…

Two children post with their arms up next to the dancing Eric Morecambe statue. They're holding red, white and blue balloons and holding Union Jack flags, as part of the Coronation Big Lunch celebrations.

Coronation Big Lunch celebrated by millions

June 7, 2023

The numbers are in... almost 1 in 5 people took part in the Coronation celebrations with a Coronation Big Lunch!

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A royally good weekend!

May 9, 2023

More than 67,000 Coronation Big Lunch events took place in all four corners of the UK as part of the celebrations for His Majesty…

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Six ways to keep The Big Lunch spirit alive

May 8, 2023

The Big Lunch is a cracker of an event, with huge numbers of people taking part in community events, many for the first time.…

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The cost of disconnected communities

March 26, 2023

Research shows that social isolation and disconnected communities puts demands on health services, policing, social care and the environment.

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How to deal with loneliness

March 22, 2023

We will all know someone who is lonely or struggling; we may even be lonely or struggling ourselves. Too often we admit to neither…

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​With a Big Lunar Lunch, everyone can come to the table​

March 13, 2023

Nageena Khan, founder of Get2Gether (Mil Jul) talks to us about bringing her community together with a Lunar Lunch.

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​Community ideas for Christmas

March 13, 2023

The festive season is a perfect time to organise a get-together with your neighbours and get into the Christmas spirit. It can also be…

One of our Community Network Developers, Paul, having a conversation with another man at an inside event in Manchester.

​​More than two thirds of adults in the UK experience loneliness

March 13, 2023

Research by The Big Lunch has found that social interaction is declining in the UK and contributing to a rise in loneliness. This is…

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Closing the Distance Between Us – report

March 10, 2023

A new research report has identified a widening gap in the relationship between people and their neighbours that is damaging our mental and physical…

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10 random acts of kindness to brighten someone’s day

February 22, 2023

As Vincent van Gogh wisely said ‘Great things are done by a series of small things brought together'. A single random act of kindness…