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Registration now open for the Commonwealth Big Lunches pack

In April 2018, the UK will host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Leaders and people from across the 52 member countries will come together to address the shared global challenges that we face and agree how to work together to create a better future for all our citizens.

To coincide with the summit, from Commonwealth Day (12 March) until the end of the summit (22 April), we want people from across the Commonwealth to come together to share food and celebrate their Commonwealth connections.

We would like you to host a lunch during this period and encourage your networks to do the same. Our aim is to see lunches taking place in all 52 countries, with thousands of people across the Commonwealth taking part and we need your support to make this happen. Commonwealth Big Lunches are all about bringing people together so where you hold yours and how you organise your event is entirely up to you. These lunches are scalable - they could be a party in someone’s garden, a street gathering or something larger which looks to bring different communities together.

We encourage you to start planning your lunch now and think about when you could look to host a lunch, any other events you’d like to incorporate this into and who you would look to invite. To help with the delivery of the lunches, we will be launching online resources in January. This will include branded posters, suggested recipes and bunting.

To register your interest in hosting a Commonwealth Big Lunch and to pre-order a free pack, please visit