The Great Get Together

22nd Jun 2018, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Edge Hill University

The Great Get Together will be bringing the community to Edge Hill University. Creating an event for everyone to enjoy, staff, students, and members of the local community are welcome, to enjoy crafts, live performances and a FREE barbecue.

This year at Edge Hill University, through our Wonder Women campaign, we are celebrating 100 years of some women having the right to vote. The late MP, Jo Cox, was one such Wonder Woman and “The Great Get Together” was established in her honour for people who want to bring our communities together and celebrate all that unites us.


  • 4.00pm – 7.30pm – Opening, activities including music, arts and crafts and performances, including music from the Edge Hill Big Band and the Tick Tock’s choir; face painting; a bouncy castle; performances from the Rose Youth Theatre, The Women’s Institute and Edge Hill students; and a speech from MP Seema Kennedy on Jo Cox’s life and work.
  • 5.00pm – 7.00pm –  BBQ

‘The Great Get Together’ is a community event celebrating the life and beliefs of Jo Cox: compassion, understanding and optimism. With 2018 also marking the celebration of 100 years since women were granted the right to vote in the UK, this event will be part of The University’s Wonder Women Celebrations and also be a reflection on The Festival of Ideas.

View the full itinerary and event map here

The timeline will encompass installations, displays and other projects along the route. The event will culminate in a BBQ and refreshments provided by Edge Hill University


Edge Hill University’s public lectures are photographed and filmed, and some footage posted on the University YouTube channel and website after the event. Please note, photographs and footage may also be used by Edge Hill University for media and publications. Film footage of public lectures will be archived indefinitely for future reference. All attendees should be aware that they may feature in this footage. By registering to attend this event and by accepting tickets, you are giving permission for your image to be photographed and recorded.