Lockner’s 7th annual Big Lunch was the biggest so far!
Neighbours came together to contribute to lunch tables and break bread; Somali rice, Bakewell tart, home made ottolenghi salads and Caribbean jerk among other delightful dishes were gathered and shared with friends old and new, a wonderful array of different tastes representing the different cultures on Lockner made up our delicious communal feast.
We started with a magic show, dazzling Lockner’s children for an hour of excitement, followed by a hula hooping disco workshop (and lots of surprisingly nimble hips), a Capoiera session saw children and parents come together under the guidance of Capoiera tutors and drummers. All the while Noah at Mamachari Bikes tirelessly repaired, serviced, pumped and replaced parts of bikes for residents. Live music from The Barbarian Hoarde gave the children the opportunity to listen to, and play, a cello and acoustic ukulele. Michael D’Adore from Bleed These Colours inspired children with his punchy rhythms and captivating choruses on the acoustic guitar. An arts and crafts corner ran all day by the wonderful Myriam provided Lockner’s children with a quiet creative space away from the buzz of the celebrations and Toni painted a patient line of children’s faces, turning them into anything from cosmic fairies to tigers!
Neighbors came together to celebrate our rare and wonderful community here on Lockner, and a perfect day was had by all.
A huge thanks to the set up and pack away teams and to the organisers who make this day so special for us every year.