Community celebration to be held this Saturday under Pelham Bridge

Compassionate Lincoln is joining a national series of events in remembrance of the life of the murdered MP Jo Cox, who was killed outside her constituency office last June, and her belief that we have ‘more in common than that which divides us’.

The Under The Bridge event will take place beneath Pelham Bridge and will feature live music, workshops and activities, games, food and drinks from 4.30pm to 9.30pm.

Compassionate Lincoln Steering Group Member Charlie Kemp, said: “The party this weekend is a great opportunity to celebrate Lincoln and our community. A team of us – all volunteers – have been working to plan the event which will animate an otherwise dreary space with music, activity, laughter and friendship.”

Entry to the event is free, so that everyone can enjoy themselves this weekend and take part in activities suited for all ages.

Confirmed musicians include The Stand in Blues Band, Gypsies, and The Society of Strange Living – with activities, such as DJ masterclasses, face painting, and craft activities also available.

Also food and drinks stands will be available throughout the evening – So Kneady will make made-to-order pizzas, and the Route 14 double-decker bus bar will serve up delicious refreshments for everyone to enjoy.

For visitors who will be driving to the event, Tesco, one of the companies supporting the event, will provide parking at their Canwick Road store, whereas disabled parking will be located in the Pelham Centre car park.

Compassionate Lincoln is a campaign focusing on practical ways to respond to challenges affecting Lincoln and its community.

Recent activities include the introduction of The Warm Rail, a warm clothes exchange to support people in the struggling who were struggling to stay warm in the winter, The Big Lincoln Soup, a series of lunchtime events which see local people investing in the ideas of other members of the community for projects designed to make a positive difference in the city, and a special screening of I, Daniel Blake which saw audiences members fill a van with donations for local food banks.