LAST weekend saw Rodborough Sunday Social host their annual Lazy Sunday event at Rodborough Community Hall.

Guests were treated to an afternoon of live music from Rodborough Folk Orchestra, singer songwriter Will Lawton and guitarist Dave Purple. Sunday Social also provided free food and soft drinks.

The Sunday Social is a part of the Great Get-Together movement, inspired by the late Jo Cox MP and her belief that “we have far more in common than that which divides us."

Events happen every third Sunday of the month and the social is a multi-generational gathering that brings families, friends and neighbours together around food and shared experiences.

Two of the performers from Sunday have entries in the Stroud Song Contest this coming September and you can listen to their songs here at the Stroud Song Contest website (

Will Lawton (song 18 – Blackthorn) and Dave Purple (song 46 – Running Out of Time).

Robin Layfield, district councillor for Rodborough and Sunday Social co-ordinator said: "It was wonderful to spend an afternoon out on the playing field, listening to live music once again in the company of friends and neighbours.

"We're very grateful to all who pitched in to help with the event and especially our performers who gave their time freely to entertain us all.

"We’d especially like to thank local musician Andy Dunn for managing the sound and setting up the PA for us.

"Music and live events have been hard-hit by the pandemic. This was a golden opportunity to give a few musicians the chance to get back on stage again and for the community to gather and share in that experience."

Sunday Social has a range of fun and interesting events lined up with Bikeability, the Longest Table and the Big Christmas Brunch all planned for the next few months and events are always free, with all welcome to join in.

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