Along with communities up and down the country, we run this annual event to bring the local community together, celebrate kindness, respect and all we have in common.

A movement inspired by the late Jo Cox, who was passionate that: “we are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.”


The annual Great Get Together is run by Nova in conjunction with the Jo Cox Foundation. Last year’s event at Kensington Palace was a huge success.
With fifth anniversary of the Grenfell fire, we wanted to bring the event to the heart of North Kensington to engage and uplift as many local people as possible.
We know that local people will be particularly hard hit by the lack of justice and real change since that awful day in 2017, so we are keen to host another wonderful day of activities for people of all ages at which everybody will be warmly welcomed.
Our Great Get Together unites local people, celebrating kindness, respect, and all we have in common – whilst also showcasing the strength and resilience of this unique community. A movement inspired by the late Jo Cox, who was passionate in her conviction that: “we are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.” This event is part of a national movement run with alongside other communities up and down the country, together celebrating the strength of community.


This year's activities will include:


The School of Humanity - uniting people together through dialogue by matching people with 'living subjects' so they get to know somebody who they would never usually get the chance to speak to; an engaging and fun way to break down social barriers and shift perspectives
24 Hearts art workshop to enable people to commemorate Grenfell
• Family activities with partner organisations: Imperial College, Royal College of Arts, Natural History Museum
• The 'Random Acts of Kindness' station
• Face painting
• Quiet space for guided meditation
• Refreshments from Portobello deli, Babajani
and much more besides, all in the Portobello sunshine.