SUNDAY, MAY 14TH:
Europe Day Picnic
Join us for a picnic to celebrate Europe Day – the annual celebration of European Unity and Peace.
Europe Day, also knows as Schuman Day, usually falls on May 9th and it is a public holiday celebrated with EU flag-waving activities in many European countries.
It is named after the historic declaration by French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman in 1950, which led to the Treaty of Paris between the 6 founding members of the European Coal and Steel Community of France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands in 1951.
As May 9th falls on a weekday we will hold the picnic on the Sun 14th – same day that many other organisations including the EU offices in Strasbourg and Luxembourg will be celebrating it.
Our picnic is a jointly organised event by Sevenoaks & Swanley Together in Europe and Tonbridge & Malling Unite For Europe, in association with Greenwich for Europe and Lewisham East for Europe who will be holding a simultaneous Europe Day picnic at Blackheath, as well as other groups all over the country celebrating Europe Day in their local area.
So, bring some food, some drink, a mat to sit on, some blue and yellow balloons or an EU flag, if you have one, and join us in the village of Otford, just outside Sevenoaks, for a nice family-friendly day out.
The venue is within easy walking distance of Otford train station.
Date: 14 May 2017
Location: Otford Recreation Ground, Otford, near Sevenoaks TN14