Southwark comes together to celebrate life of Jo Cox

By Natalie Vincent - Mon 11 September 2017, 12:26 pm

Events to commemorate the life of former MP Jo Cox took part across Peckham and Bankside in June, at Bermondsey Spa, Bankside and East Dulwich.

Image courtesy of Councillor David Noakes of Southwark Council

The Great Get Together was a countrywide initiative, inspired by the life of the MP – who was tragically murdered in 2016 – and the Jubilee celebrations, encouraging neighbours to hold street parties, picnics and concerts to foster good relationships within communities.

The event was in part organised by Cox's widower Brendon and was inspired by the Labour politician’s notion once spoken in the House of Commons that people "have more in common than that which divides us".