Halifax’s Piece Hall was one of the many venues to host events on Saturday and yesterday, honouring the late Labour politician’s maiden speech in Parliament in 2015, saying we have “more in common than the things that divide us”.
Free food was served, while live music and creative family activities were put on to bring people together.
Halifax poet and self-proclaimed "Punk With a Northern Soul"Keiron Higgins also did readings at the event.
The Great Get Together was founded in 2017 by the Jo Cox Foundation and has hosted events each year over the weekend following the anniversary of Mrs Cox’s murder. Virtual events were held last year due to the lockdown.
Outdoor picnics, barbeques, community bake offs, virtual street parties and events at schools were among the many types of activities planned this year.
There was also a ‘Stitch Together’ virtual event, while an online service from Batley involved people from different faiths.