THIS year the Ilkley Great Get Together, inspired by the late Jo Cox, will be a smaller affair with a picnic on the grass by the bandstand.

It takes place on Sunday, June 23 and people are invited to bring along a picnic mat and food to share and enjoy the music and games for the children.

From 1pm there will be an open mic session with some of Ilkley’s finest musical talent.

From 2pm to 4pm The Two Rivers Swing Band are playing.

Chairman of the Two Rivers Bands said: “We’ll be playing a collection of Swing era favourites, jive and rock ’n roll numbers. We hope to get lots of people up and dancing.

“We’re not planning to organise a charity collection this year - we just want people from the local community to come along and have a good time sharing food, music and hopefully sunshine together.”

Becky Malby said: “Bring your picnic rugs and chairs and food to share in the spirit of the Jo Cox Foundation to enjoy a lovely lunch with your Ilkley neighbours. If you would like to play at the Open Mic do let us know on the Ilkley GGT facebook page.”