People say the nation is divided, but today eight ordinary members of the public will hit the road on a 17-day mission to invite as many people as possible to lunch.
Over two weeks a gardener, care worker, civil servant and beekeeper will be amongst four teams visiting neighbourhoods and communities across the UK, inviting everyone they meet to join in The Big Lunch on 1 & 2 June. Each team will cover 17 cities in 17 days.
An idea from the Eden Project, made possible by the National Lottery, The Big Lunch is about millions of people getting together to share food and get to know each other better in gardens, streets, communal spaces and parks right across the UK.
Aston spoke to 2018 Great British Bake Off contestant Manon Lagreve and Peter Stewart chief executive from The Eden Project about the research and also about sharing top tips on how to create simple treats to help tempt out the neighbours.