It's Barbi time again!

It's Barbi time again!

The 24th National BBQ Week 
has returned to a changed world

Last year’s 23rd National BBQ Week was a really big success helping increase overall Barbi activity and making people Better BBQ’ers and that’s something that we’ve been successfully doing since 1997! However this year things are different and life, for us all, has changed in ways that were unimaginable just a few short months ago!

So as a result of the ongoing national emergency caused by the Coronavirus pandemic across the UK, the format of this year’s 24th National BBQ Week has been changed! Following social-distancing and stay-at-home rules, unfortunately there will be no BBQ RoadShows, instead we’ll be focusing on helping everyone make the best of their enforced stay-at-home lockdown by getting out in the garden, having a BBQ, and especially with BARBI for BRITAIN doing some good and donating to worthy causes!

and in its record-breaking 24th year runs for another…

May 25th – May 31st 2020



It’s Friday, the fifth day of the 24th National BBQ Week and BARBI for BRITAIN and whilst the weather remains hot & sunny and the BBQ’s are continuing to sizzle, it looks like it going to get even hotter next week, with the good news being that lockdown rules are being relaxed so that we can meet up with up to six other people, although social-distancing rules will still apply, meaning that we’ll be able to meet up with friends and family in the garden for a BBQ.
Thursday evening may well have been the last night of Clapping for Carers, but we still need you help, especially for BARBI for BRITAIN Barbi where we’re saying thank you to the NHS, Carers and Frontline Staff and supporting the vulnerable who may be struggling during the pandemic. So get out in the garden, light the Barbi, video and post and share on our Facebook page /NationalBBQWeek2020 and don’t forget to donate to either the NHS Together or FareShare Covid 19 appeals. Thank you & Better BBQ’ing.
Also don’t forget our favourite BBQ TV show, the hugely popular Barbi cooking competition series The FIRE MASTERS: BBQ WARS, which is on every night @ 20.00 on  Blaze TV – Freeview 63, Freesat 162, Sky 164 & Virgin Media 216.

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National BBQ Week – a potted history

We’ve come a long way from those dim, distant days of summer 1997 when National BBQ Week was first launched and the cry was “if it ain’t burnt, it ain’t barbi”. In fact, National BBQ Week has not only helped change all of our attitudes towards BBQ and summer eating, it’s also helped grow the BBQ market from just 9 million BBQ occasions back then to around 137 million in 2019 and following the Coronavirus pandemic prompted stay-at-home Easter 2020 where a record 11 million BBQ occasions were held, all indications are that this will continue throughout this summer!

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The biggest backyard BBQ Bash, Bank Holiday Monday May 25th – 31st, in aid of the NHS & to help those vulnerable people across the UK through NHS Together & FareShare Covid19 appeals


In these days of social-distancing & stay-at-home lifestyles, join BARBI for BRITAIN and Support, Salute & Donate to our Pandemic Heroes and the vulnerable from Bank Holiday Monday – May 25th to Sunday May 31st.


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