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September 2014

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21st Sep 14


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Sumac Centre

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  • Forest Fields Social Club

    Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 7.30pm to 11pm.
    The Social Club is 'members only', but membership is easy and guests are welcome.

  • Sumac Cafe

    Saturdays: People's Kitchen
    Top Nosh at a fair price from a different volunteer cook each week. Help welcome with serving & washing-up too.

  • Many other activities are held at Sumac, including library & book stall, internet access, kids activities, skill shares, gardening, campaigning and social justice group meetings, live music, films, talks, discussion groups, & DJ nights.

  • Veggies are often at Sumac from 12noon to 7pm

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Sumac Centre . Ph: 0845 458 9595 . Email: sumac[at]sumac.net

.Sunday.
21st Sep 14

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13:00


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Letter writing to prisoners

/img/arc/abc290.jpg Nottingham Anarchist Black Cross are a prisoner support group who aim to show support and solidarity with prisoners through letter writing and awareness raising.

We meet every Sunday at 1pm to write letters. Anyone is welcome to join us, we will have a full list of international political prisoners with addresses, as well as guidance and advice for writing to prisoners.

Read more about this event at Nottingham Indymedia

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Nottingham Anarchist Black Cross

.Monday.
22nd Sep 14

10:00
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Women's Conversation and English Language Improvement Classes

http://nottssos.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/esol_world.jpg There is a great need for English classes that are free and specifically intended for women only.

The classes will run for two hours a week, on Monday mornings, from 10 to 12. It is important that we have full on concentration and peace for those two hours. This means we would really appreciate not being disturbed.

One special and really nice thing (that is how we feel about it, at least) with our classes is the fact that we offer child-care for their children, so we really make it a lot easier for them to be able to come. These classes are the latest version of the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes for women previously held at Sumac.

We would be very happy if anyone would like to volunteer, either as a teacher or as a child minder. Email Maja or contact via the Sumac Centre

Sumac Centre . Ph: 0845 458 9595 . Email: sumac[at]sumac.net

.Monday.
22nd Sep 14
Education and Homework Club : Also Sumac Youth Club, every day.
.Tuesday.
23rd Sep 14
Sumac Book Stall & Library : Most Tuesdays
.Wednesday.
24th Sep 14

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17:30


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Sumac Community Food Garden

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Calling all gardeners and potential gardeners!

This spring the Sumac garden will be turned into mini community allotments! The current vegetable beds will be divided up in to small plots. Individuals and groups can request this space to grow fruit, vegetables, herbs, and flowers for local wildlife.The site will be launched following a big clear up in April.

Put it in your diary and come along every Wednesday evening in April from 5.30pm to kick start a year of abundance. Contact fffgcmail@lists.aktivix.org if you are keen to get involved.'

Meanwhile... The garden is planted with winter veg at the moment so beds are pretty sorted, but a general tidy up would be good. Any time you can spare to help with this community resource is greatly appreciated. Just pitch in on your own initiative.

Local food production is an important part of a low carbon society. We want to encourage, support and learn about food growing in Forest Fields. Sumac's garden is organic and laid out to show the best use of a small space. It is full of ideas you could use to grow your own.

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Forest Fields Food Gardening Club . Email: fffgcmail@lists.aktivix.org.no-spam (Remove the no-spam filter from the address)

.Wednesday.
24th Sep 14

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19:00


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Sumac Social Club / Ents Collective

http://indymedia.org.uk/images/2007/09/381593.jpg Wanna put on an event at Sumac?.

We are starting up an events collective/meeting after the bar meeting at 8.15pm on a Wednesday - starting 20th March.

There is an Social Club (Sumac Bar) group meeting at 7pm, usually on Wednesdays at Sumac.

We are all Volunteers who help to organise the running of our social centre. All members of Forest Fields Social Club are very welcome to come along and get involved, or to raise any issues, make suggestions etc.

Potential new volunteers are welcome to email sumacbarcollective@lists.riseup.net

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Forest Fields Social Club . Ph: 0845 458 9595 . Email: sumacbar@veggies.org.uk.no-spam (Remove the no-spam filter from the address)

.Friday.
26th Sep 14
NG7 Food Bank :
.Friday.
26th Sep 14

20:00
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Open Mic @ The Sumac Centre

/img/arc/openmic243.jpg Every Friday from 8 - 11pm there's an acoustic open mic night at the Sumac.

Contact 07791 841189 for more info.

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Sumac Centre . Ph: 07791 841189 . Email: sumac[at]sumac.net

.Saturday.
27th Sep 14

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19:00


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People's Kitchen

/img/arc/peopleskitchen.gif Reviews on HappyCowA delightful dish is cooked and served at the Sumac Cafe by a different volunteer team each Saturday. Dinner is served from 7pm, until it is all gone, for a suggested donation of 3.50. See Menu examples.

If you can't make it - donate here!


People's Kitchen is completely run by volunteers. Please get involved - email us with your name, email address & phone number to join the volunteer list. Find us on facebook.

See also Nottingham-Vegetarian-Vegan-Meetup-Group & Derby People's Kitchen

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Sumac Centre . Ph: 0845 458 9595 . Email: sumaccafe-at-gmail.com


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October 2014

.Thursday.
2nd Oct 14
Recycling at Sumac : Alternate Thursdays
.Thursday.
16th Oct 14

starts
19:00


Food by Veggies


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Veggies Vegan Campaigns Meeting

/fin/fin14/teasmall.jpg Veggies Volunteers meet to plan forthcoming events.

We are now in our 30th year, and it's gonna be a busy one, with over 60 events already scheduled all over the UK. Join us at Sumac to plan for all the events on Veggies diary.

Note: The June 26th Meeting will be held at Glastonbury Festival!

If you would like to support our work join us at a forthcoming event or find more info at the how-to-help section of our website.

Existing crew? Sign Up Here: Sign Up Now!

If you cannot make it to the meeting please send your comments and suggestions.

Veggies Catering Campaign . Ph: 0845 458 9595 / 0787 086 1837 . info@veggies.org.uk

.Thursday.
16th Oct 14

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20:00


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Nottingham Animal Rights

/nar/wpimages/wp5f2f5236_06.png Nottingham Animal Rights Networking meetings every 4 weeks at the Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, (New Basford / Forest Fields), NG7 6HX, to plan forthcoming campaign activities, usually starting at 8pm.

All welcome - hunt sabs, vegan campaigners, AR activists, people who want to get involved, and people who just want to know more about what we do, including supporters of Animal Aid, Greyhound Action, Hunt Sabs, SHAC, VIVA!, Vegan Society, Vegetarian Society, and the many other groups that we aim to support locally.

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Nottingham Animal Rights . Ph: 0845 458 9595 . Email: nar-AT-veggies.org.uk

.Saturday.
18th Oct 14

starts
18:00


Food by Veggies


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Veggies 30th Anniversary!

/wp-content/gallery/slideshow/veganawardsposter_0.jpg Feeding the hungry without exploiting animals since 1984!

Join us to celebrate 30 year at the on-the-streets front-line of vegan outreach supporting campaigns for humans, other animals and the environment.

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Veggies Catering Campaign . Ph: 0845 458 9595 / 0787 086 1837 . info@veggies.org.uk

.Sunday.
26th Oct 14

12:30
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17:30


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Sumac Sewing Club

/img/arc/patterncutting320.jpg Pattern Cutting, Dressmaking, General Sewing, Clothing, Household Furnishings, Crafts, Alterations, Mending & chat.

Sundays 12.30 - 5.30pm, with afternoon tea/coffee break.

Feel free to bring (vegan) homemade nibbles etc.

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Sumac Centre . Ph: Sallie: 07932 746707 . Email: sallie.sherwood@btopenworld.com.no-spam (Remove the no-spam filter from the address)


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November 2014

.Saturday.
8th Nov 14

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Sunday
9th Nov


Food by Veggies


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Social Centres Gathering

A gathering for people involved or interested in setting up social centres of all types, at the Sumac on the weekend of the 8th/9th of November.

"Across Britain, political activists are buying, renting or squatting run-down, disused buildings in city centres and turning them into vibrant, volunteer-run spaces called 'social centres'. With free or cheap food, regular film and gig nights, political meeting spaces, libraries, free shops and independent media groups, social centres are rapidly becoming a key part of the anti-capitalist struggle."


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Social Centre Network


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January 2015

.Friday.
9th Jan 15
Reclaim the Fields : To be confirmed

http://www.wildheartpermaculture.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/RTF1.jpg Networking gathering at Sumac to be confirmed

Reclaim the Fields

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