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Monday, May 13th, 2013
Vegan Housing Co-operative looking for new members
Rose Howey Housing Co-operative is a large house on the edge of a beautiful park near the centre of Liverpool. Its tenants are living together to foster a supportive home which encourages communal living and supports its members to engage with radical social change and ecologically minded living. All communal spaces are vegan and currently with the six adults there are seven children living in the house, including some who are home educated. The vision of the house also includes providing spaces for local community projects (such as The Free University of Liverpool and Migrant Artist Mutual Aid) and for larger national networks.
Single and multi-room units are available for people to join us as tenants or spaces are available for workshops either on a monthly or hourly rate.
Bedrooms from £55 per week.
Workshop spaces (e.g. art studios / office space) from £40 per week or by hourly rate.
As far as possible, new members will be active in creating the vision of Rose Howey, both practically with the necessary restoration and decoration of the house and in creative terms by adding to the energy of the project. However shorter term use of rooms will also be considered.
If you are interested in joining and want to come meet us to see what we’re about or have any questions about our project, get in touch Stacey on email@example.com, 07858 148538
Vist the Rose Howey Housing Co-operative website.
You can also Contact us via website or by email.
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
This event, this biggest of it’s kind north of London, is back, this Saturday 27th October.
The West Midlands Vegan Festival will offer all you need for healthy, cruelty-free, eco-friendly living. You don’t have to be vegan to attend, everyone is welcome! Come and see why people are increasingly adopting a vegan lifestyle.
The 2011 festival was bursting at the seams, with over 1,700 visitors! As a result of the event’s increasing popularity, the 2012 festival will spread into a second large hall, providing space for over 100 stalls, everything from clothing, footwear and cosmetics to books, campaign organisations and lots of food … and many other attractions! The listing of stallholders provides one of the most comprehensive directories of vegan-friendly businesses.
We are pleased to support the event as a main caterer and by part funding the program for the day with the advert shown below.
We are also providing facilities for the cookery demonstrations in the Wulfrun Hall (alongside our Wulfrun Bar location):
- 12 noon – 12.50pm – Vegan Vitality. With Liz Hughes of Our Lizzy Cooking.
- 1.10pm – 2pm – Quick-Fix Vegan! With Jane Easton, Food & Cookery Coordinator at Viva!
- 2.20pm – 2.50pm – How to Make a Yummy Vegan Chocolate Mousse that’s Practically Good for You! With Dr Birgit Kehrer of ChangeKitchen CIC
- 3.10pm – 3.40pm – Shine on Raw. With Rebecca Kane of Shine on Raw
- 4pm – 4.50pm – Autumn Feast. With Liz Hughes of Our Lizzy Cooking
- 5.10pm – 6pm – Cakin’ It – Vegan Baking the Easy Way. With Jane Easton of Viva!
If you are at the event, be sure to look for us, and the other vegan campaign caterers, in the Wulfrun Bar downstairs.
It it great that many of the UK’s best vegan (and vegan friendly) caterers are at the event: Aunty Jee’s, Beet the System, ChangeKitchen, Fairfoods, Green Garden Cafe, Shambhu’s, , Veged Out and Veggies Catering Campaign.
For many of our 28 years of campaign catering Veggies was the only game in town. We hope that our pioneering work has provided some of the inspiration for so many more vegan caterers, and for the many other vegan festivals and fairs shown on our Vegan Outreach Diary.
This is our advert in the Event program.
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Friday, October 5th, 2012
Nottingham Indymedia, a news site for the East Midlands that anyone can post on.
We hope that you will find our site a useful place to find out about what’s going on in the region and to publish your own news.
What is Nottingham Indymedia?
Nottingham Indymedia is a widely read hub for community and activist news from across the East Midlands. We aim to “give a voice to individuals and communities throughout the region who are marginalised and have no say in the mainstream media.”
The site is open for anyone to publish their news and promote events simply by clicking the Publish button in the top right hand corner of the site.
All posts also go out to our 2,000 followers on Twitter
How can I use it?
* You can publish news stories
* You can promote your events on our calendar
* You can publish a link to an existing article on your own website
* You can propose and help to write feature articles by joining our mailing list
* Your site’s news feed can be included in the @NottsAltNews feed on
The more people who post, the better the website becomes and the more
people will read your news.
If you want more information, please reply to this email, check out our help pages or come to our next monthly meeting on Mon 15th Oct, 7.30pm at the Sumac Centre, Gladstone Street, Nottingham.
We look forward to reading your news!
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Sale of Nomad
Contact: Rakesh Aggarwal 07946 419151
Background of Nomad
The current owner (and founder) of Nomad started this vegetarian, ecofriendly, fairtrade catering business in 2001. Since starting the business, Nomad has gained an enviable reputation for offering ethical sourced quality food at very reasonable prices.
Unfortunately, ill health forces a reluctant sale of the business.
The recipes have been designed so that the person using them can be trained in less than 15 minutes in cooking the food.
Download full details here (1.3mb word document)
Current Market Position
The reputation that Nomad has has meant that it has catered at prestigious and financially rewarding festivals. Many of the festivals Nomad caters at are “niche” festivals, which appeal to certain dedicated groups and have been going for a number of years.
Currently Nomad caters at the following festivals:
NABD Bikers Rally, Cheshire – Nomad has catered here since 2008
Sunrise, Somerset – Nomad has catered here since 2007
Download, Donnington Park – Nomad has catered here since 2010
Beatherder, Lancs – Nomad has catered here since 2009
Buddhafield, Somerset – Nomad has catered here since 2007
Green Gathering, Chepstow (formerly called Big Green Gathering) – Nomad has catered here since 2003
Beautiful Days, Devon – Nomad has catered here since 2010
Solfest, Cumbria – Nomad has catered here since 2005
NABD Bikers Rally, Oxfordshire – Nomad has catered here since 2009
CAMRA Beer Fest, York – Nomad has catered here since 2009
Width:221cm Height:400cm Length:350cm
Length (including trailer bar and menu boards): 625cm
Included in the sale of the business are the following assets
Trailer – all equipment is gas powered – 8 large cooking rings, 2 large fryers, 1 removable griddle, 1 boiler, 3 gastronorms. All lighting is 12v (there is no 240 electricity in the trailer)
Portable fridge – can operate on gas, 12 volts, 240 volts
Large storage tent, washing up tent
Pots, pans, A board, cutlery, can opener, storage crates, step ladder, till, coolboxes, water butts, tool kit, first aid kit, fire extinguishers, fire blanket, measuring jugs, steamers, airpots, floodlight, external LED lights, leisure
batteries, folding tables, wheel lock, nose lock, spare wheel, etc etc
Potential For Expansion of Nomad
The trailer is in excellent condition (the current owner has spent a good deal of money maintaining and updating it). There are a number of weekends during the summer when the current owner does not cater at any festival. He also gets one or two enquiries a year for outside catering (ie catering at private parties etc), but always turns them down as he does not wish to expand the business in this direction.
The room for expansion is enormous. You could take the trailer out to festivals every weekend during festival season. Nomad has concentrated on biker, green/hippy and music festivals. More of these types of festivals can be catered at. However, there are a wide variety of festivals which have not been explored by Nomad – some of these include storytelling festivals, re-enactment weekends, pagan festivals, vintage car rallies, scooter rallies, horse trials. If you did this, you could work 5 months a year and take the rest of the year off.
Alternatively, you could spend the rest of year catering at private parties, weddings, office parties etc. A website could be set up for advertising that Nomad is available for this type of catering. This website could be optimised so that it comes up highly when “googled” etc.
CHANA – Our famous chickpea curry – the first curry we ever served, and still incredibly popular
DAAL – Lentils cooked the Indian way – a simple but mouthwatering dish
VEGGIE MINCE CURRY – Described as “Awesome”, “Amazing” and “Unbelievable” by meat eaters and veggies alike
SAAG – Spinach curry – all the goodness of green, leafy veg, with a superb flavour
THALI – The Ultimate Indian Feast – Chana, Daal, Saag, rice and a chapatti – an amazing experience of tastes, aromas & colours
All curries come with rice, chapatti or both. Pickle, chutney and raita are available for customers to help themselves.
Organic traditional homemade lemonade
Fairtrade herbal teas
Download full details here (1.3mb word document)
To discuss this further contact Rakesh Aggarwal 07946 419151
Friday, July 15th, 2011
Veggie Summer Barbecue
Adapted from the Vegetarian Society Networking Newsletter (mainly by adding the ‘s’ to Veggies!)
This article recently featured in the Young Veggie pages of The Vegetarian.
We thought it was worth reprinting in time for summer in Youth Matters, too.
Lots of parties and get-togethers during the summer months centre around the garden and the barbecue. Even though barbecues are traditionally associated with cooking meat, vegetarians can enjoy a good barbecue as much as anyone else. Give these two menus a try for super-tasty summer barbecues.
Simple summer barbecue:
Veggies burgers, or make your own with Veggies Burger Mixes
Simple salad garnish (sliced tomatoes, greens such as lettuce or spinach, grated carrot, sliced onions)
Condiments (tomato sauce, salad cream, brown sauce, mayonnaise, chilli sauce)
Corn chips with salsa
Hummus with raw vegetables (peppers, carrots, mushrooms, cauliflower, celery)
Fresh summer fruit (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries)
Deluxe Veggies barbecue:
For the grill-
Marinated firm tofu skewers with Mediterranean vegetables
Peppers stuffed with tomato and vegan feta cheese
Spiced sweet potato slices
Veggies burgers, or make your own with Veggies Burger Mixes
On the side-
Hummus with vegetables
Lemony bean salad
Potato salad with chopped mint and lemon
Platter of sundried tomatoes, olives, vegan cheeses and savoury biscuits
Breads (pitta, rolls, etc)
Toasted vegan marshmallows (from Veggies) and s’mores
Tip: Make sure that any food items that usually need refrigeration, like Plamil mayonnaise or hummus, are kept cool by either being served on a bowl of ice or kept indoors.
Saturday, July 10th, 2010
Sadly we have hit a hitch with the potential 7th East Midlands Vegan Festival (EMVF).
Due to its success in bringing in some 2000 people each year, the Council will no longer allow the use of the Council House, due to the ‘wear and tear’ that the event is causing to the building.
We have been searching for other options, but are stuggling to find another venue immediately where the public pass by. We have always targetted the EMVF at the non-vegan general public by holding the event right where they are, rather than at a less prominent venue that would likely attract only those already committed to dietary change.
It may be possible to take it out onto Nottingham’s central Old Market Square (in front of the Council House), but this would take the budget over £2000 rather than the previously affordable £1000 – the event is self-funded, with the support of the Vegan Society and many small independent vegan traders, and organised by volunteers from Nottingham’s vegan community.
Taking the event outside would also necessitate a move from its prime pre-christmas Saturday date, and none of our shortlisted dates have found favour with the Council.
Other options include taking the event on the road, for example to Derby, Leicester or Lincoln, or taking it out of the city centre, for example to the Arboretum, the successful venue for Nottingham’s Green Festival.
So it is unlikely that there will be an EMVF this year.
However, never to be deterred, campaigning continues with the vegan outreach offered by the EMVF being replaced by monthly Vegan Free Food Give-Aways at various city centre locations, including on the doorstep of the Council House! Each of these events gives the opportunity to engage directly with a hundred members of the public, reaching a thousand during the year.
The EMVF team also hosted the world’s first Vegan Beer Festival at the Sumac Centre, Nottingham’s vegan social centre.
EMVF reports via http://www.eastmidlandsveganfestival.co.uk/
Call on the City of Nottingham to support a weekly VeggieDay (Meat Free Monday): http://veggieday.org.uk/
Follow Veggies Catering Campaign News at http://twitter.com/veggiesnottm
Friday, May 7th, 2010
Veggies Catering Campaign and Nottingham Animal Rights hold regular free vegan food give-aways in Nottingham City Centre. See reports on Indymedia.
The next one will be held in May during National Vegetarian Week on a day to be confirmed.
Read more about Vegan Free Food Give-Aways at
If you are able to prepare some vegan cakes or savoury food at the Sumac Social Centre, or join on the day – please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org