Saturday 13th September 2008
13th September 2008
A day of practical skill sharing for food-based vegan campaigning, from samples on street stalls, through food fairs, to running a small vegan catering service. Hosted by the Sumac Centre, the home of Veggies Catering Campaign, in Nottingham.|
Anyone interested in food campaigning, including supporters of Animal Aid, Vegan Society, Viva, Vegetarian Society, Food Not Bombs, Climate Campaigners, Eco Activists, Peace Campaigners and anyone working for Social Justice will find this a valuable opportunity for networking and the sharing of practical skills and experiences.
A program of talks and workshops designed to guide you from your first tentative steps into food campaigning through to a more organised and adventurous level of activity. Arrivals welcome from 10am, or arrange to join at the appropriate time in the structured timetable.
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From Eva's Blog:"Something good happened today though. I got asked to do a last minute cake making workshop at the Sumac centre. It went a lot better than expected! The best thing was having kids there to help out as they seemed to love it! Alice was really helpful and ran about getting cooking equipment and stuff, and demonstrating how to ice cakes.
"What was also great was these three boys who wandered in from the road, they were about 10 and seemed a bit cheeky, apparently they were looking for conker trees and thought what we were doing looked interesting. To begin with I was worried they'd be really disruptive and piss about, but I asked them if they'd like to join in and they were soooo enthusiastic! They stayed about an hour, and helped do the icing and mix up the ingredients and it all made me feel really happy. It was just really rewarding for people to be so enthusiastic about something. They kept asking when we'd be doing it again and stuff and saying how much they enjoyed cooking."
Whenever possible Veggies feature the publications of the Movement for Compassionate Living, which we print and distribute to promote simple living and vegan self-reliance as a remedy to the exploitation of humans, animals and the Earth.
We also support our nominated charity, Vegfam, ‘Feeding the hungry without exploiting animals’. If you can help us with either of these projects at this event, whilst we are busy with Veggies catering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, the Centre becomes the Forest Fields Social Club (FFCS a.k.a Sumac Bar) from 7.30. The FFSC is a members club, but membership is easy and guests are welcome. For gigs and fundraising benefits, guests can pay at the door and members are invited to make a donation.
Accessible entrance at back door at 73 Beech Avenue . Full directions: http://www.veggies.org.uk/sumac/map.html
Postcode: NG7 6HX . Mapping websites: http://maps.google.co.uk . http://www.streetmap.co.uk . http://www.multimap.com (photo)
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