WELCOME TO THE SUMAC CENTRE
Independent community and social centre
245 Gladstone Street,
(Forest Fields/New Basford)
Nottingham, NG7 6HX
Phone: 0115 960 8254
Lo-call: 0845 458 9595
Maps & travel details
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Work In Progress
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What's on at Sumac
Saturday: People's Kitchen meal at 6:30pm
- Social Club:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7.30pm - 11pm
- Library, book stall, internet access
- Kids activities, skill shares, gardening group
- Campaigning and social justice group meetings
- Live music, films, talks, discussion groups, DJ nights
- For times and details of these and many more regular and special events see the Events Diary
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The Sumac Centre provides resources and a meeting place for local groups and individuals campaigning for human and animal rights, the environment, peace, co-operation and social justice world-wide.
in the mid 1980s as the Rainbow Centre, Sumac works independently
of, but in co-operation with, other groups both locally and nationally.
We receive no regular funding, but exist through the hard work of many
people, all of whom are volunteers.
Here are some of the issues about which Sumac (and the Rainbow Centre previously) has helped people get active. Current concerns are reflected by the activities shown on the Events Diary. The future is up to you - get involved!
agriculture, sustainable energy, campaigning groups,
conservation, climate change, nuclear issues, permaculture, pollution,
recycling, transport etc.
- World Issues
Amnesty, appropriate technology,
Baby Milk Action, famine and hunger, population etc.
arms trade, civil defence disarmament, nuclear
weapons, pacifism, peace camps etc.
- Human Rights
anti-fascism, civil liberties, exploitation,
fair-trade, famine & hunger, homelessness etc.
- Animal Rights
blood sports, captive animals, circus cruelty,
dairy industry, farming/fur trade, rescue and rehoming,
slaughter, vivisection, veganism, wild animals etc.
- Food & Health
additives, complimentary medicine, diet,
drugs and vaccines, food poisoning, genetic engineering, irradiation,
smoking, veganism etc.
Putting It Into Practice
The values that we hold are all well and good but of little
consequence unless they are acted on. Sumac Centre is all about putting
it into practice and enabling others to do likewise.
activities of the centre are informed by our awareness of the issues and
the world around us.
As a co-operative,
all volunteers have a say in how the Centre is run and the direction it
sexist, homophobic or racist views will not be tolerated. This
is not about "Political Correctness". This is the real world and such
attitudes continue to affect many peoples' lives.
itself provides a place where locals can meet other concerned individuals
in a friendly, relaxed environment.
people are popping in to make use of our vegan cafe and social club, or
looking for information in the library, it
all adds up to people participating and increasing their awareness of
years Rainbow, and now the Sumac Centre, have built-up extensive campaigning
resources (computer facilities, library, photocopier, etc.)
available for use by many local groups and individuals.
If you would
like to get involved with any of the Centre's existing user
groups, or even start your own, the facilities and know-how are all
all about co-operation and sharing our skills and knowledge. Get
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A Quick Word About "Veggies"
Veggies is a separate company, based at the Sumac Centre, catering at many
events around the Midlands and beyond (green gatherings,
demos, festivals etc) and manufacturing frozen
Veggies burgers and sosages, sold in local shops and cafes, and distributed
throughout the north Midlands by 'Lembas'.
Veggies help fund the Sumac Centre, and other campaign activities. Some of any
remaining profits are donated to "Vegfam"
- to 'feed the hungry without exploiting animals'.
We also produce the Veggies Directory of campaign and trading contacts and various
the campaign event diaries.
For more information, check out Veggies Home Page
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