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Compassionate Derby

Now in its ninth great year, Compassionate Derby is an ethical living event that is free to attend and where everyone is welcome!

There will be a range of cruelty-free food and lifestyle products, lots of free samples, charity and campaigning stalls, children’s activities, a diverse program of talks throughout the day, a generous raffle and much more. So head to St Peter’s Church, Derby for a bit of Christmas shopping and find out more about living a compassionate lifestyle.

Beyond ‘doing the least harm’ compassion means ‘doing the most good‘. Going vegan is a good start; by helping other go vegan you can make the world a better place for humans, other animals and the environment. Compassionate Derby is an excellent opportunity to join Veggies – the volunteer-led Vegan Catering Campaign.

All Welcome!

Facebook Community page: www.facebook.com/CompassionateDerby

Veggies Food is HereCatering by Veggies.

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To get to this event, 16 miles from our Sumac Centre base, Veggies may emit approx 20kg CO2.

However by helping 250 people Eat Vegan we could “offset” 500 kg CO2.

If ONE customer goes Vegan For Life they will save 1.5 tonnes CO2 every year, as well as saving 4022 animals lives, and enabling all the world’s peoples to receive a Fair Share of the world’s resources. [carbon calculation references]

Matlock Vegan Fair

Come and find out more about living a vegan lifestyle or, if you’re already vegan, shop for vegan food, clothing, homewares and more whilst raising money for animal welfare at the same time.

Stalls with lots of inspiration for becoming or staying vegan. Foods (lots of samples), gifts, candles, spiritual items, essential oils, household products, t-shirts, mugs and much more.

Vegan pop up cafe serving lunches, snacks, drinks and sweet treats.

Derbyshire Woodland Festival

An annual celebration of traditional and contemporary woodland crafts, it promises to be a brilliant day out for all the family.

Watch expert woodcraft professionals at work, learn how to survive in the woods and to cook wild food or simply take a walk through the magnificent Elvaston Castle grounds.

Veggies Food is HereThe event will be held at Elvaston Castle Country Park  with Food by Veggies Catering Campaign.


Other attractions are likely to include:

Pole lathe turning
Fire lighting
Campfire cooking
Green Man songs and stories
Forest school activities
Sawmilling and chipping
Hurdle making
Survival skills
Rustic furniture
Longbow maker
Didgeridoo maker
Woodturning with a horse driven gin wheel
Clay workshops for children
Chair making and spoon making

Admission is free, but parking charges apply. See Derbyshire Woodland Festival website for details.

Northern Green Gathering 2019

Northern Green Gathering will again be held at Bradley Nook Farm, the beautiful organic farm near Ashbourne in the Derbyshire Dales.

In 2017 Bradley Nook Farm donated its cows to Hillside Animal Rescue to live out their lives in sanctuary, and adopted a vegan organic future. We hope that this will inspire other Northern Green Gathering participants!

Northern Green Gathering is a small volunteer-run environmental/educational gathering focused around sustainable living and green campaigns.

A 4-day camping event with environmental workshops & campaigns, permaculture, organic veggie cafes, stalls, healers & alternative therapies, kids space, theatre & circus workshops, and a showcase of environment living in action, including solar power and wind power.

Veggies Food is HereVeggies hope to be catering. If you can help, contact us!

vegan climate logo To get to this event, 30 miles from our Sumac Centre base, Veggies may emit approx 40kg CO2.

However by helping an estimated 500 people Eat Vegan we will “offset” 1000 kg CO2.

If ONE customer goes Vegan For Life, they will save 1.5 tonnes CO2 every year, as well as saving 4022 animals lives, and enabling all the world’s peoples to receive a Fair Share of the world’s resources. [refs].

Radical Routes Summer Gathering

The Summer Gathering includes a full day on Friday 9th August at a (camping) venue in Derbyshire.

Radical Routes is a network of radical housing co-ops, workers co-ops and social centres, whose members are committed to working for positive social change.

Nottingham members include Sumac Centre, Neds Housing Co-op and (associate members) Veggies Catering Campaign & Morrigan Housing Cooperative.

Four times a year, the member co-ops get together at weekend events which have a social function, but which are also the places at which all important decisions are taken. They are open meetings and anyone is welcome to attend.

Radical Routes

The Radical Routes quarterly gatherings:

Winter in February -:- Spring in May; -:- Summer in August -:- Autumn in November.

More on Radical Routes on Veggies Website,
including publications for sale.

Wild Peak Fundraiser

Wild Peak are having a Fundraiser on Saturday July 6th to raise money to support local grass roots projects. We wanted to let you know so you can save the date if you are interested in coming along, or getting involved with providing any entertainments, helping cook, running a stall, etc. We are looking for anyone who might want to perform, or help create some entertainments, or share info re their project-get in touch!

We are hoping people will arrive early afternoon on Saturday 6th July- things will carry on through to the evening (with the option to camp over for people who want to stay the night…)

What’s the plan?
 At the moment it is in the early stages (i.e. just fixing a date) but we imagine it will involve some relaxing in the field, enjoying the mid Summer vibe, listening to live music and poetry, ad-hoc games and entertainments during the day ( ideas and offers welcome-it’s going to be a bit D.I.Y!), and refreshments available all day, and an early evening meal available later (all for donations…) All the food will be Vegan. Veggies Catering Campaign from Nottingham will be providing veggie burgers, snacks & other #FoodByVeggies in the afternoon.

Anyone who fancies camping over is very welcome-we will be asking for a small donation (approx £3.00 a pitch)…

Entertainments, music, info stalls;
– if you feel like you might be up for playing some music, helping with any other entertainments, if you have information about any projects that you’d like to share and get more people involved with, or if you have an idea for a stall/activity for the day to help raise money, then drop us an email and let us know…
We are hoping that evening music and camp fire vibes can continue after dinner, but all amplified music will be going off at 11.30 so people and kids can sleep!

What to bring?
– money to spend on food and refreshments, a tent if staying over, (plus warm bedding, a torch, wellies if staying late as the grass is long and gets dewy, waterproofs-not that it will rain and we will also have structures up so rain would not stop play, and your own breakfast supplies), ideas for fun in a field and stuff to make it happen!

Getting here, transport and parking;

We are trying to minimise traffic and Wyver Lane is potholed and narrow with limited passing spaces, so if possible come by bike, foot or car share, if you can…
We’re at; Lawn Cottage, Wyver Lane, Belper. DE56 2EF. Once on Wyver Lane, keep going till you get to the very end of the track. You will see a sign directing you to where to park. Don’t give up half way, we are almost 2 miles down the lane, and drive slow if in a vehicle-there’s pot holes a plenty…

N.B. if you are coming by car PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON WYVER LANE as there is very limited parking space for the cottages on Wyver Lane and it therefore needs to be for residents only-please help us to keep it sweet with our neighbours!
If you need to bring a car then please bring it all the way down the lane to Lawn Cottage, where there will be a space you can park it on the field-cheers!


The housing co-op is adjacent to a wildlife area and we are surrounded by ground nesting birds that don’t mix well with dogs. If you can’t come without your dog then it must be kept on a lead at all times whilst on site.

For more info, to offer entertainments or other help, to let us know you don’t want to receive any more info, or to let us know we have chosen a date that clashes with a thousand other things that everyone will need to go to instead please get in touch! ;



Derby Animal Rights

Derby Animal Rights addresses the issues of animal rights, protection and welfare. If you feel passionately about the rights of animals or would like to find out more about the group then come along to one of our meeting or contact us.

Meetings will take on alternate Wednesdays at The Alexandra Hotel at 8pm. The pub is very close to the train station and not far from the bus station, and there is parking for those driving on Siddals Road DE1 2QD. If anyone is stuck for a lift then shout up and we can always make a plan.

New faces are always welcome, we are a friendly group and all that is required to join our merry band is a love of animals and a passion for making a difference. Will you join us?

Belper Goes Green 2019

Belper Goes Green is Transition Belper’s ECO Festival that aims to share simpler, low carbon and environmentally friendly ways of doing things in a relaxed and uplifting way that puts a smile on the face of Belper.

When is the festival?
The dates for 2019 are Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June, plus a beer festival on Friday 31st May.

Where is the Festival?
Strutts Playing Field, Derby Road, Belper DE56 1UU – the home of Belper Rugby Club next to Babington Hospital and across the road from Strutts Community Centre.

Food By Veggies

We’ll be open on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd from 11.00am – 5.00pm.

Veggies Food is Here

Matlock Vegan Fair

FREE ENTRY Vegan Fair. Voluntary contribution of £1 per visitor which will be donated to Brinsley Animal Rescue to help continue their fabulous work rescuing and helping animals.

Two rooms of stalls with lots of inspiration for becoming or staying vegan. Foods (lots of samples), gifts, candles, spiritual items, essential oils, household products, t-shirts, mugs and much more. Come and visit, sample vegan foods, buy vegan products and see how you can enjoy being vegan and live a cruelty free life.

Vegan pop up cafe serving lunches, snacks, drinks and sweet treats.

Women’s Day Derby 2019

Volunteers put on a free community festival in Derby each year to mark International Women’s Day.

In 2019 the event is moving to at Derby Arboretum and we hope you can join in our inspiring celebrations full of community spirit!

As well as the stalls at the festival, there will be celebrations with stereotype-busting performers, workshops, exhibits, activity tasters, family fun and a creche, plus a festival magazine.

For more details join us on facebook http://www.facebook.com/WomensDayDerby

and Twitter @WomensDayDerby

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Veggies be there catering & raising awareness of our campaigns at the festival.

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Read our Women’s Lib = Animal Lib paper prepared for Women’s Day Derby 2015, or download as pdf file here.


Find WomensDayDerby on facebook and Twitter @WomensDayDerby

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