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.
Catering by Veggies.
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]
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.
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.
The event will be held at Elvaston Castle Country Park with Food by Veggies Catering Campaign.
Other attractions are likely to include:
Pole lathe turning
Green Man songs and stories
Forest school activities
Sawmilling and chipping
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 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 hope to be catering. If you can help, contact us!
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].
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.
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 are having a Fundraiser on Saturday July 6th to raise money to support two local projects.
This year money raised will go to support the work of Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity Campaign, and Derbyshire Against the Badger Cull.
For more info, to offer entertainments or other help, or to let us know you are coming (would help us in guessing numbers for food) contact email@example.com
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 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.
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.
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
Veggies be there catering & raising awareness of our campaigns at the festival.
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