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Brinsley Animal Rescue Christmas Open Day

There’s no better way to start the festive season than at Brinsley Animal Rescue’s Christmas Open Day.

The sanctuary is run by volunteers and on vegan values, rescuing unwanted pets, injured wildlife and farm animal victims of the meat and dairy industry.

This year we will be having a Christmas open day at the rescue centre, where you can meet the animals and visit our cafe and stalls.

Veggies and others will be providing vegan catering and literature to help compassionate people make the connection between the animals they’re visiting at the rescue and those that end up on their plate.

Come and see the animals, meet Santa, see the many stalls. Admission is £1 for adults and free to children when accompanied by an adult. Dogs on leads welcome.

Read the 2014 review at the Eastwood Advertiser: Crowds Flock to Support Rescued Animals


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.

Nottingham Green Festival 2019

‘Warning: 12 years to limit climate chaos – share skills to save the planet’

Nottingham Green Festival is organised by grass routes community based volunteers, with no statutory funding. The ethical standards and environmental / human / animal rights ethos of the event are long established, having evolved from the pre-history of the Nottingham Peace Festival from which it has grown.

Nottingham’s own Green Festival provides the place for the whole family to learn, explore and try the latest in everything environmentally friendly and ethical, whilst also having lots of fun in the beautiful setting of the Arboretum Park.

Veggies has catered and campaigned at the Green Festival, and the Peace Festival before it, for our entire 35 year history. We were pleased now to be joined by 10 other vegan caterers and other artisan food producers, supporting the events’ new vegan ethos and building on a thirty+ year meat-free policy.

The Green Festival continues to break all records in terms of visitors & stalls.

This will be the 27th Nottingham Green Festival and with your support it will be even bigger & better in 2019.

You are therefore encouraged to support the regular fundraising events and join in with the planning group meetings.

Find full details at www.nottmgreenfest.org.uk/, find us on facebook and follow us on twitter.

Brinsley Animal Rescue Summer Open Day 2019

Our Summer open day in 2019 will be held on Sunday 8th September.

Brinsley Animal Rescue is dedicated to caring for animals. Our primary mission is to relieve the suffering of animals and birds. We take in sick and injured wildlife and birds, pets and farm animals to rescue them from injury, cruelty, hardship, and neglect.

We ensure they live out the remainder of their natural lives in the optimum physical and psychological comfort. Releasing wild animals and rehoming pets when possible, but always overseeing their care. We have a non destruct policy except when it is in the animals best interest.

We also have a charity ebay store at https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/brinsley_animal_rescue

Shambala Festival – Rebel Soul 2019

Shambala is a creative, non-commercial, ethical and family-friendly festival with a wild side and completely independent from advertising and sponsorship!

In 2016 Shambala went Meat and fish free, to continue their mission to keep Shambala at the cutting edge of sustainable event organising.

“… we’re setting ourselves a challenge: to provide the most eye-popping, mouthwatering, colourful, hearty array of cuisine at Shambala 2016 without a single bit of meat or fish on sale. Not a sausage. Instead, keep your eyes peeled for … a range of delicious food from around the world, debates, talks and creative exploration of the wonderful world of food.

Shambala HQ is a mixed bag, with vegans, veggies and meat eaters co-existing harmoniously together, but the whole team agrees that it is important to be bold with our environmental stance, and encourage this debate.”

Rebel Soul

Veggies hope to assist again with facilities for the Rebel Soul space, with a programme of intellectual stimulation, music and performance that will challenge, inspire and fire you up. Whet your appetite: fresh-baked cake, pasties & samosas, teas & coffees (for donation), and fairtrade tuck shop.

Rebel Soul will be a whole area combining beautiful tents and beautiful people within to celebrate rebellion, resistance and exploring positive futures. Stimulation for your mind with workshop, displays, info and bookstall and, for your aural delectation, a fine line-up of music and poetry.

“Rebel Soul is politics thinly veiled as entertainment. In the day we host workshops and debates on hot topics run by people who know their fields inside out. We host the country’s frontline campaigners – from the people who ran the No More Page 3 campaign to the people spearheading the anti-fracking movement. We bring you the people who will ask the big questions, and then help you answer them, like why is Shambala vegetarian? what is sex? and what is race?”

By night we celebrate with bangin’ bands and DJs from punk to soca to techno, and from all over the world. We have a store full of books and zines and a tuck shop with hot drinks and delicious cakes. All our proceeds go to support grassroots campaigns – last year we funded groups supporting asylum seekers.

Rebel Soul at Shambala 2014 Rebel Soul Shambala 2014 Calais Migrant Solidarity at Shambala

Read more at rebelsoulspace.weebly.com

To get to Shambala follow this cycle route from Nottingham or via the train to Market Harborough.


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! ;



Brinsley Animal Rescue Spring Fair

Come and join us on Sunday 2nd June 2019 for our Spring Fair.

This year, it will be held at Brinsley Parish hall as we will have maintenance works being carried out at the rescue centre.

Please note the rescue centre will not be open. We will have all our usual stalls and refreshments to help us to raise funds for the charity. Jeff the sheep may make an appearance!

We will have childrens games, merchandise and gifts as well as other charities and stalls.

Entrance fee will be £1.00 with accompanied children free.

There ain’t no Planet B – XR Fundraiser

An evening of folk stories, poetry and music to raise funds to support Extinction Rebellion actions and

Friday, 31 May at the Canalhouse Bar

GlastonJerry Fun Dog Fest 2019

We are very pleased to announce the sixth annual fun dog show at Newstead Abbey for the Nottinghamshire branch of Jerry Green Dog Rescue.

There will be lots of different activities going on and lots of different stalls including doggy delis, doggy fashion, childrens entertainment, food stalls and lots more including birds of prey, Have a go Archery, guest speakers, demonstrations, canine massage… and of course our very popular fun dog show!

Come along and have a fantastic time at this very popular event!

Veggies Food is Here Lots of stalls including vegan Food by Veggies.


ExLibris Booksale Part Two

The 13th annual booksale in aid of three local charities continues over its second weekend

https://www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/appeals/zephyrs-nottingham-appeal/ Zephyr’s centre offers loving care and support to families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or the death of a baby or child.

http://mortonhallvisitors.org.uk/ They support people detained at Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by providing a link to the outside world.

https://sharewearclothingscheme.org/ Sharewear provides emergency clothing, shoes and bedding to people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire currently in crisis.

Our rescued books include: new, genre, unusual, modern and classic fiction; every non-fiction subject under the sun; books on leisure interests such as gardening, crafts, cake decoration & cookery; hardbacks and paperbacks; scarce/collectable books at lower prices than online; lots of children’s books; and the odd really weird book that you wouldn’t believe could, or maybe should, exist. There are also DVDs and handmade bags.
We always have low prices (starting at 10p), to make books accessible to everyone. Even our collectable or scarce books are priced more cheaply than online.

Stephen Booth, author and creator of the Cooper & Fry books, will open the booksale at 10am on April 26th. Be there! Be masked (if you like)!

Refreshments, including home-made cakes, in our café, “Josiah’s”.
Children may ride the “ExLibris Express”.
Claim a free raffle ticket if you arrive wearing a mask.
You are invited to bring a tin of vegetarian food, to be donated to Netherfield food bank.

We will be asking for volunteers to: bake; donate raffle prizes; help carry heavy boxes of books; circulate the poster on social media; distribute leaflets through letterboxes and posters to shops/pubs/community centres etc; mind the back garden and be Toilet Monitors, etc. We’re getting older, and appreciate help more and more each year!

Thanks everybody for all your support the previous 12 years. We hope we can rescue another load of books and support important local charities again this year.

Masky greetings.

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