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Nottingham Green Festival Planning

Planning meetings continue for Nottingham Green Festival, a sustainable-themed festival, organised by a volunteer cooperative planning group.

Nottingham Green Festival have sadly decided to cancel the event at The Arboretum planned for 13th September 2020.
As you will imagine it was a tough decision, but the organising group can now work on other options, including:
  • booking for the 2021 Nottingham Green Festival, provisionally on Sunday 12th September 2021.
  • a smaller bonus event in the Spring, possibly in April soon after Easter.
  • an online event in place of the real world event on Sunday 13th September 2020.
  • an outreach/information stall for the Green Festival community at Sneinton Market, possibly monthly from Saturday 4th July.

During the summer months the meeting is being moved to 5pm, (possibly reverting to 3pm in the Autumn).

Contact us to join the meeting online on Zoom or join us at Sumac Centre, where there is provision to maintaining  social distancing, as required

More info on the planning meeting.

(See also event listing on Sumac Diary)


For Fox Sake

LAST YEAR’S DETAILS (1st Sept 2019)

FOR FOX SAKE… a benefit gig to raise awareness and funding for Nottingham Hunt Saboteurs and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, hosted at Rough Trade Nottingham.


There will be stalls selling a wide variety of fox related gifts with money raised going to the cause, including the wonderful Mandy’s Knits. Also they’ll be an information and merchandise stall from Notts Hunt Sabs, to find out what it’s all about!

We’ll be holding a raffle for a wonderful and wide variety of prizes kindly donated by local businesses. Face-painting and fox-mask making for children of all ages!

Suggested donation of £5 on the door, with ALL money going to the Nottingham Hunt Sabs and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

Thank you in advance for your support and a massive thank you to Rough Trade for hosting. ❤️🦊❤️



Nottingham Green Festival 2020

‘Warning: time is running out 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 in .

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 28th Nottingham Green Festival and with your support it will be even bigger & better in 2020.

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.

Sumac Centre Anniversary

sumac/images/dovelogo.gifNottingham’s Rainbow Centre opened at 180 Mansfield Road on 9th September 1985, the co-operative having been established on 9th April 1984 by campaigners for peace, animal rights, human rights, civil liberties and the environment. /moving/oldrainb.jpg


Veggies Catering Campaign (established 18th October 1984) moved in from Earthwise (the FoE Shop next door) when it closed, later taking on the day-to-day running of the centre.

From the Rainbow Centre base plans were hatched for the purchase of a permanent campaign base, which was opened as the Sumac Centre, in Forest Fields/New Basford on June 22nd 2002.

Full event details at http://www.veggies.org.uk/moving/schnews.htm.

Brinsley Animal Rescue Summer Open Day 2020

Our Summer open day in 2020will be held on Sunday 6th 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

UK Vegan Camp-Out 2020

​★★ The UK Vegan Camp-Out ★★
(Partnered with Viva! – http://www.viva.org.uk)

★ All Ages
★ Speakers
★ Activism Workshops
★ Comedians
★ Live Music
★ Afterparty
★ Kids Activities

TICKETS: http://www.vegancampout.co.uk

Price includes camping but people are also more than welcome to go home each night or stay in a nearby hotel. You can also come in a caravan/campervan

If you’re a singer or in a band and want to play please message musicians@vegancampout.co.uk

If you want to put on a workshop in our Fitness/Yoga/Health/Meditation tent please message mindandbody@vegancampout.co.uk

If you have a question that isn’t answered on here please message info@vegancampout.co.uk or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ukvegancampout

FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/ukvegancampout
FACEBOOK GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/277089379359564
LONELIE’S GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/2008238006073769
INSTAGRAM: @ukvegancampout
HASHTAG #vcampout


Sneinton Essentials Market

As a response to the covid-19 crisis Veggies are proving basic vegan larder staples at the Sneinton Essentials Market every Saturday between 10 and 2pm.

A large range of foods & cleaning materials can be ordered from our Community Food Hub from the extensive stock list by email to sales@veggies.org.uk, for collection at the Market.

On the day we also have:

  • Veggies Burgers
  • Various pasties & Sausage Rolls
  • Vegan Cakes – including Gluten free
  • Fresh baked bread Bread – wholemeal; sour dough; gluten free
  • Teas & Coffee
  • Veggies Mixes to make your own at home!

Nottingham Green Festival Planning

Brinsley Animal Rescue Online Fair

Our Spring Open Day will now be an online event. We will be showcasing films throughout the day which will involve stories and educational information on the animals as well as fundraising links to help support the charity.


We hope you will stay with us online through the day!

Sumac Meeting

Sumac meetings are currently held at 6pm on the 2nd Saturday off each month, to include the People’s Kitchen Meal (rather than on the first Monday).

All are welcome to come and participate. To get involved just drop by and join in!

The Sumac Centre is an independent community and social centre in Nottingham, home to project including the Forest Fields Social Club, People’s Kitchen, Veggies Catering Campaign and Pink 4 The Homeless.

Sumac provides resources, meeting spaces and skills for groups and individuals campaigning for human rights, animal rights, the environment, peace and co-operation world-wide.

Sumac aims to use a consensus process, to work creatively to include everyone decision-making. To find out more about this, see the ‘Groups and Meetings’ briefings at Seedsfor Change

See also Sumac’s Ethical Policy / Secondary Rules.

If you can’t make it to the meetings, subscribe to announcements from Sumac, including reports from planning group meetings.

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