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2017 Details: 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.
Plus we will also have our own stalls and outside stalls and charities at Brinsley Parish hall, which is a short walking distance from the rescue, on Cordy Lane, Brinsley NG16 5BY, where parking is available. There is no parking on site at the rescue centre.
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
Bread and Roses, Five Leaves Bookshop’s celebration of independent publishing, will run in mid-November, featuring a radical bookfair at a venue to be confirmed.
Veggies foods may be provided by the venue, but there will be a Veggies Bookstall, featuring Radical Routes, Movement for Compassionate Living & Scoffer publications, and more from PM Press & Active Distribution (& maybe some snacks too).
There will be over one thousand different draught real ales and over 250 real ciders and perries, covering every imaginable style, including vegan options.
The 2018 listings will be made available later in the year – there will be continuous adjustments to the lists up to the start of the Festival. We aim to offer a good range of beers that are suitable for vegans. The number of such beers has increased considerably in recent months and it is probable that around 5% of the total number of beers on sale will be vegan friendly, hopefully more. All our ciders and perrys are vegan friendly. All vegan beers are listed in the programme and identified on the signs on each cask.
11am-11pm Thursday – Saturday
A delightful dish is cooked and served at the Sumac Cafe by a different volunteer team each Saturday. Food is served at 7pm until all gone. The Forest Fields Social Club Bar follows from 7.30.
Food at Sumac is vegan, so is suitable for all diets and all cultures (call to ensure gluten free or other special options).
People’s Kitchen provides a great opportunity for people wishing to show off their cooking skills (whether personally vegan or not) or for novice cooks seeking an opportunity to learn more. Please contact us for more details.
The Sumac Centre is home of Veggies Catering Campaign, so other vegan campaigners are often around for support and information.
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 33 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 26th Nottingham Green Festival and with your support it will be even bigger & better in 2018.
You are therefore encouraged to support the regular fundraising events and join in with the planning group meetings.
The eleventh annual community festival to be held in Hedley Villas Park and the surrounding cobbled streets with live music and spoken word, Neds Acoustic Stage in The Factory, crafts, children’s activities, delicious foods and a procession – all organised, performed and prepared by people who live nearby.
A unique community event with a special atmosphere that the whole family can enjoy.
Our Summer open day in 2018 will be held on Sunday 12th August. More details to follow.
Women, men and children are welcome for a weekend of celebration, ritual and workshops at the Goddess Camp at Bestwood Country Park, now in its 19th year.
10-12 August: Community Camp (all welcome)
14-16 August: Spiritual Development Camp (aged 14 years and over)
Booking Essential. Deadline for payments: 31st July 2018.
(Discount available for early payment if received by 30th June 2018)
The intention of the camps
To build understanding, experience and expression of paganism in the local community, for beginners as well as those more experienced. We will honour, respect and celebrate the Earth, ourselves and the spirit of life which we call the Goddess. We will do this through healing, festivity, dancing, singing, creativity, craft working, path working, fun, learning and sharing.
We have the usual wonderful stand-alone spiritual workshops, crafts, fun and celebration for all. Extra night’s camping on Sunday 12th August available as an optional extra.
Spiritual development camp
The Spiritual Development Camp began at Goddess Camp 2011 and is open to anyone fourteen years old and upwards (under eighteens should be accompanied by an adult.)
This camp was created to provide adults and older teenagers with a space to develop their spiritual practices in a quiet, natural environment. There will be workshops to help you explore your beliefs and the opportunity to try new ways of working. Alternatively you can simply take advantage of the peaceful atmosphere to relax, explore the beautiful woodland in Bestwood Country Park and practise as you like.
Contact: 07890 284066, [site phone: 07773 591097]; email@example.com;
Nottingham Goddess Camp, c/o 1 Chestnut Grove, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 8BD.
Inclusion and accessibility
At Nottingham Goddess Camp we aim to make the camp as inclusive and accessible as possible and will do our best to make all people with disabilities feel welcome. However, we can only make reasonable adjustments if we know about your needs in advance. If you feel you may need us to make reasonable adjustments for you to take part in the camp, please contact us as early as possible before you book. We ask you to bear in mind that we are in the middle of a field, the camp is run completely by volunteers, we are non-profit-making and have a tight budget.
Places will be on a first come, first served basis, and booking is essential.
No bookings are accepted without payment in full and a signature confirming that all members of the party have read and agree to the booking conditions, and all adults (aged 16 and over) agree to join the Nottingham Goddess Camp organisation.
BOOKINGS CLOSE ON 31st July 2018, or earlier if the site limit is reached.
No one will be permitted to join the camp unless their booking has been confirmed in writing.
The booking form is available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about the weekend, phone 07890 284066 or 07773 591097
or e-mail: email@example.com
Maps, directions & more info in the booklet available from the organisers.