The hackspace – a workshop and coworking space for the East Midlands, located close to the centre of Nottingham. It’s a place for makers and creatives to meet, learn, swap skills, and work on projects. It is run on a non-profit basis to serve your creative interests as a member.
Whether those are craft, electronics, woodwork, metalwork, knitting, programming, bike maintenance, prototyping, gadget modification, or even robotics, we have the kind of tools you don’t generally have room for at home, and the hackspace is constantly growing.
We hold open nights every Wednesday from 18:30
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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).
A peaceful Demonstration to raise awareness about the underlying exploitation of Greyhounds in racing.
Sadly, deaths and serious injuries to dogs running on the tracks are relatively common, and the existence of a major track like Nottingham is responsible for the putting to death of about 500 greyhounds every year.
According to a Guardian article: “Greyhound tracks are closing and the industry isn’t doing enough to care for the thousands of dogs who face an uncertain fate”
*Raise awareness about the plight of greyhounds bred for racing.
*Campaign for the abolition of commercial greyhound racing.
*Promote greyhounds as pets.
*The government to pass legislation making it illegal to place or accept bets on greyhound racing.*
*The general public to NEVER attend or bet on greyhound racing, so the industry fades away through lack of support.
Probably every 2 weeks, but call 07703 031667 to confirm.
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.