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Radical Routes Winter Gathering

Radical Routes 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 Neds Housing Co-op and (associate members) Sumac CentreVeggies 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 February 2021 ‘Winter’ Gathering will be held online.

Be sure to check the Next Gathering section of the Radical Routes Website.


Co-operative Principles Tea Towel – buy it now for £6 + £0.73 p&p

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.

Radical Routes Autumn Gathering

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.

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 November 2020 ‘Autumn’ Gathering will be held on 13-15 November ONLINE.


Nottingham members include Neds Housing Co-op and (associate members) Sumac Centre, Veggies Catering Campaign & Morrigan Housing Cooperative.

Radical Routes

Co-operative Principles Tea Towel – buy it now for £6 + £0.73 p&p

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.

Derbyshire Woodland Festival – cancelled


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.

Veggies Food is HereThe event will be held at Elvaston Castle Country Park  with Food by Veggies Catering Campaign.

 

Other attractions are likely to include:

Pole lathe turning
Fire lighting
Campfire cooking
Green Man songs and stories
Forest school activities
Sawmilling and chipping
Hurdle making
Survival skills
Rustic furniture
Longbow maker
Didgeridoo maker
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.

Nottingham Green Festival 2020 – Postponed

‘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.

Before the covid-19 crisis the Green Festival continued to break all records in terms of visitors & stalls.

With your support the 28th Nottingham Green Festival will return bigger & better on Sunday 12th September 2021.

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.

Shambala Festival – Rebel Soul 2020 Cancelled

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

Whilst not catering at the event, Veggies will assist again with facilities for the Rebel Soul space, where there will be 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.

 

Earth First Summer Resistance

No  Earth First Summer Gathering this year – instead  Earth First is calling for a Summer Dispersal of Decentralised Days of Resistance.

Concerns around the spread of the virus mean we feel it’s safest not to organise a mass gathering this year but the need to actively resist capitalism and ecological destruction has never been greater.

Covid 19, climate change, racial inequality, poverty: These are all symptoms of a broken system that sees the earth’s resources as infinite, purely for human use and abuse, without a thought for the consequences, and which prioritises profit above all else and oppresses and divides people along racial, gender, class and other lines to maintain its power.

Radical Routes Online Summer Gathering

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.

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 August 2020 ‘Summer’ Gathering will be held at Earthworm Housing Cooperative, on the Shropshire/Herefordhsire/Powys border.


Nottingham members include Sumac Centre, Neds Housing Co-op and (associate members) Veggies Catering Campaign & Morrigan Housing Cooperative.
Radical Routes

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.

Northern Green Gathering 2020 – Postponed

The Northern Green Gathering  has been postponed to 2021, when we hope to return to 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 Food is HereVeggies hope to be catering. If you can help, contact us!


vegan climate logo 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].

Green Gathering 2020 – Cancelled

A four day festival beyond hedonism powered by wind, sun and people… just the best!

Educate for sustainability, create alternatives, frolic in fields. Powered by wind, sun & people, and Food by Veggies. Veggies hope again to be supporting a Co-operators Camp together with Radical Routes & others, in the Campaigns Zone.

We are continuing to push forward our minimal packaging  policies – extending the use of proper mugs to serving soft drinks in returnable beakers, to reduce use of single use plastics & straws.  We have now established distribution of our Ethical Consumer Best Buy Burger/Sosage Mixes to many other caterers to help raise their ethical sourcing and ended the production of frozen foods. We have increased the hemp in the mix and aim soon to sourced our herbs, and possibly our hemp, from Bradley Nook Farm who, in 2017, donated it’s beef herd to all-life rescue and is transitioning, with our support, to vegan organic growing.

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