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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.

Nottingham Animal Rights at Sumac

Nottingham Animal Rights meetings, every 4 weeks at the Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, (New Basford / Forest Fields), NG7 6HX, to plan forthcoming campaign activities, usually starting at 8pm.

All welcome – hunt sabs, vegan campaigners, AR activists, people who want to get involved, and people who just want to know more about what we do, including supporters of Animal Aid, Greyhound Action, Hunt Sabs, SHAC, VIVA!, Vegan Society, Vegetarian Society, and the many other groups that we aim to support locally.

In between the meetings at the Sumac Centre there is also a meeting in the city centre. Details of upcoming events and campaigns circulated to our Riseup News List to which you can subscribe. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Support Nottingham Animal Rights :

Veggies Food is Here

Pizza and Beats

Fancy a summery afternoon eating freshly stone baked pizza in the sun?

Join us at the Sumac Centre on Saturday 3rd August for some fun beats, delicious vegan treats and refreshing summery drinks.

Don’t miss out on the treats we have in store. Click interested to this event to find out more!

100% of the profits will go towards keeping the volunteer ran, community and off-grid Green Festival alive and free for everyone, for many years to come.

People’s Kitchen – Punk for the Homeless

Aprils P4TH is a special half-dayer – an eclective mix of punk attitude stuff (see poster for details) for street children. Proceeds to Compass Childrens Charity https://www.compasschildrenscharity.org.uk/ . Plus Peoples Kitchen/Vegan Grub, cheap bar, merch and raffle.

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.

On the last Saturday of each month People’s Kitchen is part of a fundraising evening for Punk for the Homeless, to raise awareness and money for Casa Alianza, a homeless charity for street children in Latin America.

People’s Kitchen – Operation Wallacea, Marine Research Fundraiser

People’s Kitchen is a community café where people can get a good vegan meal for a suggested donation.

Half funds raised keep the Sumac open, and the other half are fundraisers for grassroots causes, nominate by the group running each evening.

Bryony says:
As an Ecology student, I’ve been given the incredible opportunity to volunteer with Operation Wallacea – an international non-profit conservation research organisation – on one of their recently created marine reserves. The aim is to take part in pioneering research on coral reef structure and ecosystem functioning within the reserve area, with hopes of conserving and protecting this fragile habitat. However, as this is a non-profit project it wouldn’t be possible without a little fundraising. Lovers of science, nature, life : any contribution, big or small, is much appreciated – you’ll be helping to support the preservation of a beautiful and vulnerable ecosystem!
For more info or to donate see https://uk.gofundme.com/opwall-research

Skills Exchange Timebank Winter Social

Friday 4th January 2019, 7pm- 10.30pm

We are a time bank, centred on the NG7 area of Nottingham. Members carry out jobs for each other (non-professionally) in exchange for Time Credits rather than money – one credit for one hour’s work. Examples of such jobs include: transporting people and goods, massage, IT repairs, gardening and befriending.

We also hold monthly meetings to organise our activities, and regular social events which help bring us together. We network with other community groups and use Timebanking UK software for our administration.  Groups such as the Sumac can become group members.

The Winter Social is a Members and friends event. Extra visitors are welcome. There will be a veggie buffet (mostly vegan), a quiz and a tomboa.

Details from Skills Exchange Timebank  – Rosie Jarrett: 07984 125239, skillsexchangeng@gmail.com and Moby Farrands.

Winter Craft Fair and Social Happening

Beautiful handmade gifts by local crafts businesses, delicious vegan food by Numinums, bar and music.
Free entry, bring cash for gifts, food, and drink.
Get yersen down there!

Frack Free Notts Fundraiser & People’s Kitchen

Defend our right to protest!

Fundraiser  to raise vital funds to fight the IGas injunction which aims to remove our rights to protest.

7pm, Sumac Centre, Nottingham. Music, Poets, Food.

Frack Free Nottinghamshire – The Notts campaign against unconventional hydrocarbons. Your local anti-fracking resource.

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Sumac Gardening

The Sumac garden has been turned into mini community allotments! The vegetable beds are divided up in to small plots. Individuals and groups can request this space to grow fruit, vegetables, herbs, and flowers for local wildlife.

Local food production is an important part of a low carbon society. We want to encourage, support and learn about food growing in Forest Fields. The Sumac garden is organic and laid out to show the best use of a small space. It is full of ideas you could use to grow your own.

There are still mini garden plots available in the Sumac garden for groups or individuals to grow their own fruit and vegetables. People are welcome to take on a space to grow over Winter veg or express an interest for next Spring!

If you are keen to get involved join us on Wednesday afternoons, or just pitch in on your own initiative.

See Tash’s “Sumac Garden – Food for the Future” Spring and Autumn photo reports.

Kent DuChaine + Indian Meal

HOT INDIAN CUISINE SERVED FROM 7PM

Kent DuChaine has listened to, hung out with, opened up for, traveled and played with most of the great Blues men and women his whole adult life.

The list is too long to name them all, but some of the major ones are: Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, BB, Albert and Freddie King, Willie Dixon, Bukka White, Johnny Shines, Robert JR Lockwood, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Furry Lewis and Son House. These were the big Country and Urban Blues influences who Kent heard and/or played with.

Kent’s early days with the Blues involved him both living and learning the Blues life. He has played in most of the major Blues festivals in the U.S.A. and Europe and was part of a Grammy nominated album recorded at the prestigious Smithsonian Institute Festival of Folk Life in Washington D.C. The theme of the festival was “The Roots of Rhythm & Blues, The Robert Johnson Era” and was recorded and released by Sony Music. It featured Robert Johnson’s old buddies, Johnny Shines, Robert JR Lockwood, Honeyboy Edwards, and Henry Townsend.

Kent attended two of the early “Ann Arbor Blues Festivals” in the 70’s. It united together virtually every  important Blues man and woman in the world who performed for the three days and nights in August. His dedication and talent for the blues earned him the honor of opening two shows for Bukka White, spending time with Mississippi Fred McDowell and befriending his hometown Bluesmen, Lazy Bill Lucas and Mojo Buford in  Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has even hung out with Muddy Waters who he later paid his last respects to at  Muddys’ funeral in Chicago. You will have to wait till you see him on stage to hear if he took up Muddy’s offer of  some reefer and Champagne!

The Blues were happening all around Kent at this time and he ended up playing alongside Kim Wilson in a band called “Aces, Straights & Shuffles”. Willie Dixon heard the band and complimented Kent on his slide playing sounding like a young Muddy Waters. Willie arranged a recording contract for the boys to help them launch their career by putting them on stage with Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins and Margie Evans.

Kent spent time in Austin, Texas in the mid 70’s, soaking up the blues at “Antone’s”, who where beginning to bring in alot of the old Blues men. He met Stevie Ray Vaughn and learned that there where others who shared the same passion and respect for the real Blues.

Around this time the most incredible thing happened: after searching for ten years, Kent found his beloved 1934  National Steel guitar, Leadbessie. After some time, Kent could see that the solo Blues life was where he wanted to go. Traveling the roads alone allowed him the opportunities he was seeking. Following the Blues trails unhindered  gave him the freedom to play where and when he wanted, for what ever he could get, even if it was just a meal and a drink. The solo life built his following, reputation and talent for the real Blues.

By the late 80’s he was doing 300+ shows a year all over N. America. He was blessed by the Blues in 1988 by coming across the great Johnny Shines who was living in Alabama. Kent had been based there already for seven years so he knew his way around. The two of them together were a sight to see….” The Young and the Old”.  Kent and Johnny traveled for three years and did over 200 shows together. He also recorded a W.C. Handy award winning album with Johnny and Snooky Pryor. The Blues rained down April 21st 1992, just four days before the two of them where to celebrate their birthdays together, Johnny passed away. Kent understanding that this is life, carried on alone.

He has spent most of the last 24 years traveling back and forth to Europe and has done 100 plus European tours of 4-7 weeks each. He has logged millions of miles and many 1000’s of shows.

You can have the opportunity to see what Kent DuChaine can do and hear what he knows by coming to The Sumac Centre on Saturday 18th November.

 

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