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Vegan Organic Fest 2022

The  Vegan Organic Fest 2022 is back!

The on site cafe will be serving meals with veganic veg from local grower Rich Hardy. There will be homemade cakes and raw delights.

Activities will include:

Yoga, tai chi, gong baths, foraging, silent disco, fire, talks and discussion, live music, veganic food, arts and crafts, circus skills, trampolining, sauna and swimming pool.

The Vegan Organic Fest will be at Chyan Cultural Centre; an eleven acre site deep in the Cornish countryside with a capacity of about 200 people, camping facilities, on site hostel and nearby alternative accommodation.

Chyan is an off grid veganic apple farm with its own supply of spring water. The venue hosts many events and is a wonderful place for returning to nature, some of the land is wild, some is nature reserve and there is plenty of flat meadow for camping.  Chyan has a 200-seater geodesic dome theatre, two large modern barns for classes plus several marquees. The centre has its own wind turbine, which provides electricity for the whole site and its the hot showers. The swimming pool and sauna are all fed by natural spring water.  We are blessed to be able to hold the festival in such a beautiful, peaceful and positive space. https://chyan.org/.

Report from Vegan Organic Fest 2021

The event is from midday on Thursday 18th August- Monday 22nd August with activities happening from Friday-Sunday.

 

Vegan Camp 2022

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Vegan Camp UK The original vegan camp established 1981, a friendly and enjoyable annual social gathering for singles, couples and families, not to be confused with any other similar named group.

In 2022 the 40th annual Vegan camp will take place at Bank Farn, Horton, Gower Peninsula, by Swansea, South Wales

See  http://www.waldegraves.co.uk/ to  view facilities and site map.

Families, Couples & Singles all welcome. You can come for any period of time between 23rd July  and 7th August 2022

 

Future camps:

 

Belper Goes Green 2022 – Eco-Festival by Transition Belper

Belper Goes Green festival is back! This time it will be held at the Cricket Club. There will be eco info, talks and stalls, lots of live music, CAMRA real ale and cider festival and lots more! Full details to be announced. Stall bookings will be opening soon via the Transition Belper website. to help to organise or with any queries contact info@transitionbelper.org

Transition Belper organise Belper Goes Green ECO Festival

The aim is to share simpler, low carbon and environmentally friendly ways of doing things.

This is a relaxed and uplifting event that puts a smile on the face of Belper.

Where is the Festival?
There is a NEW VENUE for 2022: Belper Meadows CC, The Triangle Off Bridge Street, Belper Derbyshire DE56 1BA

What’s at the Festival?

For extensive coverage of past events see a wide range of posts by Nailed Community. (With thanks to them for the pictures).

Ashley Franklin Photography also have a gallery of photos at  Belper Goes Green 2015.


Veggies Catering Campaign will be catering at this event

Veggies Catering Trailer at Belper Goes Green

Veggies Catering Trailer at Belper Goes Green 2019 (Picture by Nailed.Community)

Veggies Catering Campaign provides pure vegan catering for many campaign events, as well as festival, fairs & markets, and family celebrations.

The menu includes our own burgers, handmade at our Sumac Centre base from organic ingredients. We also have samosas, our own sausage rolls and vegan cakes. Cakes are made by us with organic ingredients, including flour from Nottingham’s Greens Mill.

Many consider Veggies to be one of the most ethical caterers on the circuit. we have over 37 years of experience in award-winning vegan / fair trade / organic catering.

 Subject to confirmation we’ll be open on Saturday and Sunday from 11.00am – 5.00pm.

To get to this event, 20 miles from our Sumac Centre base, Veggies may emit approx 5kg CO2.

However by helping 250 people Eat Vegan we could “offset” 500 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. [carbon calculation references]

 

Zapatista Journey for Life

https://twitter.com/veggiesnottm/status/1456380521739689989

What is the ‘Journey for life’?

On 1st January 2021 Indigenous Mayan Zapatistas published a declaration for life announcing an ‘invasion’ of Europe, a mission of solidarity and rebellion to mark 500 years since colonisation. The objective of this “Journey for Life” is to have meetings, dialogues, exchanges of ideas, and experiences with all who are committed, from different perspectives and fronts, to dismantling capitalism, as well as patriarchy, racism, imperialism, colonialism, and other violent systems that destroy life.

The North of England and the Midlands section of the tour will only be 4 days – 28th to 31st October.

  • Thurs 28th: Bradford
  • Friday 29th: Midlands gathering hub at Nottingham Sumac Centre
  • Sat/Sun 30/31st: Manchester & Liverpool

We will host a visit of a 7-person delegation at Nottingham’s Sumac Centre on Thursday 28th/Friday 29th. They will take a day trip to Bradford on the Thursday but we invite all interested groups and individuals to contact us to get involved to make the most of this unique once in a half millennium opportunity! We have space for people from around the region to relay their stories to the Zapatistas, but also to meet and network with each other. There is space to stop over before and/or after if that helps people traveling from outside of Nottingham.

Restrictions: The Zapatistas are very strict about anonymity and also about COVID security, given how badly it would affect the international tour if any of them were to catch it. This Guidance document gives you an idea of their requirements and an idea of the kinds of things they want to hear about and speak about.

More Nottingham details here.

Invitation to meet with Zapatista delegation, Nottingham, 29 October.


Follow updates about the visit to the ‘WISE’ Islands (Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England) from Zapatista Solidarity Network on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube

There’s also a crowdfunder and an Etsy shop in solidarity with the Zapatista Journey for Life .

You can read more about the ‘Journey for life’ at: https://viajezapatista.eu/en/

More background on the history & struggles of the Zapatista communities may be found at Veggies’ Zapatista Coffee page.

https://twitter.com/veggiesnottm/status/1451962479018381316

Guardian 4 May 2021: zapatistas-set-sail-for-spain-on-mission-of-solidarity-and-rebellion

Guardian 17 Feb 2018: mexico-zapatistas-rebels-24-years-mountain-strongholds

More on Nottingham Schedule

The Zaps will be traveling from Bristol to Nottingham late Wednesday evening then to Barnsley early on Thursday 28th Oct for a union hosted meeting with Orgreave  miners and more (see below)..
 
They come from there to Nottingham Thurs evening to stay over at Neds Housing Coop.
Neds/Sumac/Veggies are hosting for the entire Midlands/Yorkshire/NorthEast region, inviting folk from all over to meet up here.
There will be a session at Neds on Thurs evening about coops, including the  Radical Routes Network.
There will more sessions at Sumac on Friday 29th October
Fri AM may cover the history of Sumac, Nottm campaigns & related topics, perhaps including indymedia, (zapatista inspired) anti-capitalist campaign in the 90’s, climate action in the 00’s, spycops/ mclibel/ and more that you and others might be able to add to the list.
 
Friday PM will start with a presentation from the Zaps about there uprising and their current worldwide fact-finding mission. This will follow into a focus around land rights, headed up by the Landworkers Alliance and perhaps travellers issues might fit in here.
The evening may be more social and informal as early the next morning they travel from Nottingham to Liverpool/Manchester and then down to Stonehenge (direct action campaigns, HS2 etc) and on to London (inc Netpol etc)

 


Invitation to meet with Zapatista delegation, Nottingham, 29 October

Hi everyone

We would love for people and projects from across the Midlands, Yorkshire and the North-East to meet with the Zapatista delegation which is touring the UK & Ireland at the moment. For example people from Our Future Leeds/Leeds Climate Action going to join their day in Nottingham on Friday 29th October, together with members of the Landworkers Alliance.

Here’s some Zapatista background:
The Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN in spanish) is an indigenous Maya organisation from Chiapas in the southern mountains of Mexico, who, in 1994, claimed autonomy from the Mexican government in multiple communities in Chiapas – they have managed to maintain these autonomous areas ever since.  Their struggle is against neo-liberal capitalism/earth destruction, against the discrimination against and repression of indigenous peoples, and in favour of dignity, women’s equality and sovereignty over land and food.

The Journey for Life is a fact-finding and relationship-building mission – 200 Zapatistas have come to Europe to meet people/groups/communities ‘from the left and below’, to find common ground, to explain more about their historical and current struggles, to find out what life is like for people in resistance here and to build alliances.

We, some individual Zapatista supporters in the North/Midlands, planning the tour in our region, are hosting a delegation of 6 Zapatista men. 

The tour programme has been drastically cut due to the new COVID travel restrictions, so we now only have 2 days in Yorkshire/Midlands, of which one day (the 28th in Barnsley) is devoted to union and community organising past & present, the legacy of Thatcher and the miners’ strike, police infiltration (Orgreave) and co-operative intentional communities.

Nottingham, 29 Oct:
That leaves us one day (29th) for other groups from the North East and Midlands and for issues not covered by other host locations.  We hope our day will include some municipalist strategic projects, some land-related stuff (Land Workers Alliance) and bits and bobs of other stuff, perhaps including solidarity economy and perhaps including a couple of folks from a traveller organisation.

We encourage all participants to attend for as much of the day as they can.  We are developing a loose programme where each topic/project is covered at a roughly set time and that the Zapatistas will talk about their history, principles and political strategy for a couple of hours in the middle of the day.

It’s helpful for the Zapatistas to understand the difficulties that nearly all political projects on the left are grappling with, so come along with a critical perspective when you join us.

The discussions will be held between Neds Housing Co-operative and the Sumac Centre co-operative Social Club in Forest Fields.

Restrictions: The Zapatistas are very strict about anonymity and also about COVID security, given how badly it would affect the international tour if any of them were to catch it.  I attach sections of the Guidance we’re working from, to give you an idea of their requirements and an idea of the kinds of things they want to hear about and speak about.

(Back up  page)

 

Gladstonebury Festival

On 21st June, when Covid restrictions might have been lifted, Veggies Catering Campaign should have been setting up at Glastonbury Festival.

Glastonbury Festival Green Futures – postponed

On Wednesday 23rd June, instead of opening at Glastonbury, Veggies had tentative plans for a five-day community mini-festival  in the Sumac Centre Garden.

It now seems likely that restrictions will continue, so plans will be scaled down to fit current Sumac Centre protocols.

There are plenty of tables in the lush gardens, many shaded by gazebos, allowing space for 30-50 people with appropriate groupings of households.

Anyone interested in putting on any kind of event or setting up a pop-up stall for their vegan business during this festival is invited to contact us.

The plans so far may include:

Wednesday 23rd: Launch of Veggies crowd funded solar trailer installation

6pm – 8pm: Drop in for Nottingham Green Festival supporters, potential stewards and volunteers. Find out more about this event which will take place on Sunday 12th September – though the scale of the event is unknown.

7pm – 9pm: Hands On Drum classes with Moussa and Chris Sylla every Wednesday.  …more details….

Thursday  24th

7pm: Poetry Scum, the launch of a new venue for Nottinghams working class, community event, celebrating working/under class & activist art!

Friday 25th

Open Mic Night – Details to be announced.

Saturday 26th

2pm – 10pm: The Forest Fields Social Club (FFSC) is a space where people can socialise, organise and meet with like-minded people. Like the Sumac Centre, the bar is run entirely by volunteers – you are encouraged to participate to help run it and make it a better space. When we achieve a society without bosses there will be no servants!

Saturday  7pm – 10pm: Punk for the Homeless (P4TH). This will be their first “live” “Girls Are Loud” event since 2019. Outdoors & socially distanced, this ticketed event features The Cars That Ate Paris, Llinos Belcher, Alice Lynn and Miranda Betts. At time of writing there are just 7 tickets left. £7 tickets  include 2 course vegan meal. Get your tickets now or MISS OUT! All proceeds to Hope Orphanage Sierra Leone.

Sunday 27th

11am – 2pm: Sumac Sunday Brunch – just like at Glastonbury Veggies will be serving their festival brunch from Veggies Trailer, partly powered by the sun!

Sunday 2pm – 10pm: The Forest Fields Social Club will keep us refreshed until Gladstonebury ends at 10pm. Sorry (but not sorry) we don’t do fireworks.

Glastonbury 2022

Perhaps we’ll see you in the Green Fields from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June 2022

 

Gallery of images from Veggies at Glastonbury

Bearwood Earth Market – Back in September

This is a community event that supports and promotes positive nutritional and mental health through a plant based enterprises.

Our 2nd Sunday Monthly market offers an opportunities for education, enterprise and social interaction in the mission to create cruelty free areas.

Everyone is welcome as we move into an exciting time of creativity to challenge important times ahead in how we survive as a global community, as a society at large and as individuals within them.

This is a warm and peaceful place.

 

Vegan Camp 2020 – postponed

Vegan Camp UK The original vegan camp established 1981, a friendly and enjoyable annual social gathering for singles, couples and families, not to be confused with any other similar named group.

Regretfully VEGAN CAMP 2020 has been postponed this year until 2021 but at the same venue with new dates applying. Provisionally they are: Friday July 23rd to Monday August 9th, 2021.

Please refer to our Facebook page for more recent updates, news or just to join-in

https://www.facebook.com/groups/127362151006750/

In 2021 the 40th annual camp will take place on the rally field adjacent to the boating lake at Waldegraves Holiday Park, Waldegraves Lane, Mersea Island, near Colchester, CO5 8SE  ESSEX U.K.

See  http://www.waldegraves.co.uk/ to  view facilities and site map.

Families, Couples & Singles all welcome. You can come for any period of time between 23rd July  and 9th August 2021

 

Future camps:

24/7-8/8 2021

23/7-7/8 2022

Potential venues tbc
Dalesbridge, Austwick, near Settle, North Yorkshire
Bank Farn, Horton, Gower Peninsula, by Swansea, South Wales

 

Handsworth Earth Market

This is a community event that supports and promotes positive nutritional and mental health through a plant based enterprise.

Our 3rd Saturday Monthly market offers an opportunities for education, enterprise and social interaction in the mission to create cruelty free areas.

Everyone is welcome as we move into an exciting time of creativity to challenge important times ahead in how we survive as a global community, as a society at large and as individuals within them.

This is a warm and peaceful place.

Bearwood Earth Market

This is a community event that supports and promotes positive nutritional and mental health through a plant based enterprises.

Our 2nd Sunday Monthly market offers an opportunities for education, enterprise and social interaction in the mission to create cruelty free areas.

Everyone is welcome as we move into an exciting time of creativity to challenge important times ahead in how we survive as a global community, as a society at large and as individuals within them.

This is a warm and peaceful place.

 

Woodland Trust mass tree planting

Come and join us this autumn for the first tree planting at the new Young People’s Forest at Mead, as part of the #iwill campaign to promote youth social action.

Help us plant the first trees on the former opencast site adjacent to Shipley County Park in Derbyshire where local young people have the opportunity to get involved and help direct it’s future development.

The event will run from 10 til 12 and 1 til 3pm so please book on either session here: https://woodlandtrusttickets.cloudvenue.co.uk/meadautumntreeplanting2019

No previous tree planting experience necessary, just wear suitable clothing and footwear. Spades provided but bring your own if you can. Parking at Shipley Country Park Car Park, Slack Lane, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7GX where signage will direct you to the tree planting area.

Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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