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Radical Routes Spring Gathering TBC


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.

Radical Routes Spring Gathering 2022 wil be held in person at Stepping Stones Housing Co-op at Highbury Farm . Dates to be confirmed

highFurther details and registration links posted Mid-April at the next gathering section of the Radical Routes website.


Radical Routes quarterly gatherings:

Winter in February . Spring in May . Summer in August . Autumn in November.

Co-operative Principles Tea Towel – buy it now for £6 + £0.96 p&p

Coop principles poster

More on Radical Routes on Veggies Website, including publications for sale.

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

 

Radical Routes Winter 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 2022 ‘Winter’ Gathering will be 19th – 20th February.  It will be an indoor, in person gathering with blended technology for online access.

Check the next gathering section of the Radical Routes Website.


The Radical Routes quarterly gatherings:

Winter in February . Spring in May . Summer in August . Autumn in November.

Co-operative Principles Tea Towel – buy it now for £6 + £0.96 p&p

Coop principles poster

More on Radical Routes on Veggies Website, including publications for sale.

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

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 2021 Autumn Gathering will be held online on 13th-14th November.

Also Introductory workshops (for new co-ops, new members of existing co-ops, and anyone interested in learning about Radical Routes and how we work): 6-7 Nov

Further details and registration links posted mid-October at the next gathering section of the Radical Routes website.


Radical Routes quarterly gatherings:

Winter in February . Spring in May . Summer in August . Autumn in November.

Co-operative Principles Tea Towel – buy it now for £6 + £0.96 p&p

Coop principles poster

More on Radical Routes on Veggies Website, including publications for sale.

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

Zapatista Journey for Life

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.

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.

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

 

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Celebrate Veggies 37th Anniversary Weekend (Est 1984)

Veggies was established as a fully vegan volunteer-led cooperative on 18th October 1984

Sunday 17th October

This Sunday 11am-2pm is Veggies 37th Anniversary Brunch, part of the regular Sumac Sunday Brunch and Food Hub.

Celebrations will continue from 2pm at the Forest Fields Social Club, here at the Sumac Centre, with DJs, possible fun & games, and of course there will be Samosas For Social Change and Vegan cake!

It would be great to have lots of Veggies lovely crew, friends and customers join with us as we have missed you all, and had no opportunity to celebrate our double-18th last year.

Saturday 16th October

Also, on Saturday 16th at 5pm and 7pm People’s Kitchen meal is a fundraiser for Palestinian support, by Steve, a veggies Volunteer since the early 1990’s!

Monday 18th October

Our actual anniversary is on Monday and we’re going to London to provide Campaign Catering to the Free The MBR Beagles demo at the Home Office & Parliament (calling for a wholesale scientific review of all animal testing).

 


Friends not Food


Sadly it’ll be a quieter anniversary this year, although usually you’d expect more from us.

This is what we got up to in 2009

Saturday 17th October to Sunday 18th October 2009
Veggies 25th Anniversary Weekend! Feeding the hungry without exploiting animals since 1984!

Friday 16th
* What’s Still Wrong With McDonalds – demos everywhere, including Vegan Free Food Give-Away in Nottingham.
* Benjamin Zephaniah Gig. 7pm-9pm at Djanogly City Academy, Sherwood Rise.
* Open Decks Disco. 9pm – Midnight.

Saturday 17th – Campaign Catering at these events:
* National Anti Fur March and Rally, London
* The Great Climate Swoop, Nottingham
* Target Brimar, Manchester Arms Trade Action
followed by:
* Saturday at Sumac : Party Like It’s 1984!
Food, music & drinks at the Sumac Social Club.
Acoustic jammers, Bedroom DJs and other musicians and entertainers welcome!

Sunday 18th : All Day Veggies Bunch and Workday at Brinsley Animal Rescue.

25th Anniversary T- Shirt (from 2009), featuring key events since 1984.

Diary dates t-shirt from Veggies 2009 tour

 

Radical Routes Summer Gathering (TBC)

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 2021 ‘Summer’ Gathering MAY be held on 13th-15th August (TBC).

Further details and registration links posted mid-July at the next gathering section of the Radical Routes website.


Radical Routes quarterly gatherings:

Winter in February . Spring in May . Summer in August . Autumn in November.

Co-operative Principles Tea Towel – buy it now for £6 + £0.96 p&p

Coop principles poster

More on Radical Routes on Veggies Website, including publications for sale.

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

 

Northern Green Gathering 2021

The Northern Green Gathering  returns in 2021 at a new site at Scholey Park in Lincolnshire.

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, including Food for a Future, permaculture, organic veggie cafes including #FoodByVeggies, stalls, healers & alternative therapies, kids space, theatre & circus workshops, and a showcase of environment living in action, including solar power and wind power.

Green Gathering POSTPONED to 2022

POSTPONED

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.

Sneinton Essentials Market

As a response to the covid-19 crisis Veggies are proving basic vegan larder staples at the Sneinton Essentials Market every Saturday between 10 and 2pm, alongside the Vegan Market that has now returned on the First & Third Saturdays.

A large range of foods & cleaning materials can be ordered from our Community Food Hub from the extensive stock list by email to sales@veggies.org.uk, for collection at the Market.

On the day we also have:

  • Veggies Burgers
  • Various pasties & Sausage Rolls
  • Vegan Cakes – including Gluten free
  • Fresh baked bread Bread – wholemeal; sour dough; gluten free
  • Teas & Coffee
  • Veggies Mixes to make your own at home!

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.

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