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Nottingham Green Festival Sunday 11th September 2022

‘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.

Veggies has catered and campaigned at the Green Festival, and the Peace Festival before it, for our entire 38 year history. We were pleased now to be joined by many other vegan caterers and other artisan food producers, supporting the events’ vegan ethos and building on a thirty+ year meat-free policy.

GreenFest by Tash

With the covid-19 crisis behind us we hope that the Green Festival will continue to break records in terms of visitors & stalls.

With your support the 29th Nottingham Green Festival will return bigger & better on Sunday 11th September 2022.

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.

 

Brinsley Animal Rescue Summer Open Day – August 2022

We have waited so long to open our doors again and we know you’ve all been asking, so here we go, the date of our Summer Open Day is 28th August!

We will have all our usual charity stalls and other local animal charities as well as a licensed bar, FoodByVeggie and lots of lovely cakes as well as some beautiful new merchandise.

So come and see us and our current residents as well as see what changes we have made to the place in our time out. We really hope to see you all at ours and we will post updates soon.

Tombola & Raffle prize donations required:

We need tombola donations of new and unused items.

Raffle prizes:
Alcohol
Toiletries – cruelty free and vegan
Donations from companies welcome too!

Please message us if you may have anything to donate.

PARKING:
There is no parking on site. The junction of Whiley Lane and Cordy Lane will also be closed due to road works.

Shambala Festival – Rebel Soul 2022 – to be confirmed

TO BE CONFIRMED

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. However  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. 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. We bring you the people who will ask the big questions, and then help you answer them. Why is Shambala vegetarian? What is sex? 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.

Meat and fish-free Shambala has ‘Gone Off Dairy Milk Too

For 2022 Shambala say:

In 2016, we made the decision to remove meat and fish from our on-site food offering, for both the public and our festival staff.

For us, the decision was an environmental one. If we’re serious about being the most sustainable festival on the planet, we can’t ignore the undisputable evidence that a diet predominantly based on meat and fish is having a devastating effect on this little blue and green marble we call home.

AFTER YEAR ONE OF BEING A VEGGIE PARADISE, 77% OF RESPONDENTS TO OUR 2016 POST-EVENT SURVEY VOTED TO KEEP SHAMBALA MEAT AND FISH FREE. THE FOLLOWING YEAR, THAT FIGURE ROSE TO 94% – A RESULT BEYOND OUR WILDEST IMAGININGS!

Even more incredible was that 33% of you reporting reducing your meat and fish intake since the festival (that’s not counting the 30% of you that were already veggie or vegan).

SO.. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR 2021? Join the debate.

Mega Charity Booksale by ExLibris

Annual booksale in aid of local charities:

Host Nottingham support asylum seekers and refugees in Nottingham

We R Here : “Many people experience significant traumatic life events such as domestic violence, grief, loss and bereavement. We are here to bring support to the whole family including carers.”

Our rescued books include: new, genre, unusual, modern and classic fiction; every non-fiction subject under the sun; books on leisure interests such as gardening, crafts, cake decoration & cookery; hardbacks and paperbacks; scarce/collectable books at lower prices than online; lots of children’s books; and the odd really weird book that you wouldn’t believe could, or maybe should, exist. There are also DVDs and handmade bags.
We always have low prices (starting at 10p), to make books accessible to everyone. Even our collectable or scarce books are priced more cheaply than online.

Children may ride the “ExLibris Express”.
You are invited to bring a tin of vegetarian food, to be donated to Netherfield food bank.

We will be asking for volunteers to: help carry heavy boxes of books; circulate the poster on social media; distribute leaflets through letterboxes and posters to shops/pubs/community centres etc; mind the back garden and be Toilet Monitors, etc. We’re getting older, and appreciate help more and more each year!

Thanks everybody for all your support the over the last previous 15 years. We hope we can re-home another load of books and support important local charities again this year.

Masky greetings.

 

 

Ex Libris Booksale flier 2022

 

Ex BLibris booksale flier 2022 (back)

 

 

Nottingham Green Festival 2021

Subject to covid-19 status

‘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 36 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.

For Fox Sake

LAST YEAR’S DETAILS (1st Sept 2019)

FOR FOX SAKE… a benefit gig to raise awareness and funding for Nottingham Hunt Saboteurs and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, hosted at Rough Trade Nottingham.

With live sets from JOHN PAUL + RAT, YOU WANT FOX, and GEORGIE alongside DJ sets from RUSSEL FENBY, HEMULEN SOUNDZ, and KAT AMONG THE PIGEONS.

There will be stalls selling a wide variety of fox related gifts with money raised going to the cause, including the wonderful Mandy’s Knits. Also they’ll be an information and merchandise stall from Notts Hunt Sabs, to find out what it’s all about!

We’ll be holding a raffle for a wonderful and wide variety of prizes kindly donated by local businesses. Face-painting and fox-mask making for children of all ages!

Suggested donation of £5 on the door, with ALL money going to the Nottingham Hunt Sabs and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

Thank you in advance for your support and a massive thank you to Rough Trade for hosting. ❤️🦊❤️

https://www.facebook.com/youwantfox/

twitter.com/youwantfox

Brinsley Animal Rescue (cancelled)

Our Summer open day in 2020will be held on Sunday 6th September.

Brinsley Animal Rescue is dedicated to caring for animals. Our primary mission is to relieve the suffering of animals and birds. We take in sick and injured wildlife and birds, pets and farm animals to rescue them from injury, cruelty, hardship, and neglect.

We ensure they live out the remainder of their natural lives in the optimum physical and psychological comfort. Releasing wild animals and rehoming pets when possible, but always overseeing their care. We have a non destruct policy except when it is in the animals best interest.

We also have a charity ebay store at https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/brinsley_animal_rescue

Wild Peak / Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity Fundraiser

Wild Peak were to have a Fundraiser to raise money to support the work of Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity (DRS).

They say:

As you’ve probably guessed we have decided to cancel the Wild Peak fundraiser which was meant to be happening on 11th-12th July and was going to be raising money for Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity.

We’ve been in touch with DRS and they are all surviving, but there are definitely worries about things like how there will be enough tents in Calais this year for refugees to sleep in. Most of the tents that get donated usually come from festival leftovers that groups like DRS usually collect, and with no festivals happening there could well be a shortage of sleeping spaces for those on the streets of France this Autumn and Winter.

So if you were intending to come to the fundraiser for DRS, and would have bought some cake, samosas, pimms and beer, then check out another way to donate to help show solidarity to some of those who will be struggling in the wake of all this, please instead donate to DRS.

Cheers folks – missing you all and hoping it won’t be too long before we can meet in the field again, love the Wild Peak Crew x

Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity: http://derbyshirerefugeesolidarity.org/
DRS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/derbysolidarity
DRS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/derbyshirerefugeesolidarity/

To donate to Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity please click the “Donate” button below and enter the amount you wish to contribute.



10% of sales from Veggies online shop on11th July will be donated to the fundraiser:

www.veggies.org.uk/shop/

Brinsley Animal Rescue Online Fair

Our Spring Open Day will now be an online event. We will be showcasing films throughout the day which will involve stories and educational information on the animals as well as fundraising links to help support the charity.

 


We hope you will stay with us online through the day!

cancelled: Brinsley Animal Rescue Christmas Open Day

Due to ongoing building works on new stable block Brinsley Animal Rescue’s Christmas Open Day is cancelled this year.

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.

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

 

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