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Nottingham Green Festival Planning

Planning meetings continue for Nottingham Green Festival, a sustainable-themed festival, organised by a volunteer cooperative planning group.

Nottingham Green Festival have sadly decided to cancel the event at The Arboretum planned for 13th September 2020.
As you will imagine it was a tough decision, but the organising group can now work on other options, including:
  • booking for the 2021 Nottingham Green Festival, provisionally on Sunday 12th September 2021.
  • a smaller bonus event in the Spring, possibly in April soon after Easter.
  • an online event in place of the real world event on Sunday 13th September 2020.
  • an outreach/information stall for the Green Festival community at Sneinton Market, possibly monthly from Saturday 4th July.

During the summer months the meeting is being moved to 5pm, (possibly reverting to 3pm in the Autumn).

Contact us to join the meeting online on Zoom or join us at Sumac Centre, where there is provision to maintaining  social distancing, as required

More info on the planning meeting.

(See also event listing on Sumac Diary)


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.


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. ❤️🦊❤️



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.

Community Food Hub

Drop-In Every Wednesday & Sunday 11am – 2pm . Collection or delivery every day by arrangement.
We have converted the Sumac Centre into a hub for the distribution of foods around our community, for those isolated at home or those that wish to distance themselves from the madness of Tesco & Asda.

Goods can be ordered from the stock list and order form by email to sales@veggies.org.uk, for collection from Sumac Centre or delivery to about one mile radius. There is a drop-in facility between 11am & 3pm on Sundays and Wednesdays.

You are encouraged to collect for isolated, at-risk, frail or elderly friends and neighbours too.

Many items come from bulk supplies, weighed to order. Cleaning materials & liquid foods may be dispensed in reusable containers.

We are baking wholemeal, sour dough and gluten free bread, and have flour and yeast available for home baking.

We have a system for the safe handling of cash, with a separate supply of clean coins for change.  We’re working on payment by bank transfer, paypal or card too.

We aim to stock ethically sourced, wholefood, fair-trade & organic products which, due to the broken food system, may be more expensive than cheap supermarket foods. However we can match supermarket prices and can defer payment for those that have no income. We invite donations to a fund to cover this.

We also are redistributing donated foods, and foods from businesses that have had to close. If you have surplus foods to share, please contact us.

Everything that we stock is vegan and therefore suitable for most dietary, cultural & religious preferences. Gluten free items are also available.

As we are volunteers with limited capacity we are concentrating on Forest Fields (NG7-6) & New Basford (NG7-7).  Local Mutual Aid Networks may be able to help if you need delivery further afield.

Roots Natural Foods (Sherwood), The V Spot (Sherwood), The Natural Food Company (City Centre), Dash Vegan, the Health Food Store (Mapperley) and others may also offer a similar service.

For updates see our Food Hub page or the Facebook post


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

UK Vegan Camp-Out 2020 Cancelled

​★★ The UK Vegan Camp-Out ★★
(Partnered with Viva! – http://www.viva.org.uk)

★ All Ages
★ Speakers
★ Activism Workshops
★ Comedians
★ Live Music
★ Afterparty
★ Kids Activities

TICKETS: http://www.vegancampout.co.uk

Price includes camping but people are also more than welcome to go home each night or stay in a nearby hotel. You can also come in a caravan/campervan

If you’re a singer or in a band and want to play please message musicians@vegancampout.co.uk

If you want to put on a workshop in our Fitness/Yoga/Health/Meditation tent please message mindandbody@vegancampout.co.uk

If you have a question that isn’t answered on here please message info@vegancampout.co.uk or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ukvegancampout

FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/ukvegancampout
FACEBOOK GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/277089379359564
LONELIE’S GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/2008238006073769
INSTAGRAM: @ukvegancampout
HASHTAG #vcampout


Alternative Eid Al-Adha Preparation

“The time has come for all true Muslims, be they Sunni or Shi’a, Sufi or otherwise, to stand up for the universal standards of justice and compassion that the Prophet (sal) not only spoke of (both through Hadith and, more importantly, as the receiver of the Qur’anic revelation), but actually put into practice.”

If you would like to take part in preparations for an Alternative Eid Al-Adha in Nottingham you could think about:

as a vegan/vegetarian alternative option for an Udhiya / Qurbani / Sacrifice in readiness for distributing in Nottingham.

The 18kg suggested is a rough estimate of an alternative to the boneless meat from, for example 2- 3 goats.

This is just a humble suggestion for people to think about, a coming together that shall find its time

Vegan Eid Recipes!

Here’s wishing everyone a very happy Eid! To help you make this Eid extra special – and animal-friendly – we’re sharing these yummy vegan recipes with you!

All you need to keep the festivities and kindness alive is to replace meat with mock meat or veggies. Try out these vegan recipes, and share them with all your friends.

See recipes at PETA India

The Sacrifice of “Eid al-Adha”
by Shahid ‘Ali Muttaqi

“We can talk all we want about Sunnah (tradition and the way of the Prophet [sal]), but if we do so, then let us take the whole picture into account. The Prophet (sal) ate primarily dates and barley, only occasionally eating meat (which would have been necessary at that time and place for proper health, as it was a vary harsh climate that demanded a rigorous lifestyle which was very taxing on the human body). Such circumstances do not exist today for most of the developed world, and the fact is, meat-eating with our current sedentary lifestyle is responsible for the increase in cancer and heart attacks throughout the world.

“Meat-eating (and in relation to it, animal sacrifice) is not intrinsic to who the Prophet (sal) was or to what he preached. And most of the current research shows that humans are healthier on a vegetarian/vegan diet (ultimately proving we do not need to eat meat, and therefore, no longer have any justification for animal sacrifice in a modern setting). Certainly the Prophet (sal), who instructed us to go even to China in search of “Ilm, or ‘Divine Knowledge'” understood the importance of advancing our understanding of the world in which we live and living in harmony with our surroundings.

“The time has come for all true Muslims, be they Sunni or Shi’a, Sufi or otherwise, to stand up for the universal standards of justice and compassion that the Prophet (sal) not only spoke of (both through Hadith and, more importantly, as the receiver of the Qur’anic revelation), but actually put into practice. For those who need to take a life in order to survive, then let them do so humbly and with respect for the life they are forced to take, showing as much mercy and compassion as humanely possible in an otherwise regrettable situation. However, for those of us who no longer need to kill in order to survive, then let us cease to do so merely for the satisfaction of ravenous cravings which are produced by nothing more than our Nafs (or lower self). That would truly be the Sunnah of the Prophet (sal).


See also Hajj 2014 – Considering Alternatives to the Animal Sacrifice (Qurbani) of Eid-ul-Adha


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!

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