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Veggies On The Road (April Edition)

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The wonderful Veggies volunteer crew are still all hands to the pump as they continue their packed 2014 tour, catering at events around the country promoting social change, community spirit, care for animals and the planet. Veggies is an all-vegan, volunteer-led, social enterprise based in the Sumac Centre in Forest Fields, Nottingham. This month they have been catering at some very diverse events…

Veggies On The Road (March Edition)

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It's full steam ahead for Nottingham's all-vegan and volunteer-led catering campaign Veggies as their 2014 tour is in full swing, with more events being added all the time. Most recently they have taken part in Leicester's annual environmental event, the Greenlight Festival, and also travelled down to Milton Keynes to bring vegan food to activists taking part in an anti-vivisection demo.

Nottingham Altruistic Society

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Feeling lonely, or like an outsider? Need a safe space to simply ‘be’ yourself?

Bangladeshi Speaker on Climate Change Awareness

Bangladesh - Super Exploitation and the Climate Crisis

7.30pm Wednesday 12th March 2014 at The Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields NG7 6HX

 

Veggies Backs the Badgers!

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Nottingham's ethical, all-vegan catering campaign Veggies has been on the road twice to Birmingham in the past few days, to show support for our scapegoated badger friends who are under attack from the Tory government. The government are trying to implement an appallingly misguided and underhand policy to cull one hundred thousand badgers in an effort to eradicate Bovine TB. As well as killing an …

ExLibris at States of Independence

March 15, 2014 10:30

Clephan Building, De Montfort University, Oxford Street, Leicester LE1 5XY

A Co-operative Commonwealth for the 21st Century?

November 28, 2013 19:30

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VAT & Fiddle Pub - 12-14 Queensbridge Rd, NG2 1NB - nr Rail Station

 

Capitalism causes climate chaos!

November 28, 2013 19:30

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Peacock pub, 11 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB. Accessibility issues: the pub is wheelchair accessible but does not have accessible toilets. The meeting room is up a flight of stairs.

Frack Free Nottingham

Last night there was a public meeting at the Maze to discuss the prospect of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, coming to Nottinghamshire. There was a very informative presentation given by a member of Friends of the Earth Nottingham and then there was a passionate debate about what could be done to stop fracking here in Notts. See below the fold for a rundown on the current situation.

NTU Local Food Market with Veggies

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NTU Local Food Market with Veggies

Thursday 7th November

A local food market had been organised by the Environment Team on the Newton Building forecourt at Nottingham Trent University

Fairness: what is it and how do we achieve it?

November 01, 2013 10:00

Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood Street, Nottm NG1 4EZ

Cafe Economique - HS2 and Economic Development

October 24, 2013 19:30

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Great Real Ale Pub  close to the Station

Spied Upon Film Preview TONIGHT!

October 11, 2013 19:30

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Broadway Cinema

14-18 Broad Street, NG1 3AL Nottingham

Greenpeace UK: Free the Arctic 30 solidarity demo

Despite dire weather predictions of rain [Saturday October 5th] was a lovely, if very windy, day in Nottingham.  We gathered to collect messages of support for our 28 activists and 2 freelance journalists who have been imprisonned in Russia.  The Sheriff of Nottingham stopped by and had his photo taken with us and Robin Hood dashed by (he really did but he had a load of tourists with him so c…

The Black Fish speaking tour comes to Nottingham

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The oceans are dying, but there is something we can do about it. That was the message of Wietse van der Werf during his talk in Nottingham on Saturday evening.

The Black Fish - action for marine animals

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Former Nottingham resident Wietse Van Der Werf, co-founder of 'The Black Fish', visited Nottingham tell us more about the threats facing the world's oceans and inspire us to join the growing movement of people taking action for its conservation.

Veggies outside DSEi: No to the Arms Trade

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Last week saw peaceful days of action co-ordinated by the 'Stop the Arms Fair Coalition' in response to the bi-annual arms fair DSEi (Defence & Security Equipment International) at the London ExCel Centre. DSEi is the world's largest arms fair and it exists so that arms buyers and sellers can come together, network and make deals.



From 'Campaign Against the Arms Trade' (CAAT): 'DSEi 2013 featured …

Vegan Festival at Nottingham Green Festival

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12 - 6.00pm Sunday 1st September.

For 6 years, from 2005 – 2009, Veggies and other vegan campaigners helped organise the East Midlands' Vegan Festival which welcomed over 2000 members of the public each year to the Council House on Nottingham’s Old Market Square.

Nottingham Green Festival in the Arboretum

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12 - 6.00pm Sunday 1st September.

The Nottingham Green Festival in the Arboretum Park, now in its 22nd year, is independently 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 Nottm Peace Festival from which it has grown…

The Black Fish-Marine Conservation Speaking Tour

September 21, 2013 18:00

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The Corner - 8 Stoney Street, Nottingham, NG1 1LH

Open cast mine in Trowell declared "invalid"

PLANS for an open cast mine in Trowell have been put back after the planning application was declared "invalid".

 

UK Coal applied for permission to extract 1.275 million tonnes of coal and 250,000 tonnes of fireclay by opencasting at Shortwood Farm.

 

freespirit community festival Saturday August 17th

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If you're knocking around the midlands this weekend get yer sen down to Newcastle under Lyme and check out Freespirit Community Festival, its going to be a cracker! :-) An extravaganza of freeness, there's going to be a Free Market, free vegan cafe, free activities and workshops. free live music and poetry, disinfo stall and library, discussions and other don't buy anything get one free offer…

Nottingham Green Festival + Vegan Festival

September 01, 2013 12:00

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Arboretum Park, Waverley Street / Addison Street, Nottingham

Nottingham Green Festival + Vegan Festival

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The Nottingham Green Festival is confirmed for Sunday 1st September.



The event, now in its 22nd year, is independently 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 Nottm Peace Festival from which it has grown.

Veggies at Notts Pride: Sun and Samosas

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This Saturday just passed, Veggies was delighted to be catering at the tenth annual 'Nottinghamshire Pride' event: a vibrant celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender culture and an event respecting difference and promoting equality for all. 

Reclaim the Power info night

July 20, 2013 12:00

Sumac Centre,

245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham NG7 6HX.

Veggies at Hope Pastures animal sanctuary

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Yesterday (Sunday 14th July) a crew of Veggies volunteers packed up the van and headed to Leeds to cater at Hope Pastures animal sanctuary's event, a fun day for dogs.

Bristling Badger: Undercover Oversight

As the undercover policing scandal rolls on - with the tenacious Guardian journalists about to publish their book and have the accompanying documentary screened by Channel 4 on Monday - the government has announced tighter rules for future operations.

 

All long-term undercover policing operations will be independently authorised

 

Well that sounds reassuring. But which outside body will be …

Guardian: McLibel leaflet was cowritten by undercover police

McDonald's sued green activists in long-running David v Goliath legal battle, but police role only now exposed

An undercover police officer posing for years as an environmental activist co-wrote a libellous leaflet that was highly critical of McDonald's, and which led to the longest civil trial in English history, costing the fast-food giant millions of pounds in fees.

The true identity of one o…

ExLibris Mega Charity Book Sale

September 15, 2013 11:00

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16 Vernon Avenue, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 3FX