SkillShare; Green Festival; Survival Tales; Vegan Free Food Giveaway and much more!
Sumac Skill Share workshops are run for free by volunteers from our community. Our aim is to build the confidence and skills of people in our community by sharing the skills we already have. This week and next the focus is on Health:
We all fall prey to sickness, whether that be a common cold or something more serious. But do we really need to be so reliant on the National Health Service and the medical industry, which aim for quick fixes and quick profits, and are intrinsically tied up with the various causes for the illnesses that may come our way. What other options are there? What other options have people being used for centuries? How can we produce and share new models for maintaining our physical and mental health? What importance does our mental health and social situation play in our physical well being? What affect does child care have on the health of the child as they become an adult? As individuals we may have our own answers to these questions, but if we combine our knowledges and resources what can develop from that?
The sessions run from 11am - 5pm. A creche will be provided, please let us know by email how many kids you are bringing.
Details at http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=1140 .
Sunday's Green Festival at the Arboretum is perhaps one of the most valuable outreach opportunities in Nottingham, attended as it is by several '000 green minded people, including over 100 groups.
As well as catering near the bandstand, Veggies provides marquee space for many related groups, as well as a Sumac book stall and info on the Forest Fields Gardening Club, People's Kitchen, Indymedia etc. We will also be promoting the Vegan Beer Fesival, just 2 weeks later.
Squirrels Nest, Shut Down Heckler & Koch, Defy ID, Brinsley Animal Rescue, Nottingham Animal Rights, Refugee Forum, FoE, CND, Pedals, EcoWorks, Sprout and many other related groups will have stalls too, so we are all going to be spread thin. On top of that some key people are at the Radical Routes Gathering.
Someone might like to count up how many people are needed to do all that. My rough estimate is Everybody!
On top of that there is an After-Party at Sumac the same evening with Moonbuggy (live), dub dj Earthpipe and the Subdub/Exodus Leeds Sweetpotato Soundsystem .
The full entertainment line up for the Green Festival is at
Monday 24th May : Food Not Bombs (not at Sumac)
Community meal, every Monday at 7.30pm - now at J.B.Spray, Russell Street, Nottingham NG7 4FL. Details at
Tuesday 25th May : Forest Fields Food Gardening Club
Every Tuesday 2pm until dusk at Sumac's garden, which is organic and laid out to show the best use of a small space. It is full of ideas you could use in your own garden. We can share seedings and materials. Local food production is an important part of a low carbon society.
SPECIAL EVENT : Tuesday 25th May
Survival Tales - a performance and workshop by Eirlys Rhiannon.
Survival Tales is a series of small, intimate performance events, designed to take place in unusual venues, including living rooms, community gardens and social centres. Each event has two parts: - a performance featuring personal stories and songs - a short workshop about how we make our survival stories
7pm at the Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham NG7 6HX (please note no admission to the show later than 7.30pm) Tickets £5 (no-one turned away for lack of funds. Half the ticket proceeds go to the host venue). Places need to be booked in advance - just email
Details at http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=69 .
Wednesday 26th May: Forest Fields Hanging Baskets
Forest Fields Improvement Association invite local residents to renew their Hanging Baskets in the Sumac Garden on Wednesday 2th May from 5.30 to 8pm. There is also a planting session at planting at Forest Fields Primary School on Saturday 22nd May.
Details at http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=1623 .
Vegan Free Food Give-Away
Veggies Catering Campaign and Nottingham Animal Rights hold regular free vegan food give-aways in Nottingham City Centre. The next one will be held on Friday 28th May during National Vegetarian Week, supported by Dotty's Cafe, Screaming Carrot and Veggies Catering Campaign. There will also be cookery skillshare on Thursday 27th, at Sumac.
If you are able to prepare some vegan cakes or savoury food at the Sumac Social Centre, or join on the day - please get in touch via
firstname.lastname@example.org to be advised of the location.
Details at http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=1400 .
Friday 28th May 10
Critical Mass Bike Ride
Details at http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=213 .
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