Rev Billy Choir @ McDonalds + FreeFood Give-Away

Tagged as: billy choir environmentalism food give-away mcdonalds reverend vegan
Neighbourhoods: nottingham
Published by group: GroupVeggies Catering Campaign

 

4.00pm Thursday 14th July 2011

outside the McDonald's, St Peters Gate

There was a free food give-away in Nottingham City Centre, outside the McDonald's at St Peters Gate.

 

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Free vegan food samples was given out to passers by, along with information and recipe books compiled by Nottingham Vegan Campaigns.

The 'give-away' included a range of sweet and savoury foods for people to try, made by volunteers from the Veggies / Sumac Centre.

Vegan Free Food Giveaway http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=1400

A difference between this a earlier events was the musical presence of Reverend Billy & the Earthaloojah Choir!

http://revbilly.com

Singing a number of gospel chunes including my personal favourite "I'm going to make myself a sandwich" they entertained people while they ate the free-food. Suitably refreshed, we then paraded around St.Peters Square and then straight into McDonald's.  Much to the amazement of staff and customers. Splendid:-) 

an earlier report of this sort of thing .......

Vegan Food Giveaway Outside McDonald's

http://notts.indymedia.org.uk/articles/234

Veggies

http://www.veggies.org.uk

 

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Related: last month 20 people were arrested for exactly this sort of giving-food-away behaviour in America.  Well, it might mess with the industrial-military complex you understand!

Food not Bombs: Arrests of volunteers sharing meals with the hungry in Florida 

http://www.foodnotbombs.net/fnb_resists.html

20th June 2011, the City of Orlando has made over 20 arrests for sharing meals with the hungry at Lake Eola Park. The city limits the group to sharing twice a year per park. Food Not Bombs has been sharing free vegetarian meals and literature in public for over 30 years. While many believe that hunger and poverty is the result of personal failing and the solution can be found by getting closer to God, Food Not Bombs thought the solution could be found in changing public policy, economics and society.

http://www.foodnotbombs.net

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 .... and a bit more, related stuff.

 

Nottingham: Another Anti-G8/McDonalds event

http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/293277.html

 

McDonalds, Nottingham. :: Celebrating the McLibel Two

http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/02/305441.html

 

Day of Action against McDonald's in Nottingham

http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/10/325892.html

 

Nottingham's part of the Worldwide Day of Action Against McDonalds

http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2006/10/353559.html

 

Day of Action on Food and Climate Change: food giveaway & anti-Tesco demo

http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2008/06/400226.html

 

2005 East Midlands Vegan Festival, Nottingham Council House

http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2005/12/329787.html

 

2007 East Midlands Vegan Festival, Nottingham Council House

http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2007/12/387387.html

 

Tash on food 'collected'

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tash/sets/72157603274353832

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ALAN LODGE 

Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham.  UK

Email:                 tash@indymedia.org

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                                   It is also necessary to light a lamp!!"

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