Veggies On The Road (April Edition)


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 indeed! Starting the month was Awaken Inn, a spiritually-minded event, followed by the British Juggling Convention, the Liverpool 'Live a Better Life' fair, Nottingham food event 'Melting Pot', and then rounded off with this year's 'World Day for Animals in Laboratories' march and rally, organised by the local grassroots group Nottingham Animal Rights.

Veggies On The Road (March Edition)


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.

NTU Local Food Market with Veggies


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

Veggies outside DSEi: No to the Arms Trade


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 1,500 exhibitors from around the world displaying arms ranging from rifles to tanks to fighter jets to battleships. They were joined by "trade visitors" and military delegations, including countries involved in conflict and from human rights abusing regimes, as well as those with desperately underfunded development needs.'

On the Sunday 8th September the week of action was kicked off with a demo organised by Occupy London: Occupy vs the Arms Trade. Volunteers from Nottingham-based Veggies, the vegan catering campaign, went down to London on this Sunday to provide food by donation for the peaceful protesters. Veggies has been supporting campaigns for humans, other animals and the environment since 1984.

Vegan Festival at Nottingham Green Festival


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 + Vegan Festival


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


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. 

Veggies at Hope Pastures animal sanctuary


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.

Stop the Badger Cull


Veggies Catering Campaign attended the National March Against the Badger Cull on 1st June 2013.

See the special report, with info, links & contacts for you to get involved to Stop The Cull

Only people power and direct action will stop the cull now. If you can, get to the cull zones. If you can't, please support your local hunt sab group.


News burst from Veggies

14 news items from test tube burgers & GM wheat to latest report on Food and the Climate ...

Rev Billy Choir @ McDonalds + FreeFood Give-Away



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.


Hula Greyhounds, Juggling Mowtown

SumacNews: Hula Hoop Shaking; Greyhound Rescue Benefit; Juggling Veggies Burgers; help Lab Animals; Mowtown & more.

East Midlands Vegan Festival Hits the Streets


After Notts Council told Nottingham Vegan Campaigns we could no longer use the Council House for our annual food festival, we took it to the streets instead. The aim was to set up 10 stalls - five food-related and five campaign stalls - in locations across Nottingham. The event went really well, so a huge thanks to everyone involved!

One Day – One City – Ten Vegan Free Food GiveAways


Nottingham's vegan campaigners aim to hold 10 Vegan Free Food Give-Aways on December 11th, each aiming to reach 200 members of the public with the urgency of dietary change for the health of people, other animals and the environment worldwide.

A piggy is for life, not just for dinner


As the meat trade prepares for its annual frenzy of eviscerating millions of turkeys, Nottingham's Veggies crew rolled into Sheffield on November 25th, 2010, with Animal Aid's Friend or Food campaign.