The Sumac Centre is a volunteer-run social & community space based in Forest Fields, Nottingham.

Established in 2001, the Sumac has been a hub for many people over the years.  Information about our history can be found here.

We have a regular cafe which happens on Saturday evenings for a big communal meal we call People’s Kitchen.  Please check here before travelling from far. We also host the Forest Fields Social Club, a bar which often opens on Fridays and Saturdays from 7.30pm – 11pm.

The Sumac also provides resources and a meeting space for groups and individuals working to promote social justice, environmental awareness, peace, and animal rights.

We support community resistance projects, as well as being the home to Nottingham Animal Rights and Veggies Catering Campaign.

The space is sometimes used for music events, film showings and sales in order to raise money and awareness.

We organise co-operatively, without managers or bosses, and all volunteers have a say in how the centre is run.  Open organising meetings are held on the first Monday of every month – currently postponed to the 2nd Saturday, and operate by consensus.

Our aim is to provide a space where local people can meet other socially conscious individuals in a relaxed and friendly environment.

To find out what’s going on check the Events Diary, subscribe to the Sumac News mailing list or join the The Sumac Centre Facebook group – like Sumac itself this is a d-i-y space, so may not be regularly moderated .

To organise events and activities at Sumac send your proposal by  email -here-  or see the event submission guidelines.