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.

Whilst many activities are affected by covid-19 precautions, details are kept below in the hope and expectation that, with your support, we will be back soon.

During Covid Sumac Centre is hosting a Community Food Hub for the distribution of foods around our community, for those isolated at home or those that wish to distance themselves from supermarkets.

On Sundays we have a Sunday Brunch – from 11am – 2pm every Sunday without a break since March 2020.

Our regular  People’s Kitchen communal meal has been replaced with a ‘Lockdown Lunch’ – a free/donation takeaway meal on Sunday afternoons.

The Forest Fields Social Club bar would otherwise run on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm – 11pm. However during the Covid era, subject to any restrictions in place, it may be open on Sunday lunchtimes, alongside Sumac Sunday Brunch.

Other events shown on the diary are subject to change.


It is advised to check The Sumac Centre Facebook Group, or the Events Diary, before traveling from afar.

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 2nd Saturday of each month (including online precipitation) and operate by consensus.

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

To find out what’s going on check 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 contact us with your proposal or see the event submission guidelines.

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