Tag: Community

NG7 Skills Exchange

We are a time bank, centred on the NG7 area of Nottingham. Members carry out jobs for each other (non-professionally) in exchange for Time Credits rather than money – one credit for one hour’s work. Examples of such jobs include: transporting people and goods, massage, IT repairs, gardening and befriending.

We also hold monthly meetings to organise our activities, and regular social events which help bring us together. We network with other community groups and use Timebanking UK software for our administration.  Groups such as the Sumac can become group members.

Join us at 4pm & stay on to socialize at the Forest Fields Social Club Bar at Sumac from 5pm

Details from Skills Exchange Timebank  – Rosie Jarrett: 07984 125239, skillsexchangeng@gmail.com and Moby Farrands.

Gladstonebury Festival

On 21st June, when Covid restrictions might have been lifted, Veggies Catering Campaign should have been setting up at Glastonbury Festival.

On Wednesday 23rd June, instead of opening at Glastonbury, Veggies had tentative plans for a five-day community mini-festival  in the Sumac Centre Garden.

It now seems likely that restrictions will continue, so plans will be scaled down to fit current Sumac Centre protocols.

There are plenty of tables in the lush gardens, many shaded by gazebos, allowing space for 30-50 people with appropriate groupings of households.

Anyone interested in putting on any kind of event or setting up a pop-up stall for their vegan business during this festival is invited to contact us.

The plans so far may include:

Wednesday 23rd: Launch of Veggies crowd funded solar trailer installation

6pm – 8pm: Drop in for Nottingham Green Festival supporters, potential stewards and volunteers. Find out more about this event which will take place on Sunday 12th September – though the scale of the event is unknown.

7pm – 9pm: Hands On Drum classes with Moussa and Chris Sylla every Wednesday.  …more details….

Thursday  24th

7pm: Poetry Scum, the launch of a new venue for Nottinghams working class, community event, celebrating working/under class & activist art!

Friday 25th gladstonebury weekend program

7 – 10pm: Open Mic Night – Home grown talent  is invited to step up to the Gladstonebury at the Forest Fields Social Club (FFSC). It’s raining (as it’s Glastonbury week, so we have a dry, warm welcome waiting for you in the Sumac Centre.

Saturday 26th

2pm – 10pm: The Forest Fields Social Club (FFSC) is a space where people can socialise, organise and meet with like-minded people. Like the Sumac Centre, the bar is run entirely by volunteers – you are encouraged to participate to help run it and make it a better space. When we achieve a society without bosses there will be no servants!


  • 3-6pm :Dash Vegan  Gluten-free vegan food store & delivery service : twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl  Vegan Traders Union Icon

Saturday  7pm – 10pm: Punk for the Homeless (P4TH). This will be their first “live” “Girls Are Loud” event since 2019. Outdoors & socially distanced, this ticketed event features The Cars That Ate Paris, Llinos Belcher, Alice Lynn and Miranda Betts. At time of writing there are just 7 tickets left. £7 tickets  include 2 course vegan meal. Get your tickets now or MISS OUT! All proceeds to Hope Orphanage Sierra Leone.



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Sunday 27th

11am – 2pm: Sumac Sunday Brunch – just like at Glastonbury Veggies will be serving their festival brunch from Veggies Trailer, partly powered by the sun!


Sunday 2pm – 10pm: The Forest Fields Social Club will keep us refreshed until Gladstonebury ends at 10pm. Sorry (but not sorry) we don’t do fireworks.

Glastonbury 2022

Perhaps we’ll see you in the Green Fields from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June 2022


Gallery of images from Veggies at Glastonbury

Community Climate Action Networking Event

An opportunity for community groups in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Derby focused on tackling climate change and other environmental problems to meet to share their projects, successes, struggles and ideas. There will also be workshop focused on creating and maintaining a healthy culture within groups.

The event will begin with a bring and share lunch – please bring something to share (let us know if you have any dietary requirements). NB: Sumac’s kitchen is strictly vegan, but vegetarian food can be brought into the room we are meeting in, so long as it doesn’t go into the kitchen.

If you are part of a community group and would like to bring a short workshop/talk about a project you are running/have run please get in touch. Otherwise, come and be inspired.

We are running a similar event in Chesterfield on 23rd March. You are welcome to attend whichever event is more convenient for you, regardless of which county you live in.

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