We are running a daily Community Food Hub whilst most events at Sumac are on hold.

We’ve not updated the diary as we hope that events will continue in better times, when we will again welcome room booking requests and People’s Kitchen fundraising events. Meanwhile see Sumac Centre news on facebook.

 

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245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
https://www.sumac.org.uk

Nottingham’s Sumac Centre provides a space for groups and individuals working for positive social change in a spirit of co-operation and mutual aid.

Events at Sumac may also be shown on the Sumac Events Calendar. To put on an event contact-us.

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January 2016

Empty Cages Event

Friday January 15th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Empty Cages event at Sumac on Friday Evening 15th Jan, 7.30pm January 12 - 17 @ Tear Down the Walls Tour — Across England & Wales The Tear Down The Walls Tour is a chance to learn about struggles against prisons across England, Wales & Scotland. The two hour workshop explores the role of prison in our lives, how the P.I.C harms individuals and communities and alternatives to it. We introduce examples of state violence, like the IPP sentences, and…

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Gardening session, Sumac Yard

Sunday January 17th, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Starting this month, the Sumac garden's getting some much needed love! A few people are meeting this Sunday to dismantle the old raised beds and do some tidying up, if you'd like to join in then please come on down, preferably with a spade if you have one. Feel free to bring ideas for the new garden design! It should be a chance to clear out the old to make way for the new while getting a bit of fresh…

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Anarchist Federation FDM

Saturday January 23rd, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Private event

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Sumac EGM

Saturday January 23rd, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Anarchist Federation FDM

Sunday January 24th, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Youth Club

Monday January 25th, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Info-night on ‘Any Means Necessary’ – a play about the undercover police scandal

Tuesday January 26th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Free

More info coming soon!

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Art Space

Wednesday January 27th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Art Space is a relaxed and supportive visual art group which offers the opportunity to express yourself, feed your imagination and play with materials. There are no set activities so you have the freedom to explore your own creative ideas whilst being part of a group and meeting new people. Art materials will be provided but if you want to do anything specialized then feel free to bring your own. The group is free of charge and any donations towards…

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Punk 4 the Homeless Gig

Saturday January 30th, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Punk fundraiser for homeless street children via Casa Alianza. Last Saturday of every month. Suggested donation: 3 quid Plus Peoples Kitchen

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February 2016

Mabinogi Workshop (Welsh mythology)

Sunday February 7th, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

All welcome to join the 2nd Mabinogi Workshop on Welsh mythology on 7th of February at Sumac Centre Towards an interpretation of the Mabinogi Part 2 Amongst what ever else we find we will be covering the birth and boyhood of Pryderi. The Pig wars, the other world, charm and the nature of reality in the mabinogi as revealed by the text. Guest Speaker from London For early birds the meeting will begin at 10 o'clock in the morning For…

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FILM SCREENING: Can We Do It Ourselves? – A film about economic democracy

Thursday February 11th, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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A solid, thought provoking documentary covering a relevant economic topic in-depth. The question of capitalism’s grip on the modern world is highly relevant today and the film questions if we should be pushing for a democratic cooperative way of doing business, showing case studies of businesses who are surviving as democracies within a capitalist system. A film by Patrik Witkowsky, Jesper Lundgren, André Nyström and Nils Säfström. Distributed in cooperation with Fria Tidningar Media Cooperative. *********** During the evening there…

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Vegan Cookery Workshop

Saturday February 13th, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Do you want to help others go vegan? One of the best ways is to do cookery demos! Vegan food can be healthy, cheap, easy to make and delicious! The more people know HOW to cook vegan, the more they will 🙂 This is a free one-day training course by Jane Easton from Viva! (www.viva.org.uk) who has many year's experience of cookery demos to a live audience, and training others. Aim of the course: - teach you how to do…

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Queer Brunch Cafe

Sunday February 14th, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Join us at the Sumac for food and a film! This is an open event - all are welcome.

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Home Education Club

Thursday February 18th, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Art Space

Wednesday February 24th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Art Space is a relaxed and supportive visual art group which offers the opportunity to express yourself, feed your imagination and play with materials. There are no set activities so you have the freedom to explore your own creative ideas whilst being part of a group and meeting new people. Art materials will be provided but if you want to do anything specialized then feel free to bring your own. The group is free of charge and any donations towards…

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Punk 4 Homeless

Saturday February 27th, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
£3.50

This Month: The Bleach Boys Run Off The Static Dead Flowers Dave Bilson Punk fundraiser for homeless street children via Casa Alianza. Last Saturday of every month. Suggested donation: 3 quid Plus Peoples Kitchen

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T B C

Monday February 29th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Event to be confirmed by Donal c/o Pat

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March 2016

DJ Night with The Lizard King “Matt” and Scratch & Sniff “Owen”

Friday March 4th, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Dj night with Matt And Owen Raising Funds for the new floor and carpet, good vibes boogy woogy and drinks!! be there or be square!!!!

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Chris Bowsher, Granarchist + Alta Pueblo – Benefit Gig

Saturday March 5th, 2016 @ 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
£3.50

FRACK FREE NOTTS BENEFIT GIG - 05/03/2016 With Headliner - CHRIS BOWSHER (Ranting down babylon using the spoken word as Ammunition) With support from- GRANARCHIST (The Anarchist granny fighting back with words of wisdom) + ALTA PUEBLO (Chilled & upbeat songs sung in English & Spanish, with eclectic styles including Folk & Reggae) Volunteers from Frack Free Notts will be taking over the People's Kitchen at the Sumac Centre to provide this fundraising event of Spoken Word Poetry, Live Music…

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Sumac Admin Meeting

Monday March 7th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

The Sumac admin meeting is where decisions affecting the social centre are made each month.  If you would like to raise a point in the meeting, please contact us first so it can be added to the agenda.

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Bread Fund

Thursday March 10th, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Plans are afoot to set up a Notts Bread Fund for self-employed people to support each other if they become unable to work through illness or injury. It needs at least 25 self-employed people (or people in similar situations e.g. zero hours or part-time jobs with no sick pay). There is sufficient interest to hope that 25 people will be able to come together on Thursday 10th March at 8pm at Sumac to get this started. Because Bread Funds in…

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Private meeting

Sunday March 13th, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Please let us know if you need to access the centre during this time.

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Community Circle

Tuesday March 15th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Together we demonstrate how magic can happen when we start talking, listening and trusting each other.

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Art Space

Wednesday March 23rd, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Art Space is a relaxed and supportive visual art group which offers the opportunity to express yourself, feed your imagination and play with materials. There are no set activities so you have the freedom to explore your own creative ideas whilst being part of a group and meeting new people. Art materials will be provided but if you want to do anything specialized then feel free to bring your own. The group is free of charge and any donations towards…

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Sumac Youth Club Fundraiser

Friday March 25th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

On Friday 25th Match the The Sumac Youth Club will be hosting a fundraiser for the amazing Movement for Justice https://www.facebook.com/mfjnotts/?ref=ts&fref=ts. We will be serving food, having a raffle, showing a film and hopefully having some music and speakers. Please come along and support the event. Movement for Justice are a grassroots organisation who support the ongoing struggles of those in detention centres around the country. Sumac Youth Club is a forest fields based project working with young people in…

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April 2016

Acoustic Punx & Poets 4 Sumac New Floor

Friday April 1st, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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People’s Kitchen for Critical Mass

Saturday April 2nd, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

People's Kitchen is a community café where people can get a good vegan meal for a suggested donation. Joanne Swann says: Critical Mass fundraiser booked into Sumac Centre for Sat 2nd April. We want to raise some funds to have some fliers/boards printed up to make Mass bigger and better. We will be doing a Peoples' Kitchen, and could have some entertainment and do a flag making workshop too. If you can help with the night (cooking, washing up, providing…

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Sumac Admin Meeting

Monday April 4th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

The Sumac admin meeting is where decisions affecting the social centre are made each month.  If you would like to raise a point in the meeting, please contact us first so it can be added to the agenda.

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Community Circle

Wednesday April 6th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Together we demonstrate how magic can happen when we start talking, listening and trusting each other.

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People’s Kitchen Food for a Future fundraiser

Saturday April 9th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

People's Kitchen is a community café where people can get a good vegan meal for a suggested donation. Tonight's meal is to raise funds for Food for a Future, a vegan outreach project running workshops, talks, displays and cookery demonstrations at summer gatherings. On the menu- Main: Spicy Minted Seitan and BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Kebabs with a selection of sauces. Dessert: AquaFaba Nottingham Mess. Entertainment TBA! Visit People's Kitchen to see more upcoming events!  

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Art Space

Wednesday April 27th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Art Space is a relaxed and supportive visual art group which offers the opportunity to express yourself, feed your imagination and play with materials. There are no set activities so you have the freedom to explore your own creative ideas whilst being part of a group and meeting new people. Art materials will be provided but if you want to do anything specialized then feel free to bring your own. The group is free of charge and any donations towards…

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May 2016

Sumac Admin Meeting

Monday May 2nd, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

The Sumac admin meeting is where decisions affecting the social centre are made each month.  If you would like to raise a point in the meeting, please contact us first so it can be added to the agenda.

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Community Circle

Wednesday May 4th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Together we demonstrate how magic can happen when we start talking, listening and trusting each other.

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AFN Benefit Gig

Saturday May 7th, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Art Space

Wednesday May 25th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Art Space is a relaxed and supportive visual art group which offers the opportunity to express yourself, feed your imagination and play with materials. There are no set activities so you have the freedom to explore your own creative ideas whilst being part of a group and meeting new people. Art materials will be provided but if you want to do anything specialized then feel free to bring your own. The group is free of charge and any donations towards…

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June 2016

Sumac Admin Meeting

Monday June 6th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

The Sumac admin meeting is where decisions affecting the social centre are made each month.  If you would like to raise a point in the meeting, please contact us first so it can be added to the agenda.

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Ditch Coal film and talk

Tuesday June 7th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Films, speakers and a discussion with Coal Action Network and Russian activist group Ecodefense. The UK currently imports 31% of its coal from Russia, find out about the impacts for Russia's indigenous people. Find out about the current situation in relation to coal power and discuss how we can tackle Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station near Nottingham and end coal's journey of destruction.

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Community Circle

Wednesday June 8th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Together we demonstrate how magic can happen when we start talking, listening and trusting each other.

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July 2016

Sumac Admin Meeting

Monday July 4th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

The Sumac admin meeting is where decisions affecting the social centre are made each month.  If you would like to raise a point in the meeting, please contact us first so it can be added to the agenda.

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Community Circle

Thursday July 7th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Together we demonstrate how magic can happen when we start talking, listening and trusting each other.

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kickback drumming circle

Monday July 18th, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Drumming circle for people with mental health problems, and their friends or family.

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Cash4Antifash /// Midlands AFN Fundraiser

Saturday July 23rd, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

We are raising money for The Midlands Anti-Fascist Network. All proceeds go directly into building the fight against racism and fascism across the Midlands! Live Music- James Bar Bowen https://jamesbarbowen2014.wordpress.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=102&v=rpaCAQlSGhQ 12 Dead In Everett https://www.facebook.com/12deadineverett/ "We play syndicate-folk, anarcho-Americana and old time rebel songs - music to fan the flames of discontent and tell the Boss to go to hell." Lily Gaskell Acoustic folk punk https://www.facebook.com/LilyGaskell/ + more bands Vegan grub by Yemoja Foods - www.facebook.com/yemojafoods (suggested donation for…

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August 2016

Sumac Admin Meeting

Monday August 1st, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

The Sumac admin meeting is where decisions affecting the social centre are made each month.  If you would like to raise a point in the meeting, please contact us first so it can be added to the agenda.

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Community Circle

Thursday August 4th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Together we demonstrate how magic can happen when we start talking, listening and trusting each other.

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Queer Lunch

Sunday August 14th, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Transfeminism 101: How gender abolition is colonialist, and not really radical enough.

Saturday August 20th, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Donations to the Sumac & Nottingham women's centre

The conversation has moved on and some sections of feminism are a bit behind the times. Come to this workshop to learn what radical transfeminsm has to say about gender oppression, including the oppression of women as a class. We will discuss solutions that don't involve eradicating trans and gender diverse people, who have existed throughout history, and in all cultures globally. Join a real revolution!

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September 2016

Sumac Admin Meeting

Monday September 5th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

The Sumac admin meeting is where decisions affecting the social centre are made each month.  If you would like to raise a point in the meeting, please contact us first so it can be added to the agenda.

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Community Circle

Monday September 12th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Together we demonstrate how magic can happen when we start talking, listening and trusting each other.

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Food collection for refugees

Saturday September 24th, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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At the PUNK 4 THE HOMELESS event on 24th Sept there will also be a collection of food for refugees. Stocks are running low and people are going hungry. Please bring any of the following: Tins of: Tomatoes, Chickpeas, Kidney Beans, Fruit (with ring pull lids). Packets of: 1kg Rice, Red Lentils. Drinks: Tea, Coffee. Snacks: Nuts, Dried Fruit, Vegan Biscuits. Ingredients: Veg Stock Cubes, Salt.

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October 2016

Sumac Admin Meeting

Monday October 3rd, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

The Sumac admin meeting is where decisions affecting the social centre are made each month.  If you would like to raise a point in the meeting, please contact us first so it can be added to the agenda.

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W.S.O. (Acoustic Punx, Poets,jacket spuds & cakes) proceeds to Sumac & Emmanuel House

Friday October 7th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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People’s Kitchen – Now On

Saturday October 8th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Please Note: Over the Summer months People's kitchen may not be on every week, due to lack of volunteers.  The best way to stay up-to-date is by subscribing to our email newsletter. People's Kitchen is a community café where people can get a good vegan meal for a suggested donation. To volunteer to co-ordinate a session, please get in touch.  Help is also appreciated with tasks such as chopping, serving and cleaning. Half our people's kitchens raise funds to keep the Sumac…

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Community Circle

Monday October 10th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Together we demonstrate how magic can happen when we start talking, listening and trusting each other.

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Keeping it in the Ground // Anti-fracking // Mobiliser Tour

Thursday October 13th, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

This Nottingham date is part of a national tour taking place 10th-20th October. The evening will focus on: - the latest plans from the fracking and coal industries to extract fossil fuels in the UK - what is direct action, and how can it be a powerful tactic to help communities achieve change - what we can learn from previous direct action campaigns against environmentally destructive campaigns - what might direct action against the fossil fuel industry look like here…

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Fundraiser for Roy the dog.

Saturday October 15th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Fundraiser to get a plaque and tree for the Sumac garden, for Roy (George's dog that rece   :)ntly passed). Live bands:  Hobo on a Freight Train, Asbo Peep Show, Prisoners of War & UK Skunk. Donations of about £3 welcomed   🙂  

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Home Ed Group (Private Event)

Monday October 17th, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Sonia’s Birthday Bash

Saturday October 22nd, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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People’s Kitchen for Punks for a Homeless

Saturday October 29th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

People's Kitchen is a community café where people can get a good vegan meal for a suggested donation. Half funds raised keep the Sumac open, and the other half are fundraisers for grassroots causes, nominate by the group running each evening. To volunteer to co-ordinate a session, please get in touch.  Help is also appreciated with tasks such as chopping, serving and cleaning. Visit the People's Kitchen page to read more about how it works! You can also follow Sue MacCafe…

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November 2016

Community Circle

Wednesday November 9th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Together we demonstrate how magic can happen when we start talking, listening and trusting each other.

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Benefit Gig for Notts Movement for Justice

Saturday November 12th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

A bunch of music and some food all raising money to get as many people from Notts to the next Shut down Yarlswood demo https://www.facebook.com/events/1774538206143537/    

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Green Festival Fundraiser

Saturday November 19th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Saturday September 9th, 2017

Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Nottingham Green Festival is a grass-roots event, run by volunteers as a cooperative, with no regular statutory funding. All reserves were used up in putting on the 2015 event, so funds need to be raised to ensure that the event continues on Sunday 17th Sepember 2017 - and beyond. The festival has been blessed by the support of many great bands, kids entertainers and spoken word performers, some of who will entertain us at Sumac each month. As well as…

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People’s Kitchen for Green Festival

Saturday November 19th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

People's Kitchen is a community café where people can get a good vegan meal for a suggested donation. Half funds raised keep the Sumac open, and the other half are fundraisers for grassroots causes, nominate by the group running each evening. To volunteer to co-ordinate a session, please get in touch.  Help is also appreciated with tasks such as chopping, serving and cleaning. Visit the People's Kitchen page to read more about how it works! You can also follow Sue MacCafe…

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Home Ed Group (Private Event)

Thursday November 24th, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating indefinitely

Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Discussion about the Sumac Youth Club proposal

Monday November 28th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

An open meeting to discuss the proposal that the SYC sent to the admin email list on 27th October 2016. We welcome all current user groups of the Sumac to bring your thoughts about the proposal. This won't be a decision-making meeting, but is a step in the process towards making a decision.

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December 2016

Home Ed Group (Private Event)

Friday December 2nd, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Sumac Christmas Party

Friday December 16th, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Food 6-8pm and music after

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Home ed meetup

Thursday December 22nd, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Home ed xmas meetup

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January 2017

Home ed group

Thursday January 5th, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

An autonomous play session for home ed children and parents

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EF! Planning group

Saturday January 7th, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Sunday January 8th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Working group planning for EF! Winter Moot & Summer Gathering.

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Sunday power hour cleaning!

Sunday January 8th, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Enjoy using the centre? Come and help keep it clean! All you need to do is bring yourself. Access to the building and cleaning equipment will be provided.

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Sumac Admin – January Meeting postponed

Monday January 9th, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

The Sumac admin meeting is an open meeting where decisions affecting the social centre are made. It is held at 7.30 (usually on first Monday of each month), but meeting on Monday 9th due to New Year shenanigans . To raise a point for the meeting, please email sumacadmin@lists.riseup.net, so it can be added to the agenda.

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Power Hour cleaning!

Wednesday January 11th, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Use the centre? Come help keep it clean! Every Sunday morning we'll put on the music and provide the coffee and marigolds, all you need to bring is yourself. Every little helps and a few people cleaning on a Sunday will make light work of keeping the centre in a good state for all it's users.

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Veggies Crew Meeting

Thursday January 12th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Veggies is a volunteer-led, community-based, social enterprise promoting ethical living through the adoption of a vegan diet and lifestyle.

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Burn’s Night People’s Kitchen

Saturday January 21st, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great Chieftan o’ the Puddin-race! Vegan Haggis, neeps and tatties PLUS dessert on a PAY WHAT YOU CAN basis. Proceeds on the night will be donated to Animal Aid, in recognition of the fantastic work they do and for the support they have provided us in organising this year's Vegan Challenge. Food will be served from 7pm, so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Following the main course we have a number of short talks…

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February 2017

Reclaim the Power meet up

Saturday February 11th, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Meet up for people wanting to get involved in the fight against fracking amoungst other things!

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Queer Kaffe

Sunday February 12th, 2017
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

queer brunch cafe with performance

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Peoples Kitchen fundraiser for trailer ( Veggies )

Saturday February 18th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Veggies Catering Campaign began over 30 years ago with a small daily market stall. This led to event catering with various trailers, the latest one going to some 70 events each year, ranging (in distance) from Sneinton Vegan Market to Glastonbury Festival. One of the original small trailers from Clinton St market days has recently been refurbished to be able to cater events for which the main trailer is too big. It is suitable to popping onto the back of…

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Mabinogi Talk Workshop

Sunday February 26th, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Towards an interpretation of the Mabinogi part four We meet one, two, three, times a year to discuss the medieval Welsh gem the Mabinogi.  It helps to have read the book but that is not essential as not all of us have..........it just helps.  For each session the tales are retold. As before we will put a special emphasis on the fourth branch of the Mabinogi, Math son of Mathonwy.  We will revise what we have done before.  The birth…

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March 2017

Notts Trans Space AGM

Sunday March 26th, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Free

Annual General Meeting for Notts Trans Space, a peer-led support group for trans and gender variant people.  This is our first AGM since we began meeting in July 2016.

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May 2017

Viva! Vegan Festival Afterparty

Saturday May 6th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Did you enjoy #NottinghamVeganMarket? Save the date May 6th for Viva! Vegan Festival: caterers, stalls, talks, cookery demos, beer festival pic.twitter.com/TjZ3PwREx7— Veggies Catering Ⓥ (@veggiesnottm) November 30, 2016

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Action for Trans Health committee meeting

Sunday May 7th, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Free

Committee meeting

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Action for Trans Health Social

Sunday May 7th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Free

Action for Trans Health Social meetup for trans folks and allies.

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Greek Solidarity Co-ops – George Kokkinidis

Thursday May 11th, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Nottm Green Fest Organising Co-op are pleased to host a discussion led by Dr George Kokkinidis on his work with Greek Co-ops, developed in response to the severe austerity imposed by financial institutions. Join us at at the Sumac Centre on Thursday 11 May.

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Trans Space Notts Facilitator’s meeting

Monday May 22nd, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Trans Space Notts Facilitator's meeting, private event.

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June 2017

Reclaim the Power training weekend

Saturday June 3rd, 2017 - Sunday June 4th, 2017
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Free

Training event for local anti-fracking groups. By invitation via your local anti-fracking group, or Reclaim the Power.  

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Regional IWW meeting

Saturday June 17th, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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July 2017

Forest Fields Cat Watch

Tuesday July 18th, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Forest Fields Cats Watch propose a meeting at Sumac Centre on Tuesday 18 July at 7.30pm. Details from Annette on 07528 566 639

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IWW meeting

Saturday July 22nd, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Home Education Club

Thursday July 27th, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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August 2017

Greenfest Meeting

Tuesday August 8th, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Planning meeting continue for Nottingham Green Festival, a sustainable-themed festival, organised by a cooperative planning group. The 25th Green Festival is to be held on Sunday 17th September 2017 (17/9/17), at Nottingham Arboretum, so your support is most welcome. (See also event listing on Veggies Diary)

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September 2017

People’s Kitchen – Not this week

Saturday September 9th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

People's Kitchen is a community café where people can get a good vegan meal for a suggested donation. Half funds raised keep the Sumac open, and the other half are fundraisers for grassroots causes, nominate by the group running each evening. To volunteer to co-ordinate a session, please get in touch.  Help is also appreciated with tasks such as chopping, serving and cleaning. Visit the People's Kitchen page to read more about how it works! You can also follow Sue MacCafe…

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Greenfest Meeting

Wednesday September 13th, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

The final planning meeting continue for Nottingham Green Festival, a sustainable-themed festival, organised by a cooperative planning group. This time on Wednesday and at Sumac Centre. The 25th Green Festival is to be held on Sunday 17th September 2017 (17/9/17), at Nottingham Arboretum, so your support is most welcome. (See also event listing on Veggies Diary)

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Seize The Day Before the Green Festival

Saturday September 16th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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A Pre-Festival Warm-up on Saturday 16th September at the Sumac Centre, beginning with a People’s Kitchen Meal at 7pm, followed by a Special Benefit Gig by/for Seize The Day, the campaigning activist folk band that are coming all the way from Somerset to support Nottingham Green Festival. As many of you may be too busy to enjoy all the bands, spoken word performers, busters, kids entertainers, acoustic acts and other activities on the day, join us for this special opportunity…

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October 2017

Sherwood Rise Residents Association

Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Sherwood Rise Residents Association meets at the Sumac on 3rd October from 7.30 -9.30 pm. This is an open meeting to any one who lives in Forest Fields, New Basford, Carrington and surrounding areas. The Residents Association plans the Stuff of Life Festival on Hedley Villas Park, the Winter Gathering in December & other activities. The purpose of the Residents Association is to also offer people the space to share community concerns, build community relationships and offer informal friendship as people…

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Green Festival Evaluation Meeting pt2

Tuesday October 10th, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

GreenFest Planning group meeting to prepare for October 22nd Open Meeting which will reflect on the successes and challenges of Nottingham Green Festival, a sustainable-themed festival, organised by a cooperative planning group. The 25th Green Festival was held on Sunday 17th September 2017 (17/9/17), at Nottingham Arboretum. If you were there (or not) your feedback is most welcome. (See also event listing on Veggies Diary)

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TSN – Training day – private event

Sunday October 15th, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Training for TSN volunteers and supporters.

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November 2017

The Bleeding Obvious presents Rainbow Heart

Saturday November 4th, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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"Life is never quite as straight as it seems..." What happens when you tumble out of the closet and find yourself trying to work out exactly where you are on the gender and sexuality spectrum? Rainbow Heart, the new musical show from The Bleeding Obvious endeavours to describe the experience through songs and tales of joy, grief, happiness, loss and defiance. Featuring tracks from her debut album as well as new tunes, let The Bleeding Obvious take you on a…

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Sumac Open Mic

Friday November 10th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Open mic returns to the the Sumac on a monthly basis (every second Friday of the month). A electric piano plus two electrics a bass and an acoustic guitar will be available to use. As will three guitar and a bass amp plus PA. All welcome from beginners to pros 🙂

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Jacob’s People’s Kitchen for Sumac

Saturday November 11th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

People's Kitchen is a community café where people can get a good vegan meal for a suggested donation. Half funds raised keep the Sumac open, and the other half are fundraisers for grassroots causes, nominate by the group running each evening. To volunteer to co-ordinate a session, please get in touch.  Help is also appreciated with tasks such as chopping, serving and cleaning. Visit the People's Kitchen page to read more about how it works! You can also follow Sue MacCafe…

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Sumac Admin Meeting

Saturday November 11th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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The Sumac admin meeting is an open meeting where decisions affecting the social centre are made. As a trial the November meeting will be held at a special People's Kitchen meal at Sumac on Saturday 11th November (in place of the first Monday), To raise a point for the meeting, please email sumacadmin@lists.riseup.net, so it can be added to the agenda Introductions, facilitator, minute taker Present / Apologies Well Being Check-in / Qualms / Big Ups Action points from previous…

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