December – NESX meeting with vegan Christmas party food
Wednesday 2nd November – our meeting at the Friends’ Meeting-house in Colchester was the day after World Vegan Day, so we celebrated it with a vegan pie fest. for the publication of ‘Vegan pie in the sky’. Local vegan business PS it’s vegan provided three great pies and we watched an episode of the post-punk kitchen and looked at the lives and careers of Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.
Wednesday 5th October – film evening at the Friends’ Meeting-house in Colchester. The 2nd October was World Farm Animals Day and the 4th October was World Animal Day, so we showed four animated shorts: ‘Cows with guns’, ‘The Meatrix I’, ‘Support vegan organic food’ and ‘Rabbit stew’. We had vegan cinema nibbles (peanuts and crisps) and also some raw vegan foods provided by local vegan business Raw Delights followed by independent US documentary film ‘Simply Raw: Reversing diabetes in 30 days’.
Wednesday 7th September – September meeting at the Friends’ Meeting-house. We looked at the eventful life of Henry Clubb; a vegetarian born in Colchester in 1827, he emigrated to the U.S. and later became president of the American Vegetarian Society.
Saturday 20th August – big vegan bbq in Annette’s country house and gardens near Diss, plus raffle!
Sunday 31st July – NESX vegan summer picnic in Colchester Castle Park, with food brought to share.
Friday 1st July - NESX summer pub. evening, on the terrace at the Hole-in-the-Wall pub. in Colchester.
Wednesday 1st June – June meeting: at the Friends’ Meeting-house, with presentation by local vegan Merryn on raw vegan food and on her small business ‘Raw Delights’.
Saturday 28th May – NVW stall: in Colchester street market for National Vegetarian Week, promoting vegetarianism and veganism.
Friday 6th May – May meeting: at the Friends’ Meeting-house in Colchester. Clare, a local vegan, is a professional textile artist and she gave us a presentation on her work, using all-vegan acrylic yarns, and also taught us to do French knitting!
23rd April – ‘cracked’ street stall in Colchester town centre, on Easter Saturday, to persuade people to give up eggs as part of Viva!’s ‘cracked’ campaign against the British egg industry.
10th April – big meal out: 25 of us celebrated the fifth anniversary of the NESX vegans group with a fab. vegan Sunday lunch at the veggie Red Lion pub. in Suffolk.
18th March – NESX pub. evening, at the Odd One Out in Colchester.
25th Feb – mega NESX vegan curry evening, at FMH; Reza cooked up a vegan feast and also gave us a mini talk on the nutritiousness of lentils, folllowed by a short film on King Asoka, one of the first figures in history to be concerned about non-violence, animals and the environment. The evening also raised a substantial amount of money for NESX funds.
2nd Feb – February meeting: vegan cup cakes evening with cups of tea made from sample tea bags, at FMH; Jen of Colchester-based vegan small business PS it’s vegan provided all the cakes and gave a talk on setting up a vegan business
21st Jan - pub. evening at the Fat Cat in Colchester
5th Jan - planning meeting with hot soup and bread, at FMH
[Sun 12th Dec - some NESX vegans joined the IAR vegan Christmas meal at the vegetarian Red Lion pub. near Needham Market]
Fri 3rd Dec 2010 * NESX Christmas party – Friday 3rd December
alternative vegan festival in London
start of the fox-hunting season
World Vegan Day