Big IF

"Join tens of thousands of people at the Big IF London event on Saturday 8 June to make a massive noise and demand an end to hunger.

The free event will feature inspiring speeches from philanthropist Bill Gates, former Archbishop of Canterbury and Chair of Christian Aid Rowan Williams, and broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky. Specially recorded messages from David Beckham and Eddie Izzard will also be broadcast to the crowd.

The event will be hosted by Gethin Jones and Myleene Klass and will feature exclusive appearances from a number of campaign supporters, including Grammy Award-winning singer Angelique Kidjo. They will join thousands of people in Hyde Park to demand that David Cameron and G8 leaders tackle the causes of global hunger. Additional names will be announced in the run-up to the event."

The main events starts at 2pm, but there's flower planting at 10am.

I suggest an informal get together by The Vegan Society's stall at 3pm if you want to meet other members. (I'll be volunteering on their stall in the afternoon.)

More details at

You might need to register at that site too!

And I recommend their map rather than Meetup's...

The Vegan Society says...

"The rally is to the south of the Serpentine, between Rotton Row and Kensington Road, near the Hyde Park Barracks. We will be at the east end of the so-called 'Campaigns Zone' - near the non-vegan catering, unfortunately...

...the stand will be open to the public from 2 pm until 5 pm, and there will be a brief 'rally' of everyone in the next zone over at about 3:15 pm."

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  • Richard Ⓥ Molyneux

    How about using this Hyde Park venue instead Robb?­

    June 4, 2013

    • Richard Ⓥ Molyneux

      Hyde Park is the location of the event, Meetup gives the option to mention where the group will actually congregate (i.e. "Come to the Vegan Society stall at 3pm, if you want to meet-up with other members"), should the host choose to use it.

      June 9, 2013

    • Richard Ⓥ Molyneux

      (Note to hosts: Use 'Edit' and then enter description next to 'How to find us')

      June 9, 2013

  • kamara

    see you very soon

    June 8, 2013

  • Beata

    Is anyone taking placard like: "The only way to end hunger is to GO VEGAN" or a short version "End hunger go vegan"?

    3 · June 8, 2013

  • Amelia Pereira

    Hey thank you sounds good look forward to see everyone and hope to be able to find everyone

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • Stephanie Wakeford

    Ill be thereee :) xxx

    June 4, 2013

  • zenith

    well done for making this a meetup.

    June 4, 2013

  • Robb

    If anyone else is up for volunteering, please send me an email.

    June 4, 2013


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