align-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcamerachatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-crosscrosseditfacebookglobegoogleimagesinstagramlocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartwitteryahoo

London Vegans Monthly Meeting: "Community Building" with Sean O'Callaghan

Sean O'Callaghan (aka Fat Gay Vegan, organiser of the London Vegan Potluck and the London Vegan Drinks) will chair a collaborative talk with some other people around the topic of community building

ADMISSION: £2 (£1 concessions.).

FOOD/DRINK: Free hot drinks provided, but if you'd like to bring some vegan snacks to share, please feel free to do so (but not necessary).

If you'd like hot food (pizza, burrito, curry) or one of Shambhu's famous vegan cheescakes then please ensure you pre-order by 3pm on Tuesday 25th March. The full menu, and how to order, can be found at: http://shambhus.co.uk/london-vegans-guest-speaker-evenings (Tel:[masked]).

GETTING THERE: Nearest tube station is Russell Square, but Holborn and Chancery Lane are not too far away. If coming by car there is free parking after 6.30pm on a single yellow line.

TIME: Doors open 6.30pm and speaker starts shortly after 7.30pm.

Newcomers most welcome.

Details of all London Vegans meetings can be found at http://www.londonvegans.org.uk

Join or login to comment.

  • Alexander N.

    Probably the most boring meetup I ever attended. No useful information, lecture style setup, won't be coming back.

    March 26, 2014

    • Brian

      Sorry you felt like that. Each meeting is different and dependant on the guest speaker(s). Maybe you were already familiar with the Made in Hackney events - I know most other attendees weren't. Please give us another go when you find that the subject matter is to your liking.

      2 · March 28, 2014

  • Karen

    Thanks everyone for an interesting discussion on the nature of community and some delicious cheesecake. :))

    1 · March 26, 2014

    • Karen

      Like your style. The nature of cheesecake could be an interesting event :-)

      2 · March 27, 2014

    • Nishma

      I like the cheesecake analogy to explain community building. Shambhu's vegan cheesecakes have a solid foundation. Remove them from the packaging and they will stay standing. Just like a community such as London Vegans. It was a great evening, good to see everyone coming together. It was really good to hear that everyone is welcome no matter where they are on the path to exploring plant-based/vegan lifestyle.

      3 · March 28, 2014

  • Ranjan J.

    Thanks Sean for giving an excellent presentation interspersed with very interesting case studies from Robb (LVM) & Emily (Made in Hackney)! The questions raised by FGV at the end were very compelling and were aptly answered by Robb & Emily. Well done!
    Spinach cannelloni was absolutely delicious & I am actually eating my cheesckae while I type this! Thanks Shambhus!

    2 · March 27, 2014

    • Nishma

      Thank you :-)

      March 28, 2014

  • Jessica Stella F.

    Lovely talk! Great to meet Emily & learn more about Made in Hackney! I reckon that talk could be great re-produced on a bigger scale at some future event! :) Very Inspiring! :)

    2 · March 27, 2014

  • Lesley D.

    How can someone be an authority on community building when instead of being willing to discuss a disagreement and criticism (from MANY people), they simply respond by banning the ppl who have disagreed??? This is unacceptable and needs to be addressed by London Vegan MeetUp if you are to keep having his events up here!!!! I say let him promote himself and his events on his own Meetup only now!

    2 · February 4, 2014

    • hasan

      And yes, there were people who were dismissive of his article ''FGV's guide to single vegan men'', and those that were supportive of it, therefore, for you to suggest that his events should not be listed on this site, is plainly silly. If i like the *gay or his events, i go to them, if not, i don't; no one is twisting my arm or holding a gun to my head. Simple! i think the expression is called: ''free will''.
      (* that was meant to be 'guy' :-p)

      So Lesley, why not take the opportunity and come along to the event, and put your question(s) to him during Q&A after the talk. But please, i would ask that we, do not 'hijack the meeting' as it is a 'London Vegans Monthly Meeting' and not a 'London Vegans Meetup' organised event, as you are well aware.

      February 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Didn't mean to 'like' any posts. Accident

      1 · March 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not clear on what the talk is exactly

    March 26, 2014

  • Robb

    I'm not prepared to have the comments on any more events disrupted by an ongoing dispute between a handful of current members and one former member. So far, this has happened to five events (including one that was entirely unrelated) and we've lost almost 50 members (although not all gave a reason for leaving).

    If you really feel the need to discuss it further, please start *one* discussion on our discussion board. Any further comments about this on group events will be deleted. And anyone who persists in posting them will be removed. (Not "banned", just removed until they can play nicely.)

    The same goes for any discussion about this policy.

    4 · February 4, 2014

  • thisgoldensaviour

    This discussion is very specific people against very specific people regarding very specific issues... like a fight going on in the middle of a pub with people standing by feeling akward... when either you can leave the group based on the negative experiences attributed to those other people or stay in and keep trying to fight in front of everyone and find wrongs. I would go with the former by all logical choice!

    1 · February 4, 2014

  • Tom F.

    I agree, it does seem a pretty questionable choice of chair

    2 · February 4, 2014

    • Tom F.

      OK - I take the point about organisational structure - I just didn't want Sean's willingness to offend and then fail to provide any response when challenged (which comes across as extremely arrogant) to escape anyone's notice...

      2 · February 4, 2014

    • hasan

      i think i know why Sean did not respond, if i was in the same scenario, there is a 50/50 chance that i might have done the same.
      but if he was 'challenged' in a different manner, the outcome would have been totally different.

      1 · February 4, 2014

  • Lesley D.

    Community building? That's a joke coming from FGV given his banning of at least two of us from all his events for no more reason than us taking issue with one of his articles..

    2 · February 3, 2014

    • Brian

      Lesley, I understand that you have an issue with Sean but I ask that you please refrain from criticising the speaker on this discussion board - please email him direct or add the comment to the event to which it related. He is not putting himself forward an an authority, he is just leading a discussion as far as I'm aware. And if you want to come along to the London Vegans meeting in March to raise the issue then please do so in courteous way. I think sometimes you are quick to criticise without putting forward a solution. Maybe FGV was fed up with criticism which is why he left this group. messages

      3 · February 4, 2014

Donation

GBP5.00 /year (suggested)

This covers: Third party costs incurred by the group (but not Meetup.com's "organiser dues").

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Our Sponsors

  • Vegetarian Guides

    Vegetarian/Vegan Guides to London, Britain, Europe and more

  • Shambhu's

    Need delicious lovingly-produced vegan catering for your special event?

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy