Vegan Earthday Picnic, Day 1 of 2! Finsbury Park.

  • April 20, 2014 · 1:00 PM
  • Finsbury Park

Sunday morning update: Meet as planned outside Finsbury Park Cafe at 1pm. Then we'll decide what to do and where to go. Please still bring vegan food to share.  If you want to get a cuppa from inside the cafe (assuming it's open, I have no idea) then that's fine we'll pop in to get you before we go anywhere.


UPDATE: Rain is forecast for Sunday so the original picnic (organised by Hayley) has been moved to Monday - however, (as I don't want to risk leaving those who haven't seen the change of date stranded) we will now be having two picnics - on two consecutive days! One or both of which may well involve some rain - but we're awesome, hard-core vegans and we can handle a little bit of water! So, bring waterproofs/plastics (but not disposable ones) to sit on in case it rains earlier but brightens up - and umbrellas - if the weather is really awful we'll find a café or pub to sit in (ok, we're not all that hard-core).


If you are no longer going to the Sunday picnic please remember to change your reply to no, and if you are going to the Monday picnic add your yes reply on that event. thanks, H xx

Hi everyone,

Join us in London for World Vegan EARTHDAY as thousands of people around the globe celebrate their choice to be Vegan! 

Bring vegan food and drink to share, your own reusable crockery and cutlery (no disposables allowed) and a blanket to sit on.

Please bring balls, frisbies, hula hoops, musical instruments and anything else you think we might enjoy!

MEETING POINT -Finsbury Park Café area on the grass. 

By bus: 4, 19, 29, 106, 141, 153, 210,236, 253, 254, 259, 279, 341,W3, W7

By tube: Finsbury Park (Piccadilly and Victoria Lines), Manor House (Piccadilly Line)

By overground train: Finsbury Park.

By bike: A covered, staffed bike park comprising of 125 lockable cycle racks are available to smart card holders.

By car: Access to pay & display parking within Finsbury Park via the Hornsey Gate entrance.The Park is closed to all vehicles on days when major events take place.

New members welcome as always.

The Monday picnic is being organised by Hayley Burnett, if you're on facebook please also join the event there and help spread the word by inviting your facebook friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/450238938440663/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming 

I look forward to seeing you on one or both days!

Helen.



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  • Julie

    Great day out! Lovely picnic, Cakes 'N' Treats, and Open Mic at Inspiral in Camden, featuring one of our newest members, fantastic tenor Salvatore! Many thanks to Helen and everyone! : )

    3 · April 21, 2014

  • Fe_Ver

    I will be there at 13:15

    1 · April 20, 2014

  • hasan

    Weather update.
    The outlook for the day, as follows:
    Dry but cloudy 11.30 - 16.30
    Rain 16.30 till about[masked] c - will feel like about 12 c in the 14 mph E-North Easterly wind.

    1 · April 20, 2014

  • Amrit

    Ps, I haven't had many people volunteering to help me hand out the leaflets, if any one is free and doesn't mind rain, please get in touch, I would like to hand out 3000 leaflets starting at around 12pm in Finsbury (so it should be convenient to you to go off to the picnic after)highlighting the egg, dairy and lamb industry plight at this time of year when these are eaten for religious and traditional reasons- lets spread the word in a peaceful way, here's my number:[masked] 382.
    I'm also piloting giving out 30 toy easter eggs (next Easter I may do more)with a little toy chick as a momento and reminder to the passers by of the egg industry. Thanks

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • Amrit

    lol! We usually don't let rain/snow/hail stop us, we'll go with the flow but come with our wellies and rainpods instead.

    3 · April 19, 2014

  • Imogen C.

    Il be coming on Monday too

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • Hema R.

    Just to clarify - coming on Monday. Thanks. x.

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • Nishma

    Sorry, I thought today was Sunday. Tomorrow is a maybe :-)

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • Nishma

    I call on the above mobile after 6pm to check where you all are.

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just seen that Hayley has changed this to Monday 1pm. Can an admin change the date here? Thank you :)

    April 18, 2014

    • Helen

      Please see above - there are now two picnics on two consecutive days, join one or both! ;o)

      2 · April 18, 2014

  • Amrit

    The weather is forecast to rain all day on Sunday........

    April 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Organiser has moved this to Monday now

      April 18, 2014

    • Helen

      As you'll see above - there are now two picnics, one on Sunday, one on Monday!

      April 18, 2014

  • Freddie

    Should take this to Hyde park that's where I'm Guna be on this day otherwise I would come there's a weed smoking and picnic going on there all day you could make a lot of money selling vegan treats haha

    April 18, 2014

  • Beverley

    Hı Helen, I'm working Saturday night so don't thınk I'll manage to get there for 1, how long are you lıkely to be stayıng ın the park?

    April 15, 2014

    • Helen

      Hi Bev, I hope we'll be there at least a good few hours but it will depend on the weather amongst other things. The best thing to do would be to call me to check we're still there.

      April 16, 2014

    • Beverley

      Ok, thanks, will do.

      1 · April 16, 2014

  • Louise

    Sorry will have to cancel my place after all, but not too sorry as I'll be in Athens! Enjoy yourselves!

    2 · April 16, 2014

  • Justyna

    Yey, picnic time! Looking forward.

    1 · April 14, 2014

  • debbie

    I'll be along a bit later - so save me some treats!

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Louise

    This sounds wonderful!! Very excited, looking forward to it!

    1 · April 9, 2014

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