• Wood Green Geekstraveganza [now on Saturdays!]

    Karamel Restaurant, Chocolate Factory 2

    A regular long afternoon and evening of board/card games! Bring your favourite ones or just your inner geek -- we usually have games for everyone 🤓 Arrive whenever you like, stay as long as you want: new games will be starting as people come in, with often one or two that can be joined at any given time. Look out for the hosts if you'd like to be introduced to other attendees. Here's a list of games that are frequently available at our events: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/geekstraveganza You can read a description of each game, and if anything tickles your fancy don't hesitate to post a message on the event to connect with someone who owns a copy. Also, you can preview the rules of some of our most loved games here: http://bit.ly/BoardgameRules -- but this is not at all required, we're always happy to teach/explain games to new players. Accessibility: this venue is fully accessible and has an accessible toilet. Yay!

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  • Walking with Vegans ; Caterham Bletchingley and Harewoods Estate

    Entrance to Farringdon Station

    Join me for a trek from the town of Caterham, across the M25 to the village of Bletchingley, then onwards to the countryside estate of Harewoods! *Please bring sensible walking shoes *Please bring plenty of water, vegan snacks for he train & vegan picnic stuff as we'll largely be in the countryside! *It'll be quite a journey exploring the countryside beyond the M25, but we could get a taxi back to Caterham later unless we have the energy to walk the 2hrs plus back?? :) *Please only RSVP to this walk if you can handle a long walk ; there will be lots of rests, it'll be a steady, calm pace, taking in epic views and winding lanes & some hills :) You'll only need an Oyster card as Caterham is still on the Oyster system :) See you there! :)

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  • Volunteer Day at FRIEND Farm Animal Rescue

    FRIEND Farmed Animal Sanctuary

    Come and join us for a volunteer work day at the wonderful Friend Farmed Animal Rescue! You can meet the lovely animals and people, and feel good from helping get jobs done with a great team! People can either drive down themselves or take the train as a group. If joining the train group please bring £5 note and some pound coins for the fare. For a group of 4 or more the ticket is reduced to around £11.30 each. You will meet at London Charing Cross rail station at 9:10am by the ticket office. The train departs at 9:40am from platform 4 and arrives at Paddock Wood at 10:28am. This gives the group plenty of time to get your tickets and get on the train. Please be on time as the group cannot wait and you will be left behind. Once at Paddock Wood please wait in the car park next to platform 2 where the group will be picked up by car to get to Friend. If anyone is planning to drive and is willing to help with lifts from the station then please comment below. We usually wrap up the day at around 4pm depending on the time of year and day light available. The volunteer work days are a great opportunity to interact with the wonderful animals in their care. Most of the animals are very friendly and enjoy the attention from people but we always ask people to be mindful that these animals are not like pets; some of them have been through bad experiences that have affected their health and/or behaviour, and they are very large and strong animals, so always be careful around them and follow the instructions of the Sanctuary staff and event organisers. The Sanctuary and organisers cannot be held responsible for any injuries or damage to property which may occur while on site, by attending this volunteer day you confirm that you agree to this term. Jobs will include anything from feeding the animals and cleaning their pens and fields, to putting up sheds and fences, weeding and general clearing up. You will need to bring some kind of gardening or work gloves which can be bought from any garden store or even a 99p store. Wellies are recommended in the summer and essential in the winter, and make sure to wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty as it is extremely muddy. Bringing a change of clothes for the return journey is also advised. Please make sure to bring some vegan food for the day. Only vegan food to be brought please. Anyone is welcome to come along, but any food containing animal products is not allowed on site. Many people like to bring along a pot luck dish to share around, but please do not rely on others to feed you and bring something for yourself at least. We all get hungry after working hard and there may not be enough to go around! Remember that there are no shops in walking distance of Friend. Accessibility: The site is wheelchair accessible, but there is a mix of concrete, mud and grassy areas, so some areas are more bumpy. There is also a wheel chair accessible compost toilet. If you are unable to join us on this date then we repeat this event on the second Saturday of each month. There is also another volunteer day organised by another group which is held on the last Saturday of each month which can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/animalrights-202/ Any questions please ask :) We hope to see everyone there!

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  • South London Vegan Drinks

    The Queen’s Head

    Now that Pickywops pizza have taken up residence in The Queens Head pub in Brixton it is time to resurrect South London Vegan Drinks. The Queens Head is a pub located on Stockwell Rd and Pickywops are now the sole food provider for the pub. Not only can you buy their pizza, they have also expanded their menu to include pasta, salads, garlic bread, fries and dessert. For those that don't know them, Pickywops are two Italian brothers producing the most wonderful vegan pizza, with a variety of bases available (including gluten free). We will have an area reserved at the back of the pub to the left of the bar. Accessibility: this venue is accessible but has no accessible toilets.

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  • Book Club @ Tibits

    Tibits

    Welcome to Book Club at Tibits. We plan to meet regularly on the second Tuesday of the month. Everyone is welcome, just bring yourself, a suggestion for the next book and a desire to eat some yummy food. If you've actually read this month's book, even better! Each month we vote for a book to read for the meeting in two months time - this hopefully gives everyone enough time to acquire and read the book. List of all books past and present: https://goo.gl/wNZ6WF The book for September is "I Robot" by Isaac Asimov.

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  • Second Sunday Lunch

    Karamel Restaurant, Chocolate Factory 2

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  • London Vegan Drinks

    Karamel Restaurant, Chocolate Factory 2

    Since September 2014, London has had a new, all vegan bar / restaurant / venue - Kabaret at Karamel. Run by vegans, and with an all vegan menu and drinks list, this is now the home of London Vegan Drinks. And although it's a little out of central London, it's less than 30 minutes from Oxford Circus by public transport. What's more, they have a late license until the early hours at weekends. So feel free to arrive any time between our start and end times. And being a Saturday, you (hopefully!) won't have to worry about work in the morning. If you've been to London Vegan Drinks before, you'll already know that this event, founded by blogger FatGayVegan in 2011, has become London's biggest monthly vegan social event (having already outgrown three previous venues). And if you haven't been before, it's about time you did! Invite your friends who aren't on Meetup here: https://www.facebook.com/londonvegandrinks/events/ ACCESSIBILITY Karamel is a wheelchair-accessible venue, with a folding ramp to help customers over the doorsill. (There's a second entrance just past the main entrance that may be more accessible, but which isn't always open.) The venue also has a wheelchair-accessible toilet (towards the front of the building, behind the bar.) FREE MEMBERSHIP. FREE ATTENDANCE. We're keen to ensure that cost is never a barrier to attendance - either for vegans on a low-income, or for non-vegans who don't want to pay to learn more about veganism. Therefore, we never charge for membership or attendance. But that doesn't mean that our group or our events don't cost us anything to run! So if you'd like to (and are able to) support our events and future projects, you can find out how to do so here: https://londonveganmeetup.co.uk/donations

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  • Tex Mex Pop Up

    Mao Chow

    Bit of a last minute one but Steph’s Tex Mex food is amazing so let’s catch her pop up at Mao Chow this Sunday before she goes back to the US. PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS CASH ONLY We decided to go for it again this week! We're serving delicious and authentic Mexican food this upcoming weekend on {{{ DOS BIRRIA TACOS CON CONSOMMÉ }}} It all starts with a fresh corn tortilla that has been prepared "al mano" (by hand) by Julian. The maiz (corn) is prepared using a traditional technique called Nixtamalization. Once the maize is ground it's pressed to perfection and cooked fresh to order. Then it's filled with the goat-less meat for you to eat. The order of two Birria tacos comes with a bowl of Jalisco style consommé to dip your taco in- which is how it's traditionally served. Just make sure you only dip the tip in for every bite so you can get as much stew as possible. This broth is served with crunchy cabbage so you can finish it like a soup when you're done dipping your taco in it. This pair of tacos and consomme is the Mexican equivalent of a French dipped sandwich, with twice the spice and a rounded and complex rich flavour from within that's further developed with the addition of Mexican cacao and pineapple. {{{ FLAUTAS }}} Flautas are what most people call taquitos. Giant corn tortillas are filled with Soyrizo and bound together with something similar to seitan to give it that extra bite. They're rolled tight and deep fried until they're crunchy and crisped to perfection. {{{ NACHOS CON QUESO VEGANO Y SOYRIZO}}} GF Queso Vegano is creamy and dreamy, especially when it's hot and poured all over a bowl of crispy tortilla chips fried to perfection and topped with mouth watering Soyrizo to top it off {{{ MEXICAN RICE CON CHICHAROS }}} GF SF The Mexican rice is lightly fried and prepared with fresh tomato sauce and served hot with peas to add texture, colour and bursts of flavour that will leave you wondering why stir fried rice gets all the attention these days. {{{ FRIJOLES }}} GF SF Aromatic and spiced beans because this is what dreams are made of when you're homesick and miss your abuelita (grandma). {{{ HELADO CON TORTILLAS FRITAS }}} This combination of hot and cold never gets old! Imagine the sensational pleasure in your mouth when you scoop a big bite of vanilla ice cream with a hot fried flour tortilla that's been doused in sweet spices and cinnamon With regards to the bill you can all pay separately- cheers

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  • Shoreditch Geekstraveganza

    The Canvas: Cafe & Creative Venue

    A special long afternoon and evening of board/card games! This time we have both the basement *and* the community space reserved. Bring your favourite ones or just your inner geek -- we usually have games for everyone 🤓 Arrive whenever you like, stay as long as you want: new games will be starting as people come in, with often one or two that can be joined at any given time. Look out for one of the hosts if you'd like to be introduced to other attendees. Here's a list of games that are frequently available at our events: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/geekstraveganza You can read a description of each game, and if anything tickles your fancy don't hesitate to post a message on the event to ask for a specific game (although we can't guarantee that the owner will attend or bring it). Also, you can preview the rules of some of our most loved games here: http://bit.ly/BoardgameRules -- but this is not at all required, we're always happy to teach/explain games to new players. Accessibility: one of the reserved rooms can be accessed with a wheelchair but we regret that there are no disabled toilet facilities on site.

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  • See You Last Tuesday (C.U.L.T.)

    Tibits

    Join the CULT! Well, everyone seems to think veganism is a cult anyway! 😉 But joking aside, we have excellent news. From March 2015, every Tuesday is a vegan day (http://www.tibits.ch/en/food-drink/vegan.html) at Tibits (http://www.tibits.ch/en/restaurants.html#tibits-london-heddon-street)! And having been thinking that we needed a relaxed, midweek social event in central London, this seemed to be the perfect opportunity. We have booked the entire basement on the last Tuesday of every month. So come on down, meet other vegans, and enjoy vegan food and drink. (You're welcome to arrive any time between our start and end times.) If you haven't been before, Tibits is a great "pay-by-weight" buffet-style restaurant just off Regent Street. And on their vegan days, everything (or at least almost everything) in the buffet is vegan. So don't forget to save room for their sticky toffee pudding! HAPPY HOUR Arrive early to take advantage of Tibits' Happy Hour (Mon-Thurs 4-7 pm). • All cocktails £5 • Pints £3.50 • Bottles of house wine £12.50 • Bottles of Prosecco £18 ACCESSIBILITY Tibits is a wheelchair-accessible venue with a lift to the basement (where we'll be) and a wheelchair-accessible toilet. However, the lift is a little hidden, so please ask staff. (A member of staff will usually greet customers as they enter.) FREE MEMBERSHIP. FREE ATTENDANCE. We're keen to ensure that cost is never a barrier to attendance - either for vegans on a low-income, or for non-vegans who don't want to pay to learn more about veganism. Therefore, we never charge for membership or attendance. But that doesn't mean that our group or our events don't cost us anything to run! So if you'd like to (and are able to) support our events and future projects, you can find out how to do so here: https://londonveganmeetup.co.uk/donations

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