The Retreat ANIMAL SANCTUARY – Halloween OPEN DAY last of the year 2018

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The Retreat ANIMAL SANCTUARY – Halloween OPEN DAY last of the year 2018 The Retreat was absolutely heaving with people attending the last open day of the year. The event centered around key activities and areas for both Families and adults. Awganica (alkaline Veganism), Rudy and the Heavy Weathers, Reading Animal Rights, Halloween kids disco, The Animal Charity Shop, Cafe, Food stalls, Clothing, Jewelry and accessories updated on the piglets, kiss a cow, new cattery, information room with take away leaflets to raise awareness of animal rights, and guided tours for the other animals further out from the centre hub. … Continue reading

Television the drug of a nation – what’s on the BOX with Michael Green

Television the drug of a nation – what’s on the BOX with Michael Green Take a walk one day down Marine Parade, past Eastbourne Pier and the Chippy and look out to the waters edge, you may well see a Man working fervently on a painting. It might not be a canvas that he’s painting, it might be an old PC, a car windscreen, a shop mannequin, a bit of drift wood, a crate, an old camera,a powder puff, or even a television set… Wherever he is painting he captures the angles and adjusts so that so looking straight on … Continue reading

NOW that’s what I call MUSIC – VEGSTOCK 2018 – An Interview with Queen V

NOW that’s what I call MUSIC – VEGSTOCK 2018 – An Interview with Queen V 2018 saw the return to centre stage of the “Chanson Engagé” with the launch of VEGSTOCK festival. The brain child of singer / songwriter Queen V, the festival brought together Vegan music artists to carve out a place in the music industry to profile the vegan music scene. VEGSTOCK 2018 festival rolled out at the Piano Works in Farringdon. The line-up consisted of 12 vegan acts in total, 11 bands and 1 DJ. As in all things Vegan they stepped up the festival game, The … Continue reading

The Retreat 6th Anniversary weekend – BORN FREE two litter of PIGLETS

The Retreat 6th Anniversary weekend – BORN FREE two litter of PIGLETS The sixth anniversary weekend at the retreat was packed with people from all over the globe, activists and animal lovers who had travelled from Toronto from Belfast amongst other places to enjoy events, good company, great food and music and of course to spend time with the animals living at The Retreat. The Retreat is unique,  as a fully vegan animal rescue the volunteers are clear on the value of their work and the whole operation is ethically excellent. with Over 1250 animals currently in their care, the … Continue reading

Philip McCulloch-Downs – Sagra del Seitan 2018 XI Edizione – BIG ART INTERNATIONAL

Philip McCulloch-Downs – Sagra del Seitan 2018 XI Edizione – BIG ART INTERNATIONAL When we are talking BIG art, We are talking art  beamed onto a massive screen creating an immersive multimedia experience, exposing the 6,000+  attendees to the hidden victims of animal agriculture. The BIG art show featured many Philip McCulloch-Downs’ incredibly detailed and moving pieces,  two of the many pieces that were in the show are pictured in the above –  ‘The forgotten’ and ‘Motherhood’. The event was extremely visually engaging centered by the immersive multimedia event called “Made for the Animals 2.0”, with works by many vegan artists as well as … Continue reading

Talks at The Retreat – 6th Anniversary FRACKING FOUR , ANIMAL RIGHTS, RBE

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Talks at The Retreat – 6th Anniversary FRACKING FOUR , ANIMAL RIGHTS, RBE The 6th anniversary weekend at the retreat was packed with Open day activities including talks on this weeks headline news regarding the incarceration of the Fracking Four along with related material regarding Animal Rights, references to the late John Harris  and the Resource Based Economy. The talk revolved around Simon Roscoe Blevins public address letter which we had been presenting in the tube earlier that week. We are shocked and saddened at the 16 month jail sentences that the #FrackFreeFour have received. This is wholly disproportionate to their truck … Continue reading

NO MONEY NO HONEY – The “Supersize me” Bee project in every store near YOU

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NO MONEY NO HONEY – The “Supersize me” Bee project in every store near YOU “As a child there were wild hives in the forest, they were started mostly with drilled long bore holes in cut off blocks tied nailed to the trees, sometimes a hollowed branches bundle with indents around  half a foot long for the bees to lay larvae on,….. the wild hives the forest..those things, those days are gone…” “After a while you would notice the start of hives around the boxes and bundles, over a year or two they would swell to full active vibrant communities, … Continue reading

CAROL HODGE – Hold on to that Flame – New Release – PUNK BALLAD URBAN SOLO ALBUM

CAROL HODGE – Hold on to that Flame – New Release – PUNK BALLAD URBAN SOLO ALBUM Punk Ballad Urban Vocal crafter and pianist Carol His back on the Manchester music scene with a new punk power ballad album of strong tracks that has taken reflection and time in the making. She is constantly on projects, so whats new ? (Carol Hodge is a well known face on the Manchester music scene, performing solo as singer/pianist Crystal Grenade. She is also backing vocalist and pianist for Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life, and provided female vocals on CRASS songs for The Last … Continue reading

Animal Rescue Workers talk at The Retreat Animal Sanctuary – Registered CHARITY 1105654

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Animal Rescue Workers talk at The Retreat Animal Sanctuary – Registered CHARITY 1105654 Deep in the heart of the Kent Countryside, lies The Retreat Animal Sanctuary. The Retreat is the last chance saloon for saving Animals that have been victims of abuse, neglect, Privation, Malnourishment and all manner of mistreatment in and around the ferociously intensive and without exception, unethical animal agriculture for profit industry. As well as Animal Rescue work, the site is a hub of social engagement, on open days giving people the change to connect and spend time with the rescue animals as well as running a … Continue reading

Philip Downs in Print – Mother Nature’s Fantasy Masterpiece light in a dark place – The Curious Tale of Otto and Trinity Small

Philip Downs in Print – Mother Nature’s Fantasy Masterpiece light in a dark place – The Curious Tale of Otto and Trinity Small Philip Downs, an accomplished artist with 19 books under his belt explores elements of living in harmony with nature, the oppressive and negative effects of organised religion, and of the long-lasting effects of kind hearts and innocence in a dark and troubled world. In a world of ever accelerating consumerism and unchecked forced and unethical brand marketing dark times lie ahead of us, in making the right choices for the planet, for our communities and the land we  … Continue reading