U.K. Vegan Event Schedule for 2008 / 2009


Bristol, U.K. – from Yaoh ~ There are a number of vegan events now confirmed for 2008/2009, including the brand new Brighton Vegan Fayre on March 21st 2009 at The Brighton Centre, and the dates for the Bristol Vegan Fayre 09 have also been confirmed as May 30th and 31st 09 at The Amphitheatre and Waterfront square Bristol. Both these events will be open for bookings etc from September 7th 08, and new websites are currently being prepared for both these events. Meanwhile you can get more information about both Brighton and Bristol from Yaoh on 0117 9239053.  Before that there are several other notable events including …

… the Oxford free vegan food fair at Wesley Memorial Church Hall Oxford on Sat August 16th (stalls might still be available – contact Rachel on 01865 717839)

The world famous London Vegan Festival is on September 7th 08 at Kensington Town hall – please email robandal55@googlemail.com for more info especially about last minute stalls, and see the website for more info too – www.vegancampaigns.org.uk/festival

Then there’s the 5th annual Festival of Life on Sat 27th Sept 08 at the Conway Hall – celebrating all things living, raw and vegan – more info from www.festivaloflife.net including info about last minute stalls. And on the same day in Portsmouth the hugely successful Incredible Veggie Roadshows continue at The Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, organised by Viva! – see http://www.viva.org.uk/roadshows08/portsmouth.html for more info and contact Angie if interested in getting involved on 0117 9441000

The West Midlands Vegan Festival is set to take place on World Vegan Day (November the 1st 08).  The prominent date is expected to draw extra crowds and gain the event extra publicity.  The festival is being held in the Wulfrun Hall, part of Wolverhampton Civic Hall in the city centre which has good train and bus links.  There are still stalls left for ethical business, do get in touch for information. The event will feature 40-50 stalls, program of talks, raffle, presentation of the Vegan Society Awards on the stage, hot food and bar area. For further information and bookings contact Midland Vegan Campaigns 01527 458395 info@veganmidlands.org.uk  www.veganmidlands.org.uk    http://www.midlandsveganfestival.org.uk

Saturday 29 November 2008, 10.30am-4.30pm at the Broadmead Baptist Church, sees the Bristol Incredible Veggie Roadshow (next to Broadmead Tesco Metro – access via Union Street) – again organised by Viva – see http://www.viva.org.uk/roadshows08/bristol.html

The superb Animal Aid Christmas Without Cruelty London event is on Sunday November 30th 08 at the usual venue – Kensington Town Hall in London. There is usually a waiting list for stalls here but you might be lucky if you get in touch with Mary at Animal Aid on 01732 364546 or email info@animalaid.org.uk

Animal Aid's South West Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre in Exeter at The Corn Exchange is on Saturday 6 December 2008, stalls might be available if you contact the organiser Mark Gold on 01395-579353 or email mark.54.gold@googlemail.com

The East Midlands Vegan Festival is on Sat 13th December 2008 in Nottingham, organised by the marvellous Veggies crew, and stalls are available from them on 0845 4589595 . more info on their website www.eastmidlandsveganfestival.co.uk

Heading into 2009, the first ever Brighton Vegan Fayre makes its appearance at the high profile Brighton Centre on Saturday March 21st for one day only in what promises to be a flamboyant, exciting and hugely entertaining mix of all things vegan, and best of all its all in aid of Vegfam, to try and raise awareness of their Gimme 5 campaign which started this year, as well as funds. Contact Yaoh for more info, website live in September 08, bookings available from September 7th 08

Things hot up further on Saturday 18 April 2009, 10am-6pm at The Royal Horticultural Halls, Lawrence Hall & Conference Centre, Greycoat Street, London SW1P 2QD for the huge London Incredible Veggie Roadshow, organised by Viva!. Stalls are now available for this event – please contact Angie on 0117 9441000 for more information about this excellent event.

And then the big one – the 7th annual Bristol Vegan Fayre, once again spread over 2 days and in aid of Vegfam – dates have been confirmed for May 30th and 31st 2009, with more news plus info about how to book from September 7th 08 – see www.yaoh.co.uk for piccies of the 2008 show as well as updates in early September, or contact Tim on 0117 9239053 for the latest info.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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