VegfestUK Brighton – Not just a load of old lentils!


VegfestUK Brighton on March 19th may be one of Europe’s biggest veggie events – but it’s a lot more than just a load of old lentils, with a full lineup of music, plays and films to entertain the 2000 + visitors to the show, as well as talks and cookery demos to add the 100 stalls and caterers.

The lineup includes a live appearance from The Phoenix Rose, a band with a social and green message that is creating a stir at festivals across the UK, with their new single ‘Sick and Tired’ out this spring, plus another band with some excellent credentials, Luminous Frenzy, whose lineup boasts one of the UK’s top 100 female DJ’s and the drummer from The Only Ones. Both bands will be playing unplugged and all the members of the bands follow a vegan lifestyle …

And before that, world famous contortionist Mr. Rubber Ritchie will be putting in a couple of appearances in various guises to thrill kids and adults of all ages with his amazing flexibility, and then there is a reading of a new play called ‘Beef’ that deals with some of the issues around the vegan lifestyle in a humorous, challenging and original fashion, designed to entertain on all levels.

But probably the highlight of the entertainments during the day is a screening of the full length colour feature film Bold Native, which is made in the USA and features a fictional story based round an animal rights activist involved in the liberation of animals. The film, although fictional, is made by people from within the animal rights movement and it provides a stunning insight into the world of AR – essential viewing for people of all backgrounds.

The talks and cookery demos focus largely on healthy living and tantalizing vegan recipes designed to seduce even the most hardened sceptic, and are likely to be packed as the public seeks more information about the benefits of a plant based lifestyle.

And with over 100 stalls crammed full of the latest produce including fashion, food, body care, information and campaigners, plus some outstanding caterers with food including Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern, Spanish and UK, and an all day licensed bar, there’s something for everyone and certainly  a lot more than just a load of old lentils!

VegfestUK Brighton is on Saturday March 19th from 11am – 7pm at The Hove Centre. Norton Road Hove BN3 4AH.

Admission is FREE to the public.

For more information visit the website

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Alisa is the founder of, 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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