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The Vegfest Express bulletin - September 2015 edition
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Adrenaline pumping for VegfestUK, the Vegfest Express and pink fluffy pig Pig Freud as we're gearing up for a very busy Autumn with lots of interesting activities lined up:
 

Vegfest Scotland 2015 advance tickets now on sale


Super-uplifting moment as advance tickets for the first-ever Vegfest in Scotland have just gone ON SALE!

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE till Nov 15th
BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE till Dec 3rd

What are you waiting for? Snap up your tickets now at:

www.vegfestscotland.com/admission
 

BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE offers on advance tickets for VegfestUK London ending Oct 3rd


Not long now until the BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE offers end...

Advance tickets are: £10 for adults and £6 for students/claimants/OAP’s, plus small booking fees

BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE till October 3rd midnight 

Get your advance tickets now at: www.london.vegfest.co.uk/ticket-info

View event programme for VegfestUK London online now


If you'd like to find out all the activities taking place at VegfestUK London 2015, make sure to view the event programme available online at:

www.london.vegfest.co.uk/programme

and make sure to share this far and wide!

Glorious Feast of Vegan Food awaits at #VegfestUKLondon2015 at Olympia London


Whether you love healthy food, street food, junk food, a mixture of everything, or you're just curious about what vegan food is like – we at VegfestUK provide something for all at our upcoming vegan food and lifestyle show at Olympia London (Central Hall Levels 1 & 3) on October 10th 11th 2015.

More on this story here
 

Voting for #VegfestUKAwards2015 now closed - results TBA at VegfestUK London


Big thanks to all of you who have participated in the voting for the #VegfestUKAwards2015! Voting for the awards is now closed and the results will be announced on Saturday October 10th 2015 at 5pm in the Main Auditorium (located at Level 3 of Olympia Central), as part of the huge VegfestUK London event over the whole weekend. Awards trophies will be given out by vegan comedian Jake Yapp.

More details in our blog here
 

POLL: Should ANIMAL EXPLOITATION be OUTLAWED?


Have your say now in our new poll here

Poll closes on World Animal Day October 4th at 6pm.
 

RESULTS from POLL on your FAVOURITE VEGAN COMEDIAN


Full results from our recent poll on who your favourite vegan comedian is are out:

See full poll results here

Thanks to all who voted!
 

RESULTS from POLL on effectiveness of SINGLE-ISSUE CAMPAIGNS


Full results from our recent poll on whether Single-Issue Campaigns are taking Animal Rights forwards / backwards are out:

See full poll results here

Thanks to all who voted!
 

RAW vs COOKED food debate at VegfestUK London


Many thanks to all of you who have cast your votes in the poll on your preferred balance of raw and cooked food in your diet.

Want to learn more about this subject? Come to the debate on Saturday October 10th 2015 at 1pm in the Health Summit Workshops room at Level 3 of Olympia Central

See full poll results and details about the debate here
 

Mature Zones for Seniors at VegfestUK London and Vegfest Scotland


We’re incorporating a Mature Zone at each of our next 2 shows at London and Scotland where people can enjoy vegan refreshments alongside an attractive array of vegan cakes, and listen in to presentations on topics such as ethical savings and living wills and other matters

Find out more in our blog here

 

Pig Freud Autumn 2015 Tour


Pink fluffy guitar-playing cartoon pig Pig Freud recently announced his first tour of the UK, with 6 dates during the autumn of 2015. Pig Freud will be opening a number of vegan events in the UK and Ireland, fundraising for grassroots regional vegan education projects in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand in the process. 

Find out full details in his blog here
 

Pig Freud warmed up nicely for upcoming Autumn tour


Pig Freud warmed up for his impending Autumn Tour of UK Vegan Festivals in style with a heart-rending performance with some well-known classic rock tunes, along with a clear underlying message of liberation for all animals on the planet.

Listen to his performance in our vlog here
 

Animal Aid sponsors Pig Freud Autumn tour


More good news for Pig Freud as Animal Aid, one of the UK’s largest and most established animal organisations, have announced their support and sponsorship for the upcoming Pig Freud tour of UK vegan festivals.

More details in our blog here

 

COOKERY DEMO opportunities available at #VegfestScotland2015


Passionate about vegan cooking? Want to showcase your culinary skills to impress any pre-vegans? Apply for cookery demo / living raw demo slots now at Vegfest Scotland 2015!

Find out how to apply here
 

FREE TICKETS in exchange for FLYERING for VEGFEST SCOTLAND (for limited period only)


FREE TICKETS to Vegfest Scotland are available for a limited period for those putting out our flyers and posters of this first-ever event on Scottish soil! 

See more in our blog here
 

VIVA! HEALTH SUMMIT continues at VEGFEST SCOTLAND


We’re thrilled to have Viva! – amongst Europe’s biggest vegan outreach organisations – hosting a Vegan Health Summit at our first-ever Vegfest Scotland event this year, after its debut at the upcoming VegfestUK London.

Find out more about the Viva! Health Summit here
 

History of Veganism exhibition at #VegfestScotland2015


The UK's first vegan festival History of Veganism exhibition will be brought to VegFest Scotland courtesy of the Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival where the exhibition made its debut earlier this year.

Find out more about this brand-new exhibition here
 

VEGFEST SCOTLAND STALLS UPDATE Sept 17th 2015


Exciting times ahead as we announce that 100 out of altogether 140 stalls at our inaugural Vegfest Scotland event are now sold. 

Details on booking a stall are here
 

VegfestUK back at Bristol Amphitheatre on May 21st 22nd 2016 - WEBSITE LIVE now for bookings!


The website for VegfestUK Bristol 2016 is now live for stall applications!

Floor plan
Stall prices
Advertising options
Sponsorship  packages  
Booking form    

10% earlybird discount available on stall bookings made and paid in full by the end of October 2015.
 

Shine your Light of Vegan Activism at The FxEctive Factor at VEGFESTUK BRIGHTON


The FxEctive Factor gives you a platform to showcase your chosen form of vegan activism in front of a panel of judges, with an array of awesome prizes up for grabs for winners at the end. 

Full details of this brand-new feature are here

We've got our first entry in musician Jack Dean - more about him here
 

The FxEctive Factor welcomes on board indie/folk musician Jack Dean


Having played guitar from his teenage years, Jack Dean has spent the past 2 years playing open mics and shows around his local music scene honing his craft and developing a vast back catalogue of socially conscious spoken word indie/folk songs.

More about Jack Dean here
 

Tim Barford (VegfestUK) – ‘’Being Vegan means a rejection of violence’’ on BBC Radio London Vanessa Feltz show


Tim Barford, manager of VegfestUK, was recently interviewed for 20 minutes by Vanessa Feltz on BBC London, going out to millions of listeners. Some tough questions from Vanessa but Tim answered all of them respectly and tactfully...
 

Listen to full interview here


 

INTERVIEW with VegfestUK manager Tim Barford on MAIN STREET VEGAN podcast


VegfestUK manager Tim Barford was invited onto Main Street Vegan podcast for a live interview with the lovely Victoria Moran, renowned author, speaker and vegan health educator from the USA:

Listen to full interview here
 

VEGAN – more than just a diet, it’s a social justice movement


Is veganism merely a dietary choice – where people choose not to consume animal products? Or is it a lifestyle choice where people choose not to wear animal products, use toiletries tested on animals, and refrain from going to circuses and such like? In fact – vegan is more than a diet, and even more than lifestyle – it’s a social justice movement...

More about the vegan philosophy is here
 

Teaching our children the real meaning of being kind towards animals, humans and the planet


Plenty of effort is spent these days by families to teach kids how to eat well and develop good habits in life that contribute to optimal health and wellbeing. These are certainly key ingredients for everyone to thrive and be happy. As people living side by side with other animals, however, do we not have a moral obligation to ensure that animals are protected from harm, abuse and violence – especially as they do not have a voice themselves?

Full article on this topic here

 

P.E.A. Awards have gone VEGAN!


The P.E.A. (People. Environment. Achievement.) Awards will mark its 5th birthday with an ALL-VEGAN MENU at a glitzy green carpet event, on Saturday 3rd October at the Brighton Centre. 
 

Full story in our blog here


 

Kent Vegan Festival - October 24th 2015


The first Kent Vegan Festival will be held on the 24th of October from 11am - 4pm at St. Peter's Methodist Church, St Peter's Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2BE.

The event aims to raise awareness about veganism as a holistic, healthy, environmentally sustainable and intrinsically non-violent way of life. 

Full event details here
 

CHELTENHAM VEGAN FAIR - October 31st 2015


New vegan fair coming to Cheltenham at the end of October, with an array of food stalls, charities, tattoo draw on top of some talks and workshops to highlight the virtues of being vegan:

Full details in our blog here
 

K-9 Angels Awards PUP AID 2015 Best in Show!


September 5th 2015 saw the welcome return of Pup Aid, now in its 6th year, and also now the world’s biggest and most well known puppy farm awareness social event. To top that off Pup Aid’s catering was 100% Vegan!!

Full review of the event here

 

LIFEFOOD shows raw food is about abundance not denial


One of Europe's leading raw food brands Lifefood, however, mixes health and fine taste with aplomb and offers guilt-free indulgence with their inventive, good-looking and irresistible range of 100% organic raw snacks. 

More about Lifefood here

 

Who needs dairy when there're Provamel's plant-based milks & desserts?


Dairy products have been a staple of the Western diet for many a year. But when we can enjoy Provamel’s supreme dairy-free milks and desserts based on soya, coconut, rice etc., it does make us wonder why on earth we need dairy at all in the first place?

Find out more about Provamel here
 

Healthy Meals in Minutes with TRIBEST kitchenware


Looking to achieve optimum health with your food choices, but struggling for time to conjure up elaborate recipes in the kitchen?  

The Tribest range of kitchen appliances is here to help you maximise your health and well-being with consummate ease. 

Find out more about Tribest here
 

Come and try PLAMIL FOODS vegan mayo and chocolate at VEGFESTUK LONDON


Mayonnaise & chocolate traditionally don’t go in the same sentence as vegan foods. However, Plamil Foods have for decades married these up with aplomb with their awesome array of mayo and chocs that are 100% vegan and completely free of animal-based ingredients.

More on Plamil Foods here
 

AQUAPAX Natural Mineral Water - with near perfect pH balance


What can we tell you about Aquapax Natural Mineral Water? Founded by a driven environmentalist, who learned a lot about water while responsible for tap water quality in the South East of England, www.aquapaxwater.com was the first UK / European brand to embrace a majority paper carton rather than plastic or glass to contain its truly pure (even suitable for babies) near perfect pH balanced natural water product. 

Find out more about Aquapax here
 

Brand-new Vegfest advertising packages now available


If you are a business with vegan products to launch and be seen by thousands of vegans looking for the hottest vegan produce in the UK, the Vegfest Express is just the right platform for you! Some new advertising packages are now available on the Vegfest Express as well as all Vegfest websites:

View advertising packages here
 

Bute Island Foods


Bute Island Foods is a vibrant young company, dedicated to making Vegan alternatives to dairy products. Run by a like minded team, BIF produces 9 delicious flavours of Vegan hard "Sheese" including Smoked, Strong and Medium Cheddar Styles, Mozzarella, Cheshire and tasty Blue Style.

Their entirely Vegan range is Kosher certified, gluten free and lactose-free. So whether for a lifestyle choice, because you're suffering from milk allergies - or just love animals - smile and say "Sheese!"

Also available is the new Vegan Deli range of 7 delicious continental mock meats and sausages that are 100% Vegan. These healthy, animal-free alternatives will totally wow your taste buds and give your favourite dishes a more authentic taste!

All of the Vegan Deli range can be enjoyed cold and is ideal for making your sandwiches more exciting, or used in cooking to pep up your stews and pasta sauces with Mortadela and spicy Chorizo sausages.

Find out more about Bute Island Foods here
 

Provamel


Provamel is a European pioneer in delicious organic plant-based foods. Our products are GMO-free, naturally lactose free, naturally free from animal fats, artifical flavourings, colours, pesticides and preservatives. The pure ingredients and their great taste are the real heroes in our products! The Provamel range fits perfectly in a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle and offers you the chance to discover a broad taste panorama and a plantscape of exciting products!. www.provamel.com/uk
 

Population Matters


Population Matters is a membership organization that promotes a sustainable family size and mindful consumption. Their vision is of a sustainable future with decent living standards, a healthy environment and a stable population size. Their goals include universal access to family planning, women's rights, nature conservation and global convergence in living standards. Population Matters also support sustainable development in developing countries, reduced per capita consumption in wealthy communities, and due consideration of the interaction of population size and government policies.

populationmatters.org 
 

Plamil Foods


Plamil Foods are a Private Limited Company making top quality tasty food for all, supplying consumers, retailers, wholesalers and food catering / manufacturing facilities worldwide. Plamil Foods passionately believe in producing food that is made to the highest standards possible. They are more than a ‘brand’, as they actually make products in their own factory, giving them the control over every aspect of production.

plamilfoods.co.uk
 

Nakd Wholefoods


Nakd snack bars are made from fruits & nuts lovingly 'smooshed' together to make a delicious healthy snack. With no added sugars or syrups, they are wheat, dairy and gluten free and 1 of your 5-a-day. Visit them and try their Nakd Protein Crunch bars with four flavours: Apple, Banana, Cocoa and Strawberry - these are amazing! Plus, their range of yummy TREK protein flapjacks made with gluten-free oats, varieties such as Cocoa Coconut and Morning Berry are sure to delight. 

naturalbalancefoods.co.uk 
 

Suma Wholefoods


Since 1977 Suma has evolved to become the UK's leading supplier of natural and organic food and drink. Today, they remain a workers' cooperative passionate about offering ethical food. They are a radical and progressive vegetarian business managed and owned by its dedicated workforce. They supply a huge range of fairly traded, ethical and organic products, which reflect their commitment to customer satisfaction and quality. Their product range is carefully selected to promote healthy and sustainable lifestyles, balancing customer needs with the needs of our planet. 

suma.coop
 

JĀSÖN Natural Care 


JĀSÖN Natural Care are the leading natural family brand in the UK. They've been around since 1959, offering natural care to families for three generations. Products are vegetarian and vegan friendly, and the whole range is BUAV certified. The range is made following the JASON Code of Honour: select safe, wholesome, natural ingredients; rigorously test every formula to ensure safety and efficacy; never test on animals; constantly innovate and improve. facebook.com/jasonnaturalcare 
 

Excellart


Excellart is a vegan-owned marketing and design agency with over 5 years of expertise in the vegan, vegetarian, ethical and organic trade. They specialise in PR, marketing advice, printed design, magazine design and websites. They can get your products into the hands of celebrities, onto television and radio and into national newspapers and magazines.

excellart.co.uk
 

VeggieVision


Online TV station full of inspirational videos on the veggie lifestyle, ranging from cookery videos to interviews with celebrities. VeggieVision now includes a dating website for veggies too!

veggievision.tv
veggievisiondating.com
 

Foods for Life


Brainchild of vegan cookbook author Tony Bishop-Weston, whose recent collection of healthy plant-based recipes sold out in record time. 

foodsforlife.co.uk
 

Vegan Life Magazine


Vegan Life Magazine is the first dedicated vegan magazine available on the UK’s newsstands. With features, fashion, product reviews, news, travel and of course delicious 100% vegan recipes, the magazine is a must for anyone who is already vegan, while helping those that aren’t, to adopt a meat free diet and compassionate lifestyle. Available from WHSmith, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, 100 of independent outlets and on subscription. Bringing Vegan into Vogue

veganlifemag.com
 

Food Festival Finder


The UK and Ireland’s largest and most comprehensive website for all food and drink events, including everything from festivals and farmers markets, to wine fairs and pop-up restaurants.  Also featuring a food blog filled with up-to-the-minute news, reviews  and competitions, this is a one-stop-shop for all your foodie needs.

foodfestivalfinder.co.uk 
 

All about Vegan Food


All About Vegan Food is a global website focused on spreading veganism and how easy it is to cook, eat, live and travel as a vegan. It features recipes, restaurants and products around the world, interviews and articles. Since March 2013, All About Vegan Food is also home of Vegan Package Swap, the first international vegan swap project that is connecting thousands of vegans who monthly swap packages full of vegan goodies.

allaboutveganfood.com
 

Friends Gazette


THOU shalt not kill! But where does the sixth commandment say 'humans'? Friends’ Gazette is an online magazine running exclusive news and features of the highest journalistic integrity geared for vegetarians and vegans. It promotes compassionate living and examines the logical next step - meditation and the inner journey. You won't find dogma, prejudice and arrogance here. Just information, impartiality and celebration.
 

My Green Directory


My Green Directory is an award winning online directory and information source that’s dedicated to helping you sustain your world. You’ll find 1000’s of environment focused companies listed, news from charities and conservation groups, events and festivals to attend, and even some offers and competitions too.

mygreendirectory.info
 

Vegetarian Guides

One of the world's leading publisher of vegetarian guidebooks. They publish vegetarian guidebooks to London, Britain and Europe, and mail order worldwide for guides to other countries, making it easy to find cruelty-free, healthy, planet-friendly food anywhere. As well as guidebooks, their website has links to useful websites for countries with no guidebook yet.

vegetarianguides.co.uk
 

London Vegan Meetup


Want to meet people in London? Enjoy great vegan food? Then we'd love to see you at the world's largest vegan social group! Completely free, and open to non-vegans as well as vegans. (We just ask that you eat vegan food only at our events.)

meetup.com/londonvegan
 

Vegetarian Living

Vegetarian Living celebrates the food that's in season, with some of the best chefs and food writers in the UK today. We strongly believe that meat-free cooking can be delicious, easy and healthy, and provide our readers with an inspiring array of recipes and features every month, underpinned by a passion for embracing a more sustainable and eco-friendly way of life.

vegetarianliving.co.uk
 
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