The Vegfest Express bulletin - February 2016 edition
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Hi everybody,

It's only just over 1 week left before our first show of the year at the Brighton Centre on February 27th 28th 2016, and needless to say the VegfestUK office is heaving with excitement and activity as we seek to get the year off to a flying start with a superb event on offer for our visitors.

Advance ticket sales have been fantastic, and coupled with over 200 stalls and a range of excellent speakers and entertainers gracing the VegfestUK stage, visitors can look forward to an excellent hub of food, education, socialising and fun all under one roof.

With also our Bristol, London and Scotland shows coming up later in the year, dedicated followers of the vegan philosophy will never have more to look forward to!

Event programme for VegfestUK Brighton now available to view online

The eagerly anticipated event programme for the upcoming VegfestUK Brighton is now available to view online at:

Please share this around with all your pals and invite them to the event via links below:

Advance ticket purchase link -
Facebook event page -

Find out more about what's on at VegfestUK Brighton in these blogs:


Pig Freud Spring 2016 fundraiser for Vegan "Justice for All" Campaign

In the short space of 2 months after Pig Freud’s last stop at Vegfest Scotland for his Autumn Tour in 2015, Pig Freud is planning another fundraiser this Spring for an ambitious vegan billboard project in Bristol to convince many to go vegan, live vegan, stay vegan and teach vegan.

Join Pig Freud and help him raise £5,000 to create a really dynamic vegan billboard, bus stop and radio campaign in Bristol during May 2016 to help get meat, dairy, eggs and fish off the menu.

More on our pilot campaign TBA at Pig Freud's website, Facebook and Twitter

Crowdfunder to be launched very shortly...

The World Peace Diet UK Tour by Will Tuttle PhD - first ever!

LifeWell UK and VegfestUK are jointly bringing you the first-ever UK appearances by Dr. Will Tuttle this spring. A rare opportunity to spend an evening with one of the world's most celebrated author's of vegan advocacy!

Join a friendly and informal gathering for an inspiring and informative talk based on Dr. Tuttle's #1 best-selling book 'The World Peace Diet':

Birmingham - 29th Feb 2016
Bristol - 1st March 2016
London - 2nd March 2016

Click here for full details

''Justice for All" Vegan Radio Adverts hit Brighton

Some stunning vegan radio adverts are currently being aired across Brighton in the build-up to the huge VegfestUK Brighton 2 day vegan event on February 27th 28th at the Brighton Centre.  

Well known for being vegan friendly, even Brighton residents have been surprised by the tone and content of the adverts, which even include the sound of an electric shock as some pigs are ’killed’ on air. 

Click here to listen to the radio adverts

Tim Barford from VegfestUK on the Marc Carter show on BBC Radio Sussex

Tim Barford, organiser of VegfestUK, was on the Marc Carter show on BBC Radio Sussex, talking about veganism as a “justice for all” philosophy as well as the upcoming VegfestUK Brighton on February 27th 28th at the Brighton Centre.

Click here to listen to the interview

The Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights (in a Little Historical Context)

Much is made of the unique, ground-breaking, elements of The Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights. However, its major characteristics, abolitionism, sentience, and others are “borrowed” from Tom Regan and Peter Singer.

More details here

Bute Island Foods brings us smileys galore with their Vegan Sheese

Addicted to cheese?  But thinking about being vegan? Bute Island Foods provide sumptuous vegan alternatives to our cheese which is largely taken for granted in the Western diet. Whether you’re vegan or not, Bute Island Foods have a large range of their own Sheese brand of vegan cheese to suit a variety of tastes including even the most hard-core cheese addicts!

More details here

NEW Koko Dairy Free yogurt alternatives

Koko Dairy Free has launched an exciting range of dairy free yogurt alternatives from 1st February. The first retailer to stock is Morrisons, but other retailers are stocking by the end of February.

The range is dairy free, soya free and allergen free and you’ll be surprised just how much like regular yogurts they taste.

More details here

JASON Natural Care smoothing Coconut Body Care products

JĀSÖN® Coconut Oil Is A Perfect, All-Purpose Moisturizer. Rich In Nourishing Vitamin E And Antioxidant Polyphenols, This Melts-At-First-Touch Oil Delivers Unparalleled Care To Your Skin And Hair.

• Nourishes extremely dry, chapped skin
• Tames frizz and fly-aways
• Helps minimize hair breakage and split ends
• Smooths chapped lips
• Softens nail cuticles
• Soothes the drying effects from sun and wind

Check out all JASON's products at

VOLUNTEERS needed at VegfestUK Brighton 2016 - apply now!

VegfestUK welcomes volunteers to participate at our upcoming Brighton event on February 27th 28th 2016 at the Brighton Centre.

To apply for volunteering, please email with:
  • the day on which you prefer to volunteer
  • which roles you’d prefer
  • any constraints on hours of volunteering
More details here

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! A selection of advertising packages are available on the Vegfest Express as well as all Vegfest websites:

View advertising packages here

Green Gorilla

Come to the “Green Gorilla” stand at stall I2 at VegfestUK Brighton and taste some of our delicious raw treats. You can also read spiritual wisdom on “Right Life”.

Green Gorilla is a name the spiritual Teacher Adi Da Samraj gave. It is about our natural, free state of existence relative to diet and all of life. You can also read the Green Gorilla book written by Adi Da.
Victoria Boutenko has said, "Green Gorilla is an amazing book”. See you there!

Adventures in Fruit

Adventures in Fruit works closely with growers and farmers of fresh fruit, in Britain and around the world. Our aim is to promote and sample fresh, in-season fruit. Don't miss them at stalls H2, H3 and J8 at VegfestUK Brighton on both Saturday and Sunday!



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

Foods for Life

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

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

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 from around the world, interviews and articles. It is also home of Vegan Families, an open space for families raising vegan children to share experiences and recipes.

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.
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