It's September 5th already, just one month until the massive vegan extravaganza of VegFest London on October 5th and 6th. The two day event is on at Kensington Olympia and features headline comedy from Dave Spikey and Lucy Porter, music from Macka B, guests like Melissa Morgan and Scott Jurek, plus scores and scores of stalls. There'll be loads of vegan food on offer, live cookery demos, talks, presentations, workshops and entertainment. It's the vegan event of the year, and we'll be there:
Voting is now open for the 10th Anniversary VegFestUK Awards. Categories include Best Caterer, Best City for Vegans, Best Place to Eat... and Best Vegan Blogger. Veganoo is pleased to report that we've been nominated in the latter category... more on that below. Voting runs until September 15th and the winners will be announced at London VegFest on October 5th/6th (at London Olympia):
This Sunday, Dec 2nd, Christmas Without Cruelty. The event takes place at Kensington Town Hall from 10am until 5pm. The annual Christmas Fayre is a big vegan festival with stalls, talks, workshops, competitions and more. The fayre is an excellent place to stock up on cruelty-free Christmas food and gifts. More than 95 stalls have been confirmed, hosting everyone from Ms Cupcake to the Vegan Runners. Admission to the fayre costs £2:
|Bristol Vegfest 2012|
Brighton and Bristol Vegfest dates have been revealed for next year. The UK's biggest vegan festivals will be held in Brighton in March, and Bristol in May.
The dates for the VegfestUK shows in 2013 are as follows:
Brighton - March 16th 17th - website now live www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk
Bristol - May 24th 25th 26th - website now live www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk
It's October already and that means it's only a few short weeks until this year's bigger and better West Midlands Vegan Festival takes place in Wolverhampton. The festival has expanded again and will now take place in two large halls, with 6 smaller rooms for talks and demos. Upwards of 2000 people are expected to attend and we'll be there to bring you news and photos from the event.
Returning for the sixth year with a brand new venue for 2012 is Leicester Vegan Fair. The event takes place on Saturday August 11th at Avenue Primary School, just behind the University. Stalls confirmed so far are Currant Affairs catering, All About Daisy, Animal Aid, Animal Equality, Athene Skincare, Bo's Kitchen, Bohemian Chic Minerals, Chocs That Rock, Create a Goodlife, Green and Pleasant, Leicester Vegetarian and Vegan Group and the Ethics and Health Foundation. The event runs from 10:30am until 3:30pm. Full flyer after the break...
The 2012 festival is scheduled for Saturday 27th October at Wolverhampton Civic Centre. The event will have over 100 stalls filling two large halls and will run from 11am until 6pm this year.
For the latest information, ignore the web address on the printed flyers (which is out of date) and visit:
or see the facebook page:
What matters more than numbers is that thousands of people, vegan or not (yet) walked away from a weekend in Bristol with a fantastic impression of what it's like to be vegan - it's all eating, drinking, dancing and getting sunburnt!
This was a truly great festival and thanks must go to the organisers and also to the sponsors (Redwood Foods) who gave us all of this for free this year. The weather certainly helped, but with a robust programme, a great venue and some big name headline acts, success was assured. Here's our round up of VegFest Bristol 2012 on veganoo:
- Check out our Finley Quaye video over on YouTube
The traditional British summer Sunday...Pimms, Strawberries, Ice Cream...vegan style! We're leading with three photos of the laid back Sunday morning atmosphere of day 3 at VegFest, which go to show why this is the greatest vegan show on earth. Where else would you find a vegan ice cream stall, a vegan strawberries and cream stall and a Pimms over ice stall all in one place?
The Sunday music was just as laid back, with Anthea Neads & Andy Prince kicking off proceedings for the afternoon.
UPDATED: Finley Quaye live on stage this evening at VegFest Bristol. The headline act attracted a capacity crowd and queues to get in to the festival site reached across Millennium Square.
The amphitheatre at Waterfront Square filled to bursting for the evening performances.
The world's biggest vegan festival got underway today at Bristol (UK) with crowds gathering in the early summer heat for 3 days of music, food and revelry. The event kicked off at 2pm this afternoon and saw festival goers entertained by live bands on the harbourside from afternoon until evening. The weekend is headlined by Finley Quaye tomorrow night (Saturday, 7:30pm). The unexpected May sunshine ensured everyone was in high spirits, although shade was in short supply in the open amphitheatre at Waterfront Square.
|The Magnus Puto get people dancing|
|VegFest Bristol. Photo courtesy geometricapartments.com|
UPDATED: Read our review of VegFest 2012 Bristol
It's May already, which means VegFest Bristol is just 4 weeks away. The annual vegan extravaganza is billed as 'the world's biggest vegan event' and features three days of stalls, shows, talks, food, music and more.
Entry to the festival is free this year, including access to the headline music acts and the comedy hours. Highlights include Ready Steady Chef live cooking shows, a daily Happy Hour with stall discounts, an extensive comedy line-up and Finley Quaye headlining on Saturday night.
Veganoo will be on scene to bring you news and photos from the 3 day event.
Event Details as follows...