International Vegetarian and Vegan Festivals Calendar 2014-15

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There are vegetarian and vegan festivals in many countries. Now you can visit a new town or country, enjoy every meal, make new friends, and have a fantastic time! (last updated 16 October 2014)

West Midlands Vegan Festival, Birmingham, England, 25 October 2014

Saturday 10.00-18.00 at The Wolves Civic, North Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RQ. Gigantic vegan festival on the edge of Birmingham, home of the Vegan Society, in the centre of England. www.veganmidlands.org.uk/festival

Huddersfield World Vegan Day Fair, West Yorkshire England, 1 November 2014

Saturday 10.00-14.00 at Kirklees Markets, Queensgate Market, HD1 2UJ. Facebook Huddersfield World Vegan Day Fair

2nd North East Vegan Festival, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, 2 November 2014

Sunday 10.00-18.00 at the Stadium of Light, home of Sunderland football club, SR5 1SU. www.northeastveganfestival.co.uk and Facebook North East Vegan Festival

Southwest Christmas without Cruelty Festival, Plymouth, England, 22 November 2014

Saturday 10.00-16.15 at Exeter Corn Exchange, George Street Exeter, EX1 1BU. Organised by Animal Aid. 40 stalls, vegetarian restaurant, chance to meet special guest the new Green Party MEP for the South-West Molly Scott-Cato. www.animalaid.org.uk

42nd International Vegetarian Union VegFest, Dubai, UAE, 25-27 November 2014

11.00-18.00 at Hall 4, Dubai International Exhibition and Conference Centre, DWTC Dubai. Within the Middle East Natural and Organics Products Exhibition.

www.meveg.net/351797585

Viva! Incredible Vegan Christmas Show, Bristol, England, 29 November 2014

Saturday 10.30-16.00 at Bristol City Hall, College Green BS1 5TR. A celebration of all things vegan; campaigns, merchandise and resources from Viva! with free food tastings, cookery demonstrations and talks. Over thirty cruelty-free stalls from animal charities and vegan companies. Free entry. www.viva.org.uk/veganchristmasshow

Animal Aid Christmas Vegan, London, England, 7 December 2014

Sunday 10.00-17.00 at Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX. (opposite High Street Kensington tube station) Admission £2, children under 11 free. Campaign groups, ethical traders, vegan food. Almost 100 stalls selling vegan food, cakes, chocolates, Fairtrade crafts and jewellery, cosmetics, recycled goods, environmentally friendly clothing, non-leather boots and shoes, seasonal cards and gifts. Celebrity auction, talks, videos, fun events for all the family. Speakers include Green MP Caroline Lucas and Peter Tatchell. www.animalaid.org.uk and Facebook Animal Aid Christmas Fayre

World Vegan Summit and Expo, Marina del Rey, Southern California, USA, 20-22 March 2015

Friday 10.00 to Sunday 17.30 at Marina del Rey Marriott, a few blocks from Venice Beach, Los Angeles. Grassroots abolitionist vegan event with a focus on advocacy and activism. Speakers include Gary Francione and Philip Wollen. Music, vegan organic food. Organised by Bob Linden of Go Vegan Radio
www.WorldVeganSummit.com and Facebook World Vegan Summit

VegFest Brighton, England, 28-29 March 2015

Sat 11.00-19.00, Sun 11.00-18.00 at Brighton Centre BN1 2GR. 160 stalls. Hemp Expo. Food Village. UK Vegan Comedy Festival. Party Political Conference (Election Special). Global Food Sustainability Conference. LifeWell Hub. Talks, cookery demos, kids cookery classes, performances, films and other entertainment.

brighton.vegfest.co.uk

Live A Better Life, Liverpool, England, 11 April 2015

Saturday 10.00-16.00 at The Black-E centre, Great George Street L1 5EW. £1 entry, under-5 free. 100 stalls offering everything from vegan food to natural beauty and healthy living to Fairtrade clothes. Vegan cookery demonstrations, film screenings, talks. www.liveabetterlife.org.uk and Facebook Live A Better Life Fair - Liverpool

Manchester Vegan Fair, England, 16 May 2015

Saturday 11.00-17.00 at Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Lane, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9DJ. Two function rooms with stalls, an eating area and a separate room for talks and films. Outside hot food vendors, rickshaw rides, circus skills, poets, live music, yoga. veganorganic.net/manchester-vegan-fair

VegFest Bristol, England, 23-24 May 2015

Huge city centre vegan festival outside and in tents.
Saturday 11.00-22.00, Sunday 11.00-21.00. £3 before 5pm, £5 after 5pm. Under-16 free. bristol.vegfest.co.uk

The Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival, 13 June 2015

Saturday 10.00-18.00 at Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow LS1 3AD. 5 minute walk from train station. 150 stalls, free samples, Live cookery demos, presentations, activities for children and workshops. £2 entry, under-16 free. www.yorkshireveganfestival.com and Facebook The Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival 2015

2nd Newcastle Vegan Festival, England, 4 July 2015

Saturday 10.00-18.00 at CastleGate, Newcaste upon Tyne, NE1 2JQ 150 stalls, speakers such as Neil Robinson, films. www.veganfestival.co.uk and Facebook Newcastle Vegan Festival

Vegan Camp, Essex, England 20 July - 3 August 2015

At Mersea Island. Come for any length of time from a day visit to the full two weeks. Camp, stay in luxury holiday accommodation, or nearby in hotels, guesthouses or hostels. Activities could include communal meals, singing, going to the beach, walks in the countryside, picnics, visiting local places, circus skills workshops, first aid lessons, raw and wild food workshops, rock climbing, surfing, orienteering, meditation, talent shows, yoga etc. Children welcome. www.vegancamp.co.uk

Northern Vegan Festival, Manchester, England, 17 October 2015

Saturday 10.00-18.00 in the city centre for a much bigger 4 venue version of the 2013 festival. At Sachas Hotel, Tib Street M4 1SH with 94 stalls, talks, cookery demos, speed meeting, speed dating, musicians. Also at the Methodist Church Central Hall, Oldham Street M1 1JQ behind the hotel with 57 stalls. And at V Revolution Vegan Cafe at 88 Oldham Street M4 1LF with films all day (note the cafe may be moving to premises nearby). And until 3am at the Thirsty Scholar vegetarian pub, 50 New Wakefield Street M1 5NP with a vegan beer and cider festival. northernveganfestival.com and Facebook Northern Vegan Festival

Calendar of vegan outreach events in the UK

compiled by Veggies Catering Campaign www.veggies.org.uk/arc.php?output=vegan

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