VegfestUK ebulletin Valentines Day February 2013 Special Edition…

Welcome to our special Valentine's Day 2013 VegfestUK ebulletin - and today we celebrate the launch or our new show in London on October 5th 6th at Kensington Olympia. The website goes live today and ticket go on sale today too for what is our most ambitious and extensive dedicated veggie show to date. We also bring you updates on our sell - out Brighton event, and Bristol's 10th birthday with Happy Mondays and Caravan Palace, plus some news of some super other events happening this year in the UK. And in the wake of the horseburger scandal (although we are sure there is more to come yet), a big warm welcome to any new readers who are seriously considering reducing their meat and dairy intake and replacing with plant based options - wise move, we say. It's a love thing...


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VegfestUK London October 5th 6th - website now live

Big warm welcome to everyone for our brand new show in London at the world famous Kensington Olympia. We are in the recently completed West Halls, with both ground floor and first floor with a total of nearly 7,800 SqM of prime exhibition space. Comedian Dave Spikey is our main guest, along with a host of speakers, celebrities and entertainers including comedian Andrew O Neil, chef Chad Sarno, athlete Fiona Oakes, musician Mack B, nutritionists Yvonne Bishop Weston, Christine Bailey and Julie Silver, Actress Roxy Shahidi, and presenters Janey Lee Grace and Dale Pinnock, with many more to be announced. See the website www.london.vegfest.co.uk for details and updates.

VegfestUK London - Tickets on Sale Buy One Get One Free!

Tickets are now on sale from www.theticketsellers.co.uk for the London event - and advance tickets are currently Buy One Get One Free for a limited period only. Admission is £10 adults, £6 claimants, £2 Kids under 14 each day. The BOGOF offer includes options to come either or both days, on your own or with a partner/friend etc. Tickets will also be on sale on the day subject to availability, there is a strict capacity for this event and may well sell out, so advance ticket purchase is strongly advised especially if you are travelling (and especially if you want the BOGOF special offer!!) Full information here http://london.vegfest.co.uk/tickets

VegfestUK London - Stalls available 21st Feb, 10% earlybird discount available

Stalls are in hot demand already for London, especially prime positions, and bookings go live online Feb 21st. There are special rates for charities and small traders, and even better news, there is a 10% discount if you book and pay before the end of March 2013, ensuring one of the best spots at the cheapest prices. The offer applies to marketing and sponsorship opportunities too, so a great time to book in http://london.vegfest.co.uk/book-a-stall

VegfestUK Brighton - it's a sell out!

All the stalls for VegfestUK Brighton on March 16th 17th have now sold out a month before the show, with 135 stallholders spread over 3 floors at The Hove Centre. There's already a waiting list growing, and we could probably sell another 20 - 30 pitches for this event, such is the demand from vegan and veggie businesses, charities and organisations these days for our events. You can read all about the Brighton event by downloading the 48 page programme which has all the info and what's on, who, where and when listed, plus loads more - please do forward to friends and colleagues and remember admission is FREE to the public - with Sunday Family day and full of kids activities http://brighton.vegfest.co.uk/programme

VegfestUK Bristol May 24th - 26th - Tickets on sale on special offer until the end of the month

Happy Mondays, The Farm, 808 State and Peter Hook (New Order/Joy Division) headline Saturday, and Caravan Palace, Kitten & The Hip and The Boxettes headline on Friday - admission for these evening sessions is by ADVANCE TICKET ONLY, and they are on sale priced £25 + fees for Saturday, and £15 + fees for Friday. If you buy before the end of February take advantage of our earlybird special Buy One Get One Half Price and save yourself a few quid on these memorable lineups as we celebrate our tenth birthday in style. There's also a Club Yeyo after hours party with Hooky on Saturday, priced £10. https://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/buy_tickets_old/events/?id=10025269&wlid=5670
Admission to the daytime event Saturday and all day Sunday is only £2 adults, £1 Kids, pay on gate. Sunday £2 price includes headline acts Macka B and The Abyssinians in the evening (£5 after 6pm)

VegfestUK Bristol - welcome to show sponsors OATLY

Oatly have joined us as Show Sponsors for this year - and a big warm welcome to Oatly, creator of the finest oat milk products. Oatly is a range of oat drinks and an oat alternative to cream made from completely natural plant based ingredients. The products are ideal for vegetarians, vegans and people who want to eat more healthily. The products are all dairy and soya free and contain the natural goodness of oats, including healthy oat fibre which is good for your heart. The range consists of Oatly Oat Drink enriched with calcium and vitamins, Oatly Organic Oat Drink made with organic Swedish oats, Oatly Chocolate Drink and an Oat Alternative to Cream. The products can be used in the same way as dairy milk or cream. www.oatly.co.uk

Other upcoming shows in 2013

There are loads of veggie and vegan shows coming in up in 2013 (apart from ours) - here's a brief summary of a few

March 23rd Vale of Evesham Vegan Fair admission free http://www.veganmidlands.org.uk/events/evesham13.html

April 13th Northern Vegan Festival 90 + stalls, talks, demos, admission only £1, stalls still available http://www.northernveganfestival.com/

June 7 - 9 V Delicious New show at London Olympia, part of the Allergy Show http://www.v-delicious.co.uk/

July 6th Birmingham Vegan Fair details to come - see www.veganmidlands.org.uk for updates

October 19th LABL Fair Liverpool - new show from the LABL team, with stalls now available www.liveabetterlife.org.uk

October 26th West Midlands Vegan Festival http://www.veganmidlands.org.uk/festival/home.html

December 8th Animal Aid Xmas Show much loved show, long running and stalls in hot demand - contact them early to ensure you avoid disappointment as this show sells out for stalls http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/ACTIVE/events_diary/ALL/

Vegfest UK on Twitter

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VegfestUK: Tickets now on sale for VegfestUK London October 5th 6th 2013, starring Dave Spikey + a whole lot more. Tickets... t.co/68DaOduQ

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Oatly

Oatly is a range of oat drinks and an oat alternative to cream made from completely natural plant based ingredients. The products are ideal for vegetarians, vegans and people who want to eat more healthily. The products are all dairy and soya free and contain the natural goodness of oats, including healthy oat fibre which is good for your heart.

The range consists of Oatly Oat Drink enriched with calcium and vitamins, Oatly Organic Oat Drink made with organic Swedish oats, Oatly Chocolate Drink and an Oat Alternative to Cream. The products can be used in the same way as dairy milk or cream.

The oat drinks are naturally low in saturated fat and are delicious on their own - hot or cold, or poured over cereal, in porridge, for making milkshakes and smoothies and also white sauces. The oat alternative to cream is perfect for pouring and cooking, and contains fewer calories and is lower in fat than dairy cream.

The products are made from the finest Swedish oats and contain no sweeteners, artificial flavours or preservatives. All products except the Chocolate Drink contain no added sugar. Oatly's current range is ambient and the products are available in major supermarkets.

Talk to us on Twitter @OatlyUK, become part of the Oatly family on Facebook and check out the website www.oatly.co.uk.


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Sun Chlorella

Sun Chlorella Corporation prides itself in the leading the way into researching the many benefits of chlorella as a food supplement. For over 40 years Sun Chlorella has been at the forefront of research and development of chlorella, a wonderful natural wholefood. Sun Chlorella® "A" tablets are the best-selling chlorella supplements in Japan. Our unique patented Dyno-Mill process pulverises the chlorella's cell walls, thereby solving the problem of tough cell walls that can hinder digestion and absorption. www.sunchlorella.co.uk


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Vegusto

Vegusto is a range of 100% plant-based dairy free Swiss Award Winning palm oil free Cheeses ,as well as wide range of plant-based protein products including sausages, burgers, ham, minced meat, meat loaf or tasty roasts. We feel this is the perfect range of products that are suitable for customers with specific dietary needs including dairy intolerance, low cholesterol foods and vegans/vegetarian. Made to the highest standards using high quality ingredients free of artificial colors, preservatives, and flavorings Vegusto products are the perfect Vegan range. www.vegusto.co.uk


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FRY'S

FRY'S entire range of vegan products are now available from 3663 - the biggest food service supplier in the UK. The FRY'S range includes tons of fantastic products including Chicken Style Strips & Vegetarian Polony, and some completely awesome new pies too. If you have contact with any schools, hotels, colleges, universities, hospitals, cafes, leisure centres, etc, please ask the catering manager if they are supplied by 3663 and, if so, request that they order FRY'S products to add to their range. www.frysdistribution.com


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Redwood Foods

Redwood Foods have a large range of meat free products available, as well as vegan cheeses and a host of new products including desserts, chocolates and specialist oils. Always innovative and ground breaking, Redwood are one of the firms that makes going and staying vegan so simple. You can catch them at lots of shows with loads of free samples as well as the opportunity to tuck into their burgers and sausages for a delicious lunch. www.redwoodfoods.co.uk


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Bute Island

Bute Island have created the incredible Sheese - the very tasty, very realistic vegan alternative to cheese. They began life in 1988 and almost 25 years later there are now 9 exciting flavours of hard dairy-free cheese and 5 flavours of 100% non-dairy cream cheese - plus all of their styles are 100% Kosher and Pareve. Delicious on pizza, in cheese sauces and on toast and in sandwiches, these Sheeses are not to be missed out on. Check out their new melty versions www.buteisland.com


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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. Their clients include The Vegan Society, Viridian Nutrition and Yaoh. For information or a free quote, contact Ian or Jenny Liddle on 01761 413 022, zippy@excellart.co.uk, visit www.excellart.co.uk or www.twitter.com/excellart.


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