VegfestUK Bristol – Website now live

Europe’s biggest veggie/vegan event is now taking bookings for stalls and caterers and the website is now live – see www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk for all the information about this fantastic 3 day outdoor event in the heart of Bristol on May 27th 28th 29th 2011. Awesome. Admission is FREE to the public during the day (11am – 5.30pm) and then it becomes a pay event with headline acts from 6pm – 11pm. There are over 100 Stalls available and all the products, food and drink available are 100% plant based.

VegfestUK Brighton – Entertainers announced

The Brighton event on March 19th 2011 at the Hove Centre is warming up nicely and our all vegan line up of entertainers has been announced, including world famous contortionist Rubber Ritchie, plus music from The Phoenix Rose, Luminous Frenzy, and a fella called Ollie and his pals Stick in a Pot. Plus there’s a showing of some films including The Vegan Society’s latest offering ‘Making the Connection’, with more TBC www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk Admission is FREE to the public

VegfestUK Bristol Fringe Week

Vegfest Bristol Fringe Week gets off to a flying start on Saturday May 21st with the announcement of a legendary Club Yeyo night at Canvas nightclub in central Bristol. Classic dance anthems from back in the day coupled with the latest dubstep from current headline Bristol DJ’s. Also confirmed, a Film night in association with Bristol Animal Rights Coalition (BARC), plus talks in the day with Mike from Wild Oats, with lots lots more to be announced yet – more information on the VegfestUK Bristol website www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk - click on the right hand menu ‘Fringe Week’

VegfestUK – Thanks to all our sponsors

Our sponsors get special kudos this year as their support is the main reason that VegfestUK Brighton is FREE to the public and Bristol is free during the day, as well as allowing subsidised discounted stalls for small charities and others. So a massive and heartfelt round of applause for – Beanie’s Healthfoods, Natural Balance, Moo Free Chocolates, The Vegan Society, Bute Island, Health Etcetera, Vegan Emporium, Flax Farm, Out of Hand, JuiceBrighton, Redwood Wholefoods and Yaoh……..see our sponsor’s pages for more details.

JuiceBrighton

A big warm welcome to JuiceBrighton, who are sponsoring VegfestUK Brighton. JuiceBrighton is a Brighton based radio station (obviously) and they will be giving away some vegan hampers every morning during the week before the show live on the radio as well as promoting the event over two weeks in March. You can tune into JuiceBrighton on 107.2FM or visit their website for their live web stream www.juicebrighton.com . Big shout out to all the JuiceBrighton crew or their support and promotion – sorted.

Moo Free Chocolates

Moo Free Chocolates are 100% vegan but taste of dairy chocolate, making them a superb option for those trying to give up dairy as well as those already weaned from the white stuff. Their advent calendars were a huge success before xmas and their Easter eggs look like being a smash hit this spring, meanwhile the pralines look set to enjoy year round success, as do the chocolate bars and chocolate drops. Excellent packaging makes this range a great choice for kids too. www.moofreechocolates.com

The Vegan Society

The Vegan Society continues to flourish and provide information on all things vegan to the public as well as institutions like schools, hospitals, prisons and universities. The Vegan Society also supports a number of grass roots and local activities including many vegan food events across the UK. Their information goes all over the world and there are branches of the society across the 4 corners of the globe. www.vegansociety.com


Natural Balance

Naturals Balance make the NAKD range of raw vegan snack bars and their products are available from all major supermarkets and other multiples as well as independent health stores. Their 3 new flavours – the Cocoa Delight, The Cocoa Mint and the Berry Delight continue to turn heads across the UK as more and more people turn on to their simple yet spectacular creations, and they have become very popular with kids of all ages too. www.naturalbalancefoods.co.uk


Yaoh

Yaoh’s superb hemp products are a must for all veggies and vegan, and their organic hemp seed oil is currently on offer until the end of February 2011 – you can save 20% off the retail price on the 250ml and 500ml bottles, just go to www.yaoh.co.uk/catalog. Yaoh’s range of hemp products includes an award winning range of Bodycare which has scooped top spot in the Ethical Consumer Best Buy categories no less than 4 times. Contact Yaoh on 0117 9239053


Beanie’s

Beanies distribute the FRY’s range of veggie burgers, sausages and other ‘meat substitutes’ and you can try the complete range for free when you visit either VegfestUK Brighton or Bristol. This family team are always a real presence at the shows and even the most hardened carnivore will find something to enjoy on their stall, such is the depth of variety in textures and tastes in the FRYs range. A particular favourite is the FRYS chicken burger, which has a sublime smooth light texture covered in breadcrumbs – simply divine www.beanieshealthfoods.co.uk


Bute Island

Bute Island are the creators of the fabulous SHEESE range of dairy free cheeses, and their products include both the ‘Hard’ and the ‘Creamy’ versions of a variety of flavours including a Mexican style and an original as well as garlic and herbs, chives and a cheddar style too. Very versatile and easy to include in a number of recipes where cheese is required, and highly recommended to both those making the transition from dairy to vegan, as well as vegans looking for some fresh ideas and tastes www.buteisland.com

Dee’s

Dee’s is a brand new range of veggie burgers from Ireland, and Dee will be at VegfestUK Brighton where you can sample her excellent products. There are two ‘Deeburgers’ available – as featured on the Irish version of ‘Dragons Den’ – the organic Omega burgers, complete with hemp and sunflower seed, and the organic Spicy beanburger – and you can check out Dee’s story and other info at her website www.dees.ie . Dee is also behind a ‘Meat Free Mondays’ push in Ireland and we wish her every success with this project