VegfestUK Brighton – 95% sold out

Stalls are nearly all gone for the first VegfestUK event of the year at The Hove Centre on March 19th, and with over 90 stallholders already the show is nearly sold out. With admission free to the public, the show opens at 11am and finishes at 7pm, and there’s loads of food, bodycare, information, fashion and accessories, campaigners, big brands, little producers, caterers, a licensed bar and a whole host of talks, entertainment and cookery demos. You can read all about it here www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk

VegfestUK Bristol – Stalls now available

The big event of the year is in Bristol at the end of May – a massive outdoor event in the centre of the city by the harbourside, which starts at 6pm on Friday evening May 27th with a huge party with headline acts that will be announced next month, and continues through Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 11pm. The event is free during the day (11am – 5pm) and a pay event from 6pm – 11pm. Stalls are now available www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk

Fringe Week – Talks and Demos confirmed

Bristol Fringe week starts May 21st and runs all week, and our Talks and Demos venues have now been confirmed. Talks and Films are at The Polish Club in Clifton, they start at 1pm every day Monday to Friday and finish at 5pm, hosted by Mike from Wild Oats, covering a variety of vegan related topics, and the Cookery Demos are at Café Kino from 2pm – 5pm with Helen and Jane from Viva! Confirmed for Monday and Thursday respectively. See Fringe week at www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk

VegfestUK Awards – Voting starts March 14th

The VegfestUK Awards feature 11 categories for 2011, each with 10 nominees in each, featuring the best of the vegan lifestyle. You can vote online once a month during March, April and May, and the winners will be announced at VegfestUK Bristol on Sunday May 29th at 3pm. Voting starts on Monday March 14th and you can view the nominations and Categories shortly www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/nominations

Bristol and Fringe – Sponsorship and Marketing

There are excellent opportunities for marketing, branding, advertising and sponsorship for both VegfestUK Bristol and the Fringe week, starting from under £100, including web adverts, branding on the Main Stage and banners at the weekend event, plus opportunities for presence on all our promotional material for both the weekend event and Fringe. Contact the VegfestUK office for details or visit www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/sponsorship

 

Brighton – Line ups complete

The line-ups for the Talks, Cookery Demos and Entertainment for Brighton on March 19th are now complete – highlights include a screening of Bold Native and a live Skype interview with the director in Los Angeles, plus appearances from contortionist Rubber Ritchie and musicians Luminous Frenzy and The Phoenix Rose, plus talks and cookery demos including special guest Jane from Viva! www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk/talks-and-demos www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk/cookery-classes
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Vegan Emporium

A brand new outlet for all things vegan, with a particularly good selection of sweets and chocolates, as well as clothes, footwear and accessories. Vegan Emporium will be at VegfestUK Brighton with their range of produce, and are well worth a visit (especially as entrance to the event is free). Their website will be live shortly and you can also catch them at Café Kino in Bristol once a month too. Highly recommended, very nice people and around for a long time to come we hope. www.veganemporium.co.uk


Moo Free

Moo Free chocolates are creating a storm across the UK with their unique dairy free chocolates that taste like dairy. The excellent quality of the chocolate is matched by the packaging and products, including the already immensely popular Pralines and chocolate drops, alongside the seasonal treats like the pre Christmas advent calendars and now the awesome looking Easter Eggs which will be on sale at Brighton on March 19th where you can meet the team, sample and buy the products. www.moofreechocolates.com


Dee’s

Dee’s burgers have gone down a treat at recent tastings at Infinity foods in Brighton, proving that the Omega Burger and the Spicy Burger are on course to mage a huge impact in the UK. Originally from Ireland, and backed by Irish Dragons Den expertise, this family firm is flourishing and full of potential – you can sample their unique burgers for free at Brighton on March 19th – and for added kudos, they are behind the Meat Free Monday campaign in Ireland – fair shout www.dees.ie


Beanie’s

Beanie’s range of FRY’s burgers, sausages and other meaty sounding products continues to astound both veggies and omnivores alike with their excellent flavour, texture and appearance, as well as value. The FRY’s range can be sampled in its entirety for free at Brighton, and this is a really good opportunity for people who are sceptical of veggie products to try what many consider to be the best on the market. – you can also find their Burgers in The George and RedVeg in Brighton www.beanieshealthfoods.co.uk


Redwood

Redwood Wholefoods have some new products out which they will be showcasing at Brighton on March 19th, including a number of Chicken style dishes including Chicken Cacciatore and Chicken Curry, plus a Sausage Casserole which sounds rather fun, and two new versions of their famous Cheezly range of vegan cheeses, a Blue Cheese and a Pepper Jack variety. Plus there’s owner Heather Mills’ new vegan cookbook – ‘Love Bites’ out now too – busy times! Available online and from independent health stores www.redwoodfoods.co.uk

Flax Farm

Flax Farm produces the finest linseed from their own farm, including cold pressed oil and their amazing Flaxjacks, a type of flapjack made from linseed. Rich in omega 3 and suitable for people on not only a vegan diet but also gluten free, and delivering essential nutrients in abundance. Flax Farms cold pressed unrefined oil has a sweet mild nutty flavour which means you can get all your omegas whilst still enjoying your food – you can sample at Brighton on March 19th www.flaxfarm.co.uk