VegfestUK Brighton is THIS SATURDAY

at The Hove Centre from 11am – 7pm. Entry is FREE to the public and there are 100 stalls plus talks, cookery demos and entertainment including live music, films and theatre. All the food and produce at the show is 100% vegan, and there are lots of specialist vegan caterers on hand to feed the hordes of visitors expected for the first VegfestUK event of the year. Arrive early and stay late to make the most of the day! www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk

VegfestUK Bristol – Lineups Announced

Ms Dynamite, Aswad and Goldie Lookin Chain Headline
Bristol gets off to a flying start on Friday May 27th with Ms Dynamite and Goldie Lookin Chain, then on Saturday May 28th its The Destroyers + more TBC and on Sunday May 29th Aswad headline with support from Black Roots. The evening events start at 6pm, finish at 11pm and admission is £10 in advance, £12 on the gate, with weekend tickets available for £25 www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk

VegfestUK Awards – Voting has started

The Nominations have been announced and voting has started in the 2001 VegfestUK Awards, featuring 11 categories with 10 nominees in each. You can vote three times for your favourite vegan products, people and projects, once in March, once in April and once in May, before the lines close on May 28th at midnight, and the winners are announced on Sunday May 29th at 3pm at VegfestUK Bristol. To view the nominations and to vote, go to www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/vote

VegfestUK Bristol Fringe Week – Talks, Films and Cookery Demos

Fringe week runs from May 21st – 27th throughout Bristol, with free events during the day, including the Talks and Films from 1pm – 5pm at The Polish Club every afternoon Monday to Friday, with themes including food as medicine, food politics, food production and vegan food products, and the Cookery Demos from 2pm – 5pm at Café Kino include Helen and Jane from Viva!, Saskia and Anna doing a raw demo, Shane, and Sally from Titbits caterers

Provamel

Provamel have a wide range of soya products on the market, exclusively available through the independents, that includes soya milk both regular and flavoured, plus soya desserts and yoghurts, plus several variations of tofu. There is also an alternative to single cream available and the whole range is just great for families and kids especially, and demand is growing as more and more people seek a dairy free lifestyle www.provamel.com


Kara Dairy Free

A new brand making a big splash with their tasty Coconut milk, that has less than 2% fat in it. Kara Dairy Free is made from freshly pressed coconut milk and is free from soya and gluten as well as dairy. Coconuts are a great source of nutrients and the milk is ideal for breakfast cereals, tea and coffee and as drink in itself. Available from health stores and also from supermarkets so easily accessible wherever you are www.karadairyfree.com


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


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


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


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


Cresson Creative

Cresson Creative grow watercress and have their own farm in Hampshire. Watercress is an incredibly nutritious plant and Cresson Creative have done some very imaginative things with this humble yet very tasty plant. Cresson Creative will be on hand at the Brighton event with their team and products and a great chance to find out new ways to consume the UK’s leading home grown nutritious vegetable – water cress! See their website for more ideas about how best to consume watercress in all its shining glory www.cressoncreative.co.uk

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