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  • Animal Aid Christmas Fayre is back at Kensington Town Hall

    Animal Aid's annual cruelty-free Christmas Fayre is back at Kensington Town Hall on Sunday December 7th.


    The fayre will feature more than 95 stands promoting ethical living and cruelty-free products – representing campaigning groups, animal sanctuaries, ethical companies and food outlets. Everything on sale will, of course, be vegan and non-animal tested, so it’s the ideal venue to stock up on all your Christmas gifts and have an informative and fun day out at the same time.


    Catch up with friends in one of their vegan cafés, listen to inspiring talks by their guest speakers, take part in their ever popular Press ups competition, or just shop 'tll you drop!


    Check out all the latest animal-friendly products and don’t forget to stock up on your supply of Christmas chocolates! Then for children there will be a special workshop and face painting for them to enjoy and a crèche to leave you free for an hour or so. Whatever, you do, you can be sure of meeting like-minded people in a congenial atmosphere. This is the event of the year, so don’t miss it!


    Further info to follow at

  • North East Vegan Festival is back at Stadium of Light Sunderland

    The North East Vegan Festival (or NEVFEST for short) is an annual Festival organised by Farplace Animal Rescue, a North East based animal rescue centre and the first vegan festival in the region.


    It showcases vegan food, campaign organisations, shoes, crafts, toiletries, etc... in short, a great range of ethical products on display, some with free samples, for you to visit.  The Festival welcomes vegans, vegetarians and omnivores to come and see the amazing choices vegans have to both help reduce the impact on animals AND have a healthier life. A mix of local and national suppliers will be present, often with special offers for the Festival.


    The Stadium of Light in Sunderland is the venue again in 2014.  The date this year is Sunday 2nd November 2014 for stalls, speakers and cookery demos.  10am to 6pm. 


    This year there will be LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY in our new entertainment zone.


    For more info visit the show website

  • Viva! Incredible Vegan Christmas Show coming to Bristol

    Viva!'s Incredible Vegan Christmas Show will be held in Viva!'s home city, Bristol!


    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.


    More details at

  • West Midlands Vegan Festival is back at Wolves Civic

    Whether you're vegan, an aspiring vegan or just vegan curious, there's only one place to be on Saturday 25th October 2014, 10am - 6pm @ The Wolves Civic


    The West Midlands Vegan Festival will offer all you need for healthy, cruelty-free, eco-friendly living. You don't have to be veggie or vegan to attend - everyone is welcome! Come and see why people are increasingly adopting a vegan lifestyle.


    The 2013 festival was bigger & busier than ever before, with over 100 stalls and 2,000 visitors, half of them non-vegans! The organisers intend to make the 2014 festival their busiest yet, with even more variety of stalls & attractions!!


    For more info visit

  • Go Vegan with Viva! at Vegfest

    Do you wish to eat healthily and start loving your greens and pulses, but stuck on exciting culinary ideas or lasting ways to sustain a lifestyle change? The brand new Viva! 30 Day Vegan Pledge is perfect for you!


    Viva! 30 Day Pledge gives you all the tools and information that you need to successfully transition to a wondrously healthy 100% plant-based diet and stay on it for 30 days.


    Better still, once you sign up to this scheme, you get free tickets to a VegfestUK event of your choice, where you can sample a full range of delicious global vegan cuisines and absorb potentially life-changing information from many active vegan role models.


    To sign up to Viva! 30 Day Vegan Pledge, visit

  • 10,000 visitors at VegfestUK London 2014

    10,000 visitors came to VegfestUK London at Olympia West on September 27th 28th.


    Highlights include 200 stalls, 100 speakers and performers, plus entertainment from comedy, music, kids area, speed dating, stars quizzes and more!


    Pictures from the event are available here


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    Dates and venue for VegfestUK London 2015 will be announced soon - stay tuned at

  • VegfestUK 2014 Award Winners unveiled at ceremony

    Winners for this year's awards were revealed at the VegfestUK awards ceremony presented by comedian Andrew O'Neill.


    You can view all the results at


    Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks too to the over 10,000 people who've voted to support their favourite vegan brands and celebrities.


    Tim Barford, organiser and founder of the UK's biggest vegan events VegfestUK, has been presented with the Best Vegan Advocate award by Europe's leading pressure group Viva! at their recent glitzy awards ceremony in London. 


    VegfestUK organises 3 large events every year in Brighton, Bristol and London, attracting between 30,000 – 40,000 people every year to sample the best of a vegan lifestyle. With their warm, friendly and open approach, VegfestUK has succeeded in appealing not only to committed veggies and vegans, but all importantly to large amounts of people who eat meat and dairy. 


    “I'm completely thrilled to receive this award,“ says Tim. “It came out of the blue and my jaw hit the floor when my name was read out as the winner of the best vegan advocate in the UK right now. I can't tell you how much this means to me and my team. But to be honoured in such esteemed company as the likes of Michael Mansfield, Wendy Turner-Webster and Jenny Seagrove, not to mention the whole Viva team and numerous dedicated supporters for their outstanding work in helping protect animals, and to be recognised for our own individual efforts, is an incredible testiment to the amount of hard work that the whole Vegfest team undertakes. We're truly grateful for this award.”


    Viva! – Europe's biggest vegan pressure group – are currently celebrating their 20th anniversary, and have enjoyed a number of high-profile successful campaigns, including a recent Guardian report into chicken farming in the UK along with successful campaigns to get Gordon Ramsey to remove foie-gras from his Christmas menus. Viva! have achieved quite a remarkable result over the last 20 years and have led the field in helping people go vegan, veggie and reduce their meat and dairy in the UK right now. To find out more about their outstanding work, please visit 


    For more info about VegfestUK, please visit 


  • Vegfest Express news websites now live

    VegfestUK are thrilled to announce the launch of our new 24 hour websites with live feeds from around the world carrying the latest news and views for anything vegan and vegetarian.


    We have created 2 websites, one exclusively for vegan news and the other for a broader vegetarian input. You can view these websites for free at any time, and they will include not only latest news but blogs, competitions, recipes, support, advice and events. 


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  • VegfestUK Bristol 2015 website now live - book your stalls now!

    Bookings for stalls at VegfestUK Bristol 2015 are now live!


    Take advantage of our 10% earlybird discount by booking and paying by the end of October 2014!


    For full exhibition info follow links below:



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