Vegan professional basketball player Daniel Edozie from Bristol Flyers to speak at VegfestUK Bristol

25th April 2018

The lineup of athletes at VegfestUK Bristol at Ashton Gate has an added Bristol connection with vegan professional basketball player Daniel Edozie from the Bristol Flyers squad joining one of the UK’s biggest vegan events on May Bank Holiday Weekend May 26-27 at the home of Bristol City football and rugby clubs. The organisers are of course absolutely thrilled to welcome Daniel on board their first-ever event at Ashton Gate.

More about Daniel Edozie

A dominating presence with an inspiring life story. Prior to playing NCAA Division I basketball for Iowa State Cyclones in America, Daniel had to overcome adversity that included homelessness and intercontinental relocation. With the help of his foster mother, London-born Edozie discovered basketball and eventually earned an athletic scholarship with Iowa State. Daniel is a towering defensive presence and a great rebounder, and at just 23 years old he still has time to develop.

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Daniel’s talk at VegfestUK Bristol 2018

Daniel will be sharing with visitors to Vegfest his life of being vegan. In his words, “The moment I decided to become vegan, I had no clue what I was getting ready to put myself through. I found myself having to get rid of this, get rid of that, can’t eat this, can’t eat that but however it never stopped me from finding solutions… Now I’m here to share my experiences with being a plant-based eater.”

Talk scheduled at 2pm on Sunday May 27th in the Vegan Academy room – located on Level 2 in the West Stand.

What to expect at VegfestUK Bristol 2018

Daytime and evening (Saturday 11am – 11pm, Sunday 11am – 9pm)

  • In-house restaurant with 3-course vegan meals (need to be pre-booked with venue)
  • Pizzeria / Bar
  • Ujima Live Acts Stage
  • Dance Stage
  • 12 outdoor caterers
  • Around 20 outdoor traders in gazebos

Daytime only (before 6pm each day)

  • Around 200 stalls indoors
  • 8 indoor caterers
  • The Vegan Academy talks room
  • Plant-Based Diets: Optimum Performance talks room
  • Plant-Based Diets: Optimum Health talks room
  • Cookery Demos
  • Art of Compassion Exhibition
  • Kids Area
  • Helter Skelter

Evening only (after 6pm each day)

  • Comedy
  • Magician
  • Blues Lounge
  • Electro Swing Lounge (Saturday only)
  • Deep Chill zone (Sunday only)