Veganism in later life to be explored in Mature Zone at VegfestUK London 2018

11th September 2018

V… for Life begins at 50! The Mature Zone is the go-to place for all aspects of veganism in later life.

With pay-as-you-feel vegan refreshments and drinks on top of seating.

Proudly curated and hosted by V for Life

Feeling the effects of overcrowding? Why not sit back and enjoy a cuppa in the Mature Zone at VegfestUK London?

Nab a free copy of VfL’s magazine, enjoy an attractive array of vegan bakes, and listen in to presentations on topics such as vegan travel, eating out – and even how inclusive the movement is to older vegans.

Through popular demand, V for Life has expanded the number of veggie socials, which are the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded souls.

Refreshments here are offered on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis, and any profits will be used to support the charity’s work.

There’ll also be plenty of free information to hand about:

  • VfL’s vegan grants
  • Vegan dinners to your door
  • Care homes that care
  • Volunteering opportunities: How to be a friend to your elders.

Talks and workshops will run from 11am on Saturday and Sunday.

Speakers confirmed (from left to right in top row):
Brian Jacobs | Jasmine Owens | Amanda Woodvine | Maggie Lister | Caitlin Galer-Unti
Refreshments kindly supplied by (from left to right in bottom row):
Clarkshaws | Perk!er Foods | Eat Real Snacks

Talks confirmed in the Mature Zone


New VfL film shorts… if I get dementia, will they serve me meat?

Jasmine Owens – Invisible vegans: from care homes, to conflict zones

Maggie Lister – Demonstration: faster than a speeding NutriBullet

Mature veg*ns speed-dating

Brian Jacobs, Vegan London – Vegan eating, drinking, shopping and socialising in London

Amanda Woodvine – Please, no more beige food

Snack party sponsored by Eat Real and Perk!er


New VfL film shorts, feat. comedian Dave Spikey

Amanda Woodvine – Age-related issues might force you to abandon your veganism. Take action today

Maggie Lister – Demonstration: Can’t cook, won’t cook… don’t need to cook!

Older veg*n discussion group (open to all ages)

Caitlin Galer-Unti – Vegan travel: Finding vegan food abroad quickly, easily, and without hassle

Fancy a tipple? Meet like-minded souls over a free drink, sponsored by Clarkshaws


Full descriptions and biographies of speakers are on this page here, with exact times TBA in due course.

Mature Zone located in Olympia Central Level 1.

Other activities at VegfestUK London 2018

  • Vegan Food Village with 26 caterers serving a mouthwatering selection of vegan street food
  • Shopping from over 275 exhibitors with one-off show specials available,
  • talks on Health, Permaculture, Environment, Fitness, Wellness, Radical Veganism, Justice, Activism, alongside Yoga and Qi Gong sessions,
  • a Cinema,
  • a Comedy area,
  • Cookery Demos,
  • a Living Raw Zone,
  • a Mature Zone
  • a Kids Area,
  • an Art Exhibition dedicated to veganism and animal rights,
  • a 450-seater Auditorium hosting panels and entertainment,
  • Live Music

and more!

Advance tickets are now on sale at with

  • BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE offers running until the end of September,
  • Concessions BUY ONE SUNDAY GET ONE SUNDAY FREE running until October 7th, and
  • Full price advance tickets available to buy all the way till the event weekend.

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