Meet up with like-minded vegans at Speed Dating sessions at UK’s flagship vegan festival

25th September 2019

VegfestUK’s vegan festivals are not only hotbeds for sumptuous vegan foods, amazing shopping options and life-changing talks and cookery demos, but also represent a community of love, kindness and interconnection. This year’s VegfestUK London, which enters its 7th year at Olympia London on October 26-27, offers visitors the opportunity to meet like-minded vegans and share their love of veganism and potentially so much more, in a series of socials and speed-dating sessions in the Speed Dating area.

Taking place on Level 2 of Olympia Central, within the newly branded Natural Therapy Zone dedicated to wellbeing, these socials and speed dating sessions provide a lighthearted, intimate setting for visitors to make new friends in the vegan community, and for potential couples to find out more about one another and go from there.

There will be a meet and mingle session at the start of each day before a speed-dating session in the afternoon. See floor plan for Level 2 here for location of the VeggieVision Speed Dating area where the socials and speed-dating sessions take place.

The Speed Dating sessions are kindly hosted by VegfestUK presenter and PR manager Karin Ridgers, who is also the founder of, an online platform enabling like-minded vegans to connect, date and find love. Karin is also the founder of VeggieVision, an online video channel dedicated to all things vegan, with videos and articles promoting everything fun and positive about a vegan lifestyle. Visit their website here to find out more about the good work that they do.



11:30 – 12:30 – VeggieVision Social – Meet and Mingle

4:30 – 5:30 – VeggieVision Speed Dating


11:30 – 12:30 – VeggieVision Social – Meet and Mingle

3:30 – 4:30 – VeggieVision Speed Dating



The single and mingle sessions are open – RSVP in advance not required although you can email Karin in advance if you would like to confirm your place.

Meanwhile, spaces in the speed-dating sessions are by RSVP only. To reserve your spot in the speed-dating sessions, please email Karin at [email protected] with the heading SPEED DATING … AND the following info about yourself:

  • Phone number,
  • Email,
  • Links to social media (if applicable),
  • A recent photo,
  • Confirm that you are vegan,

AND please confirm which session you are attending in the same email.

Other features at VegfestUK London

VegfestUK returns to Olympia London for the 7th year running on October 26-27, and welcomes 320 stalls packed with the latest vegan products, the Vegan Food Village with 25 caterers, the New Vegans Support area for beginners to veganism, a Foodies Stage with live music, the Art of Compassion Project Exhibition, two Fitness areas, the Holistic Health Hub, Cookery Demos, talks on Plant Based Health, the Natural Therapy Zone, Lifestyle presentations, the Yogific Yoga Zone, the Rainbow Yoga area for families with kids, talks on Veganic Growing, a Mature Zone, Kids Cookery Classes, plus talks on Animal Rights and Activism, Vegan Activists Support, the VGN News room, the VGN Climate Summit and the Animal Rebellion summit.

Advance tickets for this event are now available at, with BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE offers running until the end of September.

Each entry ticket includes access to all talks, cookery demos, panels and live music sessions at the show.

Join the Facebook event here and follow the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Plant Powered Expo – February 1st 2nd 2020 @ Olympia London

The organisers of VegfestUK are running a new show Plant Powered Expo next February in the National Hall of Olympia London. This new event celebrates the best of a plant-based way of life with 235 stalls, 12 features and 100 speakers. For more information, visit

Join the Facebook event here and follow the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.