Talks & Panels


The Talks and Panels take place in the talks room adjacent to the Main Hall and sees a schedule of 7 sessions featuring different aspects of the vegan and plant based movements.


Tickets are on sale priced £5 inc fees from the website



Getting started with eating more plant based wholefoods and why it’s key to thriving health!

Vanessa Sturman

Your health is your most valuable asset, and looking after it doesn’t have to be difficult. Find out the easy and[…]

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Vanessa Sturman

12pm - 1pm

Running Faster by Running On Plants

Tom Pickering, Paul Youd

An overview of the Running On Plants campaign and our annual 5k challenge in June, plus evidence based research and[…]

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Tom Pickering

Paul Youd

1pm - 2pm

Interview with Carla Denyer

Carla Denyer, Tim Barford, Plant Based Treaty

Carla Denyer is Co Leader of the Green Party, long term vegan and standing for Parliament in Bristol Central at[…]

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Carla Denyer

Tim Barford

Plant Based Treaty

2pm - 3pm

Comedy Hour

Tom Ward, Adele Cliff, Mike Kelson

With Tom Ward & Adele Cliff, hosted by Mike Kelson

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Tom Ward

Adele Cliff

Mike Kelson

3pm - 4pm

Introduction to Local Activism

Sossa Starshine, Mark Gold, Michaela Andrews, Ted Drake Heard, Josephine Robinson, Tim Barford

This panel looks at local activism with some introductions to what’s going on in the Bristol & West Country area[…]

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Sossa Starshine

Mark Gold

Michaela Andrews

Ted Drake Heard

Josephine Robinson

Tim Barford

4pm - 5pm

Your Neighbour Kills Puppies: inside the infamous SHAC campaign and where next for grassroots pressure campaigning?

Tom Harris

An insight into the world’s most dynamic grassroots animal liberation campaign which fought to close Europe’s largest animal research laboratory,[…]

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Tom Harris

5pm - 5.30pm

Veganism Explained - An Introduction to Veganism in the 21st Century

Tim Barford

For people new to veganism and plant based diets, it can be a bit confusing trying to work out all[…]

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Tim Barford

Tim has been pretty much plant based since 1980, and vegan since 1984. Tim runs VegfestUK events and Yaoh Hemp[…]

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