Saturday 30th January
10:00am GMT – VegfestUK Chat: Series 2 Episode 3
VegfestUK Chat is back once again with hosts Tim Barford & Karin Ridgers, with as always, very special guests joining us to start the week’s festivities off with a bang. This episode will feature vegan comedian Carl Donnelly, author Alex Bourke, event organiser Asa Narinder & Shicken‘s own Satvinder Bains.
12:00pm GMT – The Veganuary Panel
Karin Ridgers is joined by lots of fabulous guests to talk about and celebrate Veganuary 2021. Joining Karin will be Toni Vernelli of Veganuary, along with film actress Wendy Morgan & model, vegan Chef Day Radley, A Place In The Sun star Jasmine Harman, and actress & animal charity founder Victoria Featherstone Pearce!
1:30pm GMT – Valentines Dessert: I Give You My Heart’
Award winning vegan pastry chef Danielle Maupertuis will be giving this Valentines Day inspired dessert making class, so make sure you have your apron on and a pen and paper handy!
3:00pm GMT – Why Healthcare Professionals Should Care About Animal Rights
‘Humans and nature are inextricably connected which has been highlighted by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Should healthcare professionals who are committed to saving and improving human health also care about what happens to animals? Join our panel of expert health professionals to hear why animal rights and human health go hand in hand.’
Plant-Based Health Professionals UK member Dr. Leila Dehghan will host this livestream, which has a full line up. Joining Leila are Dr. Aysha Akhtar, Dr. Buvana Dwarakanathan, Dr. Hayley Tait, Dr. Laura Freeman, Dr. Simon Chappell and Rosie Martin RD. Read more on this livestream here.
4:30pm GMT – How To Stay Vegan After Veganuary
Hosted by the Vegan Approach, this livestream discussion will focus on practical advice about how to stay vegan for life. With panellists Rob Masterson & Liz Readle of Vegan Approach, Diane Smith of Animal Aid, Charlotte Sims who was a Veganuary participant and Chris Mather who runs Sacred Space bird rescue & vegan cafe. You can read more on this livestream here.
6:00pm GMT – The Things We Don’t Talk About In Business
In business we only talk about success. The stories are told by those who have made the big-time, without always being completely honest about the struggle they went through to get there. In ‘The things we don’t talk about in business’ we take a look at the taboos in business that EVERYONE goes through but few people talk about. We approach the subject with some much-needed honesty about the journey that business owners and those running a business actually go through. That might be the mental health toll of running a business, dealing with challenges that might be invisible to others, or dealing with the reality of debt and failure and how to get through it.
Hosted by David Pannell of Vegan Business Tribe, with panellists Lisa Fox, also of Vegan Business Tribe, One Planet Pizza‘s Mike Hill & Kings Grooming founder Blue O’Connor. This is the latest in a series of honest and thought-provoking livestreams aimed both to help those already with vegan businesses and to encourage those considering starting a vegan business. You can watch previous Vegan Business Tribe livestreams and read more about this one here.
Sunday 31st January
10:00am GMT – Global Grassroots Vegan Activism
Join Nella Roger and Simo from Athens Dublin and Fes to talk about grassroots vegan activism and what the plans are, and what current challenges they face to help keep active on a grassroots level.
2:00pm GMT – Creative Activism
Activism can take on may shapes and forms – including creative activism. Queen V joins us for a quick chat before a live set from one of the vegan communities leading musicians, and John Robb is in conversation for half an hour looking at his music industry influence, his recent book with Dale Vince and other anecdotes.
4:00pm GMT – Brotha Vegan: Black Vegan Men & the Western Vegan Movement
Omowale Adewale joins us live from New York to talk about his upcoming book Brotha Vegan, and some of the issues surrounding race, privilege and primarily black vegan men and the Western vegan movement. Kevin Jenkins (known as VeganBourne) will also be joining us for this livestream. There will be an opportunity to ask Omowale & Kevin questions at the end of the sessions.
6:00pm GMT – Getting Active With AxR
Join Animal Rebellion from around the globe for a look at some local activism initiatives with participants from several continents.