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  • VegfestUK returns to Bristol at the sleek and spacious Ashton Gate Stadium on Bank Holiday Weekend May 26th & 27th 2018

    After months of conjecture and uncertainty since the end of May’s VegfestUK Bristol 2017, when it was announced that the event would no longer continue at the outdoor Amphitheatre venue, followers of some of Europe’s biggest vegan festivals need wait no longer for news on what will happen to this historic event.

     

    The organisers are jubilant to announce the newly renovated Ashton Gate, home of Bristol City Football and Rugby Clubs, as the new venue for its long-running Bristol event in May 2018. With the new prestigious and high-profile events space that is Ashton Gate, boasting top-class conference and VIP facilities, VegfestUK Bristol is set to experience a significant makeover from its previous outdoor guise. A set of new features are planned to go alongside the traditional VegfestUK mix of stalls, food, talks, cookery demos, family activities and music to create an unrivalled experience for anyone interested in a vegan way of life.

     

    Elated by the prospect of taking VegfestUK Bristol to a new level, organisers added: “We’re clearly thrilled to have the opportunity to work at a venue like Ashton Gate. The facilities there are second to none and this will bring a whole new experience for our visitors of vegan events in the UK.

     

    “VegfestUK Bristol is the UK’s original vegan festival and it’s now in its 16th continuous year, many thousands of visitors are in for a very pleasant surprise with a visitor experience unlike any other in the UK.”

     

    Ashton Gate’s managing director Mark Kelly added: “It is fantastic that we have been able to support VegFest 2018 to continue its history here in Bristol.

     

    “Our executive head chef George Opondo is looking forward to working with organisers to make this one of the best vegan festivals in Europe. We’ve worked incredibly hard to establish Ashton Gate as a venue for high-quality food and catering and I think this will be an excellent addition to the international events that we are able to hold here.”

     

    Running from 11am - 11pm on Saturday and from 11am - 9pm on Sunday, VegfestUK welcomes a whole new set of features as well as retaining its traditional flavours in the form of more than 200 stalls, spread over three main concourses. The flagship Lansdown Restaurant, which can hold up to a thousand theatre-style, will play host to a variety of educational talks and cookery demos, all of which will run until 6pmeach day. Meanwhile, ten outdoor catering stalls will line Marina Dolman Way along the Lansdown Stand recreating a matchday “fan village” with local DJ’s and acoustic acts adding to the outdoor atmosphere. Comedians, live acts, magicians and a club night staged indoors during the evenings will all contribute to the carnival feel of the festival.

     

    VegfestUK will also be working closely with Bristol City Football and Bristol Rugby to promote the event to sports fans, as well as their local engagement schemes within the Bristol community.

     

    The show website will be live for stall bookings in November 2017 at www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk (currently displaying info from VegfestUK Bristol 2017).

  • Screen4paws- The Purrfect Film Festival For Animal Lovers Is Coming To London!

    Screen4Paws, the first film festival to focus exclusively on animals is coming to London's Chelsea Old Town Hall on the 23rd September!

     

    Under one roof, visitors will be able to engage with eminent animal charities, expert animal documentary filmmakers, and specialist vegan traders from the UK- and all for a good cause too. 100% of the box office return will be donated to Screen4Paws’ chosen beneficiaries: Animal Free Research UK and The Farm Animal Sanctuary. 

     

    Screen4Paws will open its doors to all animal lovers, adults and kids, vegans and non-vegans. With films and documentaries such as The Secret life of Pets and Earthlings, the festival will stimulate joy and laughter as much as a serious consideration for our animal friends.  

     

    Topics discussed will include animal testing, veganism and animal cruelty with talks by Emily James from Animal Free Research UK and Isobel Hutchinson from Animal Aid. Green World TV presenter Anneka Svenska will also have a significant presence at Screen4Paws as she will not only be hosting the talks but also will also be advising on how to become a campaign filmmaker alongside actress and filmmaker Carla Fraser. 

     

    The festival's mission is to improve the lives of all animals by not only raising funds for animal charities but also by raising awareness about the odds that many animals face on a daily basis. All in all, Screen4Paws is a well-meaning piece of entertainment in disguise.

     

    * If you are interested in booking a stall with us, please email us at admin@screen4paws.co.uk *

     

    Tickets: £5 Entrance Fee (access to stalls and talks) an extra £3.50 to watch a film! The Programme and the tickets can be found on www.screen4paws.co.uk/tickets

     

  • VegfestUK vegan awards celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2017 - voting now live

    The organisers of some of Europe’s biggest vegan festivals VegfestUK are delighted to be bringing back the prestigious and well-established vegan awards in 2017, a decade after the awards’ first inception back in 2007 to celebrate the crème de la crème of all things vegan.

     

    Befitting the spirit of the awards in bringing to the fore the best of the best in the vegan community, this year’s awards span altogether 17 categories with 10 quality nominees each.

     

    You can cast your vote for your favourites at the link here:

    www.london.vegfest.co.uk/awards/vote 

     

    Voting ends at midnight sharp on Sunday October 1st 2017. The results will be announced at the VegfestUK Awards Ceremony, which will take place on the afternoon of SaturdayOctober 21st 2017 (time TBA soon) in the Auditorium at Olympia London Conference Centre (located on Level 3 of Olympia London). The awards trophies will also be handed out at the ceremony.

     

  • Vegfest Scotland 2016 EVENT PROGRAMME now available to view online

    The much anticipated event programme for Vegfest Scotland 2016 is now available to view online at:

     

    www.vegfestscotland.com/programme

     

    This programme consists of full info on what's happening at the event including speakers, schedules, stallholders, caterers - great publication for helping you plan on which sessions and stalls to attend.

     

    Limited copies of the programme in print will be on sale at the event at £1 each.

     

  • BOGOHP tickets for VEGFEST SCOTLAND nearly all gone now - visitors advised to buy advance tickets

    It’s only just over a month before Vegfest arrives at the SECC in Glasgow, on December 3rd 4th 2016, and the BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE offers on advance tickets have nearly run out now...

     

    If you wish to get entry to the event on the cheap alongside your friends, especially those interested in going vegan, don’t miss out on the remaining BOGOHP advance tickets at:

     

    www.vegfestscotland.com/admission

     

    Advance tickets are priced at £6 for one day and £9 for the whole weekend, plus small booking and transaction fees. Taking into account the booking and transaction fees:

     

    at full price:

    a 1 day advance ticket costs £7.30

    a weekend advance ticket costs £11.50

     

    with the BOGOHP offer:

    two 1 day advance ticket costs £11.50

    two weekend advance ticket costs £16.50

     

  • VegfestUK London 2016 EVENT PROGRAMME now available to view online

    The event programme for VegfestUK London 2016 that everyone has been waiting for is now LIVE at:

     

    www.london.vegfest.co.uk/programme

     

    Programme consists of full information on stalls, maps, speakers, schedules of all talks, cookery demos, kids activities and performances.

     

    Please make sure to share the above link as widely as possible, thanks!

     

    And don't forget to get your advance tickets to the event (if you haven't already) at:

     

    www.london.vegfest.co.uk/ticket-info

     

    #VegfestUKLondon2016 #BringAFriendToVegfest

     

  • VegfestUK Bristol 2017 website now live for stall bookings!

    The website for the UK's biggest vegan event VegfestUK Bristol 2017 is now live for stall bookings!

     

    Taking place in its 15th year in 2017, the event will span the whole weekend May 20th 21st at the iconic Amphitheatre and Waterfront Square on Bristol Harbourside.

     

    There is space available for altogether 180 stalls and 15 caterers, with various rates available for various stall options for both traders and charities. For a 2m x 2m stall for the Saturday and Sunday, charity rates begin from £95, whilst trader rates begin from £250 + vat.

     

    To find out more about booking a stall / advert / sponsorship package, please see the links below:

     

    Floor plan - www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/floor-plan

    Stall prices - www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/stall-prices

    Advertising options - www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/advertising

    Sponsorship packages - www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/sponsorship

    Terms and Conditions - www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

    Booking form - www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/book-a-stall

     

    If you have any questions regarding booking a stall / advert / sponsorship package, please get in touch at chris.vegfestuk@gmail.com or on 0117 9071881.

     

  • Advance tickets for Vegfest Scotland 2016 now on sale

    Advance tickets for this year's Vegfest Scotland event are now ON SALE!

     

    Advance tickets are priced at £6 per day and £9 for the whole weekend.

     

    BUY ONE GET ONE FREE and BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE offers run for limited periods only.

     

    Get your tickets now here!

     

    Advance tickets at full price will then be available up until 10am on Saturday and 9am on Sunday (subject to availability). 

     

    A limited amount of tickets may also available on the door at £9 for adults / £5 for concessions. Check the event website for availability.

     

    Kids under 16 can enter for free as long as they are accompanied by adults.

     

    Join the Facebook event here

     

    #BringAFriendToVegfest #VegfestScotland2016

  • VegfestUK Brighton 2017 website now live for stall bookings

    VegfestUK Brighton 2017 is now open for stall bookings!

     

    Taking place again at the Brighton Centre on March 11th 12th 2017, the event has space for altogether 230 stalls and 20 caterers spread over 2 floors.

     

    Various sets of rates are available for various stall options for both traders and charities, with charity rates for a 2m x 2m stall starting from £95 and trader rates starting from £295 plus VAT.

     

    To find out more, visit the links below:

    Floor plan - www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk/floor-plan

    Stall prices - www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk/stall-prices

    Advertising options - www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk/advertising

    Sponsorship packages - www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk/sponsorship

    Terms and Conditions - www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

    Booking form - www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk/book-a-stall

     

    If you have any questions regarding booking a stall / advert / sponsorship package, please get in touch at chris.vegfestuk@gmail.com or on 0117 9071881.

     

  • “Go Vegan” posters spotted on phone boxes near Edinburgh International Fringe sites in the run up to Vegfest Scotland

    A number of posters with a clear “go vegan” message have been spotted on phone boxes in Edinburgh near the event sites for the world-famous Edinburgh International Fringe festival. The posters are up in prime spots for the whole of August, meaning that they will be seen by around 1 million people during the festival period.

     

    Starring pink fluffy pig Pig Freud, the phone box posters ask people to go vegan for the animals, for the planet and for their health, inviting people to attend the upcoming Vegfest Scotland event in Glasgow on December 3rd 4th at the SEC Centre.

     

    Read more about this campaign at http://bit.ly/2b5EKXw

     

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