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APRIL 2016

Apr 19th - Adults would do well to follow simple rules taught to kids by a Pirate Children's entertainer

Apr 16th - "COMPASSION" - VegfestUK Brighton 2016 Film

Apr 16th - POLL: Which form of activism should we be focusing on the most?

Apr 15th - POLL RESULTS: What's your favourite food to eat at Vegfest?

Apr 13th - Interest in Veganism Doubles again since April 2015

Apr 1st - POLL: What's your favourite food to eat at Vegfest?


March 2016

Mar 30th - Vegan Business Talk 013: Interview with Tim Barford of Yaoh and VegFestUK

Mar 9th - POLL RESULTS: What's the best form of vegan activism?

Mar 9th - Please vote for BRISTOL VEGFEST in The Regional Awards, thanks!

Mar 4th - Welcome to Vegfest Scotland – vegan heaven on earth!


January 2016

Jan 29th - The Vegfest Express - January 2016 bulletin

Jan 25th - COMPILATION of videos from VegfestUK London 2015

Jan 21st - COMPILATION of talks recorded from Vegfest Scotland 2015

Jan 20th - VIDEO: TV presenter Anneka Svenska reviews first ever Vegfest Scotland

Jan 17th - POLL: Poster for vegan billboard campaign in Brighton

Jan 17th - Tim Barford from VegfestUK reviews ‘Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach’

Jan 17th - Vegfest Scotland 2015 VISITOR SURVEY RESULTS


Talks recorded from the event

Prof. Gary L. Francione FULL TALK and Q&A at Vegfest Scotland

FULL VIDEO of The Big Discussion: Should Vegans promote the REDUCETARIAN approach?

Gareth Zeal - optimising your immune system - talk at Vegfest Scotland 2015

Dr. Doug Graham speaks on "Many conditions with one common consideration" at Vegfest Scotland

Singer/songwriter Jack Dean performs new single "Do You See" live at Vegfest Scotland

Matt Ruscigno - How Vegan Athletes are Defying Stereotypes - FULL TALK at Vegfest Scotland 2015


December 2015

The Grumpy Old Vegans - Vegans should NOT promote reducetarian approach - full transcript from Vegfest Scotland

Dr Kim Stringer, Vegetarian for Life’s Director for Scotland, reports on the first ever Vegfest Scotland… 

Pig Freud tour - signed Everton FC shirt for auction...

VegfestUK - 10 Contributions to the UK vegan movement in 2015 - COMPILATION

VegfestUK – 10 Contributions to the UK Vegan Movement in 2015, 10) Record-breaking attendances & constant innovations at Vegfest events

VegfestUK - 10 Contributions to the UK vegan movement in 2015 - 9) Giving the Abolitionist Approach a platform

VegfestUK - 10 Contributions to the UK vegan movement in 2015 - 8) We helped around 5,000 people go vegan in 2015, and we focus on vegan education

VegfestUK - 10 Contributions to the UK vegan movement in 2015 - 7) We organise, promote and present the prestigious VegfestUK Awards

VegfestUK - 10 Contributions to the UK vegan movement in 2015 - 6) We helped create and support the Pig Freud Tour, the Vegan Bodybuilders Tour and the Neil Robinson Tour

VegfestUK - 10 Contributions to the UK vegan movement in 2015 - 5) We host The Vegfest Express - the UK's only 24 hour breaking vegan news website

VegfestUK - 10 Contributions to the UK vegan movement in 2015 - 4) We give free stalls and support for a number of Grassroots volunteer led vegan organisations

VegfestUK - 10 Contributions to the UK vegan movement in 2015 - 3) Helping The Vegan Society, Viva! and Animal Aid

VegfestUK - 10 Contributions to the UK vegan movement in 2015 - 2) We get the most incredible media coverage for the vegan movement

VegfestUK - 10 Contributions to the UK vegan movement in 2015 - 1) Helping Grassroots Vegan Events


November 2015

Ask Vegans any Questions panel at Vegan Vision at Vegfest Scotland

Changes to Vegfest Scotland event programme since its release

Tim Barford on BBC Radio Scotland discussing veganism in a religious and moral context

Vegfest Scotland vegan chefs on STV’s ‘The Riverside Show’ for 3 nights running!

Tim Barford - The secret of change is to focus all your energies, not on fighting the old, but on building the new

Big Vegfest Scotland posters up in Glasgow!!!

Looking for flyering help for Vegfest Scotland during The Only Way is Ethics festival

Invite your friends to Vegfest Scotland Facebook event 

Advance tickets on BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE till Dec 3rd

POLL: Should vegans promote the REDUCETARIAN approach?

RESULTS from POLL on vegan athletes

Vegfest Scotland event programme now available to view online

Vegan Vision returns to Vegfest Scotland after successful debut at Olympia London

The Big Discussion: REDUCETARIAN - should vegans promote this approach?

Professionals Vegan Health Summit continues at Vegfest Scotland

Colosseum of Vegan Food Indulgences at Vegfest Scotland


October 2015

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at Vegfest Scotland 2015 - apply now!

KIDS AREA at Vegfest Scotland FULL SCHEDULE - kids under 16 FREE

Thanks to JASON Natural Care for sponsoring all Vegfest shows in 2015

Some reflections on the UK vegan scene, following a weekend at the West Midlands Vegan Festival

Why Veganism is the ONLY choice if animals matter morally, and how best to promote veganism

Vegan Lass to speak on "How not to promote Veganism" at Vegfest Scotland

Friends of Vegfest – please support our lovely pal Pig Freud on his brave attempt to raise money for regional volunteer vegan outreach groups

The Mature Zone at #VegfestUKLondon2015 is a resounding success! Hundreds of visitors relax and get inspired 

Stalls for Vegfest in huge demand since 12,000 visitors descended upon Olympia London

Tim Barford: In Response to recent criticism of VegfestUK London

First Viva! Health Summit a Roaring Success

Thrilling VegfestUK London 2015 with around 12,000 visitors enjoying being vegan for the weekend

Aldo Zilli promises to 'GO VEGAN' for 90 days with Tim from VegfestUK


September 2015


Advance tickets for VEGFEST SCOTLAND now ON SALE! BOGOF offers running for limited period only!

Mature Zones for Seniors at Vegfest London & Scotland

Animal Aid sponsor the Pig Freud tour in support of Grassroots Vegan Outreach

Tim Barford (VegfestUK) – ‘’Being Vegan means a rejection of violence’’ on BBC Radio London Vanessa Feltz show This morning Sept 25th 10.00am

P.E.A. Awards have gone VEGAN!

VEGAN – more than just a diet, it’s a social justice movement

Glasgow-based GreenCity Wholefoods sponsors Vegfest Scotland

History of Veganism exhibition at #VegfestScotland2015

COOKERY DEMO opportunities available at #VegfestScotland2015

Smile and Say Sheese with Bute Island at Vegfest Scotland

Vegan Recreational Athlete & Dietitian Matt Ruscigno RD to speak at Vegfest Scotland

Vegan ultra-runner William Robertson to speak of his life-changing journey at Vegfest Scotland

Teaching our children the real meaning of being kind towards animals, humans and the planet

Shambhu's founder & head chef Nishma Shah to demonstrate vegan culinary treats at Vegfest London & Scotland


JULY 2015

Website for VegfestUK Brighton 2016 now live for bookings!

Duet of New Vegan Events in Scotland fuelling growth of vegan market further

Pig Floyd performs outside Grillstock Festival in Bristol in a peaceful vegan rock n roll protest

VegfestUK - price rises for Brighton and Bristol 2016

20-20 - a Normal Vegan Vision

Tim Barford - some changes at VegfestUK


JUNE 2015

Say hi to gifted cartoonist Vegan Sidekick at VegfestUK London

Kiss Farewell to Dairy with Koko Dairy Free at Vegfest London & Scotland

Tim Barford, manager of VegfestUK, elected as trustee of the Vegan Society

The Abolitionists Approach 16 page flyer is out now!

The Big Debate on "Single Issue Campaigns – Taking the Animal Rights Movement Forwards – or Backwards?"

Vegfest Vegan Activists Summits welcome Dr. Melanie Joy, author of "Why we Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows"

VEGFEST STALLS UPDATE: Over 140 stalls booked at London, half the floor plan sold at Scotland

Europe's prime vegan festival VegfestUK back at Brighton Centre on February 27th 28th 2016

VegfestUK welcomes Professor Gary L Francione to London in October for the inaugural Peoples Vegan Activist Summit

Vegan Cartoon Superhero Wonderpig to promote vegan education outside Grillstock

Over 700 people going vegan with another 2,400 moving towards veganism after VegfestUK Bristol 2015

Tim Barford: Why the "Close Down the Slaughterhouses" demos are a good thing

VegfestUK founder Tim Barford to speak at the Close Down The Slaughterhouses Demo Piccadilly Circus London June 13th

Vegfest Scotland welcomes applications for stalls and speaking/performing slots


MAY 2015

Summary of Vegan Activists Workshops at VegfestUK Bristol 2015 - setting the tone for VegfestUK vegan education

Wonderpig took centre stage at VegfestUK Bristol 2015

Glorious conclusion for VegfestUK Bristol with 14,000 visitors over Bank Holiday Weekend May 23rd 24th

Bargain of the century at VegfestUK Bristol this Bank Holiday Weekend

VegfestUK gives you the ABC's of Fun and Easy Vegan Lifestyles for Families ahead of huge Bristol event

The Little Green Angel at Brighton VegFestUK 2015

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at VegfestUK Bristol May 23rd 24th @ Amphitheatre

Premier League Footballer Sergio Aguero joins the veggie athlete club

Vegan Culinary Delights galore at Cookery Demonstrations at VegfestUK Bristol

Welcome to the world of Tim Barford – organiser of Europe's largest vegan events and one of the UK's prime movers in the vegan circles

Vegfest Scotland 2015 now open for stall bookings!

Learn about Effective Vegan Activism at VegfestUK Bristol

Groundbreaking DJ’s to headline VegfestUK Bristol this year - Alfredo and LTJ Bukem in The Amphitheatre May 23rd 24th

VegfestUK founder Tim Barford in today's Herald Scotland, speaking up for the rights of animals


APRIL 2015

Australian Snooker player Neil Robertson is the latest to go vegan

VegfestUK 2015 Summer Tour of Vegan Festivals

VeggieVision Speed Dating at VegfestUK Brighton - Review

VegfestUK Bristol 2015 - Event Programme now available to view online

A Well-Fed World Global Food Sustainability Conference review

Party Political Conference review

Media frenzy for Vegfest Scotland since announcement of dates

Charity collections for A Well-Fed World Ethiopian School Lunch Programme at VegfestUK Bristol

FULL VegfestUK Brighton 2015 Visitors Survey Breakdown

Tim Barford from VegfestUK to stand for election as trustee of the Vegan Society

Winners of the New Product Showcase unveiled at VegfestUK Brighton

VegfestUK Bristol & London covered in OMG! Magazine

Vegfest Scotland welcomes small businesses

Shouldn't Livestock Farming be firmly on Bristol Green Capital 2015 agenda?

Go Vegan for the Environment during Bristol Green Capital 2015, say VegfestUK Organisers


MARCH 2015

Veganism takes centre stage at thrilling VegfestUK Brighton vegan festival with 12,000 visitors

New ethical consumer show welcomes small businesses across Scotland

Scotland welcomes Europe's biggest vegan festival to Glasgow in December 2015 - Providing the climax to new venture - The Only Way is Ethics

Mouthwatering mélange of vegan food, family fun and live DJ's at VegfestUK Bristol - Alfredo (Ibiza) and LTJ Bukem amongst confirmed guests

Inaugural People's Vegan Activists Summit at VegfestUK London in October welcomes HSUS vice-president Paul Shapiro and Professor Gary L. Francione 

Go Vegan to Save the Planet! Visit VegfestUK Brighton for inspirations

Independent vegan businesses in the UK contributing to huge growth of vegan market

VegfestUK plays host to UK's first Vegan Comedy Festival at Brighton Centre

A Well-Fed World Global Food Sustainability Conference booklet now available to view online



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