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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 6pm each 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.

     

  • Huge annual vegan festival drew to glorious close on Bristol Harbourside in its 15th year

    Bristol Harbourside witnessed a marvellous celebration of veganism and music at its iconic Amphitheatre site on the weekend May 20-21, with over 20 red-hot caterers and bars, and 180 other stallholders joining a series of captivating headliners creating a memorable couple of days for not only passionate vegans and party-goers, but also loads of vegan curious looking to embark on a change of lifestyle.

     

    Read full summary of the event here: http://bit.ly/BRIS2017-Summary

     

     

    The next edition of VegfestUK's events is the UK’s first ever vegan Trade show VegfestUK Trade on Friday October 20th 2017 at Olympia London. VegfestUK will remain at Olympia for the weekend October 21st 22nd 2017 immediately afterwards for the 5th year of its highly successful vegan Consumer show. After that, VegfestUK will be returning to the Brighton Centre on March 24th 25th 2018. 

     

    To find out more about the future of VegfestUK Bristol currently, please refer to this article here.

  • VegfestUK Bristol 2017 Event Programme now available to view online

    The event programme for this year's VegfestUK Bristol (May 20-21 at the Amphitheatre) is now available to view online at:

     

    www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/programme

     

    Featuring a brand-new look and feel in contrast to previous years' editions, the 60-page event programme is bursting with content, consisting of full lists of stalls, caterers and maps, as well as full timetables of speakers, cookery demonstrators, entertainers and performers, plus previews of VegfestUK's future events.

     

    Please join in our efforts to share this programme far and wide, to put this amazing event on the map of many beforehand, thanks!

     

  • Robin S, Danny Rampling, Rozalla and Dub Pistols headline 15th annual vegan festival on Bristol Harbourside

    Now in its 15th year, VegfestUK Bristol is set to celebrate with a massive House Party on Saturday May 20th 2017. Billed as the “Show Me Love” party, and headlined with a live set from Robin S, along with DJ Danny Rampling, and Rozalla (Everybody’s Free), the event harks back to the heady days of rave music from the early 90’s….and then on Sunday, Dub Pistols headline alongside South African reggae acts ZionRuts and local Bristol-based hip-hop crew The Scribes.

     

    “Saturday is definitely what you might call a house party with an extra sprinkling of quattro formaggio with grated mozzarella and some melted ‘Sheese’ – all vegan of course,” say VegfestUK organisers. “Danny Rampling is of course a household name for many following his long-time stints on Radio 1, and we’re particularly thrilled to welcome Robin S from the USA who many will remember for her iconic multimillion-selling hit ‘Show Me Love’. Likewise, Rozalla, who had a huge hit with ‘Everybody’s Free’ will be performing live. And if that wasn’t enough, we also have Nicky Holloway, the original house promoter from the Shoom days of the mid-80’s, which was at the very heart of original house music as we know it today.”

     

    “The Sunday lineup has a traditional reggae / hip-hop / dub feel to it, with Dub Pistols headlining and ZionRuts from South Africa supporting alongside local Bristol hip-hop talents The Scribes. We will be expecting capacity crowds on both days.”

     

    For full evening schedules of the Main Stage, click here – http://bristol.vegfest.co.uk/main-stage-evenings


    For ticket info and ticket purchase, click on the link here - www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/admission

     


  • 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.

     

  • 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 18 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.

     

  • How to get full value from being a stallholder at VegfestUK

    As VegfestUK moves into its 15th year pretty soon, we take this opportunity to thank all our previous and current stallholders for making these shows so vibrant and popular over the past 14 years – you have been amazing for us and without your contribution VegfestUK would never have got to the position it finds itself in today.

     

    We recognise also that for many of our current stallholders as well as any prospective stallholder, it is a big outlay to continue exhibiting at these events, so we have taken the time to compile this short manual to help you get full value out of your VegfestUK experience.

     

    Read the full guide by clicking here

     

  • VegfestUK Bristol 2016 attracted 13,000 people despite rainfall

    Despite some sustained showers over the weekend May 21st 22nd, around 13,000 people visited the 14th edition of the VegfestUK Bristol vegan festival at the Amphitheatre, to enjoy good food, good music and good company.

     

    With a house party featuring Marshall Jefferson, Alison Limerick, Adamski and Criss Cross on the Saturday, followed by an EDM / reggae fest with Stereo MC’s, Macka B and Andy Compton (feat. Celestine & Sabrina Chyld), the musical part of the event in the evenings was awe-inspiring and persuaded many to stay the full course of the day after a sumptuous feast of vegan food and information during the daytime.

     

    Please complete our visitors survey here to let us know what you think:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bris2016visitors

     

    Big thanks to all our sponsors:

    Essential Trading Co-operative, Bute Island Foods, Koko Dairy Free, JASON Natural Care, VeggieVision and Yaoh.

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