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Talks - Light Veganism

talks - Light Veganism

A collection of high-quality speakers making veganism accessible to everyone with useful and practical information on the vegan lifestyle

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12.00 - 12.45 - John Jezewski - Veganism - the end of Heart Disease

1.00 - 1.45 - Fiona Oakes - Running for Good

2.00 - 2.45 - Gabriela Lerner - Raw Vegan Living - using high vibrational raw foods to transform our lives

3.00 - 3.45 - SWINE - Screening of SWINE the movie, an exciting thriller-documentary; followed by a short talk by Justin Kerswell, Campaigns Manager, Viva!: Are We Sleepwalking into a pandemic?

4.00 - 4.45 - Pat Reeves - Detoxifying for Optimum Health

5.00 - 5.45 - Jessica Stella Fox - The "Babe" Effect



12.00 - 12.45 - Bryony Miles - How to be a fit and healthy vegan

1.00 - 1.45 - Mick Walker -  Health Benefits of a Whole Food Plant Based Diet

2.00 - 2.45 - Mick Walker - Q&A

3.00 - 3.45 - Dominica Roszko - Vegan energy boosters: staying energised the natural way

4.00 - 4.45 - Judy Barber - What do Vegans, including Activists, need to know about Plant-Based Nutrition?

talk followed by a short book signing session

5.00 - 5.45 - Clark French (United Patients Alliance) - Cannabis is medicine - a discussion of the medical benefits of cannabis for MS and chronic illness


John Jezewski - Veganism - the end of Heart Disease?

Veganism is the bedrock of heart health. Following a few dietary guidelines based on a modified vegan diet is the best chance to reduce the risk factors associated with heart disease. Find out the mind-blowing facts about vegan super-health.

John Jezewski is the Principal of the College of Alkaline Nutrition and has been a natural health practitioner for 25 years.

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Fiona Oakes - Running for Good

As the subject of award winning documentary maker Keegan Kuhn's next film, hear how Fiona manages to juggle her training, racing in the Sahara desert, filming and public speaking whilst continuing to provide care and a home for life to 400 rescued animals at Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary

Fiona Oakes runs Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary where she cares for around 400 rescued animals including 60 horses. Fiona also is an elite marathon runner and holds 3 Guinness World Records including being the fastest woman to run a marathon on each continent plus the North Pole. Vegan for over 40 years, Fiona is currently working with Cowspiracy co-director Keegan Kuhn on his new film "Running for Good" which is a feature length documentary following Fiona as she juggles caring for the animals whilst training to compete in the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara Desert in 2017

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Gabriela Lerner - Raw Vegan Living - using high vibrational raw foods to transform our lives

Gabriela will illustrate how raw vegan foods can be the cornerstone for a sustainable, healthy life. She will give simple tips that will show a way forward to a life that goes beyond avoiding to harm animals to a vegan lifestyle filled with joy and love for all beings.

Gabriela is a raw vegan lifestyle coach, author or Food Heroes. She has blog and youtube channel and contributes to

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SWINE - Screening of SWINE the movie, an exciting thriller-documentary; followed by a short talk by Justin Kerswell, Campaigns Manager, Viva!: Are We Sleepwalking into a pandemic?

Would you pay the ultimate price to save the lives of millions?

A recent mutation in the MRSA superbug infecting the UK pig population has prompted Guard-Media journalist Jack to go undercover in a pig farm. His search for the truth leads him to make a shocking discovery. Everything hangs in the balance as Jack tries to tell the world what he has seen.

The film is written and directed by Damien Clarkson and Robbie of Growing Box and made for the charity Viva!. The film investigates the misuse of antibiotics in factory farms, revealing some shocking truths about the increasing ineffectiveness of the world’s most important antibiotics due to standard farming practices.

The film sees journalist Jack (portrayed by two-time World Champion Timothy) go undercover in a UK factory farm to investigate of a MRSA outbreak in the pig population. In his search for the truth, he makes some shocking discoveries and all hangs in the balance.


About Justin Kerswell, Campaigns Manager, Viva!

Justin is Viva!'s deputy director and has worked on successful campaigns from exposing the conditions of factory farmed pigs to ending the sale of foie-gras by the world’s largest online retailer.  He has appeared on numerous TV and radio programmes and has placed dozens of stories exposing animal cruelty in national and regional press.

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Pat Reeves - Detoxifying for Optimum Health

The ‘how and why’ of providing the body with all the tools it requires to optimally function to achieve an incredibly long and healthy life.

Simplistic cleansing protocols revealed.

Signature talks always interactive with my audience and will include how to maximise nutrient absorption via live/whole food intake.

About Pat Reeves:

At the time of writing, I am looking forward to being incredibly busy for remaining nine months of 2017: All three National events have occurred with the National Singles Championships last weekend, where I broke my own World Dead-lift record – fantastic! I have five International events to officiate this year - Italy in four weeks, followed by Antwerp where I hope to re-break my World record! – Ukraine, Malta and Boston, USA plus several local power-lifting events to organise/officiate.

Within my role as practitioner of Nutritional and Functional Medicine, though based in the West Midlands, I am also addressing health concerns from Detroit hospital and two German clinics –  I enjoy a very busy and totally rewarding life!

Being sustained via a plant-based dietary protocol for fifty one years - the last twenty-six of those mainly consuming living foods, has convincingly transformed my health and radically changed orthodox predicted outcome, enabling me to defeat an intractable cancer situation.

My updated book 'A Living Miracle' now confers information relative to the most valuable supplementation which has dramatically assisted my patients over the last few years. My book also covers all aspects of how to make a living food lifestyle as easy as switching on an oven! 



Jessica Stella Fox - The "Babe" Effect

The children's film 'Babe' had an extraordinary impact back in 1995, not just on audiences, but on the actor James Cromwell too, who played The Farmer; I will be exploring its influence on me & a whole generation of people who became Vegan because of that film.

I will discuss & explore the issues it covered & questions it inspires, (& the contradictions too; see note below*), namely recognizing the worth & value of an animal's life, the intelligence of animals, making the connection, the shift, from seeing an animal as a product, for fattening up, to a fellow sentient creature to be cared for, loved & protected.

~ about Jessica Stella Fox ~

Rambling Vegan Fox >> Vegan Events & PR

I'm an Artist, Writer, Genealogist & Vegan Events Organizer. I became Vegetarian after seeing the film 'Babe' in 1995; later, as I began to learn about Veganism, I was partly influenced by musician Moby's Vegan essay in the sleeve notes of 'Play'. After over 14 years of being Vegan, I've learnt a lot & have many great friends & contacts in the Vegan Community. In 2016, I organised, or co-organized a variety of fayres, festivals, & Pop Up's, including co-running a Vegan Cafe on a Canal Boat! I love meeting, supporting & helping people at any stage of their Vegan journey.

For details about my latest events & more, you can find me on Facebook, my blogTwitter, Instagram, & LinkedIn ~ //

Twitter; @JSFox42 // Instagram; @VeganFox42


>> Funny Clip of me & my friend EthiVegan <<

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Bryony Miles - How to be a fit and healthy vegan

A personal talk on how I transformed my life from an unhealthy past to being a vegan fitness professional with a passion for sharing my experience and knowledge to help others change their lives.

Showing you how a vegan diet is the best for a lifetime of being strong, fit and healthy both physically and mentally.

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Mick Walker -  Health Benefits of a Whole Food Plant Based Diet

It is entirely unacceptable for humans to exploit animals in any way whatsoever – whether for food, other products, such as leather, or for entertainment.

The idea of not eating meat is nothing new – Pythagoras was an early advocate of a plant-based diet – but so many of us were brought up to believe that the maintenance of health and fitness can only be achieved on a diet based around animal protein.

We now have incontrovertible evidence that this is entirely incorrect – indeed it is becoming clear that the healthiest of diets is a Whole Food Plant Based Diet.

This means a diet based 100% on plants – and they should be consumed in a form that is as close as possible to how they were grown and harvested. It should include little, if any processed or refined products - for example, no added sugar or oil.

In this talk, I will outline some of the evidence for this and look at some top athletes who live on a plant based diet.

I will also explain exactly what should be included in such a diet on a daily basis.


More about Mick Walker:

I am 63 years old and coming to the end of a career teaching Biology. I am a keen cyclist and fell walker. 

As I have got older, I have found that I have been able to sustain my strength and fitness (indeed, improve them!) by adopting a 100% plant-based diet, which I did after reading ‘Eat and Run’ by the US ultramarathon runner, Scott Jurek. My only regret is that I didn’t do so much earlier!

This year, I completed many cycling sportives in very respectable times, including The Fred Whitton Challenge, The Etape du Dales and The Monster.

In recent years, I have been following and studying the evidence being put forward (mostly in the US) in favour of a ‘Whole Food Plant Based Diet’ as exemplified by athletes including Scott Jurek, Rich Roll, Brendan Brazier and others.

I am now promoting this via my website ( – as well as advising people who might be finding it difficult changing to a vegan diet. 

Alongside the maintenance of health, I also believe it is crucial that more people understand the importance of a vegan lifestyle to eliminate the exploitation of animals and reduce environmental degradation. 

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Dominica Roszko - Vegan energy boosters: staying energised the natural way

Sadly, many people in our culture still turn to excessive caffeine to boost their energy throughout the day which can often leave them feeling sluggish. Join Dominica Alicia Roszko an expert in living a different way as she talks about ways that people can stay energised, happy and healthy throughout the day with natural foods.

Dominica Alicia Roszko believes in the power (and magic) of tapping into your mind, body & soul and consciously creating a life you dream of. Her goal is to empower people to live a happier, healthier & lighter life by naturally transitioning into a more plant-based whole foods diet.

Through her personal journey of overcoming severe eczema and losing 20kg during this transformation, she knows firsthand the importance of making a lifestyle shift instead of counting calories, dreading scales and feeling deprived of foods you love. She redesigned her life and experienced not only an outer transformation but a deep inner shift as well.

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Judy Barber - What do Vegans, including Activists, need to know about Plant-Based Nutrition?

talk followed by a short book signing session

People passionate about making a difference in the world don't always look after themselves well enough and end up being less effective than they could be. What's most important for vegan wellness so you not only walk your talk but show up as a shining example of healthy vegan living?

Judy Barber is a Hippocrates Health Educator with nine years of high-raw living. From a life long passion for creating amazing healthy food and travel in many cultures, Judy has much to contribute to vegan food culture. Author of Good Raw Food Recipes, she is excited that vegan food is important for the environment, for animals and for personal wellbeing - It all fits! Raw food, including sprouted food, is her focus because it not only brings delicious variety to vegan meals but can bring about profound wellness changes. Judy offers presentations, bespoke workshops at home in Gloucestershire, and retreats.

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Clark French (United Patients Alliance) - Cannabis is medicine - a discussion of the medical benefits of cannabis for MS and chronic illness

Clark will be talking about his journey as a medical cannabis patient as well as how cannabis has the potential to help many other people with chronic conditions. Clark & The United Patients Alliance believe that the therapeutic potential of cannabis needs to be recognised by the UK Government and are optimistic that after hearing the facts about how cannabis helps peoples lives, that you will too. 

Clark French is the Director of the United Patients' Alliance who launched in 2014 with the help of Caroline Lucas MP and Professor David Nutt. Clark is an MS patient from Brighton, Clark was diagnosed with MS in 2010, a life changing event at the age of 24. Since his diagnosis Clark has found that Cannabis is more effective than any of the prescription alternatives for treating his MS. Traveling to California and learning from the medical cannabis activists and industry professionals Clark has embarked on campaigning so that he and other patient's like him who find cannabis helps them can have legal access to medical cannabis in the United Kingdom.  United Patient's Alliance has been busy lobbying and have had some significant victories most notably with Norman Baker and the APPG report.  After meeting with the UPA Norman became the first drugs minister to call for legal medical cannabis in the UK Since resigning as minister Norman Has joined the UPA. The UPA's Patient survey was part of the APPGs report into medical cannabis in 2016. 

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