Tim Barford

Tim Barford

VegfestUK Founder

VegfestUK manager Tim Barford is 55, has been vegan for 34 years, and vegetarian since 1981. Originally choosing the veggie option in order to upset his mum and dad, Tim went vegan at the height of Live Aid and has remained vegan ever since.

Tim organises Europe’s biggest vegan events VegfestUK including shows at Bristol (now in its 16th year), Brighton (in its 11th year) & London Olympia (now in its 6th year). Tim also runs his own award-winning hemp company Yaoh, having helped start the UK’s first hemp company back in 1991.

A former rave promoter and traveller, Tim is renowned for taking his issues seriously, but not himself too seriously. His current preferred role is to interview and host panels and discussions at Vegfest.

Tim has won a number of awards, including the award for Best Vegan Advocate in 2014 at the Viva! 20th Anniversary Ceremony. Tim was also awarded the PEA Business Awards for Working in the Community in 2013. And in 2011, Tim was voted the winner of the Best Vegan Achievement by members of the Vegan Society in the UK.

Saturday
4:00pm

Question Time with Kerry McCarthy & Thangam Debbonaire

Question Time with Kerry McCarthy & Thangam Debbonaire, hosted by VegfestUK’s Tim Barford.

The Vegan Academy full timetable

Sunday
12:00pm

Question Time with Darren Jones MP & Dale Vince

Question Time with Darren Jones MP & Dale Vince from Ecotricity, hosted by VegfestUK’s Tim Barford.

The Vegan Academy full timetable

Sunday
4:00pm

Spotlight on Activism: A Critical Look At Some Of Today's Vegan Activism

Spotlight on Activism: A Critical Look At Some Of Today’s Vegan Activism, with Christopher Sebastian McJetters and Tim Barford.

 

Including a focus on saviour complex veganism.

Vegan Activists Hub full timetable