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VegfestUK Brighton one of Europe’s biggest vegan events A big welcome to VegfestUK Brighton as this annual vegan lifestyle show celebrates its 6th year of existence! As one of Europe’s biggest and best veggie and vegan festivals, this event showcases the very best of a 100% plant-based lifestyle in a friendly, informal, fun atmosphere. Definitely not to be missed are 135 stalls packed with awesome vegan products, interesting global cuisines, free samples and special discounts. There’re also dozens of talks, cookery demos, workshops, short films, and lots of live entertainment including comedy hours and music. There’re also a speed-dating session and a bodybuilding competition on Saturday, followed by Family Day on Sunday with kids activities popular with all ages. We’re hugely honoured to have on board some very special guests, including ex-Everton FC player Neil Robinson (the world’s 1st vegan footballer), Goldblade frontman John Robb, raw food coach Saskia Fraser (Raw Freedom), Amico Bio head chef Pasquale Amico, kids entertainer Captain James Tea Cook and Harley St nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston amongst many interesting speakers and performers. Plus, VegfestUK are giving the Animal Welfare Party our full support at Brighton, in their attempt to win a seat in the EU Parliament at May’s 2014 EU Elections. You could find out more about their progress at the talk on Saturday given by party leader Vanessa Hudson, and participate at the AWP auction hosted by John Robb and their party conference workshop on Sunday. You could then contribute massively to their success by donating to them at the gate, voting for them, or just spreading the message.

VegfestUK is running a fundraising tombola for Vegfam. Vegfam feeds the world’s hungry without animal exploitation and is therefore an excellent choice of charity for vegans. From the 7 shows that we have organised since 2011, we have raised a grand total of £6,903 for Vegfam. With another 3 shows in 2014, we aim to raise even more funds for these guys who have worked incredibly hard to provide the world’s poorest with mankind’s basic need – vegan food. You can support Vegfam by donating at our Tombola and Goody Bags at stall no. 2 – see floor plan on page 25. More on Vegfam at vegfamcharity.org.uk

Many thanks must go to our innumerable list of supporters over the years – from our small hardworking team, our loyal sponsors, stallholders and media partners, down to our dedicated security team, generous stewards, welcoming venue hosts, together with many others that have contributed to our success for the past decade.

VegfestUK Brighton Saturday & Sunday March 29th 30th 2014 @ Hove Centre (BN3 4AH) Admission £2 for adults (pay on gate), Free for under 16’s brighton.vegfest.co.uk

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VegfestUK Latest News VegfestUK shop and events website A fitting celebration of VegfestUK’s over a decade of existence as we’re backing plenty of vegan festivals across the country in 2014 with the aim of making the plant-based lifestyle more accessible to the public. Further, we will launch an exciting range of VegfestUK merchandise with really cool designs later this year. Full details at our brand-new website vegfest.co.uk

VegfestUK Bristol 2014 May 23rd 24th 25th @ the Amphitheatre (BS1 5LL) This unique hybrid of vegan food/info and headline music is back in its 12th year, with disco featuring Boney M, Rose Royce and Abba Gold on Friday, punk on Saturday with Peter Hook and the Light, Ruts DC and Goldblade, and reggae on Sunday with Black Roots and Zion Train. Advance tickets for the Friday and Saturday evening concerts are now on sale at bristol.vegfest.co.uk Viva! are guests of honour as this fantastic vegan campaign group celebrates its 20th birthday. Expect 20,000 visitors over 3 days of glorious food, music and information on Bristol Harbourside. bristol.vegfest.co.uk

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VegfestUK sponsors Neil Robinson UK tour 2014 VegfestUK are thrilled to be organising and sponsoring the Neil Robinson tour in 2014. Neil is the world’s 1st vegan professional footballer to play at the top flight, having played for Everton and Swansea City in the 70’s and 80’s. Now in his 50’s, Neil is fit as a fiddle, and in 2014 will be touring 10 major vegan events across the UK to demonstrate his sublime smoothie recipes as well as divulging his top fitness and training tips. For full details, visit vegfest.co.uk/neil-on-tour

VegfestUK London 2014 September 27th 28th @ Kensington Olympia West Halls (W14 8UX) VegfestUK returns to the prestigious London Olympia for the second year running as we look to build on a vastly successful first show attended by over 9,000 visitors. The 2014 edition will see over 200 stalls and an anticipated 10,000+ visitors to this one-stop guide to healthy and ethical living in a relaxed atmosphere. Confirmed guests include Vegan Smythe, Kate Magic, Doug McNish, Patrik Baboumian, Star Khechara, Neil Robinson, Victoria Moran, Sarah Jane Honeywell, with many high-profile guests TBA. The Vegan Society will take centre stage as this marvellous vegan outreach organisation celebrate their 70th birthday in November 2014. Website to go live for bookings on February 28th at london.vegfest. co.uk Advance tickets will be available from June on BUY ONE GET ONE FREE for a limited period at the show website. london.vegfest.co.uk

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Sponsors Massive gratitude to the following sponsors for Brighton this year – many of whom have stuck with us through thick and thin and kept the show going :-)

Interview

Animal Welfare Party The AWP is the UK’s 1st political party dedicated to animals. They’re attempting to win a seat in the EU Parliament in the May EU Elections. Let’s make history for animals by voting for them! animalwelfareparty.org

Interview with Animal Welfare Party leader Vanessa Hudson

Bute Island Foods Proud creators of the “Sheese” vegan cheese brand, Bute Island Foods have also launched their own “Vegandeli” vegan mock meat range that has drawn wide acclaim. buteisland.com

As the 2014 EU Parliamentary Elections take place in less than 2 months’ time, we’re fully behind the AWP’s attempt to win a seat. Here we speak to party leader Vanessa Hudson on her thoughts about the party and its prospects at and after the elections.

Cocofina A British brand of coconut water that has won several taste awards. Their natural sports drink tastes great and has several other benefits due to the unique combination of minerals, vitamins and salts. cocofina.com

Fry’s

We set up in 2006 as Animals Count and contested 3 elections under that name. We changed our name to the AWP in 2013. Our mission is to create a fairer, more equitable society in which the needs of people, animals and the environment are all properly taken into account. That’s not happening at the moment and we’re determined to change it.

JĀSÖN A leading natural family care brand in the UK. Products are vegetarian and vegan friendly, and the whole range is BUAV certified. facebook.com/jasonnaturalcare

Which constituencies are you contesting and how likely are you to win a seat?

Koko Dairy Free

Living Naturally Living Naturally Soapnut shells are the only organic detergent that grows on trees! These shells are organic, vegan, hypoallergenic, chemical, crueltyfree and 100% biodegradable. soapnuts.co.uk

Magpie A London-based studio who design and manufacture vegan-friendly homewares and gifts, with a distinctly British edge. magpieline.com

Out of Hand A specialist eco-friendly design and print team from Bristol responsible for masses of flyers, posters, brochures, programmes and magazines around the south west and beyond. outofhand.co.uk

Plant Based Foods Proud producers of wholesome, 100% natural, delicious and sustainable meat alternatives that are all registered with the Vegan Society. plant-based-foods.ie 6 | Vegfestuk

To date AWP is run entirely by volunteers of which there are many. Often we’re working with limited resources so any help in terms of time or donations is a huge one. This is movement with little money but lots of passion, which we’re aiming to harness to make this movement an unbeatable force.

When was the AWP set up and what are its aims?

One of the world’s biggest producers of plant-based meats savoured by plant-eaters, carnivores and everyone in between! Outlets include Ocado, 3663, Holland & Barrett and numerous independent health stores. frysvegetarian.co.uk

Producers of a fantastic and healthy coconut milk variety that’s dairy- and nut-free. Suitable for people of all dietary persuasions. kokodairyfree.com

How many people are working to make the AWP campaign successful?

Raw Chocolate Company Proud producers of pure, organic, fairtrade, vegancertified and raw chocolates, with 3 product ranges: Raw Chocolate Bars, Raw Chocolate Berries and Supreme Foods. therawchocolatecompany.com

Suma Wholefoods A radical and progressive vegetarian business managed and owned by its dedicated workforce. They supply a huge range of fairly traded, ethical and organic products. suma.coop

Vegfund Vegfund empowers vegan activists worldwide by funding and supporting outreach activities that inspire people to choose and maintain a vegan lifestyle. vegfund.org

Yaoh The UK’s 1st hemp company founded in 2002, with hemp products ranging from natural bodycare (winner of Ethical Consumer Magazine Best Buy awards 4 times), to certified organic food products. yaoh.co.uk

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We’re standing in the London constituency at least, more constituencies if funds allow. London is our target constituency because of the high proportion of vegetarian and vegans there – a group highly likely to support our policies. There are approximately over 500,000 vegetarians in the London electorate and we need just 140,000 votes to win a seat. The challenge is in spreading the word as far wide as we can and in combating voter apathy, particularly making sure younger people vote.

What would success in the EU Elections mean? Our party is part of a Pan-European movement that includes the animal parties of the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Portugal – we’re all attempting to return dedicated representatives for animals to the EU Parliament for the first time in history. This is a moment in time as crucial as any in the history of human rights or women’s rights. Our election success will send a message to the rest of the world that man’s relationship with animals is changing, that we are re-defining who we are and what we believe in. This is about writing a new chapter in the history of humankind and, we believe, no other party’s offering gives the electorate the same possibility of making such a statement to the world.

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5 things you can do to help the AWP get elected • Visit animalwelfareparty.org and donate £1 or more to their EU election campaign. • Share their Facebook posts & Tweets with your friends. • Get in touch about volunteering and leafleting. • Ask to put leaflets in your local hotspots. • Register to vote & make a note in your diaries of 22nd May, polling day.

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Special Offers

AQUAPAX Just Drinking Water Ltd

Heavenly Vegan Cupcakes

The French Revolution

7.065pH mineral water, 6 for £5

Buy 3 Get 1 Free

15% off all crepes before 1pm

3-Omega-6 Dairy Free Flax Milk

Lewes Chocolate Company

The Heavenly Cake Company

Milk available at £1.50/litre

One bag of chocolate for £3.75 or 2 bags for £6

Buy 5 cupcakes and 5th is free

3 products for £10!

LifeWell Wellbeing

All veggie burgers and roasts 2 for £5.50, 4 for £10.

BohoHemp

2 bags of “Super-Crackies!” for just £6, 1520% off ALL other products

A Bit Chilli!

Up to 50% off

The Sunshine Kitchen

Free gift with every purchase

10% off vouchers on Vegan and Gluten Free burgers

Merryhill Mushrooms

Titbits Catering

Living Naturally Limited Care 4 Cats (charity)

The Honest Carrot

Buy One Get One Free on all catnip Bows

Buy 5 Tasty Tapas and get 6th one free

20% discount on all classes booked

Show offer discount if you buy two grow pots

Cocofina

Ms. Cupcake

Up to 34% off

Buy a Ms. Cupcake cookbook and get a free cupcake

2 snack bars for £1 - 2 large bags of fruit for £3.50 - 2 snack packs for £1.50

Cashew Catering

Deccan Tiffin 3 pickles/chutneys for the price of 2

Natural Spa Supplies Ltd

DermaEnhance Ltd

Toothbrush Sticks, Sslavadora persica, Fully natural 3-in-1 toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash. 3 for £5.00

Skin Salve at special price of £14.99 per 200ml pot

Dosa Deli Indian Street Chaat snacks buy 2 get £1 off

EqualiTea Buy any 3 Pick&Mix teas for £10

Farrington’s Mellow Yellow Special prices available for purchase of 2 or more products

Fleecehaven All items just £7.50 (up to 80% off RRP)

fruits de la terre 5 products for £10

Gillie Food Ltd Buy 4 get 1 free for their Jerky products

GOOD Hemp 20% Off all products; Free hemp protein shake sample with every order over £10.

Grano e Vita

Ombar 3 bars for £5

OrganiCulture Ltd Buy One Get One Half Price

Vegan Faces Face Paints 3 for £10. Mix and match cosmetics 3 for £15

Vegan Organic Network Growing Green Book only £5.00

Vegan Runners UK Basic Sports Nutrition Guide free to new members, select cotton T-shirts & sweatshirts half price

Orzo♥Coffee

Vegan Tuck Box

Buy 2 or more products and receive a free eco-friendly jute bag

18% off single Vegan Tuck Boxes

Pitfield Brewery

Buy One Get One Free on all products

3 bottled beers in gift pack £10, 6 beers in gift pack £18

Vegucate South

Pulsin’ Ltd. 4 bars for £5!

Raw Gaia Ltd 3 Trial Sizes for £10 (plus FREE tote bag).

Reflexia Healing Free unique reflexology treatments

Sussex Wildlife Trust

1 pack for £3, two packs for £5

Free gift when becoming a member at the show

Greenfrog

TeenVGN

One multipurpose spray and one washingup liquid bottles for £4 only

Tropical Wholefoods

Sign up for FREE & receive a goodie bag

Veganicity

Three for £5 Vegan Art Cards

Vegusto Up to 20% Discount

Vervet Monkey Foundation Book a trip to help monkeys in South Africa and receive 25% off volunteering

Caterers Mouthwatering cooked food from a variety of seasoned caterers – food is all vegan and delicious!

Bangwok Thai street food with a vegan twist. Their pad thais are nice and spicy and a must-try! bangwok.com

Cashew Catering Serving amazing taster plates, massive platters and wicked cakes. Menu includes Tofu Spanakopita,, tempeh Tamales, Mixed mushroom Qyoza, stuffed marmande tomatoes, tofu & caramelized onion puff pastry, massive salads, raw cheese and biscuits, raw chocolate torte and a chocolate truffle tasting bar! cashewcatering.co.uk

Muya 100% Ethiopian Muya make the most delicious Ethiopian vegan and vegetarian meals using the finest and freshest ingredients. muyaethiopianvegan.com

Shambhu’s (Saturday only) Family team from North London with a superb line in cheesecakes, as well as a range of savoury treats. Serving bean burritos, nachos & beans, pizzas, as well as their cheesecakes (nominated for VegfestUK award in 2013) and other treats. shambhus.co.uk

St Best Caribbean caterers Ital food from these fantastic Caribbean caterers. Expect all the classics with a vegan slant.

Tasty Tapas both sweet & savoury. Sample their marinated Tempeh & Roast Pepper Skewers, Lettuce Bang Bang, Spinach, Pine nut & Rawmesan Puff Slice or Divine Chocolate Brownie plus many more to tickle your tastebuds! titbitscatering.co.uk

VBites Foods Producers of the most awesome array of meat - including their award winning burgers, sausages, pizzas, and beef pasty (nominated for a VegfestUK 2013 award). Superb for those looking to reduce their meat and dairy intake and looking for a first stop. VBites will be serving both samples and whole burgers and hotdogs in buns - with plenty of treats and their deli range to buy and take away. vbitesfoods.com

Raw-inspiring stalls and cookery demos: • Cold-pressed oils from Farrington’s Mellow Yellow and Flax Farm Linseed • Dairy-free flax milk from 3-Omega-6 • Dried fruits and snacks from Tropical Wholefoods • Hemp seeds and hemp oil from GOOD Hemp and Yaoh • Raw beauty products from Raw Gaia • Raw, tasty and functional snack bars from Ombar and Pulsin’ Raw cookery demos by Natalie Heath, Gail Evans, Saskia Fraser, Neil Robinson & Tim Barford, and Sarmado Sibley! Lots of samples to savour.... more on pages 18 & 19. Lifewell Wellbeing Hub workshops – helping health, happiness and wellbeing reach (R)evolution...

The Sunshine Kitchen

Viva! Half price memberships from £6. Sign-up and receive their tri-annual magazine Viva!life, suuporter’s discount card, updates and more

Yaoh Buy One Get One Free on all products

Meat FREE, Gluten FREE, Buy 1 Get 1 FREE... From yummy burgers to Indian snacks, they’ve got your taste buds covered. thesunshinekitchen.com

Titbits Catering Serving up a yummy selection of

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Special Guests Massive welcome to our special guests, including:

Comedy Hours Some high-quality stand-up acts in the Entertainment Hall on the ground floor on both days – Saturday 4pm, Sunday 5pm

Hosted by vegan comedian Rob Jackson

Neil Robinson

Pasquale Amico

Ex-Everton footballer

Chef

Neil played for one of the world’s best football teams Everton in the 1970’s and is the world’s 1st to play professional football on a vegan diet, which he did in the 80’s. Neil is still very passionate about his vegan lifestyle and is on tour visiting 10 vegan events this year with his talks and smoothie demos across the UK, sharing his favourite recipes and tips on plant-based fitness. See vegfest.co.uk/neil-on-tour for details. neilrobinsonvegan.com

Pasquale is the head chef of organic Italian veggie restaurant Amico Bio in London, which he opened in 2010 with his two cousins. His aim is to bring the best of Italian vegetarian cuisine to London, using the freshest organic produce, cooked with a rustic style in the simplest way. amicobio.co.uk

Saturday (4-5pm)

Saskia Fraser

Sonja Quita Doubleday, James Hately

John Robb Musician, author, presenter, pundit John is the award-winning indie music mainstay, frontman of punk rock band Goldblade (goldblade. com), music author of best selling books including “the Stone Roses And The Resurrection Of British Pop and and Punk Rock - An Oral History”. John’s also the boss of one of the UK’s top 5 music culture website louderthanwar.com, and singer with themembranes.co.uk

Captain James Tea Cook Pirate, kids entertainer Resident pirate Captain James Tea Cook, Pirate of the Carob Bean, is as mad as a hatter, and a great source of entertainment for the little ones. He will be in attendance on Sunday with a whole 4 hours of magic, cookery demos, experiments, general merriment and skulduggery of a piratey nature. facebook.com/ CaptJamesTeaCook

Yvonne BishopWeston Nutritionist Harley Street and TV Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston started her nutrition consultancy Foods for Life 10 years ago, and has appeared on GMTV’s LK Today, BBC One Show and ITN News. She’s visiting the show on Sunday to do a talk explaining what our children need to eat. foodsforlife.co.uk

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Main Act:

Chris Stokes Supporting Acts:

Sonja Quita Doubleday, Donal Coonan

Sunday (5-6pm) Main Act:

Eddy Brimson Supporting Acts:

Raw food coach Saskia has helped hundreds of busy working women to experience greater energy, mental clarity and shining self-confidence by incorporating more raw foods into their diets. She offers 1-to-1 coaching programmes, raw food detoxes, telephone/Skype consultations and sample sessions. rawfreedom.co.uk

Chris Stokes Chris’ playful and erudite stand-up has seen him crop up on ‘Dave’s One Night Stand’ and intermittently on BBC Radios 4 and 5Live. As well as supporting the likes of Milton Jones, Pete Firman and Stewart Francis on several UK tours, Chris’ debut solo show was awarded the ‘Best Show’ award at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2012. twitter.com/_chris_stokes Photo credit: Andy Hollingworth

Gareth Zeal Nutritionist As a nutritionist for over 20 years, Gareth has co-authored 500 health tips with Hazel Courtenay, and lectured around the world on the benefits of nutrition in practice to naturopaths, health food retailers pharmacists and doctors. He’s also been nutrition consultant for several Premiership football clubs and endurance marathon runners, triathletes and MMA fighters.

Eddy Brimson One of the world’s most in-demand headline acts, Eddy works regularly with all the leading promoters. He played the first ever Altitude Festival in the French Alps in 2008 and the Sydney Cracker Festival in Australia. Eddy has also taken his comedy to such far flung places as Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. He once even played a gig naked. eddybrimson.com

Juliet Gellatley Founder of Viva!, Europe’s biggest veggie group Juliet founded Viva! In 1994 having originated National Vegetarian Week back in the 80’s whilst working for the Vegetarian Society. Juliet is an engaging, informative and inspirational speaker and her talk “Why You Don’t Need Dairy” on Sunday at 2pm is ideal for would-be dairy reducers. viva.org.uk

Sonja Quita Doubleday A.k.a. ‘Cheekykita’, Sonja is an exciting, ridiculous, physical female comedian, who regularly performs on the alternative comedy circuit. There are not many female comedy performers as brave as Cheekykita, who is a master at the surreal and physical side of comedy. facebook.com/sonja.doubleday

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Donal Coonan A plant-eating Punchinello who has been described by the Radio Times as ‘like a strange uncle’. Come and be his niece/nephew for 10 minutes. twitter.com/superdonal

James Hately Psychedelic revolutionary? Beard on stilts? Whilst many stand-ups put reality under a microscope so we can laugh at it from all angles, James takes reality, melts it down, and moulds it into something no more sensible. Prepare to laugh and then scratch your head wondering what just happened. Magners Pub Comedian of the Year finalist, two times performer at the Green Man festival, Brighton and Bristol Vegfest regular. facebook.com/james.hately

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Entertainment

Saturday Neon Saints Brass Band Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association - The Key to the Highest Form of Martial Arts 12.30 Beauty without Cruelty makeup session 1.00 Speed-dating 2.00 Hemp documentary ‘Bringing it Home’ 3.00 Panel discussion and quiz on hemp 4.00 Comedy Hour 5.00 Bodybuilders competition 11.00 11.45

Sunday 11.00 – 3.00 3.00 4.00 4.30 5.00

Kids activities Dominic Berry - Spark, the Goblin Wizard John Robb – Vegans Don’t Wear Sandals Animal Welfare Party auction (hosted by John Robb) Comedy Hour

called Tai Chi Kungfu Fan. As they adhere to the compassionate Vegan lifestyle and the practice of Quan Yin method of Meditation with a Living & Fully Enlightened Master, they experience the benefits of how their lives have improved due to more Peace, Love and Wisdom that they develop inside. beveganmakepeace.org

Beauty without Cruelty makeup session Discover the most amazing cruelty-free makeups, which demonstrate that we can have both beauty and non-violence to animals at the same time. Session hosted by Karin from VeggieVision alongside the Beauty without Cruelty team. bwcshop.com

Neon Saints Brass Band Originating from Brighton, and inspired by New Orleans, Louisiana, the NEON SAINTS Brass Band are a 10-strong carnival, popping up at street parties, festivals stages and Youtube channels worldwide. Combining soul, hip-hop brass and a willingness to fit too many musicians on too small of a stage - it’s a brass epidemic and the only cure is more cowbell. Neon Saints Brass Band will also play from 10:45 just before the show opens on Saturday outside the venue. facebook.com/neonsaintsbrassband

Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association The Key to the Highest Form of Martial Arts

Speed Dating Come and have a glass of wine with us, have some fun, connect with some great people, enjoy some vegan nibbles, maybe win some fabby prizes! Entry to this speed-dating session is free. So if this feels like your cup of tea then register now by emailing info@veggievision.tv and putting “Count Me In for Brighton Speed Dating” in the heading! Hosted by VeggieVision. veggievisiondating.com veggievision.tv

Hemp documentary ‘Bringing it Home’ This film explores why hemp, a crop with many widespread benefits, cannot be grown in America, through animation, archival images and interviews with hemp business leaders and entrepreneurs in England, Spain, Washington, D.C., California and North Carolina. The documentary extols the many benefits of industrial hemp for the environment and human health, while illuminating the obstacles to what could be a thriving industry for U.S. farmers to tap into. bringingithomemovie.com

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Some really captivating entertainment in the Main Hall on the ground floor. Sponsored by Cocofina.

Panel discussion and quiz on hemp Enter our short hemp quiz with a chance to win a few hemp hampers! This is followed by a discussion featuring a host of hemp experts on hand to answer any hemp-related questions. Hosted by Yaoh manager Tim Barford, our panel includes: Gail (Hempish), Gav (THTC), Bobby (the Hemp Shop), Henry Braham (GOOD Hemp, TBC) and others. Visitors have the chance to ask their own questions too in a Q&A session at the end.

Bodybuilding Competition Kindly hosted by Vegan Bodybuilding, this event will be bodyweight inverted rows. Partial reps will not be allowed & the judges may end any event if they feel a safety issue arises (either to the contestant or the audience). Males will do full repetitions while females will do repetitions with the knees bent to 90°. There will be prizes for all entrants. veganbodybuilding.org

Animal Welfare Party auction (hosted by John Robb) John hosts a fundraising auction in support of the AWP’s attempt to win a seat in the upcoming EU Parliament elections in May, with many superb prizes up for grabs. Victory for AWP in these once-every-5-year elections will be historic for animals and the planet. So come along and bid for some great prizes while raising significant funds for the party’s final push for election success! animalwelfareparty.org

Dominic Berry Spark, the Goblin Wizard For children 5+ and their families “Spark, the Goblin Wizard, looks like a hairy lizard. This furry beast excels at casting magic spells...” Spark’s magic rhymes can turn anything into anything. He’ll turn the bogeys up his nose into some pink ribbons and bows. He’ll make a gorgeous high-heeled shoe out of a pile of donkey poo... However, something terrible begins to happen in the enchanted forest. Here be wasps, werewolves and wily wickedness! Maybe not even Spark’s spells will be enough to stop a strange new power threatening the woods and everyone in them... With lyrics, laughs and lots of joining in, poet Dommy B needs your help to save the day! dominicberry.net

John Robb – Vegans Don’t Wear Sandals Goldbalde frontman John Robb will talk about punk rock, zen and the universe as well as vegan power, food politics, the sexiness of not eating meat, how vegans don’t wear sandals, how to remain vegan on a world tour in his band and how he became vegetarian in the concrete cultural wasteland of Blackpool in his youth where men were men and cooking was for wimps and people who didn’t eat meat were strange and fragile aliens, and how he took the vegan oath and he may even cook something. twitter.com/johnrobb77

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Kids activities Sponsored by Foods for Life Nutrition

SUNDAY ONLY 11-3pm in the Entertainments Hall on the ground floor. Suitable for all ages. Sunday is Family Day with a host of kids entertainment hosted by Pirate of the Carob Bean Captain James Tea Cook. He’ll be teaching kids about healthy food with a bit of kitchen science thrown in. The rainbow smoothie bike will be on hand to cycle up a smoothie and with party games add up to a fun-filled day of mayhem, laughter and learning.

Tom Foolery Pirate Games With 12 years’ experience in entertaining children with his antics and tricks, Tom Foolery will be performing magic shows with professional silliness this year. Come along and join in the fun and be sure to bring your magic fingers “Abracadabra...Beans on Toast!” partytom.com

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Tom Foolery Pirate Games 5-a-day Sushi Making, Anti-oxidants with Capt JTC Tom Foolery Pirate Games Pirate Pancake Tossing Lessons and Sweet and Savoury Pancake Wraps with Capt JTC Pirate Chocolate Energy Balls and Emulsification with Capt JTC Green Slime, Purple Slime, Electricity in Bananas and Rainbow Hands with Capt JTC Caribbean Hoola Hoop Workshop Treasure Trail: find the pirate, ride the 5-a-day Smoothie Bike and get your face painted upstairs Dominic Berry – Spark, the Goblin Wizard (see page 13)

Caribbean Hoola Hoops workshop Come and spin up a storm in this hoola-hooping workshop with LiveLoveHoop! Both kids and adults are welcome - learn how to wiggle your hips while having loads of fun. livelovehoop.com

5-a-day Sushi Making and antioxidants We make Rainbow Sushi for lunch trying to get a rainbow in our snacks and why that’s important.

Pirate Pancake Tossing Lessons and sweet and savoury pancake wraps Capt JTC looks at different ways to make food fluffy as a pink moshi monster using yeast and baking powder. Pancake tossing lessons from a champion tosser showing how to make a nutritious healthy rainbow lunch wrap.

Green slime, Electrcity in bananas, Purple Slime and rainbow hands A little bit of fun with colour and taste buds and then with make Green slime to take away. We make batteries out of ordinary fruit and vegetables with enough electricity to power a clock.

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Pirate Chocolate Energy Balls and emulsification Capt JTC teaches the magic of ‘emulsification’, how to make vegan cheese and then some healthy chocolate snack balls that are a great addition to a healthy packed lunch or snack box.

Other talks and demos of interest to parents: What our Children need to eat – Talk at 12pm Savoury Wholefood Pancakes – Demo at 12pm Why we don’t need Dairy – Talk at 1pm Why we need to Optimise Children’s diet – Workshop at 1pm Feeding Children a Healthy Plant-based Diet – Workshop at 3pm Fuelled by Compassion – Workshop at 4pm

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Performances

Saturday 12.00 1.00 2.00 – 4.00 4.00 5.00

Ian Haywood - Vegan Pianist Mitchell and Vincent Vegfest Open Mic with Baz and Joe Ruth Hawe Mitchell and Vincent

Sunday 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00

Charlie Leavy Against the Grain Ben Godwin John Robb Dominic Berry Barbara Helen

Ian Haywood Vegan Pianist Ian is a vegan composer and pianist. His music is inspired by the natural world in which we live and by the animals that we share it with. His passion is to use his music to help promote veganism and respect for nature. He will share this inspiration with us so that together we can make the world a better place. www.ian-haywood.co.uk

Mitchell and Vincent David Mitchell and Graham Vincent are an acoustic duo based in Dorset and Somerset who play lively traditional music from the British Isles on Fiddle and Guitar. Much of their set is instrumental but this is mixed in with a few broadly traditional songs. Playing at festivals, concerts and events all over the South West and beyond, they have been described as performing “Distinctive yet fresh traditional folk,” and musicians who “tell stories with their melodies”. mitchellandvincent.com facebook.com/mitchellandvincent youtube.com/MitchellandVincent Twitter: @mitchellandvin plus @mitchellandvinc

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A string of live performances to savour from a variety of musicians and entertainers, the Performance Area is on the ground floor in the corner of the foyer near the food stalls 37-40. Sponsored by Yaoh.

Vegfest Open Mic with Baz and Joe

Against the Grain

Baz and Joe will play a few tracks and will then open the stage up to you guys. They’ll have a nice silver microphone and a lovely wooden guitar you can use and, depending on how busy it is, you can play 2-3 songs each. All acts all abilities - all styles - all ages - all welcome. Names will be taken from 1pm in the performance area. brightonopenmics.co.uk

Against the Grain are: Matt Sullivan (flamenco guitar/cajon) and Jo May (cajons, balafon - African xylophone, spoons and medieval style snare drum). They perform mostly original tunes bringing together their different influences - Flamenco, Latin, Jazz, African, Folk... They had a great summer of festivals this year, including Broadstairs Folk Week and Sidmouth Folk Week, and they’re currently recording their first album. facebook.com/AgainstTheGrain2012

Ruth Hawe

Ben Godwin

Ruth has been a vegan activist for over 40 years. Her outreach is linked to ecological, humanitarian and peace initiatives as only united shall we transcend our world’s problems. Her novel “Holy Cow”, launching at VegfestUK Brighton, is an attempt to penetrate the armour of public resistance to necessary change in eating habits. It is intentionally seeded with core principles and visionary inspiration within the entertaining storyline. vegantopia.co.uk

Proud owner of a voice three sizes too big for his skinny, bespectacled frame, Ben Godwin writes songs that owe as much to Allen Ginsberg and Terry Gilliam as they do to more obvious influences like Tom Waits and Nick Cave. A veteran of New York’s oddball Antifolk scene, his debut album ‘Skin and Bone’ was memorably described as sounding ‘like an evil clown dancing on a broken piano’. Raw, passionate, theatrical and whimsical by turns, Godwin’s songs are a ragged cabaret stagger down some forgotten looking-glass Broadway. bengodwin.bandcamp.com

Charlie Leavy

John Robb

At 17, Charlie has been writing & singing her own songs for the last couple of years. She mostly writes with her Martin and occasionally plays in a band as the bassist/lead vocals. Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music: “Out there in Streaming Land there are naturally gifted singers and then there are the rest of us, and you can tell within seconds that Charlie Leavy belongs effortlessly in the first category. In the coming years she’ll be able to pick pretty much any direction she wants to and, with enough hard work, make a success of it.” soundcloud.com/charlieleavymusic youtube.com/watch?v=ApplsRWytz0 twitter.com/charliemusic96 facebook.com/charlieleavymusic

John Robb is the award winning indie music mainstay, frontman of punk rock band Goldblade, music author of best selling books including “the Stone Roses And The Resurrection Of British Pop and Punk Rock - An Oral History”. Journalist, TV presenter, regular TV and radio pundit as well the boss of one of the UK’s top 5 music culture website louderthanwar.com, John was the first person to interview Nirvana and the Stone Roses and invented the term Britpop. Editor of louderthanwar.com Singer with themembranes.co.uk Singer with goldblade.com twitter.com/johnrobb77 facebook.com/goldbladeband

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Dominic Berry Dominic Berry is the vegan, flamboyant, queer performance poet from Manchester. He has performed his verse on BBC and Channel 4 and has been described by Benjamin Zephaniah as “Really very inspiring”. Dominic’s highly energetic, comedic and powerful words have won New York City’s infamous Nuyorican Poetry Cafe slam and UK Superheroes of Slam. His set will include his prize winning declaration “I’m Coming Out as Vegan”, alongside old and new poems detailing Dominic’s relationship with diet and ethics. dominicberry.net

Barbara Helen “Barbara Helen is a charming vocalist, an accomplished guitarist and an impressive songwriter.” - Danny Moore. R2 Rock n’ Reel. (Four star review) Barbara has had some lovely feedback from those who have seen her perform, and can identify with her songs. Since she evolved to follow a vegan lifestyle, her perception of the world has been a huge shock to the emotions and inspired a collection of new songs that are destined for her next release. barbarahelen.co.uk

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Cookery Demos

Saturday 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00

Natalie Heath – Raw Food Made Sexy Jane Easton (Viva!) - Seitan and Super Salads Gail Evans - Recipes from ‘21 Day Body Detox’ program Saskia Fraser - Easy Raw Food for Busy Lives and Raw Food Beginners Tony Bishop-Weston - Love Cheese? Just Say Cheeze! Neil Robinson & Tim Barford (Yaoh) Hemp Smoothie Demo

Sunday 12.00 1.00 2.00

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4.00 5.00

Nishma Shah (Shambhu’s) - Savoury Wholefood Pancakes Aneesh Popat (the Chocolatier) Chocolate, 1 of your 5 a Day Pasquale Amico – Ravioli con mozzarisella, pomodori secchi e basilica and more Deena Kakaya - Mixed grains and vegetables in a tangy and fragrant coconut - Kadhi Sarmado Sibley - Gourmet Raw Living Foods Adrian Smith (Vegan Peasant Catering) Creative Canapés

Natalie Heath – Raw Food Made Sexy Raw Lifestyle Coach Natalie reveals the secret to super tantalising, luxurious and fun raw food creation, showing that you don’t need to be consuming boring salads and green juices every day to up your nutritional intake and boost your energy levels. rawlifestylecoach.co.uk

Jane Easton (Viva!) - Seitan and Super Salads: something for everyone! Praise Seitan: traditional meat alternatives from vital gluten flour. Jane makes pepperoni and steaks - and offers recipe ideas for these fantastic occasional treats that

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are protein rich and simple to prepare. Super Salads using raw vegetables, cooked wholegrains, sprouts and more, plus delicious dressings. viva.org.uk

Gail Evans - Recipes from ‘21 Day Body Detox’ Program With over 5 years experience in raw food and detox, Gail has worked with people from around the globe providing recipes and guidance to enhance their well being. She’ll be demonstrating recipes from her 21 day “DIY Body Detox” program, showing you how easy it is to bring more energy and balance back into your daily life. facebook.com/ divaliciouslyraw

Saskia Fraser - Easy Raw Food for Busy Lives and Raw Food Beginners

Taking place on the ground floor next to the Entertainment Hall. All recipes demonstrated are 100% plant-based. Sponsored by Fry’s Vegetarian UK.

Neil Robinson & Tim Barford (Yaoh) Hemp Smoothie Demo Join Yaoh manager Tim Barford with his special guest Neil Robinson, who used to play professional top-flight football with the likes of Everton and Swansea City in the 70’s and 80’s, whilst on a veggie and later vegan diet. Tim has been vegan for 30 years and is a big fan of hemp and smoothies – great vegan sources of protein and essential fatty acids. He and Neil put hemp and smoothies together into a lively, accessible and humorous demo which involves tastings of their favourite smoothie recipes. neilrobinsonvegan.com yaoh.co.uk

Aneesh Popat (the Chocolatier) Chocolate, 1 of your 5 a Day

Saskia demonstrates simple, fun and tasty raw food recipes that can be created in minutes, showing how raw food is accessible to everyone, from beginners, busy parents, sceptics and kids, to raw food aficionados.

Aneesh will make a chocolate dish and convince you that chocolate must be an integral part of your 5 a day fruits. the-chocolatier.co.uk

Nishma Shah (Shambhu’s) - Savoury wholefood pancakes

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Tony BishopWeston - Love Cheese? Just Say Cheeze!

Nishma will show you how to make delicious, easy-to-make and mostly glutenfree savoury pancakes. She’ll be making the pancake batter using basic whole food ingredients like chick peas, semolina, millet flour and rice, and adding a variety of vegetables and greens. shambhus.co.uk

Tony’s food career started in a deli called Durbin & Allwright’s in Chiswick West London, overseeing the health and wellbeing of over 100 internationally renowned cheeses. In his 20th vegan year, he explores dairy-free cream cheese, vegan cheese sauce for pizza, the perfect vegan chocolate cheesecake, no-cheese fondue and very Caerphilly, Vegan Welsh Rarebit. optimumnutritionists.com

Pasquale Amico – Ravioli con Mozzarisella, Pomodori e Basilica and more Evoking the spirit of traditional Italian dining combined with the vegan slant that has become his trademark, Pasquale will be

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presenting Ravioli con mozzarisella, pomodori secchi e basilica, salsa di pomodorini and Piadina Integrale di Seitan. He’ll be making the pasta onsite, and remaining true to his restaurant concept, all ingredients will be sourced from his farm in Capua, South Italy. amicobio.co.uk

Deena Kakaya Mixed grains and vegetables in a tangy and fragrant coconut - Kadhi Kadhi is a warming, fragrant, spicy and delicious yoghurt and gram flour based soup that is tempered in whole spices, ginger, chillies and curry leaves. Traditionally it is eaten with rice or as a side dish, but Deena’s bulkier one-pot version includes seasonal vegetables and mixed grains as well as light, sweet and wonderfully scented coconut. deenakakaya.com

Sarmado Sibley Gourmet Raw Living Foods Come & learn how to create amazingly delicious raw food recipes to inspire your guests. This demo shows you some simple techniques to prepare raw foods like professionals. Sarmado will demonstrate some basic skills to create restaurant style dishes to get you back in the kitchen. rawlovelife.com

Adrian Smith (Vegan Peasant Catering) Creative Canapés Head chef and creative partner Adrian from Vegan Peasant Catering will demonstrate how to wow your guests with visually stunning canapés that will make anyone think you are a natural – with emphasis on the clever construction, colour and flavour combinations. veganpeasantcatering.com

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Talks

Saturday 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00

Neil Robinson - Plant-Exclusive Fitness For Over 50’s Vanessa Hudson - Animal Welfare Party Countdown to May EU Elections Julie Montagu - How to Get the Super back into your Foods Corrina Gordon-Barnes - How to Market Your Vegan Business Jessica Fenton - How to be a Vegan Beauty Goddess Andre Menache - Healthy Consumerism

Sunday 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00

Yvonne Bishop-Weston – What our Children Need to Eat Dominic Dyer - Is the Badger Cull Policy the Worst British Wildlife Policy to Date? Juliet Gellatley – Why You Don’t Need Dairy Gareth Zeal – Immune and Gut Health Emma Fry - Vegan BnB Travel Aneesh Popat - Concentration of the Mind

Neil Robinson - PlantExclusive Fitness For Over 50’s Neil Robinson, the first vegan professional footballer (ex-Everton FC), along with his brother John (BA Hons Sports Studies; BA Hons Food, Nutrition & Health), speaks about a vegan lifestyle which can be augmented by an aerobic fitness & high-rep weight training conditioning programme for the benefit of everyone - with emphasis on over 50’s. neilrobinsonvegan.com

Vanessa Hudson - Animal Welfare Party Countdown to May EU Elections On May 22nd, along with their counterparts in other European countries, the UK’s AWP will attempt to make history by returning a dedicated representative for animals to the EU Parliament for

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the first time ever - a crucial moment in human history and our expression of who we are and who we want to be in relation to the animals and environment around us. Find out how the campaign is progressing and how you can help! animalwelfareparty.org

Julie Montagu - How to Get the Super back into your Foods Too many of us live in poor health, lethargy, and moderate obesity. Life continues, yet slowly we lose our full capabilities, and our quality of life decreases despite material successes. Learn how to positively change your energy and attitude now with superfoods. juliemontagu.com

Corrina GordonBarnes - How to Market your Vegan Business This talk reveals a step-by-step process that has helped practitioners build a thriving, profitable business. You’ll feel inspired by this heartcentred approach to marketing, that allows you to share the benefits of what you do, while earning a healthy living doing what you love. You’ll also learn how to fill your classes, workshops and client roster, plus how to set your prices and attract paying clients. youinspireme.co.uk

On the Top Floor, overlooking the Main Hall on the First Floor. Access is via the stairs in the Foyer area of the First Floor (next to Stall no. 59). Sponsored by Magpie.

Andre Menache - Healthy Consumerism

Juliet Gellatley (Viva!) - Why You Don’t Need Dairy

We live today in a sea of chemicals and have around 300 in our bodies that shouldn’t be there. All of these chemicals were tested on animals and given marketing approval on the back of animal safety data. Some of these substances are dangerous for human health. Andre Menache, director of consumer protection organisation Antidote Europe, will provide simple tips to avoid these chemicals.

Viva! founder & director Juliet Gellatley asks: is it natural to consume cows’/goats’ milk after weaning? She looks at many health issues and new research showing why dairy is linked to cancers, heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer’s, childhood anaemia, diabetes; how natural growth hormones in milk affect us; and the dangers of milk proteins and saturated fats. She also examines the calcium myth, the life of a dairy cow and the motives of the £6 billion dairy industry. viva.org.uk

Yvonne BishopWeston – What our Children Need to Eat

Gareth Zeal - Immune and Gut Health

Yvonne Bishop-Weston, Nutritional Therapist BSc. Dip ION mBANT, will talk about what children need in and out of their diets to help them grow healthy bodies and develop enquiring minds. foodsforlife.co.uk optimumnutritionists.com newforesthealth.com

Gareth explains why gut and immune health are often one and the same, why fermented foods should feature in everyone’s diet, why enough sleep is essential and why we should all avoid sugar while trying to stay happy. Learn why we need a varied diet and that skipping breakfast increases your risk of diabetes. Discover that you can enhance your immune system by getting the sunshine Vitamin D from mushrooms.

Dominic Dyer - Is the Badger Cull Policy the Worst British Wildlife Policy to Date?

Emma Fry - Vegan BnB Travel

Dominic discusses the key issues and factors leading up to, during and after the cull. With a deep understanding of the issues from both sides of the fence, he’ll analyse scientific claims used to justify the cull, discuss statistics and findings from the cull, and explain why it’s always doomed to fail. careforthewild.com

Jessica Fenton (Raw Gaia) - How to be a Vegan Beauty Goddess Raw vegan organic skin food revolutionist Jessica will reveal how you can quickly make your skin glow and slow down the natural ageing process. She’ll also recommend her favourite vegan makeup brands, and suggest extreme caution around some brands that claim to be ‘cruelty-free’. RawGaia.com

With a wanderlust nature, a passion for travel, a love of plant-based food and a devotion to keeping tourism sustainable, VeganBnB Travel owner Emma is dedicated to promoting vegan-friendly travel by sharing her years of experience working within tourism combined with knowledge of Latin American and Spain. veganbnbtravel.com

Aneesh Popat Concentration of the Mind A practical session on the science and logic of why it’s important to find a way to harness and focus the mind to make the most of our abilities.

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Lifewell Wellbeing Hub Sponsored by JĀSÖN

SATURDAY ONLY in the Workshop space behind the Entertainment Hall on the ground floor 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00

Richi – Heal and Thrive Now (keynote) Ellie Bedford – Raw & Simple Superdrinks for the WHOLE Family Jamie Combs – How to Turn Passion into Results and Enjoy the Process! Sheena Bratt (The Venus Project) – Another World is Possible Will Tuttle Ph.D. – The World Peace Diet – Being Healthy While Saving the Planet Tanya Alekseeva – Alkalising via Raw Food Alone is Not Enough

Sheena Bratt - Another World is Possible Sheena will present the compassionate, positive and holistic vision of The Venus Project (TVP), introducing some of its exciting solutions for creating a harmonious, abundant world, including moving toward a global Resource-Based Economy (RBE). Questions welcome on how we can turn this vision into reality. thevenusproject.com

Ellie Bedford - Raw & Simple Superdrinks for the WHOLE Family This fun, informal demo shows how to make a delicious mint chocolate elixir or a zesty blueberry smoothie, which contains vitamins, minerals and herbal properties that will energise whole families for the day. Also includes a calming tea to help you sleep soundly and wake feeling refreshed. With yummy tasters at the end. theboothebearandthegojiberries.blogspot.co.uk

Jamie Combs - How to Turn Passion into Results and Enjoy the Process! Jamie Combs, creator of Nakd Wholefoods and one of the Natural Living Community’s most successful and influential entrepreneurs, shares a simple, powerful approach for transforming passion into positive, practical change.

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Sponsored by JĀSÖN

SUNDAY ONLY in the Workshop space behind the Entertainment Hall on the ground floor 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00

Richi - Heal and Thrive Now (keynote) Discover how self-healing master Richi reversed a lifetime of debilitating ill health and baffled doctors while traversing symptoms as severe as total physical debilitation, by: making integral lifestyle shifts into more natural living, harnessing the medicinal potential of simple everyday foods and uncovering potential states of exuberant self-healing which are accessible to us all. facebook.com/RichiSpring

Workshops

Louise Wallis - Pilates Flow Masterclass (Mind Body Zone) Yvonne Bishop-Weston - Why we Need to Optimise Children’s Diets Jo May - Spoon Playing Workshop Ellen Storm - Family Session: Feeding Children a Healthy Plant-Based Diet TeenVGN - Fuelled by Compassion Urgent Help Needed: Animal Welfare Party EU Election Campaign - Supporters Gathering

Louise Wallis - Pilates Flow Masterclass (Mind Body Zone) Will Tuttle Ph.D. - The World Peace Diet - Being Healthy while Saving the Planet

Accompanied by funky, uplifting music, this class guides you through a series of flowing mat-based exercises and help you feel stretched, strengthened, mobilised and energized. Suitable for all levels. mindbodyzone.co.uk, louisewallis.net

Via a live video link, one of the globe’s leading vegan speakers Dr. Will Tuttle presents powerful ways of experiencing healing and peace, and positively transforming human consciousness, based on ideas in his groundbreaking book, “The World Peace Diet”, on the interconnectedness of all life. worldpeacediet.org

Yvonne BishopWeston - Why we need to Optimise Children’s diets Leading nutritionist Yvonne BishopWeston (BSc.Dip ION.mBANT.) explains why we need to optimise children’s diets, what they need to eat for their physical and mental development and how to practically make this part of daily life. She exposes the typical pitfalls and manufacturers’ tricks to mislead you into thinking you are getting a healthy whole-food when it’s really just a half-food. foodsforlife.co.uk optimumnutritionists.com newforesthealth.com

Tanya Alekseeva - Alkalising via Raw Food Alone is Not Enough No disease can develop, grow or survive in a slightly alkaline and oxygen rich environment. But boosting your body’s pH levels isn’t all about the food you eat... Join Tanya Alekseeva, one of the UK’s Leading Wellness Coach and Raw Foods Nutritionist, as she reveals her top detox and alkalising tips. betterraw.com

Jo May - Spoon Playing Workshop

a variety of rhythms and techniques. Accompanied by the fantastic guitarist, Matt Sullivan. All ages welcome. No experience necessary! jomaypercussion.co.uk facebook.com/JoMayPercussion

Ellen Storm - Family Session: Feeding Children a Healthy Plant-Based Diet Informal interactive session for adults and children to share experiences and ask questions about feeding children a healthy plant-based diet in a meat-based and junk-food culture. Facilitated by Dr Ellen Storm (MSc in Public Health), vegan paediatrician with 2 vegan children. All ages welcome. ellenstorm.com kidseatplants.com Twitter @drellenstorm and @kidseatplants

TeenVGN - Fuelled by Compassion In their second year of existence, TeenVGN continue to be overwhelmed by the unending support from their social media followers and new friends made along the way. As one of the world’s largest social network for veggies and vegans, they’ll share their plans for 2014 and 2015, and discuss how you can play a part and help them reach their dreams. TeenVGN.com Twitter @TeenVGN

Urgent Help Needed: Animal Welfare Party EU Election Campaign - Supporters Gathering On May 22nd, along with their European counterparts, the AWP will attempt to make history by returning a dedicated representative for animals to the EU Parliament for the first time ever. To win a seat in the London constituency, they will need just 140,000 votes from Londoners - around 1/3 of the vegetarian members of the London electorate. Find out how you could be the party’s absolutely vital link to people who still haven’t heard of them, and play a crucial role in their success on May 22nd. animalwelfareparty.org

Jo runs Spoons Workshops in schools and for festivals, parties and events. She’ll provide an assortment of wooden and metal spoons, and teach

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Floor Plans (G/F, LG/F)

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Stalls 20 (AQUAPAX) Just Drinking Water Ltd www.aquapaxwater.com neilt@justdrinkingwater.com 07740052228 8 Pondside, Bolnore Village, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 4TH 132 3-Omega-6 Dairy Free Flax Milk 3omega6.com john@3omega6.com 0203 3979134. Dalton House, 60 Windsor Avenue, London SW19 2RR 141(Sat) A Bit Chilli! www.abitchilli.co.uk phil@abitchilli.co.uk 01296623077 31 Wharf Road, Wendover, Bucks HP22 6HF 134 A Different Kinda Kitchen 77, 78 Animal Aid www.animalaid.org.uk info@animalaid.org.uk 01732 364546 The Old Chapel, Bradford Street, Tonbridge TN9 1AW 16 Animal Care in Egypt(ACE) www.ace-egypt.org.uk patwilderace@gmail.com 01323 870136 10 Stretham Road, Wicken, Cambridge CB7 5XH 79 Animal Protection Agency Foundation www.apa.org.uk elaine@apa.org.uk 01273 674253 APA, Brighton Media Centre, 15-17 Middle St Brighton BN1 1AL 119 Animal Welfare Party animalwelfareparty.org info@animalscount.org 147 AyurIndia www.ayurindiastore.com info@ayurindiastore.com 07988678652 Flat nr. 801 455 High Road Wembley HA9 7AF 5(Sat) Baan Unrak Animal Sanctuary www.thaianimalsanctuary.com info@thaianimalsanctuary.com 07703191388 44A Walpole Road, Bromley BR2 9SF 38 BangWok www.bangwok.com sarah@bangwok.com 07592874118 3 Beauty without Cruelty www.bwcshop.com info@bwcshop.com 01473 271500 Unit 10 Gamma Terrace, West Road, Ipswich IP3 9SX

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22 BohoHemp www.bohohemp.co.uk emma@bohohemp.co.uk 07876522341 50 Norcott road, London N16 7EL 72 BUAV www.buav.org info@buav.org 020 7700 4888 BUAV, 16a Crane Grove, London N7 8NN 96, 97 Burppot www.burppot.com info@burppot.com 01322 303028 Regus House, Admirals Park, Crossways, Dartford, Kent DA2 6QD 10 Care 4 Cats (charity) care4cats1@aol.com 01798 812 300 Brimar House, East Street, West Chiltington West Sussex RH20 2JY 126 Care for the Wild info@careforthewild.com 01403 249832 72 Brighton Road, Horsham West Sussex RH13 5BU 37 Cashew Catering www.cashewcatering.co.uk cashewcatering@yahoo.co.uk 07786226220 60 South St, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2BS 36 Catalyst-practice www.Catalyst-practice.com dawnawilson@rocketmail.com 07786734842 9A Cambridge Road, Hove BN3 1DE 69 Cats Protection www.cats.org.uk helpline@cats.org.uk 03000 12 12 12 National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate Haywards Heath, Sussex RH17 7TT 141(Sun) Chaaboo www.chaaboo.co.uk hello@chaaboo.co.uk 07917 285888 106 ChufaMix (UK) www.chufamix.co.uk info@chufamix.co.uk 020 3372 4838 19 Cambridge Avenue, Greenford Middlesex UB6 0PH 35 CNM www.naturopathy-uk.com info@naturopathy-uk.com 01342 410 505 Unit 1, Bulrushes Farm, Coombe Hill Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4LZ 33 Cocofina www.cocofina.com info@cocofina.com 0208 429 3078 260 Field End Road, Eastcote Middlesex HA49LT

39 Deccan Tiffin deccantiffin.co.uk priya@deccantiffin.co.uk 01273 749619 32 Westbourne Villas, Hove BN3 4GF 59(Sun) DermaEnhance Ltd dermaenhance.com judeahunt67@gmail.com 07508533739 28 Malthouse Lane, Nether Heage, Belper Derby DE56 2AS 29 Dosa Deli www.dosadeli.co.uk hello@dosadeli.co.uk 07557992027 42(Sun) Dr Hadwen Trust www.drhadwentrust.org info@drhadwentrust.org 01462 436819 Suite 8, Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ 32(Sun) East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service www.wildlifeambulance.org lindsay@eastsussexwras.org.uk 01825 873003 Unit 8, The Shaw Barn, Whitesmith East Sussex BN8 6JD 138 EqualiTea www.equalitea.co.uk info@equalitea.co.uk 441189504644 PO Box 3065, Reading RG1 9WJ 59(Sat) Essential Vegan www.essentialvegan.co.uk vanessarruiz12@gmail.com 07825509680 12 Princes Road, Kew Richmond TW9 3HP 12 Farrington’s Mellow Yellow www.farrington-oils.co.uk info@farrington-oils.co.uk 01933622809 Bottom Farm, Hargrave, Wellingborough Northamptonshire NN9 6BP 8 Flax Farm Linseed www.flaxfarm.co.uk clare@flaxfarm.co.uk 01403 268844 Park Farm Cottage, Sedgwick Horsham RH13 6QQ 103 Fleecehaven www.fleecehaven.org.uk jayne@fleecehaven.org.uk 01598 760454 Howley Park, East Buckland, Barnstaple North Devon EX32 0TD 46, 47 Freedom Confectionery Ltd www.freedommallows.com louise@freedomconfectionery.com 01619358008 82 King Street, Level 3 Manchester M2 4WQ 100, 101 Freerangers www.freerangers.co.uk info@freerangers.co.uk

01207565957 87 Derwent Street Chopwell NE17 7HY 4(Sun) fruits de la terre fruitsdelaterre@gmail.com 07968715205 1 Riverside Gardens Glynneath SA11 5LA 51, 52 Fry’s Distribution www.frysdistribution.co.uk info@frysdistribution.co.uk 01489 574593 23 Brunel Way, Segensworth East Industrial Estate, Fareham, Hants PO15 5SD. 9 Fun Foods 4 All Ltd www.funfoods4all.co.uk nigel@funfoods4all.co.uk 02476100117 PO Box 5239, Nuneaton CV119GG 7 Gillie Food Ltd http://www.gilliefood.com info@gilliefood.com 0161 4782750 24 HARMER CLOSE, NEWTON HEATH, MANCHESTER M40 2AT 70, 71 GOOD Hemp goodwebsite.co.uk press@goodhempnutrition.com 02077277785 44 St Lukes Road, London W11 1DH 131 Grano e Vita grano.vita@libero.it 0039096745526 Grano e Vita di Buffetta Saverio Via Contrada Gialli, snc, 88060, Isca Sullo Ionio, Catanzaro, Italy 114, 115 granoVita UK www.granovita.co.uk rosalyn.parry@granovita.co.uk 01933273717 Unit 2 Stanton Close, Finedon Road Industrial Estate, Wellingborough NN8 4HN 5(Sun) Greek Cat Welfare Society www.greekcatwelfare.moonfruit. com laura.tregent@bt.com 02087261085 15 East View Fields Plumpton East Sussex BN73EE 41 Green Party www.greenparty.org.uk caroline.allen@greenparty.org.uk 07712655010

Stalls 13, 14 Hempish www.hempish.com sales@hempish.com 01600 861871 Hempish, Stonelea, Back Rd, Catbrook Nr Chepstow 26, 27 Hugletts Wood Farm Animal Sanctuary www.huglettswoodfarm.com info@huglettswoodfarm.com 01435 831028 Hugletts Wood Farm, Dallington East Sussex TN21 9PA 93, 94 HUNT SABOTEURS ASSOCIATION WWW.HUNTSABS.ORG.UK info@huntsabs.org.uk 08454500727 BM HSA, LONDON WC1N 3XX 128 International Animal Rescue www.internationalanimalrescue.org alan@internationalanimalrescue. org 01825 767688 Lime House, Regency Close, Uckfield East Sussex TN22 1DS 53, 54 JASON www.kinetic4health.co.uk info@kinetic4health.co.uk 0845 072 5825 Kinetic Enterprises Ltd, 258 Belize Road London NW6 4BT 142, 143 JP Turner Foodservice www.joturnerfoodservice.com info@jpturnerfoodservices.com 0800 0235700 37 Westmorlands Drive Felpham PO22 8NA 11(Sun) Kit Perry kitperry@hotmail.co.uk 01792 428924 31 Coed Saeson Crescent, Sketty Swansea SA2 9DG 17, 18 Koko Dairy Free www.kokodairyfree.com sales@fg-int.co.uk 01564731980 First Grade International. Coconut House, 15 Aston Court, George Road, Bromsgrove, Worcs B603AL

98 Greenfrog www.greenfrogsoap.co.uk julie@greenfrogsoap.co.uk 01273738452 22 Stoneham Road, Hove BN3 5HJ

135 Lakeside Ethical Treats www.ethical-treats.co.uk shop@ethical-treats.co.uk 01527 458395 25 Lavera www.lavera.co.uk graeme.hume@pravera.co.uk 01557870203 Conchieton Business Centre Kirkcudbright, DG6 4TA

136 Heavenly Vegan Cupcakes http://www.heavenlybakery.biz/ info@heavenlyvegancupcakes.com 07952237913 32 Juziers Drive, East Hoathly Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6AE

84 League Against Cruel Sports www.league.org.uk info@league.org.uk 01483 524 250 New Sparling House, Holloway Hill Godalming, Surrey GU 1QZ

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125 Lewes Chocolate Company www.leweschocolatecompany.com leweschocolatecompany@gmail. com 01273486210 4A 1 Station Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2YY 6 LifeWell Wellbeing lifewell.co.uk info@lifewellsprings.co.uk 01702 337616 Roselands, 223 Southbourne Grove Westcliff On Sea, Essex SSO OAN 129 Living Naturally Limited www.soapnuts.co.uk info@soapnuts.co.uk 02037196013 PO BOX 65722, London N21 9AW 105 London Vegan School www.londonveganschool.co.uk info@londonveganschool.co.uk 01483233022 Unit 6 Dundee Court 217 Long Lane, London SE1 4PA 108, 109 Lush Retail Ltd www.lush.co.uk brighton@lush.co.uk 01273 774 700 41 East Street Brighton BN1 1HL 88, 89, 90 Magpie www.magpieline.com shop@magpieline.com 020 7095 9399 Cubic Unit 1 ZK Park 23 Commerce Way Croydon CR0 4ZS

67 Ms. Cupcake www.mscupcake.co.uk info@mscupcake.co.uk 02077339438 408 Coldharbour Lane London SW9 8LF 40 Muya 100% Ethiopian www.muyaethiopianvegan.com info@muyaethiopianvegan,com 07852 151871 21 Natural Spa Supplies Ltd http://naturalspasupplies.co.uk/ s.mittuch@naturalspasupplies.com 01603 474516 21 Knowsley Road Norwich Norfolk NR3 4PR 48, 49 Natural Wellbeing Limited http://www.vertese.com/ s.aggarwal@naturalwellbeingltd. co.uk 0121 433 8762 180 Lifford Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham B30 3NU 23 New Approaches to Cancer www.anac.org.uk help@anac.org.uk 0800 389 2662 New Approaches to Cancer PO Box 194 Chertsey Surrey KT16 0WJ 118 New Internationalist www.newint.org rnorman@newint.org 01865 811430 55 Rectory Road, Oxford OX4 1BW

144 Mallorca Vegan www.MallorcaVegan.com stephanielprather@gmail.com +34 717 106 872 Calle Pou Den Verdera, 33 Colonia St. Jordi 07638 Mallorca Island Spain

45 Ombar www.ombar.co.uk carla@moodfoods.co.uk 01223 884540 Mood Foods Ltd Unit 2, Grange Business Park, Babraham Road, Fulbourn CB21 5HR

73 Merryhill Mushrooms merryhill-mushrooms.co.uk merryhillmushrooms@live.com 01903 743238

136 Operation Icing www.operationicing.co.uk jojo.huxster@me.com

57, 58 Mimi’s Miracle www.mimismiracle.co.uk onika@mimismiracle.co.uk 07427650564 16 Tame Road, Birmingham B6 7DS *Outside venue* Mini Coffee Shop LTD www.minicoffeeshop.co.uk info@minicoffeeshop.co.uk 07449545844 245 Romoford Road E7 9HL 55, 56 Moo Free Chocolates www.moofreechocolates.com leah@moofreechocolates.com 01189507766 Unit 59-61 Milford Road Reading RG1 8LG

30 OrganiCulture Ltd http://www.organiculture.co.uk/ paola@organiculture.co.uk 02032397735 100 St. Alphonsus Road London SW4 7BN 140 Orzo Coffee www.orzocoffee.co.uk hello@orzocoffee.co.uk 0230970930 PO BOX 1755 Southampton SO18 9JR 50 Pitfield Brewery www.dominionbrewerycompany. com/index.php/pitfield-brewery andy@dominionbrewerycompany. com 01277890580 Pitfield Brewery, Unit Z, New House Farm,

Little Laver Road, Moreton, Essex CM5 0JE 116, 117 PLAMIL FOODS LTD www.plamilfoods.co.uk contact-us@plamilfoods.co.uk 01303850588 PLAMIL HOUSE BOWLES WELL GARDENS FOLKESTONE, KENT CT19 6PQ 124 Pudology www.pudology.com lucy@pudology.com 01565723467 Pudology, Cape of Good Hope Labs, Off Patmos Lane, Knutsford WA16 9SJ 19 Pulsin’ Ltd. www.pulsin.co.uk orders@pulsin.co.uk 01452 728900 Unit 16, Brunel Court, Waterwells Business Park, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL2 2AL 11(Sat) Raw Gaia Ltd www.rawgaia.com info@rawgaia.com 01273311476 Unit 1, Level 5 South New England House New England Street Brighton East Sussex BN1 4GH 111 Rebel Kitchen www.rebel-kitchen.com hello@rebel-kitchen.com 02030111052 61 Grosvenor Street W1K 3JE 145 Reflexia Healing reflexiahealing@gmail.com 07713477230 34 Chesham Road Kemptown Brighton BN2 1NB 133 RSPB www.rspb.org.uk info@rspb.org.uk 01273 775333 68(Sun) Safe haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land www.safehaven4donkeys.org wendy@safehaven4donkeys.org 01444 831177 The Old Dairy Springfield Farm Lewes Road Scaynes Hill West Sussex RH17 7NG 76 Save the Harlan Beagles www.savetheharlanbeagles.com savetheharlanbeagles@yahoo.co.uk 07840986864

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Stalls 112, 113 Sea Shepherd UK www.seashepherd.org.uk events@seashepherduk.org 07932212177 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AX 4(Sat) Shambhu’s www.shambhus.co.uk contact@shambhus.co.uk 020 89310030 65 St Best www.stbestcaterers.com jdennisgaw@gmail.com 07960 744420 Flat 15 Petworth House Pytchley Road London SE22 8DD 24 SUPREME MASTER CHING HAI INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION www.godsdirectcontact.org surrey.centre@yahoo.co.uk 07760275088 1 Woodbridge, Chapel Road, Smallfield, Horley Surrey RH6 9NW 122, 123 Sussex Action For Animals deniseandasher@yahoo.co.uk 01273 561687 54 Hythe Rd Brighton BN1 6JS 28 Sussex Wildlife Trust sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk enquiries@sussexwt.org.uk 01273492630 Sussex Wildlife Trust Woods Mill Henfield West Sussex BN5 9SD

15 THE HONEST CARROT thehonestcarrot.co.uk fiona@thehonestcarrot.co.uk 0207 272 4835 Unit 11 2A Grenville Road London N19 4EH 42(Sat) The Mighty Fork www.themightyfork.co.uk rita@themightyfork.co.uk 07788877311 186 Sheepcote Lane London SW11 5BP 64 The Sunshine Kitchen www.thesunshinekitchen.com info@thesunshinekitchen,com 07949081658 124 Dormers Wells Lane Southall Middlesex UB1 3JB 91 The Vegan Society www.vegansociety.com alexd@vegansociety.com 0121 523 1735 Donald Watson House 21 Hylton St Birmingham B18 6HJ 137 Think Products Europe Ltd www.smooze.co.uk ali@smooze.co.uk 01202285533 44 Blake Hill Crescent Poole Dorset BH14 8QS

74 TeenVGN www.teenvgn.com hello@teenvgn.com 01495616242 11 Albion Place, Hanbury Road, Pontnewynydd, Torfaen NP4 6PG

66 Titbits Catering www.titbitscaterng.co.uk titbitscatering@googlemail.com 07789963710 80 Trina’s Delicacies www.trinasdelicacies.com hello@trinasdelicacies.com 07432157587 www.facebook.com/Trinas. Delicacies Twitter: @TrinasUK Instagram: @TrinasUK

31 The Chocolatier www.the-chocolatier.co.uk chocolates@the-chocolatier.co.uk 07904983589 20 Mintern Close Palmers Green London N13 5SX

107 Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen (Book) www.trinityskitchen.com trinity@trinityskitchen.com 01458 830443 4 The Close Glastonbury BA6 9HZ

92 The French Revolution www.thefrenchrevolution.net thefrenchrevolution@gmail.com 01273 202896 18 HAMPTON PL, Brighton BN1 3DD

130 Tropical Wholefoods www.tropicalwholefoods.com sales@tropicalwholefoods.com 0845 258 2782

32(Sat) The Heavenly Cake Company www.theheavenlycakecompany. co.uk info@theheavenlycakecompany. co.uk 02082917320 Nationwide delivery. Collection from South East London by appointment

www.vegetarianliving.co.uk paul@vegmag.co.uk 01202586848 PO Box 6337 Bournemouth BH1 9EH

43 Vegan Bodybuilding www.veganbodybuilding.org pete@veganbodybuilding.org 01273323348 Basement Flat 70 Lansdowne Street Hove BN3 1FR

104 Vego Good Food UG www.vego-chocolate.com info@vego-chocolate.de 00491772269573 vego Good Food UG Lychener Str.63 10437 Berlin

44 Vegan Faces www.veganfaces.co.uk info@veganfaces.co.uk 07545816889 The Granary, 1 Carters Lane, Epping Green CM16 6QJ

121 Vegucate South vegcampaign@gmail.com 07543978442

127 Vegan Organic Network www.veganorganic.net info@veganorganic.net 01612327807 Anandavan 58 High Lane Chorlton Manchester M21 9DZ 34 Vegan Runners UK www.veganrunners.org.uk veganrunners@talktalk.net 01908503919 13 Peers Lane, Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes MK5 6BG 87 Vegan Tuck Box www.vegantuckbox.co.uk enquiries@vegantuckbox.co.uk 07773744675 68(Sat) Veganbnb Travel www.veganbnbtravel.com veganbnbtravel@gmail.com +502 42439623 11 Manor vale, Mosterton, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3LF 75 Veganicity www.veganicity.com info@veganicity.com 01323 872277 Dolphin House 27 Cradle Hill Ind Est SEAFORD, East Sussex BN25 3JE

120 Vegusto www.vegusto.co.uk info@vegusto.co.uk 01273 936010 Unit 1 Ashwyn Business Centre Marchants Way Burgess Hill West Sussex RH15 8QY 83 Vervet Monkey Foundation www.vervet.za.org info@vervet.za.org 0027 834545381 PO Box 415 Tzaneen 0850 South Africa 81, 82 Viva! www.viva.org.uk info@viva.org.uk 0117 944 1000 8 York Court, Wilder Street, Bristol BS2 8QH 85, 86 Wills Vegan Shoes www.wills-vegan-shoes.com will@wills-vegan-shoes.com 0207 7487415 2 Yaoh www.yaoh.co.uk info@yaoh.co.uk 0117 9239053 Yaoh PO Box 333 Bristol BS99 1NF

95 Twisted Potato www.facebook.com/ TwistedPotatoUk twistedpotato888@gmail.com 07502277287 Flat 4, No135, Southgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1XQ

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Animal Welfare Party A UK political party striving to create a better world for people, animals and the environment. Along with their sister parties in the Netherlands (Partij voor de Dieren), Spain (PACMA), Portugal (PAN) and Germany (Mensch Umwelt Tierschutz), they are standing in the European Elections, which take place on May 22nd 2014. If you believe animals deserve a dedicated voice in the EU Parliament, please help make history by voting for them. animalwelfareparty.org Aquapax Wonderfully pure AQUAPAX 7.1pH mineral water, suitable for infants & all diets! The beautifully designed paper cartons are leach free for safe refilling & re-use before recycling! Only £1. each or Vegfest Special: 6 for £5. = 83p each. Taste the difference Ditch the plastic! aquapaxwater.com Ayurindia AyurIndia distributes a variety of vegetarian, vegan, ayurvedic, environmentally-friendly, organic, natural, and ethical beauty products not tested on animals and free of petroleum derivatives, SLS, ammonium lauryl sulphate, parabens. AyurIndia promotes an holistic lifestyle through meditation and handcrafted products such as Yoga-mats, salt rock, amethyst lamps and soy candles. ayurindiastore.com BohoHemp Bohohemp is an online eco-chic boutique selling sylish, urban design hemp clothing. So if it’s a cosy hemp hoody, a smart casual dress you can quickly throw on, or a pair of wide legged trousers to lounge about in, you will find something that guarantees sustainability, comfort and style. bohohemp.co.uk BUAV BUAV leads the campaign to end all animal testing. Their vision is to create a world where nobody wants or believes we need to experiment on animals. Find them at stall 72 to get involved in their campaigns and pick up their free Little Book of Cruelty Free shopping guide. buav.org

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Burppot The brand new place to shop for GREAT meat-free delicious, hand prepared, fresh food. All their mouthwatering recipes have been inspired from their travels around the world. Whether you follow a veggie/vegan diet or your simply looking for a healthier alternative then there is something for you at Burppot.com Chufamix ChufaMix® Probably, the ultimate veggie drink (plant milk) maker in the world - milks from, nuts, cereals, seeds, herbs, etc. Have fun making raw veggie drinks to any flavour and nutritional profile in a fast and easy way. From, nature to your glass, you’ll be chuffed you bought a ChufaMix® chufamix.co.uk Cocofina Cocofina Coconut Juice is the fantastic drink with the clear liquid found inside young green coconuts. It’s a natural sports drink but has several other benefits due to the unique combination of minerals, vitamins and salts. Cocofina coconut juice tastes great, is incredibly refreshing and has won several taste awards. cocofina.com Deccan Tiffin Real Indian food from the Deccan, cooked to traditional family recipes. Fresh ingredients, no shortcuts to give you that deep flavour that lingers on your taste buds. This year they have hot lime pickle, ground spices to make Nizami and Kolhapuri dishes, and a range of tasty snacks – all reasonably priced. deccantiffin.co.uk DermaEnhance DermaEnhance® Skin Salve is an effective whole body deep moisturiser containing a high percentage of cranberry seed extract, specially formulated to visibly reduce the redness, scaling and flaked skin associated with psoriasis. Cranberry has traditionally been used by Native Americans for centuries for several health benefits, including topical application to the skin. dermaenhance.com Excellart Excellart is a PR, marketing and design agency, also offering websites, online shops and social media campaigns for businesses

and organisations of all sizes. Clients include The Vegan Society, Fry’s and VegfestUK. Vegan owned, strong ethical policy, established in 2005. They provide everything you need to promote your business. excellart.co.uk Farrington’s Mellow Yellow Farrington Oils were the first ‘seed to bottle’ producer of cold pressed rapeseed oil under the brand ‘Mellow Yellow’. They take every care to produce their great-tasting oil for you and your family to enjoy every meal time. They won two awards at the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards 2013/2014. farrington-oils.co.uk Flax Farm Linseed Flax Farm cold-presses linseed oil and produces linseed meal and other delicious linseed-based products in the good old-fashion way. You can buy their linseed cold-pressed oil, cracked and ground linseed meal, muesli, porridge and delicious Flaxjacks® direct online, by phone, at selected farmers’ markets or in an increasing number of shops. flaxfarm.co.uk Freerangers Freerangers produce Handmade Vegan Shoes, Handbags and Accessories. All of their products are registered with the Vegan Society and made of breathable microfibre. Based in the North East of England, they design their shoes, bags and accessories in house. Each item is made to order by their local craftsmen and women. freerangers.co.uk FRY’S Fry’s is a Vegan Society approved, family business Recommended as a BEST BUY by the Ethical Consumer, Fry’s are also Halaal, Shuddha and Kosher. Proud winner of VegfestUK 2011 and 2013 “Best Veggie Meat Product” awards, they will be offering samples and selling at their stall (at a discount!). frysvegetarian.co.uk Fun Foods 4 All Fun Foods provide good healthy food that’s fun for kids and helps take the stress out of meal times for parents! Fun Foods also aim to make meal times a fun occasion by engaging kids with their favourite characters, like Scooby Doo or Hello Kitty. funfoods4all.co.uk

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GOOD HEMP Good Hemp Food is delicious and nutritious - perfect addition to vegetarian or vegan diet. Includes hemp seeds, hemp oil, protein powder and hemp milk. Get plenty of complete protein, fibre and Omega-3 with hemp products made naturally and sustainably right here in the UK, on an eco farm in Devon. goodwebsite.co.uk Grano e Vita Italian producers of plant-based meats which are very complete and balanced, based on the processing of grain and lentils. The intense and particular flavour, different from all specialties, is given by the aromas of flowers, fruits and plants of the Mediterranean coast, measured and processed with an ancient wisdom. muscolodigrano.com Greenfrog A new household products range, developed by a family business based in Brighton, using the soapnuts’ saponin and their natural antibacterial agents, lemon, neroli and geranium essential oils. Cleaning will never be the same! Their products are free from all nasty chemical, free from animal cruelty and gentle on sensitive skin. greeenfrogsoap.co.uk International Animal Rescue IAR cut free dancing bears in India, rescue primates from the illegal pet trade in Indonesia and treat stray dogs and cats around the world, and more... Whenever they can, they release rescued animals back into the wild and when that’s impossible, they give them a safe haven for life. internationalanimalrescue.org JĀSÖN JĀSÖN Natural Care are the leading natural family brand in the UK. They’ve been around since 1959, offering natural care to families for three generations. All products are vegan friendly and BUAV certified, with safe, wholesome, natural ingredients, every formula rigorously tested, never tested on animals, with constant innovation and improvement. facebook.com/jasonnaturalcare

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Koko Dairy Free One of the best vegan milk alternatives on the market, with an exquisite blend of coconut making this a very tasty and healthy drink. The milk can be used as a drink and in a variety of recipes that call for milk, and brings a distinct flavour to any recipe. kokodairyfree.com Living Naturally Living Naturally Soapnut shells are the only organic detergent that grows on trees! It simply doesn’t get greener than this! Very simply, soapnuts are the dried shells or husks from the soapberry tree. Living Naturally soapnut shells are organic, vegan, hypoallergenic, chemical and cruelty free and 100% biodegradable. soapnuts.co.uk Lush Lush believe in buying ingredients only from companies that don’t commission tests on animals and in testing their products on humans. They invent their own products and fragrances, and make them fresh by hand using little or no preservative/packaging, using only vegetarian ingredients and tell you when they were made. lush.co.uk Magpie A London based studio who design and manufacture homewares and gifts, all with a distinctly British edge. Just like their namesake bird, the Magpie, they’re inveterate hoarders and love to have their collections displayed around them. Vegan owned, their love of nature extends to their methods of manufacture. All products are vegan-friendly. magpieline.com Mallorca Vegan Mallorca Vegan is the traveler’s online concierge to all things vegan in sunny Mallorca, Spain. They have guides and video reviews of restaurants, excursions, shops and calendar of events for the vegan holiday of a lifetime!” MallorcaVegan.com Moo Free Chocolates Moo Free is a worldleading manufacturer of vegan chocolate products that actually taste like milk chocolate. To achieve this they have replaced cows milk with rice milk to create a delicious, milk chocolate taste that doesn’t require a single cow. They also make it using fairtrade sugar and cocoa. moofreechocolates.com

Ombar Ombar offers chocolate enlightenment in the form of delicious raw chocolate bars. Made from raw, organic cacao, they are also infused with probiotics and raw organic freeze-dried fruit. Find them at stall 45, where they have a special VegfestUK offer of 3 bars for £5. ombar.co.uk Vegan Runners UK A UK-wide club registered with England Athletics giving members benefits of affiliation including discounts for events and kit. Wearing Vegan Runners kit we help raise awareness and bring together likeminded people. They encourage members to meet for training, enter events and form teams. veganrunners.org.uk Vegetarian Living Vegetarian Living celebrates the food that’s in season, with some of the best chefs and food writers in the UK today. It’s the market-leading vegetarian magazine, not just because of their recipes, but because of the interesting and insightful features and columns in their magazine, written by and about inspirational vegetarians. vegetarianliving.co.uk Vegfam The Vegfam Stall is on the ground floor in the foyer by the main entrance and will have a tombola plus information about the charity and its work, plus an opportunity to make donations if you wish. vegfamcharity.org.uk Vego Good Food The “VEGO-Whole Hazelnut Chocolate Bar” is one of the BIGGEST and BEST Tasting Chocolate Bar in the world! It is made of finest Italian Chocolate and whole Hazelnuts. The VEGO Chocolate Bar is VEGAN and GLUTENFREE! vego-chocolate.com VBites Foods Ltd Award-winning VBites (formerly Redwood) is the UK’s most ethical vegetarian food company according to the Good Shopping Guide! Famed for producing over 50 deliciously-different cruelty-free vegan foods under the Vegideli, Cheatin’ and Cheezly brand names, VBites will be giving away free tasters at its stand. Everything is kosher certified too. vbitesfoods.com

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Let’s Make History for Animals - the Animal Welfare Party EU Election Campaign The AWP is a political party determined to make history by returning a dedicated representative for animals to the EU Parliament for the first time ever in May 2014. Winning political representation for animals in the EU elections would be a major step in the fight against speciesism and one that the AWP are determined to see happen. If you share their vision and would like to see them succeed, please visit their website animalwelfareparty.org. Film link vimeo.com/80304363

Plant-based nutrition vs Animal-based nutrition Many people think that eating solely plant-based foods is not healthy and are still convinced that meat, dairy, fish and eggs are a necessary part of our diet. But as this EVOLVE! film production shows, by eating a variety of plant-based foods, it’s easy to get all the nutrients we require, with the added bonus that plant-based foods contain no saturated animal fat, no cholesterol and none of the acidifying effects of animal derived foods. evolvecampaigns.org.uk/evolve/videos.aspx

Why vegan?

The True Cost of Food

This short video by EVOLVE! outlines the rationale behind following a vegan lifestyle – justice for animals, justice for global food production, better health, putting a stop to violence and environmental destruction amongst other incentives. evolvecampaigns.org.uk/evolve/videos.aspx

A 15 minute educational and entertaining video produced by the Sierra Club Sustainable Consumption Committee to encourage people to think about the environmental impacts of their consumption choices. sierraclub.org/truecostoffood

Some superb short films shown several times on both days in the Cinema on the lower ground floor, at no extra charge. Sponsored by Vegfund.

shows that Londoners are taking matters into their own hands - from city farms to roof gardens, farmers’ markets to food cooperatives - providing an alternative for a more sustainable, ecological and socially just food system. bestbeforedocumentary.com

What We can Do to End World Hunger This EVOLVE! video explains that meat-eating societies are the main cause of world hunger because they feed a disproportionate percentage of the world’s crops to the 60 billion land animals annually killed by the meat, dairy and egg industries worldwide, and tens of billions of marine animals... instead of the 7 billion people on the planet. evolvecampaigns.org.uk/evolve/videos.aspx

A Life Connected: Vegan A short, uplifting video about the positive power of making conscious consumer choices that are consistent with our shared values of kindness, justice, and compassion for other people, for the planet, and for animals. veganvideo.org

Animals are not Clowns Actor Nicholas Ball speaks out against animal cruelty in circuses in this undercover investigation from CAPS. captiveanimals.org/library

De Haas in Der Marathon (‘the Pacer in the Marathon’) The Party for the Animals in the Netherlands represents a new political movement that values animal welfare and the environment. “The foundation of the party in October 2002 was received with scepticism within traditional politics. However, it quickly appeared to function as ‘a pacer in the marathon’ ”, recalls Marianne Thieme - co-founder and party leader. This film provides an insight into the public reception of this pioneering political movement, within science, politics and media. dehaasindemarathon.nl/en

Dude, where do you get your protein? Protein is the most revered nutrient of all and has driven our food choices for over a hundred years. But what if (almost) everything you thought you knew about protein was wrong? This 30 minute RAVE Diet production is not only fun to watch, but informative and puts to rest some of the most important myths about protein. ravediet.com/protein.html

No Place Like Home Zoos in this country are often seen as amongst the best in the world but as this CAPS exposé reveals, animals are still lingering in miserable conditions, all so that people can enjoy a day out. captiveanimals.org/library

Best Before: The London Revolution Food prices and food poverty are skyrocketing, and healthy food has become the privilege of the wealthy. But this documentary

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Fry’s

Fry’s are truly an inspiration to mankind. Based in South Africa, they produce some of the world’s best vegan meat products that are irresistible not only to veggies, vegans and meat reducers, but even the most hardcore carnivores – who after every bite are left bemused as to why they didn’t give vegan foods a chance before. Not to be missed is their sublime chicken burger, a massive favourite in the nation and particularly the VegfestUK office. It won the VegfestUK 2011 award in the ‘Best Vegan Meat’ category. Its texture and flavour are so incredibly similar to the real thing, that it’s tempting to think that we’re actually biting into real chicken. And it truly puts their meat-based chicken counterparts to shame – both in terms of taste and ethics.

Thanks to the phenomenal work of Pat and Lisa Drummy from Fry’s Distribution UK, Fry’s products are now widely available across our nation. They can be found in Ocado and numerous independent health shops as well as Holland and Barrett stores. Fry’s UK distribution now reaches the 3663 chain, which means that virtually no one has to miss out, not even the kids in schools or those working in hospitals, prisons and universities. Just go and demand that your workplace stocks these amazing gems!

Also topping many vegan meat charts are their innumerable varieties of meat-free steaks, pies, sausages, rolls, schnitzels, nuggets, and many other sumptuous creations. Their Pepper and Steak Pie in particular has won over numerous discerning taste buds and scooped last year’s VegfestUK award in the ‘Best veggie meat product’ category.

The support that we have received from these guys cannot be understated. Since our shows began 11 years ago, Fry’s UK have given us extremely loyal and generous backing, even during the not so good times. Our shows would never have taken off the way they have now without Fry’s behind us. So all our heartfelt gratitude must go to this tremendous brand and also to Pat and Lisa. frysvegetarian.co.uk

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JĀSÖN

JĀSÖN Natural Care are the leading natural family brand in the UK. They’ve been around since 1959, offering natural care to families for three generations. Products include pure and natural products for skin, body, hair and oral health for the whole family - giving consumers effective, environmentally-friendly alternatives to mass-produced, synthetic chemical products. Their Cocoa Butter Moisturiser was nominated for “Best Beauty Product” in the VegfestUK 2013 Awards.

Out of Hand

Out of Hand is a Bristol-based design and print team that are responsible for hundreds of thousands of posters, flyers, brochures and programmes for various vegan fayres (including our own) in the South West and beyond. Boasting a top-quality design team, they get your design job done in virtually no time, and their finished products never fail to capture your imagination. Recently expanding to include a top-notch eco-friendly printing service, Out of Hand is embracing wholeheartedly 21st century ecoliving without compromising the quality of their prints. They’ve supported VegfestUK shows in ways you can never imagine, so a big thanks from all our hearts to the OoH team. If you have specific print and design jobs in mind, do give OoH a shout, and get some really competitive quotes for their top-quality service! Perfect for the 21st century ethical business. outofhand.co.uk

All products are vegetarian and vegan friendly, and the whole range is BUAV certified. Their range is made following the JĀSÖN Code of Honour - select safe, wholesome, natural ingredients - rigorously test every formula to ensure safety and efficacy - never test on animals - constantly innovate and improve facebook.com/jasonnaturalcare Twitter @jason_natural

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Cocofina

Cocofina is a British brand of coconut juice that has won several taste awards. It is a natural sports drink but has several other benefits due to the unique combination of minerals, vitamins and salts. On top of all this Cocofina coconut juice tastes great and is incredibly refreshing. Coconut juice also known as coconut water is the clear liquid that is found inside the young green coconuts. Young green coconuts are harvested at their water ready peak (around 7 months) and bottled at source at various locations depending on the season. Coconut water does not contain any fat/cholesterol and is very low in calories (Around 21 kcal per 100 ml).

Living Naturally

Living Naturally Soapnut shells are the only organic detergent that grows on trees! It simply doesn’t get greener than this! Very simply, soapnuts are the dried shells or husks from the soapberry tree. Living Naturally soapnut shells are organic, vegan, hypoallergenic, chemical and cruelty free and 100% biodegradable – great for all temperatures and all fabrics, for energy efficient machines, for allergy sufferers and especially for people who want to reduce their waste, reduce landfill and reduce environmental pollution!

Cocofina coconut water is ideal as a sports rehydration drink since it’s naturally isotonic and contains potassium and sodium salts that you normally lose during exercise. It contains twice as much potassium as a banana and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. cocofina.com facebook.com/pages/Cocofina/140783995935811

Soapnuts have been featured on the BBC show ‘Not Easy Going Green’ and BBC Radio 4 as well as many well known websites such as ‘Mumsnet’ recommending them. In America and in Germany the use of soapnuts is well established as they been imported there for many years now. soapnuts.co.uk facebook.com/LivingNaturallySoapnuts twitter.com/SoapnutShells youtube.com/soapnutsuk

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Yaoh

Yaoh is the UK’s original hemp company, starting life back in 2002. Its product range includes an award-winning bodycare range of sun cream, lip balms, shampoos, liquid soaps among others – which have scooped the prestigious Ethical Consumer Magazine Best Buy Awards no less than a staggering 4 times, placing Yaoh well and above a host of other green and eco-friendly brands. Yaoh also produces a range of certified organic food products, from dehulled hemp seeds, to protein powder and hemp oils. These are not only absolutely delicious but nutritious, providing the body with plenty of essential omega-3 and a complete profile of amino acids, the building blocks of the much-sought-after protein. All Yaoh products are vegan and cruelty-free. Yaoh’s enormous passion for all things ethical has seen it supporting numerous vegan events up and down the country, including our previous Vegan Fayres and VegfestUK shows, and many others. And long will this continue – Yaoh are sponsoring and supporting many vegan events in 2014. yaoh.co.uk

Magpie

Magpie are a London based studio who design and manufacture homewares and gifts, all with a distinctly British edge. Just like their namesake bird, the Magpie, they are inveterate hoarders and love to have their collections displayed around them. Vegan owned, their love of nature extends to their methods of manufacture. All their products are vegan-friendly; they do not manufacture using any animal products, whether that’s leather or bone china. For them, it is incredibly important to know that no animal has suffered or been killed to produce one of their products. So their ceramics are all made from Porcelain which uses a mixture of 3 clays, kaolin, quartz, and feldspar. They do not use Bone China which is made from 50% animal bone, burnt and then ground up and mixed with the clay. All their bags and purses are made from animal friendly cotton, pleather and polypropylene. All their cards and notebooks are made from 100% recycled paper. Their products are all listed and carry the Vegan Society logo. They also donate 15% of every sale to their favoured charity ‘The Cats Protection’. Because of their contributions, tens of thousands of cats have been fed, cared for and hopefully re-homed with loving families. magpieline.com facebook.com/magpieline

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Koko Dairy Free

Formerly Kara Dairy Free, Koko Dairy Free produces coconutbased delicious alternative to cow’s milk and soya milk. Low in fat (only 2%) and rich in calcium, as well as being cholestorol free, Koko Dairy Free is a fantastic healthy option for people of all dietary persuasions. Additionally, the coconut is not a nut but is actually a fruit, making Koko Dairy Free a nut-free product and therefore suitable for people with nut allergies, which is amazing. At VegfestUK Brighton, you can taste the new Strawberry ‘milk’ flavoured with real strawberry juice, available in 250 ml packs. kokodairyfree.com

The Raw Chocolate Company

The Raw Chocolate Company produces pure, organic, fairtrade, vegan-certified and raw chocolates. They minimise their environmental impact where possible - their factory is solar and wind powered. They have three product ranges: Raw Chocolate Bars, Raw Chocolate Berries and Supreme Foods. The Raw Chocolate Bars come in six flavours, including the white chocolate-like Vanoffe (vanilla/toffee) and Pitch Dark bar. They have three Raw Chocolate Berries in a variety of sizes - Mulberries, Goji Berries and Raisins. Their Raw Chocolate Mulberries are chewy, toffee like and delicious, while giving a prolonged energy boost. Their Supreme Foods range are highly versatile and include Raw Cacao Powder and Nibs, Hemp Protein Powder and Chia Seeds. therawchocolatecompany.com facebook.com/therawchocolatecompany twitter.com/TheRawChocCo

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Bute Island Foods

Bute Island Foods are the proud creators of the Sheese brand of vegan cheeses, making all their products at their custom built factory on the beautiful Isle of Bute in Scotland and shipping them to the four corners of the universe. A variety of textures and flavours makes the Sheese range a must have product for many vegan households, and being dairy free is of course an excellent choice for those who are lactose intolerant too. Also check out Bute Island’s latest ‘Vegandeli’ range of vegan meats, with some awesome texture and meaty flavours. Available through independent health food shops across the UK. buteisland.com

Suma Wholefoods

Suma is one of the UK’s leading supplier of natural and organic food and drink. Today, they remain a workers’ cooperative passionate about offering ethical food. They supply a huge range of fairly traded, ethical and organic products, which reflect their commitment to customer satisfaction and quality. From canned foods to recycled paper products, from dried foods to cleaning products - Suma is passionate about offering ethically produced products that their customers can trust. Their product range is carefully selected to promote healthy and sustainable lifestyles, balancing customer needs with the needs of our planet. suma.coop facebook.com/SumaWholefoods twitter.com/sumawholefoods sumawholesale.coop

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Media Partners

Big thanks to all our media partners for their assistance in promoting this event

Child friendly Brighton

VeggieVision

A comprehensive online guide for parents living in and visiting the city, listing everything child friendly in the area, including: What’s On Events Calendar; Attractions & Places to visit; Kids Activities; Baby and toddler groups; Pre-school activity groups; After School and Holiday clubs for older kids; Child-friendly restaurants, cafes, pubs with gardens and hotels listings; and more! childfriendlybrighton.co.uk

Founded by Karin Ridgers, VeggieVision is an online TV station full of inspirational videos on the veggie lifestyle, ranging from cookery videos to interviews with celebrities. VeggieVision now includes a dating website for veggies too! They are now approved by the Vegetarian Society. veggievision.tv veggievisiondating.com

Excellart

We Love Brighton

A vegan-owned marketing and design agency with over 5 years of expertise in the vegan, vegetarian, ethical and organic trade. They specialise in PR, marketing advice, printed design, magazine design and websites. They can get your products into the hands of celebrities, onto television and radio, and into national newspapers and magazines. excellart.co.uk

‘We Love Brighton’ is the City’s most current what’s on site with reviews, interviews and information articles about every aspect of Brighton’s vibrant culture. They provide a free platform to promote, support and nurture Brighton’s events, businesses and communities. welovebrighton.com

Foods for Life The brainchild of celebrity vegan cookbook author Tony Bishop Weston, whose recent collection of healthy plant based recipes sold out in record time. Currently featured in Sainsbury’s marketing material, Tony and his wife Yvonne, a Harley Street nutritionist and regular TV guest and panellist, may not quite be the Posh and Becks of the Veggie world but they’re not far off. foodsforlife.co.uk

My Green Directory My Green Directory is an award winning online directory and information source that’s dedicated to helping you sustain your world. You’ll find 1000’s of environment focused companies listed, news from charities and conservation groups, events and festivals to attend, and even some offers and competitions too. mygreendirectory.info

Thebestof Brighton & Hove Thebestof Brighton and Hove is the ultimate local business guide; their mission is to take the stress out of finding great, recommended local businesses – Thebestof assess them, so that you don’t have to! Then they promote them through a variety of marketing streams. thebestof.co.uk/local/brighton-and-hove

Vegetarian Living Vegetarian Living celebrates the food that’s in season, with some of the best chefs and food writers in the UK today. They provide their readers with an inspiring array of recipes and features every month, underpinned by a passion for embracing a more sustainable and eco-friendly way of life. vegetarianliving.co.uk

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VegFestUK Brighton - 29th-30th March 2014