The Viva! Vegan Festival is returning to Brighton for an incredible day of celebration that will include more than 120 stalls of delicious hot and cold food and, for the first time, a beer, wine and cider festival.
Organised by Bristol-based charity Viva!, the event is being held at the Dome Corn Exchange on Church Street and will include raw food, free food samples, clothing, gifts, accessories, charity memorabilia and much more.
There will also be live cookery demos and talks and workshops offering free nutritional advice and highlighting the very best aspects about living without animal products – full listing of talks and demos can be found here.
And the new addition of the Vegan Beer, Wine and Cider Festival will be held at The Hope and Ruin pub and will run from 5pm until late. There will be live DJ’s and a large selection of vegan beers, wines and ciders with special offers for anyone with a hand stamp from the festival.
Viva! founder and director Juliet Gellatley said, “Brighton is a wonderful place to host our Vegan Festival as it is not only our former home city, but is also hugely advanced in terms of vegan living and attitudes.
“We are expecting to have a fun, upbeat day that will show how easy and enjoyable it is to go and stay vegan, or move in that direction.”
The Brighton event follows the success of the 40 roadshows the group has held across the UK since October 2004, which have been attended by more than 62,000 people. A third of those attending the shows were meat eaters looking for help in cutting down their intake.
The event is sponsored by Loving Hut, Clothed in Compassion, Eden, Badger’s Dairy and Egg Free, Neal’s Yard Remedies and the College of Naturopathic Medicine among others.
Viva! is an established animal and environmental campaigning charity that carries out undercover investigations to expose animal abuse, and has just celebrated its 20-year anniversary.
Viva!’s Roadshows have helped thousands of people go vegetarian and vegan, or cut down on their meat, and have been credited with saving millions of animals’ lives.