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Veganism takes centre stage at thrilling VegfestUK Brighton vegan festival with 12,000 visitors

Veganism takes centre stage at thrilling VegfestUK Brighton vegan festival with 12,000 visitors

2015-03-30 
| by Editor

 

2015 is well and truly the year of the vegan. In the wake of over 16,000 people from all over the globe participating in Veganuary's vegan January campaign, plus prominent coverage of the vegan lifestyle in major tabloids such as the Independent and the Evening Standard, we just enjoyed a bumper attendance of 12,000 visitors at our latest event at the Brighton Centre on March 28th 29th.

 

 

We're absolutely over the moon at the attendance figures of this year's Brighton event. It has always been our ultimate aim to convince the general public to go vegan through our events. In years gone by, our combination of food, comedy and music has worked a treat in making veganism more accessible to the public. Nowadays, however, going vegan has actually got really sexy, and we believe that there has never been a better time than right now to up our emphasis on vegan education and put out a consistent message to the public to go vegan.

 

 

Amongst the myriad of new features at VegfestUK Brighton this year were a Global Food Sustainability Conference, at which a number of renowned speakers in the field addressed numerous tangible vegan solutions to the food sustainability problem.

General Election year also called for a Party Political Conference at which the UK's major political parties presented their manifestos and engaged in debates on vegan issues.

Along the sustainability thread was a Hemp Expo with industry leaders and notable hemp businesses presenting their expertise on hemp.

Add these to the rich mélange of 15 specialist vegan caterers, nearly 200 stalls, dozens of talks and cookery demos, kids cookery classes, a cinema among many other activities, and visitors to the event have well and truly been armed with a wealth of knowledge on how to go and stay vegan.

For those who visited the event, we’d love to know what you think – please complete our visitors survey here

 

 

If you wish to learn more about going vegan or convincing others to follow suit, check out our 3 upcoming shows in 2015 – Bristol (May 23rd 24th), London (October 10th 11th) and Scotland (December 5th 6th). Among the many highlights are brand-new vegan activists workshops and summits which provide tools and ideas for outreach. Dates for VegfestUK Brighton 2016 will be announced soon. Visit www.vegfest.co.uk for full details of these blockbuster events.

For the latest vegan news around the globe, refreshed 24-7, stay tuned to the Vegfest Express right here!

 

Big thanks to the following sponsors who made VegfestUK Brighton 2015 possible:

Lifefood, Dee's Wholefoods, A Well-Fed World,  Suma Wholefoods, Animal Aid, JASON, Nutiva, Plamil Foods, Magpie, Moo Free Chocolates, GOOD Hemp, Koko Dairy Free, Viva La VeganBute Island Foods, Vegfund, ExcellartYaoh and Out of Hand.

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