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Thrilling VegfestUK London 2015 with around 12,000 visitors enjoying being vegan for the weekend

Thrilling VegfestUK London 2015 with around 12,000 visitors enjoying being vegan for the weekend

2015-10-13 
| by Editor | Posted in Vlog

Olympia London witnessed a thrilling vegan lifestyle show in VegfestUK London with a record attendance of around 12,000 visitors altogether over the weekend October 10th 11th 2015 with numerous highlights.

 

Photo Credit: Wulfric Wills

 

Entering its 3rd year at Olympia London as a huge celebration of all things 100% vegan, VegfestUK London had everything from food, shopping and education to entertainment and socialising opportunities.

 

Photo Credit: Wulfric Wills

 

The globally inspired vegan food from altogether 13 caterers plus a specially prepared vegan menu from in-house Central Kitchen (operated by Levy's Restaurant) was an absolute treat, and they combined nicely with the 200 exhibitors showcasing a range of products and information that are 100% vegan-friendly.

 

Photo Credit: Excellart (top left image) and Wulfric Wills (the rest)

 

Those looking to delve further into vegan living were well impressed with the high calibre of speakers and films, and the conference facilities available at this year's event which moved from the West Hall to the Central Hall (Levels 1 & 3).

 

Photo Credit: David Evans (bottom left image) and Wulfric Wills (the rest)

 

There was a Professionals Vegan Health Summit on Saturday, with the latest evidence-based science on healthier vegan diets provided for doctors, dietitians, nutritionists and midwives by prestigious speakers including Professor Emeritus of Nutrition and Dietetics Tom Sanders from Kings College London.

 

Photo Credit: Tony Bishop-Weston

 

This was followed by a People’s Vegan Activists Summit on Sunday with the focus firmly on animal rights activism

 

Vegan Vision panels hosted by Kim Stallwood

 

In particular, the following hugely anticipated debates were streamed live globally to thousands of viewers overall:

 

- Are 'vegan' celebrities such as Ricky Gervais and Beyonce good for the vegan movement , or are they confusing it?

- Are Single-Issue Campaigns in Animal Rights taking the movement forwards / backwards?

 

Auditorium sessions hosted by Karin Ridgers from VeggieVision

 

The entertainment was amply provided by two top-notch vegan comedians in Andrew O'Neill and Jake Yapp, plus kids entertainers, musicians, a bodybuilding competition as well as the world's first guitar-playing thinking pig's pig Pig Freud who launched his crowdfunder in support of regional grassroots vegan outreach project in style:

http://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/pigfreud 

 

Presenter Karin Ridgers (VeggieVision) alongside comedian Jake Yapp. Photo Credit: VeggieVision

 

Photo credit: Martin Fodor

 

Pig Freud's performance alongside the aforementioned duo of debates was streamed live for the very first time at a VegfestUK event – you can watch the recorded video right here:

 

 

The event was a fantastic hub for like-minded people to get together especially with a Teen VGN Zone for teenagers looking for vegan inspirations, as well as a Mature Zone for those in their advanced years.

 

 

Big thanks to all the sponsors for this year's event:

 

Dates for VegfestUK London 2016 are October 8th 9th 2016, again at Olympia London (Central Hall Levels 1 & 3) – TBC shortly. 

 

Look out for further Vegfest magic at their upcoming events in Glasgow (Dec 5th 6th 2015), Brighton (Feb 27th 28th 2016) and Bristol (May 21st 22nd 2016). There're also numerous other similar vegan events in the country right now, with full details available at www.vegfest.co.uk Further, check out the Vegfest Express global vegan news website www.vegfestexpress.co.uk with breaking vegan news stories brought to you 24-7 online for free.

 

Follow VegfestUK on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. Email info@vegfest.co.uk for any other queries.  

 

Get Involved! If you have a great Vegan news feed, blog, podcast or video channel that you’d like us to include your focus on in the site, then please just contact us at info@vegfest.co.uk with details!






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