Add Feeds
Publisher Windows
Streaming Headlines
Streaming Windows

Log out

Social Connect

OR Log into your Account below
Want One? Create New Account
Vegan Festival magic hits Athena Leicester on April 22nd 2017

Vegan Festival magic hits Athena Leicester on April 22nd 2017

| by Editor

One of Leicester’s landmark event venues Athena will play host to an exhilarating vegan festival on April 22nd 2017, with a range of activities set to draw thousands to the allure of vegan festivals and a compassionate vegan way of life.



With veganism and vegan festivals spreading like wildfire at the moment, it is the hope of the organisers that this exciting event will debunk the age-old myths about how difficult it is to be vegan, and showcase the ever-increasing accessibility of veganism, and put veganism firmly on the map of Leicester, the East Midlands and beyond!



What’s on at the event

Be prepared for masses of vegan treats from 100 colourful stalls, including a number of handpicked caterers serving global vegan cuisines, plus over a dozen talks and cookery demos giving you the ideas you need to succeed in staying vegan after the festival. Further activities TBA on the festival’s Facebook page here...


Whether you’re a complete newbie to veganism, or you have been vegan for a few years, coming on your own or bringing a vegan-curious friend or family member, you would be hard-pushed to resist the mouthwatering combination of Indian, Greek, Mexican and Middle Eastern food, vegan versions of the traditional meat- and dairy-based hot dogs, burgers, pizzas and pies, on top of rejuvenating juices, smoothies and salads... 



Meanwhile, shopaholics will love the string of special offers on vegan “meats”, “cheeses”, “milks”, cakes, trifles, chocolates, condiments, vegan-themed T-shirts, merchandises, jewellery, plus many more vegan produce TBA on the festival’s Facebook page.



There will be a huge seated cafe area upstairs so everyone can go and sit and chill out with all the amazing food and socialise with like-minded souls under one roof :)


The festival is 100% not-for-profit, with ALL proceeds going to the UK-registered charity Miracle’s Mission, a group that work tirelessly to help sick, injured or abandoned animals in need through their first TNR (trap, neuter, release) project taking place in Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. They also raise awareness of the need for stray dogs to be neutered, spayed and rehomed, educate the public about adopting rather than buying pets, and protect animals as best as we can worldwide. You can find out more about their good work on their website and Facebook page, and donate to them via the link here.



Opening hours: 11am – 5pm 

Standard tickets: £3 payable on the day on the door

VIP tickets are now on sale! £13 for fast track entry and a goody bag full of products, samples, discounts and offers. Limited VIP tickets available from



To apply for a stall, or for volunteering, please email

All latest updates regarding stallholders, speakers and performers will be posted on their Facebook page here: 

Make sure to JOIN the Facebook event, INVITE your friends and SHARE this link widely: 



Associated events

The lovely organisers Vegan Events UK have got all the passion and enthusiasm of the world in influencing people to become vegan – they are also behind this year’s successful debut events Portsmouth Vegan Festival and Essex Vegan Festival. They have a vegan festival lined up in Glasgow shortly after the Leicester event too, as well as a second Portsmouth event in September.



Address: Athena Conference & Banqueting, Queen St, Leicester LE1 1QD

See Google Map here for exact location and surroundings.

Click on the link here for how to get to the venue.

Get Involved! If you have a great Vegan news feed, blog, podcast or video channel that you’d like us to include in The Vegfest Express, or if you have any ideas of new Vegan topics that you’d like us to focus on in the site, then please just contact us at with details!

Post Comment
Join the conversation!Log in to leave a comment.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Latest News

from Vegfest UK


Star-studded judging panel confirmed for The FxEctive Factor 2018

More exciting news from The FxEctive Factor vegan musical talent

Veganuary co-founders to share results and highlights of 2018 campaign at VegfestUK Brighton

Matthew Glover and Jane Land, the inspirational co-founders of

VegfestUK Brighton 2018 Special Offers Booklet now available to view online

Big welcome to this year’s VegfestUK Brighton on March 24-25 at the

Original UK hemp company Yaoh launches new range of ethical vegan bodycare products

Exciting times for one of the nation’s original hemp companies Yaoh

Meet plant-fuelled bodybuilders and Vivo Life ambassadors at VegfestUK Bristol on May 26-27 at Ashton Gate stadium

Traditionally bodybuilders tend to swear by using meat and whey

Amazing 3 course vegan menus served up by Ashton Gate’s catering team

The VegfestUK team were kindly invited by the Ashton Gate

Wit and humour galore in store at VegfestUK Brighton Vegan Comedy Festival

Dozens of vegan comedians will be entertaining visitors to

Does Size Matter? Which is our biggest vegan event?

A question we get asked many times is ‘which of your events is the

DJ Judge Jules heads up the Dance Stage at 16th annual VegfestUK Bristol 2018

VegfestUK Bristol 2018 is back with a bang at its new venue of

Plethora of plant-based shopping options at the Brighton Centre on March 24-25

Shopaholics looking for supreme plant-based produce will have a

Mouthwatering vegan feast awaits at VegfestUK Brighton 2018

VegfestUK events are renowned for their wide repertoire of

NHS staff qualify for concessions ticket rates at VegfestUK events

In support of NHS staff, and also to help emphasise the benefits of

VegfestUK Bristol tickets now on sale with BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE offers running until end of April

#BringAFriendToVegfest now with advance tickets available at

High-flying plant-based athletes to share secrets to success at Ashton Gate stadium

Strongmen, cyclists, triathletes, ultramarathon runners, personal

10 (or more) Great Reasons to go to Brighton Vegfest 2018

Here are 10 great reasons to visit VegfestUK Brighton 2018,

Nominees for The FxEctive Factor vegan talent contest confirmed

The FxEctive Factor vegan talent contest is back at VegfestUK

The Art of Compassion Exhibition is back at VegfestUK Brighton 2018

After a successful exhibition at VegfestUK London 2017, The Art of

VegfestUK welcomes Veganuary at Class of 2018 Reunion party at its Brighton event on Sunday March 25th 2018

The organisers of the UK’s biggest vegan festivals VegfestUK extend

VegfestUK’s Vegan Events Calendar undergoes makeover for 2018

As the number of vegan events in the UK continues to skyrocket, and

Bute Island Foods sponsor VegfestUK Bristol 2018

Brilliant news as one of the UK’s most well-established vegan

About The Vegfest Express
Brought to you by Vegfest UK
Get the latest Vegan Recipes, Videos, Podcasts and News on Animals, Environment and Vegan Products, all curated by experts in the field. Want your blog or site featured on The Vegfest Express? Contact Us!
Contact Us
Follow Us