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Tim from VegfestUK on Ujima's radio show The Word with Miranda on Friday September 1st 2017

Tim from VegfestUK on Ujima's radio show The Word with Miranda on Friday September 1st 2017

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VegfestUK manager Tim Barford was invited to join MC Miranda Rae on her radio show The Word on Ujima Radio 98fm.


Recently back from his summer holiday, feeling refreshed and looking nicely tanned, Tim discussed a number of issues with Miranda:

  • the benefits and uses of hemp
  • the realities of the lives of farm animals
  • the positive impact of vegan festivals in driving veganism foward
  • the best ways of transitioning to veganism
  • a brief history of VegfestUK
  • VegfestUK's recent run-in with Bristol City Council over site fees
  • challenges faced by organisers of outdoor events
  • why everyone should support their community events
  • VegfestUK's upcoming events in London
  • a brief mention of the upcoming Surge Animal Rights March in London

Tim also mentioned in the interview that there would be another update on the future of VegfestUK Bristol on Friday September 22nd 2017.


You can listen to Tim’s full interview by pressing play below (or at the link here):


Links to stories on Bristol City Council and VegfestUK

Bristol Vegfest refuses to pay up in protest against rent hike by city council (in Bristol Post) 

Tim Barford live on Made in Bristol TV

Tim Barford live on Ujima Radio

Tim Barford live on Made in Bristol TV

‘We can’t trust Bristol City Council anymore’ – Why Vegfest is leaving Bristol after 15 years (in Bristol Post)


Further notes

The Surge Animal Rights March takes place on September 2nd 2017 in Hyde Park, London. Full details at 

VegfestUK’s next shows are the UK’s first Vegan Trade Show VegfestUK Trade on Friday October 20th 2017, followed by its 5th annual vegan Consumer show VegfestUK London on the weekend October 21st 22nd 2017.

Free registration open to Trade and Media professionals at

Advance tickets to VegfestUK London now available to buy at 

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