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Author Archives: Tim Barford

The Animal Rebellion planned blockade of Smithfield ‘Meat’ Market in October is already creating media attention, with stories in The Guardian & The Independent (and it’s only August), as well as this short discussion on LBC radio on Sunday Aug 18th,...
The Natural Therapy Zone at VegfestUK London 2019 Tim Barford from VegfestUK takes a closer look at some of the issues and the criteria for this area.   Welcome to Level 2 & the Natural Therapy Zone VegfestUK London, now in its 7th year, and the biggest vegan event in the UK, currently...
In this blog, VegfestUK manager Tim Barford reviews Julia Feliz Brueck’s recent book ‘Veganism in an Oppressive World’.   Over the last few decades, there have been many ‘new’ movements spring up within the global vegan & animal rights community. The huge demos ...
Tim Barford, VegfestUK manager, looks briefly at the current issues regarding Intersectionality within the UK vegan community, in his short 15 min vlog. Some of you may already be familiar with the recent issues surrounding a guest blog written by Julia Feliz, author of Veganism in an Oppressive World,...
2017 has seen some wonderful highs, some very sad lows and a lot in between. In this short 20-min festive vlog, Tim Barford from VegfestUK pays tribute to 12 inspirational vegan activists in 2017 before touching on some of the more problematical areas of current vegan campaigning. “Without wishing...
There is a big growth in both veganism and plant-based diets all over the globe, and in the UK especially, and whilst the growth is set to continue, so does the ongoing debate and often misunderstanding and misrepresenting between those that promote veganism as an ethical way of life (ethical veganism) and ...
Recently I was lucky enough to get some time off out the office down tools and disappear to Mallorca for a week of sun, sea, swimming, beer, football, tunes and general all-round good vibes and a bit of Balearic magic. The highlight of my short and very sweet visit though was a wonderful day out at The...
Many of you will have heard the sad news that we are no longer continuing in Bristol with our outdoor vegan event.   We’ve run the event successfully in Bristol for 14 years and with considerable support from untold people – including the authorities. In particular, the event Police...
  My Dry January has now finished – I made it through for 6 weeks to last weekend before that pint of Weinerstephaner got the better of me and the pub beckoned last Sunday. As I sat enjoying my pint I started working out how many pints of green juice, superfood smoothies and hemp smoothies...
This is part 3 – and the final edition – of Tim Barford’s preview vlogs for the upcoming Pro-Intersectional Vegan Conference at VegfestUK London 2016 (#PIVC2016), in which he introduces some of the speakers at the conference and looks at some of their work...   Tim is absolutely...
Tim Barford, manager of VegfestUK, presents part two of his preview vlog for the Pro-Intersectional Vegan Conference at VegfestUK London 2016 (#PIVC2016) in this video:     In this video, Tim highlights another 10 speakers from the conference, in addition to the 10 that he had...
In this latest vlog, VegfestUK manager Tim Barford previews the upcoming Pro-Intersectional Vegan Conference on Sunday October 23rd 2016 as part of VegfestUK London 2016.   Tim discusses briefly the work of 10 of the guest speakers who are going to speak at the conference. Tim is highly...
Tim Barford, manager of VegfestUK, takes his pick for the top 10 vegan activists across the globe right now, and gives a mention to some incredible people who didn't quite make the top 10 but are doing some inspirational vegan activism too.   In the spirit of mutual cooperation and support, Tim...
Tim Barford, manager of VegfestUK, spoke about the vegan philosophy, the animal movement and various forms of effective vegan activism, in a talk given at the Teen VGN Summer Camp on August 17th 2016.   Tim gave an introduction to what being vegan really means, the dichotomy into ‘light’ ...
Tim Barford from VegfestUK presents his second in a series of short talks on effective vegan strategy. This brief talk looks at the animal movement and some of the naturally occurring divisions within.   Tim’s position is effectively that we’re better off understanding and...
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