Event moved to Central Hall Level 1 & 3 at Olympia, website live in February
Big thanks to the Lifefood team for their generous support of VegfestUK 2015 :)
BOGOF until Feb 28th 2015, BOGOHP until Mar 21st 2015; pay-on-gate options also available
Massive interest in vegan lifestyle as we approach 70th year of veganism
2015 dates and venue TBC
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The Performance Stage is on the First Floor, and features a variety of top notch entertainers and performers including musicians, magicians, comedians, celebrities and much more.
Sponsored by Equinox Kombucha
Floor plans here
11.00 Carol Mae Whittick - Music
12.00 VeggieVision Speed Dating - gay
2.00 Stars quiz
3.00 Peter Antoniou - Psychic Comedy
4.00 Andrew O'Neill - comedy
6.00 Vegan Smythe - music
11.00 Mitchell & Vincent - music
12.00 VeggieVision Speed Dating - straight
1.00 Chris Stokes & Joey Brannigan - comedy
2.00 Stars quiz
3.00 Carl Donnelly - comedy
5.00 Vegan Smythe - music
11.00 - Carol Mae Whittick - Music
Carol Mae Whittick is a singer/songwriter and pianist currently living in London.
Drawing inspiration from the evolution and events in her life, the songs and music she creates are expressed in a marriage of two of her favourite genres Soul for its depth and Jazz for its abandon.
Carol is now beginning a new phase of promotion and performance for her current project which is led by the single 'Attraction' a signature CMW song with succinct lyrics, mesmerising groove and an unforgettable hook. It is about the discovery of the Law Of Attraction in her life.
Gay - Saturday 12pm
Straight - Sunday 12pm
Karin from VeggieVision will host 2 speed dating sessions at VegfestUK London - a gay session on Saturday at 12pm and a straight session on Sunday at 12pm. Karin set up her own speed dating site www.veggievisiondating.com to connect like-minded souls in the veggie world and has hosted speed dating at VegfestUK events for 2 years running. Her superbly organised sessions are always very well attended, light hearted and full of fun, humour and much more! If this is your cup of tea, please register in advance by emailing email@example.com to participate stating your name, age, what session, if you have a website or Facebook page or send a photo for ID on the day.
Alasdair Beckett-King is an award-winning and multiple award-losing stand up comedian.
He won the New Acts of the Year Show (formerly Hackney Empire) in 2014, and has performed comedy on BBC radio and at the Glastonbury festival. He knows quite a lot about 19th century magicians. Tourists often ask to have their photo taken with him, presumably impressed by this.
“One to Watch” - Time Out
”A bold and fresh comedy voice” - The Stage
“A suave stand up with some killer lines” - Arthur Smith
Award-winning newcomer Harriet Kemsley has featured on BBC3’s Comedy Marathon, BBC Radio 1’s Comedy Lounge and Alex Zane's Funny Rotten Scoundrels for London Live. She's been described as 'A quirky very funny new stand-up' (Time Out) , has been listed by Rhod Gilbert as 'One of the top ten comics to see' (Mail on Sunday) and has been supporting Katherine Ryan on her nationwide tour.
Saturday and Sunday at 2pm
A light-hearted and humorous quiz which dissects many FAQ's about going and staying vegan. Panel includes a number of high-profile special guests, including Goldblade frontman John Robb, strongman Patrik Baboumian, TV star Wendy Turner Webster, author Mimi Kirk, Australian musician Vegan Smythe plus more TBC. Quizzes hosted by Karin from VeggieVision TV www.veggievision.tv.
3.00 - Peter Antoniou - Psychic Comedy
Peter Antoniou is the 'Psychic' Comedian (or Comedium if you prefer) fondling frontal lobes and tickling funny bones. Using his unique skills he is able to reach inside your mind and reveal things no one could know about you. Like the love child of Uri Geller and Ross Geller (from Friends) Peter has amazed clients such as Kerrang!, Ernst and Young, and Disney and regularly tours his sell-out theatre show across Europe.
4.00 - Andrew O'Neill - comedy
Andrew O'Neill is a stand-up comedian, a metalhead, an amateur occultist and a musician. He's pretty much been a show off since birth! He's a vegan, as you can tell by the fact that he has a lithe, sinewy body. He's a heterosexual transvestite, as you can tell by the fact that he wears female clothes and fancys girls. He's not a goth.
"The very definition of alternative" (The Guardian)
"One of the funniest comedians on the circuit at the moment ... hitting new heights of comedic brilliance" (TimeOut)
"So funny I put him in my new TV show" (Steve Coogan)
Join us for the 2014 VegfestUK Awards ceremony with awards presented by comedian Andrew O'Neill! Awards celebrate the creme de la creme of vegetarian and vegan living and come in 14 different categories. You can cast your vote before September 15th at www.vegfest.co.uk/vote
Vegan Smythe writes and performs Earthling-friendly music and comedy to energise the vegan message. His YouTube videos have had nearly 200,000 views and he's been described by online fans as “hilarious.. brilliant.. quirky.. and 'a crucial soundtrack to life on Earth!’” His music has been featured on blogs, podcasts and radio programs worldwide.
Although quite new to the microscopic world of animal advocacy entertainment, Smythe has been a full-time professional entertainer since 1998.
Vegan Smythe's website www.vegansmythe.com
David Mitchell and Graham Vincent are an acoustic duo based in Dorset and Somerset who play lively traditional music from the British Isles on Fiddle and Guitar. Much of their set is instrumental but this is mixed in with a few broadly traditional songs.
Playing at festivals, concerts and events all over the South West and beyond, they have been described as performing, "Distinctive yet fresh traditional folk," and musicians who "tell stories with their melodies".
Chris Stokes is one of the few vegan comedians in the UK. His playful and erudite stand-up has seen him crop up on 'Dave's One Night Stand' and intermittently on BBC Radios 4 and 5Live.
As well as supporting the likes of Milton Jones, Pete Firman and Stewart Francis on several UK tours, Chris' debut solo show was awarded the 'Best Show' award at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2012.
"Has the talent to one day have the world at his feet **** " - The List
"Real talent... It takes some flair to mix script, tangents, conversation, heartbreak and make it all look so effortless **** " - The Skinny
"Very smart material" - Chortle
"Hilarious" - The Scotsman
Coventry-born Joey Brannigan is a Comedian, Poet & Writer (and Vegan!). After performing twice with us in 2012, Joey is making his return and bringing with him a variety of stories, poems and letters (he loves winding people up!). Joey, who has had successful shows at Leicester, Nottingham & Birmingham Comedy festivals is no stranger to larger stages. Having opened for Simon Evans, as well as being part of the 'I am Happy' tour which culminated in a sold out show at Leicesters' Y Theatre. A short clip from this made it to the finals of Dave's Comedy Shorts competition (2013).
"Joey Brings a little Rock & Roll to Comedy" (Coventry Telegraph 2011).
"Joey looks the part, works the crowd very well, and is funny and fresh." (Comedy Club 101 - Comedy Rising Stars 2013 - 2nd place).
"Come and see him now before he is playing arenas" (Paul McMenemy, Poetry Weekly Editor. 2013).
"Joey's ability to construct a letter that is as poignant as it is amusing is simply astonishing" (Jonathon Hughes, Tapit Entertainment).
Carl started performing stand-up in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting young comedians. His conversational, silly sense of humour saw him win a host of awards (Chortle Best Newcomer 2007, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2007 among others) and become a regular at all of the finest comedy clubs in the UK and Ireland.
In 2009, Carl performed his debut solo show 'Relax Everyone, it's Carl Donnelly!' at the Edinburgh Fringe for which he was nominated for the 'Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer'. Since then, Carl has returned to Edinburgh with two further solo shows and is set to return to the Festival this year with a new show, after his nomination in 2013 for the Fosters Comedy award.
The event will be a single dumbbell shoulder press (15Kg males, 7Kg females). The contest will be how many continuous repetitions a contestant can achieve. Partial reps & ‘push pressing' will not be allowed & the judges may end any event if they feel a safety issue arises (either to the contestant or the audience).
The judge's decision is final.
Entry is free & all entrants will receive a prize.
The event will be photographed & by entering the contest you agree to allow photographs of yourself to be used (on the internet or other mediums) by vegan bodybuilding & other sponsors of the event.