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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12.00 - Ananda Townend - Veganism and the Evolution of Consciousness
There are many ways in which we can enhance our lives. We can work at changing our status;Dietary, Monetary, Family. But what is the true purpose of our lives? Where are we headed? Do we recognise life as a journey? Choosing a moral standpoint helps, abstaining from eating animal products, but is this enough to advance us in our evolution? Do our choices change our lives and do they help us to grow and understand our position? Join Ananda for an introduction to personal growth and how, by evolving our consciousness, we shape and alter the world around us.
1.00 - Yvonne Bishop-Weston - Why we need to optimise children's diets
Leading nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston (BSc.Dip ION.mBANT.) will explain why we need to optimise children's diets, what they need to eat for their physical and mental development and how to practically make this part of daily life. Yvonne will also expose the typical pitfalls and manufacturers tricks to mislead you into thinking you are getting a healthy whole-food when it's really just a half-food.
2.00 - Jill Swyers - Essential Sprouting: More than a "How-To", this is also a "Why - Do It"!
The nutritional value of sprouts cannot be over-stressed. They are collectively packed full of vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, fibre, etc. etc.! They provide energy and healthy food choices in abundance. But best of all, sprouts can be readily available to you with a minimum of planning and no need for exhaustive searches for “must-have exotic foods”.
Let Hippocrates Health Expert Jill Swyers show you how simple it can be to grow your own sprouts at home for a few pennies a day.
Learn how to add Living Raw Sprouts to your regular diet and spice up your juicing routine.
Eat to Thrive and Energise your Life with Sprouts!
SAT 3.00 & SUN 2.00 - JANE EASTON & JUSTIN KERSWELL (VIVA!) - 30 DAY VEGAN: IMPROVE YOUR LIFE IN JUST ONE MONTH
Viva! have recently launched their incredibly successful and totally free 30 Day Vegan programme to help people make the switch to a healthier, happier and kinder diet. An informative and fun talk/workshop to discuss ways to go and stay vegan and how easy and rewarding it is. With Viva!’s food and cookery co-ordinator Jane Easton and Viva! campaigns manager Justin Kerswell. Sign up to go vegan for a month at www.viva.org.uk/30dayvegan
4.00 - Jojo Huxster - A Vegan Abroad
Traveling the world as a vegan can be a daunting prospect. Friend and supporter of The Vegan Society, vegan.in.Brighton, aka Jojo, will be discussing everything from how to avoid arriving at your destination starving, hangry (hungry and angry) and light headed to tips on how to seek out vegan specialities and avoid the surprisingly un-vegan options in a culturally sensitive way.
5.00 - Luke Berman - Climbing a Mountain for Primates
Did you know you can still legally own a primate as a pet in the UK?
That is why I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, to raise awareness of this trade and veganism. Learn about the trade, the work of Wild Futures and what you can do to help end this horrific suffering.
6.00 - Lisa Cherry Beaumont - Authentic Life Coaching
I’ll guide you through some challenging questions that’ll help you create a solution to whatever life dilemma you face. I'll make sure that you’re writing stuff down and not just daydreaming. I actively encourage daydreams but only when you’re writing them down! The Universe rewards action – you know this – and you’ll come away with a set of very do-able action steps. Afterwards, I’ll crack the whip by email to ensure you’ve actually done them, otherwise you’ve wasted your time, I’ve wasted mine and God does a facepalm. You’ll be glad you invested this hour on yourself.
12.00 - Chrissy Leyland - Try the Vegan Approach
Are you thinking about going vegan? Have you tried being vegan before but come across some challenges? Are you a new vegan? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then the Vegan Approach workshop is for you!
Chrissy will outline our 10 simple steps to start you on your vegan journey including what to buy, where to eat and how to deal with family and friends. She will put you in touch with local groups and online groups for ongoing support.
1.00 - TeenVGN - Meet other Compassionate Youngsters
Teenagers and young adults! Come and hang out with TeenVGN at this workshop! Meet other compassionate youngsters, make new friends, grab some free chocolate and other refreshments and take a break from just wandering around with your parents ;) We want to hear YOUR views about life as a VGN teen and know what we can do to campaign to make everyday life easier. There may even be some goodies for you to take away!
3.00 - Ruth Hawe - WRITING ACTIVISM: the power of wriiting and imagination as effective advocacy
The written word is the most potent change maker in this co-created world of our Imagine Nation. Way more impactful than old paradigm agendas, fiction is particularly powerful as it permits freedom to our ideals and insights. We get to choose how it manifests into the physical as we unleash it.
Through examples from her novel "Holy Cow", Ruth Hawe invites you to release your own cherished ideals in this interactive workshop.
4.00 - Katie Creuynni - Connecting with life force energies
Exercise to connect with life energies within us and around us. Feeling, enhancing and working with earth, sun and flowing life source energies.
5.00 - Tony Samara- Seven ways to receptivity and the grace of potential
Sat Tony Samara's “mind, body, spirit” events are designed to give you the tools you need to experience greater health, vitality, and wellbeing in everyday living. Whether you're interested in transforming your own health or want to learn the latest in mind-body medicine to help your patients, Seven ways to receptivity and the grace of potential will help you create a lifestyle that supports your deepest intentions to becoming more vibrant, healthy, and alive - at any age. You will gain practical tools and understanding to make the most conscious healing choices.