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Press Releases and Blogs

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January 2016

Jan 29th - The Vegfest Express - January 2016 bulletin

Jan 25th - COMPILATION of videos from VegfestUK London 2015

Jan 17th - Tim Barford from VegfestUK reviews ‘Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach’

Jan 17th - Vegfest Scotland 2015 VISITOR SURVEY RESULTS


videos recorded from the event

Karin Ridgers and Tony Bishop-Weston on London Live TV during VegfestUK London

"Why Go Vegan?" - VegfestUK London 2015 Official Film

Dr Nina Bailey - Essential Fats and Vegan Diets - at VegfestUK London 2015 

Sandra Hood RD & Yvonne Bishop-Weston BSc DipION mBANT - Safer Vegan Pregnancy & Childrens health

Dr. Tushar Mehta - Vegan is the Answer, what's the question? FULL TALK

Vegan Bodybuilding competition at #VegfestUKLondon2015 FULL VIDEO

VEGFESTUK AWARDS 2015 Presentation Ceremony FULL VIDEO

Dobrosia Gogloza speaks on "Thinking Big - Make your Activist Group Grow" at #VegfestUKLondon2015

Prof. Gary L. Francione: the Problems with Welfare Reforms & Single-Issue Campaigns, & Why VEGANISM is a moral imperative

FULL TALK by Prof. Gary L. Francione - Introduction to Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights

Amanda Riley from Vegfund explains "How a Little Money can make a big difference in Vegan Activism" at #VegfestUKLondon2015

Ronnie Lee - A Greenprint for Animal Liberation - FULL TALK AVAILABLE HERE from #VegfestUKLondon2015

Victor Sjodin talk at #VegfestUKLondon2015 FULL VIDEO HERE

Vegan Business Coach Katrina Fox FULL TALK at #VegfestUKLondon2015 available here


Our blog reviews of the event

VegfestUK London Health Summit – Reaching out to Drs and Dietitians on Best Practice

TeenZone at VegfestUK London 2015 was a great success!

The Mature Zone at #VegfestUKLondon2015 is a resounding success! Hundreds of visitors relax and get inspired

Reflections on the Vegfest Mature Zone: If I get dementia, will they feed me meat?

Vegfest stalls in huge demand ever since 12,000 visitors descended upon Olympia London

Tim Barford: In Response to recent criticism of VegfestUK London

First Viva! Health Summit Roaring Success

Thrilling VegfestUK London 2015 with around 12,000 visitors enjoying being vegan for the weekend


October 2015

Aldo Zilli promises to 'GO VEGAN' for 90 days with Tim from VegfestUK


September 2015

Mature Zones for Seniors at Vegfest London & Scotland

Animal Aid sponsor the Pig Freud tour in support of Grassroots Vegan Outreach

Tim Barford (VegfestUK) – ‘’Being Vegan means a rejection of violence’’ on BBC Radio London Vanessa Feltz show This morning Sept 25th 10.00am

P.E.A. Awards have gone VEGAN!

AQUAPAX Natural Mineral Water - with near perfect pH balance

VEGAN – more than just a diet, it’s a social justice movement


July 2015

Advance tickets for VegfestUK London now on sale! 

VegfestUK Awards: Categories, Nominees, Voting

Website for VegfestUK Brighton 2016 now live for bookings!

The Species Barrier radio host Marcus Dredge joins People's Vegan Activists Summit at London

Polish Animal Rights Activist Dobrusia Gogloza joins VegfestUK London People's Vegan Activists Summit

Vegan Business Media founder Katrina Fox to speak & launch new book at VegfestUK London

Shambhu's founder & head chef Nishma Shah to demonstrate vegan culinary treats at Vegfest London & Scotland

Animal Liberation Front founder Ronnie Lee joins VegfestUK London People's Vegan Activists Summit

Main Street Vegan author Victoria Moran joins VegfestUK London for the 2nd year running

Duet of New Vegan Events in Scotland fuelling growth of vegan market further

Pig Floyd performs outside Grillstock Festival in Bristol in a peaceful vegan rock n roll protest

VegfestUK - price rises for Brighton and Bristol 2016

20-20 - a Normal Vegan Vision

Tim Barford - some changes at VegfestUK


June 2015

Say hi to gifted cartoonist Vegan Sidekick at VegfestUK London

Kiss Farewell to Dairy with Koko Dairy Free at Vegfest London & Scotland

Tim Barford, manager of VegfestUK, elected as trustee of the Vegan Society

The Abolitionists Approach 16 page flyer is out now!

The Big Debate on "Single Issue Campaigns – Taking the Animal Rights Movement Forwards – or Backwards?"

Vegfest Vegan Activists Summits welcome Dr. Melanie Joy, author of "Why we Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows"

VEGFEST STALLS UPDATE: Over 140 stalls booked at London, half the floor plan sold at Scotland

VegfesUK welcomes Tobias Leenaert to our first People’s Vegan Activists Summit in London October 11th 2015

Europe's prime vegan festival VegfestUK back at Brighton Centre on February 27th 28th 2016

Mature Zones for Seniors at Vegfest London & Scotland

VegfestUK welcomes Professor Gary L Francione to London in October for the inaugural Peoples Vegan Activist Summit

Vegan Cartoon Superhero Wonderpig to promote vegan education outside Grillstock

Over 700 people going vegan with another 2,400 moving towards veganism after VegfestUK Bristol 2015

Tim Barford: Why the "Close Down the Slaughterhouses" demos are a good thing

Smile and Say Sheese with Bute Island at Vegfest Scotland

VegfestUK founder Tim Barford to speak at the Close Down The Slaughterhouses Demo Piccadilly Circus London June 13th

Glasgow-based GreenCity Wholefoods sponsors Vegfest Scotland

Vegfest Scotland welcomes applications for stalls and speaking/performing slots


May 2015

Summary of Vegan Activists Workshops at VegfestUK Bristol 2015 - setting the tone for VegfestUK vegan education

Wonderpig took centre stage at VegfestUK Bristol 2015

Glorious conclusion for VegfestUK Bristol with 14,000 visitors over Bank Holiday Weekend May 23rd 24th

Bargain of the century at VegfestUK Bristol this Bank Holiday Weekend

VegfestUK gives you the ABC's of Fun and Easy Vegan Lifestyles for Families ahead of huge Bristol event

The Little Green Angel at Brighton VegFestUK 2015

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at VegfestUK Bristol May 23rd 24th @ Amphitheatre

Premier League Footballer Sergio Aguero joins the veggie athlete club

Vegan Culinary Delights galore at Cookery Demonstrations at VegfestUK Bristol

Welcome to the world of Tim Barford – organiser of Europe's largest vegan events and one of the UK's prime movers in the vegan circles

Vegfest Scotland 2015 now open for stall bookings!

Learn about Effective Vegan Activism at VegfestUK Bristol

Groundbreaking DJ’s to headline VegfestUK Bristol this year - Alfredo and LTJ Bukem in The Amphitheatre May 23rd 24th

VegfestUK founder Tim Barford in today's Herald Scotland, speaking up for the rights of animals


APRIL 2015

Australian Snooker player Neil Robertson is the latest to go vegan

VegfestUK 2015 Summer Tour of Vegan Festivals

VeggieVision Speed Dating at VegfestUK Brighton - Review

VegfestUK Bristol 2015 - Event Programme now available to view online

A Well-Fed World Global Food Sustainability Conference review

Party Political Conference review

Media frenzy for Vegfest Scotland since announcement of dates

Charity collections for A Well-Fed World Ethiopian School Lunch Programme at VegfestUK Bristol

FULL VegfestUK Brighton 2015 Visitors Survey Breakdown

Tim Barford from VegfestUK to stand for election as trustee of the Vegan Society

Winners of the New Product Showcase unveiled at VegfestUK Brighton

VegfestUK Bristol & London covered in OMG! Magazine

Vegfest Scotland welcomes small businesses

Shouldn't Livestock Farming be firmly on Bristol Green Capital 2015 agenda?

Go Vegan for the Environment during Bristol Green Capital 2015, say VegfestUK Organisers


March 2015

Veganism takes centre stage at thrilling VegfestUK Brighton vegan festival with 12,000 visitors

New ethical consumer show welcomes small businesses across Scotland

Scotland welcomes Europe's biggest vegan festival to Glasgow in December 2015 - Providing the climax to new venture - The Only Way is Ethics

Inaugural People's Vegan Activists Summit at VegfestUK London in October welcomes HSUS vice-president Paul Shapiro and Professor Gary L. Francione 

Go Vegan to Save the Planet! Visit VegfestUK Brighton for inspirations

Independent vegan businesses in the UK contributing to huge growth of vegan market

Mouthwatering mélange of vegan food, family fun and live DJ's at VegfestUK Bristol - Alfredo (Ibiza) and LTJ Bukem amongst confirmed guests



Enjoy optimal nutrition with delectable Lifefood organic raw supersnacks

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas to open Europe's prime vegan lifestyle festival at Brighton Centre 



UK's biggest animal rights campaign group Animal Aid are guests of honour at Europe's top vegan festival at Brighton

Dates announced for prime European vegan superfest at Olympia

Anneka Svenska the Little Green Angel appointed VegfestUK official Celebrity Juicing and Smoothie Queen

Founder of Vegan Angels appointed VegfestUK official celebrity bloggers

Celebrate a Healthy New Year at VegfestUK Brighton 2015



Christmas Treat for Doctors and Chefs as VegfestUK Vegan Campaigners Offer Free Tickets

Top 10 gifts for vegans this Christmas

USA-based Hunger Relief Organisation A Well-Fed World heads up Global Food Sustainability Conference at Brighton, United Kingdom

Discover natural healing and holistic approaches to health and happiness at LifeWell Hub presentations




VegfestUK plays host to UK's first Vegan Comedy Festival at Brighton Centre


Over 2,000 people change their diets after visiting huge VegfestUK vegan festival in London Olympia

VegfestUK Brighton Food Village celebrates amazing diversity of plant-based options

Stellar 2014 for organisers of the UK's biggest vegan events

Visit the Vegfest Express for latest vegan/veggie news around the globe


September 2014

10,000 visitors at massive vegan event at Olympia

VegfestUK 2014 award winners unveiled at massive vegan event at Olympia

VegfestUK organiser Tim Barford wins Best Vegan Advocate Award in Viva! 20th anniversary celebrations

Everyone welcome at the UK's biggest vegan event as VegfestUK celebrates multiculturalism, compassionate living and healthy lifestyle choices

Vegan events across the U.K. throw open the doors to welcome meat & dairy reducers to the benefits of the vegan lifestyle

Brand new global vegan & veggie news websites now live!

UK Premiere of Documentary “Cowspiracy: the Sustainability Secret” at VegfestUK London 

Going Vegan? Good for Health & Environment or a Moral Obligation? You Decide!

Treat yourselves to some truly spellbinding vegan food at VegfestUK London

Plant-powered athletes to shatter “feeble vegan” myth at VegfestUK London 

Learn to heal yourself with holistic approaches at LifeWell Hub at VegfestUK London 

Prominent talks, demos and stalls on raw vegan lifestyle at VegfestUK London 

Top day out for families and kids at Europe's prime vegan event

High-street vegan magazine launching at VegfestUK London 2014


August 2014

Bridging the Gap Between Aspiration and Reality – Free From Stress Family Vegan Festival for Every Body at London, Olympia

Meat and Dairy Reducers welcome at VegfestUK London this September

Equinox Kombucha - proud show sponsors of VegfestUK London 2014 

VegfestUK London 2014 event programme now available for download online


July 2014

All together now - UK’s leading vegan campaign groups join forces to push through the vegan agenda

VegfestUK Brighton moves to Brighton Centre on March 28th 29th 2015

Go Vegan with Viva! at Vegfest - Sign up to Viva! 30 Day Pledge Now!

Nominees for VegfestUK awards unveiled – vote now!


June 2014

Vegan food giant teams with Ocado

Ex-Everton football player claims England need smoothie boost to qualify for knockout stages at World Cup

“World Cup Team could be Excelling on Vegan Diet”, Claims Ex-Everton Player

Bring a Friend to one of Europe's prime veggie food events - Get your BOGOF advance tickets now!

VegfestUK Brighton moves to Brighton Centre on March 28th 29th 2015


May 2014

13,000 visitors converged on Bristol Harbourside for VegfestUK veggie food and music extravaganza

Advance tickets for VegfestUK London now on sale with many BOGOFs

VegfestUK T-shirts now on sale

Special treat for Bristol nurses at VegfestUK food & music fiesta


April 2014

rawLicious - proud show sponsors of huge London veggie show


March 2014

Over 5,000 visitors attended huge Brighton annual veggie festival

Demuth cookery School chefs to perform cookery demo at VegfestUK Bristol


February 2014

Former Professional Ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier amongst star names at VegfestUK London

Website for VegfestUK London Olympia 2014 now live

VegfestUK Brighton event programme now available for download

'Let's all have a disco' in the middle of Bristol this summer at Europe's biggest veggie event

Launch of VegfestUK veggie events website on Valentine's Day

Ex-Everton vegan footballer to share fitness and nutrition tips on 2014 UK tour

Stalls at Brighton annual veggie festival sold out 2 months before actual event


January 2014

Vegan Society to take centre stage at Vegan Festival at Olympia

VegfestUK London Olympia 2014 – dates confirmed for September 27th 28th


October 2013

VegfestUK celebrates best of vegan living at 10th anniversary awards ceremony

London's debut veggie lifestyle show packed to the rafters

Russell Brand Hailed as the New Vegan Messiah

Leading nutritionist is bananas about BanaBay!


September 2013

Mouthwatering veggie food galore at VegfestUK London Olympia

Europe's biggest veggie festivals to continue growing in 2014

august 2013

Meat-Free Saturday, Sunday and Mondays at VegfestUK London


July 2013

VegfestUK London welcomes high-profile speakers from America

Great day out for families at London's huge healthy living show

VegfestUK London proudly welcomes members of the LGBT community

Government Challenge: Petition - What is definition of healthy? Mainly Junk Food or Vegan?


June 2013

Top comedy acts to bring laughs to London during 2-day event

5-star food indulgence at London's new veggie show

Top athletes to grace huge London veggie show

London's huge health food festival includes screenings of award-winning films

Raw-some chef lineup at London's veggie health food show

London's huge veggie lifestyle show features top yoga experts

May 2013

Top lineup of speakers for major London veggie show in October

Vegan festival pioneer awarded prestigious green award


VegfestUK London October 5th 6th 2013 - dates confirmed


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