Mature Zone

V… for Life begins at 50! The Mature Zone is the go-to place for all aspects of veganism in later life.

With pay-as-you-feel vegan refreshments and drinks served the periphery, on top of seating.
Proudly curated and hosted by V for Life

Feeling the effects of overcrowding? Why not sit back and enjoy a cuppa in our Mature Zone? Nab some great free publications, enjoy an attractive array of vegan bakes, and listen in to inspiring cookery demonstrations, and thought-provoking films and presentations. Through popular demand, we have expanded the number of veggie socials, which are the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded souls.

Refreshments served outside the Mature Zone are offered on a 'pay as you feel' basis, and any profits will be used to support the charity's work.

There'll also be plenty of free information to hand about:

Protecting your vegan identity throughout life
VfL's vegan and vegetarian grants
Vegan dinners to your door
Care homes that care
Volunteering opportunities: How to be a friend to your elders.

Talks and workshops will run from 12pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday.

Timetable

Saturday

12:00 - 12:45

VfL film shorts: If I get dementia, will they serve me meat?

V for Life’s film shorts draw attention to two serious questions that concern older vegans and vegetarians. Will my lifestyle[…]

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1:00 - 1:45

Simple sandwich fillers

Oliver Bragg

Get inspired with easy and tasty sandwich filler ideas. Enjoy great textures and flavours including ‘chickpea’ tuna salad and the[…]

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Oliver Bragg

2:00 - 2:45

Vegan cheese party sponsored by Stockan’s

Stockans

In a London Mature Zone first – a vegan cheese tasting event to tickle your taste buds! Whether you prefer[…]

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Stockans

3:00 - 3:45

How to avoid age-related decline

Dr Alicja Baczynska

Many of us wonder how to avoid age related decline in physical and cognitive function. This talk will provide insight[…]

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Dr Alicja Baczynska

4:00 - 4:45

Age-related issues might force you to abandon your veganism. Take action today

Amanda Woodvine

People are sometimes surprised to discover that a charity for older vegans exists. Some even respond by asking ‘Why does[…]

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Amanda Woodvine

5:00 - 5:45

Snack party sponsored by Eat Real Snacks and Perk!er

Eat Real Snacks, Perk!er

Come and make friends over nibbles, sponsored by Eat Real Snacks and Perk!er. What better way to meet new people[…]

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Eat Real Snacks

Perk!er

Sunday

11:00 - 11:45

VfL film shorts, feat. comedian Dave Spikey

V for Life’s film shorts draw attention to two serious questions that concern older vegans and vegetarians. Will my lifestyle[…]

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12:00 - 12:45

Developing a movement that is inclusive to older vegans

Amanda Woodvine

In recent years, the number of vegans and meat-reducers has SOARED worldwide. At the same time, globally, the population aged[…]

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Amanda Woodvine

1:00 - 1:45

Cookery demo: Simple health-giving salads

Oliver Bragg

How to prepare and dress nutrient packed salads including seasonal ideas, Panzanella, and Japanese style salads and dressings.

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Oliver Bragg

2:00 - 2:45

Call to action: Will your loved ones’ vegan beliefs be respected in care?

Yasmine El-Gabry

Have you ever heard of a vegan with dementia being served meat while in care? At V for Life, we[…]

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Yasmine El-Gabry

3:00 - 3:45

Fancy a tipple? Meet like-minded souls over a free drink, sponsored by Black Isle Brewery

Black Isle Brewery

Come along to our social event. Sit back, unwind and enjoy delicious vegan-friendly beverages – on a first-come, first-served basis!

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Black Isle Brewery

4:00 - 4:45

Mature veg*ns speed-dating

Find love in later life! We welcome all older veg*ns to come along and see if you can meet your[…]

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