Since we moved to Ireland in the end of 2008 that I keep thinking on visiting Brighton. The idea of a super vegan-friendly place and also a beach makes me think on endless happiness. But life is full of small (and big) tricks and it didn’t happen when we were living so close. But it is happening now and in a great occasion: we’re going to the 2013 edition of VegFestUK in Brighton (it also happens in Bristol and London).
It will be the first time I’m attending a Veg Fest and I couldn’t be more excited. I wish I could go to Bristol and London too, but one thing at a time, I have a baby!
The 5th edition in Brighton will take place on March 16th 17th and at The Hove Centre. Event is free to the public and starts at 11am on Saturday. I’m excited to hear the workshop from Amanda Baker (The Vegan Society) – Cheap & Cheerful – healthy vegan eating on a budget, Dean Bracher, talking about Vegan Campaigning for everyone and Vegan Organic Network – Grind your own Flour.
Sunday seems to be especially busy and although I’m not sure if I’ll be able to catch too much on that day because we have to go back to Italy, there will be many cool things going on, such as activities for kids with CBeebies presenter Sarah Jane Honeywell and professional footballer Dean Howell (Fleetwood Town FC) answering questions about his training, diet and use of supplements, together with UK Savate Kick boxing champion James Southwood, GB Duathlon competitor Dave Arnold, Elite runner Matt Woodman and bodybuilder Alex Mitchell, all plant based athletes.
Besides the workshops, there are also many performances going on, including comedians and musicians. “And for the first time at Brighton there is a cinema with a number of eco friendly films showing across the weekend, including ‘Vegucated’, ‘Planeat’ and ‘Got the Facts on Milk?’. Add in a programme of workshops, talks and cookery demos, a full line-up of kids activities on Sunday, and over 125 stalls full of food, produce, bodycare, fashion and accessories, clothing, campaigns merchandise and information about all aspects of the plant based lifestyle, and there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy at VegfestUK Brighton”.
I’m sure we’ll have a great time and we hope to meet some readers there too
In Bristol, VegfestUK will take place on May 24th 25th 26thh and in London on October (5th and 6th). Who knows if we could attend to the London edition too?!
(Pics courtesy of VegFestUK from the 2012 edition in Brighton)