Address : The Close, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3RT
Date : Sunday 15th August 2021
Time : 10:30am – 4pm
TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR
It’s only a short time away to the 7th annual Newcastle Vegan Festival.
This year is our 7th anniversary and hope to make the event a special day for everyone. If you have not attended one of our events before you will have the chance to watch amazing vegan speakers, demo’s and workshops, taste some fantastic vegan cuisine from around the world, and ultimately maybe learn how easy it is to live a more ethical, healthier and a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. If you have attended before you may see some familiar cruelty free business’s and a good selection of new start-ups.
Multi Award Winning Festival
Although Vegan Festival UK has been nominated for many awards over the years, we always got beat to the post by larger business, but last year we were asked to attend the prestigious national P.E.A Awards in London. It was huge honour to be a finalist among some of the UK’s leading sustainable companies, but hearing “The Winner Is Vegan Festival UK” was a little surreal. For more details on this amazing evening (P.E.A Awards), also this July 2nd 2018 we were chosen from a long list of festivals and events, to become the winner of Festival Of The Year 2018. That fact that we have been even nominated for these awards is fanatic, but becoming a finalist and then winning is awesome.
Amazing Vegan Businesses
This year we have a huge selection of vegan business’s coming from across the UK. If you have ever been to one of our festivals before you may recognise some of our business’s, but this year we have many new companies you may have never heard of. If you are not vegan or vegetarian you will soon realise that removing animal products from our lives, is easier than you think. Come and talk to these amazing companies, maybe taste / try some of there fabulous products and support the vegan movement.
This is what stall holders had to say about our previous event.
11:30am – Kevin Parke
Plant Powered Dad talking about the Pitfalls and Positives of Vegan Parenting This talk will be about the route to becoming vegan and then becoming a vegan parent, this will cover the pitfalls and the positives of becoming vegan yourself and your family becoming vegan.
12:15pm – Ben Hunt
Food choice is our best shot for change, here’s how we do it. Our culture is shifting toward greater acceptance of plant-based eating. The more we see plant-based foods presented as the default, wherever we eat, the more it reshapes our thinking about what a “normal” meal can look like. Whether it’s at a dinner table or in a dining hall, how we are presented food plays a big role in what we choose to eat. Vegan activist Ben Hunt explores the theory and practice around menu change, and how it can be a powerful tool in bringing about a vegan world sooner.
1:30pm Dispelling the Myths Around Veganism and How You Can be an Activist
Anna is the founder of North East Animal Rights, Anna will be talking about how she become vegetarian and then vegan, alongside how you can get involved in many areas of animal rights and how becoming vegan could completely change your lifestyle for the better. Veganism is everywhere now and it is our job to make sure people understand the benefits to themselves, the planet and the animals!
We have some free samples from our friends at VBites to give-way. (first come/ first served basis/ one per customer)
Venue & Parking
Located in Newcastle Quayside, right in the heart of this vibrant city, Copthorne Hotel Newcastle is the perfect base from which to explore. As the only hotel in Newcastle city with 100% of its 156 rooms overlooking the River Tyne, there’s nowhere better in the city to stay with a Quayside view. The classic hotel has a spacious feel, secure on-site car park and the popular Quay 7 Restaurant, with more restaurants, shops and nightlife just a short stroll away in the hustle and bustle of the city centre. For art and music lovers, the Copthorne Hotel Newcastle is ideally situated near the Metro Radio Arena, SAGE Gateshead, and the Baltic Arts Centre. Newcastle United Football Club, Beamish Open-Air Museum, the Millennium Bridge, and Newcastle’s only Michelin star restaurant are all also within easy reach.
Thre will be FREE PARKING for our visitors only at the Copthorne hotel, go to the barrier and take your ticket and when you leave validate your ticket at reception by letting them know you are part of the Newcastle vegan festival.
You can get to Copthorne Hotel by Bus or Train. These are the lines and routes that have stops nearby – Bus: 1A, 30, 56, 57, X10
Car Share Offer or request a lift to the Copthorne Hotelwith LiftGrabber Car Share