Newcastle Vegan Festival 2018 is the north east premier vegan event, and Newcastle will be our first stop of our 2018 summer UK festival tour. We will be returning to the home of VFUK for the 5th consecutive year and 2018 is on target for record number of visitors and stalls. We are sure to make Newcastle Vegan Festival 2018 an amazing, memorable and obviously a cruelty free day out for the whole family.Along with the fact that VFUK is the UK’s only family run Vegan Festival, and the fact that you are supporting the largest growing movement in the world is reason enough to attend, but here are 5 big reasons to visit Newcastle vegan festival this year.
1. Award Winning Vegan 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).
2. 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 recognize 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.
3. Speakers & Guests
At all our festivals we have a selection of interesting talks from our speakers and guests, Newcastle Vegan Festival 2018 talks include :-
An Introduction to Veganism by Scripto :- Are you uncomfortable about the exploitation of animals? Maybe you are interested in becoming a vegan but don’t quite know where to start? Our FREE 90-minute workshop will walk you step-by-step through the process. Packed full of useful advice and tips, we will explore the practicalities and what it means to be vegan. You will also get to interact with like-minded people who are also considering embarking upon this journey. There are 40 places available and booking is essential. (The workshop will run from 10:30-12:00 noon).
How to turn a man vegan in 45 minutes :- Less than a third of vegans are men, while many of the biggest health problems and social factors affecting men’s lives can be significantly improved by moving to a plant-based diet. So it’s lucky that many more men are now seeing the benefits of a vegan lifestyle—as well as re-finding their compassion for other beings and the environment. Join Dr Alex Lockwood (author of The Pig in Thin Air) for a lively, non-judgemental presentation and interactive debate drawing on his recent research interviews with actors, sports stars and normal blokes, that explores the links between masculinity, men’s lives and the future of our planet, all in 45 minutes.
Something for our younger audience :- Ambassadors of Science will be attending this event with our very popular slime workshop which works on a drop in basis which lasts for about 10 minutes to make a small pot of slime to take home! We have a number of other products to buy on the day – slime kits, gift bags, hampers (very popular for special occasions) as well as other pocket money style gifts.
4. Some Free Vegan Stuff
As with our previous festivals the stall holders encourage you to try their wares, this normally comes in the form of food tasting or drinks. This year we will be handing some vegan goodies and vouchers to vegan restaurants in the area. As with most things that are free – first come first served.
5. Newcastle Is An Fantastic Place To Visit.
When visiting the north east, you’re guaranteed to have a reet canny time and we promise you’ll receive a warm Geordie welcome when travelling our home town. We will be returning to our favorite Newcastle building, the Assembly rooms on Fenkle street, which we think is a beautiful venue steeped in history as far back as 1774.