I must apologise in advance, because this is very short notice, but tomorrow is a day too good to pass up writing a post about – tomorrow is the Brighton VegFest exhibition! There’s going to be a Bristol-based version of the event in a couple of months spanning two days, but for now I’ll give you the lowdown on what’s to be expected at the Brighton event.
VegFest is an exhibition taking place over the whole day, and is completely free. What you’ll find is basically vegan heaven (or at least how I hope vegan heaven will be…). Stall after stall after stall of awesome vegan companies selling everything from shoes to cosmetics to, of course, FOOD! The day is also broken up with regular events, featuring entertainers (including a contortionist tomorrow, although I’m not too sure what to think of that), talks from leading activists and key groups such as Viva! on a range of matters including vegan health and animal use in circuses, and vegan cookery classes.
The stalls that’ll be in place at tomorrow’s fair are from a variety of different companies, charities, and groups. Cosmetic and generally nice-smelling company Lush will be showing off some of their goods. Vegan food giants such as the hugely successful Redwood Foods and Plamil will be selling their goodies during the day (and hopefully offering some free tasters!). Major animal charities will also have stalls, such as the RSPB and Sussex Wildlife Trust, whilst other smaller scale and/or more radical groups such as Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) and The Hunt Saboteurs Association will also be on display. Finally, there will be a range of local Brighton organisations also appearing at the exhibition, such as The Cowley Club.
For anyone going, highlights are set to include (for me anyway):
- Goody bags for a fiver, and tombola and raffle tickets for £1 with a range of awesome prizes.
- A great array of caterers. I’m pretty excited on getting my hands on some of Falafest‘s freshly made falafel.
- A huge range of freebies and special offers – just take a look here.
- Moofree will be selling their incredibly delicious range. I’m hoping to pick up a few of their Easter eggs!
Anyways, needless to say I’m pretty stoked on it, and I’ve compiled a list of deals that I’m going to be making use of! Hope anyone who reads this and goes has a great time, and maybe you’ll see us there!