With supermarkets stocking ever-expanding vegan ranges and new cafes and restaurants opening all over, there seems to be no stopping the take up of a plant-based diet. In an effort to cash in, even the most carnivorous of places such as Meat Liquor and GBK are trying to tempt in vegan diners.
This weekend the Brighton Vegan Summer Fest returns to The Level with promises of a feast of mouth-wateringly delicious food, over 100 stalls, world food caterers, cookery demos, inspirational talks, interactive workshops, yoga and children’s activities running throughout the day.
After the success of last year’s event more than 4,000 people are expected to attend. In addition to a wide range of food and drinks, there will be a selection of stalls selling a wide variety of items including fashion, footwear, jewellery, beauty and skincare products. As you would expect there will be plenty of free food samples to try and live music to chomp along to.
Festival Organiser Victoria Bryceson says, “With the vegan lifestyle really starting to go mainstream there’s a massive demand in Brighton for vegan-friendly events. Our festival is set to be a fantastic day out whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or simply vegan-curious. The idea behind the festival is to educate and inform everyone about the vegan lifestyle and offer support to anybody who would like it.”
The festival, run in partnership with animal welfare charities including Miracle’s Mission, also helps local homeless people as stall holders are asked to donate any surplus food at the end of the festival, and a group of volunteers will distribute it to homeless people after the event.
Brighton Vegan Summer Fest, The Level, Saturday 2nd June 2018, 11am to 7pm, Sunday 3rd June between 11am and 5pm.
Tickets are £5 per day or £8 for the whole weekend (under 16’s free).
Standard tickets are purchased at the gate on the day, VIP tickets are £15 in advance.
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