Northern Vegan Festival

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The Vegan Organic Network will be holding a stall at the Northern Vegan Festival, the largest event of its kind in the North in April 2013!

There will be 90 stalls offering everything vegan, from toiletries, makeup and clothing to gifts, cakes and chocolate, as well as a chance to find out about national and local vegan organisations and groups.

Delicious food will be available from local vegan caterers and we will have some free samples from some of the finest vegan food companies, so make sure you come early before it’s all gone!

There will be two rooms for talks, children’s activities, films, entertainment and cookery demos throughout the day.

The Northern Vegan Festival will take place in Sachas Hotel in the heart of Manchester City Centre on Saturday 13th April 2013 from 10am – 6pm.

Admission is just £1 (under 12’s free) payable at the door.

More information: http://www.northernveganfestival.com/

Join VON at Compassionate Derby

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VON will be doing a stall at Compassionate Derby on Saturday 24th November 202

Compassionate Derby is a showcase of healthy, environmentally friendly and cruelty-free food and lifestyle products. We believe you can live a happy, healthy and responsible life without resorting to health food stereotypes and if you want to know how, then why not stop by on Saturday the 24th November. It’s free to get in and there will be plenty of free samples to try inside as well!

As well as all the delicious food on offer, there will also be a range of ethical organisations and charities there, and a series of talks throughout the day, so there’ll be plenty opportunity to learn, discuss and explore some new ideas in a friendly and welcoming environment.

More information: http://www.compassionatederby.com

VON will be at Lincoln Veggie Fayre

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When: Saturday 10th November 2012
Venue:  Trinity United Reformed Church, Garmston Street, Lincoln LN2 1HZ

About the Fayre: There will be a variety of food to sample from leading vegetarian companies, as well as ideas for tasty dishes to try at home. Staff will be on hand to offer help and advice, as well as lots of free literature to take home.

Please come & meet us, and if you can volunteer on the day, please also get in touch.

Farming for Forever

Farming for Forever – Cupcake Reception

Jasmijn de Boo, CEO of The Vegan Society is delighted to invite Vegan Organic Network Members to a ‘Farming for Forever’ afternoon reception on Wed 31 Oct in Portcullis House.

Parliament has priorities for healthy lifestyles, sustainable food production, biodiversity,  the UK green economy and greenhouse gas emissions.  Plant-based solutions hold the potential to help achieve all these goals, and more.

The UK has world-leading expertise in proven economically, socially and environmentally sustainable plant-based food and farming.  Local, seasonal, UK-grown crops eaten first-hand by consumers can be a major part of the solutions to the obesity, rural economics and global climate change crises.

What: Farming for Forever reception
Where: Room T, First Floor, Portcullis House
Date: Wed 31 Oct (World Vegan Eve 2012)
Time: 13:30 – 14:30
Event sponsored by: Kerry McCarthy MP
RSVP: Amanda Baker, pr@vegansociety.com by Tue 30 Oct 2012

Samples of vegan ‘Ms Cupcakes’ will be available to take away. This event is co-hosted by Cathy Jamieson MP and Chris Williamson MP in association with Jasmijn de Boo, CEO of The Vegan Society.

Important Notes: You must bring these event details with you (e.g. print out this email) to pass through Portcullis House security, which could take 15 minutes. Enter Parliament at the Portcullis House entrance (marked as 4 on this map: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/facilities/maps/colmap.pdf).