Talks room 1

12.00: Elizabeth King

Are you thinking about going vegan? Have you tried being vegan before but come across some challenges? Are you a new vegan? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then please join us at one of our Vegan Approach workshops. During the workshop we outline our 10 simple steps to start you on your vegan journey including what to buy, where to eat, and how to deal with family and friends. We will also answer any questions you have about going vegan.


13.00 Leigh-Chantelle:

20 Years a Vegan
20 years ago, most people didn’t know what a vegan was, let alone how to pronounce the term! Cut to now and veganism seems to be on trend in a lot of ways, in a lot of areas in the world. Join 20-year vegan veteran Leigh-Chantelle as she shares the changes – both good and bad – she’s experienced over the past 20 years on her vegan journey. Find out the areas we need to focus on for the long-term growth of an inclusive, ethical vegan lifestyle for all. Find out some of the past and present challenges, what’s changed, and what’s stayed the same in the vegan and activism movement.
Ethics Beyond the Plate
With the mainstream media watering down the meaning of veganism with it’s dietary, fitness and weight-loss focus, is the vegan movement losing its core ethics? There are many reasons and benefits to go – and stay – vegan. How can we learn from other social justice movements to move forward in a more inclusive and intersectional way? If more people stay vegan long-term due to ethical reasons, how can we promote consciousness-raising, non-oppression, non-objectification, and anti-consumerism for and beyond the vegan lifestyle? Find out more from 20-year vegan veteran Leigh-Chantelle on how we can work together as vegans and activists to promote inclusivity, learn from other movements, and lead by example to promote compassion to ALL we encounter. Learn how to become a more effective activist and make these much-needed changes.

Published Author. International Speaker & Consultant

Founder of Viva la Vegan! est. 2005

President of the Vegetarian and Vegan Society of Queensland

Member Relations for Cruelty Free Super

Latest Book: Vegan Athletes Book

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@leighchantelle on Twitter, Instagram and FaceBook.







14.00 David Graham:

Working for a green, clean and cruelty free world means that we must stop feeding livestock that uses 45% of the earth’s arable land and is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gases and the methane they emit is up to 100 times more destructive than CO2. Whilst people starve 70 Billion farmed animals are killed annually for food. This is unethical and cruel. Chorlton has two unique projects that set out to change this: Unicorn the vegan superstore and The Vegan Organic Network (VON) that promotes vegan organic – stockfree farming: farming without killing. Learn about VON’s work and join the discussion.


15.00 Ask the experts about growing food.

Roots Revolution Panel – Growing Food Organically & successfully without animal by-products on your allotment, in your garden or field a scale.

16.00 Brian Sterling-Vete

Talks room 2

Food demos, talks and films

13.00 Helen Woodcock-Kindling Trust

‘The food revolution is happening right here – from becoming part of a new generation of vegan organic growers to eating your way to a healthier, fairer world. Come and find out what we’re up to and how you can get involved in creating the food system you want to see’














14.00 Sophie Black

Healthy Vegan Meal Ideas

Sophie Black from Raw Lion Coaching will be showing you how to make some healthy simple and tasty recipes and give advice on how to make long lasting changes to your diet and health.

  • Banana “porridge” with a caramel date syrup and berries

  • Raw fruit crumble with “yogurt”

  • Crunchy salad with a choice of dressings

  • Raw chocolate truffles

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15.00 Jake Jordan

I am a 20 year old animal rights speaker and activist who founded the organisation Warrington Animal Rights. I have been an animal rights activist and Hunt Saboteur since I was 17. In my talk I’m going to expose the blatant lies in the meat and dairy industry, discuss the health benefits of veganism (as claimed by a high variety of Physicians and organisations), discuss the environmental impact of eating animal products and most importantly talk about the importance of activism.



















16.30 Vegan speed dating:

Come along have some fun and meet new people-all welcome to join in!