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Courses, festivals and other VON events are all listed here – if you have an event you’d like to see included here which you think fits under the VON umbrella email us.

There is a VON stall at many of these events – do come and find us or let us know if you would like to volunteer for a couple of hours.

Groups offering courses are at the bottom of the page.




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Summer and Autumn Events 2017

April 2017

Apr 8th – Absolutely Fabulous Vegan Festival, 11am – 4pm, St Peter’s Civic Hall (Carmarthen SA31 1PG)

Apr 9th – Scottish Vegan Festival, the Corn Exchange (Edinburgh EH14 1RJ)

Apr 15th – Birmingham Viva! Vegan Festival, 10am-6pm:

– MacDonald Burlington Hotel (Birmingham B2 4JQ)

– The Studio (Birmingham B1 5EP)

– The Gunmakers Arms (Birmingham B4 6HG)

Apr 15th – Lincoln Vegan Festival, 10am – 4pm, The Drill Hall (Lincoln LN2 1EY)

Apr 15th – Shumei Natural Agriculture hands-on workshop, Yatesbury, Wiltshire SN11 8YG

Apr 22nd – Cornwall Vegan Festival Presents Earth Day Celebration – a Festival for the Earth, 11am – 5pm, Mount Pleasant Eco Park Porthtowan (Truro TR4 8HL)


May 2017

May 6th – Nottingham Viva! Vegan Festival, 10am-6pm, Nottingham Conference Centre (Nottingham NG1 4BU)

May 6th – Kent Vegan Festival, 10am – 6pm, The Westgate Hall (Canterbury CT1 2BT)

May 7th – Absolutely Fabulous Vegan Festival, 11am – 4pm, DEPOT Cardiff (Cardiff CF10 5FE)

May 13th – Cork Vegfest, Cork City Hall (Cork, Ireland)

May 13th – Irish Vegan Festival, the Waterfront Exhibition Hall (Belfast, BT1 3WH)

May 19th 20th 21st – Vegan Life Live Manchester, 11am-6pm (Fri), 10am-6pm (Sat), 10am-5pm (Sun),, Event City (Manchester M41 7TB)

May 19th 20th 21st – VegfestUK Bristol, 6pm-10:30pm (Fri), 11am-11pm (Sat) and 11am-9pm (Sun), Lloyds’ Amphitheatre and Waterfront Square (Bristol BS1 5LL)

May 19th – 22nd – Norwich Vegan Camp, 12:00pm (May 19th) – 10:00am (May 22nd) Whitlingham Broad Campsite (Norwich NR14 8TR)

May 20th – Norwich Vegan Festival, 10am – 4pm, St Andrew’s Hall (Norwich NR3 1AU)

May 20th – Jun 10th – Vegan Festival of Britain

May 27th – VON Manchester Vegan Fair, 11am – 5pm, Oswald Road School, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9PL

May 28th – Aberdeen Vegan Festival, 10:30am – 4:30pm, Pittodrie Stadium (Aberdeen AB24 5QH)


June 2017

Jun 3rd – Greater London Vegan Festival, the Camden Centre (London WC1H 9JE)

Jun 3rd – Sneinton Vegan Market, Nottingham (more info TBA)

Jun 3rd and 4th – Vegan Summer Fest Brighton, 10:00am – 5:00pm The Level (Union Road, Brighton)

Jun 10th – Newcastle Vegan Festival, 10:30am – 4:30pm, The Assembly Rooms (Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5XU)

Jun 10th – Compassion in the Castle, 11am-6pm and 7.30pm-10.30pm, Exeter Castle (Exeter EX4 3PU)

June 17th – The Great Yorkshire Vegan festival, 11:00am – 5:00pm, Leeds First Direct Arena (Leeds LS2 8BY)

Jun 17th 18th – Bournemouth Vegan Fair, 11am – 4pm (both days), Bournemouth International Centre (Bournemouth BH2 5BH)

Jun 24th – South East Vegan Festival, the Pyramids Centre (Portsmouth PO5 3ST)

Jun 24th – Bradford Vegan Festival, Valley Parade – home of Bradford City FC (BD8 7DY)

Jun 25th – Absolutely Fabulous Vegan Market, 11am – 4pm, Plasnewydd Community Centre (Cardiff CF24 3ES)


July 2017

Jul 1st 2nd – Vegan Summer Fest London, 10:00am – 6:00pm Sat AND 11:00am – 5:00pm Sun, Clapham Common (London SW4 9DE)

Jul 1st 2nd – Cumbria Vegan Festival, the Rheged Centre (Penrith CA11 0DQ)

July 1st – The Great Staffordshire Vegan Fayre, 11am – 4pm, Kings Hall, Stoke on trent Civic Centre (Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1JH)

July 2nd-Vegan fair at Hanslope, Bucks.

Jul 7th 8th 9th – UK Vegan Camp-Out, National Water Sports Centre (Nottingham NG12 2LU)

July 15th – Central Manchester Vegan Fair, 10am – 6pm, Cross Street Chapel (Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL)

July 15th – Swansea Vegan Festival, 10am – 5pm, Brangwyn Hall (Swansea SA1 4PE)

Jul 16th – Absolutely Fabulous Vegan Event, 11am – 4pm, The Paget Rooms (Penarth CF64 3EG)

Jul 22nd – VON Debdale Park Vegan Fair, 11am – 5pm, Debdale Eco Centre, 1075 Hyde Road, M18 7LJ

Jul 22nd 23rd – Welsh Vegan Festival, The Tramshed (Cardiff CF11 6QP)

Jul 28th – 30th – Isle of Wight Vegan Festival, 10am – 8pm daily, Pentnor Park (Isle of Wight PO38 1LB)

July 29th Shumei Natural Agriculture hands-on workshop (Part 2) with Vegan Lunch

July 29th – Bury Vegan Fair, 10am – 5pm, Bury Christian Fellowship, Manna House, Irwell Street, Bury, BL9 0HE

July 29th – Milton Keynes Vegan Festival, 10am – 4pm, Trinity Centre (Milton Keynes MK6 2LA)

Jul 30th – Absolutely Fabulous Vegan Event, 11am – 4pm, Plasnewydd Community Centre (Cardiff CF24 3ES)


August 2017

Aug 5th – Bradford All-Vegan Festival, 10am – 5pm, Victoria Hall (Saltaire BD18 3JS)

Aug 12th – Liverpool Viva! Vegan Festival, 10am – 5pm, The Bluecoat (Liverpool L1 3BX)

Aug 13th – Glasgow Vegan Festival, (time TBC), Old Fruit Market (Glasgow G1 1NQ)

Aug 19th – Vegan Health and Lifestyle event, 10am – 4pm, Stourbridge Town Hall (Stourbridge DY8 1YE)

Aug 20th – Absolutely Fabulous Vegan Event, 11am – 4pm, Plasnewydd Community Centre (Cardiff CF24 3ES)

Aug 21st – 26th – Teen VGN Summer Camp, Margam Discovery Centre (Port Talbot SA13 2UA)

Aug 26th – Bolton Vegan Fair, 10am – 6pm, Victoria Halls (Bolton BL1 2AS)

Aug 27th – Absolutely Fabulous Bank Holiday Vegan Festival, 11am – 4pm, Shire Hall (Monmouth NP25 3DY)


September 2017

Sept 2nd – Yorkshire Yoga, Health and Wellbeing Show, 11:00am – 5:00pm, Leeds Town Hall (Leeds LS1 3AD)

Sept 3rd – North East Vegan Festival, 10:30am – 5:00pm, Gateshead International Stadium (Gateshead NE10 0EF)

Sept 16th – London Viva! Vegan Festival, 11am – 6pm, The Drum at Wembley (London HA9 0FJ)


October 2017

Oct 7th – VON Vegan Abundance Festival, 11am – 5pm, Hulme Community Garden Centre, M15 5RG

Oct 7th – Live a Better Life Student Vegan Fair, 10am – 4pm, Mountford Hall (Liverpool L3 5TR)

Oct 7th and 8th – Brighton Viva! Vegan Festival, timings TBC, Hilton Hotel (Brighton BN1 2FU)

Oct 14th – Irish Vegan Festival, 10.30am – 5:00pm, New Waterfront Hall (Belfast BT1 3WH)

Oct 20th – VegfestUK Trade, Olympia London Central Level 1 (London W14 8UX) – open to trade and media only, not open to general public

Oct 21st 22nd – VegfestUK London, 11am – 6pm Sat and 10am – 5pm Sun, Olympia London West & Central Level 1 + Conference Centre (London W14 8UX)

Oct 22nd – Scottish Vegan Festival, 10:30am – 5:00pm, The Corn Exchange (Edinburgh EH14 1RJ)

Oct 28th 29th – West Midlands Vegan Festival, 10am – 6pm, Wolves Civic (Wolverhampton WV1 1RD)


November 2017

Nov 11-12 – VON Vegan Festival, Sasha’s hotel Manchester

Nov 12th or 19th – North East Vegan Festival, 10:30am – 5:00pm, Stadium of Light (Sunderland SR5 1SU) – date depending on football fixtures

Nov 17th (TBC) – South West Christmas Without Cruelty Festival, 10am – 4:30pm, Exeter Corn Exchange (Exeter EX1 1BU)

Nov 19th – Edinburgh Ethical Winterfest, Roxburghe Hotel (Edinburgh EH2 4HQ)

Nov 26th – Winterfest Vegan Christmas Market, 11am – 5pm, Leeds Town Hall (Leeds LS1 3AD)

Nov 26th – Brighton Vegan Festival, 10:30am – 5pm, The Grand Hotel (Brighton BN1 2FW)


December 2017

Dec 10th – Compassionate Christmas Fair, 10am – 3pm, Civic Community Hall (Hailsham BN27 2AX)


Groups offering courses

In the UK
Centre for Alternative Technology Mid Wales
Chyan Community Field Cornwall
Debdale Eco Centre Manchester
Drimlabarra Herb Farm Scotland
Fir Tree Community Growers Cropshare Lancashire
Growing with Grace Yorkshire
Hulme Community Garden Centre Manchester
Kindling Trust Manchester
Spiralseed South East
Tolhurst Organic Oxfordshire
Wild Heart Permaculture Somerset

Veganic Agriculture Network (North America)
The Tree of Life Centre (Arizona, USA)
The Living Centre in Ontario (Canada)
Gentle World (Hawaii and New Zealand)
Sadhana Forest (India, Haiti, Kenya)
South Florida VegFest (Fort Lauderdale, USA)