VegfestUK celebrates multiculturalism, compassionate living and healthy lifestyle choices
Published: 22/09/2014 by VegfestUK
The organisers of one of Europe's most popular vegan lifestyle shows VegfestUK are joining together various cultures under the banner of compassion, healthy and ethical food at their upcoming event at Olympia West on September 27th-28th.
In the heat of the recent BBC Horizon TV programme “Shall I Eat Meat?” which investigates the repercussions of meat consumption, VegfestUK London is set to bring in 10,000 visitors looking for vegan inspirations and products from 200 stalls and over 100 speakers and performers with vast multicultural influences.
VegfestUK organiser Tim Barford is positively thrilled to see so many different cultures coming together under one banner at the event. “In these days of multiculturalism, it's just fantastic to see so many people from so many backgrounds uniting under one flag – our love of good food, good music and good times brings us all together and VegfestUK is an event quite unlike any other for this and many other reasons.”
The festival sees an array of vegan food caterers from all around the globe with vendors from several continents represented. Those into Jamaican food will find the Ital dishes from St Best Caribbean Caterers and Michael's Caribbean Storehouse an absolute godsend. Asian street food lovers will definitely indulge in Bangwok's lovely pad thai and the Hungry Gecko's hearty Indian food, on top of the sushi wraps from Happy Maki and Sushi&Friends. Chinese food addicts will not want to miss Gillie Food's famous stir-fries and their unique vegan soy jerky and seaweed rolls.
There's also Lebanese cuisine from Pomegranate, superb raw vegan cuisine by a lovely Jamaican team of chefs from Rainforest Creations, Afro-Caribbean veggi-babs by Brownins, a globally inspired range of snacks by Fresh Rootz, plus vegan savouries and cakes by Nectar Foods and vegan ice lollies by Pop Cycle.
The event also sees a number of exhibitors from Canada, the USA, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Australia, demonstrating the growth of popularity of vegan goods and services not only in the UK but all around the world. The event also features a large number of speakers and performers including Canadian athlete Brendan Brazier, American cyclist Christine Vardaros, a number of celebrated vegan chefs and health gurus from the USA including Mimi Kirk, Karen Ranzi, Victoria Moran, and Toni Fiore, plus a debut UK performance from Australian comic and songwriter Vegan Smythe.
VegfestUK spokesman Alan Lee, who originally hails from Hong Kong, added, “It's absolutely rewarding for us as organisers to be able to unite so many prominent, high-achieving individuals from all over the globe under one loving roof of ethical vegan food and products.
“Since our inception, VegfestUK events always aim to be as inclusive as possible, and our inclusive policy extends not only to differences in dietary choices but also cultures, beliefs, religions, races, sexual, and political persuasions.
“One of our famous mottos is that as long as you're breathing, you're welcome at our Global Love Family, and our upcoming London show is an epitome of this philosophy of ours.”
The all-embracing theme of the show continues with a string of live performances from comedians, musicians, kids entertainment, speed-dating, stars quizzes, Last Man Standing, Disco Dome and other light-hearted sessions, ensuring that there's something for everyone in this Global Love Family. For full info of the event, download the event programme.
Advance tickets are £10 for adults and £6 for concessions, with kids under 16 free to enter the event as long as they're accompanied by adults. Tickets are still available to purchase.