Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

Vegfest UK London

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 11:00 to Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 18:00

Last years event saw 9,000 people attending, this year it can only get bigger with over 200 stalls, 100 talks, cookery demos, workshops, short films, talks, live performances and kids entertainment. Nutritional advice, campaigns, merchandise, vegan cooking, food, fashion, accessories.

Admission is £10 standard, £6 concessions and free to under 16's. Advance tickets to go on sale from June on the event webpage with a buy one get one free limited offer.

Talks and Cookery Demo by Viva! at London VegFest, 27-28 Sept 2014, Olympia

Saturday

2pm Nutrition talk

Why You Don’t Need Dairy!

By Juliet Gellatley, founder & director of Viva! and nutritional therapist

Updated for 2014 with two fabulous new guides, Everyone’s going dairy-free and Why you don’t need dairy AND a new laminated poster, Calcium-Rich Foods (available at this talk)

Is it natural to consume milk after weaning? Indeed, is it safe to consume cow’s milk at all? Juliet explores the many health issues and new research showing why dairy is linked to cancers including breast, prostate and bowel; which foods are known to fight against cancers; how natural growth hormones in milk affect us and what are the dangers of milk protein and saturated fats? Also, if we don’t consume dairy where should we get calcium?

5pm Campaigns talk

The Dark Side of Dairy

By Juliet Gellatley, founder & director of Viva! and nutritional therapist

Two fabulous new guides, Everyone’s going dairy-free and Why you don’t need dairy AND a new laminated poster, Calcium-Rich Foods (available at this talk)

Cows produce milk to feed their babies – just like humans. It flows for the best part of a year and then stops. More milk requires more babies. That’s the reality of dairy farming – the visible, obvious side of the industry. But there is another, cruel, much darker side to dairy which few see and even fewer know about. A fascinating and moving talk that’ll give you plenty of food for thought.

Sunday

Noon Cookery demo

Recipes from the Viva! Cookbook

By Jane Easton, Food & Cookery Coordinator, Viva!

  • Quick Cream of Watercress Soup – a fragrant soup thickened with protein-rich creamy white beans instead of the traditional potato
  • Sauteed Squash with Olive Tapenade & Cannellini Beans – a simple to make yet sophisticated side dish that can be easily extended into a main course.
  • Chocolate Brownies – moist and delicious. (Plus the secrets of egg replacing revealed….)

2pm Workshop:

30 Day Vegan: improve your life in just one month

By Jane Easton, food and cookery co-ordinator, Viva! and Justin Kerswell deputy director, Viva!

Viva! have launched their incredibly successful and totally free 30 Day Vegan programme to help people make the switch to a healthier, happier and kinder diet. An informative and fun talk/workshop to discuss ways to go and stay vegan and how easy and rewarding it is. With Viva!’s food and cookery co-ordinator Jane Easton and Viva! campaigns manager Justin Kerswell. Sign up to go vegan for a month at www.viva.org.uk/30dayvegan

3pm Nutrition talk

The Safety of Soya - Is soya a superfood or health risk?

By Veronika Powell MSc, health campaigner at Viva!

It’s hard to decide what to believe – some praise it as a super-bean, others warn against it. Find out what the latest scientific research and experts on the topic say!

 

 

Kensington Olympia W14 8UX London
United Kingdom