Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

'Going Veggie is as easy as ABC' say animal welfare group

Release date: 
Friday, January 21, 2005

The Incredible Veggie Roadshow, which comes to Solihull this January, will be showing the people of the West Midlands just how easy it is to go veggie. Organised by the animal welfare group, Viva!, it offers, "Everything you ever wanted to know about going, being or staying veggie " or moving in that direction'.

BBC WM Late Show presenters, husband and wife team Tony Wadsworth and Julie Mayer, will be opening the Solihull Roadshow, on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 10am. The Roadshow is open from10am to 5pm, at Shirley Methodist Church, Stratford Road, Shirley. Entry is free.

Ask any vegetarian what they eat and the answer might surprise you - pies and pasties, bangers and burgers, nuggets and nachos, rashers and roasts, fingers and fillets, chilli and chop suey, hot dogs and hoagies, curry and cold cuts and all without a trace of dead animal in them, plus a whole variety of other delectables. There are so many tasty, affordable, easy-to-prepare veggie foods available, you'll be speechless " not from shock but from cramming them into your mouth, claims Viva!.

The Roadshow is abrilliant, free day out with cookery demonstrations, free veggie food tasting, veggie stalls, competitions, talks, mother and baby section, beauty products, vegan food products, books, information, campaign news. There will also be a qualified nutritionist on hand to answer questions on diet and health and every visitor will be get a free copy of the ultimate guide to going vegetarian - Viva!'s hot-off-the-press, 40-page, full-colour magazine, It's Time To Go Veggie!

'Going vegetarian has never been easier!', says Juliet Gellatley, Viva!'s director. "Everybody who goes veggie can improve their health, help the developing world, protect the environment and save animals. The Solihull show is an upbeat event which will entertain and help them do just that. And it's all free of charge!'

Local Viva! supporter, Ursula Bates, will be interviewed on local radio on the BBC WM Late Show on Thursday 27 January, from 10pm, to talk about the Roadshow with presenters Tony Wadsworth and Julie Mayer.

To find out more about the day, contact:
Justin Kerswell at Viva! on 0117 944 1000

For quotes from celebrities or interviews, contact:
Justin Kerswell, Tony Wardle or Juliet Gellatley at Viva! on 0117 944 1000

For nutritional information, contact:
Lee Jerome or Tony Wardle on 0117 970 5190

To speak to a local supporter, contact:
Solihull resident Ursula Bates on 01564 776 984

See images from our colourful photo call in Shirley Park here (Hi-res versions are downloadable from the page):

http://www.viva.org.uk/roadshows/solihull_photocall/

[ends]