Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

National Welsh Veggie Show comes to Cardiff

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Release date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

EUROPE’s largest vegetarian and vegan campaigning group are to host the fantastic National Welsh Veggie Show in Cardiff in September celebrating the very best of veggie living.

The Welsh Veggie Show will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10.30am-4pm, at St David’s Hall, The Hayes.

The event will showcase the very best in veggie and vegan lifestyles, from food and cookery (including demos from Viva! and Welsh chocolatier Gareth Blake of Hypo Hyfryd), health and nutrition, to clothing and accessories, brought to you by dozens of stall holders and businesses from across the UK. Entry is free.

Juliet Gellatley, founder and director of Viva! and Welsh resident, says: “We are delighted to be hosting Viva!’s first National Welsh Veggie Show in Cardiff – a city that continues to prove itself as a welcoming and diverse destination for veggies and vegans.

“It promises to be a fantastic day out for all the family. Featuring the very best in all things cruelty-free! Come along and find out everything you need to know about going veggie or vegan, or simply stock up on all your veggie favourites under one roof. There will be something for everyone, from the veggie curious to the seasoned vegan.”

There will be a wide selection of vegan dishes and products available for sampling, a programme of talks and cookery demonstrations, nutritional advice and information, plus Viva! and Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation merchandise and campaigns resources. 

Viva!’s veggie roadshows have been running since 2004 – during which Viva! has opened up the doors of how to eat meat-free to thousands of people across the country – with roadshows being held from Scotland to Cornwall attracting over 60,000 people.

Further details about the event – including a list of cookery demonstrations, talks and stallholders – is now available at www.viva.org.uk/cardiff

ENDS information: 

Show sponsors:

Eat Out Vegan Wales http://www.eatoutveganwales.org
Hempish http://www.hempish.com
Fry’s Vegetarian http://www.frysvegetarian.co.uk
Hipo Hyfryd http://www.hipohyfryd.co.uk
Kara Dairy Free http://www.karadairyfree.com

For more information about this media release or to discuss feature article opportunities, including recipes from the Incredible Veggie Roadshow and hi-resolution images, please contact campaigns manager Justin Kerswell by emailing justin@viva.org.uk

Viva! is an international campaigning group with offices in the UK and Poland and carries out undercover investigations to expose animal abuse. Successes include ending the sale of ‘exotic’ meats such as kangaroo and crocodile by all big supermarkets, stopping the debeaking of ducks in the UK, slashing the export of Polish ‘meat’ horses to the EU and, recently, spearheading the successful fight against Britain’s first proposed mega-dairy development. Viva! also offer help to people wanting to go vegetarian or vegan.