Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

Photo call: Viva!'s Veggie Roadshow comes to Bath in February

Release date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2010

A VIBRANT roadshow featuring everything you ever wanted to know about going vegetarian or vegan is coming to Bath on Saturday (February 6).

The Incredible Veggie Roadshow will feature a cookery demonstration from Rachel Demuth, owner of Bath's famous vegetarian restaurant Demuths. The event is also being sponsored by local veggie retail heroes, Harvest of Walcot Street.

Organised by Bristol based animal group Viva!, the event is being held at The Guildhall, High Street, from 10.30am until 4pm.

Rachel will be joined by Viva!'s colourful Carmen Miranda for the photo call to promote the event.

The Incredible Veggie Roadshow will also feature a great range of delicious food tastings and all the advice you could ever want on changing your diet or improving your health and it's all free.

A brilliant family day out, there will be cookery demonstrations, talks, veggie stalls, competitions, cruelty-free fashion, beauty products, vegan food products, books, information and campaign news. Free nutritional advice will also be available.

International director of Viva!, Juliet Gellatley, says: "This is essentially a fun day out which is a celebration of veggie living. For the increasing numbers of people who want to find out more about improving their health, saving animals and protecting the environment, this is an upbeat event which will entertain and help.'

Entry is free. For further information and a map to the roadshow visit www.viva.org.uk/bath.

If you would like to volunteer to help at Bath's Incredible Veggie Roadshow, Viva! would love to hear from you. Please call 0117 944 1000 for more information.

The Incredible Veggie Roadshow is organised by Viva!, and sponsored by Demuths Restaurant, Fry's Vegetarian, Hempish, Harvest, Ecotricity, Bute Island Foods and Searcys.

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Hi-res photographs will be available after the photo call. Contact press officer, Helen Rossiter or campaigns manager, Justin Kerswell on 0117 944 1000 or email justin@viva.org.uk. On the day please contact Helen Rossiter on 07581 005605.

Recipes from Demuths are also available upon request for publication, with images.

Notes to Editors

Viva!'s Bath Roadshow follows the success of the 29 roadshows the group have held across the UK since October 2004, which have been attended by nearly 50,000 people. A third of those attending the shows were meat eaters looking for help in cutting down their intake. The Incredible Veggie Roadshows have helped thousands of people go vegetarian and vegan, or cut down on their meat, and have been credited with saving millions of animals' lives.

Viva! is an international animal 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, most recently, persuading hotel chain City Inn to remove foie-gras from their festive menus. Viva! also offers help to people wanting to go vegetarian or vegan.

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Notes to Editor

Everything you ever wanted to know about going, being or staying veggie/vegan will be on tap at the Bath Roadshow. Organised by campaign group Viva!, entry is free; a whole range of delicious food tastings are free; and all the advice you could ever want on changing your diet or improving your health is also free.