Incredible Vegan Christmas Show | Viva!

Incredible Vegan Christmas Show

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Bristol City Hall, College Green BS1 5TR


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Come along to Viva!'s Incredible Vegan Christmas Show! You can:


  • Taste a whole range of vegan foods from international dishes you can whiz up at home to ready-to-go convenience foods
  • Receive one-to-one nutritional advice
  • Pick up free recipes and helpful factsheets
  • Sit in on cookery demos and informative talks
  • Browse and buy lots of vegan goodies – from chocolate to cruelty-free cosmetics, bags to books, convenience foods to clothing, wallets to wallcharts and cuddly toys to T-shirts and more!
  • Find out how you can get active
  • Take a break with a cuppa and veggie snack


So if you've ever given the idea of going veggie - or even better vegan - a go but need a helping hand, come along, and pick up your free copy of our It’s Time to go Veggie magazine (all vegan!), packed with tips, recipes, celebrity views, nutritional info and detailing the many reasons why "it's time to go vegan".

Hot Food Tasting Recipes

Chilli Non Carne
Tony’s Asparagus & Sundried Tomato Pasta with Pesto

Free materials


Fancy volunteering on the day?

We need a team of volunteers to help Viva! staff at the show so if you can spare a morning, afternoon or even the whole day, we'd love to hear from you.

Tasks include welcoming (and counting) visitors, assisting with food tastings, washing up, leafleting, getting dressed up in an animal costume and getting visitors to complete our questionnaire.

So if you want to get involved please contact Claire on 0117 944 1000 or email





Ama Menec - Sculpture
​Ananda Foods
Bristol Animal Rights Collective
Dean Farm Trust
Fruits de la terre 
Gillie Food 
Good Carma Vegan Cheese 
Hipo Hyfryd 
Holistix Herbal Products

Howdah Gourmet Snacks
I am natural
Kebele Infoshop
Lakeside Ethical Treats
LBH Superfoods

Mino Valley Farm Animal Sanctuary
Moo Free  
Protect a Pup
Sea Shepherd
The Spotless Leopard 
Vegetarian For Life 
Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary
Wills Vegan Shoes

The Viva! Cookbook will be signed by author, Jane Easton at 2pm. Brilliant for Xmas presents!

Entry is FREE


11.15am-11.50am: 30 Day Vegan

Justin Kerswell, Deputy Director, Viva!
A fun, inspiring and informative talk about why and how go vegan. With free materials to help you on your way.

Noon-12.50pm: Why You Don’t Need Dairy 

Juliet GellatleyFounder and Director, Viva! and Nutritional Therapist 
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; 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?

1pm-1.45pmSaving the world with a knife and fork! 

Tony Wardle, Associate Director, Viva!; author of highly acclaimed, Diet of Disaster
Bang up to date and fascinating insight about the state of our planet. How much does what we eat really matter? How meat, dairy eating and fish is central to the world’s most pressing environmental problems. And the latest on why our diet is so critical to the solution. Eye opening, informative and entertaining.

2pm-2.50pm: Mood Food 

Juliet Gellatley, Founder and Director, Viva! and Nutritional Therapist
Four fifths of the UK population claim to be low on energy. Even more say they become impatient too quickly. Our nation takes over 800 million anti-depressants pa. There are many factors involved but when you are feeling low, anxious or irritable, or your memory isn’t what it should be, do you ever question the role of your diet? 
Juliet explores the role of food in our mood. She explains what nutrients are needed to make ‘happy hormones’, good munchies for motivation and the best brain boosters. She explains why meat and dairy can drag you down and fruit can make you well, fruity! A fascinating insight into the impact of food on mind and soul! 

3pm-3.45pm: The Safety of Soya

Veronika Powell MSc, Health Campaigner, Viva!Health
Debunking the bunkum – and there’s lots of it! Is soya a superfood or health risk? Find out the latest, accurate information 

Cookery demos

11am-11.40am: Christmas Day Feast

Jane Easton, Viva! Food & Cookery Coordinator and author of the Viva! Cookbook
Christmas Stuffed Squash with Two-rice, Cranberry & Porcini Mushroom Filling  plus Roasted Red Pepper Sauce and also Rose's Onion Gravy with Posh Options

12.30pm-1.10pm: Christmas Day Breakfast

Jane Easton, Viva! Food & Cookery Coordinator and author of the Viva! Cookbook
Simple Christmas Side Veg and a Christmas Breakfast - Rooty Mash; Mustard Glazed Carrots; Green Beans with Tomatoes & Herbs. Plus Scrambled Tofu with Fresh Tomatoes & Basil.  Jane will also give tips for the best vegan roast potatoes, hints about sausage rolls and answer other vital Christmas questions!

1.45pm-2.25pm: Sumptuous Seasonal Sweets

​​Chelle Hughes from hunkimori
Truffles, Florentines and more from Bristol’s cutting edge pop-up restaurant

3pm-3.40pm: Christmas nibbles

Chelle Hughes from hunkimori
Cool Christmas Canapes and Party Food from Bristol’s cutting edge pop-up restaurant

Food donors

Alternative Stores
Amy's Kitchen
Booja Booja 
Bute Island Foods
Essential Trading Cooperative
Goody Good Stuff
Real Foods