Veggie Christmas Evenings planned for Bristol and Bath

Release date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

EVERYTHING you need to know about cooking veggie this Christmas or just serving less meat will be on offer at two special Viva! Veggie Christmas evenings in Bristol and Bath.

Organised by local veggie experts Viva! - as part of their Fruity Fundays campaign - the evenings will feature a talk, cookery demonstration, festive refreshments, ethical Christmas shopping and free advice to help people enjoy veggie days.

Bristol's Veggie Christmas Evening will be held on Thursday, November 26, at The Spring Garden Tavern, 188 Hotwells Road, Bristol, BS8 4RP.

Bath's veggie Christmas Evening will be held on Thursday, December 3, at Friends' Meeting House, York Street, Bath, BA1 1NG.

Both events are FREE and will run from 6pm-9pm, with the talk running from 6.45pm - 7.30pm.

Join us for a merry evening featuring:
' an inspiring and fun talk by Juliet Gellatley, nutritional therapist and founder of Viva!, Europe's largest campaigning vegetarian and vegan organisation
Take the Health Challenge!

What does a healthy diet really mean' Do we need any fat. Is sugar all bad' Should we be eating more raw' Or cooked' Are we meant to be omnivores or veggies' What's the evidence' What do you eat and how could you make easy improvements' How to eat for energy!
' a mouth-watering cookery demonstration showcasing simple and delicious vegan Christmas dishes for all the family including Viva!'s Deluxe Chestnut, Port and Thyme Strudel and Christmas Brandy Truffles
' Ethical Christmas shopping, with a fabulous selection of cruelty-free and eco-friendly gifts from the new Viva! Catalogue. Stock up on delicious organic chocolates, tantalising veggie cookbooks, pampering toiletries and festive stocking fillers!
' Free Christmas recipes, information and campaigns materials
' Vegan wine sampling, mulled wine*, fruity punch and mince pies
' Raffle
All welcome! For more information call Viva! on 0117 944 1000 or visit

*alcohol available only at Bristol event - delicious fruity warm punch to be served in Bath

For more information about this media release, contact press officer Helen Rossiter or merchandise & sales manager, Katrina Gazley, by calling 0117 944 1000 or emailing or