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2014: Viva! Review

by Juliet Gellatley, Viva!'s founder and director It’s the start of a new year and we’re all plumped with compassionate...

Northern Vegan Festival

Over four venues on the same day - there will be over 150 stalls, free food samples, speed dating. a vegan cafe, screenings, a vegan beer and cider festival and lots more.

Viva! will be attending the show; come and see us for campaigns information, merchandise and sign ups at Sachas Hotel venue.

Talks from Viva!

Vegan Camp

35th Annual Vegan Camp.
Families, couples and singles all welcome! Online booking from as little as £5 a night for adults and £3 for children. Well behaved on lead dogs welcome, static caravans available. Trailer tents, caravans and campervans welcome. Stay for one night or weeks.

Newcastle Vegan Festival

After the amazing success in summer 2014 the Newcastle Vegan Festival will return for 2015. Exhibitors will be offering a wide variety of vegan produce, including cakes and chocolate, hot takeaway food, make up, clothing, pet treats, cheeses and more! There will  also be speakers and screenings.



Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival

There will be 150 fantastic stalls offering a wide variety of vegan products including cakes, chocolate, hot take away food, make up, clothing, pet treats and much more.

There will also be lots of free samples and a free goody bag for the first 100 visitors, an outdoor barbecue, live music and children's activities.



LABL Vegan Fair Liverpool

Massive vegan event in Liverpool!  Helping you to Live A Better Life with 120 stalls offering everything from delicious vegan food and drink to natural beauty and fairtrade clothing!

Cookery demonstrations, film screenings, talks and a prize draw will add to the event!

North East Vegan Festival

NEVfest showcases vegan food, campaign organisations, shoes, crafts, toiletries and more! There will be a great range of ethical products on display and some with free samples. The festival welcomes vegetarians, vegans and omnivores to come and see the amazing choices vegans have to both help reduce the impact on animals and have a healthier life. A mix of local and national suppliers will be present and often with special offers for the festival.

VegfestUK Bristol

This is the UK's biggest vegan event! A unique hybrid of vegan food/info during the day, and live DJ's in the evenings. The show runs for 2 days, and has a programme of talks, demos, workshops and over 150 stalls! Admission is £3 before 5pm and £5 afterwards each day.

Viva! talks and workshops at the show

Saturday 28 March

VegfestUK Brighton

VegfestUK Brighton is a celebration of all things vegan with loads of stalls serving awesome food as well as body care, clothes, accessories, gifts and also lots of campaigning groups and merchandise, plus stacks of info, talks, demos, performances, passion and positive energy. Loads of freebies and tasters add to the attraction.

Leicestershire Veggies

We're a friendly and informal group, raising money for charities whilst providing support for people who are or who wish to become vegetarian or vegan and offering relaxed social settings for fun, friendship and food!  

Everyone is welcome!


Buck Tradition and Ditch the Turkey!

Buck Tradition and Ditch the Turkey!

By Dr Justine Butler, Senior Health Researcher & Writer, Viva! Recent figures published by Defra in October 2014 showed that around 17 million turkeys were slaughtered in the UK over the previous 12 months. That number of people could fill Wembley Stadium nearly 200 times over! The majority of...
Issue 57 | Winter 2014

Issue 57 | Winter 2014

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White meat and your health – what you need to know

The fat question

Many people turn to white meat because of the belief that white meat is lower in fat than other types of meat. However, meat is mostly muscle and muscles are made of protein and fat. Fat is an inherent part of meat and even if you remove the skin and visible fat, you can’t just magic away the fat inside the meat.

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Nandon'ts and Nando's: What are you eating?

Nandon'ts and Nando's: What are you eating?

Nando’s and KFCs worst offenders


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Compassionate Derby

Compassionate Derby is an ethical living event that is free to attend and where everyone is welcome!

There will be a range of cruelty-free food and lifestyle products, lots of free samples, charity and campaigning stalls, children's activities, a diverse program of talks throughout the day, a generous raffle and much more!

Come and join the growing number of people making compassionate lifestyle choices for animals, people and the planet. There'll be plenty of opportunity to learn, discuss and explore some new ideas, all in a friendly and welcoming environment.