Wembley’s first vegan festival arrives on September 16

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WHAT: London Viva! Vegan Festival www.viva.org.uk/wembley

WHERE: The Drum At Wembley, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ

WHEN: Saturday 16 September 2017 – 11am to 6pm

HOW MUCH: £5 entry, £15 VIP tickets are available from vivaveganfestivals@gmail.com  – includes fast track entry and a goody bag full of products, samples, discounts and offers

Everything you ever wanted to know about going, being or staying vegan will be available at the London Viva! Vegan Festival. This festival is organised by vegan charity Viva! and entry is just £5 (under 16s free). A whole range of delicious food tastings and all the advice you could ever want on changing your diet or improving your health is available for no additional cost. This festival is a celebration of the vegan lifestyle and the delicious food it can offer.

A copy of Everyone’s Going Vegan magazine (worth £4) will be given free to everyone attending.

With over 160 stalls, including 10 world food caterers, this festival will be a brilliant and welcoming family day out. Vendors will be selling everything from vegan food to cruelty-free cosmetics. London’s very own award-winning Ms. Cupcake will be there to sell her incredibly delicious vegan treats.  Other attractions include the famous parkour runner Tim Shieff’s ethical clothing brand Ethcs, a beer garden and live music.

The festival boasts an impressive line-up of talks from a range of speakers including the world record breaking British marathon runner Fiona Oaks and Viva!’s founder and director Juliet Gellatley. Throughout the day there will be a variety of cookery demos from top vegan chefs including fine dining vegan chef Richard Buckley from Bath’s Acorn Kitchen and the highly experienced Maryanne Hall from Viva!. There really is something for everyone at this festival!

This is the first festival Viva! has held in London and the event expects to attract over 5000 attendees. Increasing interest in veganism, combined with a high number of stall holders and talks, indicate that this festival will be a roaring success.

Viva! founder and director Juliet Gellatley says: “Interest in veganism has continued to soar globally and shows no signs of slowing down. Viva!’s vegan festivals are a fantastic way of bringing people together and showcasing the benefits of a vegan lifestyle.  Regardless of dietary choices we want everyone to come along and see just how wonderful vegan food can be. This event will be a fun, interesting and delicious day out for all the family to enjoy!”

This event follows the success of the 52 roadshows the charity has held across the UK since October 2004, which have been attended by more than 100,000 people. A third of those attending the shows were meat eaters looking for help in cutting down their meat and dairy intake.

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