Meet Vegans and Vegetarians From Around The World
Time: March 17, 2013 from 11am to 6pm
Location: Hove Centre, Hove, Brighton, United Kingdom
Street: Hove Town Hall, Norton Road
City/Town: Hove, Brighton BN3 4AH
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Event Type: show
Organized By: Tim Barford
Latest Activity: Mar 17
One of Europe's biggest veggie events, VegfestUK Brighton, returns to the South Coast for the 5th year running for a 2 day fiesta of all things veggie - and with a number of new attractions for 2013 including a comedy hour, a cinema, a performance area for live acts, a bodybuilders' strength contest, a speed dating session and even a wedding - ensuring that there is plenty going on at this free event, which attracted over 5,000 visitors in 2012.
There's also a whole programme of talks, cookery demos, presentations, workshops and entertainment and for 2013 the Sunday has been designated as Family Day, meaning lots of activities for the younger ones, including cookery workshops, smoothie bikes and craft making - and this is on top of over 125 stalls all full of food, produce, body care, fashion and accessories, clothes, tombolas, caterers, campaigners and of course plenty of information about the health benefits of a plant based lifestyle, including qualified nutritional advisers.
Presenter, author and former pop star Janey Lee Grace will be opening the show at 11am on Saturday, followed by a talk about healthy living at noon. Sunday is especially busy with CBeebies presenter Sarah Jane Honeywell in attendance and helping out with some of the kids activities planned for the day, including kids cookery classes.
Ex Emmerdale actress Roxy Shahidi (who played the character Leyla Harding for 3 years) will also be visiting the show on Sunday to host Roxy's Bite Size Yoga Workshop, suitable for beginners as well as the more advanced.
Professional footballer Dean Howell (Fleetwood Town FC) will be in attendance on Sunday - one of the few players to play football in the top divisions whilst adhering to a strict plant based diet. He will be on hand to answer questions about his training, diet and use of supplements.
Dean will be joined by UK Savate Kick boxing champion James Southwood, GB Duathlon competitor Dave Arnold, Elite runner Matt Woodman and bodybuilder Alex Mitchell, as they compete in a strength competition on Sunday - with all the competitors eating, training and competing on a 100% plant based diet.
And for some light-hearted relief, comedians Andrew O'Neill (recently to be seen on the 250th episode of Never Mind the Buzzcocks) and Sara Pascoe (TV star of 'Stand up for the Week' and 'Hall of Fame') will be providing plenty during the comedy hours both days at 5pm, which also feature comedians Joey Brannigan, Chris Dhondee, Dominic Berry and James Hately.
There's also a performance area with around a dozen musicians playing over the weekend, including Brighton-based musician Tensheds, and guitarist Paul Carella.
And, for the first time at Brighton, there is a cinema with a number of eco friendly films showing across the weekend, including 'Vegucated', 'Planeat' (followed by a discussion with Planeat director Shelley Lee Davies), and 'Got the Facts on Milk?'.