Vegan Festival set for Bank Holiday bonanza

Vegan Festival set for Bank Holiday bonanza

bank holiday event bonanza
There are 20 vegan festival events organized over the Bank Holiday weekend! It all begins on Friday, with a full-English fry-up at The Cornish Vegan in Truro, 10am-3pm, and a vegan drinks evening in Exeter.

One of Saturday’s more unusual events is the Behind Closed Doors art exhibition at The Strand Gallery in London, featuring artists that use animal rights to inspire and motivate their practice.

Nailsworth in Gloucestershire has a market stall with food samples. We understand that the Gloucestershire town has really embraced the festival, with several shop displays and features on vegan products.

We’re also grateful to Furness Vegans for organising a market stall in Ulverston in Cumbria.

The Vegan Organic Network’s Vegan Fair goes ahead in Chorlton, Manchester, despite recent sad events. Other major fairs are scheduled for Aberdeen (28th),  Glasgow (27th & 28th) and Plymouth (27th).

Kent hosts an innovative children’s cookery workshop in Canterbury (27th) and The Retreat Animal Sanctuary’s open day in High Halden, near Ashford (28th).

Norwich has a pop-up shop with lots of treats on offer, plus a special competition; there’s a social meet-up at The Loving Hut restaurant in Brighton; and the brand new Accidental Vegan café in Honiton is hosting its first evening dinner event. (Booking required.) All these events are on Saturday.

Saturday is also the day for The Farmers Union mega-breakfast in Exeter (10am-1pm – booking essential). It looks like quite a menu! Or you can enjoy champagne & canapés or a delicious fry-up breakfast by the sea at the lovely Terrace Arts Café in Seaton, East Devon, on both Saturday and Sunday.

Seasons vegan shop in Exeter has a chocolate tasting day (and its sister vegan café, Rabbit, hosts a Raw Food evening meal on the 30th May – bookings only), and there are special offers at Ms Cupcake in London and Chococo in Exeter. And, if you’re shopping online don’t forget to take a look at Ethical Superstore and Plamil Foods.

Last but not least, our thanks to Worcestershire Vegans & Veggies, who will be flying the vegan festival flag with a stall at the Great Malvern Food Festival on Bank Holiday Monday.

More details of all these events are available on our website.

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