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veganbristol
15-03--2006, 10:18 PM
Last years event saw an estimated 6,000 people gather and that figure is expected to double for the 4th annual Bristol Vegan Fayre on Saturday June 10th 2006 especially if the weather is good.

More info on www.veganbristol.makessense.co.uk/bvf06 :)

Dready Warrior
15-03--2006, 11:46 PM
cool, i really enjoyed last years fair. if you want any flyers put round shops in gloucester PM me :)

veganbristol
17-03--2006, 11:41 PM
Thanks WG, may well do that when Yaoh have them printed. Glad you enjoyed last years fayre.

A spot of flyering on the day of the fayre around Bristol would also be very appreciated I'm sure, especially if the 10,000+ attendence is to be achieved. :wiggle:

Flibbertigibbet
18-03--2006, 07:36 PM
why are these vegan faryes in places like Bristol and Brighton and not in places where vegans are the minority.....seems you are already picking a wide audience and therefore wasting resources

veganbristol
19-03--2006, 10:13 PM
I can't speak for Yaoh and I'm not an organisor, but there are vegan fayres, festivals, cruelty free fairs, veggie food extravaganzas!, veggie roadshows, vegan food tastings, and free vegan food fayres happening in many parts of the country, some bigger than others obviously. But all making a difference. I'm not aware that there was a vegan fayre in Brighton, not yet anyway, I would've gone.

The Bristol Vegan Fayre imo isn't exclusive to vegans (Bristol clearly doesn't have 6000 vegans), or even vegetarians, but also meat reducers, anyone heading that way, interested, or intrigued. Many people just passing stop by, and many encouraging comments can be heard. It's not aimed at Bristolians alone, it is easily accessible though as many people from the South West, Southern England, London, Wales, Midlands, and further afield come along.

It's a fun day out with a fantastic atmosphere, do try and come along if you can, visit any other similar events, or maybe even start something yourself.

Flibbertigibbet
20-03--2006, 08:18 AM
Yes oen in Brighton and they did same in Brtistol was organised by http://www.viva.org.uk/

downstream
27-03--2006, 04:32 PM
Viva organised the incredible veggie roadshows that go all over the country. As well as brighton and bristol last year they went to manchester, edinburgh, cardiff, southhampton, newcastle, sheffield, plymouth, oxford, canterbury and london. This year they going to york, swansea, bath and norwich

PeacePiper
27-03--2006, 07:16 PM
This year they going to york, swansea, bath and norwich

:eek: thanks, I'll be on the lookout :)

downstream
28-03--2006, 10:11 AM
It's Saturday 5th August PeacePiper, so it's a while yet. Here's details of the Swansea roadshow and other events viva will be at.
http://www.viva.org.uk/events.html

Milo
28-03--2006, 02:33 PM
why are these vegan faryes in places like Bristol and Brighton and not in places where vegans are the minority.....seems you are already picking a wide audience and therefore wasting resources

According to yesterday's BBC's The Food Programme there are 3 million veggie / vegans in the UK and the number has remained static for a while, but the number of "meat reducers" is zooming. Anyway, just 57 million to go, eh.
:D

Roadshow details here (http://www.viva.org.uk/roadshows06/index.html). I guess that by not varying the locations too much, they do pick up more publicity?

PeacePiper
28-03--2006, 05:27 PM
It's Saturday 5th August PeacePiper, so it's a while yet. Here's details of the Swansea roadshow and other events viva will be at.
http://www.viva.org.uk/events.html

:thumbup: cheers, I'll bookmark this :)


there are 3 million veggie / vegans in the UK

1 in 20, not bad!

veganbristol
02-04--2006, 02:33 PM
The roadshows are great, they do make a massive difference, and are well worth supporting, or even helping out if you can.

They were launched at the Bristol Vegan Fayre in 2005, not a seperate event, in case anyone thought Bristol was getting more than its fair share of events.

Apart from the Wembley roadshow though, they don't really compare on the number of stalls, talks, demos etc etc to the Vegan Fayres/festivals like Bristol, London, Christmas Without Cruelty etc but still worth going along to your local show.

Only 69 days to go now until the Bristol Vegan Fayre 2006 (http://www.veganbristol.makessense.co.uk/events/83.html) and A Vegan Guide to Bristol 2006 will be available very soon.

veganbristol
02-05--2006, 08:15 PM
Hello's

The 4th annual Bristol Vegan Fayre is on Sat June 10th this year – 39 days today.

The Fayre is shaping up nicely and is on course to be once again the World’s biggest vegan event. With about 125 stallholders, and 50 speakers and entertainers, and an expected 10,000 + crowd (if the weather’s good), it really is getting massive. Over 100 stalls are sold now but there’s still some available, if you know of anyone who would like a stall, please do send them our way. Likewise there are still a few gaps to be filled in the talks and demos schedules. We are particularly interested to hear from anyone who works with animals and would like to do a talk/presentation. Entertainers too are welcome to get in touch.

As always, we rely mainly on word of mouth to promote the event as we don’t have a huge advertising/marketing budget. Everyone is welcome, and admission is free, so please do tell all your friends and family about the Fayre whether veggie, meat reducer, curious, even if you can’t make it yourselves.

For more info about the fayre, see www.veganbristol.makessense.co.uk/bvf06

veganbristol
27-05--2006, 09:29 PM
You can now view a list of stallholders who will be at the Bristol Vegan Fayre 2006 here. (http://www.veganbristol.makessense.co.uk/news/full_story.html?id=375)

It's a fantastic collection of individuals, organisations, businesses, and charities, and the organisers have been overwhelmed by the positive attitude and enthusiasm for the show from this amazing bunch of people.

This year there are four areas for talks and demos, with around 60 individuals presenting a whole spectrum of information covering every conceivable aspect of the vegan lifestyle.

Some are experts, some are amateurs, all of them are passionate, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable about their chosen topic.

Read the list of speakers here. (http://www.veganbristol.makessense.co.uk/news/full_story.html?id=383) :)

You can also listen again (for the next 7 days I guess) to Tim and Julie from Yaoh, and Rob from Cafe Maitreya on BBC Radio Bristol, talking about the vegetarian and vegan thing, and about the Bristol Vegan Fayre of course.

You can listen again on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/noscript.shtml?/radio/aod/bristol_aod.shtml?bristol/forrester Theres about 9 minutes of news etc first though, and a little ABBA in the middle. :eek:

Whirler
28-05--2006, 09:27 AM
Rob from Cafe Maitreya on BBC Radio BristolI'm not happy with Cafe Maitreya after they've now closed during the day - where am I gonna get a decent veggie breakfast now??!? :(

veganbristol
28-05--2006, 03:31 PM
Cafe Kino, a vegan cafe, music venue and resource/social/arts centre, see here (http://www.cafe-mono.com). It was going to be called Cafe Mono but changed its name at the last mo. Lovely people and cheap food. :)

Whirler
28-05--2006, 11:30 PM
Ooooooooh :happydanc