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October 2014

Saturday 25 October: West Midlands Vegan Festival

From 10am-6pm, held at Wolves Civic Hall, North St, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RQ. Admission is just £1 (free for under 16s) and there will be stalls, talks, cookery demos, children’s activities and much more! For more information, please visit the West Midlands Vegan Festival Facebook page or the festival webpage.

Saturday 25 October: Oxford March Against the Badger Cull

Meet a 1pm at The Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 3BB. Speakers will include Dominic Dyer from Care for the Wild, Peter Martin from Glocestershire Against Badger Shooting and a speaker from the Somerset Badger Patrol. More infomation at the Facebook event page.

November 2014

November is Vegan Month

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Saturday 1 November: World Vegan Day Cruelty Free Fair

10am to 3pm at Lyttleton Rooms, Church Street, Great Malvern, Worcestershire. Admission is free, and there will be free vegan food tasting, tombola, bric a brac, and lots of information about vegan living. For more information please visit Worcestershire Vegans and Veggies Facebook page.

Saturday 1 November: Huddersfield World Vegan Day Fair

From 10am-2pm at Kirklees Markets, Queensgate Market, Huddersfield HD1 2UJ. Free entry. Free goody bags for the first 100 visitors, free food samples, recipes and information. Kids activities and vegan goods for sale. Find out more from the Facebook event page.

Sunday 2 November: North East Vegan Festival, Sunderland

Showcases vegan food, campaign organisations, shoes, crafts, toiletries, and more. The Festival will welcome vegans, vegetarians and omnivores. There will be vegan bands playing on the Sunday in the day. Admission is £1. Stadium of Light, Millennium Way, Sunderland, SR5 1SU from 10am to 6pm. Find out more on the festival website or Facebook event page.

Friday 7 November: Protest against the dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan – London

Meet at 12 noon at the Japanese Embassy, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT. Bring your own posters, banners, leaflets or costumes to protest against the annual capture and slaughter of dolphins in Japan. More information on the Facebook event page.

Sunday 9 November: Remembrance Service for Animals in War, London

Meet at 3pm at the Animals in War Memorial on Park Lane, London, for a short service, featuring a talk by Pen Farthing from Nowzad Dogs. More information on the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals webpage.

Sunday 9 November: Northants Free Vegan Food and Cruelty-free Fair

Third annual fair at Animals in Need, Pine Tree Farm, London Road, Little Irchester, NN9 2EH. Organised by Northants Vegan Outreach, this fair features free food tasters, information stalls and workshops. Raising funds for the Animals in Need Sanctuary. Free entry. See the Facebook page for more information.

Saturday 22 November: Animal Aid South West Christmas Without Cruelty Festival 2014

Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter EX1 1BW. Read all the details. Please come along!

Saturday 29 November: Viva!'s Incredible Vegan Christmas, Bristol

At Bristol City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR from 10:30am to 4pm. A celebration of all things vegan; campaigns, merchandise and resources from Viva! with free food tastings, cookery demonstrations and talks. Over thirty cruelty-free stalls from animal charities and vegan companies. Free entry. Find out more on the event website.

Saturday 29 November: National March against Live Exports, Ramsgate

Meet at 12 noon at Ellington Park, Ramsgate CT11 9TD for a march and rally at the marina. Speakers include Kent Action Against Live Exports, CIWF, RSPCA, Green Party and Thanet Against Live Exports. There is an after party with music and vegan food starting at 4pm at the Churchill Tavern. See the Facebook event page for more details.

December 2014

Saturday 6 December: Compassionate Derby

From 10:30am - 4:30pm at St Peter's Church, St Peter's Churchyard, Derby DE1 1NN. Free entry. There will be stalls selling a range of cruelty-free food and lifestyle products, charity and campaigning stalls, plus free samples, children's activities, a diverse program of talks throughout the day and a generous raffle. Find out more on the event website.

Sunday 7 December: Animal Aid's Christmas Fayre 2014

Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX. See all the details here. Our key speakers this year are Caroline Lucas, Green MP, and Peter Tatchell, human and animal rights campaigner. Hope to see you there!


Friday 20 February: Protest outside Japanese embassy, London

Protest the slaughter and capture of dolphins and small whales in Taiji, Japan at the Japanese embassy, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT. Bring posters, banners, whistles or inflatables. Starting at 12 noon and finishing with a minutes silence and candles being lit around 6pm for the dolphins and whales of Taiji. More details on the Facebook event page.

Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 March: Brighton Vegfest

Visit the Vegfest website for details.

Saturday 11 April: LABL Fair Liverpool

Details to come on the event website.

Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 May: Vegfest Bristol

Visit the Vegfest website for details.

Saturday 13 June: Yorkshire Vegan Festival

Visit their website for details.

Saturday 4 July: Newcastle Vegan Festival

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Saturday 17 October: Northern Vegan Festival

Saturday October 17, 2015, from 10am to 6pm at the following 3 venues: Sachas Hotel, Tib St., Manchester, M4 1SH 94 stalls, talks, cookery demos, speed meeting, heterosexual and lesbian and gay speed dating, free food, and live music; Methodist Church, Central Buildings, Oldham St., Manchester, M1 1JQ with 57 stalls; and films at V Revolution vegan cafe, 88, Oldham St., Manchester, M4 1LF

From noon until 3am at Thirsty Scholar vegetarian/vegan pub, 50, New Wakefield St., Manchester, M1 5NP a vegan beer and cider festival. All the details at Northern Vegan Festival website.

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