Animal Aid


Posted 1 March 2001

Animal Aid is organising another pioneering event at the end of May - the South-West Festival of Vegetarianism.

Exeter has been chosen to host not only the first festival of vegetarianism held in the South-West of England, but, as far as we are aware, the first of its kind anywhere in the world. Over several days, a series of events is being organised at central venues across the thriving and attractive Devon city to promote the vegetarian diet, and to celebrate the talents and achievements of vegetarians. The aim is to demonstrate the positive aspects of a non-meat diet by putting on a programme that will appeal to as wide an audience as possible.

The festival aims to be entertaining as well as educative, with performances by well-known vegetarian artists from the world of music, plus mouth-watering cookery demonstrations from top cooks. There will also be the more serious business of talks offered to every secondary school within the city and a thought-provoking display in Exeter Central Library. Competitions, special evenings in local restaurants, raffles, lectures and a 'living without cruelty fayre' are also planned.

There will be a full festival programme brochure available in March, together with information on places to stay. Please send an s.a.e if you would like a copy. Alternatively, up-to-date information will be posted here - keep an eye on the 'What's New' section.

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