Past Events

Swansea Vegan Festival 2016

We are extremely excited to announce that we will be holding Swansea Vegan Festival Swansea Vegan Festival A42016! Our biggest event yet will take place on Saturday 16th July at the fantastic Brangwyn Hall in Swansea City Centre. There will be something for everyone on the day, whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, foodie or are just looking for a fun day out. You won’t be disappointed!

For enquires please email swanseavegfest@yahoo.co.uk.

To keep up to date with the latest announcements on our face book event page- https://www.facebook.com/events/615725521925354/

Our Stall Holders

Daytime (11.00am- 4.30pm)

Food/Drink

Vegan Pizza Co * Malabar Aaanaa * Mex It Up * The Parsnipship * Fair Foods * Urban Zen * Govinda’s Vegetarian Café * Sharaf Natural Foods * Avant- Garde Vegan * Naturally Kind Food * Deb’s Pantry * Mr Nice Pie * Solkiki * Estelles Gower Goodies * Pop Cycle * So Sweet Couture * Cwrtau Bach Deli Foods Company * Little Valley Bakery * Sauer Power * Go With The Fro * V Dogs * Lilley’s Cider * Afal Y Graig Cider and Perry * Lettices * Good Carma Foods * Cool Beans *

Pop up Shops

Simply V * Health and Herbs * The choice is yours

Fashion

Wear Your voice * Ethical Wares * Naturally Ecuador LTD * Hempish *

Health and Beauty

Heavenly Organics * Bohemian Chic Minerals * Manmane Ltd * Organic Amanda (Neal’s Yard) * The Natural Health Service * Bath Bomb Babes * Meat Free Muscle * Chaaboo

Animal Charities/Non Profit Organisations

VIVA! * Sea Shepherd * Vegetarian For Life * Deans Farm Trust * Old Mill cancer care * Animal Justice Project * Kebele Social Centre * Swansea Vegfest * Greyhound Rescue Wales * Swansea Animal Rights

Other Delights

Belissama Candles * Lincoln’s Lunchbox * Generation 2050 * Bewilder Nature Photography * Plant Based Alchemy

Evening Traders (from 5.30pm- 10.30pm)

Twisted Barrell Ales (Bar) * Afal Y Graig (Bar) * Babita’s Spice Deli * Ele’s Little Kitchen * Mex It Up * Pop Cycle * Vegan Pizza Co * Cheese and Chocolate

Kids Zone

In the Brangwyn Hall during the day there will be a number of activities including13600017_10157189754780381_6920034451145249283_n

Face Painting

Litterarti are a non profit organisation who aim to tackle social and environmental issues through creativity and art. They  will be holding drumming and mask making workshops using recycled materials

Patch decorating workshop with Generation 2050 Project- this is co-inside with the release of Gen 2050’s new book ‘Rafi’s Indian Dream’ which is about a stray dog and a street child and they will be fundraising to send 1000 copies to humane education programs in India. The patches will be used to make blankets to be donated to rescue dogs in India.

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/44306-help-rafi-s-dream-come-true

Throughout the day there will be a variety of talks and cooking demonstrations taking place in The George Hall, as well as discussion groups in The Kent Room. We also have a fantastic evening of entertainment lined up. See below for more info-

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evening entertainment

 

Vegfest Swansea vegan Christmas market 2015 poster
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Swansea Vegan Christmas Market 2015

Swansea Vegfest is very excited to announce that we will be holding Swansea’s first 100% Vegan Christmas Market in December! You are going to be able to stock up on all your vegan goodies for Christmas, as well as getting some great prezzies (for yourself too of course). We’ve even heard that vegan Santa will be making an appearance! If you are interested in a stall please email swanseavegfest@yahoo.co.uk. Spaces are filling up fast!

 

Our Stall Holders

Valerie Kitsch will be bringing their range of quirky ethical fashion made using recycled and vintage fabrics, all hand stitched here in Wales http://www.valeriekitsch.co.uk/

Heavenly Organics Skin Care offer a massive range of organic, vegan and natural skincare products, from lip balms to beard oil http://www.heavenly-organics.com/

Fancy That! Bakery will be there with all sorts of tempting festive treats including cupcakes, mince pies, cookies and Christmas cakes http://www.fancythatbakery.co.uk/

Estelle’s Gower Goodies will get you feeling saucy with their tasty chutneys, relishes, jams and preserves http://www.estellesgowergoodies.co.uk/

Wear Your Voice will be bringing their unique range of specially designed and hand stencilled clothing that has something to say for itself! A voice for animals, the planet and for our fellow humans http://www.wearyourvoice.co.uk/

Simply V is Cardiff’s only 100% vegan store and will be bringing their massive range of goodies such as chocolate, vegan meats and cooking essentials! They go out of their way to find the latest vegan brands that you don’t usually find on the high street http://www.simply-v.co.uk/

Organic Amanda will be there with her Neal’s Yard Remedies skincare, cosmetics and aromatherapy collections. A gift set would make the perfect Christmas present http://www.dontworry.org.uk/nyr.html

Mr Nice Pie is THE place to go for vegan pies! We love such flavours as Drunken Mushroom, Sweedy Todd and Rendang, the perfect addition to your vegan Christmas dinner (if you can wait that long) http://www.mrnicepie.co.uk/

Health & Herbs is Swansea’s only independent health food shop and they will be bringing a fantastic array of goodies for you including vegan hampers, cosmetics, gift boxes, cheeses and chocolates. https://www.facebook.com/Health-Herbs-Swansea-744128018931451/?fref=ts

Goldfish Art Studio will be there with their unique handmade crafts such as recycled glass art, cards and other gifts. https://www.facebook.com/goldfisharts/

Local nutritionist and vegan cookery teacher Rachel will be bringing her brand new range of freshly made vegan cheeses and pates for you. With flavours such as piri piri, black pepper and our favourite, spring onion.

The Choice is Yours will be there with an array of their fresh fruit and vegetables. You can order your veggies ready for Christmas and they’ll even deliver them for free! http://www.thechoiceisyoursmumbles.co.uk/

Miss Chievious Gladrags will be bringing their unique range of handmade, upcycled clothing and accessories. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MissChieviousMagpie?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Belisama Candles will be bringing their vegan and eco friendly soya wax candles and melts which produce no toxins and also burn for longer. http://www.belisamacandles.wales/

Holistic Therapy Treatments will be offering taster reflexology sessions, body massage and Indian head massage.

Bohemian Chic Minerals Vegan Cosmetics will be bringing their fantastic range of natural make up which is perfect for problematic skin. http://bohemianchicminerals.co.uk/index.php

Dragonfruit Catering will be there with their yummy wholefood salads and will also be promoting their brand new range of vegan ready meals. http://www.dragonfruitcatering.co.uk/

Lincoln’s Lunchbox make wholesome, vegan, handmade and nutritious dog treats your pooch will love http://lincolnslunchbox.com/

Aromatherapy By Helen will be bringing their 100% vegan range of skincare products and will be offering tailor made aromatherapy skincare consultations on the day. https://www.facebook.com/Aromatherapy-By-Helen-x-1697194093842331/?fref=ts

Viva! will be bringing their fantastic range of merchandise which helps raise funds for their life-saving campaigns. http://www.viva.org.uk/

Art On Wood will be bringing their unique, bespoke Pyrography art and gifts including driftwood art, tshirts and stickers. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Clothwood?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Solkiki are bean-to-bar chocolate makers and will be bringing their fantastic range of chocolate, confectionery, nougats and giadujas. http://www.solkiki.co.uk/

Naturally Kind Food will be joining us with their delish cakes and raw desserts plus their coconut oil and other health supplies. http://www.naturallykindfood.co.uk/

Ace Foods will be bringing a selection of tempting Indian snacks for you to enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/Ace-Foods-1405325716384020/?fref=ts

Govinda’s Vegetarian Café will be bringing all sorts of vegan goodies for you! http://www.govindas.org.uk/

Pop Cycle will be there with their delish handmade fruity ice pops and granita. http://www.popcycle.uk/

Twisted Barrel Ale Brewery will be bringing their great range of vegan bottled beers so you can stock up ready for the festive season. http://www.twistedbarrelale.co.uk/

Ethical Wares will be bringing their fab range of vegan shoes, belts and accessories as well as a selection of fair trade jewellery. http://www.ethicalwares.com/

The Handmade Beer Co. will be bringing their range of vegan bottled beers handmade right here in Wales. http://handmadebeer.co.uk/

Hipo Hyfryd will be bringing their indulgent vegan dark and white chocolate truffles. With such flavours as maple syrup, coconut and chilli pepper they are a must try! http://www.hipohyfryd.co.uk/

 

 

Swansea Vegfest 2015Swansea Vegfest 2015 Poster

After the success of last years event we are very excited to introduce Swansea Vegfest 2015! A free event celebrating all things vegetarian and vegan, open to anyone who is interested in exploring alternatives to meat and dairy for the good of health, environment and animal welfare. There will be free tasters, information and advice, talks and a wide variety of stalls including-

Fancy That Bakery -100% Vegan
Heavenly Organics Skin Care
Naturally Kind
Health & Herbs Swansea
Pop Cycle
Mr Nice Pie
Friends of Swansea Horses – FOSH
Neal’s Yard Remedies
Govinda’s Vegetarian Cafe Swansea
Simply V
Bohemian Chic Minerals Vegan Cosmetics
South Wales Hunt Saboteurs

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

On May 27th 2015 we hosted our first ever film screening and the Swansea premier (as far as we know!) of Cowspiracy: the Sustainability Secret at The Environment Centre in Swansea.Poster

This well researched and thought provoking documentary is fast becoming a must see among vegans and the vegan-curious, parallel to films such as Earthlings, Vegucated and Forks over Knives.

The film follows the journey of Kip Andersen the film maker’s conscience, and his discoveries about how his life choices as an individual have an impact on the environment. As well as practising all the usual habits of a good environmentalist such as biking for transport, conserving water and recycling waste, Kip starts looking into the impact of an omnivorous diet, eventually coming to the conclusion that veganism is the only way forward.

This documentary does a great job of using clear and concise graphics to spell out how animal agriculture consumes incredible volumes of land, water, and crops, which produces vast amounts of greenhouse gasses and waste, but a relatively small amount of food. Even more surprising than the realisation that animal products are such a huge burden on our planet, is that the issue seems to have escaped most major conservation organisations, which is beautifully demonstrated by the humorous and often bewildering interviews in the film.

It was a full house with all 50 tickets sold and the majority of people joined in with the pot luck vegan buffet that we had before the showing began. It was a lovely way to meet some new vegans, old friends and introduce some Omni friends to the possibilities of vegan food. We were very grateful to everyone who brought food to share, from some very indulgent home-made desserts to all sorts of savoury goodies.

Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket and supported this event, most of the proceeds went to the film makers directly, with some left over that went towards making Swansea Vegfest in June a success.

We thoroughly recommend watching Cowspiracy if you haven’t already, and although it can feel overwhelming it really is a great resource to understand the environmental arguments supporting veganism, and a great tool to share with others looking to make a change.

Cowspiracy is available to watch online or download here http://www.cowspiracy.com/ And now also available on http://www.netflix.com

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