Saturday 9th December 2006

East Midlands Vegan Festival Program

This is a cut-down version - for the full report see

11am - 5pm at The YMCA, Shakespeare St, Nottingham

Vegan Food, Clothing, Toiletries, Cosmetics, Gifts and Campaign Stalls, Plus Vegan Food Samples and Advice.

The festival will be followed by a social at the all-vegan Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, (off Sherwood Rise), Forest Fields, with People's Kitchen Meal from 6.30pm, followed by an open deck bedroom dj session in the vegan social club bar.

The Sumac Centre is a short walk along Gladstone Street, from the Beaconsfield Street stop on the The Tram from Nottingham Trent University, the Market Square, and the Train & Coach Stations.

Babel Fish Translation
East Midlands Vegan Festival.
c/o Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, NG7 6HX
Ph: 0845 458 9595

Talks and Workshops

  • 11.30am - Ronny, nationally renowned Vegan chef and author of vegan cookery books

    Talk entitled 'The practicalities of becoming vegan.'

  • 12.30pm - Nigel Winter from the Vegan Society.

    Talk entitled 'Veganism and its benefits for the environment'.

  • 1.30pm - Dr Margaret Clotsworthy from Europeans for Medical Progress Trust.

    Talk entitled 'Animal testing, a false safety net'

Talks and workshops will take place in the the Arthur Johnson room upstairs.

Stalls at the 3rd East Midlands Vegan Festival 2006
All Lov and Lib
01282 697931
We’re a campaigning vegan family operation with the younger generation in mind, putting the fun into animal rights – “make ‘em laugh and they’re on your side.
Derby (& Nottm) Hunt Sabs
07754 524661
If you share our views on the rights of animals to be free from persecution and abuse then please sign up! Maybe you don't want to be active but would still like to do something? Why not help out fundraising on our stall - a very necessary part of any group.
Eco Flow
07742 601166
Ecoflow is at the cutting edge of product innovation; developing health, lifestyle and environmental products.
Eden Farms
01790 763582
Organic Farmers and delivery service to households in Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough, and Lincoln.
Full Dragon
01761 413022
Esther Lung specialises in wholesome Oriental vegetarian snacks, freshly made to order for parties, functions and retail.
Junglesale Ltd
0871 250 1271
Our Neem Tree range of Indian Herbal Healthcare is cruelty free and contains no chemical nasties. All products are made to Ayurvedic principles and therefore are vegetarian, most are also vegan. The range includes treatments, household and pet care products as well as the usual shampoo, moisturisers ,soap and toothpaste etc.
Unique Soya Foods from Doncaster
0115 910 1601
Funky vegetarian delicatessen at 610 Mansfield Road, Sherwood, specialising in quality deli products and offering outside catering.
Nottingham Animal Rights
0845 458 9595
Nottingham Animal Rights works to co-ordinate the activities of many of the groups and individuals campaigning for animal rights and welfare in Nottingham, with fortnightly meetings, street stalls, local demos, fundraising and trips to demos and other events out of town.

Nottingham Rights sponsors the East Midlands Vegan Festival
Nottingham CND
"Whilst there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields" - Tolstoy.
For many in the peace movement veganism is a central part of their pacifist stance. Indeed may peace projects have a vegan outlook, and vice versa. Local campaigns include Nottingham Faslane 365, a civil resistance project calling for the disarmament of Britain's nuclear weapons by a peaceful blockade of the Trident base at Faslane, Scotland on March 21st/April 1st 2007.
Respect for Animals
0115 952 5440
Respect for Animals campaigns against the cruel and unnecessary international fur trade, believing fur farming and trapping to be morally indefensible.
Ronny's Cakes
c/o Veggies
One of Britain's most experienced vegan caterers and cake engineers.
Uncaged Campaigns
0114 272 2220
We are a peaceful international animal protection organisation based in Sheffield, England. Our main campaigns are against animal experiments (vivisection); against xenotransplantation (animal to human transplants); the global boycott of Procter & Gamble; for animal rights and for democratic action on animal issues through the political system.
Vegan Runners (Uk)
01908 503919
Vegan Runners UK is a voluntary organisation raising awareness of the Vegan lifestyle in running.

The Club encourages vegans of all abilities to join the Club and wear the Vegan Runners vest available from the Club Secretary. You may also register by email for free information.

The Club is planning to affiliate to the governing body of athletics for 2006.

Vegan Society
01424 448831
The Vegan Society works to promote vegan lifestyles (for the benefit of people, animals and the environment) and to encourage manufacturers to make more vegan-friendly goods.

The Vegan Society sponsors the East Midlands Vegan Festival
Veggies Catering Campaign
0845 458 9595
Veggies Catering Campaign provides catering services using no animal ingredients whatsoever and supporting campaigns for social justice since 1984!

Veggies support Vegfam, 'Feeding the Hungry Without Exploiting Animals' and the Movement for Compassionate Living, promoting simple living and vegan self-reliance.

Veggies are sponsor of the East Midlands Vegan Festival.
0117 923 9053
Yaoh takes a healthy, more natural approach to skin and body care. Our hemp body care range includes bathroom, skincare and sun care products, all free from sodium lauryl sulphates, parabens, petroleum and unnecessary chemical additives, and rich in organic hemp seed oil.
Yorkshire Hemp
01924 375475
Yorkshire Hemp Limited is a innovative agri-food and body care processing company based in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside, bring hemp food and body care products into the mainstream marketplace.

We thank the following who gave practical support to the event.

Animal Aid
01732 364546 .
Animal Aid promotes a compassionate attitude to animals by educating and campaigning against all forms of cruelty, including factory farming, vivisection, sporting activities and animals incaptivity. We spread the vegetarian and vegan message and a cruelty-free lifestyle.
Beanie's Health Foods
01489 574593 .
We aim to provide you with good, wholesome food, i.e. products that have not been tampered with, added to or enhanced! We aim to ensure that the stock we distribute has been produced responsibly, without harming the environment or exploiting the work force.
Natural Food Company37a Mansfield Rd, Nottingham, NG1 3FB0115 955 9914
Health Food and Products Shop and Supplier.
Plamil Foods 850588
Originators of the first soya milk in the Uk, Plamil manufacturers a delicious dairy free, chocolate & carob range, chocolate spreads, egg free mayonnaises and alternatives to
Redwood Wholefood Company
01536 400557 .
Producers of innovative vegetarian and vegan foods.
Screaming Carrot
0115 910 3013
Screaming Carrot is a local Nottingham business specialising in a delicious range of egg-free, dairy-free vegetarian freshly-baked goods in Forest Fields. Find us alongside Veggies, who supply our products at many events.
Sumac Centre
0845 458 9595 .
Sumac is an independent community resource centre, with pure vegan cafe and social club, home to Veggies Catering Campaign.

See details of Veggies and Sumac events at
Tash Photography
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East Midland Vegan Festival Photography by Alan Lodge (Tash).

Contact Tash for High Resolution copies.

Grand Prize Tombola

The many prizes were kindly donated by

If you were not lucky enough to win a prize in the tombola, you can still visit their online shops.

The 4th East Midlands Vegan Festival will be on the 8th December 2007

For all things vegan in Nottingham see

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