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Belle Vue Greyhound Demo

Shut Down Belle Vue campaign to raise awareness of the reality of greyhound racing, demos every Saturday outside Belle Vue track, Manchester, England.

Over recent years there have been a number of dogs killed at Belle Vue Greyhound Racing Stadium at Belle Vue Racetrack in Gorton, Manchester, so we have to tell the punters with all honesty that dogs are regularly dying in the Belle Vue ground.

We need to put an end to this miserable place, please give us your support.

Manchester Vegan Market

Manchester Vegan Market (previously known as The Northern Vegan Festival) will run on Saturday 29th August 2020. This is an indoor market at Bowlers Exhibition Centre.  

Manchester Vegan Christmas Festival

A Vegan Christmas Festival taking place on 1st & 2nd December. Stalls, Food, Cakes, Wines, Beers, Grotto, Music and much much more! Tickets on sale now!

We are taking over the historic Victoria Baths and bringing to you an entire weekend of Vegan Christmas Fun, including:

An array of exciting vegan street food
A bar with vegan wines and cocktails
An array of vegan stalls selling a huge selection of christmas gifts!
Festive Live music throughout the weekend
A vegan winery offering tastings
Santa’s Grotto
Charity Giftwrapping
Lots more!
All supporting Barnabus (Manchester homeless charity)

Manchester Vegan Christmas Market

Saturday 17th AND Sunday 18th November – 80+ fantastic stalls each day, world food caterers, exciting cookery demos, inspirational talks, interactive workshops, yoga and children’s activities running throughout the day at Sachas Hotel, Manchester from 10.30am – 4.30pm both days

Entry is £3 payable on the day on the door (under 16’s free) or £15 for VIP tickets in advance from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/manchester-vegan-christmas-market-tickets-45616436991?aff=es2 to include fast track entry and a goody bag full of vegan products, samples, discounts and offers

To book a stall, sponsor, host a demo, talk or workshop or find out more information please email northernveganfestival@gmail.com

Website: www.veganeventsuk.co.uk

Manchester March to Close All Slaughterhouses 2018

We are pleased to announce the 2nd March to close all slaughterhouse in Manchester will happen on June the 10th 2018!

We want to build on the success of the 2017 march. Let’s make our voice heard for animal rights.

Why are we marching to close down all slaughterhouses?

As a society, we have marched against sexism, racism, homophobia and so much more. It is now time to march against speciesism – the ideology that some lives are more important than others. We know Veganism is our moral baseline; this march, boldly and openly, demands social change and this event serves a key role in the awakening process within the movement towards animal liberation.

It is time to introduce this idea for public discourse. The number of people who refuse to participate in the mass exploitation, torture and killing of nonhumans is growing. While it is important to ask people to boycott the consumption of animal products. Our intent with this march is to make a political statement demanding the end of animal exploitation and killing. If we do not boldly and directly demand this social change now, the abolition of nonhuman animal exploitation will always remain a dream, never a reality.

More details to be announced about the march at later date.

Vegan Life Live, Manchester

The team behind Vegan Life – the UK’s premier vegan magazine – invites you to embrace plant-based living with this three-day event at EventCity.

Showcasing a wealth of information for both newbie vegans and veterans alike, Vegan Life Live will shine a spotlight on the current trends.

We will bring you the very best of all things vegan, including clothing, cosmetics, household products and the most delicious food and drink for the cruelty-conscious consumer.

Open Friday: 11am – 6pm

Open Saturday: 10am – 6pm

Open Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Northern Vegan Festival

Due to the massive success of the 2017 event The Northern Vegan Festival 2018 will remain in huge venue Manchester central, Windmill Street, M2 3GX . The festival which is proudly partnered with Viva! will have 200 stalls, talks, cookery demos, children’s activities, yoga, free samples and a huge seated cafe area.

Entry is £5 payable on the day on the door (under 14’s free) – 100% of ticket money goes to animal welfare charities as the festival is fully volunteer run or £15 for advance fast track tickets to include a goody bag packed full of products, samples, discounts and offer available in advance from northernveganfestival@gmail.com

To book a stall, sponsor or host a demo, talk or workshop please email northernveganfestival@gmail.com

Website: https://www.northernveganfestival.com

Awakening Compassion (Saturday Vegan Outreach)

In a Nutshell:
– 🌺Awakening Compassion🌺 provides the public with free samples of plant based foods and extols the virtues of veganism as a healthy, sustainable and peaceful lifestyle. Come along – all welcome! 2-5pm, Saturdays – we love food/fund contributions – but not a necessity. Stay as long as you feel!
See below for more in depth info:

Do I have to bring anything?
– Just yourself is perfect! We are a free food stall and samples go fast so if you are able to bring something along – even a £1’s worth or less would be an enormous help! (I.e. plant milks, chocolate plant milks, crisps and confectionery, vegan meats and spreadable cheeses, etc). Just bob into Aldi, Tesco or Holland and Barrett on Market St on the day! Cooking and baking makes your money go further so is also an ideal option if you are a Domestic God/Goddess!

Do I have to stay for the whole 3 hours?
– Nope! Feel free to swing by and say “Hello!” whilst out and about, stay till the end or take breaks for drinks and snacks. It is your time to spend as you choose… We hope you’ll find the conversations so valuable to the public that the hours just melt away!

What do I have to do?
– Turn up! Your presence is our present. At the stall we invite you to celebrate veganism in your own unique way. Activists typically choose from a range of different tasks: holding signage, distributing leaflets, making sure the stall looks great, serving food, assisting the public and engaging in thought-provoking conversations. We would like to increase the size of the stall and have activists managing technology with vital videos exposing industry secrets. Video is a powerful impetus for change and one which The Cube (our sibling installation) uses to great effect. The Cube and Awakening Compassion run at the same time on a Saturday so we invite you to trial their stall, too! You will be amazed at its impact.
If you have more ideas for helping the public embrace veganism – just let us know and we’d be keen to give them a go!

What is Awakening Compassion?
– Awakening Compassion is a FREE food tasting outreach which focuses on engaging the public through dialogue, videos and resources. We dispel fears and misconceptions about veganism and communicate the truths of the animal agricultural and skins industries in an eye-opening but tactful manner. The realities of animal farming and production are often deeply disturbing but exposing the truths is essential to highlight alternatives and defund these abusive practices over time. We reject propositions to raise welfare standards (historically ineffective and routinely flouted) and believe in abolitionism (the idea that all sentient beings, humans or nonhumans, share a basic right: the right not to be treated as the property of others.)

Difficult Experiences/Final Notes:
– 99% of the time our conversations are informative, engaging* and respectful! People leave concerned for the well-being of animals but inspired and informed how to be the much needed change. Planting seeds and moving people along the spectrum of change.

Sometimes, however, we engage with the public and the information could be triggering or perhaps they bring their own colorful backdrop of learning difficulties or mental illness. Our intention is to be helpful and compassionate and so it is unfortunate if the discussion goes awry. The best conduct we have found is simply to focus on the good they are doing and steer away from difficult content. Plant a seed and move on to another all the while showing care for their well being. If you feel threatened or receive unsolicited criticism/unkind words from the public or a fellow activist let an organizer know at your earliest convenience. Your enjoyment and encouragement is a priority and we recognize how hard you all work. Keep up the amazing work – it’s making waves!

(*See Earthling Ed on Youtube & his Socratic Questioning method).

Xmas Eve Homeless Donation

MAA would like to invite you to come along on Xmas Eve to donate any spare warm clothing/bedding you have to the homeless people of Manchester. Some vegan snacks would also be a nice idea if you want to give those too!

If you can’t make it in person, please let us know if you have donations and we will meet you between now and the 24th Dec to take the items from you.

There is no solid plan, just meet up in the usual spot on Market Street and take it from there. Spread the message to other friends or family members who might like to come along as this is not strictly a MAA members only event.

Thanks in advance for your kindness and compassion 🙂

The Activist Ball 2


The annual Activist Ball is BACK and better than ever! Join us for a night of vegan pub food and drink, live performances and awards! Dance till the early hours… An unforgettable Christmas Do with more surprises on the night!

The Activist Ball 2 will be held at The Thirsty Scholar on Wednesday 20th December 2017. 7.30pm start till late!


Simply send £5 plus your contact email and name to receive your personalised e-ticket. See below for bank transfer details. If unable to attatch a note to your transaction then email: sophie_tomlinson@email.com with your name/contact email/payment status.
Funds raised support MAA & MPS activist projects in the New Year!

Bank Details:
S A Tomlinson
Sort Code: 20-01-96
Account Number: 13750450
Cash transactions are accepted too! Simply process in person to Karma or Kate at your earliest convenience.

You are welcome to arrive a little earlier and choose from The Thirsty Scholar set menu (details to be uploaded soon). Come for around 6.30 for an exquisite pub meal and then pop up to the Tiki Room for 7.30.

Alternatively arrive for 7.30pm and enjoy several helpings of chef Mod’s Vegan HotPot with organic chunky bread for £5, cupcakes just £2, which will be served prior to the awards at 8.30pm.

If you have any questions please message us below! Thank you all and see you on the night

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