There's just one week to go until our fantastic Cruelty-Free Christmas Fair in Birmingham! Please read on for details or see our website http://www.veganmidlands.org.uk/events/kingsheath11.html If you can't attend, there's still time to order gifts, stocking fillers & other goodies from our own fundraising shop www.ethical-treats.co.uk which will be dispatching your orders first class right up till Christmas!
Cruelty-Free Xmas Fair
Saturday 17th Dec, 10.30am - 4pm
All Saints Church Hall, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7RA
Stock up on lots of cruelty-free goodies! Items for sale on 20 stalls will include chocolates, cosmetics, Xmas cards, cakes, soaps, local produce,
campaign merchandise, health food, sweets, eco-friendly products, recipe books
& lots more...! (see stall list below) Also a feast of festive free vegan food samples (14 companies have donated lots of food, see list below), raffles,
tombolas, cookery demos/talks (see schedule below), holistic therapy, a vegan cafe & everything
you need for a compassionate Christmas! All this and FREE entry...you
can't go wrong!!
Cookery Demos & Talks
11.30am - 12.15pm - Why Vegan & Going Vegan
A talk about veganism,
the various reasons why people are increasingly adopting a vegan diet/lifestyle
and lots of advice for anyone seeking to go vegan.
With Dean Bracher, member
of Midlands Vegan Campaigns and Wolverhampton Vegans &
12.30pm - 1.15pm - Christmas Food to
Cookery demo with Dean Bracher.
1.30pm - 1.55pm - Green
Meadow Animal Sanctuary
A talk about the work of this wonderful sanctuary
near Wolverhampton, home to hundreds of sheep, horses, goats, rabbits, chickens
With Daphne Wain, founder of Green Meadow Animal Sanctuary
2pm - 2.50pm - Raw Xmas Dishes to Delight!
To prepare raw
vegan food is fun, simple & great for your well-being. Your body, mind and
soul will love it! Learn how to bring the radiant energy, superhealth and
delicious tastes of raw vegan food to your Xmas dinner table! With Rachael
3pm - 4pm - Christmas Food to Savour!
demo with Dean Bracher.
Moseley Vegans - A FREE vegan food sample stall run by this group for
vegans and the vegan curious in and around Moseley, see www.facebook.com/groups/109363345804581/
Brackencraft - Natural handmade soaps, bath bombs, moisturiser, lip balm & lots more, see www.brackencraft.co.uk
Lakeside Ethical Treats -
A vast array of chocolate, sweets & snacks incl advent calendars, choc
Santas, gift boxes, marshmallows, cinder toffee, vegan 'Mars', 'Snickers',
'Milky Way', savoury snacks etc, all sold in aid of the event organisers,
Midlands Vegan Campaigns, see www.ethical-treats.co.uk
Animal Freedom - A
not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the abolition of nonhuman animal
slavery and exploitation, and the recognition of their equal rights and freedom,
Tasker's Takeaways -
Authentic takeaway vegan food supplied frozen for your freezer, see www.redditchveggies.makessense.co.uk/locations/1453.html
Pets - Ethical pet store selling everything your pet needs from bowls and
food to leads & toys, see www.ethical-pets.co.uk
Birmingham Hunt Sabs -
Local group who take direct action in the countryside to save hunted wildlife,
The One Earth Shop -
Situated on Allison Street, Digbeth, this is the longest running purely vegan
shop in the country and a range of their goodies will be on sale on this stall,
The Farm Animal
Sanctuary - This was Britain's first ever farm animal sanctuary, located
near Evesham, and is now home to over 500 animals, see www.thefarmanimalsanctuary.co.uk
Aid - Dedicated to campaigning against all types of animal abuse, see www.solihullanimalaid.org
Chocolate Wendy House - Small Birmingham based company selling gorgeous cream eggs, truffles, orange
segments & lots more, see www.chocolatewendyhouse.co.uk
SOS for Serbian
Animals - Cake stall in aid of the charity. Serbia is a country that has
gone through the turmoil of war and unrest and still has a very long way to go.
What suffers most in a country like this is the animal population, see www.serbiananimals.plus.com
ChangeKitchen is a not-for-profit community interest company based in Birmingham
which provides catering for events across the region and beyond, see www.changekitchen.co.uk
Birmingham Vegetarians &
Vegans (BVV) - Local information, newsletters, advice etc from this social
& support group, see www.bvv.org.uk
Birmingham Green Party - The only
parliamentary party committed to forwarding animal rights & encouraging
plant based diets, see www.birmingham.greenparty.org.uk
Green Meadow Animal
Sanctuary - This sanctuary near Wolverhampton provides a safe haven, and the
chance of a new life, for animals rescued from slaughter, abandonment or
neglect, see www.greenmeadow.org.uk
Artisan Preserves - a
fabulous array of specialist vegan goods, including their best-selling Luxury
Vegan Mincemeat and a rather delicious Boxing Day Chutney, see www.artisanpreserves.blogspot.com
Free Vegan Food Samples
Many thanks to the following companies for very generous donations of their
products which will be available to sample on a free food table, which will be
run by Moseley Vegans.
Beanie's Health Foods, Bute Island Foods, Geeta's Foods, Kara Dairy Free, Meridian Foods, Montezuma's, Nairn's Oatcakes, Natural Balance Foods, Provamel, Soyfoods, The Organic Seed & Bean
Company, Vegus Juices, Vegusto, Venture Foods.
Please help to promote the event on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178168738934333 and download a leaflet and poster to distribute/display. http://www.veganmidlands.org.uk/downloads/xmasfair11leaflet.pdf
Further details on our website here http://www.veganmidlands.org.uk/events/kingsheath11.html
We hope to see you there!
We wish you a Merry & Peaceful Christmas.
Midlands Vegan Campaigns
For the benefit of animals, people & the planet
Please support our new fundraising and awareness raising confectionery shop, which sells all your favourite chocolate, sweets and snacks at events and online. http://www.ethical-treats.co.uk
MVC, PO Box 10202, Redditch, Worcs. B98 8YT
Tel: 01527 458395