ANIMAL AID SOUTH WEST CHRISTMAS WITHOUT CRUELTY FESTIVAL SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER 10 am - 4.30 pm Exeter Corn Exchange
"A cruelty-free wonderland is coming to Exeter this Saturday, so please do join us for a great day out. There will be delicious vegan versions of many traditional foods including Cornish pasties, hotdogs, cheeses, quiches, pies and tarts, sushi and lasagne, mince pies and cream, and a wide range of cakes. There will also be free food tasting, a great value all-day restaurant, a comedy show, music, talks, demonstrations, recipes and information to take away – plus a chance to win some lovely prizes.
As well as an enormous range of plant-based foods, the festival gives people an ideal opportunity to buy original, cruelty-free Christmas gifts and cards and at the same time to support charities and local traders. We will have fair trade clothes, chocolates galore, local and sustainable arts and crafts, non animal-tested cosmetics and household goods."
Plus.... don't miss our very own Rob Masterson's "10 Steps to Going Vegan" and Ali Brantingham's top tips for vegan Christmas treats. Here's the running order for the day:
11.30am -10 Steps to Going Vegan Talk and workshop by Rob Masterson of the Vegan Approach.
12.15pm - Help! What do I give to vegans at Christmas?! Ali Brantingham presents healthy (and not-so-healthy) edible vegan gift ideas to make for that special vegan, or non-vegan, in your life. There will be samples to try and, for those less comfortable in the kitchen, there will be general tips on buying presents.
1pm – 1.15 pm - Exeter University World Music Choir A break from the shopping to listen to beautiful singing on the main stage
2pm – C’est La Vegan Comedian Dave Chawner brings his award-winning show to Exeter. (Contains some swearing: not suitable for children)
Admission is free - and there are some great free gifts for the first visitors through the door, kindly donated by Lush Cosmetics, Nak'd, Vegan Life magazine and Moo-Free.
Last call for bookings for the LACS/EFFA Christmas meal at Herbies...
Please note Saturday is also the final deadline for bookings for our traditional joint celebration with the League Against Cruel Sports on Friday 1 December, so any outstanding deposits must be sent in to Pete by then (please contact us for details of how to pay). Or if you're coming to Christmas Without Cruelty you can pay him there and then at the League Against Cruel Sports stall.
DIARY DATES IN BRIEF:
- Friday 1 December, 7 for 7.30 pm: Joint LACS/EFFA Christmas meal at Herbies (event page here).
- Saturday 2 December: Barnfield charity car park. Running the car park to raise funds for animal causes. - Saturday 16 December: TAUNTON VEGAN FAIR, 11 am - 4.30 pm, Wilton Church Hall, Fons George, Taunton TA1 3JT. The vegan festive fun continues! With over 20 stalls (including EFFA) and 3 caterers, cafe, talks, etc. See the event page for details.