Glasgow Vegan Festival this weekend (Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November) at Trades Hall of Glasgow, includes a feast of mouth wateringly delicious food, over 50 fantastic stalls, world food caterers, free food samples, exciting cookery demos, inspirational talks, interactive workshops, yoga and children's activities running throughout each day. And best of all, it’s a great opportunity to try new vegan food innovations before they even hit the store shelves!
Local exhibitors include The Nut Shack UK, a family run business based in Paisley, which produces uniquely flavoured peanuts by hand; yogi oils, created and inspired in the Yoga Studios of Glasgow, by yoga teacher Katrino; and Anderson Aromatics from Bothwell near Glasgow specialising in massage therapies and skincare for dry skin conditions, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea and acne.
Vegan Events UK Festival Organiser Victoria Bryceson comments on this new, burgeoning food trend:
Other festival highlights include Welcoming Winter in the Mindful Way by Susie Hooper from Pause and Breathe; How to top up your ‘human energy’ by Jung Shim; Breaking the Chains: Advocacy for a Vegan Future by The Free Vegan Cookout; Taking care of yourself is one of the greatest things you can do for the world by Brent Shaub from Embody Wisdom Today; and Fifty actually lived years of veganism by Dan Strettle from Alternative Stores
The festival is run in partnership with animal welfare charities including Miracle's Mission.
The Glasgow Vegan Festival will also help local homeless people, whilst also helping to reduce food waste. Stall holders are asked to donate any surplus food at the end of the festival, and a group of volunteers distributes it to homeless people after the event, providing a hot meal as well as cold dishes.
Glasgow Vegan Festival takes place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 2018 between 10.30am and 4.30pm at Trades Hall of Glasgow, 85 Glassford Street, Glasgow, G1 1UH.
Entry is just £3 (under 16’s free) and this includes entry to all areas and activities.
Standard tickets are purchased at the door on the day. VIP tickets, £15, include fast track entry and a goody bag full of vegan products, samples, discounts and offers can be purchased in advance but sell out quickly.