Oxford Vegan Festival, Kassam Stadium, Saturday 25 March, 10.30-17.00

Farplace vegan festivals will host its first Oxford Vegan Festival at the Kassam Stadium Conference and Events Centre (the home of Oxford United Football Club) on the 25th of March 10:30-5pm. We expect over 2,000 vegans, veggies and veggie curious foodies to engage with the 120 stalls we have booked up who are ready to educate, inspire and feed the thousands.

Talks:
11.00am-12noon – Mary Shephard, Deputy Director of Animal Aid – Title TBC
12 noon-1.00pm – Dominic Dyer, CEO of the Badger Trust – BADGERED TO DEATH, the catastrophic handling of Bovine TB by the British Government
1.00-2.00pm – Paul Freestone – The Future of Food (why the current methods of food production, especially meat, fish & dairy, are totally unsustainable)
2.00-3.00pm – Natalia Doran of Urban Squirrels – DISPELLING THE MYTH OF THE EVIL GREY SQUIRREL
3.00-4.00pm – Paul Freestone – Animal Testing (a thorough examination of vivisection which shows all the arguments for and against, but clearly argues the ethical case to stop all forms of animal testing)

Cookery demos and films:
11.00-11.30am – Bayo Amisu from Flavours of Africa – SIMPLE VEGAN AFRICAN COOKING
11.35am-12.20pm – Film: The Witness (How does a construction contractor from a tough Brooklyn neighbourhood become an impassioned animal advocate? The film has been an official selection in 32 film festivals where it has received eight awards for Best Documentary and two for Best of Festival.)
12.30-2.30pm – Four cookery demos by Food For A Future
– 12.30pm – The Secrets of Tofu
– 1.00pm – Vegan Mac N Cheese 3 ways
– 1.30pm – Simple Soft Vegan Cheese
– 2.00pm – Sticky Toffee Pudding
2.35pm – Film: Cowspiracy, The Sustainability Secret (a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organisations are too afraid to talk about it.)

Admission £3, children free. Details at: http://www.oxfordveganfestival.com/

Rachael Enright, Vegan Events Manager, Farplace Animal Rescue (http://www.farplace.co.uk)

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