The Vegan Winterfest in partnership with Viva!

The 2017 Leeds Vegan WinterFest is a Christmas Market which will take place in Leeds Town Hall right in the heart of Leeds City Centre on Sunday 26th November 2017 from 10:30am to 5pm. The Town Hall is just a 5 minute walk from Leeds train station.

There will be over 150 fantastic stalls offering a wide variety of vegan produce, including cakes and chocolate, hot takeaway food, make up, clothing, pet treats and vegan cheese. You will be able to enjoy free samples and discounts, all day children's activities, talks, live cookery demonstrations, live music, all day bars, debates and much more! There will also be the chance to find out more about any of the animal charities listed on our website and about both local and national animal welfare/vegan groups that you could be a part of.

Admission is just £3 (under 16's free) payable at the door and this includes entry into all presentations/demo's. 100% of any proceeds will go directly to animal welfare charities as the festival is fully volunteer ran. Stalls will be in several rooms and outdoors as well. Every visitor will receive a stall map to ensure that no stall can be missed.

Stalls will be spread across lots of different rooms: Outdoors The Crypt (Downstairs) Victoria Hall (Ground Floor) Sullivan Room (Ground Floor) Back Corridor (Ground Floor)

List of stallholders

We will have over 100 Vegan/Animal Welfare and Rights stalls.

Home Kitchen
Mex it up
Dough Ball Pizza
Churros1
Alternative Stores
Green Sisters
Michael's Caribbean Storehouse
Adoro
No Baloney
The Green Guerrilla
Ispice
Pet Respect
Oxfam
Riverford Organic
Greenpeace
Arbonne
Doterra
Tropic
Cats Protection
Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic
Cruse Bereavement Care
Brees Herbal Teas
Hemblade Acupuncture
itreatskin
Goodness Gracious
Aasfor Limited
That Old Chestnut
Secret Cake Club and SEEMA UK
The Vegan Food Pod
Wildcraft Bakery
Maya
Dark Matters Brownies
Green Olives
Forgot The Eggs
Sacred Lotus
The May Bakery
Super Cholo Foods

Cool Jerk Vegan
Abundance Foods
Tasty Vegan Bites
Vork Pies
Harper's Candles
Vdogs
Viva!
Darn It! Workshops
Tastiness Wine Company
Gillie Foods
Besos de Oro
Lemon Tree Yoga
Living Beings
One Stop Eco Shop
CAFT
Iuvo Skincare
Agharta Jewellery
Jade Green Vegan
Charlotte-aux-fraises knits
West Yorkshire Animal Protection
Silver Green Jewellery
Luna Tree Jewellery/Satsuma Pips
Leeds Vegans and Vegetarians
Freet Footwear Ltd
Romanian Woofers Need You
Information Inspiration
Wear Your Voice
The Creative Toucan
Captive Animals’ Protection Society
The Humane League UK
V Bar
Vegan Handknits (in support of Silver Fox Dog Rescue
Makeup Without Mallice
Ethical Pets
Rogue Gypsy
Primal Soaps

Adele Wills Yoga
Attic Teas
Naturally Smart Skincare
Vactive
Loving Foods
The Green Guerrilla
The Vegan Cakery
Clemie's Vegan Cakes
Gemini Chocolate
Good Carma Foods
Bright Presence Nutrition Enrichment
Chilli Shop
Honesty Cosmetics
Awoken
Vegan Beauty Cosmetics
The Pie Parlour & Bakery
Pure Epiphany
Leeds Bread Co-op
Leeds Beckett University Nutrition
League Against Cruel Sports
Choice Materials
The Veda Soul Company Limited
Ananda's Marshmallows
The Little Village Candle Company
Green Tea Artisan
Norwex
Roots and Fruits Leeds / The happy caterpillar
Uncaptive
Tyne Chease
Shores Of Africa
Fabrikk LLP
Ethcs
Barefoot Bitless and Whipless
Animals Asia
Celtic Spiritual Healing
Love Luna Life
Viva La Vegan

Talks / Demos / Music / Workshops (info coming soon)

Kramer Room (upstairs 1st floor)

12pm: Using the 5 kosha layers of being as a compass to our time management
By looking at how we take care of our physical energetic, emotional, intellectual and blissful aspects of our self, we can make better use of our time.
Jen Mak is a time management coach at A Space For. She specialises in equipping people with tools to recognise that they do have time to act on their dreams. We all have the same 24 hours. We have the time, but we need to declutter all the shoulds and coulds that distract us from what is most important to us.
www.aspacefor.com

1pm: 10 Steps to Going Vegan by the Vegan Approach
Are you thinking about going vegan? Have you tried being vegan before but come across challenges? Are you a new vegan? We outline our 10 simple steps to start you on your vegan journey including what to buy, where to eat, and how to deal with family and friends.
www.theveganapproach.com

2pm: Vegan energy boosters: staying energised the natural way by Dominica Alicia Roszko from Vegerasta
Sadly, many people in our culture still turn to excessive caffeine to boost their energy throughout the day which can often leave them feeling sluggish. Join Dominica Alicia Roszko an expert in living a different way as she talks about ways that people can stay energised, happy and healthy throughout the day with natural foods.
www.vegerasta.com

3pm: Veganism on the Map by Vegan Geezer
Exploring how veganism has become established within the mainstream, how it is viewed by others, and the different forms of advocacy/activism we are choosing to use and what can be strategically more effective.
www.facebook.com/vegangeezer

4pm: Sleep & mental wellbeing by Yoga Ayurveda
Everyone knows that we need sleep but do we really know the impact of not sleeping? How does sleep relate to mental wellbeing? How can smell create a condusive environment to sleep? Angga kara is an executive performance and mental wellbeing coach & Sophia is a Yoga teacher and Ayurvedic therapist. Come and listen to our journey of discovery which lead to creating Ayurpothecary and learn mini tools to help you to get your best sleep.
www.yogaayurveda.co.uk


Grimshaw Room (Floor 1 Upstairs)

12pm: The realities of dairy with Dina from Imperfectly Vegan
Dina Aherne, Animal Liberation Advocate, shall we giving a talk on the realities of the dairy & egg industry as well as debunking common myths associated with consuming dairy.
Jen Mak is a time management coach at A Space For. She specialises in equipping people with tools to recognise that they do have time to act on their dreams. We all have the same 24 hours. We have the time, but we need to declutter all the shoulds and coulds that distract us from what is most important to us.
www.facebook.com/ImperfectlyVgan

1pm: The Save Movement and why it is important to bear witness with Dina Aherne from Imperfectly Vegan
www.facebook.com/ImperfectlyVgan

2pm: Veganism is WIN, WIN, WIN – Win for the Animals, Win for the Planet, Win for our Health by Vegan Cyclist Mick Walker
To many of us, it is all too clear that raising billions of animals to provide us with food and other products makes no sense at any level. The cruel exploitation of the animals is entirely unacceptable, animal agriculture is the No 1 cause of environmental degradation and the human population is wracked with chronic diseases caused by the consumption of animal products.

In recent years, several documentaries have detailed the issues associated with animal agriculture and the consumption of animal products.
EARTHLINGS – our domination of other species of animals is shocking, unnecessarily exploitative and cruel.
COWSPIRACY – a huge amount of environmental degradation is down to animal agriculture.
FORKS OVER KNIVES – in America and many other parts of the world, humans are experiencing
burgeoning levels of chronic conditions – coronary heart disease, cancers, obesity, diabetes etc. There is increasing evidence that all of these can be avoided and even reversed by a plant based diet. More recently WHAT THE HEALTH has highlighted the incredible disregard for the link between what we eat and our health.

In other words, the future of mankind and our planet is in jeopardy if we continue to support animal agriculture by consuming meat, dairy and eggs and by using other animal products, such as leather. The prospects would be much brighter if everyone was to adopt a VEGAN lifestyle. In this talk, I will outline some of the evidence for this and explain why there can be no argument whatsoever against the urgent need for widespread veganism.
www.vegancyclist.co.uk

3pm: Undercover investigations
Claire Palmer, Viva! Campaigner, talks about Viva!’s undercover work and the organisation’s most recent investigations inside pig and chicken farms.
www.viva.org.uk


Spark Room (Floor 1 Upstairs)

12pm: Sea Shepherd UK
www.seashepherd.org.uk

1pm: Using the 5 kosha layers of being as a compass to our time management
By looking at how we take care of our physical energetic, emotional, intellectual and blissful aspects of our self, we can make better use of our time.
Jen Mak is a time management coach at A Space For. She specialises in equipping people with tools to recognise that they do have time to act on their dreams. We all have the same 24 hours. We have the time, but we need to declutter all the shoulds and coulds that distract us from what is most important to us.
www.aspacefor.com

2pm: Barefoot Bitless and Whipless A Vegan Approach to Horses by Jane Antcliff
Pendal Spring our beloved horse has been the guide, teacher and mentor on this incredible journey between human and horse to veganism. This book is shocking in it’s honesty but very inspiring. This book views the horse as sentient being and is the fore runner of a movement which is awakening all over the world as the new breed of horse guardians are stirring up a revolution and kicking back against the cruelty and ignorance dominating the horse world. It is estimated that by 2050 we will be living in a world containing 10 billion people and in an ideal utopia the author would like to see all animals released from domestication and slavery and given the right to reclaim their freedom and wildness. The truth is that this may not be possible … As the human population explodes and land resources become more depleted we must therefore progress forward to a world where all have equal rights and where there is no speciesism. Horses are the link to a better world because of their sensitivity and healing powers and this is the story of how one horse, Pendal Spring has started that journey towards liberation and a non-violent world.
www.barefootbitlesswhipless.bigcartel.com/

3pm – Doug Maw - From abattoir to animal advocacy. My journey & what I’ve learned
Doug started out his working life at 16 years old working in an abattoir. He has been vegan for over 21 years now and involved in animal activism for a long time. In this talk he explores his journey from the killing floor to taking part in and leading campaigns on animal rights issues. Come along to hear his journey & ask candid questions. He is willing to answer any questions, however difficult they may be.


Waterman Room (Floor 1 Upstairs)

12pm: Poor Cow, Silly Cow, Sacred Cow by Kate Berridge
An exploratory talk on the sacred Mother energy in animals, the Earth and ourselves. Includes a loving vision for powerful global change.
www.celticspiritualhealing.com

1pm: Should vegans go to zoos? By CAPS
In this talk we will explore why we campaign against zoos. There will be discussion around why zoos are often visited by those who care about animal issues.
www.captiveanimals.org

2pm: The Spiritual Significance of Ethical Veganism by Kate Berridge
This talk explores veganism as an ecologically vital, life-enhancing spiritual philosophy and includes a vision of humans as the loving Green Guardians of the Earth.
www.celticspiritualhealing.com

3pm: The Secret life of Tea - Health and alchemy by Attic Teas
Come and learn about the hidden benefits of drinking Chinese tea. Not only a powerful health tonic but it can offer emotional support and provide vital wisdom on the path to self discovery. During the workshop we will look at the fundamentals for good health, sample the different teas and finish with a tea meditation.
www.attictea.com

4pm: Tales from a Vegan Animal Whisperer by Kate Berridge
An informative talk by Kate Berridge, Animal Whisperer and Healer for 46 years. Gain insight in how to communicate with animals.
www.celticspiritualhealing.com


Carson Room (Ground Floor) - Yoga Room

11am: Hips: open, release, find freedom by Adele Wills
www.adelewills.co.uk

12pm: Shakti (strength) Yoga with Katrina
See you on the mat for fun and strengthening postures to promote stability of the core and shoulders. Explore Chaturanga ensuring precise alignment maintaining resilient shoulders and strong bodies! All abilities welcome!
www.facebook.com/katrinapageyoga

1pm: Lemon Tree Yoga
This the season to be jolly….? Or maybe not so much of the jolly, maybe more of the worn out and exhausted. If the build up to the festive season is leaving you stressed out and tired, join me at 1pm for an hour of uplifting yoga. I will be mixing together some heart opening postures, backbends and a deep relaxation to boost your mood and energy levels, giving you some space to focus on the present moment rather than the present buying!
www.lemontreeyoga.co.uk

2pm: Yin Yoga: stay, be, go deep by Adele Wills
www.adelewills.co.uk

3pm: Yoga for Skiers, Snowboarders and Active Bodies with Bodhi Adventure/strong>
Be inspired by the mountains. Discover how to get strong for the winter season ahead and be in the moment for those tricky times when fear becomes overwhelming. Join us for some flowing movements and mindful pauses. Suitable for beginners to intermediates.
www.bodhi-adventure.co.uk

4pm: Yoga nidra: deep relaxation by Adele Wills
www.adelewills.co.uk

Sponsors

Location

Our location will be
Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 3AD.

Contact

For information about booking a stall, giving a presentation/demonstration, sponsoring the event, volunteering on the day or for any other queries please email info@yorkshireveganfestival.com

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