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All our press releases / blogs are now published on the Vegfest Express global vegan news website

Below's a selection of our previous press releases and blogs

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September 2017

Sept 1st - Tim from VegfestUK on Ujima's radio show The Word with Miranda Friday September 1st 2017 -


july 2017

July 13th - VegfestUK manager Tim Barford explains on Made in Bristol TV why outdoor Bristol event came to an end -


May 2017

May 31st - VegfestUK manager Tim Barford on Ujima Radio explaining reasons behind closure of outdoor VegfestUK Bristol event -

May 30th - Huge annual vegan festival drew to glorious close on Bristol Harbourside in its 15th year -

May 23rd - Tim Barford - Why we can’t continue in Bristol with VegfestUK currently... -

May 16th - Tim Barford of VegfestUK live on Ujima Radio and Phoenix Radio FULL RECORDINGS -

May 13th - Go Vegan World posters seen in Bristol city centre ahead of huge annual vegan festival on Harbourside -

May 11th - Tim from VegfestUK live on radio in the run-up to VegfestUK Bristol 2017 -

May 10th - Big VegfestUK Bristol posters splashed across main poster sites in Bristol -

May 9th - One of UK’s biggest vegan events celebrates 15th anniversary with “Show Me Love” party in Bristol -

May 7th - VegfestUK Bristol 2017 Event Programme available to view online -

May 7th - Special offers aplenty for quality vegan products at massive vegan festival in Bristol city centre -

May 4th - Bristol welcomes reggae/dance giants Dub Pistols at huge annual vegan festival on May 21st 2017 -


April 2017

Apr 25th - VegfestUK Bristol live on Made in Bristol TV show at 5:30pm on Wednesday April 26th 2017 -

Apr 25th - Family-friendly entertainment galore at outdoor vegan festival in Bristol city centre -

Apr 25th - Vegan Festival of Britain to celebrate Animal Aid's 40th anniversary from May 20th - June 10th 2017 -

Apr 19th - Comprehensive range of topics on veganism to be covered at VegfestUK Bristol 2017 -

Apr 15th - Plamil Foods bring joy to chocoholics with new So Free Chocolates brand -

Apr 10th - Carnival atmosphere with live acts and DJ's across 2 stages at 15th annual VegfestUK Bristol -

Apr 10th - BRAND-NEW Essential Trading Organic Young Jackfruit vegan meat alternative -

Apr 6th - Plamil Foods, Bute Island, Yaoh and Essential Trading sponsoring 15th annual vegan event in Bristol -

Apr 6th - Smile and say "Sheese" with Bute Island Foods vegan cheese alternatives -

Apr 3rd - Sample a conveyor belt of mouthwatering vegan food at VegfestUK Bristol 2017 -


March 2017

Mar 7th - VegfestUK Brighton & Bristol 2017 welcome visitors with disabilities -


February 2017

Feb 13th - Robin S, Danny Rampling, Rozalla and Dub Pistols headline 15th annual vegan festival on Bristol Harbourside -

Feb 10th - Update on VegfestUK Bristol May 20th 21st 2017 - including price increase for tickets -


September 2016

Sept 27th - VegfestUK Bristol 2017 website now live for bookings! -


June 2016

June 23rd - VegfestUK Bristol 2016 VISITOR SURVEY RESULTS


May 2016

May 31st - Presenter Anneka Svenska reviews VegfestUK Bristol 2016

May 30th - Christopher-Sebastian McJetters - Allies in Arms: The danger of wearing veganism as an identity FULL TALK

May 29th - Dr. Roger Yates - Why Vegans should promote Veganism FULL TALK

May 29th - Dr. Roger Yates - Setting up and Running a Vegan Gazebo Info Point FULL TALK

May 27th - Dr. Roger Yates - An Introduction to the Controversial idea of Animal Rights - FULL TALK

May 27th - Dr. Roger Yates - Pro-Intersectional Veganism and What this means to grassroots vegan activists - FULL TALK

May 27th - Christopher-Sebastian McJetters - Veganism is easy...except for when it isn't

May 27th - Tim Barford - Importance of Rights in a Social Justice Movement 

May 23rd - VegfestUK Bristol 2016 attracted 13,000 people despite rainfall

May 18th - Joyous interview with Tim Barford of VegfestUK on Ujima Radio

May 18th - Tim Barford of VegfestUK on One Love Breakfast show on BCFM

May 18th - Tim Barford from VegfestUK on BBC Radio Scotland

May 18th - 1-TO-1 FLYERING / FLYPOSTERING HELP for VegfestUK Bristol welcome!

May 17th - 12 Frightening Facts about Dairy

May 17th - Nishma Shah of Shambhu's - featuring at VegfestUK events since the first shows


May 16th - BBC Merseyside & Ujima Radio presenters to go vegan with Tim Barford from VegfestUK

May 16th - Tim Barford of VegfestUK on BBC Radio Merseyside

May 15th - Tim Barford of VegfestUK on The Good Food Show on Ujima Radio

May 15th - Everyone has a part to play

May 14th - The Sun's out - you got the Yaoh?

May 13th - A festival musician's quest for vegan cheese

May 13th - Importance of the Health Aspects of Veganism

May 12th - The Vegfest Express - your quintessential FREE online vegan magazine

May 12th - A Vegan Cook's VegFest Prep - A Behind-The-Scenes Sneek peek

May 12th - Pro-Intersectional Veganism and What it Means to Grassroots Vegan Activists

May 12th - Vegan Chef Day - Vegan Cooking as Animal Activism

May 11th - Dr. Roger Yates - Why Vegans Should Promote Veganism

May 11th - Dr. Roger Yates - Setting up and Running a Gazebo Information Point


May 11th - Big VegfestUK Bristol billboard posters appearing in parts of Bristol

May 8th - Dr. Roger Yates - An Introduction to the Controversial Idea of Animal Rights

May 5th - Tim Barford on BBC Radio Bristol with Claire Cavanagh

May 4th - Bristol’s Big Green Week Founder Goes Vegan With VegfestUK for 2 Weeks….. How Did It All Go?

May 4th - Bus rears in Bristol plastered with educational poster for veganism as a justice for all philosophy


April 2016

Apr 28th - Guitar-playing pig gets everyone talking about animal rights with latest poster campaign

Apr 28th - VEGAN – because cow's milk is for baby calves, not for us

Apr 28th - VEGAN – because pigs are persons, not bacon rashers, nor pork chops

Apr 28th - VEGAN – because male chicks don't want to be minced alive for our breakfast 

Apr 28th - VEGAN – plenty more fish in the sea? Not at this rate... 

Apr 28th - Radio interview with Tim Barford of VegfestUK on BBC Radio Jersey

Apr 26th - BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE ticket offers for VegfestUK Bristol ending Apr 30th

Apr 22nd - YOGA sessions on both days at VegfestUK Bristol 2016

Apr 22nd - Additional Buskers Stage at VegfestUK Bristol to lift a massive crowd

Apr 22nd - EVENT PROGRAMME for VegfestUK Bristol 2016 available to view online

Apr 19th - Adults would do well to follow simple rules taught to kids by a Pirate Children's entertainer

Apr 18th - Be inspired by vegan culinary magic at VegfestUK Bristol

Apr 16th - "COMPASSION" - VegfestUK Brighton 2016 Film

Apr 16th - POLL: Which form of activism should we be focusing on the most?

Apr 15th - POLL RESULTS: What's your favourite food to eat at Vegfest?

Apr 15th - Stalls at VegfestUK Bristol 2016 SOLD OUT over a month before the event!

Apr 13th - Veganism Doubles again since April 2015

Apr 7th - Marshall Jefferson headlines house party alongside Alison Limerick, Adamski & Criss Cross at VegfestUK

Apr 7th - VegfestUK Bristol tickets on BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE till end of April

Apr 5th - Stereo MC's live on Sunday May 22nd at VegfestUK Bristol 2016

Apr 3rd - Thrilling family entertainment to bring smileys galore at VegfestUK Bristol - kids under 16 free

Apr 2nd - Local festival entertainers needed for VegfestUK Bristol 2016

Apr 2nd - Join Captain James Tea Cook for Kids Cookery Classes at VegfestUK Bristol - KIDS UNDER 16 FREE

Apr 1st - POLL: What's your favourite food to eat at Vegfest?


March 2016

Mar 31st - Essential Trading Co-operative's amazing fairtrade organic vegan products

Mar 30th - Vegan Business Talk 013: Interview with Tim Barford of Yaoh and VegFestUK

Mar 27th - Tim Barford reviews 'Vegan Ventures' by Katrina Fox

Mar 24th - How to Make the Most of being a VegfestUK stallholder

Mar 23rd - The Phoenix Rose to launch new album 'Destination' 2 weeks before performing live at VegfestUK Bristol

Mar 22nd - VegfestUK celebrates multicultural influence at huge Bristol event on May 21st 22nd

Mar 16th - Teen Zone - hangout area for young vegans - is back at VegfestUK Bristol!

Mar 14th - Sumptuous vegan cuisine and cookery demos await at VegfestUK Bristol

Mar 11th - Pig Freud looking for collectors to join him at VegfestUK Bristol

Mar 9th - POLL RESULTS: What's the best form of vegan activism?

Mar 9th - Please vote for BRISTOL VEGFEST in The Regional Awards, thanks!

Mar 8th - Pig Freud launches his new “Vegan - Justice for All” billboard campaign at Bristol Rovers FC vs AFC Wimbledon match

Mar 7th - Help with flyer and poster distribution for VegfestUK Bristol needed!

Mar 2nd - Pig Freud sponsoring Bristol Rovers vs Wimbledon on March 8th

February 2016

Feb 25th - VegfestUK Bristol 2016: house party and reggae sunsplash lineups announced - TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Feb 22nd - Robbie Hazeley – original UK vegan Bodybuilder

Feb 11th - POLL RESULTS on vegan poster for VegfestUK Brighton

Feb 10th - The Phoenix Rose to perform live at both VegfestUK Brighton and Bristol 2016

Feb 2nd - "Vegan - Justice for All" campaign hits the streets of Bristol as VegfestUK launches new billboard campaign



Jan 29th - The Vegfest Express - January 2016 bulletin

Jan 25th - COMPILATION of videos from VegfestUK London 2015

Jan 21st - COMPILATION of talks recorded from Vegfest Scotland 2015

Jan 17th - POLL: Poster for vegan billboard campaign in Brighton

Jan 17th - Tim Barford from VegfestUK reviews ‘Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach’

Jan 17th - Vegfest Scotland 2015 VISITOR SURVEY RESULTS

Jan 16th - BRAND-NEW VegfestUK 2016 flyer with a clear "Justice for All" message

Jan 15th - Tim Barford from VegfestUK advocates for justice for all animals on BBC Radio Bristol

Jan 15th - VegfestUK organisers: IT'S TIME FOR JUSTICE


JULY 2015

Advance tickets for VegfestUK London now on sale! 

VegfestUK Awards: Categories, Nominees, Voting

Website for VegfestUK Brighton 2016 now live for bookings!

The Species Barrier radio host Marcus Dredge joins People's Vegan Activists Summit at London

Polish Animal Rights Activist Dobrusia Gogloza joins VegfestUK London People's Vegan Activists Summit

Vegan Business Media founder Katrina Fox to speak & launch new book at VegfestUK London

Shambhu's founder & head chef Nishma Shah to demonstrate vegan culinary treats at Vegfest London & Scotland

Animal Liberation Front founder Ronnie Lee joins VegfestUK London People's Vegan Activists Summit

Main Street Vegan author Victoria Moran joins VegfestUK London for the 2nd year running

Duet of New Vegan Events in Scotland fuelling growth of vegan market further

Pig Floyd performs outside Grillstock Festival in Bristol in a peaceful vegan rock n roll protest

VegfestUK - price rises for Brighton and Bristol 2016

20-20 - a Normal Vegan Vision

Tim Barford - some changes at VegfestUK


JUNE 2015

Say hi to gifted cartoonist Vegan Sidekick at VegfestUK London

Kiss Farewell to Dairy with Koko Dairy Free at Vegfest London & Scotland

Tim Barford, manager of VegfestUK, elected as trustee of the Vegan Society

The Abolitionists Approach 16 page flyer is out now!

The Big Debate on "Single Issue Campaigns – Taking the Animal Rights Movement Forwards – or Backwards?"

Vegfest Vegan Activists Summits welcome Dr. Melanie Joy, author of "Why we Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows"

VEGFEST STALLS UPDATE: Over 140 stalls booked at London, half the floor plan sold at Scotland

VegfesUK welcomes Tobias Leenaert to our first People’s Vegan Activists Summit in London October 11th 2015

Europe's prime vegan festival VegfestUK back at Brighton Centre on February 27th 28th 2016

Mature Zones for Seniors at Vegfest London & Scotland

VegfestUK welcomes Professor Gary L Francione to London in October for the inaugural Peoples Vegan Activist Summit

Vegan Cartoon Superhero Wonderpig to promote vegan education outside Grillstock

Over 700 people going vegan with another 2,400 moving towards veganism after VegfestUK Bristol 2015

Tim Barford: Why the "Close Down the Slaughterhouses" demos are a good thing

Smile and Say Sheese with Bute Island at Vegfest Scotland

VegfestUK founder Tim Barford to speak at the Close Down The Slaughterhouses Demo Piccadilly Circus London June 13th

Glasgow-based GreenCity Wholefoods sponsors Vegfest Scotland

Vegfest Scotland welcomes applications for stalls and speaking/performing slots


MAY 2015

Summary of Vegan Activists Workshops at VegfestUK Bristol 2015 - setting the tone for VegfestUK vegan education

Wonderpig took centre stage at VegfestUK Bristol 2015

Glorious conclusion for VegfestUK Bristol with 14,000 visitors over Bank Holiday Weekend May 23rd 24th

Bargain of the century at VegfestUK Bristol this Bank Holiday Weekend

VegfestUK gives you the ABC's of Fun and Easy Vegan Lifestyles for Families ahead of huge Bristol event

The Little Green Angel at Brighton VegFestUK 2015

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at VegfestUK Bristol May 23rd 24th @ Amphitheatre

Premier League Footballer Sergio Aguero joins the veggie athlete club

So Free Chocolate