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Viva! Vegan Christmas Festival at Bristol Student Union

Bristol Student Union, Richmond Building, 105 Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1LN

Tel: +44 (0)1179441000

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Viva! Vegan Christmas Festival at Bristol Student Union


‘Tis the season to be vegan! Local animal welfare charity Viva! are returning to their home city for an incredible Vegan Christmas Festival.

Bristol boasts an impressive array of Christmas markets and festive activities. Yet the overwhelming display of hog roasts and cheese platters can often leave the vegan and veg-curious community wanting more.

This December – building on the roaring success of last year – local vegan charity Viva! are returning to Bristol with their Viva! Vegan Christmas Festival to celebrate delicious festive plant-based foods.

Located in the dynamic and bustling Bristol Student Union, the vegan festival is home to over 40 stalls offering unique and seasonal delights. So whether you’re looking for outstanding ethical gifts or just some festive inspiration, the festival will be a brilliant day out.

Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to taste vegan food, explore cruelty-free clothing and cosmetics, and learn more about health and nutrition.

A stellar line-up of talks and cookery demos will take place at the festival, including a live cookery demo from Michelin listed restaurant Acorn’s owner, Rich Buckley. As well as a talk from Viva!’s founder and director, Juliet Gellatley, on how going vegan can save the planet.

With indulgent vegan ice-cream from Booja-Booja and luxury soya-based candles by Avanti Candles - to hot street food from traders such as The Hogless Roast (the world's first hogless roast!) and No Baloney UK, the festival has everything you need for a compassionate Christmas.

Viva! founder and director Juliet Gellatley said:

Interest in veganism has continued to soar globally and shows no signs of slowing down. Viva!’s vegan festivals are a fantastic way of bringing people together and showcasing the benefits of a vegan lifestyle. Regardless of dietary choices, we want everyone to come along and see just how wonderful vegan food can be. Christmas is a joyful time of year and we think there is no better way to spread peace and kindness during the festive season than to extend our compassion to all animals”

Time: 07/12/2019 Saturday Doors open at 10.30 until 17.00, with talks and demos starting from 11.00.
Tickets: Entry is just £3 on the door, £2 for students or VIP ticket for £12, which includes fast-track entry and a goody bag full of products, samples and discounts. Better yet – kids under the age of 16 go free.

All proceeds go back to the charity to help Viva! conduct important undercover investigations, monitor the latest research on health and environmental issues, and host vegan outreach events.

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