There will be cookery demonstrations at various intervals, to guide you through preparing a range of veggie/vegan festive meals(see times and details below). You`ll see just how easy it is to cook mouthwatering meals, without unhealthy meat and animal ingredients.
A creche will operate in a seperate room throughout the day, so please bring the kids! There will be a range of activities to keep them busy including facepainting, a Fruity Faces Food Workshop and a Popcorn Making workshop(see times below). Santa will also be putting in an appearance!
There will also be various stalls selling a wide variety of cruelty-free goodies including badges, stationery, cards, vegan cosmetics/toiletries, chocolate, books, clothing and lots more. Stalls include Realfood, Viva!, Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research and The Vegan Society. Leamington`s very own Gaia Wholefood Shop will have a stall selling a range of their products.
There will be a table with lots of literature you can take away, including recipe booklets, magazines, nutritional info, and loads of factsheets/leaflets detailing the many benefits of the veggie/vegan diets - ie healthier, helps stop environmental destruction, saves animals, prevents world hunger etc. Read more about the many benefits of the veggie/vegan diets here http://www.viva.org.uk/goingveggie/index.html
Alternative therapists will provide various treatments including shiatsu, crystal healing, holistic massage, reiki, indian head massage etc throughout the day.
12 Noon - STARTERS
Lime & coriander stars
Avocado with smoked tofu
1pm - MAIN COURSES
Mushroom & artichokes en croute
Smoked tofu medallions with shiitake & walnut stuffing
Cider glazed root veg with cranberries
2pm - DESSERT
Soft caramel blackcherry bombe with hot chocolate sauce
ALL DAY - CRECHE & FACEPAINTING
The creche will be open in a separate room throughout the event. Children will be supervised at all times by at least 2 people with childcare experience, allowing you to enjoy the event knowing they`re safe.
12 NOON - FRUITY FACES FOOD WORKSHOP
Taking place in the creche room, this workshop will give young children a chance to learn about, be creative with and eat various fruits.
2pm - POPCORN MAKING WORSHOP
Another fun worshop taking place in the creche room.
Similar events have already taken place during 2005 in Solihull, Coventry & Redditch. Click the following link to see full reports with photos http://www.redditchveggies.makessense.co.uk/articles/193.html
Leamington Veggies is only a small group, we can`t run this event on our own!! Many people from across the Midlands have already offered to help on the day, but we need more to make sure the event is a total success. People will be needed to hand out flyers/food outside the venue, help run stalls, serve food, wash up and lots more! Why not come along to enjoy the event and offer to help for a while - Even half an hour of your time on the day, will provide others with a well earned break! Please contact us on email@example.com or 07913 135480.
Bath Place is an excellent community facility providing disadvantaged locals with services, support and education. All under one roof, there`s a veggie cafe, cheap food co-op, creche, toddler group, IT facilities and lots more. Read more about them here http://www.bathplace.org/
A map showing the location of Bath Place Community Venture can be found here http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=CV31%203AQ
For loads more details, check out Leamington Veggies & Vegans new website http://www.leamingtonveggies.makessense.co.uk/index.html
We guarantee you won`t be disappointed!! With FREE FOOD and FREE ENTRY you can`t go wrong!!