Press Release - 16/8/12
Crowds set to Flock to Huge Vegan Extravaganza
One of the biggest vegan festivals in the world returns to Wolverhampton on Saturday 27th October 2012 and looks set to dwarf last year's event!!
It's the 5th year of the festival, and due to increasing popularity, the event will take over the entire Wolves Civic venue for the first time, filling both of the massive Civic and Wulfrun Halls.
The festival will showcase the very best in veganism and features an array of exciting attractions. Visitors can expect to find over 100 stalls, mouth-watering cookery demos all day, 20 inspiring talks, an action-packed line-up of live entertainment from start to finish, a licensed all vegan bar, kids activities, competitions, an after party and so much more!!
The festival has been organised by voluntary group Midlands Vegan Campaigns(MVC). 
Kevin White, MVC founder & main event coordinator said, "The festival will offer all you need for healthy, cruelty-free, eco-friendly living. Festival-goers don't have to be veggie or vegan to attend, all are welcome! Last year, half of our 1,700 visitors were non-vegans! We encourage everyone to come and discover why people are increasingly adopting a vegan lifestyle". 
There'll be free food samples galore and a wide variety of hot & cold food on sale, provided by popular vegan caterers from as far away as Manchester, London & Devon. Kevin White says "the fantastic feast will demonstrate how delicious, appetising and varied vegan cuisine has become. We promise to tempt the taste buds of even the most committed carnivores!!".
Stalls will offer a vast range of items, including cosmetics & toiletries, chocolate & sweets, footwear & clothing, cakes, healthfood, recipe books, gifts etc. Many campaigning organisations & sanctuaries will raise awareness & funds for their work.
The Cookery demos will have various themes, including quick & easy meals; vegan & gluten-free baking; and Indian meals. All attendees can tuck in to the delicious results and take home recipes.
There will be 3 talk rooms, each with a full programme of speakers, films, workshops etc. Talks will focus on a diverse range of issues including going vegan, animal politics, vegan nutrition, saving wildlife through direct action, raw living food diets and the environmental cost of meat/dairy.
A dedicated entertainment room/bar will feature a range of performers throughout the day, including live bands, performance poets, comedians & acoustic musicians.
The first 200 people through the door, will be treated to FREE goodie bags which will be packed full of cosmetic samples, sweets, discount vouchers and lots more!
There'll also be a push-up contest; speed meeting session; fitness challenge on a rowing machine; grand raffle with £1,000 worth of prizes; yoga session and more!
Kevin White continued, "Whether you want to try a new pair of non-leather shoes before you buy them, gorge yourself on the fantastic animal-friendly feast, learn how to be a healthy vegan, buy cruelty-free gifts for Xmas or chill out with friends enjoying the finest organic, vegan beer whilst listening to some great performers - you can do it all at the West Midlands Vegan Festival."
"People who choose not to eat animal products do so for a whole range of reasons, not the least being that a varied vegan diet lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers and increases life expectancy. It also eliminates suffering and saves the lives of thousands of animals as well as being a lot kinder to the planet. Vegan food is not only nutritious but it's delicious too, as everyone visiting the festival will discover."
The festival is taking place at the Wolves Civic between 11am and 6pm. Admission is just £1, under 16's get in for free. The admission price entitles visitors to attend all the talks, cookery demos and entertainment.
Anyone seeking more information can find full details, including the programme for the day and a list of all the stallholders, on the festival website www.midlandsveganfestival.org.uk or by calling 01527 458395.
Notes for Editors
1. Midlands Vegan Campaigns is a small group of volunteers, committed to promoting healthy, cruelty-free, eco-friendly plant based diets/lifestyles across the West Midlands region. See the MVC website www.veganmidlands.org.uk and the festival website www.midlandsveganfestival.org.uk
2. Kevin White can be contacted on 01527 458395 or 07758 106395 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Midlands Vegan Campaigns