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Cruelty-Free Xmas Fair, Sat 18 Dec in Kings Heath, Birmingham

Midlands Vegan Campaigns | 01.12.2010 15:38 | Animal Liberation | Climate Chaos | Health | Birmingham

On Saturday 18th December, the Cruelty-Free Xmas Fair in Kings Heath, Birmingham offers the chance to stock up on a wide range of cruelty-free products(list of 23 stalls below), watch mouthwatering cookery demos, enjoy fantastic vegan food including lots of free samples, listen to inspirational speakers (details below), relax with a free yoga session & much, much more...!!

Free entry, all welcome.

Please download, copy & distribute some leaflets (see below)
Please download, copy & distribute some leaflets (see below)

Cruelty-Free Xmas Fair 2009
Cruelty-Free Xmas Fair 2009

in Kings Heath

Sat 18th Dec ~ 10.30am - 4pm
All Saints Church Hall, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7RA.

A total of 23 stallholders, including local ethical companies, campaign groups & animal rescues, will sell a wide range of cruelty-free goodies just in time for Christmas! Items for sale on stalls will include chocolates, cosmetics, Xmas cards, cakes, soaps, local produce, campaign merchandise, health food, sweets, eco-friendly products, recipe books & lots more...!

Also free vegan food samples, raffles, tombolas, cookery demos/talks, holistic therapy, a vegan cafe & everything you need for a compassionate Christmas! All this and FREE can't go wrong!!

The event finishes off another fantastic year for Midlands Vegan Campaigns. We've staged several fairs throughout the year, our founder stood for parliament and won awards for vegan campaigning, our vegan festival in Wolverhampton attracted a record 1,500 visitors and was the biggest explicity vegan event in the UK this year and FINALLY we organised the UK Vegan Awards which were presented by a vegan TV celebrity at our festival!! WOW what a year it's been...please join us in Kings Heath to celebrate!!!


Please help to promote the event - download, copy and distribute the event leaflet

You can pledge to attend, discuss & promote the event on Facebook


The scrumptious vegan food & refreshments will be provided by Green Garden Cafe, a not-for-profit catering service and social enterprise based in Coventry. Any cafe profits will be split between Midlands Vegan Campaigns and Birmingham Hunt Sabs.


Start times will be added to our website shortly.

--> Simple Health and Wellbeing Ideas
- Lots of easy to follow tips and ideas to fit around busy lives. You'll learn about healthy eating, meditation, seed sprouting, yoga, detox, fasting, exercise, juice therapies & more! With Andy Wakeman a non-medical nutritionist and member of Birmingham Veggies & Vegans

--> Cookery Demo
How to add a healthy touch to your Xmas meal, with Birgit Kehrer of ChangeKitchen

--> Going Vegan
Starting with a brief introduction to some of the most pressing vegan issues to remind you why you should go vegan. Then, there'll be a look at some of the easy substitutes for things people usually miss when they go vegan, to help you ease into it. And finally, a question & answer session. With Rob Jackson, education officer for The Vegan Society This talk will support The Vegan Society's Vegan Pledge, a new initiative aimed at encouraging people to try veganism for a week, 14 days or 30 days!

--> Yoga Class
Simple principles and practices of yoga to support individual and social health and harmony, with Ganga Devi from the Birmingham branch of Yoga in Daily Life, see


The Chocolate Wendy House - Small Birmingham based company selling gorgeous cream eggs, truffles, orange segments & lots more, see

Brackencraft - Natural handmade soaps, bath bombs, moisturiser, lip balm & lots more, see

Hillfields Animal Sanctuary - Cake stall in aid of the sanctuary, home to nearly 300 animals, based in Blackwell near Bromsgrove, see

The One Earth Shop - Situated on Allison Street, Digbeth, this is the longest running purely vegan shop in the country and a range of their goodies will be on sale on this stall, see

Birmingham Hunt Sabs - Local group who take direct action in the countryside to save hunted wildlife, see

Yoga in Daily Life - Birmingham based centre which demonstrates simple principles and practices of yoga to support individual and social health and harmony, see

Cupcake Jo's - Delicious vegan cupcakes, hand made using fairtrade and organic ingredients wherever possible, see

Holistically You - Offers fully professional holistic massage therapies for stress, back pain etc, based in Redditch, see

Animal Protection Agency - Campaigns to stop the trade in wildlife for pets, see

Lakeside Ethical Treats - A small, new Redditch based initiative which sells natural, organic, fairtrade, local and vegan sweets and chocolates, see

Our Lizzy Cooking - Liz Hughes runs a range of vegetarian/vegan cookery courses at her home in Malvern, see

The Farm Animal Sanctuary - This was Britain's first ever farm animal sanctuary, located near Evesham, and is now home to over 500 animals, see

Turtle Bags - Based in Stouport, they sell a range of animal-friendly and eco-friendly bags, see

PAWING - Small Birmingham based animal rescue which also raises money for other animal charities, see

Mr Popples Chocolate - Delicious chocolate, handmade from raw cacao, see

League Against Cruel Sports - They work to expose and bring to an end the cruelty inflicted on animals in the name of sport, see

Happy Staffie Rescue - Xmas & greetings cards sold in aid of this rescue based in Kidderminster, see

ChangeKitchen - ChangeKitchen is a not-for-profit community interest company based in Birmingham which provides catering for events across the region and beyond, see

Fat Fluffs Rabbit Rescue - A rabbit rescue and sanctuary based in Solihull, see

Green Man - Fresh wheatgrass stall

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - International non-profit, marine wildlife conservation society, see

Bishops Wood Swan Rescue - Based in Worcestershire, they rescue and care for many hundreds of sick & injured wild water birds every year.

Artisan Preserves - a fabulous array of specialist vegan goods, including their best-selling Luxury Vegan Mincemeat and a rather delicious Boxing Day Chutney, see


Watch out for event updates on our website
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