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Cruelty Free Xmas Fair in Kings Heath tomorrow

Midlands Vegan Campaigns | 17.12.2010 14:43 | Birmingham

Tomorrow at All Saints Church Hall in Kings Heath - Everything you need to enjoy a compassionate Christmas on 25 stalls, and cookery demos, talks, holistic therapy, vegan cafe, free vegan food samples and much more...!

Free entry, all welcome. 10.30am - 4pm

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.

Times are subject to change.

11am - 11.50am - 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!

12 noon - 12.50pm - Cookery Demo
How to add a healthy touch to your Xmas meal, with Birgit Kehrer of ChangeKitchen

1pm - 1.30pm - Labelling Clarity
Campaigning for clearer labelling on animal tested products, with Jenny.

2pm - 2.50pm - Raw Vegan Magic!
To prepare raw vegan food is fun, simple & great for your well-being. Your body, mind and soul will love it! Learn how to bring the radiant energy, superhealth and delicious tastes of raw vegan food into your daily life.
With Marketa Rozsypalova, Editor of the Tree of Life Holistic Health Magazine & Raw Food Expert

3pm - 3.50pm - 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


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

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

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

Northfield Eco Centre - Working with the community to find practical ways to live better and protect the environment, see

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

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Help us to celebrate an amazing year!

17.12.2010 15:41

2010 has been another amazing year for Midlands Vegan Campaigns (see below):

--> We've held info/food sample stalls at many events,

--> Given talks about vegan campaigning at several events,

--> Staged 2 Cruelty-Free Fairs (Easter & Summer),

--> Organised the third West Midlands Vegan Festival (the biggest yet attracting 1,500 visitors),

--> Our founder (Kevin White) stood for parliament & won 2 awards for vegan campaigning - West Midlands Top 50 Green Leader & the Vegetarian Society Veggie Achiever 2010),

--> Staged the UK Vegan Awards 2010 (which were announced & presented at our festival),

--> Organised coach transport to the first ever National March for Farmed Animals in London & MVC's founder gave a speech at the rally,

--> Finally, we launched our fundraising mobile tuck shop Lakeside Ethical Treats! (which will soon also sell online)

WOW WHAT A YEAR!! We simply couldn't do any of this without a strong team of committed volunteers & supporters, so thankyou to EVERYONE who has made all this possible!

Please join us to celebrate our achievements, whilst stocking up on ethical festive goodies & enjoying the finest vegan food, at our Cruelty Free Xmas Fair in Kings Heath this Saturday!

We very much hope to see you Saturday but if you can't make it we wish you a Merry, Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Midlands Vegan Campaigns
For the benefit of animals, people & the planet

MVC, PO Box 10202, Redditch, Worcs. B98 8YT
Tel: 01527 458395
Email: info at

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