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Cruelty-Free Xmas Fair in Birmingham, Sat 17 Dec

Midlands Vegan Campaigns | 10.12.2011 23:51 | Animal Liberation | Ecology | Health | Birmingham

There's just one week to go until our fantastic Cruelty-Free Christmas Fair in Kings Heath, Birmingham! Please read on for details or see our website

Cruelty-Free Xmas Fair

Saturday 17th Dec, 10.30am - 4pm

All Saints Church Hall, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7RA

Stock up on lots of cruelty-free goodies! Items for sale on 20 stalls will include chocolates, cosmetics, Xmas cards, cakes, soaps, local produce, campaign merchandise, health food, sweets, eco-friendly products, recipe books & lots more...! (see stall list below) Also a feast of festive free vegan food samples (14 companies have donated lots of food, see list below), raffles, tombolas, cookery demos/talks (see schedule below), holistic therapy, a vegan cafe & everything you need for a compassionate Christmas! All this and FREE can't go wrong!!

Cookery Demos & Talks

11.30am - 12.15pm - Why Vegan & Going Vegan
A talk about veganism, the various reasons why people are increasingly adopting a vegan diet/lifestyle and lots of advice for anyone seeking to go vegan.
With Dean Bracher, member of Midlands Vegan Campaigns and Wolverhampton Vegans & Veggies

12.30pm - 1.15pm - Christmas Food to Savour!
Cookery demo with Dean Bracher.

1.30pm - 1.55pm - Green Meadow Animal Sanctuary
A talk about the work of this wonderful sanctuary near Wolverhampton, home to hundreds of sheep, horses, goats, rabbits, chickens etc.
With Daphne Wain, founder of Green Meadow Animal Sanctuary

2pm - 2.50pm - Raw Xmas Dishes to Delight!
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 to your Xmas dinner table! With Rachael Xarri.

3pm - 4pm - Christmas Food to Savour!
Another cookery demo with Dean Bracher.


Moseley Vegans - A FREE vegan food sample stall run by this group for vegans and the vegan curious in and around Moseley, see

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

Lakeside Ethical Treats - A vast array of chocolate, sweets & snacks incl advent calendars, choc Santas, gift boxes, marshmallows, cinder toffee, vegan 'Mars', 'Snickers', 'Milky Way', savoury snacks etc, all sold in aid of the event organisers, Midlands Vegan Campaigns, see

Animal Freedom - A not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the abolition of nonhuman animal slavery and exploitation, and the recognition of their equal rights and freedom, see

Tasker's Takeaways - Authentic takeaway vegan food supplied frozen for your freezer, see

Ethical Pets - Ethical pet store selling everything your pet needs from bowls and food to leads & toys, see

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

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

Solihull Animal Aid - Dedicated to campaigning against all types of animal abuse, see

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

SOS for Serbian Animals - Cake stall in aid of the charity. Serbia is a country that has gone through the turmoil of war and unrest and still has a very long way to go. What suffers most in a country like this is the animal population, 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

Birmingham Vegetarians & Vegans (BVV) - Local information, newsletters, advice etc from this social & support group, see

Birmingham Green Party - The only parliamentary party committed to forwarding animal rights & encouraging plant based diets, see

Green Meadow Animal Sanctuary - This sanctuary near Wolverhampton provides a safe haven, and the chance of a new life, for animals rescued from slaughter, abandonment or neglect, 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

Free Vegan Food Samples

Many thanks to the following companies for very generous donations of their products which will be available to sample on a free food table, which will be run by Moseley Vegans.

Beanie's Health Foods, Bute Island Foods, Geeta's Foods, Kara Dairy Free, Meridian Foods, Montezuma's, Nairn's Oatcakes, Natural Balance Foods, Provamel, Soyfoods, The Organic Seed & Bean Company, Vegus Juices, Vegusto, Venture Foods.

Event Promotion

Please help to promote the event on Facebook and download a leaflet and poster to distribute/display.

Further details on our website here

We hope to see you there! If you can't attend, there's still time to order gifts, stocking fillers & other goodies from our own fundraising shop which will be dispatching your orders first class right up till Christmas!

We wish you a Merry & Peaceful Christmas.

Best wishes,

Midlands Vegan Campaigns
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  1. Even at Christmas ? — Yuk !