This is a FREE event - come join the party!!
See you there!
10:00 Welcome by compere Rakhee Thakrar
Welcome to the first ever Veggie Pride in the UK!
10:10 - Deadmoney Duo - musicians
Folk, acoustic &celtic music by father & son team from Worcester
10:50 - Kate Fowler, Animal Aid
Campaigns against all animal abuse & promotes cruelty-free living
11:00 - Yasus Afari - Reggae Artiste
Conquering poverty, ignorance & injustice with positive vibrations
11:00 - Magic Show with Kristoff the Clown
Lots of fun & laughter for all ages at this magnificent magic show
11:20 - Belly Dancers
Watch the Birmingham Belly Dancers, and join in if you want!
11:50 - The Big 2 Minute Freeze
Spread out round the city centre & freeze at precisely 11.50am
12:00 - Juliet Gellatley, Viva!
Founder of Europe`s largest vegetarian campaigning organisation
12:00 - Sikh Warrior Demonstration
Awesome display of swordfighting & martial arts!
12:30 - Mama Matrix - band
Birmingham 5 piece band playing Balkan gypsy music
12:40 - Bloco Louco Samba Band
Dance to the infectious sound of Brazilian beats in Victoria Square
12:50 - Prepare & Line Up for the Carnival Procession
Get ready for the UK`s first ever parade celebrating & promoting veg*nism!
13:00 - Carnival Procession
Our vibrant & colourful parade led by Bloco Louco will last up to an hour
13:10 - Yasus Afari - Reggae Artiste
Deeply rooted in his Rastafarian beliefs - a Jamaican national treasure
13:20 - Belly dancers
Belly dance is fun and fantastic for fitness, join in if you want!
13:40 - Poetry, Lorraine Parker
The cruelty & injustice to animals through Radical welsh Poetry
14:00 - Welcome back
We hope you enjoyed the carnival procession!
14:10 - Kevin White, Midlands Vegan Campaigns
MVC`s founder will talk about the group & vegan campaigning
14:20 - Lorraine Parker, Animals Count
A political party to help create a better world for people & animals
14:30 - Yoga Demonstration
Cope better with the challenges of daily life - take up yoga!
14:40 - Best Costume/Banner Competition
Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes & banners
15:00 - 10 O'clock horses - band
Acoustic, folk rock music from a local Birmingham band
15:20 - The Big 2 Minute Freeze (see 11:50)
15:20 - Macka B - Reggae Artiste
Has a strong world wide following spanning many continents
15:30 - Magic Show with Kristoff the Clown (see 11:00)
15:30 - Martin the Livewire
Vegan hip hop raising awareness of the ills inflicted on our society
15:30 - Visit The Pitman Vegetarian Hotel Building
Meet at BVV stall. Walk to UKs first veggie hotel/health food shop
15:50 - Sue Baumgardt, Green Party
Social/environmental justice via campaigns, direct action, elections
16:00 - Alex Claridge, Vegan Society
Promote ways of living free from animal products
16:20 - Chris Butler - singer/guitarist
Protest folk singer - a poitically motivated songwriter from Derby
16:30 - Yoga Demonstration (see 14:30)
16:50 - Nitin Mehta, Young Indian Vegetarians
For a 21st century where humans finally make peace with animals
17:20 - Circadia - band
Brummie band who mould together electronics & live instruments
17:50 - Close - Goodbye