London Animal Free Festival - A New Vegan Festival


 

In 2016 a new vegan festival in London was organised by Farplace Animal Rescue. Stalls, comedy, talks and more. Called the London Animal Free Festiva, it took place at the Camden Centre, opposite Kings Cross St Pancras in Central London on Saturday 4th June 2016.
This was the London Animal Free Festival's website for several years.

Farplace Animal Rescue is a UK animal rescue that help specialist cases like FIV+ cats and has helped many such cases in need from across the UK including London. All the profits from the festival directly help animals.


The London Animal Free Festival has changed its name to the Greater London Vegan Festival whose current website is found at www.greaterlondonveganfestival.com/.

Venue Address
Camden Centre
Judd Street,
Kings Cross,
London,
WC1H 9JE
P: 020 7974 5633

 

The second London Animal Free Festival, a vegan festival organised by Farplace Animal Rescue, returns to the CAMDEN CENTRE, opposite Kings Cross St Pancras, on Sunday 30th October 2016 10.30-5pm. The event will feature many stalls, beer, food, talks galore

 



 

2016

Welcome to London Animal Free Festival LAFF

The London Animal Free Festival is a new vegan festival event for London taking place at the Camden Centre, opposite Kings Cross St Pancras in Central London on Saturday 4th June 2016. We look forward to welcoming you to the event.

Get involved

There are lots of ways to get involved in the festival - just use the simple form below and we will be in touch with you.

The Festival is organised by Farplace Animal Rescue. We are a UK animal rescue who help specialist cases like FIV+ cats and have helped many such cases in need from across the UK including London. All the profits from the festival will directly help animals.

The Event Programme

A huge selection of great stalls – food, campaigns, drinks, samples, toiletries, charities and much more – enjoy the stalls. Hot food and the bar are in the small hall. There are two large balconies for seating where you can relax with food and drink and watch the bands – please try not to make too much mess in the balconies.

Live music is playing on stage all day – we are very grateful to all our artists for their support.

11.00am to 11.30am The Chancers

11.50am to 12.20pm Kate Epps

12.40pm to 1.10pm White Dog

2.20pm to 2.50pm Jacqline Mossberg

3.10pm to 3.40pm Brady

3.45pm-4.30pm Eagertongue spoken word artist

 

PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITY FOR TALKS AND FILM ROOM

11-11.45 Colleen McDuling – Emotional Lives, Intelligence and Sentience of Animals

11.45-12.30 Divine Detox – Juliette’s Kitchen

12.30-1.15 Meditation: Finding a Deeper Meaning in Life – Dada Jyotirupananda

1.15-2 Farrah Rainfly - Cooking Demo, The simple Power of Food for Health from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

2-2.45 Ruth Hawe – Vegantopia – co-creating the future – asked re time

2.45-3.30 Rebuilding the Gut – Juliette’s Kitchen

3.30-5pm Cowspiracy Film

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organisations are too afraid to talk about it.
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

 



 

Our vegan events team are here to help you in advance and on the day of the events.

Farplace Vegan Events Office, 122 Station Road, Wallsend, NE28 8QS
Tel 0191 263 4736
Email festivals@farplace.org.uk

Vegan Events Team at Farplace Animal Rescue


This is our events team of Kerri, Gareth and Rachael

Kerri is our ever smiling energetic vegan events manager with a personality that wants you to have a great event every time. This Geordie lass with the big smile joined the Farplace team in 2016 and has exciting plans for our future events. Kerri promotes a healthy vegan lifestyle and has helped to establish Vegan Runners as the fastest-growing athletics club in the U.K. She is still very active in Vegan Runners both as a runner and chairperson. Always thinking of ways to improve the events, she will go the extra mile for every visitor, stall holder and sponsor. She is allergic to her spaniel so resigned to forever sneezing due to her new family member. She loves elephants and bears and she likes wine, pizza and Indian food. She watches action and cheesy films to unwind and always loves to laugh and have fun.

Gareth is co-founder and Chair of the Trustees of Farplace Animal Rescue and creator of all of the festivals, so you have him to blame for all the events. He shares his home with 150+ rescued animals needing new homes and 600+ board games, and is a proud ageing hippie and geek extraordinaire. He thinks ALL sci fi is amazing, from Star Trek to Lexx, Battlestar Galactica to Babylon 5. He has been vegan for 9 years for the animals and created the Talk To Me I’m Vegan Campaign. His favourite animal is the humpback whale and he loves vegan junk food FAR too much. Carcasonne and Small World are his favourite board games and Brass Castle beer is his favourite drink. Look for the loudest pair of trousers at a festival and that is usually Gareth. He thinks EVERY stall holder, sponsor, speaker, volunteer and visitor to all the festivals are amazing people because you all are.

Rachael is our amazingly organised Vegan Events Manager. Her talents lie in procedures and systems to get everything ship shape. Making sure every event is photographed and captured so that no sponsor or stall holder misses out on any chance for publicity. Her passion in conservation is demonstrated through her great campaign ideas for spreading the vegan message. Rachael has a busy social calendar to keep up with her energetic personality and love for dancing! After graduating in Biology from the University of Leeds she went on a 4 month solo backpacking trip around SE Asia. Her most amazing animal encounter was seeing a Tapir while trekking in Malaysian rainforest. If she could only eat one food for the rest of her life it would be mashed potatoes. In her spare time she enjoys karate, yoga and watching anime.

We are all there to help – catch any of us at any of the festivals and we will do everything we can to help you.

 



 

Vegan News

BOGOF and VIP tickets for October now on saleh2

July 13th, 2016

Buy one get one free and VIP tickets are now on sale for October 30th London Animal Free Festival. Both are strictly limited in availability and available at www.londonanimalfreefestival.com/tickets.html BOGOF tickets cost just £5 to admit two people to the festival

 

Hot food stalls now sold out for Octoberh2

July 13th, 2016

Hot food trader stalls are already sold out for October 30th for LAFF2. We still have room for non hot food stalls. Just email sophie@farplace.org.uk for more details.

 

Advance Tickets for 2016 sold outh2

May 31st, 2016

Advance tickets are now sold out for this Saturday. We have a generous amount of on-the-day tickets so do just turn up between 10.30 and 4.30 for on-the-day admission.

 

VIP tickets now sold outh2

May 25th, 2016

VIP tickets are now fully sold out. We are leaving the BOGOF offer until the end of the Bank Holiday weekend but from Tuesday only standard tickets will be available. Remember you can always turn up on the day for tickets.

 

Viva La Vegan and their ethical apparel and bags will be at LAFFh2

March 20th, 2016

Viva La Vegan is an upbeat, on trend vegan statement wear brand of apparel and accessories. Born from their love for animals, they want to positively promote veganism & do their bit for our planet while looking good.

 



 

PRESS RELEASE 2016

 

London Animal-Free Festival: Where Compassion Meets Indulgence

JUNE 6, 2016 by SASCHA CAMILLI
Vilda Magazine

Rows and rows of cakes graced one of the first tables that you’d spot upon entering Camden Town Hall this Saturday, each more mouth-watering than the next. Ripe cherries rested on beds of molten chocolate which in turn framed layers of soft sponge cake. Courtesy of Vegan Sweet Tooth, these masterpieces were just one of the many delicacies on show at London Animal-Free Festival, a new plant-based haven in the capital.

With numbers growing out of this world, the vegan takeover of the UK can no longer be ignored, and brands are tuning into the endless potential of plant-based customers. From cupcakes to makeup and cheese (I tallied up three cheese brands in the Town Hall, but there could have been more), there’s pretty much nothing you in 2016 that cannot be veganised. And London Animal-Free Festival is here to show us how.

Organised by Farplace Animal Rescue, who work with specialist cases such as FIV+ cats, London Animal-Free Festival has rounded up brands such as Chiaralascura, Bohemian Chic makeup, Miss Cupcake and All Glamour No Guts to create a one-day event that, just a few years ago, were unheard of. The sheer abundance of hot food (hot dogs! Burgers! Tofu and kale bowls!), desserts and apparel that vegans – and their veg-curious friends – could enjoy at the festival is a clear indicator of how far the movement has come.

Aside from having a taste of (well, stuffing your face with) all of the treats on offer, visitors to the festival can also enjoy talks and discussion as well as live music. There has always been a sense of community to veganism, and at the London Animal-Free Festival, it’s more tangible than ever.

London Animal-Free Festival is a beautiful celebration of the advances of the plant-based movement, the amazing variety of options on offer, and the endless possibilities we have to come together. It’s not news that London is a vegan paradise, but now more than ever there’s reason for compassionate consumers to hop on a train to the capital.

This post has sponsored content. All photos by David Camilli

 



 

PRESS RELEASE 2017

Greater London Vegan Festival

The Greater London Vegan Festival is the new name for the London Animal Free Festival. Our next event is at the Camden Centre, opposite Kings Cross St Pancras in Central London on Saturday 10th June 2017.

Farplace Animal Rescue

The Festival is organised by Farplace Animal Rescue. We are a UK animal rescue who help specialist cases like FIV+ cats and have helped many such cases in need from across the UK. All the profits from the festival will directly help animals.

 

A Farplace Animal Rescue charity event

The Festival is organised by Farplace Animal Rescue. We are a UK animal rescue who help specialist cases like FIV+ cats and have helped many such cases in need from across the UK. All the profits from the festival will directly help animals.

 

Welcome to The Greater London Vegan Festival (formerly the London Animal Free Festival)

The Greater London Vegan Festival is the new name for the London Animal Free Festival.

Our next event is at the Camden Centre, opposite Kings Cross St Pancras in Central London on Saturday 10th June 2017.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event.

 



EVENT PROGRAMME FOR THE GREATER LONDON VEGAN FESTIVAL on 10th June 2017

In the talks room at the back of the main hall in the talks and films room.

11:00AM-11:30AM – Hannah Wilcox
A talk abiut how you can make a difference as one person if you have faith in your beliefs and are willing to put yourself out there

11:45AM-12:45AM – Alex Lockwood – How to turn a man vegan in 45 minutes
While many of the biggest health problems and social factors affecting men’s lives can be significantly improved by moving to a plant-based diet. So it’s lucky that many more men are now seeing the benefits of a vegan lifestyle.

13:00PM-14:00PM – Dada – Meditation: Finding a deeper meaning in life

14:10PM-15:00PM – Dominica Roszko – Vegan energy boosters – a talk about ways that people can stay energised and happy with natural foods

15.30PM Film: Cowspiracy, The Sustainability Secret
A groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organisations are too afraid to talk about it.
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

 

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