WinterFest Schedule (26th November 2017)

TALKS / DEMOS / MUSIC / WORKSHOPS

 

KRAMER ROOM (Floor 1 Upstairs)

 

12pm: Using the 5 kosha layers of being as a compass to our time management

By looking at how we take care of our physical energetic, emotional, intellectual and blissful aspects of our self, we can make better use of our time.

 

Jen Mak is a time management coach at A Space For. She specialises in equipping people with tools to recognise that they do have time to act on their dreams. We all have the same 24 hours. We have the time, but we need to declutter all the shoulds and coulds that distract us from what is most important to us.

 

www.aspacefor.com

 

 

1pm:  10 Steps to Going Vegan by the Vegan Approach

Are you thinking about going vegan? Have you tried being vegan before but come across challenges? Are you a new vegan? We outline our 10 simple steps to start you on your vegan journey including what to buy, where to eat, and how to deal with family and friends.

 

www.theveganapproach.com

 

2pm: Vegan energy boosters: staying energised the natural way by Dominica Alicia Roszko from Vegerasta 

Sadly, many people in our culture still turn to excessive caffeine to boost their energy throughout the day which can often leave them feeling sluggish. Join Dominica Alicia Roszko an expert in living a different way as she talks about ways that people can stay energised, happy and healthy throughout the day with natural foods.

 

www.vegerasta.com

 

3pm: Veganism on the Map by Vegan Geezer

Exploring how veganism has become established within the mainstream, how it is viewed by others, and the different forms of advocacy/activism we are choosing to use and what can be strategically more effective

 

www.facebook.com/vegangeezer

 

4pm: Sleep & mental wellbeing by Yoga Ayurveda

 

Everyone knows that we need sleep but do we really know the impact of not sleeping?

How does sleep relate to mental wellbeing? How can smell create a condusive environment to sleep? Angga kara is an executive performance and mental wellbeing coach & Sophia is a Yoga teacher and Ayurvedic therapist. Come and listen to our journey of discovery which lead to creating Ayurpothecary and learn mini tools to help you to get your best sleep.

 

http://yogaayurveda.co.uk/

 

 

 

GRIMSHAW ROOM (Floor 1 Upstairs)

 

12pm: Fitness and Nutrition

Question and Answer session. Come and ask all your fitness / nutrition related questions to Vegan Personal Trainer Faith Cavalli

 

https://cavallionlinefitness.com

 

1pm: The realities of dairy with aa from Imperfectly Vegan

Dina Aherne, Animal Liberation Advocate, shall we giving a talk on the realities of the dairy & egg industry as well as debunking common myths associated with consuming dairy

 

https://www.facebook.com/ImperfectlyVgan/

 

2pm: The Save Movement and why it is important to bear witness with Dina Aherne from Imperfectly Vegan

 

https://www.facebook.com/ImperfectlyVgan/

 

3pm: Veganism is WIN, WIN, WIN – Win for the Animals, Win for the Planet, Win for our Health by Vegan Cyclist Mick Walker

To many of us, it is all too clear that raising billions of animals to provide us with food and other products makes no sense at any level. The cruel exploitation of the animals is entirely unacceptable, animal agriculture is the No 1 cause of environmental degradation and the human population is wracked with chronic diseases caused by the consumption of animal products.

In recent years, several documentaries have detailed the issues associated with animal agriculture and the consumption of animal products.

EARTHLINGS – our domination of other species of animals is shocking, unnecessarily exploitative and cruel.

COWSPIRACY – a huge amount of environmental degradation is down to animal agriculture.

FORKS OVER KNIVES – in America and many other parts of the world, humans are experiencing burgeoning levels of chronic conditions – coronary heart disease, cancers, obesity, diabetes etc. There is increasing evidence that all of these can be avoided and even reversed by a plant based diet.

More recently WHAT THE HEALTH has highlighted the incredible disregard for the link between what we eat and our health.

In other words, the future of mankind and our planet is in jeopardy if we continue to support animal agriculture by consuming meat, dairy and eggs and by using other animal products, such as leather.

The prospects would be much brighter if everyone was to adopt a VEGAN lifestyle.

In this talk, I will outline some of the evidence for this and explain why there can be no argument whatsoever against the urgent need for widespread veganism.

 

www.vegancyclist.co.uk

 

4pm: Undercover investigations

Claire Palmer, Viva! Campaigner, talks about Viva!’s undercover work and the organisation’s most recent investigations inside pig and chicken farms

 

www.viva.org.uk

 

 

SPARK ROOM (Floor 1 Upstairs)

 

12pm: Sea Shepherd UK

 

www.seashepherd.org.uk

 

1pm: Using the 5 kosha layers of being as a compass to our time management

By looking at how we take care of our physical energetic, emotional, intellectual and blissful aspects of our self, we can make better use of our time.

 

Jen Mak is a time management coach at A Space For. She specialises in equipping people with tools to recognise that they do have time to act on their dreams. We all have the same 24 hours. We have the time, but we need to declutter all the shoulds and coulds that distract us from what is most important to us.

 

www.aspacefor.com

 

2pm: Barefoot Bitless and Whipless A Vegan Approach to Horses by Jane Antcliff

Pendal Spring our beloved horse has been the guide, teacher and mentor on this incredible journey between human and horse to veganism. This book is shocking in it’s honesty but very inspiring. This book views the horse as sentient being and is the fore runner of a movement which is awakening all over the world as the new breed of horse guardians are stirring up a revolution and kicking back against the cruelty and ignorance dominating the horse world.  It is estimated that by 2050 we will be living in a world containing 10 billion people and in an ideal utopia the author would like to see all animals released from domestication and slavery and given the right to reclaim their freedom and wildness. The truth is that this may not be possible … As the human population explodes and land resources become more depleted we must therefore progress forward to a world where all have equal rights and where there is no speciesism. Horses are the link to a better world because of their sensitivity and healing powers and this is the story of how one horse, Pendal Spring has started that journey towards liberation and a non-violent world.

 

www.barefootbitlesswhipless.bigcartel.com/product/barefoot-bitless-and-whipless-paperback-by-jane-antcliff-wilson

 

3pm – Doug Maw – From abattoir to animal advocacy. My journey & what I’ve learned

Doug started out his working life at 16 years old working in an abattoir. He has been vegan for over 21 years now and involved in animal activism for a long time. In this talk he explores his journey from the killing floor to taking part in and leading campaigns on animal rights issues. Come along to hear his journey & ask candid questions. He is willing to answer any questions, however difficult they may be

 

 

 

WATERMAN ROOM (Floor 1 Upstairs)

 

12pm: Poor Cow, Silly Cow, Sacred Cow by Kate Berridge

An exploratory talk on the sacred Mother energy in animals, the Earth and ourselves. Includes a loving vision for powerful global change

 

www.celticspiritualhealing.com

 

1pm: Should vegans go to zoos? By CAPS

In this talk we will explore why we campaign against zoos. There will be discussion around why zoos are often visited by those who care about animal issues.

 

www.captiveanimals.org

 

2pm: The Spiritual Significance of Ethical Veganism by Kate Berridge

This talk explores veganism as an ecologically vital, life-enhancing spiritual philosophy and includes a vision of humans as the loving Green Guardians of the Earth.

 

www.celticspiritualhealing.com

 

3pm: The Secret life of Tea – Health and alchemy by Attic Teas

Come and learn about the hidden benefits of drinking Chinese tea. Not only a powerful health tonic but it can offer emotional support and provide vital wisdom on the path to self discovery.

During the workshop we will look at the fundamentals for good health, sample the different teas and finish with a tea meditation.

 

www.attictea.com

 

4pm: Tales from a Vegan Animal Whisperer by Kate Berridge

An informative talk by Kate Berridge, Animal Whisperer and Healer for 46 years. Gain insight in how to communicate with animals

 

www.celticspiritualhealing.com

 

 

CORSON ROOM (Ground Floor) – YOGA ROOM

 

11am: Hips: open, release, find freedom by Adele Wills

 

www.adelewills.co.uk

 

12pm: Shakti (strength) Yoga with Katrina 

See you on the mat for fun and strengthening postures to promote stability of the core and shoulders. Explore Chaturanga ensuring precise alignment maintaining resilient shoulders and strong bodies! All abilities welcome!

 

www.facebook.com/katrinapageyoga/

 

1pm: Lemon Tree Yoga

Tis the season to be jolly….? Or maybe not so much of the jolly, maybe more of the worn out and exhausted. If the build up to the festive season is leaving you stressed out and tired, join me at 1pm for an hour of uplifting yoga. I will be mixing together some heart opening postures, backbends and a deep relaxation to boost your mood and energy levels, giving you some space to focus on the present moment rather than the present buying!

 

www.lemontreeyoga.co.uk

 

 

2pm: Yin Yoga: stay, be, go deep by Adele Wills

 

www.adelewills.co.uk

 

3pm: Yoga for Skiers, Snowboarders and Active Bodies with Bodhi Adventure

Be inspired by the mountains. Discover how to get strong for the winter season ahead and be in the moment for those tricky times when fear becomes overwhelming. Join us for some flowing movements and mindful pauses. Suitable for beginners to intermediates.

 

www.bodhi-adventure.co.uk

 

 

4pm: Yoga nidra: deep relaxation by Adele Wills

 

www.adelewills.co.uk

 

LIVE MUSIC – OUTDOORS

 

11am: Elle Francis

 

https://m.facebook.com/Elle-Music-1680888122214107/

 

 

12pm: The Three Amigos

World-famous ukulele masters bringing you the finest in pop, rock and punk awesomeness

 

www.facebook.com/thethreeamigosukulele

 

1pm: River Roots 

Conscious acoustic roots

 

https://www.facebook.com/riverrootsband

 

2pm: Souls 22:22

Acoustic band from Wakefield

 

www.facebook.com/Souls2222

 

3pm: Barbara Helen

Songs inspired by seeing the world through vegan eyes. ‘Every living thing has worth, we are all life on Earth, we are Earthlings’ – Barbara Helen

www.facebook.com/barbarahelenveganeyes

 

4pm: David Novan

David Novan is a ‘heavy pop’ singer/songwriter based in Essex/ East London, a long term vegan, noisy, energetic, lyrical, melodic, dark but uplifting

 

www.facebook.com/davidnovanmusic

 

 

MAIN STAGE – VICTORIA HALL (Ground Floor)

 

12pm: Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble

Christmas Carols

 

www.yorkshireclarinetensemble.co.uk

 

1pm: Acroyoga Live Performance

Acroyoga can best be described as an amalgamation of acrobatics, yoga and Thai massage. It is unlike any other yoga practice in that its primary focus is on bringing people together and creating genuine human connection in a world where people are otherwise becoming more and more detached from each other.

www.baseacroyoga.com

 

2pm: Christmas Themed Cookery Demo by Viva!

Have a Very Vegan Christmas with this delicious Christmas themed dish!

 

www.viva.org.uk

 

3pm: Plant Based Gains by Paul Kerton (Hench Herbivore)

Paul talks about his story, why what we’ve been told an athlete needs to eat is nonsense, the benefits of a plant strong diet and being on the set of upcoming multi-million dollar vegan documentary “The Game Changers”.

The talk will conclude with a Q&A session.

 

Paul talks about his story, why what we’ve been told an athlete needs to eat is nonsense, the benefits of a plant strong diet and being on the set of upcoming multi-million dollar vegan documentary “The Game Changers”. The talk will conclude with a Q&A session.

 

www.henchherbivore.com

 

4pm: Live Jazz Performance

 

A fun modern jazz performance group based at The Dance Studio Leeds. Suitable for beginners and improver level, come and learn some modern jazz routines with the opportunity and goal of performing at a variety of events throughout the year.

 

www.zoefrancesca.co.uk

 

 

OTHER

 

Hoola Hooping – Outdoors

www.sequinaquariumcircus.com

 

Face Painting – Children’s Room

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