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New Vegan / Student Talks

12pm – 10 Steps to Going Vegan by the Vegan Approach

Are you thinking about going vegan? Have you tried being vegan before but come across some challenges? Are you a new vegan? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then please join us at our workshop. During the workshops 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. We will also answer any questions you have about going vegan.

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Health and Nutrition / Environmental Talks

12pm – Hydroponics & Micro Greens – Let’s Get Growing! by Growing Better

Growing Better is a social enterprise urban farm supporting people with mental health challenges. This year we will growing micro greens hydroponically in a shipping container. Our presentation will be mainly educational – how to build simple, very low cost hydroponic systems and grow micro greens at home; the nutritional benefits of micro greens and how to make healthy tasty drinks from micro greens

1pm – Health Benefits of a Whole Food Plant Based Diet by Vegan Cyclist Mick Walker

It is entirely unacceptable for humans to exploit animals in any way whatsoever – whether for food, other products, such as leather, or for entertainment.

The idea of not eating meat is nothing new – Pythagoras was an early advocate of a plant-based diet – but so many of us were brought up to believe that the maintenance of health and fitness can only be achieved on a diet based around animal protein.

We now have incontrovertible evidence that this is entirely incorrect – indeed it is becoming clear that the healthiest of diets is a Whole Food Plant Based Diet.

This means a diet based 100% on plants – and they should be consumed in a form that is as close as possible to how they were grown and harvested. It should include little, if any processed or refined products – for example, no added sugar or oil.

In this talk, I will outline some of the evidence for this and look at some top athletes who live on a plant based diet.

I will also explain exactly what should be included in such a diet on a daily basis.

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Yoga Classes

12pm – Vitalising Vinyasa Yoga by Naomi Chavasse

This workshop will be focused on poses and sequences that will energise you and get your heart pumping. After lots of fun and flowing we will take the pace a little slower and finish with a relaxation to harvest all the energy we have built leaving us refreshed and revitalised. All levels welcome, from complete beginners through to seasoned yogis. Expect to stretch, strengthen and most of all have fun.

2pm – Detoxing Twists by Naomi Chavasse

In this workshop we will be working on poses that detox and cleanse the body by stimulating, massaging and oxygenating muscles and organs within the body. We’ll be twisting and turning our way through the class incorporating all forms of poses from balances to seated postures. All levels welcome, there will be something for everyone.

3pm – Laughter Yoga session

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Cookery Demos

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Viva! Talks

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Animal Welfare and Education Talks

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3pm – Positively vegan for life by Maggie Lister, Vegetarian for Life

Veganism is a key part of a considered and compassionate lifestyle. This talk will empower you to speak about veganism positively to friends and family, answering even the most awkward of questions with ease. Also find out what you can do to support the entire vegan community, especially those in vulnerable positions such as supported living and hospitals. Delivered by charity VfL’s Roving Chef.

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Other

2pm – Laughter Yoga flashmob

4pm – Speed Dating – Come and join our informal speed dating session to meet great like minded vegans!