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London Vegan Festival

London Vegan Festival

August 17th 2014, 11am-8pm, Kensington Town Hall (London W8 7NX)


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The London Vegan Festival (formerly the National Vegan Festival) was first conceived in 1996 by a group of Vegan Society trustees working independently from the Society, the event being administered by CALF (Campaign against Leather & Fur).

The first festival, held at Conway Hall, proved to be an overwhelming success with over 1000 attendees. Due to other commitments, all but two members of the original organising team followed in its success to organise a second festival, this time held at the Camden Centre, near Euston. With the necessary experience behind them the organisers put together an event which included live music, speakers, stalls, food & drink, introducing raw foodism, massage and healing into the mix. The numbers attending exceeded the original festival, and so the birth of an entirely new type of vegan event was established.


Several festivals followed, until in 2004 when the name of the event changed to the now familiar London Vegan Festival. This was done in recognition of the amount of regional vegan festivals now springing up nationally. The year 2004 also saw a change of venue from relatively smaller spaces to Kensington Town Hall. This venue covers three floors, offers a number of committee rooms for speakers, a separate hall for entertainment and is more user friendly. Also, we offer space to relatively unknown performers, and the younger attendees always have something to keep them occupied!

At this year's festival our caterers are

- raw food specialists Rainforest Creations;

- Shambhu's,

- Fairfoods,

- Rupert's Street and

- the ever popular Veggies!


With speakers covering numerous issues from vivisection to anarchism/animal liberation, 100 stalls, great vegan food and drink, Vegan Nutrition and a Meditaiton workshop, entertainment and more, there will be something for everyone, whether they are vegan, vegetarian, meat-eaters - all are welcome!


This superb event is organised by Robin and Alison Lane from CALF, and sponsored by VegfestUK, Shambhu's Caterers and Animal Aid

For up to date festival information please visit our website at :

We would like to offer special thanks to Vegan Tuck Box (  for their invaluable help over the years!


Pictures from the 2011 event


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