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    Bristol Vegan Fayre 2008

    The dates for next years fayre are Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June.

    Plenty of notice to allow people to plan ahead (this includes AlisonT!)

    We had a fantastic weekend there last year - so let's make this one even better.

    Further announcements to follow as soon as they become available.
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    Oh no why why why is it the 31st May its my dads 70th and my friends wedding that day where i have a big role and couldnt miss, its always been 1st weekend in June around the 7th/8th, shame its moved.

    Do excuse me moaning but every vegan event seems to clash with family events at the mo and Bristol is my fave event i love it soooo much so am well miffed il be missing it all and the chance to catch up with everyone.
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    Alison - I can't believe that!!!!

    I did actually post in the meet-up area but a moderator moved it somewhere else - probably because I had not at that stage put the meet-up info on.

    I stated in it that surely it was far enough ahead for you to come along.

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    Default Re: Vegan Bristol

    It is a shame it's moved, I enjoyed staying at the same campsite as the morris dancer convention last year.

    Still, will most likely be there

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    LOL Frank I think i wont put my name to any meet ups in the hope that i might not get jinxed and atcually be able to get to one, no family events usually happen in August so i might get to London next year

    You watch that will prob get moved to Sept when i cant get time off due to it being my busy month with students starting...........

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    Default Re: Bristol Vegan Fayre 2008

    The move of date is not the organisers fault or choice. Bristol City Council planned something else on the site for the date we had in mind.
    Alison, I'm sure no one would mind if you suggested a move of birthday party and wedding to the event! Or just come down for the Sunday.

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    Id love to go Sunday Cookey but the weddings til late on the Sat and the celebration for my dads 70th will be on the Sunday (id never get there on Sun by train anyway) Id not want to miss any of the wedding weve been friends since school and im a sort of organiser type person (did not like the phrase maid of honour)

    Will be missing this one im afraid shame as id got a few friends interested and they will all be at the wedding too

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    That's such a shame Ali - maybe we can set up some sort of vegan video link!?

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    Default Re: Bristol Vegan Fayre 2008

    As the Bristol fayre is so popular and can warrant 2 days, perhaps there would be scope for another fayre in the South West as well? Bath anyone? Or if that's too close to Bristol, how about Yeovil or Exeter? Or a fayre that moves between smaller towns each year to get publicity for veganism for people who never normally hear of it?

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    Just wanted to say...........I totally agree.
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    Default Re: Bristol Vegan Fayre 2008

    Can anyone please recommend somewhere good to stay (hotel etc..) that's nearby (ish)
    I'm trying to get myself organised well in advance this time so that I definitely make it !!

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    Default Re: Vegan Bristol

    Quote alisont View Post
    . . . no family events usually happen in August so i might get to London next year

    You watch that will prob get moved to Sept when i cant get time off due to it being my busy month with students starting...........
    Oh no alisont - it is on 7th September next year.
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    i'm very happy that the festival is when it is! i go to bath uni and finish on the 30th, so i don't have to stay an extra week in order to go to the festival. to those of you who have been before, what can i expect there? and where abouts is it in bristol?

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    I'm pretty sure I'll manage to make this. I'll just have been paid as well
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    i really wish i lived closer.
    stupid ocean is in the way.

    i've never been to any vegan fayre/fair or meet-up of any sort.
    makes me mad. (grr!)
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    OK, I'm thinking that I need to get to this one, and not just as a day trip. It sounds like such an amazing weekend, and I want to get the chance to put faces to all these names!

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    I'll be there! After the Birmingham Fair I can't miss the famous Bristol one! I'll ask a friend of mine to come up from Southampton as she's finding it a bit of a vegan desert there.
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    She's not wrong. If anyone has any plans to start up a veg*n restaurant, Southampton is in desperate need!

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    Default Re: Bristol Vegan Fayre 2008

    What happens in the evening bit of Sat night at Bristol Vegan fayre - is there drinking and dancing????

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    YESSSSSS!!!!



    Actually we organised a meal for the evening last year - I think there was about 30 of us and we were joined by some of the guys from the Vegan Society.

    Then some went for drinkies after the meal.
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    what kind of drinks are suitable for vegans in the average pub? is it just spirits?

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    No - there's quite a bit actually.

    There is an in-depth thread somewhere that lists them.
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    Default Re: Bristol Vegan Fayre 2008

    Try here for vegan beers/ciders etc:

    http://veganforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105
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    Voting is up and running for the 2008 Yaoh environmental awards, go along and vote! You can win stuff too!

    http://www.bristolveganfayre.co.uk/vote/

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    Not having been to such an event before, what's it like?

    Is it worth schlepping up from London bringing a non vegan spouse?
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    Oh most certainly YES! Last year, the Saturday was more exhibition-y -with some excellent talks and demonstrations as well as the millions of stalls. We spent most of the day barelling from one foodie stall to another... and it was baking hot too, so a really lovely day out. The Sunday was more of a festival-y vibe - particularly later on when the bands started playing on the big stage.

    I didn't make it to the meet-up last year, as we couldn't find anyone to dog sit for the day - I'd love to this year, though.

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    31st May!
    That's slap bang in the middle of my GCSE's!

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    The perfect time to have a day off from revision then!

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    I have entered into tentative negotiations with SWMBO and it looks like I might just get way with it.

    I have based my pitch on making a weekend of it so we could do something 'normal' on the Sunday.

    I guess the next question is what about finding vegan friendly accommodation?
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    This link may help http://www.bristol.vegangroup.co.uk/...tml#Bishopston

    I think a lot of people choose locality and cheepness over vegan/vegetarian ness as there is bags of food on site at the fayre and lots of local fooderies serving vegan food. YHA is literally just across the water from the fayre and v affordable.

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    I will DEFINATELY be in attendance!!! I went to last years and it was my first ever vegan event and i loved it! I stayed in a travel lodge in the city centre, about 10 minutes walk from the fayre. Ahhh the weather last year was BEAUTIFUL i felt like i was on holiday, I hope it is the same this year!

    I imagine i will be staying over on the friday and the saturday night this year, I really want to stay on the Sunday night too but 99% sure that I wont be able to get the Monday off work mehhh!!!

    Oohhhh it'll be brilliant though! Excited

    And you southerners have no excuse not to be there! I've got a 3 hour drive / possibly even longer train ride to get down there!

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    I still cant believe its the same weekend as my friends wedding and my dads 70th so il miss it all

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    Quote ~*Sarah*~ View Post
    I imagine i will be staying over on the friday and the saturday night this year, I really want to stay on the Sunday night too but 99% sure that I wont be able to get the Monday off work mehhh!!!
    Book it off now - or do a sickie...................
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    [quote=~*Sarah*~;418950]I will DEFINATELY be in attendance!!! I went to last years and it was my first ever vegan event and i loved it! I stayed in a travel lodge in the city centre, about 10 minutes walk from the fayre. Ahhh the weather last year was BEAUTIFUL i felt like i was on holiday, I hope it is the same this year!quote]

    which travelodge did you stay in? i've had a look, but there are 3 in bristol (central, cribbs causeway and another i can't remember) i want the one that's closest to the fayre
    p.s. i'm majorly happy with the dates - it's like the day after i finish uni - perfect timing!

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    ^ It'll be way cheaper for you to go on the train from Bath if you book in advance.

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    [quote=JC;418981]
    Quote ~*Sarah*~ View Post
    I will DEFINATELY be in attendance!!! I went to last years and it was my first ever vegan event and i loved it! I stayed in a travel lodge in the city centre, about 10 minutes walk from the fayre. Ahhh the weather last year was BEAUTIFUL i felt like i was on holiday, I hope it is the same this year!quote]

    which travelodge did you stay in? i've had a look, but there are 3 in bristol (central, cribbs causeway and another i can't remember) i want the one that's closest to the fayre
    p.s. i'm majorly happy with the dates - it's like the day after i finish uni - perfect timing!


    i tell a lie,it was travel inn (premier inn) not travel lodge. best thing to do is put the post code of the fayre into the hotels website and it tells you the closest places

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    The perfect time to have a day off from revision then!
    Actually yeah!
    I'm in.

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    A meet-up thread has now been started for the festival:

    http://veganforum.com/forums/showthr...484#post419484
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    Excellent!

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    hehehe..a very happy vegcurry!!

    we are booked in here..think they got some rooms or err..a room left??

    http://www.thebase.vg/
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    woah that place looks really good, emmap!

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    Indeed.

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    That place does indeed look lush EP. Just to warn peeps that Fishponds is like FAR from town. But there is a direct bus there I which think which goes down Fishponds rd. The accomadation looks good enough to warrant the journey IMO.

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
    How can they do this to me???
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    Default Re: Bristol Vegan Fayre 2008

    That's okay - you can still go for the evening fun and all day Sunday
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    i'm so lucky i live in Bristol!
    last year was really amazing and i think this year will be even better.
    fingers crossed the weather will be just as great.
    anybody in two minds as to whether to go or not id say its definitely worth it.

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    do you have to pay to get in, or just to see the acts?

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    ahronli sed ah dunit so thid tek thuh cheyus graytuh offa mi nihbles

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    it says i don't have permission to see the page

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