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    Default VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012

    VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012


    WELCOME TO THE WORLD'S BIGGEST VEGAN EVENT.

    ADMISSION FREE TO THE PUBLIC.


    EVENT TIMES:

    FRIDAY 25TH 2PM - 8PM

    SATURDAY 26TH 11AM - 8PM

    SUNDAY 27TH 11AM - 8PM


    Location: The Amphitheatre and Waterfront Square Bristol.

    Get down to Bristol for a great day out or weekend of fun.

    Look forward to seeing everyone there.


    For more details:
    http://bristol.vegfest.co.uk/
    Last edited by Frank; Feb 24th, 2012 at 02:56 PM.

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    Default Re: VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012

    I wish I could afford to go to this

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    Default Re: VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012

    Hey Ch,

    Maybe see if you can get a group together and car share for the day?

    It's about three hours by car from Preston. Early start and fun and all that



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    I wish I could afford to go to this

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    Default Re: VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012

    Time to bump this thread.

    Here is some feedback from the recent Brighton Festival:

    ''Below are the results of the Visitors feedback forms that were filled in over the weekend, and we hope you find the data useful.

    Next year's show will be on March 16th & 17th 2013 ( TBC) and the website will be live for booking in early September

    We hope to see many of you in Bristol on May 25th - 27th 2012 - there's still some stall space available if you would like to come - see www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk for details

    Many thanks

    VegfestUK Team

    0117 3079872



    VegfestUK Brighton 2012 Feedback Forms (Visitors)





    Gender
    Male 40%

    Female 60%



    Age
    Under 16 3%

    16 – 25 24%

    26 – 40 30%

    41 – 55 17%

    55 + 12%



    Where do you live?

    Brighton and Hove 53%

    Surrounding area within 50 miles 11%

    London and South East 21%

    South West 7%

    Elsewhere 8%



    How did you find out about

    VegfestUK Brighton?

    Radio 5%

    Word of mouth 38%

    Social networking or website 26%

    Publication or advert 11%

    Poster or flyer 20%





    What was your favourite part of

    VegfestUK Brighton?

    Food 58%

    Shopping and Discounts 38%

    Music and Entertainment 5%

    Cookery Demos 4%

    Talks and Presentations 5%



    What is your current dietary status?

    Omnivore 25%

    Semi-vegetarian (may eat a bit of fish) 13%

    Strict vegetarian 17%

    Vegan 42%

    Raw Vegan (80% plus) 3%



    Having been to the festival, how likely

    are you to change your diet?

    Definitely 8%

    Very likely 5%

    Likely 14%

    Not sure 14%

    Unlikely 60%



    How likely are you to come back to

    VegfestUK again next year?

    Definitely 42%

    Very likely 33%

    Likely 16%

    Not sure 7%

    Unlikely 2%





    Nice to see lots of people planning on coming back next year (approx 4,500 people indicating likely, very likely or definite)- also good to see that quite a lot of people are thinking of changing their diet after visiting the show.(based on these figures, around 1400 people who came to the show are either likely, very likely or definitely going to change their diets). The amount of omnis and veggies visiting the show is very interesting too.



    Thanks

    VegfestUK Team''

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    An update on Bristol:


    ''Stalls are selling fast for Europe's biggest veggie event VegfestUK Bristol May 25th - 27th - The Main Marquee is sold out, the caterers pitches are full, and there is only limited space left in the Side Marquee, and only a few outdoor gazebo spots remaining. With admission FREE to the public, footfall of between 12,000 & 15,000 is anticipated at this three day veggie extravaganza, with over 120 stalls.

    The Bristol event follows the success of VegfestUK Brighton held last March 17th 18th - the Brighton event was a sell out and was attended by 5,500 people over two days, making it the second biggest veggie event in Europe for 2012!

    Highlights for Bristol include

    Headline performances from Finley Quaye, Neville Staple of The Specials, and Johnny Clarke meets Soothsayers + Talisman

    75 talks, presentations and cookery demos - slots still available

    Great Veggie Sausage & Burger competitions

    Ready Steady Chef competitions - Juniors & Masters

    Happy hour shopping discounts 4pm - 6pm Friday May 25th

    Cheese & Wine tasting sessions on Friday (vegan cheese of course)

    Kids area, Crazy Golf and all day entertainment with two stages playing acoustic/chill out music

    Animal Sanctuary with discounts for animal charities/organisations

    Comedy hour every day

    All our stall prices are listed here http://bristol.vegfest.co.uk/price-information , as well as our extensive marketing options which include

    Advertising in the event programme (15,000 free copies) - deadline April 20th - prices start at 95 + vat

    Sponsoring the event to maximise exposure for your business/organisation - packages from 256

    Advertising on our event website from 95 + Vat (every page)

    inserts in our ebulletin (10,000 subscribers) - 80 words + logo from 95 + vat

    Product donations to our tombola, raffle and goodybags - inclusion is free

    Booking is online as usual here http://bristol.vegfest.co.uk/book-a-stall

    Please contact the office on 0117 3079872 for more information about getting involved in this year's event!

    Thanks

    VegfestUK Team

    www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk''

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    Default Re: VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012

    I'm flying in from Istanbul with my sister, we'll first be visiting Bath & Stonehenge and than moving on to Bristol for the festival. I CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!! I have been dreaming (& saving!) of going for almost a year now!!!

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    I'm in Liverpool ...does anyone want to share a car?

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    Default Re: VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012

    I was just looking out of curiosity to see if there were any cheap hotel rooms about for this and found this little gem;

    http://www.oldcastlegreenbristol.co.uk/reviews/

    Read the reviews, especially the first one.
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    I could stay with friends

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    Default Re: VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012

    Quote Risker View Post
    I was just looking out of curiosity to see if there were any cheap hotel rooms about for this and found this little gem;
    http://www.oldcastlegreenbristol.co.uk/reviews/
    Read the reviews, especially the first one.

    This place is a doss house near me - used to have lots of photos up too of it looking swish, including of a lovely looking swimming pool outside! Gawd knows how long ago they were taken as its been a nightmare place since I've lived around here - 15+ years!!

    Hope the fair lives up to your expectations victoriangirl, that's quite a journey! There's plenty more to see in Bristol of course, I really like Cafe Kino and all the street art.
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    Default Re: VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012

    I want to go to this so badly but I can't afford the train fair and the coach would take too long. ); So gutted.

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    Default Re: VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012

    Quote Risker View Post
    I was just looking out of curiosity to see if there were any cheap hotel rooms about for this and found this little gem;

    http://www.oldcastlegreenbristol.co.uk/reviews/

    Read the reviews, especially the first one.
    Sounds wonderful.......not!

    I've booked the Travelodge in the sale a few months back and have a 10 train voucher to use (from when the messed up big time once) so my train from the Midlands should cost around 21 need the flexi ticket option as not sure what time I'll be able to escape from work yet. Looking forward to seeing people down there.

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    Default Re: VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012

    Yey, just booked my flight to come home for this. The first time I have been able to attend in a few years so really looking forward to it. The best vegan fayre ever and its in my hometown! Must remember to wear elasticated waist clothing to scoff everything in sight!!

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    Default Re: VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012

    Time for a final bump to this thread!

    See you all there.

    If anyone wants to meet up then drop me a line and i'll send you my mobile number.

    It's going to be a really nice summer weekend
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    I'm giving a talk on behalf of the Vegan Organic Network and showing a film about Vegan Organic (Stockfree) growing. Saturday 5 pm in Animal Sanctuary area
    and Sunday 4 pm in Campaigns and Lifestyle
    See you there?

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    With being very busy with house buying and work etc I thought I probably wouldn't be coming again this year.

    But having missed the last two, it being a lovely week with me being stuck in an office not enjoying the sun all week and not seeing some of you lot in a while, I decided at about midnight last night that Family-Frosty shall drive down today.

    Hopefully I'll find somewhere nearby to park. With me driving I won't be able to indulge in the pounding of high strength organic cider and end up in a fountain this year though.

    See you in about four hours!
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    I'm giving a talk on behalf of the Vegan Organic Network and showing a film about Vegan Organic (Stockfree) growing. Saturday 5 pm in Animal Sanctuary area
    and Sunday 4 pm in Campaigns and Lifestyle
    See you there?
    Hi Mzee.

    I Couldn't find your talk anywhere on Sunday.

    Did you still manage to go?
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    Default Re: VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012

    It was another great Bristol festival.

    The weather was brilliant and I hope it's as good next year.

    I thought Neville from the Specials and his crew were really good on the Friday.

    Nice meeting up with so many people too.
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    Default Re: VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012

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    Hi Mzee.

    I Couldn't find your talk anywhere on Sunday.

    Did you still manage to go?
    Hi Frank,
    Sorry you missed me. The meeting tents were near the entrance (just past the Portaloos!) On Sunday I was in Campaigns & Lifestle, at 4 pm, just after Viva. It was on all the posters - although not as 'Mzee', with my real name!http://www.veganforum.com/forums/att...4&d=1338412644

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    Default Re: VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012

    Hey Mzee,

    I got your message from the forum - and others - after I had left for Bristol on the Friday.

    Tried accessing things via my phone.

    I'd put you down for a cookery dem which explains why I missed you!

    Hopefully see you at a future event.
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    Default Re: VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012

    Thankyou to Tim, and Fred, and Yaoh, and to all involved in all the fayres over the years and for making a difference. Did I read somewhere that this year was the tenth? It doesn't seem that long ago that I was talking to Realfood Neil (RIP) in the Watershed. It's still the vegan fayre to me. I'm amazed and thankful you still do it. Respect.

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    Default Re: VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012

    I visited VegfestUK Bristol on the Friday whilst en route from Carmarthenshire to Norfolk, where I had booked a week's stay in self-catering accommodation at Hillside Animal & Shire Horse Sanctuary at West Runton. Left my car at Portway Park & Ride beforehand, and stayed overnight at the Severn View Travelodge (booked very early at special sale price of only 10.00!) before resuming my journey on the Saturday.

    This was my first visit to the Vegfest, and it was well worth a visit, not least of all for all the lovely vegan food, but there was one disappointing aspect. Apparently this was the first year that the event had been held over 3 days, but it was not advertised that many of the stallholders were only going to be there on the Saturday & Sunday, and consequently, many stall spaces were empty/unmanned on the Friday, including some I had hoped to visit. Unexpected bonus though, as one of the very first visitors, was the free "goodies" bag full of lovely vegan samples!

    I will definitely visit VegfestUK Bristol again, but next time, if it is held over 3 days, I will give the Friday a miss.

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