April 2009 BULLETIN
Bristol Vegan Fayre May 30th and 31st 2009
Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll – It’s the Blockheads!!
Hit me with your rhythm stick, je t’adore, ich lieberdich! Hit Me, Hit Me, Hit Me!
Ian Dury’s band the Blockheads headline The BVF09!!!
Tickets are on sale now!!
Original punk legends The Blockheads, complete with the original line up minus the late great Ian, come to Bristol to celebrate 30 years of top ten hits – including all original material from ‘New Boots and Panties’ as well as their brand new album ‘Staring Down The Barrel’ out now! Roll back the years with stunners like Plaistow Patricia, What a Waste, Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3, Sweet Gene Vincent, Wake up and make Love with Me and There aint half Been Some Clever Bastards. Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brighton Vegan Fayre – Its Been Emotional
The first ever Brighton Vegan Fayre sees several thousand and reported record takings for many stallholders! But also a huge deficit for the organisers…Big thanks especially to Le Gob, Pete and the Brighton Centre for all their efforts – and of course the Yaoh team. Big shout out to all who came and yes the caterers were dreadful but hey, shit happens, they’ll be a thousand times better at Bristol!!
Off The Hoof – Buy Issue 2 and get Issue 1 Free!!
Offer runs until the end of April – before the much heralded and hugely anticipated Issue 3 hits the streets first week of May! Issue 2 covers an excellent report into Greyhound Racing as well as an investigation into palm Oil. A must have read for the 21st century and shortly available from selected Borders as well as health food shops and online from here!
Vegan Environmental Awards – votes are hotting up
The voting for the 09 awards reaches the half way stage and approaches the business end of the season. Keep up to date with how things are shaping up by clicking here.
You can vote up until May 30th so keep ‘em rolling in! Vote here:
Brighton Vegan Products Showcase – Winners Announced
Maya Van Doll from SohoDolls, Posh Eddy from Off The Hoof and beer swilling football hooligan come vegan cartoon superhero Wonderpig combine to judge the best entries at Brighton – and the winners are – Best Vegan Food Product, Fry’s Chicken Burgers – Best Vegan Non Food Product, Neon Collectives Groove Booties – Best Vegan Project, Safer Medicines Campaign – Best Dressed Campaign Stall, Seal Protection Action Group. Well done to everyone and thanks to our celebrity judges!!
Yaoh Sunblock –Better than it says on the Label!
The Yaoh SPF 15 and 30 have been recently tested for their strength – and they both come out a point higher than claimed!! This is virtually unique with sunblock – most ‘leading’ brands are nowhere near their claims. Yaoh SPF 15 is actually 15.7, and the SPF 30 is in fact 31. And they both reach a ‘4 star’ UVA protection which is excellent. Yaoh sunblock – possibly the best SPF protection in the world. Not that we’re modest or anything. Only £9.95 for a 240ml bottle – excellent value for the whole family if we ever get any sun
Big Up the latest Bristol Vegan Fayre sponsors, including Community foods, Shakeaway and Vitamix! Absolute darlings, muchos gracias senors and senoritas!! To read about all our beautiful sponsors for Bristol – click here
And whilst on the subject, huge and heartfelt thanks to all our Brighton sponsors, you won’t be forgotten
Yaoh’s Timbo hits the Front Page of the Bristol Evening Post
This’ll make you laugh – Timbo is completely misquoted on the front page of the Bristol Evening Post as he raises concern about a council plan to farm beef cattle on land in central Bristol. Click here to read the article.
Incredible Veggie Show April 09
Large veggie show in London with celebrity cookery demos and lots of shopping and information – http://www.viva.org.uk/roadshows09/veggieshow.html
National Rally for Animal in Laboratories, London Saturday 25 April 09
To mark World Day for Laboratory Animals, campaigners from all over the UK and beyond will be gathering in London on April 25 to call for an end to animal experiments. This is just one day after the official date of 24 April, a UN recognized day to remember animals who suffer and die in laboratories all over the world.
Following a march from Hyde Park through the centre of London, where we intend to take the anti-vivisection message to large numbers of shoppers, tourists and residents, we will hold a rally at Parliament to protest against the government’s pro-vivisection policies.
For more details e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wdail.org
Veggie Pride UK May 16th 09 – Birmingham
A celebration of vegetarian and vegan diets/lifestyles. It`s an opportunity for everyone following these lifestyles to come together for a fun, carnival style event whilst also raising awareness of the many benefits.
Veggie Pride UK will consist of a festival with food, stalls, live stage entertainment etc and a colourful, vibrant procession with local steel band, samba band, super hero/vegetable costumes, banners, flags etc.
The event website is currently being built www.veggiepride.org.uk
Bristol Vegan Fayre May 09
Confirmed for May 30th and 31st 09, this huge 2 day outdoor extravaganza remains the biggest event on the vegan calendar – see www.veganfayre.co.uk for the 2009 show – Horace Andy and Dub Asante, Macka B, The King Blues and SohoDolls all confirmed! Plus loads more to come