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6,000 people visit the Bristol Vegan Fayre

An estimated six thousand people descended on the L Shed for the world's biggest vegan event,
The Bristol Vegan Fayre.

The show was organised by Bristol hemp firm Yaoh, and was sponsored by Essential, Health Unlimited, Earthbound, Wild Oats, Beanies, Redwoods, Plamil and the Vegan Society.

Over 100 stalls, 30 speakers and entertainers provided vegan products and information throughout the day.

Highlights include the vegan Shoulderpress competition, organised by the Vegan Bodybuilders and sponsored by Redwood and Yaoh. The competition included both the girls and the boys, and was won by Kate Cooke and Michael Ros respectively.
  The Vegan Fashion show gave visitors an insight into some of the beautiful cruelty free footwear and accessories
available today.

And Julie from Yaoh did a most amazing demonstration live on stage on How to make a vegan Blackcurrant Tofu Cheesecake. The 'here's one I made earlier' bit went down very well indeed, especially with the Kids.

The Bristol Vegan Fayre is essentially a fun family day out, more of a party than anything else. Entrance was free to the public, and many made full use of the excellent talks room, which included speakers form the Bristol Cancer Help Centre and Vegfam, who were our special guests.
There was a big emphasis on vegan sports nutrition, with a talk from both the Veganbodybuilders and Gareth Zeal, former nutritional advisor to a number of premiership football clubs.

Also, a live demonstration on stage from James Southwood, who is a UK Kickboxing champion.
Live music took the form of an appearance from local group Bigfoot, who supplied an eclectic selection of live folk, Celtic and country. Meanwhile Dj's dropped tunes through the PA all day long, both inside and outside.
And to round off the event, the worlds first ever vegan Custard Pie fight, sponsored by Marigold, which saw a number of brave souls (including the organiser) cover themselves and each other in vegan cream.
Later on, after the show, the Vegan Society presented their national 2005 vegan awards, which saw two Bristol firms win: Wild Oats, a wholefood store on the Lower Redland road was voted best UK retailer, and Yaoh won the award for best environmentally friendly product.  
Mike Abrahams, from Wild Oats and a partner in the business said that this was a wonderful acknowledgement of his team who have worked constantly to provide an increasing range of the best quality products and information for those interested in developing a vegan lifestyle whether for ethical or health reasons.  

Tim from Yaoh, who received the award for their hemp seed milkmaker, said:
'Yaoh has been at the forefront of the growth of the vegan lifestyle in Bristol, what with organising the Bristol Vegan Fayre for the 3 rd time now, and having published 3 editions of A Vegan Guide To Bristol. It is fantastic to be recognised for our achievements and an honour indeed to win an award, but really it is a reflection on the qualities of Bristol, from its brilliant people through to all the businesses and authorities that have supported the show. I don't think we could pull this off in any other town. Proud to be Bristol!

Next years fayre is scheduled for June 10th 2006.
For further information please contact Tim at Yaoh.

PO Box 333, Bristol, BS99, 1NF
Tel 0117 9239053


The Bristol Vegan Fayre sponsored by Yaoh