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December 2008 BULLETIN

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BRIGHTON VEGAN FAYRE March 21st 2009
Vegan Products Showcase 2009 announced!

All exhibitors are invited to submit their best vegan products and services for entry in the Showcase. The 4 categories are:

  • Best Vegan Food Product
  • Best Vegan Non-Food Product
  • Best Vegan Project
  • Best Dressed Campaigns Stall

The winners of the 4 categories will each receive a certificate as well as a FREE PAGE ADVERT in Off the Hoof during 2009.

And in addition the winners of the Best Dressed Campaigns Stall will receive a £100 Cash prize!!!

Two Highly Commended in each category will win a FREE ¼ page advert in an upcoming issue of Off The Hoof.

Brighton Vegan Fayre

SPECIAL OFFER!

buy one get one free!!

Hemp Lip Balms
Yaoh are renowned for our fine quality hemp bodycare, and these moisturisers have been our best sellers for years now. Making an excellent choice for xmas and other presents, especially now they are on a fantastic Buy One Get One Free offer till the end of 2008 – whilst stocks last. Available from our webshop www.yaoh.co.uk/catalog

OFF THE HOOF

Off the Hoof - Out Now!!!

It’s estimated there are now over 30 million people in the UK who are regularly eating vegetarian and vegan foods and actively avoiding red meat. These conscious consumers are more likely to have secondary shopping preferences that include fair trade concerns, family health, animal welfare and concern over the environment. A new independent vegan magazine titled ‘Off the Hoof’ is targeting these consumers with an irreverent, idiosyncratic cross between The Big Issue, Private Eye and Nuts or Loaded magazine.

Editor Al Slurry, vegan pub landlord, from publishers Yaoh hemp products from Bristol said “Nuts would have been an excellent choice of name for our vegan title for a number of obvious reasons but someone else uses that already, I believe. ‘Off the Hoof’ was our first choice and we luvs it!”

Some surveys suggest there are over 7 million self declared vegetarians and it’s estimated that UK vegans are now in their millions.

There is currently no independent vegan magazine on the magazine racks and it’s anticipated that sales of this idiosyncratic title will soon blossom into a must-have-read.  “Most of the other veggie/vegan/ethical titles are published by charities. We don’t suffer from the same editorial constraints that they do!” says Al Slurry “The number of UK vegans is estimated to have rocketed into the millions this year. That’s our target audience - over 995,000 vegans and the millions of vegetarians too!”

The editorial team at ‘Off the Hoof’ have followed a typically award winning format for their ethical magazine. There is celebrity gossip about vegetarian and vegan celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Chrissie Hynde, Paul McCartney, Chris Martin, Oprah Winfrey and Victoria Beckham. There are the usual recipe features from award winning vegan chefs.  Off the Hoof have travel features, new product features and a dreadful jokes page which if nothing else should inspire a fruitful letters page in the next issue. A wide range of topics are covered from cross dressing to eating disorders.
Al Slurry responded “We take our responsibilities over the health of vegetarians and vegans very seriously that’s why we have recruited two leading clinical nutritionists to our long list of contributors. My pal Large Tone is a very good chef too, and he’s even published a vegan cookbook – so there. There’s nothing like healthier than average vegans to encourage more people to explore this lifestyle that’s kinder to people, animals and the environment.”

 “Our main objective was to have a lot of fun and keep our fingers crossed that what we found entertaining would amuse Joe Public too. We wrote it for grown ups that haven’t yet grown up but we think it will have a far greater appeal than just vegetarians -  it doesn’t preach – it’s more of a window on the world of veganism. It’s great for ethical voyeurs!”

Off the Hoof

Available from the Yaoh webshop: www.yaoh.co.uk/catalog
www.offthehoof.co.uk

Distributed by Yaoh, Essential Trading, Infinity, INK, Orangeburst, Amphora, Rainbow & The Dublin Hemp Company Ireland!

LATEST NEWS

Vegan Environmental Awards 08 presented at Xmas Without Cruelty

The winners of the 2008 Vegan Environmental Awards gathered at the Xmas Without Cruelty Event in London on Sunday Nov 30th to be presented with their awards for coming first in one of the 8 categories in the 08 awards. The awards run between January and May each year and anyone from across the globe can vote once a month for their fave vegan people, products, projects, publications and organisations that represent the best of the vegan lifestyle. Thousands of votes were cast, making these awards truly the Peoples Vote!
The Awards are Inspired by PeaPR, Sponsored by VeggieVision and Hosted by Yaoh...

Andrew Tyler from Animal Aid and Rosamund Raha form the Vegan Society unite to display their awards

 

The gorgeous Ros and Verity from the Vegan Society proudly display their award for Best Vegan Magazine

 

And the winners for the 2008 Vegan Environmental Awards are:

Best Vegan Entertainers

  1. Benjamin Zephaniah
  2. Rubber Ritchie
  3. Wonderpig

Best Vegan Publications

  1. The Vegan (Vegan Society)
  2. Outrage (Animal Aid)
  3. Viva!Life

Best Vegan Distributors

  1. Suma – Yorkshire
  2. Essential – Bristol
  3. Infinity – Brighton

Best Vegan Campaigners

  1. Andrew Tyler – Animal Aid
  2. Heather Mills
  3. Ingrid Newkirk – PETA

Best Dairy Alternatives

  1. Booja Booja Stuff In a Tub
  2. Bute Island Sheese
  3. Swedish Glace Ice Cream

Best Vegan Shows and Events

  1. Bristol Vegan Fayre
  2. Xmas Without Cruelty
  3. Incredible Veggie Roadshows

Best Vegan Local Campaigning/Social Group

  1. Bristol Vegans
  2. Campaign for Eco Veganism
  3. Scouseveg

Best Vegan Raw/Superfood Suppliers

  1. Yaoh
  2. Total Raw Food
  3. Raw Chocolate Company

For a full list of the results of the 8 Categories and 64 nominees, see http://www.bristolveganfayre.co.uk/results.html

Creative Kids and Robb Johnson confirm for Brighton

Creative Kids proved a huge hit at the Bristol Vegan Fayre 2008 and it would have been rude not to have invited them to Brighton – and we are thrilled to announce they will be present in full effect in the Kids Area on March 21st 09 at the Brighton Show, along with one of their UV dens as well as a display and workshops involving their Zambia Project, where they have been all winter bringing smiles and lots more to kids across Zambia.

Creative kids run workshops to encourage children and families to use their imaginations and engage with the environment that surrounds them. Activities are for 5-12yrs with an Ultra Violet Underwater den.

The dens offer children a unique experience inside a magical underwater world with fish, shipwrecks and sharks. There are pads, to jump on, which trigger sounds and different textured objects to be explored.

All Activities use UV reactive materials, which glow up inside the den. Including; puppets, mask making, face painting, hats, costumes and painting.

LET YOUR IMAGINATION COME ALIVE,
EXPERIENCE YOUR SENSES AND PLAY!

Robb Johnson

robb johnsonRobb is a singer songwriter with a deep interest in the vegan lifestyle and has kindly agreed to play at the first ever Brighton Vegan Fayre March 21st, with 3 short sets in the Campaigns Room, Kids Area & The Main Stage. Rob is Brighton based (well, Hove actually) and is guaranteed to draw a large crowd! In his own words...

"‘I've played the London Vegan Festival (this year they kindly said I was the - ahem - headliner) & released an album with Ethical Wares called "MaximumRespect" (Irr047) entirely focussed on animal rights / vegan issues...I've been vegan for 19 years...and I have a new album out too"
www.robbjohnson.co.uk
www.myspace.com/irregularrobbjohnson

New Sponsors for Brighton

Yaoh are well happy to announce several more sponsors for the highly prestigious and rapidly expanding first ever Brighton Vegan Fayre March 21st 09. So welcome aboard to latest Large sponsors INFINITY from Brighton, one of the biggest distributors of vegan products in the UK,  and OFF THE HOOF – the brand new vegan veggie lifestyle mag out now. They are joined by Regular Sponsors EXCELLART (a family run vegan PR and Design company), FOODS FOR LIFE (vegan nutritional advisors), VEGGIEVISION (the UK’s leading internet veggie TV Station), SHAKEAWAY, the milk shake specialists with over 40 vegan versions on their menu, and VEGECO and the ever affable Damien whose vegan specialities include Chunkies, Veggiepets and Yagga!

They join our existing sponsors BUTE ISLAND (supersize), PLAMIL (large) and The Vegan Society (Large)

See here for more details http://brighton.veganfayre.co.uk/sponsors

Brighton Vegan Fayre – 33% off all advertising!

Special offer!!!!  33% off All Advertising!!

Our advertising rates are already cheap – and now they just got cheaper!!

We are offering 1/3rd off all our rates for all the Brighton Vegan Fayre advertising opportunities, including the Flyer (30,000 B5 8 page folded)  and the Programme (10,000 B5 32page booklets)
See our rates for all the prices!! http://brighton.veganfayre.co.uk/prices

Contact Charlie on 0117 9239053 to book your slots.

With up to 200 stalls available there’s still plenty of choice, although the floorplan is beginning to fill up….prices start at £160 + Vat for a 2m x 2m, and there are further discounts for sponsors and advertisers. There are also a few stalls left in the Campaigns Room for small campaigners at a hugely discounted £50 + Vat, these are going rapidly so be quick!

For all the info about Stalls at the Brighton Show, click here:

http://brighton.veganfayre.co.uk/book-a-stall

Yaoh welcomes our newest Full Time team members

With Off The Hoof and the Brighton Vegan Fayre attracting loads of interest, and with the huge Bristol Vegan Fayre still to come next year, Yaoh are well pleased to welcome on board our two latest full time workers – Charlie and Frank. Both have been working part time for a while now, and have both stepped up into full time rolls to meet the demands of the new businesses. Welcome aboard the good ship Yaoh!!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Xmas Without Cruelty Exeter

Sat December 6th sees the South West Xmas Without Cruelty show in Exeter
http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/f/ACTIVE/demo_organiser/ALL///?id=294&action=view

Climate Change March

And don’t forget the Climate Change March on Saturday December 6th in London – get those placards out and go and get protesting!
www.campaigncc.org

East Midlands Vegan Festival

Nottingham – the East Midlands Vegan Festival – see http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=1217

East Midlands Vegan Festival

Healthy Living Show March 09

A brand new healthy living consumer lifestyle show with plenty of veggie vegan options takes place in Bournemouth Feb 28th/March 1st 09 – see www.healthylivingshows.co.uk

Brighton Vegan Fayre March 09

Oh yes, looking sweet as….big venue, loads going on, proper day out for the whole family – Saturday March 21st 09, see www.veganfayre.co.uk

Brighton Vegan Fayre

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

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.bristolveganfayre.co.uk for the 2008 show – website for 09 show going live in the New Year.

Xmas Deadlines for Deliveries

If you want to do any shopping before xmas with Yaoh we can deliver before xmas to UK inland addresses on all orders placed by 1pm Monday 22nd Dec!
See www.yaoh.co.uk/catalog for our hemp products and also copies and subscriptions for Off the Hoof!

Thanks to our latest Brighton Vegan Fayre Sponsors

Yaoh are well happy to announce several more sponsors for the highly prestigious and rapidly expanding first ever Brighton Vegan Fayre March 21st 09. So welcome aboard to latest Large sponsors INFINITY from Brighton, one of the biggest distributors of vegan products in the UK,  and OFF THE HOOF – the brand new vegan veggie lifestyle mag out now. They are joined by Regular Sponsors EXCELLART (a family run vegan PR and Design company), FOODS FOR LIFE (vegan nutritional advisors), VEGGIEVISION (the UK’s leading internet veggie TV Station), SHAKEAWAY, the milk shake specialists with over 40 vegan versions on their menu, and VEGECO and the ever affable Damien whose vegan specialities include Chunkies, Veggiepets and Yagga!
They join our existing sponsors BUTE ISLAND (supersize), PLAMIL (large) and The Vegan Society (Large)

See here for more details
    Vegan Society   Foods for Life
             
Shakeaway   Infinity Wholefoods   Vegeco   Off the Hoof
             
Excellart   Veggie Vision        

 

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The Bristol Vegan Fayre sponsored by Yaoh