September 2008 Bulletin

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Brighton Vegan FayreThe Brighton Vegan Fayre 2009 – It's on!

Following the runway success of the Bristol event, organisers Yaoh take on a second show in Brighton for what promises to be an equally uplifting and hugely enjoyable day out. With the date set for Saturday March 21st 2009, the high profile Brighton Centre is the venue for this all day event which starts at 11am and finishes at 6pm. With room for over 200 stalls, highlights of the show include The Main Hall which will become a veritable vegan shoppers paradise, with stacks of discounts, freebies and tasters available, The Hewison Hall which sees The Acoustic Stage packed with entertainment as well as an Eco Boutique and a Cocktail Bar, and also The Rainbow Room with a designated Kids Area incorporating stalls, entertainment, free nutritional advice + massage for stressed out parents! Also a Campaigns Room with its own stage for vegan activists and entertainers and 30 heavily discounted stalls for vegan campaigners, plus two large Talks and Demos rooms with a dozen talks on different aspects of the vegan lifestyle, an Art gallery, a vegan Café, themed vegan Snack Bars, Juice bars, several licensed bars and even a vegan Restaurant at the top of the building overlooking Brighton Beach!

For more info about this amazing event, including stalls, sponsorship and advertising opportunities, contact Charlie in the Yaoh office on 0117 9239053 or email . The website will be live in early October – see


buy one get one free on Yaoh Hemp Lip Balms!

Hemp Lip BalmsOur ever popular hemp lipbalms are available buy one get one free during during September and October 2008, whilst stocks last. Available in 5 smashing flavours – Mango, Spearmint, Coconut, Blueberry, and Strawberry’s n Cream, they are all vegan, all free from unnecessary additives and all absolutely gorgeous. Keep your lips sorted all winter – not to mention a great credit crunch Christmas present idea! Stock up whilst stocks last!! Visit our online shop to purchase –

Offer available to Trade also – please contact the Yaoh office on 0117 9239053.


Win a FREE Bottle of Bubblebath!

Yaoh are giving away 12 free bottles of their exotic Tropical organic hemp seed oil Bubblebath this month, and all you have to do to enter is answer the following question and email the correct answer to us at

Yaoh have recently announced their second vegan event to accompany the hugely successful Bristol Vegan Fayre. 


The new event is on March 21st 2009 and will be in held in:

a). Brighton

b). Baghdad

c). Ballykissangel

Closing date is October 30th 08 and the winners will be contacted first week of November.


Yaoh launches new magazine!

Yaoh’s latest adventure sees the publication of a new vegan magazine called ‘Off The Hoof’ – the first issue will be out on November 1st 08. ‘I’ve no idea what the first issue will be like – cos we haven’t written it yet’ says Timbo, the editor. But with quality writers like Tony Bishop Weston and Karin Ridgers involved, plus rumours of some ‘Loaded’ style journalism and an anarchic, irreverent and undoubtedly entertaining style promised, it should be a sure fire winner. The website won’t be live for a while but its and watch this space for more info next month!

Yaoh wins Vegan Award!

Yaoh wins Vegan AwardYaoh finished in 1st place in their category in the recent Vegan Environmental Awards, ahead of such luminaries as Total Raw Food, DetoxYourWorld and The Raw Chocolate Company. The awards were voted for online during the first half of 2008 and Yaoh just about crept home in poll position. The Bristol Vegan Fayre came top too in the 8 Best Vegan Shows and Events section – an excellent result for such a wonderful team of people who help to make it such a success. Thanks very much to everyone who voted – the awards will be presented at Animal Aid’s Christmas Without Cruelty show in Kensington London on November 30th.

To see the rest of the results for 2008 – click here.

And to view the results from 2007, click here

Voting for the 2009 awards starts early January 09!

Yaoh sponsors The Easton Cowboys!

(Easton Cowboys are a legendary footballing outfit from Easton in Bristol who have played all over the world as well as organising their own ‘world cups’ and other events. And now Bristol football legends Easton Cowboys B Team have a new sponsor - Yaoh! Yaoh's boss Timbo was thrilled when Cowboys legend Jasper from Essential phoned him up and asked him to sponsor the Easton Cowboys B Team for the next few years, and from the start of the 08/09 season the Cowboys will be playing up the Downs league on a Saturday with Yaoh emblazoned across their shirts!

Top Dollar!!

Read more about the Cowboys and their exploits here

Bristol Vegan Fayre 08 – over 11,000 at this year’s show

Over 11,000 people visited the Bristol Vegan Fayre over two days at the end of May 2008, as the World’s largest vegan event just got even larger! Highlights for this year’s show included a red hot line up of bands on the Main Stage, including stunning performances from Misty in Roots, Dreadzone, Aswad and Bad Manners. With 60 Talks and Demos, most of them rammed, plus loads of special offers, freebies, tasters and shopping opportunities, plus stacks of top notch vegan food and drink, this was truly a veritable vegan heaven on earth, the likes of which have never quite been witnessed before.

Bristol Vegan Fayre

The dates for next years show have been confirmed for May 30th and 31st 2009 – contact the Yaoh office for more details. Meanwhile visit for pictures from the show as well as everything else that went on!

More Vegan Events for 2008

The world famous London Vegan Festival is on September 7th 08 at Kensington Town Hall – for more information and details see the website

Then there’s the 5th annual Festival of Life (sponsored by Yaoh) on Sat 27th Sept 08 at the Conway Hall – celebrating all things living, raw and vegan – more info from including info about last minute stalls.

And on the same day in Portsmouth the hugely successful Incredible Veggie Roadshows continue at The Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, organised by Viva! – see for more info and contact Angie if interested in getting involved on 0117 9441000

The West Midlands Vegan Festival (sponsored by Yaoh) is set to take place on World Vegan Day (November the 1st 08).  The prominent date is expected to draw extra crowds and gain the event extra publicity.  The festival is being held in the Wulfrun Hall, part of Wolverhampton Civic Hall in the city centre which has good train and bus links.  There are still stalls left for ethical business, do get in touch for information. The event will feature 40-50 stalls, program of talks, raffle, presentation of the Vegan Society Awards on the stage, hot food and bar area. For further information and bookings contact Midland Vegan Campaigns 01527 458395

Saturday 29 November 2008, 10.30am-4.30pm at the Broadmead Baptist Church, sees the Bristol Incredible Veggie Roadshow (next to Broadmead Tesco Metro – access via Union Street) – again organised by Viva – see

The superb Animal Aid Christmas Without Cruelty London event is on Sunday November 30th 08 at the usual venue – Kensington Town Hall in London. There is usually a waiting list for stalls here but you might be lucky if you get in touch with Mary at Animal Aid on 01732 364546 or email

Animal Aid's South West Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre in Exeter at The Corn Exchange is on Saturday 6 December 2008, stalls might be available if you contact the organiser Mark Gold on 01395-579353 or email

The East Midlands Vegan Festival is on Sat 13th December 2008 in Nottingham, organised by the marvellous Veggies crew, and stalls are available from them on 0845 4589595 . more info on their website

Thanks to all our Sponsors!

Big shout out to all our sponsors for their support for the massively successful Bristol Vegan Fayre 08 – and especially to our two Supersize Sponsors – Beanie’s ( and Bute Island ( ). Beanie’s distribute the FRY’s range of burgers and sausages, as well as their award winning B’Nice vegan ice cream, and Bute Island manufacture the SHEESE range of vegan cheeses – both the hard and the creamy variety. Both these companies are big supporters of all things vegan and deserve our support in return!

Thanks also our other sponsors – to read all about them click here


The Bristol Vegan Fayre sponsored by Yaoh