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 www.offthehoof.co.uk and watch this space for more info next month!
Yaoh wins Vegan Award!
Yaoh 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!
Read more about the Cowboys and their exploits here http://www.eastoncowboys.org.uk/
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.
The dates for next years show have been confirmed for May 30th and 31st 2009 – contact the Yaoh office for more details. Meanwhile visit www.bristolveganfayre.co.uk 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 www.vegancampaigns.org.uk/festival
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 www.festivaloflife.net 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 http://www.viva.org.uk/roadshows08/portsmouth.html 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 email@example.com www.veganmidlands.org.uk http://www.midlandsveganfestival.org.uk
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 http://www.viva.org.uk/roadshows08/bristol.html