Canterbury hosts the very first Kent Vegan Festival on Saturday

The first Kent Vegan Festival will be held on the 24th of October from 11am – 4pm at St. Peter’s Methodist Church, St Peter’s Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2BE. Entry is £1, under 16s free.

Jo Kidd, one of the organisers of the festival, says “we have been overwhelmed by the response to the launch of our festival via social media. There is a real buzz about Canterbury, and we are getting a fantastic response from people all over Kent and beyond!”

Veganism is not just about food (although that is a large part of it, of course – we all have to eat!) We have a wide range of stallholders covering all aspects of veganism from animal rights, food and food security, clothes, skin care, animal rescue and environmental reasons for being vegan. There will be talks, workshops and films. We have a children’s zone with loads of fun and informative activities for young people. Fortify, the only all-vegan café in Kent, will be providing the main catering for the day and we have great music from local bands, featuring Rudy Warman and the Heavy Weather.”

We would like to thank our generous sponsors and funders: The Abbot’s Mill Project, Plamil, Animal Aid, The Vegan Society, Canterbury Wholefoods and Canterbury City Council.

The festival organisers aim to turn this into an annual event and expect it to grow and evolve year on year. More and more people are finding out the truth about how humans treat other animals and how a compassionate, vegan lifestyle is not only better for the animals but also for people and the planet.

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