Vegan festival promises food for thought

The festival will be held at the Spa.
The festival will be held at the Spa.

Bridlington’s first Vegan Festival will feature cookery demonstrations, live music, free yoga and Pilates and a talk by a Buddhist monk.

Taking place at The Spa on Sunday, there will be stalls selling cruelty-free skin care, cosmetics, toiletries and perfumes, jewellery, ethically-produced organic cotton and bamboo clothing, shoes, art, children’s books, household goods and locally-made vegan craft products.

There will also be demonstrations of a range of therapies, such as reiki, reflexology and Indian head massage.

Organisers Steve and Sylvia Milner, from the Bridlington Vegan Group, said: “The festival is an event for people who are vegan or vegan curious, who are animal lovers or who are concerned for the well-being of our beautiful planet.

“Everything sold or given away at the festival including non-food items, will be vegan, environmentally friendly and 100% cruelty-free. Wherever possible they will be fair-trade.

“Stall holders at the festival have been asked to avoid plastic and instead to use biodegradable or recyclable packaging and disposables.

“Profits from the festival will go to charities, after funds are set aside for the next festival.

“If you are concerned about what humans are doing to our world, come to the festival and sample veganism for a day. See how easy it is.”

Tickets are available for £3 in advance from Planetwise in Prospect Street or The Spa box office, or entry is £5 on the door.