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A new group to support and encourage a compassionate, cruelty-free, vegan lifestyle. We hold cooking sessions, tasting sessions, information sessions on everything from cruelty-free moisurisers to leather-free walking boots; vegan textiles to the best dairy-free cheese for cheese sauce!

3 Feb: Egg-free cookery demo #Todmorden

Egg-free cookery demoYou are invited to another 3 Valley Vegans cookery demo!

Egg-free cookery demo

Learn how to make plant-based alternatives to egg-dishes.
Enjoy taste testers throughout the afternoon.

Limited places are available.
Book now: email kim@3valleyvegns.org.uk

  • 3pm to 5pm, Saturday 3 February 2018
  • Central Methodist Church, Todmorden
  • Free entry
  • Gluten-free options
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Halifax Road OL14 5AW, behind Tod market

Funded by Todmorden Town Council and 3 Valley Vegans

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7 Jan: Hebden Bridge Vegan Fayre

A date for your diaries. 3 Valley Vegans will be holding a stall at this new vegan fayre on Sunday, 7 January 2018:

Are you intrigued by veganism, already vegan or vegetarian, taking part in Veganuary or just want to learn more? This event is for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike, the great thing about vegan food is we can all enjoy it!

Beat those January blues and head down to the Town Hall for some great vegan food, wares and entertainment from some fantastic local vegan businesses.

Find out how healthy, affordable, environmentally sustainable and fun a cruelty-free lifestyle can be.

Read more about the Hebden Bridge Vegan Fayre on Facebook

Make Britain fur free! #FurFreeBritain!

A petition from the Humane Society:

Join us in calling for a #FurFreeBritain!

Humane Society logoThe government ordered the last UK fur farm to close its doors back in 2003, but we’re now importing fur cruelty from overseas. The unnecessary suffering of animals for fur fashion is deplorable, whether the animal involved is a cat, a dog or a seal, whose fur is already banned from UK trade by EU regulations, or a coyote, a fox or a raccoon dog, whose fur is currently still allowed.

Opinion polls show continually high levels of public disapproval of fur, regardless of species – more than 80% believe that it’s unacceptable to buy and sell animal fur in this country. Brexit gives us an excellent opportunity to close our borders to the cruel, unnecessary, outdated fur trade, and lead the way as the world’s first fur-free nation!

Please sign our petition calling on government not only to retain a UK import ban on cat, dog and seal fur during Brexit negotiations, but also to extend that ban to cover all animals killed for their fur.

Review of Folk music night for #WorldVeganDay 2017 in #Todmorden

What a fun night we had! Over 70 people filled the Fielden Centre in Todmorden to watch and dance to the energetic Lazlo Baby, headlining our celebration of World Vegan Month 2017!

World Vegan Month support acts
Video and photography by Harriet and Ronan Quilty

We opened the evening with Raw Rob and Clem Fandango (vegan musicians from our group), then moving deftly into the country blues part of the evening with the meticulous vocals and guitar playing of Steve ‘Manifold’ Anderson, decorated with blues harmonica melodies.

World Vegan Month crowd
Video and photography by Harriet and Ronan Quilty

Dinner was served in the form of home-made tater pie and mushy peas, followed by a variety of cakes made by some of the group’s generous volunteers and Kind Cake Co. (thank you again!). Although the food was all vegan, many of the people who attended were not, and it was a wonderful opportunity for everyone to enjoy plant-based food without drawing direct attention to our principal topics of being healthier and kinder to the world and those who live in it.

World Vegan Month lead acts
Video and photography by Harriet and Ronan Quilty

Back to the live folk music! As we graced into the Irish section, we were serenaded by the haunting singer Trixxi Corish. Shortly after, our very own Phil Reed delighted us with his use of a loop pedal with bodhrán and whistle development. Finally, we reached the dizzy heights of the night and danced the last hour away to the energetic and addictive five-piece experience that is Lazlo Baby.

Once again, we would like to extend our enormous gratitude to the people who donated their time and effort to making this event possible.

YouTubeSee video of Folk music night for World Vegan Month 2017

West Yorkshire Animal Protection events up to Christmas 2017

Copied directly from a West Yorkshire Animal Protection email.  We have removed the events that have already passed.

Hello Everyone,
I hope you are all enjoying the weekend, West Yorkshire Animal Protection have some events between now and Christmas as follows:
Saturday 25th November  10-4pm
 
General Animal Rights stall at the Bradford Peace Fair – helpers are needed! If you can spare an hour or two please let me know – this is a fantastic event, with craft stalls, campaign stalls and amazing vegan food available.
Sunday 26th November 11-5pm
 
Two stalls at Leeds Winterfest – on for our group and general animal rights, and one for Animal Free Research UK. Helpers are also needed – please let me know if you would like to attend
Veganuary promotion
 
We recently handed out leaflets to students at Huddersfield University to promote the Vegan Month, and received a very good response. We are also planning to hand out leaflets at local universities to promote Veganuary before the end of term – details will be confirmed soon
Demos at Belle Vue to be arranged in December – details to follow
Best wishes,
Jane

Favourite Cheese Sauce Recipe (vg, gf, oil-free option, nut-free option, customisable)

If you enjoyed eating mac and cheese at the vegan cheese cookery demo last week, here is the recipe for the sauce.

Mac and cheese

Adventure and Cake

The other night I did my first ever cookery demo, and I loved it.  Probably mainly because I managed to crowbar in some cheese jokes.

When I became vegan, I accepted the ‘truth’ that I would never enjoy mac n cheese again, never again make cheese jokes… How wrong I was. This is my favourite comfort food which also doubles as a carb-loading meal the night before a race, but isn’t as stodgy as a non-vegan version, plus you get one of your five-a-day!

Q: “How does Spanish vegan cheese introduce itself?” A: “Soy cheeze!” 

This recipe is completely flexible; you can use pumpkin or potatoes and carrots instead of the squash, or miss out literally any of the ingredients (although not all!) and it’ll still work – you can even substitute the mylk for water. So don’t worry if you’re missing an item or two from the list…

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