Reposted from Bradford and Calderdale Animal Friends.
Upcoming events are as follows:
Saturday 25th March
Stall for the Dr Hadwen Trust at LABL Fair on Saturday, from 10am to 4pm
Monday 27th March
Bradford Meeting – at the CVS Offices, 19-25 Sunbridge Road from 7.30-9pm
Saturday April 1st
Stall for the Dr Hadwen Trust at the Northern Vegan Festival in Manchester, from 11am to 6pm
Demonstration outside Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium in Manchester from 6.15 to 8pm, meeting place to be arranged
Tuesday 4th April
Huddersfield Earthlings Experience organised by West Yorkshire Save – outside Crawshaws Butchers from 1-4pm
Saturday 8th April
Demo outside the Grand National. transport and meeting times in Bradford, Leeds and Halifax to be arranged, please let me know if you would like to join us
Saturday 29th April
World Day for Laboratory Animals Demo in Birmingham from 12.30-4.30pm. Transport and meeting times to be arranged, please let me know if you would like to join us
Saturday 6th May
Stall for the Dr Hadwen Trust at Nottingham VIVA Vegan Festival
Saturday 17th June
Stalls at Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival in Leeds
Saturday 24th June
Stall at Brighouse Charity Gala
Bradford Vegan Festival – stall to be booked
Friday 7th- Sunday 9th July
UK Vegan Campout in Nottingham
Lamplighter Festival, Todmorden, Saturday, 19th November – have you got an hour to help?
Once again, we will take a market stall, sell hot vegan street food and provide information during the afternoon of the Lamplighter Festival. The stall will be set up from 3pm, opening about 3.30pm, and continue during the Illuminated Street Festival. We will pack up when the parade starts at 7pm.
Would you like to make something for us to sell? We will reimburse ingredients costs (receipts please). Food that can be wrapped and easily hand-held. We will probably have hot dogs, sausage rolls and daal/chilli already.
It is usually a busy and fun day and we will need lots of help. If you are willing and able to contribute some of your time in setting up, packing up, running the stall or providing tasters, even for an hour, please email Hilary at email@example.com.
We will be running an information and food stall at this event being held at Mytholmroyd Community Centre (just over the bridge at the start of Caldene Avenue HX7 5AF) on Sunday, 17 April 2016.
Elizabeth will coordinate the 3VV presence at the event so please communicate with her via firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help or provide nibbles for the stall – we always need help at events like this so don’t be shy in volunteering any time you can spare.
The festival will include entertainment and will be open between 10am and 5pm.
Here is a big global vegan festivals and fairs list made by Roddy of Northern Vegan Festival, so please post it on your Facebooks, in case people want to go on holidays at the same time as these events. All events with vegetarian, veggie etc. in the name are fully vegan as far as we know.
It’s by far the biggest list online, hundreds of events on 6 continents, with raw food ones as well.
Image credit: By Strebe (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
A recent publication from The Vegan Society includes the following.
Next Monday the Climate Change Conference will begin in Paris. This is a historic event. After two decades of United Nations negotiation, world leaders will gather to reach a legally binding and universal agreement aiming to avoid catastrophic climate change.
In the vegan community we all know that the so-called ‘livestock’ sector is responsible for the suffering of millions of animals. But it has also become a huge contributor to climate change, threatening the lives of non-human and human animals.
However, our government has done very little or almost nothing to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of this sector.
We cannot wait anymore. It is with this mind-set that we recently launched our new campaign, Grow Green. This initiative calls on the government to incentivise the UK production of plant protein crops for human consumption. How? By supporting UK farmers who are interested in transitioning from livestock farming to growing more local, sustainable crops. This could:
• Eliminate the suffering of millions of animals;
• Reduce the threat of climate change and food security;
• Encourage a more sustainable food chain in the UK and healthier food habits;
• Guarantee continuity of employment to young farmers in a climate change era.
We urgently need to ensure that your MP knows about Grow Green too. Please click on this link to send an email to your MP asking them to support this transition.
Lamplighter Festival is a magical winter night-time event in Todmorden, featuring a parade of community-made lanterns that culminates in a performance in Todmorden town centre where our mythical ‘Lamplighter’ puppet lantern lights a torch, symbolically guiding the community through the dark winter months.
Saturday 28th November 5.30pm – 9pm
3 Valley Vegans will have a market stall there in the afternoon and into the early evening.
Would you like to help on the stall? If yes, please contact us.
For more information about Lamplighter see Lamplighter Festival on the Visit Calderdale website.