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Food Chain Global Champion Award 2018: nominate now

Global Food Chain Award 2018-croppedThe Food Chain is a food programme on the BBC World Service that, one could argue, lacks any ethical vision.  It is currently seeking nominations for global food champions and we think that opens up opportunities for us vegans to nominate people who are really making an ethical difference to food.  You might wish to nominate a vegan celebrity, politician, food company, campaigner or similar.
The judges are predominantly mainstream chefs but vegan nominations will at least make them realise that there are other ways of looking at food than theirs.  You may wish to show how your nomination has a global impact.

3 Feb: Egg-free cookery demo #Todmorden

Update: the event has finished, you can now read the egg-free recipes!Egg-free cookery demo

You 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

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

3 Nov: #WorldVeganMonth gig with @LazloBaby in #Todmorden

World Vegan Month animationWorld Vegan Month 2017

This November, 3 Valley Vegans hosts a gig to celebrate World Vegan Month, supported by the Vegan Society.

Featuring balkan gypsy folk band LAZLO BABY and supported by local acts including PHIL REED (from Tod Folk Fest 2015) and STEVE ‘MANIFOLD’ ANDERSON.

Added to the bill is a short-but-sweet performance from Irish singer TRIXXI CORISH.

> Book your tickets online now! 

“Hailing from Eastern Stockport, Lazlo Baby bring you Balkan folksy ska with high octane exuberance. Whilst dabbling in the delights that klezmer, gypsy and trad Irish music have to offer, Lazlo Baby stitch together pounding melodies that’ll clobber you with their enthusiastic brouhaha.”

Lazlo Baby photo
Featuring balkan gypsy folk band LAZLO BABY

“Be whisked away by Phil Reed as he plays haunting traditional Irish melodies over live percussive and harmonious loops.”

Phil Reed photo
Supported by local acts including PHIL REED…

“Enjoy Steve ‘Manifold’ Anderson playing and singing finger picking country blues songs of the Broonzy, Willie McTell era.”

Steve 'Manifold' Anderson
…and STEVE ‘MANIFOLD’ ANDERSON

“Ease into the Irish section of the evening with the delightful voice of Trixxi Corish, straight from the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge.”

Trixxi Corish
Extra guest appearance by TRIXXI CORISH

Hot food will be available at the historic and accessible Fielden Centre in Todmorden. Gluten-free options available. Bring your own beer.

  • Friday 3 November 2017, doors open 7pm
  • Fielden Centre, Ewood Road, Todmorden OL14 7DD
  • By train: Northern Manchester Victoria/Leeds or Blackburn to Todmorden
  • By bus: 592 (First) from Halifax, Burnley or Todmorden to Tod High School
  • Tickets £5 or £8* with hot meal (gluten-free option available)

Places are limited: > Book your tickets online now! 

27 Sep: Pot luck dinner

Unitarian 2015 pot luck: 01 savourySeptember’s 3 Valley Vegans social event is a good-ol’ pot luck. One of our group had kindly volunteered to host an evening at her house.

  • Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2017
  • Time: 7.15pm
  • Location: Cornholme, Todmorden
  • Canine friends are welcome

If you are interested, please email Harriet on harrietquilty@gmail.com — she will provide you with the complete address.

To make sure that as many people can try as many dishes as possible, we request that any food or drink you bring is suitable for vegans. There is usually more than one gluten-free dish, and alcohol will be present.

Scary dairy outreach in #HebdenBridge!

Last week, some of our volunteers hosted a stall in Hebden Bridge to talk about the first annual World Plant Milk Day. They offered taste testers of ice creams, chocolates and various plant-based milks, with access to information about why you might want to buy these products. People were receptive and interested, offering positive feedback.

World Plant Milk Day 2017 stall in Hebden Bridge
World Plant Milk Day 2017 stall in Hebden Bridge

Thanks to Viva! for help with providing some of the materials.