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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.
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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

7 Feb: Beets and Beans, meal and social at Golden Lion, #Todmorden

Beets & Beans logoCome and join us for a meal and a drink at the Golden Lion in Todmorden. On Tuesday nights the kitchen is handed over to Beets & Beans, which provides vegan choices of tasty meals.

This event will be perfect for anyone who is taking the 30-day pledge at the 3 Valley Vegans Fair just three days before…

We will be at:

  • Golden Lion, Fielden Square, Todmorden OL14 6LZ
  • 7pm, if you’re late they may run out of food!
  • Tuesday, 7th February 2017

Please let us know if you’re coming by emailing Phil on tech@3valleyvegns.org.uk – see you there.

4 Feb: 3 Valley Vegans Fair, #Todmorden Methodist Church, 1pm-4.30pm

3 Valley Vegans Fair animation

3 Valley Vegans Fair 2017 poster 1.0
Poster and programme cover for the 3 Valley Vegans Fair, click for PDF [3 MB]

With support from the Vegan Society, we will show you how and why to go vegan for a monthfree goodie bag if you pledge!

  • What can I cook?
  • Where can I shop/eat?
  • How will I be healthy?
  • Why do it?

£1 entry, children free. Entry to the fair includes a hot drink and:

  • Free food tasting
  • Films and talks
  • Art and craft stalls
  • Health information
  • Children’s activities
  • …and more

When and where is it?

1pm to 4.30pm, Saturday 4th February 2017
Todmorden Methodist Church
(behind the market carpark)
Union Street, OL14 5AW

Facebook Join the event on Facebook or Adobe PDF file download the programme [PDF, 3 MB]

How can I help?

If you would like to volunteer even an hour of your time towards running this not-for-profit fair, we would love to hear from you! Please phone or email us on 01706 816848 or elizabethking@talktalk.net – thank you.

Edit 10 February: Did you come to our fair last week? We would really appreciate any feedback you may have, good or otherwise!

 

PETITION: Put a VEGAN meal on every school, college, university, hospital and prison menu.

petition for vegan school meal menuOver 5% of the population is vegan and growing. A vegan diet is healthier, it conserves resources and protects the planet, above all it’s cruelty free.
United Nations has called upon us to consume more plant based foods.
Animal products are linked to the increase in cancer and heart disease.

PETITION: Put a VEGAN meal on every school, college, university, hospital and prison menu.

More information: http://metro.co.uk/2016/10/04/vegan-food-should-be-on-menus-at-schools-hospitals-and-prisons-6170683/

17 April: Mytholmroyd Food Festival

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 elizabethking@talktalk.net 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.