Tag Archives: food

26 Aug: Pot luck picnic in #Todmorden Centre Vale Park

Bandstand by Betty Longbottom
Bandstand – Centre Vale Park
cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Betty Longbottom – geograph.org.uk/p/540474

Come and join us for our annual pot luck picnic!

  • Sunday, 26th August at midday.
  • Centre Vale Park, Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 7DE. (*)
  • Meet at the band stand (see photo).

As usual, everyone is welcome to come along, we just ask they you only bring vegan food or drink to share (thank you for respecting the wishes of our vegan members). Please bring your own cutlery and plate. We will probably be sitting on the ground, so you may wish to bring a portable seat or blanket.

If you want to come, please send us an email. Dogs are welcome too.

Here are some photos from previous years. See you there!

(*) Quoting from Calderdale Council:

Centre Vale Park is located on the A646 Burnley Road, Northeast of Todmorden town centre, adjacent to the cricket ground. A car park is situated off Ewood Lane, West-side of the park and adjacent to the Sports Centre. Pedestrian access to the park, is by one of the six entrances surrounding the main park area. The town centre, bus and railway stations are a 5 minute walk away.

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23 Jun: Incredible Festival of Ideas

Food – the Heart of a Sustainable Community

  • Todmorden Community College, 44 Burnley Rd, Todmorden OL14 7BX
  • 10am-5pm,
  • Saturday 23rd June 2018.

We will have a stall for 3 Valley Vegans – please let us know if you can volunteer a couple of hours to help out!

Read more on the Incredible Festival of Ideas website.

Incredible Festival of Ideas timetable

We ran a demonstration, showing people how to make  summer rolls (top-left of image below).Plate of delicious food at IFI

A plate of delicious food offered by the volunteers of TLC Cafe at the Incredible Festival of Ideas

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.

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!