As part of the Animal Rebellion fortnight, 3 Valley Vegans helped to set up a stall in St George’s Square, Hebden Bridge on 12 October. We shared some of our usual supportive information, focused on the impact of animal agriculture on the environment and what can be done to help. Thanks to Sacred Space for the photograph and Compassion in World Farming.
We will be returning to Hebden Bridge with a stall on Friday, 1 November for World Vegan Day (weather-dependent). If you are able to help out for a few hours, please let us know!
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!
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.
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.
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.