EVENT PROGRAMME FOR THE CUMBRIA VEGAN FESTIVAL

This will be our programme for both days in 2017

10.00am – VIP admittance and disabled entry for anyone who would find any difficulty with crowds for any visible or invisible disability

10.30am – Standard entry

Two main halls of stalls to go through followed on by a theatre room with talks and films, schedule below

Kids play area – children to be supervised at all times

5pm – close

DIRECTIONS EXHIBITION HALLS 1 AND 2
Please use both escalators to the top of the building, the main doors to the Halls are to your right. The rooms can be accessed via the lift (in the main foyer) and are on level 2

ULLSWATER ROOM
Please exit Exhibition Hall 2 (signposted to the side of the room), and turn left up the stairs – the Ullswater Room is on your left. There is also a lift round to the left as you exit Hall 2

LECTURE THEATRE
Please exit Exhibition Hall 2 (signposted to the side of the room), and head down to the lower ground level – the entrance to the theatre is at the bottom of the stairs
There is also a lift round to the left as you exit Hall 2

KIDS ZONE
Meet the “Lucky Little Fox and the Reluctant Hound “ at 11.30AM and at 1.30PM who are performing in aid of the League Against Cruel Sports in ULLSWATER ROOM. Grown up children can come too and there will be lots of singing and cheering and booing too.

PROGRAMME FOR THE FESTIVAL TALKS AND FILMS

10:00am – 11:30am Live and let live FILM Documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and the ethical, environmental ns health reasons people go vegan. BOTH DAYS

11:30am – 12:30pm Bearing Witness: The Save Movement TALK (SATURDAY) Documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and the ethical, environmental ns health reasons people go vegan.

12.30pm – 13:30pm COOKING DEMO by Debra Knight, Two White Hats 13.30pm – 14:30pm Squirrels Conservation and Six-Day Creation, Natalie Doran TALK (SATURDAY) Myth of the Evil Grey Squirrel can be formulated as follows: they are an invasive alien species, they replace the native red squirrel, destroy trees and reduce the bird population. Natalie supports grey squirrels and wants to share with you her experience with these charming and intelligent animals. The talk will shine a spotlight on the irrational anthropocentric paradigm in conservation that justifies the killing of some animals to help others.

13:30am – 14:30pm Vegan Runners TALK (SUNDAY) Vegan Runners UK is a friendly club made up of vegans from all over the UK looking to raise awareness of veganism by bring people together. Members range from beginners to highly experienced runners, from casual joggers to dedicated athletes.

14:30am – 15:30pm Vegan Approach, Rob Masterson TALK Are you thinking about going vegan? Have you tried being vegan before but come across some challenges? Are you a new vegan? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then please join us at one of our Vegan Approach workshops. During the workshop we outline our 10 simple steps to start you on your vegan journey including what to buy, where to eat, and how to deal with family and friends. We will also answer any questions you have about going vegan.

15:30pm Cowspiracy, The Sustainability Secret FILM A ground-breaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organisations are too afraid to talk about it. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.