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July

Saturday 12 July: Animal Aid’s Walk for the Animals

Please join us on Hampstead Heath in London for our annual sponsored walk. Email Mark Phillips or call 01732 364546 ext 223 for information, registration and sponsorship forms. This year our sponsor dog is Betty the beagle, who was rescued from a UK contract animal testing facility. If you can't come along for the walk, you can contact Mark for a sponsorship form for Betty or sponsor her online. Thank you for your support!

Friday 25 – Sunday 27 July: Snowdon Vegan Weekend

Join the Vegan Organic Network for a sponsored walk to the summit of Snowdon to raise funds for their work and for Sea Shepherd. Accomodation and vegan food will be available at the nearby Pen-Y-Pass YHA, but it is advised you book early to avoid disappointment. For more details, visit the Snowdon Vegan Weekend website.

Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 July: Greyhound Remembrance Weekend

The first commercial greyhound races were held on 24 July 1926 at Belle Vue, Manchester. Every year over the weekend nearest to 24 July events are held in memory of the hundreds of thousands of greyhounds that have suffered and died at the hands of the British greyhound racing industry. If you would like to hold an event this weekend, contact Action for Greyhounds for materials and information.

Saturday 26 July: Newcastle upon Tyne Vegan Festival

From 10am to 6pm at Castle Gate, Melbourne Street, Newcastle NE1 2JQ. Entry £2 adults, £1 children. More than 100 stalls plus vegan food, talks and films. Find out more.

Saturday 26 July: Rock with Foxes

Fundraising event for the Fox Project. Vegan BBQ and live music at Woodlands, Studdens Lane, Cowbeech, East Sussex BN27 4QS, from 2pm to late. Camping space available. Prebooking essential. View details and booking information.

August

Saturday 9 August: Ramble Against Bloodsports on Ilkley Moor

Meet at 11am at Cow & Calf Rocks, Hangingstone Road, Ilkley, LS29 8BT. Take part in a peaceful ramble and picnic on Ilkley Moor to protest against this public space being used for grouse shooting. Bring cakes, home made banners and all of your friends and family. For more details visit the Facebook event page.

Sunday 10 August: The Big Kent Vegan Potluck Picnic

From 12noon in Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent. Bring a plant-based dish to eat and share with other vegans in the beautiful setting of Mote Park. It's the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded local people and try new and delicious vegan food. For more details visit the Facebook event page.

Sunday 17 August: London Vegan Festival

From 11am to 8pm at Kensington Town Hall, London W8. Entry £2 (under 12s free). Come along for stalls, talks, and vegan food and drink. Find out more.

September

Saturday 6 September: Worcester Cruelty Free Summer Fair

10.30am–4pm at Worcester Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY. Free entry. There will be a range of stalls, free vegan food samples, workshops and a tombola. For further details please visit the Worcester Vegans and Veggies Facebook page.

Saturday 13 September: Northern Vegan Festival, Blackpool

11am – 6pm at Empress Ballroom, Winter Gardens, 97 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU. Entry £2 (under 12s free). There'll be more than 150 stalls, a vegan café, films, talks from experts, cookery demos, childrens’ activities, vegan speed meeting and much more. Co-located with the LABL Fair Blackpool and a free 100+ stall Handmade and Vintage Craft Fair. For further details visit the event website.

Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 September: London Vegfest

Held at Kensington Olympia West Halls, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX from 11am to 6pm. Over 200 stalls packed with plant-based products, samples and special discounts, alongside talks, cookery demos, workshops, films, together with book signings, live performances and kids entertainment. £10 entry, £6 concessions, under 16s free. Visit the website for updates and full information.

October

Saturday 4 October: Live a Better Life, Edinburgh

LABL Fair is Edinburgh's new multi theme ethical and healthy living event at Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 11 Newmarket Road, Edinburgh EH14 1RJ. Helping you to Live A Better Life, with 120 stalls offering everything from food to natural beauty and healthy living to fairtrade clothes. Plus cookery demonstrations, film screenings, talks and a free prize draw will add to the entertainment. Entry £1. Find out more.

Saturday 25 October: West Midlands Vegan Festival

From 10am-6pm, held at Wolves Civic Hall, North St, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RQ. Admission is just £1 (free for under 16s) and there will be stalls, talks, cookery demos, children’s activities and much more! For more information, please visit the West Midlands Vegan Festival Facebook page or the festival webpage.

November

Saturday 2 November: North East Vegan Festival, Sunderland

Showcases vegan food, campaign organisations, shoes, crafts, toiletries, and more. The Festival will welcome vegans, vegetarians and omnivores. There will be vegan bands playing on the Sunday in the day. Admission is £1. Stadium of Light, Millenium Way, Sunderland, SR5 1SU from 10am to 6pm. Find out more on the festival website or Facebook event page.

Saturday 22 November: Animal Aid South West Christmas Without Cruelty Festival 2014

Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter EX1 1BW. Details to come. Keep the date free!

Saturday 29 November: Viva!'s Incredible Vegan Christmas, Bristol

At Bristol City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR from 10:30am to 4pm. A celebration of all things vegan; campaigns, merchandise and resources from Viva! with free food tastings, cookery demonstrations and talks. Over thirty cruelty-free stalls from animal charities and vegan companies. Free entry. Find out more on the event website.

December

Sunday 7 December: Animal Aid's Christmas Fayre 2014

Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX. Details to come. Keep the date free!

2015

Saturday 11 April: LABL Fair Liverpool

Details to come on the event website.

Saturday 13 June: Yorkshire Vegan Festival

Visit their website for details.

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