Seasonal & Regional
31 Aug 2008
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Organic Tastings and Make Overs
Grassroots Organic in Glasgow will be celebrating Organic Fortnight with wine tastings, a make up artist to do organic make overs, tastings, and cookery classes. 11am — 6pm. 20 Woodlands Road, Charing Cross, Glasgow. T: 0141 353 3278 www.grassrootsorganic.com
Organic food promotion
Jobcentre Plus will be promoting organic food within the centre as part of their healthy working lives group. Jobcentre Plus, Lindsay House, Ward Road, Dundee, Tayside, DD1 1QB, T: 01382 314509
South St.Helens Green Space Community Fun Day
Sutton, St Helens
A community fun day with environmental activities, cycling activities, natural crafts, orienteering, guided walks, refreshments and information about future events and activities.
Environmental activities at the Community Fun Day will include:
ï Bulb planting;
ï Potting plants — pot your own plant to take away!
Cycling activities include:
ï Cycle rides through St Helens green spaces including Brickfields & Sutton Manor
ï Bicycles will be available on the day if you are unable to bring your own;
ï Bicycle doctor sessions — bring your bike along and learn how to repair it;
ï Wheels for all — adapted cycles suitable for those with special needs & disabilities;
ï Natural crafts;
ï Orienteering and guided walks through Brickfields and Sutton Manor;
ï Refreshments and information about future activities in South St.Helens;
For details visit:
Magdalen Country Fayre
Witheverything that you might expect from a true country fair, ruralcrafts, demonstrations, fly fishing and a dog show this is set to begreat day out for families and the agricultural community. There areset to be tours of the farm for visitors with plenty of fresh organicfood and drink to keep people going throughout the day.
For the kids there will be all sorts of children’s activities, a bouncy castle and ls of singing and dancing.
For more information you can visit the website: www.themagdalenproject.org.uk
Tel: 01460 30144
Oxfordshire County and Thame Show
Thame Show is billed as The Greatest One Day Agricultural Show in the country. Every year we attract a gate of approx 20,000 visitors who come to enjoy themselves. There is something for all ages. We have competitions for Sheep and Cattle, Horses and Showjumping with some of the country’s finest riders, a Premier Dog Show which attracts an entry of approx 1000 dogs of all different types and sizes. We also have a very fine Domestic Section displaying many exhibits. As well as all of this, we have a large Food Hall selling Local Produce, a Craft Hall with many crafters there to help and advise you, an indoor Shopping Mall and many Trade Stands selling a wide variety of goods.
For more information please visit the website:
London Vegan Festival
Kensington Town Hall London
Predicted to be a food lovers’ shoppers’ and campaigners’ heaven this years’ event is set to be a great success. This year the Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary. There will be musical entertainment, stalls, talks, workshops and information.
‘You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy vegan food. So why not come along and try it out?’ say the organisers. ‘The festival showcases a range of delicious food that vegans eat.’
To find out more please visit the website:
Ludlow Food And Drink Festival
A feast of mouth-watering events, including competitions, cookery demonstrations, produce market, sausage trail, and marquees bursting with the best of regional food and drink producers.
Bishops Castle Michaelmas Fair
20 –21 September 2008
A great value weekend with something for all the family. The streets of Bishops Castle are alive with music, theatre, street performers & market stalls for the entire weekend. There is a procession of steam & vintage vehicles on both days and a lantern procession through the town accompanied by Indian Dancers on the Saturday evening. As well as the renowned mix of music & theatre, this years event also boasts new attractions such as a daring escapologist & a children’s carnival roadshow. What better way to celebrate Michaelmas & welcome in the Autumn?! For more details, times, lists of accommodation etc visit www.michaelmasfair.org.uk
or call 01588 638154.
Apple day at Stanmer Park
A fun event for all the family. Find out more about apples in the orchards at Stanmer. Apple identification experts, apple bobbing, toffee apples, apple pies, cream teas, juice making, guided tours, produces for sale and much more.
Contact: Please see website for full details & contact info
Location: Stanmer Park, Brighton
More info: Brighton Permaculture Trust: website www.brightonpermaculture.co.uk/courses_events/appleday.html
Rainton Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet
Join Dumfries and Galloway Biodiversity Officer Peter Norman for a walk around the trails to look for the weird and wonderful fungi which share the landscape with us. Suitable for beginners. 2.00pm ñ 4.00pm. Grade: Moderate. Cost: tbc. Bring: Walking boots or stout shoes, waterproofs, fungi identification guide if you have one. Booking: not necessary. Meet: Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre.
West Midlands Vegan Festival — Sat 1st November 2008
World Vegan Day is a day of celebration for vegans everywhere. On Sat 1st Nov 2008, celebrate in style at the West Midlands Vegan Festival in Wolverhampton. There‘ll be lots of delicious vegan food & 40+ stalls offering cruelty-free clothes, toiletries, cosmetics, campaign info etc. Also a full programme of speakers, films, cookery demos, entertainment, raffles, a vegan speed meeting/dating session, presentation of the Vegan Society Awards and much more…
World Vegan Day is an opportunity for vegans and their friends across the world to celebrate and promote veganism. The world’s first Vegan Society (here in the UK of course!) was born on November 1st 1944 — started by Donald Watson and friends. So each year on November 1st (since 1994), vegans everywhere celebrate World Vegan Day. The Vegan Society have of course now found a new home, right here in the West Midlands. How many more reasons do vegans need to flock to the West Midlands Vegan Festival and celebrate in style!!
The festival is being held at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall in the city centre, 10 minutes walk from the train/bus stations. See our
website(below) for a map, directions, car parks etc. The festival will be open from 11am — 5pm. Admission is just £1, payable at the door. (under 16‘s free)
For further details, please see our website www.midlandsveganfestival.org.uk
or call Midlands Vegan Campaigns on 01527 458395.
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