This Winter Vevolution Festival returns to London and will take place on the 25th November at the prestigious The Ri in the heart of London’s West End.
The festival comprises of TED style short talks, panel discussions, creative workshops and the best of London’s vegan street food scene.
Confirmed speakers include Made In Chelsea stars Lucy and Tiffany Watson, and Nathan Runkle, Founder and President of US farmed animal advocacy organisation Mercy For Animals.
The Vevolution line-up will also have some muscle with UK Ninja Warrior star Chase Armitage, Adam Stansbury (The Plant Powered PT), John Lewis (The Badass Vegan) all taking part.
Leading vegan entrepreneurs like Meriel Armitage (Club Mexicana) and JP and Alex Petrides (allplants), Ian Theasby and Henry David Firth (BOSH!) will also take the stage, as will activists like Tobias Leenaert (The Vegan Strategist), Matthew Glover (Founder of Veganuary) and renowned writer and political activist Tamsin Omond.
And of course it wouldn’t be a vegan festival without delicious food. Club Mexicana will be there serving up Mexican goodness alongside One Planet Pizza, Pomodoro E Basilico and Young Vegans.
Vevolution held seven sold out events in the past year
In the past year, Vevolution held seven sold out events that have come to represent a new vanguard of vegan creatives in the UK.
This year’s Vevolution festival, which has been described as vegan TED talks, has partnered with ProVeg, an international food awareness organisation campaigning to reduce global meat consumption by 50% by 2040. ProVeg UK will host their own stage at the festival alongside the Vevolution main stage.
Speaking about this year’s festival, Vevolution Co-Founder Damien Clarkson said: “Last week I heard that 28% of people in the UK have reduced their meat consumption in the past 6 months. What we are witnessing is mass scale shift towards a meat-free culture. And we are really proud to be playing a role in helping people learn about living a vegan lifestyle.”
His Co-Founder, Judy Nadel, adds; “Gone are the days when veganism was associated with bland food. We are part of creating a movement of people making vegan choices for health, environment and the animals. And it doesn’t hurt that the food tastes amazing.”
The growth of veganism
2017 has seen been another big year for the vegan movement. In January the ‘try vegan’ campaign Veganuary saw record numbers of participants. The London street food scene is awash with delicious vegan food. Facebook plant-based recipe sensation BOSH! just signed a high six-figure book deal and plant-based frozen meals company allplants recently closed an £800,000 round of investment.
Vevolution is a celebration of all the progress the vegan movement has made in 2017. It is about accelerating the creation of vegan culture across the world.