Northern Vegan Festival 2016

Saturday 23rd April 2016
10am – 6pm
Admission £2 (under 12 free)

After a successful event on October 17, which over 3500 people came to, the Festival returns on April 23rd 2016 for a bigger event with much more space

The Festival will run from 10am until 6pm at each venue with the exception of the Thirsty Scholar where it will run from noon until 3am.            

     The festival is fully volunteer run and all proceeds will go to animal welfare charities, as will the proceeds from our partner festival, The Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival held on 18th June 2016 at Leeds Town Hall, Leeds City centre.

Please note that all main venues and rooms are fully accessible to people in wheelchairs via lifts, but at the Gullivers venue, people in wheelchairs will need to ask staff to contact Veggie Pets upstairs where they will bring some vegan cat food samples down as this venue is not wheelchair accessible

Once again we will be using Sachas Hotel, Tib Street, Manchester, M4 1SH, where where there will be where there will be 95 stalls and a cafe area in the USA Suite on the ground floor, a social event downstairs in the Spindles Bar with vegan musicians for the North's vegan groups, a 20 stall raw food fair upstairs in the Roosevelt and Jefferson Rooms and a 5 stall vegan organic farmers market in the Kennedy Room on the ground floor (conventional organic agriculture uses bone meal, animal blood, and ground up fish as fertiliser).

Venue 2 is the Methodist Church Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ which is across the road from the back of the USA Suite in Sachas. At this venue there will be 81 stalls in the various rooms on the 1st floor, talks and films in the Lounge on the 1st floor, and cookery demos and speed dating and meeting in Room 21 on the 2nd floor.

Venue 3 is the back room of the Castle Hotel at 66, Oldham Street, M4 1LE, where there will be vegan dog food tasting with Europe's largest seller of vegan pet food Veggie Pets (

Venue 4 is the upstairs room of Gullivers at 109, Oldham Street, M4 1LW, where there will be vegan cat food tasting with Veggie Pets.

Venue 5 is 15 minutes walk away, the Thirsty Scholar vegetarian/vegan pub at 50, New Wakefield Street, Manchester, M1 5NP where there will be a vegan beer, wine and cider festival.

Please contact us if you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the Northern Vegan Festival 2016, if you are interested in presenting a workshop, volunteering on the day or would like more information.

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