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Manchester Central

CHARTER 2 

12:00pm: The Plastic Crisis by The Vecologist

Fed up of plastic doing damage to the environment!? The Vecologist will be here discussing The Plastic Crisis: How bad is it really? Plastics have been a hot topic of discussion but do we really know the scale of the problem? Find out what our toxic relationship with plastic means for wildlife, human health and discover how we can work together to stop the plastic tide.

https://www.facebook.com/ThevEcologist/
Instagram @thevecologist

1.00pm: Veganism is WIN, WIN, WIN – Win for the Animals, Win for the Planet, Win for our Health by Mick Walker

To many of us, it is all too clear that raising billions of animals to provide us with food and other products makes no sense at any level. The cruel exploitation of the animals is entirely unacceptable, animal agriculture is the No 1 cause of environmental degradation and the human population is wracked with chronic diseases caused by the consumption of animal products. In recent years, several documentaries have detailed the issues associated with animal agriculture and the consumption of animal products.

EARTHLINGS – our domination of other species of animals is shocking, unnecessarily exploitative and cruel.

COWSPIRACY – a huge amount of environmental degradation is down to animal agriculture.

FORKS OVER KNIVES – in America and many other parts of the world, humans are experiencing burgeoning levels of chronic conditions – coronary heart disease, cancers, obesity, diabetes etc. There is increasing evidence that all of these can be avoided and even reversed by a plant based diet.
More recently WHAT THE HEALTH has highlighted the incredible disregard for the link between what we eat and our health.

In other words, the future of mankind and our planet is in jeopardy if we continue to support animal agriculture by consuming meat, dairy and eggs and by using other animal products, such as leather.

The prospects would be much brighter if everyone was to adopt a VEGAN lifestyle.

In this talk, I will outline some of the evidence for this and explain why there can be no argument whatsoever against the urgent need for widespread veganism.

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2.00pm: Vegan energy boosters: staying energised the natural way by Dominica Alicia Roszko

Sadly, many people in our culture still turn to excessive caffeine to boost their energy throughout the day which can often leave them feeling sluggish. Join Dominica Alicia Roszko an expert in living a different way as she talks about ways that people can stay energised, happy and healthy throughout the day with natural foods.
Dominica Alicia Roszko believes in the power (and magic) of tapping into your mind, body & soul and consciously creating a life you dream of. Her goal is to empower people to live a happier, healthier & lighter life by naturally transitioning into a more plant based whole foods diet.

Through her personal journey of overcoming severe eczema and losing 20kg during this transformation, she knows firsthand the importance of making a lifestyle shift instead of counting calories, dreading scales and feeling deprived of foods you love. She redesigned her life and experienced not only an outer transformation but a deep inner shift as well.

 

3:00pm: Making Vegan Travel Fun and Easy by Wendy Werneth

Are you worried about finding vegan food while travelling or eating out? Discover how being vegan can actually make your travels even more fun and fulfilling! Wendy Werneth, creator of The Nomadic Vegan travel blog and author of the book Veggie Planet, will show you how you can be vegan anywhere and spread compassion everywhere.

You’ll find out how to get insider travel tips from vegan locals in your destination, how to have restaurants prepare delicious vegan meals from you even when there’s nothing vegan on the menu, how to communicate your vegan needs in any language, and much more!
by Wendy Werneth from The Nomadic Vegan"

https://www.thenomadicvegan.com
https://www.facebook.com/Nomadic.Vegan/?ref=br_rs

4:00pm: Vegan Fitness with Brian Cervera

Building health, fitness and strength with a vegan lifestyle

www.creuynni.wix.com/complementaryhealth
https://www.facebook.com/Creuynni/

 

CHARTER 3

12:00pm: The Vegan Approach

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheVeganApproach/

 

1.00pm - Why You Don’t Need Dairy by Juliet Gellatley

Is it natural to consume milk after weaning? Indeed, is it safe to consume cow’s milk at all? Juliet explores the many health issues and new research showing why dairy is linked to cancers; how natural growth hormones in milk affect us and what are the dangers of milk protein and saturated fats? Also, if we don’t consume dairy where should we get calcium? With free materials to help you go dairy-free for this talk only

Website: https://www.viva.org.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vivavegancharity/

2.00pm: Bring Hope to Millions by Juliet Gellatley

The advert has been created by Viva! and shows the powerful contrast between the life of Hope - a mother sow rescued from slaughter with her six piglets - and the lives of other mother pigs on factory farms.

Ninety per cent of pigs in the UK are intensively farmed - enduring a life of overcrowding, disease, filth and confinement. The ad asks viewers to try vegan, highlighting the link to tasty vegan recipes at viva.org.uk/easyvegan.

Website: https://www.viva.org.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vivavegancharity/

3:00pm: Mood Food by Juliet Gellatley 

Four fifths of the UK population claim to be low on energy. Even more say they become impatient too quickly. Our nation takes over 800 million anti-depressants pa. There are many factors involved but when you are feeling low, anxious or irritable, or your memory isn’t what it should be, do you ever question the role of your diet? 

Juliet explores the role of food in our mood. She explains what nutrients are needed to make ‘happy hormones’, good munchies for motivation and the best brain boosters. She explains why meat and dairy can drag you down and fruit can make you well, fruity! A fascinating insight into the impact of food on mind and soul! 

Website: https://www.viva.org.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vivavegancharity/

4:00pm: Going Vegan After Breast Cancer – The Power of Plants by Ruth Romano

After being diagnosed with breast cancer at 32 my first question was why? At the time I was young, fit and healthy with no family history of breast cancer.

In earnest I started looking at all the things I was putting in and on my body. I immediately switched to a vegetarian diet and more recently I started to follow a vegan or plant-based diet. In this talk I would like to share my thoughts and findings with you.

I’ve carried out a lot of research into the subject and I’d like to focus on the following.

Animal Protein vs Plant Protein – The Benefits of Plant Protein for our Health. The China Study by Professor T. Colin Campbell showed that Animal Protein Promotes Cancer Growth.  

Cancer Protective Plant Chemicals – A Vegan Diet Turns on Genes that Prevent Disease and Turns off genes that Cause Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer and Other Illnesses.

Invasion of the Hormones – What you Need to Know About Oestrogen.

The sad truth is that many people are unaware of the role that diet plays in breast cancer development and by sharing this information I hope that many young women and men can take effective steps to reduce their risks of developing this awful disease. The science is there, and it is time to take control of our health!

Website: https://www.ruthromano.com/about

 

CHARTER 4

12:00pm: Vegan Organic Growing and Veganic Permaculture by Creuynni Complementary Healthcare

Food growing with vegan ethics and care for the earth

Website: www.creuynni.wix.com/complementaryhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Creuynni/

1.00pm: Yoga For All with Studio Earth

Adapt your practice to you!  

http://www.studioearth.co.uk

2.00pm: Plant Milk

How to make your own plant-based milks including hemp milk, cashew milk, banana milk, almond milk and more

Website: www.creuynni.wix.com/complementaryhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Creuynni/

3:00pm: Living without dairy – with Bee from HealthyBe Naturopathy

Learn how to prepare quick, easy, tasty and healthy vegan dairy alternatives

4:00pm: Yoga For All with Studio Earth

Adapt your practice to you!  

http://www.studioearth.co.uk

 

FOYER AREA - Children's Entertainment and Live Music

11am - 4pm:

The absolutely lovely Ukebabies are running our children's area this year. Children under 16 have FREE entry into the festival and are very welcome to attend our children's zone to join in with some wonderful crafts, music and yoga 

11am: Sound of Thieves - Live Music

Based in Manchester, Sound Of Thieves are an experimental electro-funk band, consisting of Phoebe Pope (UK) on vocals and Jan Bures (Poland) on electric bass. The group was born from a vision of creating a full and varied sound, with the use of as few musicians as possible. They have managed to achieve this through their use of sampling, live-looping and live instruments.

Performing a range of unusual covers as well as original music, Sound Of Thieves take their inspiration from all forms of music surrounding them, be it classical, jazz, funk or even electronic and world music, and transmit this inspiration in their live shows, electrifying their audiences with their grooves, beats and sounds.

 

12pm: Abigail Chetham - Live Music

Abigail Chetham is a 17 year old singer songwriter, who turned vegan when she was 14 and wishes to share her music among her fellow vegans! She’ll be playing a 45 minute acoustic set at 12pm filled with her own folky and haunting originals, as well as covers of a few classics!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abigailchethammusic/

1pm: Pearl Divers - Live Music

Pearl Divers are a 6 piece band from Salford, Manchester. We play a diverse mix of music combining male and female lead vocals. The principle writer Carl Lingard, writes in many kinds of styles, from Indie, Pop/Jazz, Latin, football anthems, to Bond themes.  All Pearl Divers material is original and home grown, with strong melodies and interesting harmonies always featured. The music drives the band. We don’t market oursleves as anything other than a band led which way by the creative inspirations. We dive for pearls, and one never quite knows what we’ll come back with

Website: http://pearldivers.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PEARL-DIVERS-310870613447/

2pm: Sound of Thieves - Live Music

Based in Manchester, Sound Of Thieves are an experimental electro-funk band, consisting of Phoebe Pope (UK) on vocals and Jan Bures (Poland) on electric bass. The group was born from a vision of creating a full and varied sound, with the use of as few musicians as possible. They have managed to achieve this through their use of sampling, live-looping and live instruments.

Performing a range of unusual covers as well as original music, Sound Of Thieves take their inspiration from all forms of music surrounding them, be it classical, jazz, funk or even electronic and world music, and transmit this inspiration in their live shows, electrifying their audiences with their grooves, beats and sounds.

 
3pm: Hanami Family - Live Music

We are Hanami

A musical family

with travelling souls.

Performing finest folk

on hand crafted instruments

with a lifetime of experience in harmony

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