As someone that’s born and bred in leafy green Surrey, I am always excited by anything vegan going on this way. From simple things such as finding a vegan sarnie in a shop to hearing about a vegan fair that includes local brands.
No shade on bigger brands (ily, too) but more local, smaller brands are where my interest lies, so when seeing the likes of LoveSeitan from Guildford and April’s Table from Weybridge on the list of stalls at Surrey Vegan Fair, I was on it!
I couldn’t describe my excitement when I heard that Stu Henshall was hosting a plant based supper club at The Boileroom, I got my tickets booked straight away! This included a three course meal, a cocktail and live music which sounded like the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day.
I came across Kingston Yoga & Vegan Festival on Facebook and was interested straight away. A place with vegan food and yoga in one place sounded right up my street… and the cheapness, oh, the cheapness! £5 for a ticket?! It’s unusual to see any type of ticket that price anymore, even my daily train ticket to work costs more!
As a new vegan (well, pretty new, since January 2017) I’ve never had a chance to get myself to a vegan festival, so last weekend I did and I have to say it was one of the best days I have had in a long time. A place full of food I can actually eat and don’t have to think about it/read labels to determine if it’s okay for me – Perfection!
Well, where do I start! There are so many good things to say about Gin Festival Guildford. From being given my own gin glass to keep on arrival to informative talks on the process of making gin and what particular brands are all about. This event was varied, a lot more than just taking a seat and sipping on some gin, unless of course that’s all you want to get out of it!