Viva!City Ethical Life Vegan Festival on Saturday 14 July 2018Posted on: 08 Jun 2018
All-things vegan will get a day dedicated to showcasing its virtuous ethical credentials when Viva!City Ethical Life Festival takes over City Hall and College Green on Saturday 14 July 2018.
Eschewing the traditional festival provisos entrenched in ear-splitting riffs and heavy drinking, Viva!City will be a more low-key, tranquil affair championing the cause for ethically-made and plant-based wares, including stalls dishing out delicious vegan food and ethical artisan gifts on the splendid pastures of College Green.
The cavernous environs of City Hall will play host to recipe demonstrations, free yoga classes, lifestyle talks and plenty more stalls. Live music will provide the soundtrack for the day (though whether musicians will be performing on vegan-friendly bongos is yet to be confirmed).
Organised by vegan charity Viva! - pioneers of animal welfare and environmental issues for nearly 25 years - they're passionate advocates for a healthier, more eco-friendly lifestyle and fervent supporters of encouraging people towards a better, more sustainable way of living.
This isn't the only event of its kind this year either. The festival is actually part of a nationwide series of events encouraging people to look into this particular daily living ethos and to embrace its lifestyle-enhancing benefits, not only to already hardened, converted vegans but people ruminating over and considering its multifarious advantages (V-curious folk, I suppose).
Viva!City Ethical Life Festival runs from 11am to 5pm. Tickets for this heralding of eco-friendly, plant-based fun cost £5 with under 16s getting in for free. You can book them in advance here.
Bristol City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR
Jamie is a writer, blogger, journalist, critic, film fan, soundtrack nerd and all-round Bristolian good egg. He loves the music of Philip Glass, the art of Salvador Dali, the writings of Charles Bukowksi and Hunter S Thompson, the irreverence of Harry Hill, and the timeless, straw-chomping exuberance of The Wurzels. You can sometimes find him railing against a surging tide of passing cyclists, or gorging himself senseless on the Oriental delights of a Cosmos all-you-can-eat buffet.