Wednesday 20 November 2019

Glasgow Vegan Winter Festival - A Vegan Christmas Shopping Wonderland | Guest Post

AD | Hello my lovelies! Enjoy the ethical festival feel-good factor at Glasgow Vegan Winter Festival this November. Glasgow Trades Hall will be playing host to an exciting Christmas shopping experience. Whether you’ve got some vegan friends to buy presents for, fancy trying some festive vegan food or are fed up with buying the usual gifts and are looking for something that’s plastic-free, this event will have everything you need to create the perfect cruelty-free Christmas…

The 2019 Glasgow Vegan Winter Festival will take place at Glasgow Trades Hall right in the heart of Glasgow City Centre on Saturday 23nd and Sunday 24th November 2019 from 10.30am - 4.30pm each day.

This unique Winter Festival features over 50 fantastic stalls offering a wide variety of festive vegan produce, including Christmas cakes, mince pies and chocolate. There’s also make-up, shampoo bars and bath bombs ranges, such as iUVO Skincare, clothing from Viva la Vegan and Wear Your Voice, plus lots of fun ethical gift ideas.

| About Festival Organiser, Victoria Bryceson | Victoria Bryceson founder of Vegan Events UK and animal welfare and education charity Miracle's Mission is passionate about advocating a cruelty-free lifestyle and helping animals in need around the world.

Local Glasgow stallholders include Izen Juice, Lucie Bradley Medical Herbalist and Two Birds. Other Scottish exhibitors include South Lanarkshire’s Baby Blue Bee Bunnies and Iguana Chocolate from South Lanarkshire, Dumfries & Galloway’s All Natural Me and The Kitchen Witch, Fallen Tree Coffee from Blair Drummond near Stirling, and Trodden Black from Dollar, Clackmannanshire. Further local stallholders include Friends of the Earth Scotland, Go Vegan Scotland, Scotland Against Greyhound Abuse, Edinburgh’s The Sly Fox, The Herbivore Kitchen and Mimi’s Bakehouse, Perthshire’s Clantastic, Angus’s The Black Cat Soap House and Aberdeen’s Surya Luna Naturals.

Hot takeaway food includes delicious dishes from Greek Vegan Deli, Honest Edibles, The Sly Fox and VDogs. There will also be free Bute Island Sheese samples to enjoy, plus food stalls including Tyne Cheese, Free From Italy, The Green Guerrilla and Almighty Foods. There will also be all day informative talks and exciting cookery demos to inspire. And in the true Christmas spirit, the festival also helps local homeless people, whilst also helping to reduce food waste. Stallholders are asked to donate any surplus food at the end of the festival, and a group of volunteers distributes it to homeless people after the event, providing a hot meal as well as cold dishes.

Glasgow Vegan Winter Festival takes place on Saturday, 23rd November and Sunday, 24th November 2019 from 10:30am to 4:30pm each Day at Glasgow Trades Hall, 85 Glassford Street, Glasgow G1 1UH. Entry is from just £3 (under 16’s free) and this includes entry to all areas and activities. Standard tickets are purchased at the door on the day. VIP tickets, £15, include fast track entry and a goody bag full of vegan products, samples, discounts and offers can be purchased in advance but sell out quickly. For more information please visit their website.

With love, Alisha Valerie. x