The Earthbeat centre’s Earthbeat Vegfest was held on the 29th of October 2017 in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK. With 32 all-vegan stalls they aimed to get non-vegans excited about and create a better understanding of veganism. A range of vegan foods and sweets, musically inspired vegan clothing, and handmade toiletries showed visitors how easy it is to replace products with a plant-based version and live a vegan lifestyle. Entertainment was provided in the form of a musical performance with songs “inspired by seeing the world through vegan eyes” and vegan academic Dr Alex Lockwood held a fascinating talk.
With between 300 and 500 visitors, the event created a strong turnout and they received a lot of positive feedback. The Earthbeat centre is looking to organise a few events a year about veganism and are planning to have their next one in May.