Vegan Events UK is looking forward to next Saturday (20th April) when it will be bringing its popular Vegan Festival back to Manchester.

So if you’re looking for inspiration or interested in finding out more about a vegan lifestyle, the Northern Vegan Festival (Manchester), is a great place to be. And entry is free for under-16s, so it’s ideal for families.

Festival Organiser, Victoria Bryceson comments, “I’m really excited about the Manchester festival – our first at a new venue at Manchester Metropolitan University and with over 100 fantastic stalls. I’m sure that people from Manchester and the North West will enjoy the stalls, talks, demos and atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming everyone, not just vegans, to the event. Our goal is to continue to bring vegans and non-vegans together, to support local vegan business, and to show just how easy it is to be vegan.”

The Festival will feature over 100 fantastic stalls, world food caterers, inspirational talks and demos running throughout the day between 10.30am and 4.30pm at Sugden Sports Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University. It is conveniently situated near Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road railway stations.

Featured stalls include Miracle’s Mission, The Teapot Bakery and Alconot. Greater Manchester’s The Teapot Bakery “is thrilled to be part of the Northern Vegan Festival in Manchester on Saturday, April 20th! Dive into our delightful array of hand-crafted vegan croissants and discover the unique range of filled pastries for an unforgettable plant-based viennoiserie experience”.

You can find out more about Miracle’s Mission at their stall. Miracle’s Mission is a non-profit animal welfare organisation that works with sick, injured and difficult animals. Its mission is to provide a place of safety for animals in danger, to educate on the need for neutering both pets and strays and to neuter stray dogs and cats to prevent the birth of more dogs and cats onto the streets.

Alconot is a range of non-alcoholic spirits with a juniper base, all with vegan ingredients and no animal products at all.

Local caterers at the event include Seitan’s Kebab an independent vegan street food business based in Manchester run by passionate foodies Matt and Steph. Offering tasty, healthier plant-based alternatives to favourite takeaway kebabs; each dish is 100% vegan – from kebab to sauce.

And Manchester’s Wholesome Junkies, whose speciality is vegan junk food with a wholesome twist. Bolton’s Vegan Infinity offer a range of raw vegan desserts that are refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy free and soy free. Hand crafted by internationally certified raw vegan chef Aliona, they are testament to the vast, rich possibilities of ingredients Mother Nature has to offer.

Salford’s Devildog Sauces are handmade in small batches; they aim to make the most flavoursome chilli sauce out there by using the best ingredients and combining a wide array of chillies to create a range of sauces that suit all tastes and tolerances.

Manchester’s Kind Hearted Chocs is an award winning vegan business creating mouth-watering vegan chocolates that you cannot find anywhere else in the UK, including hand painted bonbons filled with unique flavours, such as salted caramel which has been a customer favourite ever since they launched. Manchester vegan bakery and market traders Teatime Collective will be bringing an amazing range of vegan cakes and donuts.

Local charities and organisations include Manchester’s Vegan Organic Network, an educational charity, dedicated to vegan organic farming and growing. Manchester’s Tiny Paws MCR is a small animal rescue charity based in Manchester, rehoming hamsters, mice, rats, chinchillas, degus, gerbils, guinea pigs and rabbits in the Manchester area.

There will also be a stall selling Bo’s Book, a new cook book that features simple, easy-to-follow recipes together with beautiful illustrations of dogs from animal welfare charity, Miracle’s Mission. All the profits go to help needy dogs at Miracle’s Mission.

Talks include ‘The Beginner’s Guide to Veganism’, ‘Anyone Can Grow Fresh Veggies at Home’, ‘3 Tips To Build A Strong Body And A Strong Mind’ and ‘Why Animal Activism Matters’. And there will be cookery demos throughout the day including Mauritian Street Food and Nut Milks, Creams and Energy Balls.

The Northern Vegan Festival (Manchester) takes place on Saturday 20th April 2024 from 10:30am to 4:30pm at Sugden Sports Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University, 114 Grosvenor St, Manchester, M1 7HL. Entry is £5 payable on the door (under 16’s free) or £15 for VIP tickets in advance to include fast track entry and a goody bag full of vegan products, samples, discounts and offers, available from

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