EVENT PROGRAMME FOR THE SCOTTISH VEGAN FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2017
As well as all the stalls of food, campaigns, cosmetics, etc and a great kids zone, we have the following…
Stalls are all on the ground floor. There are 2 talks/films rooms.
TALKS, FILMS and COOKING
ROOM 1 – TALKS AND DEMOS
11.00am – 12:00pm Alex Lockwood – How to Turn a Man Vegan in 45 Mins
Less than a third of vegans are men, while many of the biggest health problems and social
factors affecting men’s lives can be significantly improved by moving to a plant-based diet.
So it’s lucky that many more men are now seeing the benefits of a vegan lifestyle—as well
as re-finding their compassion for other beings and the environment. Join Dr Alex Lockwood
(vegan studies scholar and author of The Pig in Thin Air) for a lively, non-judgemental
presentation and interactive debate drawing on his recent research interviews with actors,
sports stars and normal blokes, that explores the links between masculinity and health,
men’s lives and the future of our planet, all in 45 minutes. // @alexlockwood
12:00pm – 13.00pm How Now No Cow – Mark Turner
Live demo of how to make your very own plant based milk!
13:00pm – 14:00pm Dark chocolate tasting workshop with Pacari Chocolates
Participate in an interactive workshop about the truth behind chocolate and learn new facts
about the origin and history of cacao while getting the chance to taste 4 different award
winning Pacari organic dark chocolate bars (60% and above), For more information visit
15:00pm – 16:00pm Vegan runners
Vegan Runners UK is a friendly club made up of vegans from all over the UK looking to raise
awareness of veganism by bring people together. Members range from beginners to highly
experienced runners, from casual joggers to dedicated athletes.
11:00 – 12:30pm Film: Live and Let Live
Six people who have switched to veganism, including former
butchers and factory farmers, share their stories to examine
the relationship between animals and people.
12:40 – 3:10pm Cowspiracy, the Sustainability Secret
a groundbreaking feature-length environmental
documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen
as he uncovers the most destructive industry
facing the planet today – and investigates why the
world’s leading environmental organisations are too
afraid to talk about it. Animal agriculture is the leading
cause of deforestation, water consumption and
pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases
than the transportation industry, and is a primary
driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead
zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely
3:20pm – 4.30pm Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home
A riveting story of transformation and healing, PEACEABLE KINGDOM:
THE JOURNEY HOME explores the awakening conscience of several
people who grew up in traditional farming culture and who have now
come to question the basic assumptions of their way of life.
Presented through a woven tapestry of memories, music, and
breathtaking accounts of life-altering moments, the film provides
insight into the farmers’ sometimes amazing
connections with the animals under their care, while also making clear
the complex web of social, psychological and economic forces that
have led them to their present dilemma.