“A fresh season of vegan and conscious living events” presented by Old Truman Brewery will take place in London throughout the month of August. The festival, V For, will bring a variety of vegan food, fashion, wellness, and fitness events to East London, kicking off on 2 August with a special edition of the hugely popular vegan night market, Vegan Nights.
Vegan foodies will be overwhelmed by the plant-based food choices this summer, with Brick Lane Food Hall welcoming vegan food traders for the very first time on 4 and 5 August, and local bars Juju’s and Ninety One serving special vegan menus on 11 and 12 August.
Popular London-based Mexican cantina DF/Mexico will also be launching its new vegan menu during the festival. The event was created by Thomasina Miers, Co-Founder of DF/Mexico and former MasterChef winner. A DF/Mexico representative told London newspaper, The Metro, that it has created a vegan version of its delicious buttermilk used in tacos that will “blow your socks off.”
For those more interested in wellbeing and fitness, Plant Pop!, a sanctuary of plant-based fun, will be holding an immersive, sensory experience based around plant life from 7 August until 4 September, and Adidas Studio LDN will be hosting a month of free yoga, mindfulness, and lifestyle sessions, and offering a selection of vegan treats in its in-house fuel bar. BBC 1xtra’s Melody Kane will also be hosting a session of her cult fitness class No Kane No Gain, where attendees will receive a bag of vegan goodies.
In addition, a happiness workshop will also be hosted by The Art of Living Foundation on 11 and 12 August to help busy Londonites reduce their anxiety through a mixture of guided meditation, calming breathing techniques, and mindfulness.
Ethical fashionistas can rejoice as Po-Zu’s sustainable fashion rooms will run from 2-5 August, and Tim Shieff will be showcasing his latest ETHICS collection from 3-5 August. Beyond Skin will also be showing off their vegan footwear from 3-5 August, and Bare Fashion will host London’s first ever fully vegan fashion show on 16 August.
Keeping in with the theme of ethical consumerism, Compare Ethics, an online product comparison tool documenting different brand’s impacts on the planet, people, and animals will be launched during the festival.
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