Interested in eating healthily, but don’t want to ditch your all-time favourite treats and have salads all the time? Do you want no more horsemeat in your diet? Then head over to the ‘Vegucate Bristol Film Series’!
This film series shows you the very best of a plant-based lifestyle through screenings of award-winning feature documentaries on the subject. These include Vegucated, Planeat, Got the Facts on Milk?, Forks over Knives and Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home. Visitors to the evenings can expect a feast of delicious foods (including pizzas and cakes), rip-roaring stand-ups before the film screenings, and very informal and friendly discussion sessions afterwards.
The treats do not just end here – included in the film series are two very entertaining cookery demos by the lovely and versatile chef Jane Easton from VIVA! and the Vegetarian Recipe Club, and the highly talented and exotic Rose Alexander, currently chef at Café Kino, one of the best vegan cafes in the country. They’ll show you how to prepare mushroom stroganoff and sour crème without dairy, and many other fabulous meat-free dishes in literally no time.
Jane and Rose will join a host of other experts during the discussions, including local MP Kerry McCarthy, VegfestUK and Yaoh director Tim Barford, Vegan Society local contact Caroline Mcaleese, Vegan Society campaigner Anna Thorley, VIVA! campaigner Justin Kerswell, and local sustainability campaigner Martin Fodor. They’ll make sure that visitors to the screenings are armed with the knowledge they need in making positive changes to their eating habits that are beneficial to their health, animal welfare, the environment and the future of our planet.
Past screenings of Vegucated in Bristol have attracted over 100 visitors each evening, representing a noticeable surge of interest in healthy eating. ‘The best thing about our film screenings is that visitors can indulge themselves in the amazing food and comedy on offer, while picking up some useful info from the very engaging films,’ say the organisers, Vegucate Bristol. ‘They don’t have the pressure of going veggie immediately, but can work towards increasing their intake of fruits and vegetables, and we’ve got the tips for doing just that!’
The film series takes place every Tuesday evening from April 2nd to May 7th at the Polish Club in the Clifton area of Bristol. Each night begins at 6:30 and ends at 10. All food served is 100% plant-based. Admission FREE, donations welcome (suggested donation: £2). All funds raised go to charity Vegfam, who feed the hungry without animal exploitation.
Visitors are also spared the hassle of prior reservation. Note that the capacity is 150 people so space is limited. Admission begins at 6:30 and ends at 7:00 sharp, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment!
The event is proudly sponsored by A Well Fed World, Vegfund, VegfestUK, Yaoh, Viridian, Eco-Vegan Shoes, Ethical Investors, Ecotricity, Bute Island Foods, Ombar, Wheaty, Vegusto, Barchester Green Investment, Dig In, Greenheart and many others.