Speed date as Vegan Festival comes to Lancaster

Famous vegans include Ozzy Osbourne
Famous vegans include Ozzy Osbourne

Speed dating will be on the menu at the North West Vegan Festival in Lancaster this weekend.

The event kicks off at 11am on Saturday June 7 at both Lancaster Town Hall in Dalton Square and The Gregson Centre in Moor Lane.

At the town hall, there will be 90 stalls, a smoothie demonstration and talk by vegan retired Everton and Swansea City footballer Neil Robinson, other talks, a cookery demonstration, speed dating and meeting, and free vegan food.

The event finishes at midnight.

At the Gregson Centre, again until midnight, there will be a vegan beer and wine festival, a special extra vegan menu, films in a 26-seat cinema, and a 10-stall flea market to raise money for animal related causes.

All proceeds go to the volunteer-run registered animal charity International Aid for the Protection and Welfare of Animals (IAPWA).

More information about IAPWA, and festival events can be found on the website, www.northwestveganfestival.co.uk, where you can also read about the more than 20 British and American companies and organisations who have sponsored the festival.

Famous vegans now include Pamela Anderson, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Mike Tyson, Venus Williams and Ozzy Osbourne among others .

Admission is £1.50 which includes entry to both venues on the day.