Vegan festival celebrates wide multicultural influence

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One of Europe’s largest vegan food and lifestyle festivals VegfestUK is looking forward to welcoming a large variety of nationalities and cultures at its upcoming show in Bristol this May, which is set to draw around 15,000 visitors overall.

The multicultural aspects of the show begin with a conveyor belt of sumptuous vegan food, which has been the biggest draw of VegfestUK events for many years. Vendors hail from a wide range of cultures, from Asian classics such as sushi rolls, Indian curries, Thai street food, Chinese stir fries and mock barbecued meats, to Nigerian cuisine, Spanish paella, crêpes, churros laced with vegan chocolate, Caribbean stews and plantains, Moroccan stews, falafel wraps, Mexican food, pizzas… eating at the festival promises to be a real round-the-world event.

Nishma Shah

Kenyan-Indian chef Nishma Shah will be performing live cooking demos

VegfestUK further extends its welcoming hand to speakers from around the world. Kenyan-Indian vegan chef Nishma Shah, founder of London-based vegan catering company Shambhu’s, will perform a cookery demo on some of her favourite vegan dishes from her vast experience in catering and cookery demos.

In addition to having a large variety of vegan speakers from all walks of life, the event will also host its first-ever Pro-Intersectional Vegan Conference in the Sunday part of the show.

The global influence continues with a fine selection of headliners in the evenings which are set to wow a massive crowd with an uplifting cocktail of house and reggae music. The evening line-up includes big-hitters such as original house DJ Marshall Jefferson and soul/jazz singer & dance diva Alison Limerick (renowned for her chart-topping single “Where Love Lives”) on the Saturday. Followed by vegan reggae icon Macka B on Sunday who will be joined by Afro-Caribbean singer/songwriters Celestine and Sabrina Chyld. Meanwhile, the daytime acoustic music includes Spanish guitar duo De Fuego who’ll entertain the audience with their energetic instrumental flamenco and rumba-based music.

You can read more about VegFestUK at www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk.

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