October 21 2014 Latest news:
Monday, July 28, 2014
Norwich’s fourth annual Veggie Fayre has been declared such a success it could need a bigger venue in 2015.
The gathering of local, national and international vegetarian, vegan and animal rights businesses, organisations, groups, charities and individuals was held at the Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, on Saturday.
The event enjoyed perfect weather, with some stall holders deciding to move outside into the sunshine.
According to organisers, the event was all about “celebrating how delicious, affordable and healthy vegan cuisine can be, as well as presenting how easy and enjoyable it is to lead a cruelty-free lifestyle”.
Miranda Dane, who helped organise the event and who has been involved in the fair since it was first held, said: “I think definitely it has gone from strength to strength. I think today’s was much better than the previous ones because there were many more stalls and a much bigger turnout.”
She estimated that about 500 people came to the free event and visited some of the nearly 30 stalls.
Speaking about next year’s event, she said: “I think we are out growing our venue. I think we might move to a larger venue, but that depends on the funding.”
To keep up with updates on next year’s fayre, see the event’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NorwichVeggieFayre
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