Successful Veggie Fayre could be looking for a bigger venue

Jo Watmore, vegan cook, with her vegan sausages at the Veggie Fayre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Jo Watmore, vegan cook, with her vegan sausages at the Veggie Fayre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Monday, July 28, 2014
12:30 PM

Norwich’s fourth annual Veggie Fayre has been declared such a success it could need a bigger venue in 2015.

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Kathy Chalmers with vegan Elmtree Beers at the Veggie Fayre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYKathy Chalmers with vegan Elmtree Beers at the Veggie Fayre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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.”

Vijay Jetani of Namaste India, with a vegetarian, vegan and gluten free curry and samosas at the Veggie Fayre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYVijay Jetani of Namaste India, with a vegetarian, vegan and gluten free curry and samosas at the Veggie Fayre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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

Are you helping to organise an event? Write to Letters Editor, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich NR1 1RE.

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