MFM will have its own stand at this year’s London festival in October, where people can come to learn about the aims of the campaign and join a global movement that is gathering speed and supporters by the day.
The campaign’s founder, Sir Paul McCartney, has given his backing to the event, which takes place at Kensington Olympia on Saturday October 5 and Saturday October 6, from 11am to 7pm.
Paul says: “To all those thinking of supporting Meat Free Monday, just try it – it’s really not that difficult to do and you’ll be helping to set a new pattern for the future of our planet.
“If you’re looking for tips and ideas in getting started, visit VegfestUK in London, where there will be cookery workshops, nutrition talks and lots of meat-free food to try.”
The organiser of the event, Tim Barford, explains that VegfestUK was set up to “get people thinking about what they eat, showing them different options and letting them sample and taste what’s available, and making up their own minds about what they eat. And from all this a large proportion of them are seriously thinking about changing their diets.”
Top chefs such as Chad Sarno will be popping in to demonstrate the delights of meat-free eating, and celebrities sampling them will include musician Macka B, athlete Fiona Oakes and comedians Dave Spikey and Andrew O’Neill.
Meat Free Monday has 10 pairs of tickets to VegfestUK to give away – five on the Saturday and five on the Sunday. For your chance to win, simply email [email protected]. Closing date for entries is Sunday 1st September – 6.00 p.m GMT.
Tickets usually cost £10 (standard), £6 (concession) and £2 (children under 16).For more information visit london.vegfest.co.uk