When we arrived in Wolverhampton, I got very excited when I saw this sign:
The festival was inside and consisted of about 40 stalls selling a wide range of different vegan items, with everything from food to cosmetics. They also had various speakers, who were giving talks on an array of topics.
My dad and I went to a Nutrition lecture given by Dr Stephen Walsh PhD (nutrition spokesperson for The Vegan Society and author of Plant Based Nutrition and Health). He covered the basics of good vegan nutrition and then allowed the audience to ask any questions. It didn't really teach me anything new but it was good to reinforce the importance of a healthy diet. I was impressed that Dr Walsh also talked about the importance of eating well within the context of a healthy lifestyle.
The festival was really busy so was it tricky to take any pictures there but I took some of the items that we came back with!
Pictured below is what we bought:
Soy jerky (BBQ flavour), a wallet with the vegan society logo (my dad bought this for me as a surprise present!) and a teddy bear (for my sister).
I had never tried soy jerky before and really loved the taste and texture! They had a nice flavour and were satisfyingly chewy. Sadly, I think this jerky is only available online but I think I will have to order myself some soon anyway!
Here is a picture of my sister with her bear:
Just in case you can't see what is written on the bear's t-shirt:
My sister is a big fan of French Connection (FCUK) so we thought it would make her laugh!
Here is me with my wallet and jerky: