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VegfestUK Brighton is not without some most excellent entertainment, including musicians, competitions and our Ready Steady Chef  showpiece. Most of the entertainment will be found in the Main Hall on the ground floor. There are also performances in the lower foyer and the upstairs dining area throughout the weekend.

See below for further details...

Saturday 17 March - Main Hall 

11.30     Live music from Jenny Said Yes (see below)

12.00     Film - Vegucated (see below)

1.30       Great Veggie Sausage Competition - you are the judge! (see bottom of page)

2.30       Film - Lets Cook

3.00       Film - Making the Connection

3.30       Live Music from Mauve

4.30       Live Music from Lonely Tourist (see below)

5.00       Junior Ready Steady Chef: FINAL!

Jenny Said Yes
Encompassing influences across the spectrum, Jenny Said Yes bring a folk-infused sound which combines melodic vocals with dynamic riffs and beats. The female fronted band has achieved several residencies from their gigs in infamous Camden. Their ability to linger in the untouched corners of your mind will leave you wanting more. www.jennysaidyes.co.uk


A film telling the story of 3 people who adopt the vegan diet for 6 weeks and a whole new way of thinking. It has lived up to the film maker's intentions and has swayed people from vegetarian to vegan, omnivore to herbivore and careless eater to conscious eater. www.getvegucated.com

Lonely Tourist

Lonely Tourist is a Bristol based solo acoustic act who has played around 200 gigs in the South West since moving from Glasgow in 2009. The debut album 'Sir, I am a good man' was released in Jan 2011 to excellent reviews. www.facebook.com/lonelytouristmusic

Sunday 18th March - Main Hall

11.30      Theatre & Comedy - 'Large Print Trash' with Jonathan Brown (see below)

12.00      Film - Making The Connection by The Vegan Society (see below)

12.30      Theatre - 'The Last Lunch' by Something Underground Theatre Co. (see below)

1.30        Best Veggie Burger Competition - you are the judge! (see bottom of page)

2.30        Film - 'Simply Raw - Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days'

4.00        Live Music from Mauve

4.30        Live Music with Robb Johnson (see below)

5.00        Masters Ready Steady Chef: FINAL!

Large Print Trash

Find your borrowers card and join Jenny, a full-blooded librarian, playing family court judges and illiterate lovers to find honour and realistic literary heroes in a world gone large print and trash-romance mad. Transgender Jenny "Eating For Beauty" with a raw vegan diet? Best Male Performer Nominee Brighton Fringe. www.jonathan-brown.co.uk

Making The Connection
Do you have to choose between a healthy, fun, modern lifestyle and a fair, sustainable, compassionate lifestyle? No, you can have it all! Watch 'Making The Connection' and decide for yourself. Film courtesy of The Vegan Society. www.vegansociety.com

The Last Lunch

It's Sunday lunch, and where the roast should be, there's a tofu casserole! Butcher Albert’s table is set for a monumental clash of values, knives and hearts. Now hidden secrets must emerge, new disturbing pacts made. To seal the family in, for ever! With Brighton Fringe Award-nominated writer & performer Jonathan Brown.

Robb Johnson

Robb gigs in the UK, Belgium, Germany & the USA. His songs are covered by many singers, from folk legend Roy Bailey to cabaret diva Barb Jungr. He’s also written Tony Benn’s favourite song & been vegan for 20 years. www.robbjohnson.co.uk


  • The Best Veggie Sausage & Burger Competitions
    Captain James Tea Cook will be hosting the world's most plantastic BBQ sausage and the world's best plantastic BBQ burger bake-off: which is the UK's favourite producer of sausages and burgers? Using only the power of your tastebuds, YOU decide! We are expecting entries from every corner of the UK for the UK's biggest ever tasting panel - the winner wins a night out with Captain James Tea Cook at their own expense!

  • Andy Russell providing close up walkabout magic on Sunday: Andy performs with cards, coins and even does mind reading! Recently been astonishing passengers at Gatwick Airport – get ready to be amazed! www.andyrussell.webs.com

  • Metala will be providing Free face painting (using vegan face paints!) www.veganfaces.co.uk

  • A number of musicians will be busking in the foyer and dining hall for your listening pleasure! Including...

    Annika Brown and the Deep Folky surreal rock duo with evocative and poignant songs. “Haunting, catchy melodies and wry vocals in the style of Alanis Morisette and Regina Spektor – an inspiring live performer” - Andy Ropek, founder of Icarus Club. www.annikabrown.co.uk

    Kelly Kemp – Kelly is the ex No Comply singer who will be presenting her solo project at Brighton VegfestUK. Kelly combines her punk rock past with lyrics containing important and informative messages that relate to her life experiences and are relevant to everyday issues that need to be addressed. www.myspace.com/kellykempmusic

    Mauve – Mauve features five soulful voices harmonising over funky percussive keyboards to create a powerful, emotive, compelling & uplifting set of strong songs, exciting melodies and conscious lyrics delivering warmth and passion. www.reverbnation.com/mauvepeople

  • General tomfoolery from Captain James Tea Cook - Pirate of The Carob Bean! 
    Captain Cook can usually be found terrifying small children into eating a rainbow of fruit and vegetables at his Foods For Life children's cookery workshops! Best way to tame him is to offer him orange or ginger flavoured chocolate...

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