Mature Zone

V… for Life begins at 50! The Mature Zone is the go-to place for all aspects of veganism in later life. With pay-as-you-feel vegan refreshments and drinks served on top of seating. Proudly curated and hosted by V for Life

Feeling the effects of overcrowding? Why not sit back and enjoy a cuppa in our Mature Zone? Nab some great free publications, enjoy an attractive array of vegan bakes, and listen in to inspiring cookery demonstrations, and thought-provoking films and presentations. Through popular demand, we have expanded the number of veggie socials, which are the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded souls.

Refreshments served outside the Mature Zone are offered on a 'pay as you feel' basis, and any profits will be used to support the charity's work. 

There'll also be plenty of free information to hand about:

Veg-friendly travel 
VfL's vegan and vegetarian grants 
Vegan dinners to your door 
Care homes that care 
Volunteering opportunities: How to be a friend to your elders. 

Talks and workshops will run from 12pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday.

Timetable

Saturday

12:00

VfL film shorts: If I get dementia, will they serve me meat?

V for Life is pleased to have released two new film shorts. They aim to draw attention to two serious[…]

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1:00

Age-related issues might force you to abandon your veganism. Take action today

Amanda Woodvine

People are sometimes surprised to discover that a charity for older vegans exists. Some even respond by asking ‘Why does[…]

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Amanda Woodvine

2:00

Vegan cheese party sponsored by Tyne Chease, Stockan’s and Bute Island Foods

Tyne Chease, Stockan's Oatcakes, Bute Island Foods

In a Mature Zone first – a vegan cheese tasting event to tickle your taste buds! Whether you prefer milder[…]

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Tyne Chease

Stockan's Oatcakes

Bute Island Foods

3:00

Learn to create tasty, colourful and nutritious Buddha Bowls

Ellie Murphy

In her first demo, Ellie will demonstrate a selection of Buddha Bowls including grains, roasted veg, spiced chickpeas, baked tofu,[…]

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Ellie Murphy

4:00

Would there ever be an end to human suffering and animal cruelty? From the perspective of duality

David Pye

Souls choose to incarnate here on planet Earth in a physical body because Earth is a magnificently beautiful and incredibly[…]

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David Pye

5:00

Snack party sponsored by Eat Real Snacks and Perk!er

Eat Real Snacks, Perkier

Come and make friends over nibbles, sponsored by Eat Real Snacks and Perk!er. What better way to meet new people[…]

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Eat Real Snacks

Perkier

Sunday

11:00

VfL film shorts, feat. comedian Dave Spikey

V for Life is pleased to have released two new film shorts. They aim to draw attention to two serious[…]

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12:00

How to Avoid Age Related Decline

Alicja Baczynska

Many of us wonder how to avoid age related decline in physical and cognitive function. This talk will provide insight[…]

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Alicja Baczynska

1:00

Cookery demo: Easy 'no-cook' dishes

Ellie Murphy

Ellie will demonstrate three super-quick ‘no cook’ recipes. No fuss raw coconut curry and fresh Spring rolls are packed with[…]

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Ellie Murphy

2:00

Older vegan discussion group (open to all ages)

What’s it like being an older veg*n in today’s society? What problems face the veg*n population as they age? Come[…]

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3:00

Mature veg*ns speed-dating

Find love in later life! We welcome all older veg*ns to come along and see if you can meet your[…]

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4:00

Fancy a tipple? Meet like-minded souls over a free drink

Black Isle Brewery

Come along to our social event. Sit back, unwind and enjoy delicious vegan-friendly beverages – on a first-come, first-served basis!

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Black Isle Brewery