Category Archives: Outreach

Wild West Heroes – the Cornwall Vegans Charity Calendar

The sunsets are glorious in Cornwall

Cornwall Vegans launched Wild West Heroes, the Cornwall vegans Charity calendar on the 11th November at our first veggie/vegan speed dating event. The calendar features the vegan men of Cornwall and Devon, their stories, their secrets and sometimes a recipe! The sale of this calendar will raise vital funds for two wildlife charities in Cornwall, and will no doubt help the lives of those animals sometimes persecuted or pushed aside by modern living and policies.

Cornwall Badger Rescue and Brock and Prickles and Paws Hedgehog Rescue  will benefit from the these proceeds, and you can buy one now by visiting our online Esty shop!

Cornwall’s wildlife will benefit !

Find out more about our story by visiting our dedicated Facebook page!

Buying Wild West Heroes

If you live in Cornwall or Devon, you will find the calendar for sale in many of your favourites shops and cafes! Below is a list of stockists. If you own or work somewhere and would like to stock our calendar, please get in touch with us by emailing cornwallvegan@gmail.com.


Ethica Plymouth
The Cornish Vegan Truro
Pura Pressed Truro
House of Vestress Hayle
Cornwall Badger Rescue & Brock St. Ives
Little Green Vegan Bakery St Agnes
Pea Souk Vegetarian Cafe Falmouth
Michael House, a Vegan Guest House in Cornwall Tintagel
Vood Bar Events in Cornwall
The Beached Lamb Cafe Newquay
The Naturally Vegan Plot Events in Plymouth
Wood and Green Wadebridge
Krowji Open Studios Redruth, and more to follow.

 

The youngest vegan in the calendar!

 

Cornwall Badger Rescue and Brock and Prickles and Paws Hedgehog Rescue are our two local chosen charities.

We have an abundance of wildlife in Cornwall, but due to many factors the animals that live with us in this county are under threat. By the sale of this calendar, we will hopefully raise some much needed cash for two Cornwall based wildlife charities, and break down some stereotypes of what it means to be a vegan male! As you will be visually and other wise informed, nothing is lost and everything is gained by being vegan. I really hope that everyone who supports us will enjoy using this calendar as much as we have making it!
And of course, all the pleasure is for such great causes ..

Badgers need our help

So…what DO vegans eat?

Tintagel Vegan Friends tell you more!

This was the title of our first free vegan food tasting event in Tintagel, held in the Old School.  And this question raised a great deal of interest, we were busy all day.  Many people came, tried foods and talked with us about what we had on offer, sourcing products, the recipes, as well as aspects of seeking to live a more compassionate lifestyle.

We offered a variety of foods, some home-made, some ready made.  We shared samples of cous-cous, roasted vegetables, houmous, sushi, sausage rolls, nut roast, curry, pasties, scones and a wide range of dairy-free cheeses.  There were a number of tempting desserts on offer, so often lacking or unimaginative when we eat out.  We offered truffles, cheesecakes, chocolate pecan tart, meringues, chocolate cake with coconut cream.  We shared a variety of milks, accompaniments, breakfast cereals, etc.

We aimed to show that vegan food is exciting, flavoursome and no more expensive than any other way of eating.

Several companies were very generous in supporting the event, for example, Holland and Barrett, Tesco, and Pengenna Pasties, who gave us a big range of their products to share.  We owe all these companies enormous thanks for their support.

We made up a small booklet of the recipes of the foods we shared, which sold out on the day!  We had leaflets on different vegan related topics supplied by Animal Aid.  Also, we made some of our favourite cook books available for people to peruse.

Most food was gone by the mid afternoon.  We had many fruitful discussions, on recipes, on where to source products, on nutrition, how to remove gluten from some products, on the ethics of living vegan and the issues that surround it aside from diet. Since the event, people have shared pictures of food they have made from the recipe booklet, and given positive feedback about the things they tasted with new intentions to source items we shared they had not known about before.

Everybody was made to feel welcome and the event proved to be very popular. We are now planning a future event in Tintagel, and intend to do the same in other towns in North Cornwall.

In addition, Edwina is planning to create a vegan night, starting around Easter, every Friday night at Anniden in Tintagel, profits going to various animal charities. Look out for details of both…

Vanessa Lackford
Edwina Chignell

Tintagel Vegan Friends

Talks to get you thinking!

Talks and workshop sessions at Cornwall Vegan Festival Earth Day Celebration

The Geodome Area for Mind Body Spirit

11.30 till 12.25 Mindfulness with Vanessa Lackford, vegan guest house proprietor and mindfulness teacher
‘How can mindfulness support me and my vegan advocacy?’

If you are curious about what mindfulness is, or have previous experience of it, do come along and find out a little about it or revisit what you have learned. The workshop will be around an hour long, experiential, invitational and friendly.

Mindfulness is about being present in our lives and bringing awareness and compassion to our experience. I will supply mats and blankets, just turn up!

12.35 till 1.35 (approx) ‘Veganers Question Time’

A chance for the public to ask our panel of experts all the questions about veganism, the environment and sustainability they have been ‘burning’ to ask! All welcome to come along and join in! No previous experience necessary!

1.35 till 2.20 Vita Sleigh  “Vegan Feminism: why animal abuse hurts us all”

Vita is a lifelong vegan and is in her final year at Falmouth University. Her interest in thinking critically about feminism and peacefulness to animals met when she read “The Sexual Politics of Meat” by Carol J Adams. Her talk will explore the idea that true feminism should include the struggle for animals’ rights, and similarly that patriarchal (sexist) thinking undermines and limits effective vegan advocacy. It will also explore the practical ways that these -isms manifest themselves in the other’s movement – speciesism within the feminist movement, and sexism within the animal rights movement. It will explore and discuss the alternative – intersectionality.

2.20 till 3.05 Jack Common “Crossing the Barrier: Evolutionary Biology and Animal Rights”

Jack is a PhD student studying evolutionary biology at the University of Exeter. His transition to veganism was instigated by an understanding that our scientific knowledge regarding other animals can be intimately connected to our emotional responses to them. In his talk, Jack will explore common misunderstandings about other animals, and show how modern evolutionary thinking lends firm support to non-human sentience, animal rights, and veganism.

3.05 till 3.50 Bethany Chester “Eating the World Alive”

Bethany is a writer, blogger and activist with a passion for animal rights and the environment. Her talk will explore how our food choices can help or hurt the environment, and how you can empower yourselves for the helpful choices.

4.15 till 5.00 Amanda Forster-Searle “How to thrive and be a healthy vegan

Amanda is a Nutritionist, Meta Health Stress & Wellbeing Coach & Reiki Practitioner at Nourish Healing in Cornwall.
Her talk will guide you through how to ensure you eat healthily following a vegan plant-based diet, looking at key nutritional needs alongside plenty of delicious ideas to help you thrive.