Mature Zone 2016: Bigger and better than ever
Following the success of the Mature Zones that we ran at Vegfest London and Vegfest Scotland last year, we're back in 2016!
Our first Mature Zone of the year will be at Vegfest Brighton on 27 and 28 February. This is one of Europe's largest vegan festivals and we can't wait to be there and meet as many of you as possible.
At Brighton we are in a larger area and have even more seats – much more space for you to come and relax, have a cuppa and listen a wide range of interesting and inspiring talks! Our talks fall into three broad categories: vegan issues, community interests and the work that we do supporting older vegans.
Among our vegan presenters we have Prof Andrew Knight speaking about optimum vegan health and nutrition for cats and dogs. Andrew also spoke for us in London, and the Mature Zone was full to overflowing – so get there early to make sure you get a seat. Another talk that is certain to be popular will be Dr Stephen Walsh speaking about 'Good health without animal products for older adults' on Sunday.
Among our community topics there is bound to be something to appeal to everyone. Our talks range from mindfulness to vegan cohousing in Brighton and from a fresh approach to funerals to men's sheds. All of these talks will be fascinating and provide much food for thought... if you haven't already eaten too much at Vegfest!
Our final selection of talks (as the saying goes, always keep the best till last!) focusses on how Vegetarian for Life works to improve the quality of life for older vegans and vegetarians. From creating supportive nutritional information and recipe guides to working closely with the care sector to ensure that residents receive a good and varied diet.
If you haven't time to stay for a talk, just come along for a chat or 'pay as you feel' refreshments. We'd love to meet you!