Animal Aid's Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre

The times above are for the overall event. If you'd like to meet for lunch, grab whatever food you fancy from one of the many food stalls, and join us between 12:30 and 14:30 in the gallery above the main hall.


The 20th Annual Animal Aid
Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre

There will be more than 90 stands bringing you an amazing array of animal-friendly merchandise and information about how you can help animals, the environment and the planet. You can really make a difference.

Among the highlights of the day (when you’re tired from your shopping spree!) will be talks by Professor Peter Squires and Ms Cupcake, a press-ups competition, a children’s workshop, face painting and free crèche, as well as other informative talks. All items on sale are ethically produced, and you can be sure that they have not been tested on animals and do not include any animal ingredients.

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  • Beverley

    Could have done with some more catering, very long queues and quite limited choice.

    2 · December 6, 2012

    • Lesley D.

      I guess soup is not so easy to transport as solid food though

      1 · December 6, 2012

    • Richard Ⓥ M.

      Yes, it was Fairfoods of Devon Lesley, and Sweetcheeks was the other bakery.

      1 · December 7, 2012

  • Sanya

    It was a good Fayre, very crowded though! Hope the organisers find a larger venue for next year.

    1 · December 2, 2012

    • Lesley D.

      I do hope that EVERYONE who wants to see it done as a bigger/longer event (especially if you are already a committed vegan), has volunteered some of your time to either Animal Aid or one of the other good causes needing helpers on their stall.
      You know these events can only go ahead on the scale they do, or on the scale you want them, if the organisers and charity stallholders can be sure of enough ppl volunteering to help in some way.

      2 · December 5, 2012

    • Amrit

      I just didn't get to go to all the stalls and missed the seminars, it goes with having a toddler! However, we did get cakes from the cake stall( I forget the name but it wasn't Miss Cupcake) with icing on and also from the friends stall, we liked the friends home made one more with no icing, want some more......when's their next open day?.......... And I think it's always a good sign when its busy there, when I was a fairly new vegan(or on the verge of transforming) it made me feel better that there were so many vegan people and that I was not alone. :)

      2 · December 6, 2012

  • Beata

    Today I was with my little one so didn't have time to take much pictures but here are the pictures I've taken http://veganevents.shutterfly.c...­

    4 · December 2, 2012

    • Beata

      Thanks Linda.
      I'm sorry Richard just noticed that I used a wrong name :) so I deleted the old comment :)

      2 · December 4, 2012

    • Amrit

      Hi Neeshma, sorry I didn't make it to say hello, but I think Brian, my husband, did. Time just flies so fast, I didn't get to look at all the stalls but Lilyana had fun with her friends in the creche.

      1 · December 6, 2012

  • Katriona M.

    A great event, as ever..but, could do with more choice for cake.

    1 · December 6, 2012

    • Robert

      I thought there was lots of cake. What do you think was missing?

      December 6, 2012

    • Lesley D.

      I did not think anything was really missing!

      1 · December 6, 2012

  • Mia

    Was a lovely day. Quite busy but hooray for the creche! What a great idea thanks! Shame about the long food queue's. Don't they know how much Vegan's eat! :)

    2 · December 5, 2012

  • Naomi O.

    Fun and interesting, but long queues to buy food.

    1 · December 5, 2012

    • Katriona M.

      You were there! At what time? Haven't seen you for a long time. Hope all is going well.

      1 · December 5, 2012

    • Naomi O.

      Hi Katriona, Yes I was there around 1230ish-3pm, shambus curry was really good, long queue, but worth the wait! hope you are doing well too! x

      1 · December 5, 2012

  • Nishma

    Thank you for stopping by Shambhu's at the Animal Aid Christmas Fayre. We were really happy to see you, even though at times it was just for a fleeting moment. But we hope to catch up with you socially on some of the events we will be attending in December and Bowl For Oceans in January.

    Thank you Beata for sharing the photos, it gave us a glimpse of what was happening on the day.

    1 · December 4, 2012

    • Richard Ⓥ M.

      Thank you for a lovely chickpea curry. As ever, good to see you, Mahersh and the gang :-)

      1 · December 5, 2012

  • rose p.

    If you can get to the Fayre in the morning - its not at all crowded. You can have a good browse, shop listen to talks and THEN it starts getting busy, say, around 2-3pm onwards. Its a great venue, near tubes and buses and very central - we're lucky to get it every year!

    4 · December 4, 2012

  • Priya P.

    Looking forward to an event where the vegetarian and vegan group get together! have we got a meeting point? (I have RSVP'd through the Vegetarian group)

    1 · November 16, 2012

    • Priya P.

      oh so sorry i couldnt make it was really looking forward to it - one of my babies went missing (cat) and so had to cancel my wkend :( but he is back now :)

      1 · December 3, 2012

    • Robert

      So good to hear that you got him back! :)

      1 · December 3, 2012

  • Jessica Stella F.

    Lovely! I won a badger cake!! Now I am ready for the badger parade!! :) All the best, Jess x

    December 3, 2012

  • Jessica

    Fun as always

    December 2, 2012

  • Jane A

    Fab - but need bigger venue methinks - thanks to all the wonderful stallholders! jx

    3 · December 2, 2012

  • Julie

    Great to see so many lovely things and lovely people under one roof! : )

    December 2, 2012

  • Karen W.

    Fantastic event - huge - loads of people & stands to explore.

    December 2, 2012

  • stefano t.

    an interesting event but could be better organised and presented. "hello, it's £2!" is not a proper way to greet new guests also the stands were a bit of a mess. perhaps a missed opportunity to appeal also to vegan-to-be and not just to hard-core ones

    December 2, 2012

  • Lewis

    Great fair! Spoke to some very well informed people.

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Lewis

    Great fair! Spoke to some very well informed people.

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Lewis

    Great fair! Spoke to some very well informed people.

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Lewis

    Great fair! Spoke to some very well informed people.

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Lewis

    Great fair! Spoke to some very well informed people.

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Joshna H.

    On way now.:-)via cashpoint!!

    2 · December 2, 2012

  • Joshna H.

    On way now.:-)via cashpoint!!

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Joshna H.

    On way now.:-)via cashpoint!!

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Lewis

    Here in the queue. First time I've ever been early for anything.

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Lewis

    Here in the queue. First time I've ever been early for anything.

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Joshna H.

    I have not RSVP'd yet as I am a maybe.the event looks like vegan heaven!so will def.try to make it there.:-)

    1 · December 1, 2012

  • Joshna H.

    I have not RSVP'd yet as I am a maybe.the event looks like vegan heaven!so will def.try to make it there.:-)

    1 · December 1, 2012

  • Amy Lynn S.

    do they normally have a bar/someone selling mulled wine?

    1 · November 30, 2012

    • Lewis

      Fingers crossed!

      1 · December 1, 2012

  • Leena_S

    I will be there but unsure of the time.

    1 · November 29, 2012

  • Tinoo B.

    Great event ! See you all there

    2 · November 28, 2012

  • Karen W.

    Another reason to return to London for the weekend :) Look forward to connecting with more vegans and supporting the animal charities.

    1 · November 28, 2012

  • J. A.

    I'm looking forward to this event. I plan on getting lots of chocolate & the new vegan cheese platter thing Redwoods are doing.

    1 · November 20, 2012

  • Robb

    Full details on meeting up to follow. But my current thinking is to meet for a leisurely lunch from 12:30 to 14:30 (so that all stall volunteers can attend for at least some of it) in the gallery above the main hall (there's usually lots of space there).

    3 · November 16, 2012

  • Richard Ⓥ M.

    As meeting up at (i.e. inside) an event is always difficult, we normally meet outside to share lunch. I'm sure Robb will have his London Vegan Meetup banner with him (if he's going).

    1 · November 16, 2012

  • Nishma

    Lots of my non-vegan friends & family are looking forward to this event.

    2 · November 6, 2012

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