City Buzz: Vegan food festival in Leeds this weekend

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FOOD has been the main focus in Leeds recently.

With Leeds Food Month coming to a close, and the Yorkshire Post Food and Drink event at Millennium Square over, what else is there to look forward to food festival-wise this summer?

Well it’s not over yet. The Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival is back with a bang for its second year running.

The event at Leeds Town Hall runs from 10am to 6pm tomorrow and is the only one of its kind in Yorkshire.

It’s set to be bigger and better than ever, with over 150 stalls to browse plus a history of veganism exhibition, free samples, live music, cookery demonstrations, talks, workshops, a vegan barbecue, a beer tent, children’s activities and a cinema room.

The festival is run voluntarily in aid of animal welfare charities.

Founder Victoria Bryceson said: “The idea is not to push people into becoming vegetarian and vegan, it is simply to educate and inform and offer support to anybody who would like it. Everybody is welcome.”

Entry is £2. For details, visit