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South-West Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre, Saturday 8th December 2007

Posted 13 November 2007


South West Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre
Exeter Corn Exchange (formerly St George’s Hall)
St George Street, Exeter, EX1 1BU
Saturday 8 December 2007
FREE ENTRY (Voluntary donations welcome)

The country’s biggest cruelty-free and eco-friendly winter festival of compassionate living is coming to Exeter!

To celebrate its thirtieth anniversary, Animal Aid is taking its hugely successful Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre outside London for the first time, with an additional fayre in Exeter on December 8th.

What's on offer?
The Fayre will offer the South West public a unique opportunity to buy their Christmas gifts in one day and to know that their purchases do not cause harm to animals, humans or the environment. Only organisations or companies that are campaigning for a kinder and less violent world are invited, so every purchase made will also be going to a worthy cause. The aim is to combine the best of local South-West groups with several national organisations to create a show that brings something unique to the region.

Highlights already confirmed include:

  • Free shopping bags to be given away as part of the Exeter City Council/Express & Echo campaign to reduce plastic bag use in Exeter.
  • Showing of The Animals Film. Twenty-five years after the film caused a sensation when shown on Channel 4 television, the South-West has its first opportunity to see the new DVD anniversary release.
  • A fantastic veggie café from innovative new Exeter catering company, Happy Cow. Vegan custard tarts and chocolate fudge cake for a start – plus lots of delicious savouries.
  • First South West showing of Animal Aid’s short Transform Your World film, featuring an unlikely combination of Alexei Sayle, Sean Hughes, Ann Widdecombe and Benjamin Zephaniah.
  • Information and products from pioneering Devon-based renewable energy company, Kaiteur (recently featured on BBC2 television’s Working Lunch). Wind-up bicycle lights,solar powered lights and much more. Ideal and unusual green gifts.
  • New from Animal Aid: Toothbrushes and razors made from recycled plastic and fully recyclable.
  • A delicious, unparalleled range of chocolate and other fairtrade and vegan foods.
  • A rare visit to the South West by Beanie’s Foods. Samples and special show prices for the full range of Fry's foods – burgers, sausages etc.
  • Music from Crediton World Music choir.

The South West has never seen anything like it!

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