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Animal Aid's Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre 2008
Posted 17 October 2008
Come and join in the fun at Animal Aid’s 16th Annual Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre at Kensington Town Hall, on Sunday 30th November, from 10.00 until 17.00.
Our keynote speakers this year will be inspiring campaigner Peter Tatchell and Green MEP Jean Lambert. You can also hear about an eventful year for the Sea Shepherd organisation, while Mark Gold will be talking about and signing copies of his first novel, Cranks and Revolutions. Another highlight will be the presentation of the 2008 Vegan Environmental Awards.
There will be more than 85 stands – all promoting charities, campaign groups and ethical traders who are trying to make a real difference in the world. Have a wonderful shopping spree safe in the knowledge that no products have been tested on animals or include any animal ingredients. Help animals, the environment, and reduce your carbon footprint, by purchasing goods which have made the least impact on our planet in their production. Goods on sale include chocolates, cruelty-free toiletries and cosmetics, non-leather boots and shoes, recycled and fair-trade goods, environmentally-friendly clothing, plus seasonal gifts and cards.
Shambhu's will be serving hot meals, snacks and treats, plus fair trade organic teas & coffees, and organic cold drinks. Or try The Indian Kitchen’s feast with a Mediterranean flavour and Rainforest Creations’ fantastic flavours of the Caribbean. Veggies Catering will be serving vegan homemade cakes, hot snacks, drinks, teas and coffees.
In addition to the wonderful vegan food, enjoy lectures, videos, a live auction of celebrity items, and even the kids are catered for with face-painting, a children’s workshop and creche. The ever-popular Press-ups Competition is back, so do take part.
This year, at the celebrity live auction, the lively Noel Lynch will be wielding his gavel, and kicking off the proceedings at 2.30pm in the downstairs foyer.
Items up for auction this year include:
- Signed photo and costume jewellery worn by Barbara Windsor as 'Peggy' in Eastenders
- Signed photo of all the Dragon's from Dragon's Den. There are only 20 of these in circulation in the whole world!
- Signed photo of Martin Shaw in costume from his new TV show 'Apparitions'
- Signed photo of Pete Townshend from The Who
- 'My Booky Wook' signed by Russell Brand
- Stella McCartney's sexy sunglasses in a signed case
- Dress and signed book from supermodel Marie Helvin
- 'Lyrics' signed by Sting
There are many more items up for auction including signed photos and vouchers from ethical food, clothing and wine companies. Don’t forget – 2.30pm in the downstairs foyer!
Imaner Consultants, who design and maintain Animal Aid's own on-line shop, will be holding a Web Clinic at the Fayre and will be offering free consultations on web design and development.
Here's a list of the organisations that are exhibiting at the fayre this year, along with their stall locations. (Stalls 1-66 are in the Great Hall.)
|Algernon Trust||61 Stage|
|Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals||33|
|ANIMAL AID||MAIN FOYER|
|Animal Protection Agency||18|
|Animal SOS Sri Lanka||Lower Foyer|
|Animal Rights Merchandise (SARC)||Lower Foyer|
|Animals Asia Foundation||6 & 7|
|Animals Count||Lower Foyer|
|Barchester Green Investments||Upper Foyer|
|Bourgeois Boheme||14 & 15|
|Brooke Hospital for Animals||Lower Foyer|
|Bute Island Foods||1 & 2|
|Captive Animals’ Protection Society||46|
|Cat Lovers Animal Welfare Society||Lower Foyer|
|Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade||42|
|Compassion in World Farming||Lower Foyer|
|David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation||31|
|Doris Banham Sanctuary||8|
|Elvinridge Herbal Superfoods & Body Products||Lower Foyer|
|Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary||22|
|Foods For Life||39|
|The Fox Project||35|
|Greek Animal Rescue||65 & 66 stage|
|Greek Animal Welfare Fund||62 stage|
|Greek Cat Welfare Society||21|
|Green Room/Party||Lower Foyer|
|GreenEye Wildlife Photography||3|
|Halcyon Cat Haven||Lower Foyer|
|Heavenly Cake Company||5|
|Hipo Hyfryd (Happy Hippo)||34|
|Home and Abroad Animal Welfare||32|
|Honesty Cosmetics||12 & 13|
|Huggletts Wood Farm Animal Sanctuary||36|
|Humane Research Trust||54|
|Hunt Saboteurs Association||58 Stage|
|The Indian Kitchen||Main Foyer|
|International Primate Protection League||23|
|League Against Cruel Sports||Lower Foyer|
|London Animal Rights||19|
|LUSH||37 & 38|
|Mayhew Animal Home||43|
|MONA UK||57 Stage|
|Monkey Sanctuary Trust||53|
|New Life Parrot Rescue||60 stage|
|Paws for Life||59 stage|
|Protect Our Wild Animals||Upper Foyer|
|Puppy Pincher Press||64 stage|
|Pure Health||Lower Foyer|
|Rainforest Creations Foods||Main Foyer|
|Redwood Wholefood Co.||Main Foyer|
|Respect for Animals||24|
|Roots of Compassion||52|
|Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land||56|
|Safer Medicines Campaign||55|
|Sea Shepherd Conservation Society||29|
|SPEAK Campaigns||Lower Foyer|
|Tishbi Estate Winery||Upper Foyer|
|Tower Hill Stables||Lower Foyer|
|Uncaged||44 & 45|
|Vegan Bodybuilders||Upper Foyer|
|Vegan Campaigns||63 Stage|
|Vegan Organic Network||Upper Foyer|
|Vegan Society||25 & 26|
|Vegan Store||49 - 51|
|Vegetarian Shoes||16 & 17|
|Vegetarian Society||9 & 10|
|Veggie’s Catering||Upper Foyer|
|Veggie Vision||Upper Foyer|
|Victoria Sponge Cake Experience||Upper Foyer|
|Viva!||27 & 28|
|Web Clinic with Imaner Consultants||Lower Foyer|
|World Society for the Protection of Animals||Lower Foyer|
So don’t miss the greatest animal-friendly fayre of the year. Come and meet old friends and shop ‘til you drop.
(We very much regret that no dogs are allowed into the Town Hall, except helping dogs, for health & safety reasons.)