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Come to the Christmas fayre! 5 December 2004

Posted 1 November 2004

It is almost time for our annual Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre, which this year takes place at Kensington Town Hall in London on Sunday 5 December. We can positively guarantee a great day out for all the family!

As in previous years, our Fayre will be a celebration of cruelty-free living with entertainment, information, shopping and an auction of items donated by celebrities. This year we are really excited to include live music, a magician, face painting and a contortionist, alongside the 70 fantastic stalls from ethical organisations and companies.

It really is the perfect opportunity to do your Christmas shopping, safe in the knowledge that all your purchases will be animal-friendly and supporting those who produce them. For example, you can sample chocolates from The Cocoa Tree, cosmetics from Honesty, get yourself a new pair of Vegetarian Shoes and learn more about the work of the Monkey Sanctuary - all under one roof!

A painted Animal Aid supporter!

Entertainment at the fayre will include music by Freefall Five, magic by Smile and Subvert Entertainments, contortion by Rubber Richie, and face painting.

When you've shopped til you've dropped!

Don't panic if you're concerned that all this shopping will leave you feeling a little worn out. We have a solution. Take time out to try the delicious Lebanese cuisine of Leon Lewis or treat yourself to a cake and a coffee at the Veggies' stall.

Once rested, make sure you come along to our auction of celebrity-donated items. Prizes are flooding into the Animal Aid offices and with no reserve prices, you could find yourself walking away with a real bargain. How about two pairs of tickets to West End productions Blood Brothers or The Woman in Black? What about a case of fine vegan wine to help you get into the festive spirit? Or perhaps you are a football fan and a signed Aston Villa football shirt is just what you are looking for? These are just a few of the items already donated to this year's auction.

Other items include a hand-drawn T-shirt by Joanna Lumley; signed books from Alan Bennett, Terry Pratchett, Alan Ayckbourn and Simon Cowell; signed photos from Ricky Gervais, Davina McCall, Martin Clunes, Everton Football Club and Jamie Cullum; signed CD from Billy Bragg; a limited Edition Sheryl Crowe fleece plus many, many more...

Your £1 admission price includes free entry to talks by three high-profile campaigners: Green MEP Caroline Lucas, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and Animal Aid's scientific consultant Andre Menache. Presentations will be taking place throughout the day, so you will have plenty of opportunity to plan your shopping and eating without missing the events you really want to attend.

Please do make sure that you mark the date down in your diary now. With all that we have in store, it is an event not to be missed!

For our special Christmas index click here >>

The Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre

Over 70 stalls including Honesty Cosmetics, BUAV, Viva!, Respect, The Cocoa Tree, Looe Monkey Sanctuary, Animals Asia, Roots of Compassion, Universal Life, Vegetarian Shoes, Total Liberation, Uncaged plus many, many more...

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