social, educational and campaigning group formed in 2002
also on Facebook,
with over 150 members at present, and much lively discussion. Vegans,
vegetarians, or anyone interested in the vegan way of life, are all
very welcome at any meetings or events. If
you'd like to go on our EMAIL LIST to receive news of future
events please email us at
Events, News, Notices
Thursday 20th June 2013 6-10pm Another vegan/vegetarian food evening at D'Lish Cafe
at 2 The Kingsway, Swansea SA1 5JQ (part of the YMCA building at the
western end of The Kingsway). Booking advisable (tel: 01792 463838) - see here for the menu poster. This time it's a Mexican menu, and it follows on from their two successful evenings held in May.
3-17 August 2013 Vegan Camp,
this year near Bude in Cornwall. Social gathering for singles, couples
and families - you can go for a short visit or the full fortnight. A
few people from Swansea are going (contact Dave Martin via Swansea
Vegans if you'd like to link up, or know more about the Camp).
August 2013 Vegan street market in Carmarthen, with stalls, entertainers, taster tables etc, organised by Absolute Treats (a vegetarian boutique bakery).
Saving the World with your Knife and Fork
About 35 people attended the talk and cookery demonstration at
the Environment Centre in Swansea on 6th March 2013.
Tony Wardle from Viva! gave the talk, and Helen Rossiter and Jane
Easton the cookery
demonstration. Many people commented on how much they enjoyed the
evening! Photos by Dave Martin.
of Nice Things is
packed with new vegan recipes. Helen moved to Swansea last year from Bristol (where she worked for Viva!).
Fruits de la Terre
have a stall at Swansea's indoor market every Friday/Saturday, selling
vegan pies, burgers, etc. They are proving very popular! See Helen
Rossiter's review on her blog.
Naturally Kind Food is a new small business in Swansea selling delicious vegan cakes and treats. Also very highly praised! See their Facebook page or contact Andrew Norton 01639 699185. The cakes are on sale at the D'lish Cafe
located in the YMCA building at the western end of the Kingsway in Swansea. The
photo (by Robyn Godfrey) shows some of their cakes at the 'Saving the World with your
Knife and Fork' meeting in March.
Eating out in Swansea Eat
Out Vegan Wales list
many places for vegans to eat out in the Swansea area and beyond -
please email them if you can help by updating or adding to any of the
information they give. See also Vegan Café 4 the Day below.
Vegan Views The Spring 2013 issue of Vegan Views is
now out and available free online. It includes an interview with vegan dietitians Jack Norris & Ginny Messina (authors of Vegan for Life), articles
by Teresa Bergen on her visit to see the amazing animals in the
Galapagos islands, and Zion Lights on gardening the vegan way ... and
The photos below were taken at the Vegan Café 4 the Day event in Mumbles on Saturday 14th July 2012, organised by Eat Out Vegan Wales,
where Swansea Vegans had a literature stall run by George & Shirley
Barwick (photo on right). Around ten volunteers from the Eat Out
Vegan Wales group worked hard all day, serving an estimated 200-300
people (mostly non vegans) with free food and drinks. This was their
fourth Vegan Café 4 the Day event, following on from successful days in Bangor, Aberystwyth and Llangollen in 2011/12.
They also produce a free Vegan South Wales
guide, and on their website (click on the link above) there's lots
of helpful info about where to eat out in the Swansea area, or
elsewhere in Wales. They
have also produced a very detailed guide to organising free vegan food
fayres, based on their experience over the past ten years. If you'd
like a copy, or if you know anybody who might like one, email them for a
free guide (21-page pdf, print version also available).
the recent past Swansea Vegans have
put on a variety of events - the usual social meetings with pot luck meals, occasional discussions/talks,
picnics/walks in the summer, and so on. And now and again we've tagged
along with other existing environmental-type events, or connected
with other local groups. In 2011 we also showed the new Vegan Society
at the Environment Centre, and visited a forest garden at
the moment we're arranging fewer meetings, but if anyone has
about future events (or anything else), or would like to organise
something, then please do get in touch.
SWANSEA VEGANS CONTACTS
Malcolm 01792-792442 or
01639-844992 (mobile 07939-684817)
local vegans are also active in national groups. Vegfam
("feeds the hungry without exploiting animals") is a charity based near
(Movement for Compassionate Living), who
promote environmental veganism, are based in Ystalyfera. Vegan Views
is now printed, and partly produced, in Swansea - copies can be
downloaded free from their website.
The UK Vegan Society
is the place to go for basic and more detailed information on veganism - see for example their booklets/leaflets
page (which includes a useful catering guide for hospitals should you
find yourself in one). The noticeboard
at the Vegan Village site is excellent for all sorts of vegan-related
adverts: accommodation, events, projects, and much more.
The Vegan Society's film Making the
Connection can be seen
online at the
Environment Films website. It's 30 minutes long,
and features a variety
vegans talking about their diets and lifestyles (a chef, MP,
dietitian, athlete, young mother, and several others). It's also on
where it's split into eight chapters. If you're interested in
showing the film to a group of people you can get a free DVD from
Environment Films (or from the Vegan Society).
is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude - as far as
is possible and practical - all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty
to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by
extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free
alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment.
In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all
products derived wholly or partly from animals.