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Brighton Journal | 18th October 2019

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Are you ready for three days of beer, cider and vegan food?

Are you ready for three days of beer, cider and vegan food?
Lorraine Bigi

The Summer Vegan Beer and Cider Festival is back for its 2019 edition, following popular demand and success.

Starting on the 5th of July at 7PM, the festival promises to have something for everyone, including vegan pies, cakes and other foods, as well as locally produced ciders and beers. Last year, the festival offered just under 30 different brews from 16 local producers, and the choice is set to be even wider this year.

There will also be non alcoholic options such as tea, coffee and non alcoholic fermented drinks such as kombucha and kefir.

If you want to join for the entertainment, there will be plenty of that too: great music, live performances and wild dancing are only some of the things you can expect on this three-day-long festival.

The event is organised by volunteers and it will be raising money for a local food bank. A spokesperson for the event said:

It’s all organised by volunteers and it’s run on not for profit basis at a local community hub. We focused on getting fine ales from Sussex microbreweries and independent suppliers and will have loads of exciting brews that normally are not vegan but have been unfined for us especially. There will be as well obviously loads of great food and some exciting bands and Djs. We will be raising money for a local food bank, and the drinks will be very cheap as it’s a community event. It’s taking place on the last weekend of the Cowley crowdfunder appeal so hopefully it should be a buzzing family friendly weekend of community spirit and mutual aid, with loads of grassroots groups taking part in it too.

On Sunday, the last day of the event, you will have the chance to eat a delicious Sunday roast prepared by Brighton Hunt Saboteurs, who will be raising money for their direct action activism.

If that’s not enough, you will be able to borrow books, magazines and DVDs from the festival’s ‘radical library’, join other festival-goers for a movie screening, and take part in a raffle to win some exciting prizes, including a meal for two and cooking class vouchers.

The event was first created in 2003 and it is the first and only not for profit and entirely run by volunteers festival. It is free to join and it will take place from Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July 2019 at the Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton BN1 4JA.

For more information you can visit the event’s website and twitter account.

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