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USEFUL LINKS

Information page


Swansea Vegans
 
on Facebook

Eat Out Vegan Wales 
Listings of places to eat out in Swansea and elsewhere

Environment Centre
Local events list


Other vegan groups in South Wales (Facebook groups)


Cardiff Vegans
 
Carmarthen Vegans
Llanelli Vegans
Vegans Swansea Carmarthen &                                       Llanelli
Neath Port Talbot Vegans
Vegans of Bridgend
Pembrokeshire Vegans
Rhondda & Pontypridd Vegans
Newport Vegans
Vegans of Aberystwyth

National groups (UK)

Vegan Society
Vegan Life Magazine

Plant Based News
Local vegans are active in the groups below
Vegan Organic Network
Vegetarian for Life







SWANSEA VEGANS

A social, educational and campaigning group formed in 2002

Our Information Page includes details of Swansea Vegfest, eating out in Swansea,
local vegan businesses, getting vegan food in local hospitals, plus organisations, books, etc.
See below for upcoming events, Brontosaurus (vegan shop) and Canteen 18 (vegan cafe)

Our History Page explains how Swansea Vegans (and later Swansea Vegfest) developed.

We're also on Facebook, with over 2,300 members and much lively discussion. 
Vegans, vegetarians, or anyone interested in the vegan way of life, are all very welcome 
at any meetings or events, or in our Facebook group. 
If you'd like to go on our EMAIL LIST to receive occasional news of future events 
please email us at              

There are a number of other Facebook groups/pages in the area. See panel on left for vegans in
Cardiff, Carmarthen, etc (there are others too, but they are mostly quite small or no longer very active).
And there are various other Facebook groups/pages in or near Swansea:
Swansea Vegfest organise several local events and social meetings (see more on our Information page)
Swansea Vegan Actions campaign on behalf of animals 
Anonymous for the Voiceless animal rights group who specialise in street activism
Swansea Vegan Social Club somewhere to arrange meet ups and make friends
Swansea Vegan and Vegetarian Families for families living in and around Swansea
Swansea and South West Wales Vegan Runners local group connected to Vegan Runners UK
Eat Out Vegan Wales where to eat out (also see panel on left for their website
)

Events 2019


Swansea Vegan Mini Market   Saturday 2nd March 2019 10am-3pm (also 4th May and beyond). Hosted by Brontosaurus Vegan Lifestyle Store in Swansea's Indoor Market. Details here.

Swansea Viva! Vegan Festival Saturday 16th March 2019 (10:30am-5pm) at the Brangwyn Hall. Viva! are taking over the running of the very popular Swansea Vegfest event, previously held in the summer. Details here (and volunteers are needed on the day). Only 2 (under 16s free).

First Swansea Animal Rights March  
Saturday 1st June 2019 from 11:45am to 1:45pm, meeting at Swansea train station. Details here.

Welsh Vegan Festival in Cardiff
Saturday 3rd August 10am-5pm at the Tramshed. In aid of Farplace Animal Rescue. Details here.

Swansea Vegan Social Club  Check out their Facebook group for assorted small events and get togethers.

Vegan nights at local restaurants are happening more and more often, and these usually get mentioned on our Facebook group. For example, Juniper Place in York Street, Swansea, have vegan nights on 21st Feb 2019, 21st March, 18th April and beyond. 24.95 per person. Ring 01792 464111 to book or see details here.

Carmarthen Vegans hold regular meetings, and we have close and friendly links with them. They have lunchtime meals at the Waverley restaurant in Carmarthen on the first Saturday of every month - and regular walks/picnics in the warmer months (usually on Sundays). See their Facebook group (or email carmarthenvegans@gmail.com).


News & Notices

Brontosaurus Vegan Lifestyle Store (Swansea's first 100% vegan store) opened in January 2017 in Swansea's indoor market (stall 23B). Selling food, nutritional supplements, vegan sports nutrition, cosmetics, toiletries, household products and more. Photo above right shows Charlie at the shop. See their Facebook page.

Canteen 18
 is Swansea's plant-based (vegan) cafe. It's at 18 Brynymor Road, Swansea SA1 4JH, see photo on right. Home-cooked food to eat in or take away. Breakfast, lunch, drinks and coffee. Open 10am-4pm Wed to Sun but closed Mon/Tues. See their Facebook page or ring 01792 555518. And you can see a short Wales Online video about the cafe, made just after it opened in July 2017.

Boo's Kitchen in Mumbles (junction of Woodville Rd with Queen's Rd) opened in May 2018. Plant-based vegetarian cafe with many vegan options. Open seven days a week, 9-5. See their Facebook page or ring 01792 366776.  

Root66 is Neath's first independent vegan food outlet, specialising in tasty and fast plant-based food. At Unit 7 in Neath's indoor market (16 Green Street), open 9-4 Mon-Sat. See their Facebook page or ring 07976 152394. Photo below right was taken on their opening day (11 Feb 2019).



Mini market
Swansea Vegan Mini Markets 
Swansea Vegan Festival
See above left for details
Xmas Market
Charlie at Brontosaurus
Canteen 18
Canteen 18

Boo's Kitchen

Boo's Kitchen, Mumbles
Root66

Root66 in Neath




SWANSEA VEGANS
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Veganism 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.