social, educational and campaigning group formed in 2002
also on Facebook,
with around 2,000 members and much lively discussion.
vegetarians, or anyone interested in the vegan way of life, are all
at any meetings or events, or in our Facebook
you'd like to go on our EMAIL LIST to receive occasional news of future
please email us at
There are a
number of other Facebook groups in the area. See panel on left for vegans in
Cardiff, Carmarthen, etc (there are others too but they are mostly very small or no longer active).
And there are various other Facebook groups or pages in Swansea:
Swansea Vegan Actions campaigning on behalf of animals Anonymous for the Voiceless animal rights group specialising in street activismSwansea Vegan Social Club somewhere to arrange meet ups and make friends
Swansea Vegan and Vegetarian Families for families living in and around SwanseaSwansea Bay Older Vegans supporting national charity Vegetarian for Life This website will be
updated with more information shortly (February 2018 hopefully)
Events, News & Notices
Cardiff Viva! Vegan Festival
Saturday 24th February 2018, see website for more details.
Bristol Vegfest 26-27 May 2018.
New venue (and "taking vegan events to a new level"), details on their website.
Swansea Vegan Festival Saturday 9th June 2018, at the Brangwyn Hall again. Swansea's largest vegan event! More details here.
Green Hearts Events Vegan Festival
is a new musical festival with the environment and veganism at its
heart. 22-24 June 2018 at Cwm-Twrch Uchaf, (about 15 miles north of
Swansea). See their website.
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 opposite shows Charlie at the shop. See their Facebook page.
Canteen 18 is
Swansea's new "plant-based" (vegan!) cafe, opened July 2017. At 18
Brynmor Road, Swansea SA1 4JH, see second photo opposite. Home-cooked food to eat in or take away.
Breakfast and lunch, hot specials, salad bar (and open to 8:30pm
Fri/Sat). Open all days except Mon/Tues. See their Facebook page or ring 01792 555518.
Swansea City Centre's Vegan Gems Have a look at this blog post
showcasing some of the businesses in Swansea City Centre that cater for
vegans - compiled by the Big Heart of Swansea in May 2017.
Brontosaurus - above
Canteen 18 - below
regular meetings. Lunchtime meals at the Waverley
restaurant on the first Saturday of every month - and regular
walks/picnics in the warmer months (usually on Sundays). See their Facebook group.
Eating out in Swansea
Out Vegan Wales list
many places for vegans to eat out in the Swansea area and elsewhere in
please email them if you can help by updating or adding to any of the
information they give. They have
also published a free Vegan
guides, as well as a very detailed
guide to organising free vegan food
fayres which is based on their experience over the past ten years. See
also Vegan Café 4 the Day at
the bottom of this page (an event organised by Eat Out Vegan
Wales in Mumbles in 2012).
for Life are
charity whose mission is to help older vegans and
advice and support (and sometimes small grants), whether living in a
care home or in their own home. More details on
Kind Food is a small business in Swansea selling delicious
vegan cakes and treats. See their website
or Facebook page or contact Andrew
Norton 01639 699185. The
photo shows Black Forest cheesecake.
Events in general If anyone has
about future events (or anything else), or would like to organise
something, then please do get in touch.
Check our Facebook group
regularly for occasional small get-togethers or other events/meetings
that may be of interest.
The UK Vegan Society
is the place to go for basic and more detailed information on veganism
- see for example their publications & video page
(which includes a useful catering guide for hospitals should you
find yourself in one, see downloads section).
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).
(the first vegan magazine available on the high street) launched in
2014, and is available in WH Smith and some supermarkets. Food and
recipe oriented but with features on other vegan related
local vegans are also active in national groups, including the Vegan
Organic Network (growing food the vegan way), and MCL
(Movement for Compassionate Living, based in Ystalyfera and promoting environmental 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.