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USEFUL LINKS

Swansea Vegans 
on Facebook

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

History of Swansea Vegans 
by George Barwick 
(the group's founder)

Environment Centre
Local events list


Other vegan groups in South Wales (Facebook groups)


Cardiff Vegans
 
Carmarthen Vegans
Vegans of Bridgend
Pembrokeshire Vegans
Newport Vegans
Vegans of Aberystwyth

National groups (UK)

Vegan Society
Vegan Life Magazine

Local vegans are active in the groups below
Vegan Organic Network
MCL Movement for Compassionate Living






SWANSEA VEGANS

A social, educational and campaigning group formed in 2002

We're also on Facebook, with around 2,000 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 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Cardiff, Carmarthen, etc (there are others too but they are mostly very small or no longer active).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 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 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.
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 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. 


Xmas Market

Brontosaurus - above

Canteen 18 - below

Canteen 18



Carmarthen Vegans hold 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  
Eat Out Vegan Wales list many places for vegans to eat out in the Swansea area and elsewhere in Wales - 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 South Wales 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).
Vegetarian for Life are a UK-based charity whose mission is to help older vegans and vegetarians with advice and support (and sometimes small grants), whether living in a care home or in their own home. More details on their website.

Cakes

Naturally 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 suggestions 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.

Information

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 ever 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 of vegans talking about their diets and lifestyles (a chef, MP, dietitian, athlete, young mother, and several others). It's also on YouTube, 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).

Vegan Life Magazine (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 topics too.

Some 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).  



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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.