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.
also on Facebook,
with over 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
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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 major summer and winter festivals (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 activismSwansea Vegan Social Club somewhere to arrange meet ups and make friends
Swansea Vegan and Vegetarian Families for families living in and around Swansea
Eat Out Vegan Wales where to eat out (also see panel on left for their website
Pontypridd 'No Animals Were Harmed' pop up vegan food market. Saturday 19th May 2018. Organised by Eat Out Vegan Wales, details here. (A similar event in Porthcawl is planned for 2nd June, and a vegan beer festival in Cardiff is scheduled for 13th October.)
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 (poster opposite). 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
News & Notices
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 "plant-based" (vegan!) cafe. It's at 18
Brynymor Road, Swansea SA1 4JH, see bottom photo opposite. Home-cooked food to eat in or take away.
Breakfast, lunch, drinks and coffee. Open 10am-4pm (Sunday 10-3) 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.
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.