EVENT PROGRAMME FOR THE CHESTER VEGAN FESTIVAL 2018

ROOM 1

11:00 | Fighting Cancer with a Raw Vegan Diet
“In April 2012 I was diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 mouth cancer and given a prognosis of just 6 months. I was alone with 2 young children aged 14 and 4. I turned raw vegan and fought for my life and eventually got the all-clear-July 27th 2018.” – Syd Barnes
12:00 | The Chester Vegan Project
The talk will explain who runs the Chester Vegan Project, what its aim is and what they do. Including information for new vegans and how you can get involved in animal rights activism in your local area. The talk will end with a Q&A for any further questions you might have.
13:00 | 10 Steps to Going Vegan
During the workshop, 10 simple steps to start you on your vegan journey are outlined including what to buy, where to eat, and how to deal with family and friends. Any questions about going vegan will be answered so this talk is great for new or aspiring vegans!
14:00 | Sea Shepherd
Sea Shepherd UK is a registered marine conservation charity whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife around the UK’s coastline and across the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species
15:00 | You Are What You Eat! 10 Steps to a Healthy Plant-Based Diet
Dominica Roszko helps to explain how to stay energised, happy and healthy through the day with natural foods.

Edward & Prince Albert Room 2

11:00 | Speciesism: The Movie (1hr 34min)
A young man begins investigating the underworld of “factory farming” and soon discovers a growing political and intellectual movement that considers animals as important as humans.
13:00 | Dominion (2hr)
Dominion uses drones, hidden and handheld cameras to expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind’s dominion over the animal kingdom. While mainly focusing on animals used for food, it also explores other ways animals are exploited and abused by humans, including clothing, entertainment and research.
15:30 | To The Moon and Back (55min)
Across China and Vietnam over 11,000 Asiatic black bears – better known as moon bears – are trapped in tiny coffin-like cages, suffering regular bile extractions for use in traditional medicine, cosmetics and wine. Deprived of all but the most basic necessities to keep them alive, the bears are forced to endure unimaginable pain and torment for up to 30 years.