Brighton Magazine

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article

Thursday 19 September 2019

City Street Action: Vegan Activists Descend On Brighton This Weekend

This weekend, vegan campaigners are descending on Brighton city centre to launch their new Vegan Now campaign.

The group will be holding two Street Action events in two central locations, accompanied by a 3D optical illusion centre-piece.

On Sunday and Monday (22nd & 23rd September), activists from the vegan campaigning charity Viva! are coming to Brighton to launch the new campaign. 

Vegan Now will launch at the Labour Party Conference, bringing together some of the most influential thought-leaders in environmentalism and veganism, including Michael Mansfield QC, Daniel Capurro (The Telegraph), Joseph Poore (Environmental Researcher, University of Oxford) and Kerry McCarthy MP, Labour MP for Bristol East.

Alongside the main press conference, campaigners will take to the city's streets to educate people on the urgency of the climate crisis and present veganism as the clear solution to our most pressing environmental issues. 


Vegan Now will focus on the climate emergency and habitat destruction as a result of intensive meat and dairy farming.

The launch will be complete with a 3D optical illusion which illustrates the impact that animal agriculture has on biodiversity.

Lex Rigby, Viva! Campaigns Manager said:

"Time is running out. The climate emergency and habitat destruction have become the most profound challenges of our age. 

"If we don't act now, we will pass the point of no return. Vegan Now aims to tackle these challenges head on. 

"Veganism is the clear solution to the climate crisis and so we are stressing the urgency in choosing a vegan diet, now. 

"Our team will be there to answer any questions about veganism and to show the public how easy is to make the switch."

Events:

Sunday 22 September, Carousel Corner. Vegan Now Street Action, 2 – 5pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/2545483875545004/

Monday 23 September, New Road. Vegan Now Street Action, 11.30 – 2pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/2428454507432894/

Monday 23 September, Kensington Street. Vegan Now Press Conference, 4 – 5pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/387284325277013/

by: Mike Cobley




Share    


Creature Creature can, via the imminent release of their first collection of self-penned tracks, Two Finger Tantrum, be labelled the new flag bearers of rock. The Brighton-based five piece have furrowed a new burrow at the summit of an age old genre. With this debut album they will be looking over their shoulders at the also-rans for many years to come.


Migrate Art, the art organisation fundraising to support displaced and homeless people, has partnered with ten major contemporary artists and illustrators to create limited editions of re-usable, reversible face masks.

Romesh Ranganathan is Straight Outta Crawley, in West Sussex, and on his last nationwide tour, Irrational, he was pondering whether he has an irrational viewpoint on the world or whether that can be attributed to absolutely everyone else.

Returning after four years away, Aidan Knight's penchant for astute observations and personal reflections remains a compelling component of his songwriting.


Young people across the UK will have the chance to find out what it's like to be a record label boss, a film director or a theatre producer through a new podcast series from Lookout that brings together industry professionals from stage, screen and music to share their invaluable insights and experience on how to get into the creative industries.
Credit J. Taylor

Extinction Rebellion Brighton held a socially distanced protest on Hove seafront calling for a bigger public say in how society rebuilds following the coronavirus crisis.
Credit Andrew Gambling

The South Downs National Park photo competition is now open, with a first prize of £250 on offer to the amateur or professional photographer who best captures this year's theme of 'My tranquil haven'.

"In rock music, it's really easy to talk about partying and shagging girls and all that kind of stuff," says Skunk Anansie vocalist Skin. "But for us, what we were singing about had to be deeper, it had to mean something. We had to talk about our experiences and what we were going through."

Throughout COVID-19 isolation, everyone has become aware of the supportive and stimulating power of music. Although many people want to learn, they have no access to musical instruments or tuition - especially with schools and shops currently closed. 
Credit: Andy Sturmey

Barely a year since their debut album Dogrel, Dublin's Fontaines D.C. are set to return with A Hero's Death.

The Rec Rooms is an independent music and comedy venue in Horsham, West Sussex, which was opened by three locals just over eighteen months ago. 

This Saturday, 30th May, Together Co, the Brighton & Hove based charity that exists to end loneliness, is hosting a virtual music festival that will see more than twenty bands perform for free to raise money to help the most vulnerable and isolated.  

Following Brighton Festival's digital programme during lockdown, poet and author Lemn Sissay MBE has confirmed he will return as guest director in 2021. 

Archive search

Search our archives for what's on and gone for the best of this city's theatre music comedy news and much more...







Organising a conference or event in Brighton?
See our Brighton Conference section.
Brighton web design by ...ntd