Lo and behold… The first vegan festival is landing in Shanghai this Saturday! Featuring a range of indoor and outdoor activities on Nov 5 Saturday 10am-5pm at Bubbly Nation, this is a free event and all proceeds from donations will go to Animals Asia, Mercy for Animals and PETA. The first ten Shanghaiist readers that signs up in the form below will automatically be entered into the raffles draw to win two free nights at a village in Guilin and more! How awesome?
There will be insightful speeches, games, performances, cooking workshops, yoga classes, delicious food and drink vendors, food tastings and a designated kids’ corner. Read on for the event rundown.
What to Expect
10.50am-11.20am: Kimberley Ashton (Sprout Lifestyle) on how to adopt a vegan diet
Kimberly Ashton is the Chief Sprouting Officer of Sprout Lifestyle Shanghai. She is a respected natural therapies & nutrition professional who specializes in healthy cooking, holistic health and wellness. Through her natural foods store and nutrition cooking classes in Shanghai she inspires, educates and supports individuals to improve their health and lifestyle.
10.10am-10.40pm: Video screening of ‘Animals Asia: The Bear Necessities, Our Work with Moon Bears’ (English & Chinese subs)
Animals Asia was founded in 1998 by Jill Robinson and is now a respected major voice in animal welfare. The main campaign is to protect moon bears by rescuing and rehabilitating bears from the bear bile industry which sees over 10,000 bears kept in deplorable conditions in China alone. The organi- sation’s bear sanctuary in Chengdu is the largest animal rescue centre in China and is currently home to over 100 bears. Between their two sanctuaries – in Chengdu and Tam Dao, Vietnam, Animals Asia has rescued over 580 bears since 1998. The charity also works to protect dogs and cats.
2pm-2.30pm: Alizée (Zero Waste Shanghai) on how to become envrionmentally friendly by adopting easy habits
Alizée is the founder of Zero Waste Shanghai. She thrives to offer easy tools and solutions to help people who want to reduce their carbon footprint.
10am-11am: Innovative Yoga with Yogaraj CP, Guiness world record holder (limited spots)
Yogaraj CP started practicing yoga at the age of 5 and has won many competitions since, most notably the ”King of Yoga” award at the State Yoga Competition in India. He broke three successful world record in Yoga in which he did more than 1,500 yoga postures for 40 hours and 15 minutes.
*Note: the program is subjected to minor changes
Nutritionist Kim (Sprout Lifestyle): how to bit risk of cancer by adopting a vegan diet / in English w/ Chinese subtitles
Animals Asia: ”The Bear Necessities, Our Work with Moon Bears”
in English w/ Chinese subtitles
Vegan fitness trainer Erick: how to build muscle, be fit and strong with a plant based diet/ In English and Chinese
Mercy for Animals, From Farm to Fridge
Facts on Farm Animal Welfare and undercovered investigations/ in Chinese with English subtitles
Introduction to Zero Waste Shanghai: how to become environmentally friendly by adopting easy habits in English
NGO Thirst, Global Water Awareness
Water footprints, environmental impact of meat and milk production/ in English with Chinese subtitles
3.15 PM- 3.45PM
Vegan nutritionist by Veggie Dorm/ in Chinese with English subtitles
Introduction to Veganism by Veggie Dorm/ in Chinese with English subtitles
Innovative Yoga with Yogaraj CP (only 15 spots available, RSVP on BonApp) / beginners class
Innovative Yoga with Yogaraj CP (only 15 spots available, RSVP on BonApp) / Intermediate class
Animal themed face & body paint for children of all ages
Interactive games for kids by Thirst NGO
Five element yoga with Rasa (only 15 places available, RSVP on BonApp)
Raffles: Have a chance to win two free nights for two couples each at a village in Guilin!
Free cooking demo by Sprout Lifestyle
Free cooking demo by Sprout Lifestyle
SOS Animal Shanghai, Pet Adoption Day
Music and dance performance by Rainbow Planet
Tarot reading by Shami
3PM – 3:45PM
Live music band & Hai Band Indonesia
537 Haifang Road // 海防路537号