The inaugural Vegan Festival recently held in Ballarat was a great success, with a variety of events held over the week of 17 - 24 January 2016.
The week began with "Today I am Voiceless", a global vegan activism campaign to raise awareness for animals and promote peace over violence.
In Ballarat, this was comprised of a 24 hour vow of silence, incorporating a walk around Lake Wendouree.
The vegan cooking demo and lunch, and the vegan high tea, by Cindy of "Bright Life Catering" were two amazing, informative and delicious events held during the festival.
Cindy's food was cruelty free, simple, and sometimes decadent. It showed that you really dont need animal products to make great food.
The "wrap party", closing the festival, gave us some fantastic music from talented local musicians. The guest speaker, Andy Meddick, from the Animal Justice Party, gave an inspiring, intelligent and articulate talk.