A VEGAN festival will return next month with more than 80 food stalls.

Run in partnership with animal welfare charity Miracle’s Mission, Brighton Vegan Festival aims to educate people about vegan lifestyles and offer support to anyone thinking of making the switch.

Organiser Victoria Bryceson said this year’s festival will be even bigger and better than last year.

She said: “I’m really looking forward to our exciting festival this February.

“We received so much positive feedback last year and there’s now so much demand that this festival is becoming a regular sell-out event.

“With the vegan lifestyle really starting to go mainstream, there’s a massive demand for vegan-friendly events.

“The Brighton Vegan Festival is set to be a fantastic day out, whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or simply vegan-curious.”

Visitors will be able to take part in workshops, hear talks and watch cookery demonstrations and there will be a large range of foods to taste, including vegan cheeses, chocolates and kebabs.

As well as food, vegan designer labels will be selling eco-friendly clothing and gifts, with candles, jewellery and even treats for animals.

Victorias said the festival has a friendly atmosphere and plenty of activities for children.

She said: “You’ll have everything you need there, whether you’re looking for some eco retail-therapy, some ‘me’ time, precious family time or just a lovely meal out with some friends.”

Victoria started organising festivals to promote animal welfare and to teach people how to live a more ethical and healthy lifestyle.

She said: “Going vegan has transformed my life.

“I’ve never felt happier and healthier.

“The festival is one of the best places to network and meet others who are vegan-curious too.”

There will be several animal welfare charity stalls at the festival raising awareness of their causes.

Victoria said: “For anybody who would like to get involved with volunteering this is an ideal place to talk to lots of different charities and gather information.

“All the stall holders are happy to talk to people and answer any questions.”

Brighton Vegan Festival is on Saturday, February 22, from 10.30am to 4.30pm at the Hilton Brighton Metropole in King’s Road.

Entry is £5 on the door, which includes access to all areas and activities.

VIP tickets are available for £15, which includes fast track entry and a goody bag full of vegan products, samples, discounts and offers.

For more information and to book tickets, go to www.veganeventsuk.co.uk.