MEAT-FREE kebabs and plant-based cheese will be among the attractions at a festival for vegans next week.

The Brighton Vegan Festival gets under way on Saturday, February 22. Visitors will be able to taste dairy-free chocolate, try out yoga and even “bathe like a vegan” with eco-friendly shower products.

There will be more than 80 stalls selling plant-based food and environmentally friendly gifts.

There will also be cookery demonstrations, talks, workshops and children’s activities.

Organisers said: “It’s like all the food you’ve ever enjoyed but with the unhealthy bits taken out. You can try before you buy and sample foods that are so new they haven’t even hit the shops yet.

“You can also bathe vegan too – with a range of deliciously scented soaps and handmade bath bombs. You can also chill out in a relaxing yoga session.”

Festival organiser Victoria Bryceson said: “I’m really looking forward to our exciting festival this February. It’s set to be even bigger and better than last year’s.

“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.

“I think it’s partly because people really love the friendly atmosphere. And also because it’s one of the best places to meet others who are vegan-curious too.

“The wonderful thing about the event is that it’s for everyone whatever your lifestyle.”

There will also be eco-friendly gifts on sale, from candles and jewellery to clothing and treats for animals, and talks on nutrition and a vegan lifestyle.

Brighton Vegan Festival takes place from 10.30am to 4.30pm at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, Kings Road, Brighton. Entry is £5 payable on the door, and this includes entry to all areas and activities.

VIP tickets at £15 include fast track entry and a goody bag full of vegan products, samples, discounts and offers can be purchased in advance from Eventbrite but sell out quickly. For more, visit