Just because we can’t physically attend events at the moment, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a summer festival with a difference.

VegfestUK Summerfest Online is a full weekend programme of live streams and presentations from some of the UK’s leading vegan experts and a growing contribution from speakers based overseas – and takes place this weekend (August 15-16).

Cookery demos and plant-based nutrition take centre stage at this online vegan extravaganza, with an array of tantalising recipes for dishes from leading plant-based chefs from around the world.

The Plant Based Health Professionals UK – a group of practising GP consultants and experts – will deliver an up to date evidence-based summary of recent nutrition and health news, including a live seminar to help people with their health and wellbeing during the pandemic.

VegfestUK wouldn’t be the same without a liberal sprinkling of celebrities, comedy and music, and the online version doesn’t disappoint, with an array of guests on the Saturday night with VegfestUK MC, Karin Ridgers including actress Carol Royle, musician Tally Spear, TV presenter Wendy Turner Webster, actor Gary Webster Nathan King, and many more passionate vegans.

Music is catered for with long-term vegan reggae star, Makca B, making a guest appearance on Sunday evening, followed by a special set recorded for Summerfest, while recent vegan convert, Adamski, will be handling Saturday evening.

The Fitness Area will be in full swing, while a new group launched during lockdown will host the opening panel each day. The Vegan Women’s Leadership Network makes it global debut with participants from across the globe and a number of inspirational and educational presentations from an ever increasing circle of dynamic women leaders in the plant based world.

Registration is free at https://www.vegfest.co.uk/summerfestonline/visit