London Vegan Festival: review

September 7, 2009

I found out about this at almost the last minute on The PPK and booked a coach the very next day after checking out the programme and pictures on the website. £14 seemed pretty reasonable to be able to be stood in a room filled with that many vegan cakes, brownies, biscuits…plus, like, stuff! So I packed my bag (extra jumper, pasta salad) and off went I.

Upon arriving, I did a quick sweep of the two main rooms, keeping an eye out for the PPKers, but somehow, magically almost, gravitated towards a cake stall. I’ve been disappointed by vegan brownies before, but this one was moist, squidgy and chocolatey. I ate it while sitting upstairs, watching the crowds mill beneath me. There were loads, and loads, of people there. I didn’t expect it to be empty, but it was difficult to navigate the stalls at times! Particularly around the chocolate stalls…

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I spotted the PPKers after a bit, by Jojo’s bright pink hair and wandered down to accost them with a ‘I don’t mean to sound creepy, but are you from the internet?’ They were, and recognised me right back, which was handy. Most of them were hungry, so while they queued for burgers, Anesthesique and I went to see Andrew O’Neill, who is a funny, funny man, and vegan.
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He is (genuinely) hilarious. We laughed hard and fast as the funny kept rolling, with brief musical interludes like the scat-nav as ‘sorbet between the jokes’. The man’s timing is impeccable, no doubt, and while his diet may be cruelty free, he certainly isn’t. ‘What super power would you have?’ ‘X-ray vision.’ ‘What, so you can see women’s bones?’ He railed against the anti-BNP campaign, ‘Hope not Hate’ as well, deeming it too wishy-washy. Needs more oompf, yeah. What about “Kill a Facist for Grandad”? I’m down with that…I could quote the whole set, but then you might not bother going to see him, and you’d only regret it. (Unlike these guys, who’re lovin it.)

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Onto the food…the rest having already eaten, they highly recommended the bacon and cheese burger from Veggies, where we duly headed. I’m not a big fan of fake meat, but I figured it had been long enough since eating bacon that I wouldn’t notice. I was spared any comparison, since they were out of bacon anyway.

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I had the Cheezley burger, sans bacon, regardless, and despite dropping half the salad while I juggled juice, burger and camera, it was yum. I’ve missed having a mouthful of meat, y’know? It wasn’t anything like a regular burger though. It was better. For a start, when you come to an oddly hard but smooth bit there’s no wondering ‘What the hell part of an animal was that?’ And guh, meat, cheese, ketchup…how I’ve missed you all smooshed together. Ode to the burger, over.

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On to the creme egg! If there’s anything I used to love more than meat (and Oreo’s – which are vegan in American?!), it was creme eggs. I literally stopped short when I saw the sign and had to buy one, even at £1.20 a pop. It was worth it though; rrreally rich and took me about ten minutes to eat while we wandered around the stalls.

Amidst many an animal cruelty stand, and despite all the bakeries, I spent most time (and money) at the Active Distribution stall, browsing the books and flicking through the ‘zines. I picked up a few relating to Anarchy, so hopefully I’ll be running my own lawless utopia by the end of the week. The Secret Society of Vegans also had some wikkid stuff, from stickers, mugs and t-shirts to snack and goodies. Num. I picked up a couple of stickers, coz they got skulls and unicorns on.
Secret Society of Vegans

The PPKers had already spent too long at the Redwood Foods stall, but I was called in by Holley to give my verdict on the hot dawgs (as someone who might still remember what the meat versions tasted like. I’m pretty sure I was the baby vegan of the group) and they were almost exactly like regular over-processed hot dawgs – which I’m not 100% sure contain meat anyway. Tasty, though.

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At the last moment I spotted a gap around the Concious Chocolate stall and snagged a Choca Mocha Magic – which I haven’t tried yet. I plan to hold a ‘dark chocolate off’ sometime soon and it may be entered as a contender.

Having made the rounds, the others left and I attended a workshop on ‘Veganism, Anarchism and pacifism’ run by Gerard Bane, who is from Ramsgate and introduced me to some Canterbury vegans. Hurrah! I had thought the workshop was a talk – I wanted to learn more about anarchy – but Gerard treated it like a seminar, asking leading questions and encouraging us to discuss. A couple of people staye don point, with one gent pointing out that anarchism is growing your own veg and darning your socks – giving a homemade finger to capitalism – and there was a brief discussion about animal issues vs human issues and how many people malign vegans for caring more about animals than humans. I didn’t feel that I learnt that much from the discussion, but i did realise that there is a lot of misinformation being purported in the Vegan community – one woman particularly began talking about how most alcoholics are meat-eaters and that their livers can’t cope with the carbohydrate-heavy nature of a vegan diet. It wasn’t really the right forum to point out that vegans doesn’t just eat pasta and potatoes, but hopefully she wandered the food stalls afterwards and noticed the almost complete lack of the above items.

Considering I went solely to purchase as much chocolate as possible, I did rather fail in that aim. However, I met some cool people, made some contacts and picked up some interesting literature, so it wasn’t a total fail. Oh, and discovered vegan cream eggs. I will learn the fondant secret…

Amelia

Other People talking about the Same Thing
Anesthesique
Jojo

More Pictures
Haphazard Collective’s flickr


Concern for Climate Change

September 3, 2009

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When at Lounge on the Farm (Early Bird 2010 tickets on sale now, by the way), we signed with Friends of the Earth to pressure our local MP’s into signing Early Day Motion 845 on deforestation for feed crops and climate change.

EDMs “are formal motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons. However, very few EDMs are actually debated. Instead, they are used for reasons such as publicising the views of individual MPs, drawing attention to specific events or campaigns, and demonstrating the extent of parliamentary support for a particular cause or point of view.” – from the Parliamentary website

This is the letter I recieved from my local MP Julian Brazier. He is unable to sign this motion until it has been approved by others but he ‘understands the concern.’
I particularly enjoyed this line: “In the short-term, however, there is no doubt that demand for imported feed crops will continue and that, without it, our livestock industry would collapse.” And we can’t have that.

As a vegan, I ‘donate’ as little as possible to that sector and would happily see it collapse. The concerns which Julian Brazier truly understands are those of the government, and the Government’s concerns are for business. If the livestock industry collapses, that’s a whole load of profit (and jobs) they’re never going to see again. Of course, if the livestock industry keeps going the way it is, that’s a whole load of rainforest and clean air we’re never going to see again. Well, we won’t see those days. But our children might, and their children probably will.

When it comes to sending a message to the people in power, signing postcards is all very well, but the places we spend and items we spend on send an equally, if not more effective, message. While never buying meat or dairy again is probably the biggest f-you to the livestock industry currently contributing 18% of global greenhouse emissions, that idea doesn’t necessarily float everybody’s boat.

Friends of the Earth suggest cutting down on animal products, and consumption in general, advising people to only buy what they need and re-use that which can be. I advise people to purchase any animal products from local, sustainable sources and support farmers who treat their animals better and don’t use feed that has more air miles than you do. Or you could just eat tofu. Om nom nom.

If you haven’t already, please go to FOE and
find out how to urge your local MP to sign this EDM. The more awareness, the more possibility of change. The more possibility of change, the more rainforest our kids will have to go backpacking through.

If you’d rather do something FUN and support their Fix the Food Chain campaign, then head to the Hammersmith Apollo on November 12th for LIVEstock, hosted by Friends of the Earth where the latest and funniest stand-up comedians have been herded together for ‘barnstorming comedy of the rarest breed.’ Go, laugh, support.

Amelia


How do you like that Nut Cheese?

July 29, 2009

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The inSpiral Lounge in Camden is, officially, one of my favourite places to eat. Whenever I find myself in North London, by chance or design, I make a point of heading over to the Lock and grabbing a buffet box – which usually results in trying to cut broccoli with the side of a wooden fork while wandering around the markets, tomato dripping from chin. Classy.

A little while ago, I tagged along with Thom and Lia who were intent on a trip to the markets. The night before, I’d revealed my plan of turning vegan to Thom, and we’d had a very circular argument. ‘But, if you’re trying to build muscle, you need meat.’ ‘Well, you can get protein and iron from plant sources…’ ‘Yeah, but if you’re trying to build muscle, then you need meat.’ and so on. When we passed the inSpiral Lounge, I suggested they check it out.

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The food in the hot buffet looks and is fairly basic fare; lasagne, curry, polenta. You have the option of one hot main, with two rice/potato/wheat additions, then salad, and the prices are quite reasonable for the portions (considering London prices/portions.) We hung around at the counter for a while, looking lost, then proceeded to quiz the staff in depth about the food. Question one: What is it? Question two: So there’s cheese in the cauliflower cheese? Question three: You can make cheese from nuts? Question four: So, really, it’s cheese made from nuts? Although the buffet is advertised as vegetarian, we found most of the dishes were vegan (and gluten free), except for the cheese used on the spelt pizza (which isn’t a part of the buffet meal options). All the staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to go through with us in detail the contents of each dish. Yes, yes it’s cheese made from nuts. We ordered a bowl each, I with lasagne, Thom with cauliflower cheese, all with salad. Lia opted for solely salad and we had a chocolate brownie between us.

The Lounge is a very pleasant place to hang out, with huge windows giving a great view of the Lock, scattered cushions, ambient music and er, glowing rocks, but since it was summer, we decided to sit outside, where we could watch the murky river water flow past. Yum.

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This is Thom’s first time trying nut cheese. Tasty nut cheese. After one bite he began to rave about going vegetarian and maybe halfway through the meal he even considered going vegan for a week. (He did start with the vegetarian thing afterwards.) I think this face is the best possible review of a meal, but still. My pasta was tasty and filling, and it’s great to eat out and know that you’ve got the healthiest possible option available. There isn’t any other adjective worthy of the food than: good. Delicious, healthy, fresh. I really, really like the food there. (Just look at that face!)

Then, desert. They do a range of vegan cakes and cookies and the chocolate brownie looked to be the most chocolatey of all. The cookies only have chocolate chips, see, whereas the brownie has it all the way through…went my logic. However, upon taking an enormous bite of the potential brownie of chocolate joy, I was only to be disappointed when it didn’t live up to my chocolatey expectations. But then, what can? It was also quite stodgy, and didn’t taste of anything, let alone chocolate. Shame.
A couple of weeks later, I went again and had a cup of chocolate ice-cream. Their ice-cream claims to be dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free…so I’m not entirely sure what it’s actually made of. The first lick proved alright, but a few more mouthfuls and it began to take on a chalky quality and left a strange (and un-chocolatey) aftertaste. In comparison to the smoothness of dairy ice-cream, no dice. If not comparing it to dairy deserts, it still wasn’t all that enjoyable. Maybe other flavours have different qualities? (Or aftertastes…)

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I would, and frequently do, eat here again. And again. And then another time. If you’ve got the time, it’s a great place to chill out and relax in, with all the glowing stones, or if not, it’s quick and easy to grab a box of hot food and attempt to it conquer with wooden cutlery. Definitely an affordable, if not cheap, place to grab a vegan bite.

Check them out
They also do music and performances in the evenings. I haven’t had the change to go yet, but one day…

-Amelia


Turning Vegan

July 8, 2009

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There are as many reasons for changing your diet, as there are changes to make. Giving up meat for environmental causes; eating more protein for muscle gain; cutting out carbohydrates to lose weight; getting more iron to combat anemia; more omega oils for extra brain power (I swear I was smarter the year I ate tuna sandwiches for lunch…); less saturated fat to lower cholesterol; creating a new dish every week to expand your culinary horizons…

A couple of months ago I decided to make the switch to vegetarian and throw in a vegan week. The reasoning behind my decision was that I have always eaten badly: microwave meals when I was younger, cheese and tuna toasties at university, or not eating at all. I wanted to eat more healthily. A couple of my friends and housemates actually used to cook, at least every other day. They could whip up spag bol or smoked salmon with minimum effort – and were occasionally horrified at my poor diet. If I became a vegetarian I knew I would have to look at my diet and what I was putting into my body, thus causing me to eat more healthily.

It did take me a long time to reach this point in my life where I wanted to make a change in my diet. When I was heating up triple cheesy crispy pancakes, or surviving on ham sandwiches, I knew my diet wasn’t the healthiest, but I was at university watching Em and Ed cook tasty, healthy meals for four years before I decided that I could do that too. While these guys were definitely catalysts, I didn’t make any change merely because they hinted that my food choices were going to give me, at the very least, a sugar hangover, if not Type Two diabetes. (I don’t know that I really ate that badly, but apparently Type Two diabetes is pretty prevalent in people with high sugar diets.) If I hadn’t wanted to do something about it for myself, and not solely just because other people were telling me it was the right or better thing to do, I wouldn’t have had the motivation to make any sort of change, let alone cutting out meat and then dairy.

Early on in my vegetarian time I read Becoming Vegan which is full of lists of which foods contain what essential nutrient and in what quantities, as well as in-depth analysis of the purpose of each nutrient in the diet. Needless to say it is quite anti-dairy as well as meat, so even during being vegetarian I didn’t make dairy the mainstay of my diet, though I had still had milk on my cereal and cheese on my jacket potato.
Learning all this before I became fully vegan, and living a sort of veg*n existence, meant that the change to meat and dairy free has been almost shockingly easy.

Previously, I didn’t even know that there was protein in beans. I remember the food wheels at school, with sections for meat, dairy, fruit and veg, grains, and snack foods. Protein and iron was found in meat, calcium was in dairy. Carbs were in grains, vitamins were in fruit and veg. Fat was in snack foods and sugar. Someone may have once mentioned that you could get iron from broccoli, but you couldn’t create a meal around vegetables. Right? (When I say previously, I mean, last year. I really never looked into food before this.) I thought that vegans had to eat incredible amounts of lettuce (why? I don’t know), take vitamin supplements and generally be very careful about what they ate, making sure they got enough of the vital nutrients. (Consider that I didn’t know there was protein in beans. Imagine how hard I thought life would be.) Reading books like Becoming Vegan and a multitude of vegan websites really informed me about all the other foods out there that provide just as much protein, iron and calcium as meat and dairy, often with a lot less fat. I’m not going to go into which foods contain what nutrients here, suffice to say, ‘vegan’ foods are not specialised and can be found down any aisle in Sainsburys. I have found some interesting foods which contain no milk: Ben And Jerry’s Sorbet, Starbursts sweets, Asda stir in Chickpea and Spinach Sauce, McVities Hobnobs (score!). Obviously, always check labels, but there’s a lot of food out there with no dairy and no meat that isn’t in the ‘FreeFrom’
aisle.

Cooking for myself every day does take some effort though. I have to go into the supermarket at least once a week, check labels if I fancy something new to see if it contains milk, and then when I get home preparing a nice evening meal takes at least forty-five minutes with the chopping, slicing, boiling and baking. You know what though? I love it. I’ve never cooked for myself, and for others, as much as I have done in the past couple of months. I’ve never had people compliment me on my food ever! (‘Wow, this toasty is well done.’ ‘Soup microwaved to perfection…how do you do it?’) Trying new foods, putting new flavours together (I cooked with ginger the other day, slightly overdid it, but yummy bean chilli), having friends over for dinner and chatting to other vegans for recipe ideas – I love it. I really enjoy putting all the parts together and coming out with something nutritious and delicious, and the surprise on some peoples’ faces when you tell them it’s vegan!

There have been a couple of difficult points, however. Just before I became vegan, and had been vegetarian for nearly two months, I noticed that I’d lost quite a substantial chunk of weight. I’ve always been at a healthy BMI (not due a healthy diet, just because I used to temper my days of eating crap with days of not eating at all. Yum.) and assumed that I would remain at my previous weight even if I made the switch to eating healthily. Turning vegetarian and eating filling meals killed my sugar cravings for a while though, so I was eating less biscuits, crisps, fizzy pop (particularly those with beef gelatin in, etc) as well as not getting any fat from meat sources, so the weight just dropped off. Since I’m fairly slim to start with, this scared me a little and I decided I needed to up my fat intake, so I strayed back to scoffing biscuits. The day before going vegan I remembered that my reasons for not eating meat were due to health, so I stopped with the biscuits, and went on the search for healthy fats. I started throwing avocado and sunflower seeds into my salads, hemp seeds into everything else (though they do make a bean chilli disconcertingly crunchy…) and drizzling hemp oil over salads and meals. Unfortunately, due to a coconut allergy, I usually avoid nuts, which are also a great source of fats, and haven’t yet managed to get hold of any spirulina (seaweed and superfood), since the best place to get it from is the internet, as health food shops usually sell it in pellet form, rather than powder. (Becoming Vegan, again, hugely helpful with its lists of healthy fatty foods.) It is totally possible to eat unhealthy fats as a vegan; I’ve been making cookies all week, in many forms. Double chocolate and cinnamon being the current favourite. Don’t ask a girl to give up all her vices at once, right?

Most of my friends are completely behind what I’m doing though I did have a bit of an argument with Thom about not eating meat one night. He argued that if a person were body-building, they needed a lot of protein, and the best way to get that was from meat. I explained about the protein content of other foods (there must be other people who don’t know beans contain protein. Beans are my staple food, you might have noticed.) and how you can derive all your protein from one source, (unlike fruit and veg say, where it’s best to get a range) so you could eat nine eggs if you wanted. Anyway, we didn’t resolve the argument that day.
The next day we went to Camden, and for lunch at the Inspiral Lounge (review to come) and after maybe two bites of his cauliflower (nut) cheese, Thom was exclaiming over the deliciousness of the food and suggesting that they go vegetarian for a while, maybe even vegan for a week. (He’s been vegetarian for a week now, though still craves chicken.)
There have been other people who don’t understand why (or how) someone could be vegan, and have even eaten tasty vegan food and not become the latest proselytizer!, who don’t see any reason behind giving up meat, and also see veganism as a ‘restrictive’ diet. I usually have about one conversation with these people about veganism and then leave it. I’m not trying to convert anyone, but it’s hard work when someone close to you sees what you’re doing as a negative action!

Turning vegan has done for me exactly what I hoped it would. I eat better now, pay more attention to my food and know what my body needs to survive. I can cook (!) and have made food which my friends have found not only edible, but tasty. For a while I pondered on the idea of ‘feeling healthier’, but have realised that lately I have been full of energy and madly productive! My skin is also clearer and I feel like my digestive system is working better than ever. (Another side effect of veg*nism: gas. Good for the body, not for your friends. Mmm.)

At first I only planned to be vegetarian for a month and a half, have a vegan week, go vegetarian again for a month or so, then return to eating meat occasionally, but having got this far, I think I’ll definitely avoid having ay meat or dairy in the house, though I may relax my rules a little when it comes to eating out. It’s definitely been a positive experience though, and one I would recommend to anyone looking to eat healthily, do their bit for the environment or just try something new.

For anyone wanting to learn more about veganism

The Vegan Society
The Vegetarian Resource Group -So much information.
Vegan recipes and news
WikiHow To Become Vegan

Some Vegan people

Don’t Eat Off the Sidewalk
Grumpy Vegan
Veganachronism
Food Porn
More Food Porn

A few tips for Turning Vegan

-Research food nutrition using the resources above. There’s protein in beans! Who knew.

-Really want to do it. Otherwise you might end up feeling resentful and restricted.

-Don’t feel guilty or give-up if you inadvertently eat meat or dairy. In my first week of being veggie, I ate out and had roast beef…

-Check labels. It doesn’t take long, and milk powder can be found in the strangest of places. (Pesto, why?!)

-Enjoy it!


Carrots for Pudding!

July 6, 2009

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In the East End of London, round the corner from Liverpool Street and across the road from the Sunday Up-Market stands the Rootmaster , a bright red, double-decker, stationary London bus. Bustaurant, in fact. The lower deck is entirely given over to what must surely be the smallest working kitchen not on a yacht and the upper deck is fully furnished with wobbly stools and comfy cushions for your fine dining experience. All the food is vegan, and all the food is delicious.

We sat upstairs, overlooking the tables artfully arranged in Elys Yard – an unispiring carpark – but the food more than made up for the view. 100% vegan and organic where possible, the meals are imaginative and tasty. Rrrreally.

We eschewed starters due to monetary constraints and went straight for mains. (Check out the full menu online). I decided on a broccoli tart, served with leek and potato mash wrapped in cabbage, drizzled with garlic tziki. My boyfriend (at the time) had tofu teriyaki stirfry. Our first words after our first bites were ‘oh my god, you have to try this!’ Despite the apparent simplicity of the dish, everything was done to perfection. The leek and potato mash melted on the tongue and the shortcrust pastry held together just right. It was a little bit hard to eat broccoli from a tart base, so I had to disassemble my dinner somewhat, but that made it easier to scoop up a little bit of everything on my fork, dip it in the tziki…enjoy. I tried a little of the teriyaki stir-fry as well, and it was equally tasty and apparently filling.

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Of course we had desert. I am incapable of denying myself sugar and have been slightly worried at the idea of dairy-free cake. I’ve tried cakes made with oil in the past and found them less than palatable. However, the triple chocolate fondant blew even the most dairy-licious of chocolate fudge cakes out of my memory. Never have I encountered a richer, more chocolatey sauce (except at the Ben and Jerry’s café…hardly a fair comparison!). The pudding itself was moist, rich, fluffy…did I mention the chocolateyness? It was chocolatey. It almost brings tears to my eyes to remember how I could only manage half of it. And I have a very high tolerance for sugar. My boyfriend tried the carrot pudding which tasted…like carrots. Sweet carrots. Not really my thing – where’s the chocolate?– but he assured me it was ‘weird…but really good!’

Although the entry in the Vegetarian Guide to London
recommends to book, the bustaurant wasn’t particularly busy for our visit. We were there around 7 in the evening on a weeknight and were joined by a birthday party (they write your name on the front of the bus!) and a couple of couples. The staff were all friendly, if a little rushed to be chatty, though one gent with a dashing moustache (possibly the owner…) did stop to chat to us about the merits of veganism – and cake! Later he told us that the bus is in full working order and even rumbled down to Glastonbury in 2008!

When it comes to economics, our meal for two, including Weston’s Organic Cider and organic cloudy lemonade, came to just under £40. Service charge is not included but ‘tipping is sexy’. For a couple of students looking for a nice veggie/vegan place it’s perhaps a little too pricey to make a regular haunt, but the moment a special occasion rolls around then me and that chocolate fondant got some business to take care of.

More people who think the bus thing rocks:
View London
Time Out

-Amelia


Lounge on The Farm

July 4, 2009

 

 

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Kent’s bestest music festival is in one week! This time next Saturday I will be lounging outside the Furthur Tent clutching my organic lemonade and letting the strains of psychedelia wash over me. Everyone else might just have returned from Glastonbury, but they should be envious of me. (No. Really.)

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Lounge on the Farm is one of the most chilled out festivals I’m aware of (having been to a grand total of three!) Held on Merton Farm in Canterbury (the cows are turfed out of the shed beforehand) it smells a little like dung but excrement is the furthest adjective from my mind when it comes to describing this place. It’s fairly small, spanning three medium sized fields, but this only adds to the friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Of course, it also helps that everybody knows each other! Wandering around Canterbury at the moment Lounge on the Farm is all anyone is talking about. In Siesta I overheard a couple discussing their van’s toilet. It has wheels. (Yeah. The toilet.) In fact, it’s so local that the headliners seem more like an afterthought. Not that I don’t plan to see Mr. Scruff, Roots Manuva, Gong and Wolf People, but I will definitely be there for The Psychotic Reaction, Cocos Lovers, Zoo For You, Syd Arthur and Electric River – to name but a meager few of Kent’s bestest bands and *coughmymatescough*.

 

It isn’t all about the music though. I’m mostly going for the food. Al’s Hog Roast over on the Village Green is my first port of call. Hot, thick spit-roasted (local!) pork, a generous dollop of apple sauce with a smearing of stuffing, pressed between two halves of a white crusty roll…Oh yeah, and there were some great vegetarian tartlets (of bliss) at…uh…some other stall. The Shake Shed should be there too this year, providing round the clock milkshakes! My friend who works there is angling for a Rhubarb and Custard flavour…

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The Meadows area, new this year, isn’t even about the music. I only know what I’ve read; but it sounds phat. Petting piglets and learning how to survive in the deep, dark, dangerous woods of Canterbury? Sign me up. My good friend Richard Dadd of The Bakery; ought to be performing some arbitrary outdoor theatre, as will The Pantaloons and, erm, some burlesque dancers

Despite them, it is a family friendly festival. It’s a person friendly festival! You’re never further than twenty paces from a Tea-Tent of Tea-Pee and the Village Green caters for carni-, omni- and herbivores. The Red Tent is on hand for healing (and any soon-to-be Mum’s!) and Kent Circus School wander around dressed as bees a lot. And when the last chord has faded away of an evening, the Groovy Movie Picture Tent provides tea, cake, dancing and an oddment of film clips until well past everyone’s bedtimes.

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So, come!

Lounge on the Farm runs from the 10-12th of July, on Merton Farm, Canterbury, Kent. Tickets are £85 Weekend, £35 Day

More Info:
Lounge on The Farm Official Website
Amelia’s Magazine preview
Gig Junkie’s Preview

 

Posted by: Amelia