Criteria and Terms & Conditions 2017
- Each ticket allows one person only entry to the Kent Vegan Festival, Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Rd, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2BT. Children aged 11 and under will not require a ticket however they must be accompanied at all times by an adult ticket holder.
- Ticket holders will be allowed re-admittance subject to the current numbers in attendance. We have a maximum number of people allowed in the festival at any one time due to Health & Safety regulations. This is non-negotiable.
- We reserve the right to make changes to the exhibitors advertised and should circumstances beyond our control arise, to close or cancel the event without offering a refund.
- Only food and drink purchased at the festival may be brought into and consumed at the festival. There will be a variety of delicious vegan foods and drinks available for purchase at the festival so please do not bring food or drink with you as it may be confiscated or you may be refused entry.
- We reserve the right to conduct bag searches at our discretion.
- Due to Health & Safety reasons we can only allow assistance dogs entry to the festival. We regret that non-assistance animals will not be permitted.
- The festival is an educational family event; one that encourages people with varied opinions to attend. The festival is open to vegans and non vegans alike. An integral condition of entry to the festival is that, whilst we may not agree with each other, that we respect each others’ right to hold different opinions. We reserve the right to ask you to leave the festival if you break this condition. The Organising Team’s decision will be final. The KVF Organising Team reserves the right to refuse anyone entry to the festival at their discretion and any person who fails to comply with instructions from a steward or other person acting on behalf of the KVF Organising Team may be ejected.
- We will be taking photographs and filming throughout the festival. This is for promotional reasons and to provide evidence for funders, and will be posted to social media and on our website and may also appear in our social impact report. Exhibitors, visitors, speakers and performers attending the festival may appear in promotional material without prior consultation. If you do not wish to appear in photos or films please alert a member of the Organising Team on arrival at the festival.
- By buying a ticket or paying on the door, you agree to follow the above terms and conditions and ensure any accompanying children also do so.
- Please do not bring any animal products to this event as you may be refused entry, even with a ticket. Non-vegans; please be mindful of your clothing and footwear.
- Further terms and conditions may be added here before the event.
Festival Criteria and Guidelines:
The festival is aimed at people who are, or are thinking about becoming vegan, those already moving towards the lifestyle; or who are just interested in finding out more about what veganism really means.
Our approach is to be supportive, educational, encouraging and positive: we believe in non-violence to all living beings and in peaceful, friendly, non-discriminatory means of campaigning and communicating our message. We believe that this is the most effective way to teach people about all aspects of veganism and to increase the number of vegans in the world.
The festival will include engaging and interactive information and activities (including stalls, talks, workshops, films, music and a children’s area) and will be accessible for people of all backgrounds, abilities and ages.
This is a 100% vegan festival. Please do not display, use or sell any animal products on your stall/workshop, including meat, fish, live animals, dairy products, eggs, honey, leather, wool or silk.
All marketing must be 100% vegan on the day.
We also ask that all stallholders display a sign showing which of their products is fairly-traded (where appropriate – i.e. necessary if they are from regions of the world which are exploited by the rich countries), organic, uses locally-sourced ingredients and do not contain palm oil plus other global and social justice credentials.
We do not accept bookings from businesses that promote the use of animal products outside of Kent Vegan Festival unless they have a strong vegan policy that caters for vegans and are moving towards being 100% vegan by 31st December 2017. Each application will be decided on an individual basis.
3/ Stallholders and Contractors:
We ask that all our stallholders (as individuals) or workers/volunteers are vegan. This is so that clear messages about veganism are given out to visitors to the festival.
We ask that all our volunteers and stewards are vegan themselves and that all talks/workshops are consistent with our aims and values as outlined above.
We only accept sponsorship from 100% vegan businesses or businesses which are vegetarian but are transitioning to being 100% vegan by 31st December 2017.
By ‘100%’ we mean in terms of products and marketing within the business and preferably the individuals who own or work within the business.
We ask that all our speakers and workshop facilitators are vegan themselves and that all talks/workshops are consistent with our aims and values as outlined above.
We ask that our performers are vegan.