Workshops

Get hands on! Whether you want to slow down or go wild, Vegan Festival Adelaide has the interactive workshop experience for you. From Meditation to Making Friends, Drumming to Vegan Activism. 

 

 

Contact Improvisation

Fiona Gardner is a professional dancer based in Adelaide South Australia where in 2014 she re-established the contact improvisation scene. National and international teachers have visited Finsart Studio in Adelaide to teach and promote CI. Currently, Fiona facilitates and promotes CI through monthly Jams and weekly workshops. She has taught locally, nationally and internationally for over the last 10 years. Her practice of CI started in 2007 where she incorporates a number of CI techniques in her choreographic work that is inclusive of aerial dance with a rock climbing harness. Fiona is a Pilates and Yoga teacher that supports the bodies facilities for best safe dance practice.

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V-Spot Pizza Bar - Activism Workshop with Joey Carbstrong

Joey and Kais have formed a strong friendship united by their passion to speak up against animal exploitation. Joey, originally from Adelaide, is now an international Animal Liberation Advocate, Vegan Educator, Inspirational Speaker who believes Peace begins on your plate. Kais owns Adelaide’s first 100% vegan pizza bar and runs regular activism workshops from the premises at V-Spot Pizza bar and is a co-organiser for the Adelaide chapter of Anonymous for the Voiceless amongst other activism models. This year sees Joey and Kais get together again to hold an activism workshop at this years Adelaide Vegan Festival.

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Fluff-n-Stuff Doggo Photo Booth

A 100% vegan business, Fluff n Stuff dog styling specialises in large double coated dogs but cater to all dog styles and breeds. At the Festival, the these dog lovers bring the perfect way to remember your day with your four legged friend, the Fluff-n-Stuff Doggo Photobooth!

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Make a Bath Bomb with Lush - SOLD OUT

Join the team from Lush Adelaide and make your very own bath bomb or face mask by hand at this years Vegan Festival Adelaide! Learn about the amazing vegan goodies Lush has to offer and take home your handmade goodies from the festival!

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Sacred Chocolate Ceremony


Open your heart to infinity and beyond! Allowing the combination of sacred chocolate, community, dancing and singing to ignite a force inside of you that you may have never experienced before. Tears, fits of laughter and being your absolute authentic self are welcomed here...

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Music, recycling, and sustainability with Junkyard Beats

In the hands of Junkyard Beats, ordinary household items are transformed into musical instruments that create a toe-tapping, electric atmosphere that makes you want to get up and move. Participants learn basic body percussion skills and how to perform rhythms using a range of tools such as melody pipes, broom sticks, plastic bins, drums and more! We also teach people how to transform junk and recycle materials into musical instruments.

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Touch of Zen

A blissful, interactive and deeply powerful workshop!

The Touch of Zen is explored in three sections designed to relax the Body, clear the Mind and bring peace to the Heart. The philosophy behind this workshop is to offer a joyful and friendly space for self-exploration and connection. Through a harmonious expression of giving, receiving and letting go, arriving in a balanced centre of being within ourselves, others and the wider community (Yin/Yang).

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Get active for the animals with Mippy Valentine

Want to get active but don't know where to start? Meet us in the Workshop Zone for a session made for people interested in becoming active and for those of us not much time on our hands. Everyone is welcome from new activist to the more experienced. This workshop will help get ideas running on where and how you can flourish for the animals. Mooing Mippy is an international activist with many years experience in defending the voiceless.
Catch Mippy on the main stage Sunday 11.30am too.
Get your Activism On! The animals need you!

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Belly Dance Arabesque - Performance and Workshop

Join the crew from Belly Dance Arabesque as they perform a medley of dance styles from the Middle East, India and World Fusion. Depending on the time allocated to our act this could include traditional Belly Dance, Tribal Style Belly Dance, Bollywood Dance, Modern Tribal Fusion and some live Arabic Drumming (drum skins are plastic).

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You can make friends with salad

New to the whole vegan thing? Don't know many other vegans in real life? Just want to meet new people?

You can make friends with salad is a safe, fun space to make new friends and meet new people. Come hang out, play a game or just get out of the weather; we'll be here all weekend.

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Plant Powered Kids

They say that children are our future, and going by how many compassionate kids there are today, the future looks Vegan! Join some amazing vegans in our Kidzone. Hear stories about coping being a vegan kid in a non-vegan world, how you can support animal rights from an early age - from putting stickers on your books to attending activist events and everything in between. Find out about tasty vegan foods and how important it can be to find vegan kids just like you to hang out with!

Our vegan kid ambassadors:

  • This little guy is going to change the world. Meet the micro-vegan, Harleigh, at the Plant Powered Kids ! workshop as he shows you how easy it is to help keep Australia clean by doing street cleans and to show you how easy it is to recycle. Passionate vegan for the animals and the environment, the future is looking great in his hands!

  • "Hi! I’m Harry, I’m going to be talking about all the fantastic animal sanctuaries in Adelaide run by some passionate vegans and also give you all ideas on how you can help them. " @_harrythevegan

  • Bailey is a 16 year old vegan activist who is passionate about ending dolphin captivity especially here in Australia. Bailey is passionate about all animal rights issues and focuses his speeches about why dolphin captivity is cruel and what we all can do to end it. @warriorforanimalson Instagram.

  • #macthevegankid found his voice through activism. He will chat about the many different ways you can stand up for the animals. From placing stickers on your books, wearing vegan merch, running an Instagram page, your food choices, helping at sanctuaries and attending events. All activism matters. All lives matter. #govegan

  • Vegan_Brooklyn wants to share with festival goers the reasons we should all use cruelty free beauty products. There are so many make up options available to the compassionate vegan. There's beauty in truth x

  • Jayde loves animals! This brave young vegan is going to share why she went vegan and all the bullying that has happened because of her decision to cause the least harm she could to our planet and its creatures. #Jayde_vegan will show other kids to overcome bullying and ideas of how to deal with some of the things that can come a vegans way.

  • Snacktivism - activism through snacks! Yes, it is a thing! #jorjathevegankid scouts supermarkets, cafes & restaurants for great vegan food. There are more and more vegan options out there and Jorja will talk to us about some of her favourites and how not to be afraid to stand up for your beliefs when it comes to food.

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