Merry Vegan Midwinter


Merry Vegan Midwinter

24th November 2019 10am – 5pm

With Lee Watson and Gillian Monks

Get back in touch with the true spirit of Christmas!

To book you place please download and return a completed Booking form (book before 8th November for the special discount!!)

Are you interested in a Christmas which doesn’t revolve around commercialism and consumerism?

Do you wish to return to celebrating this time of year in a more authentic way?


Lee Watson – Author of Peace and Parsnips will be creating a plant-based festive menu, with lots of treats. A slap up three course Christmas lunch, using local produce, that everyone can enjoy! Vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free options are available, all decadent and delicious. Lee will also be demonstrating how to cook a full vegan Christmas dinner, step by step

Prepare to be inspired!

Gillian Monks – Author of Merry Midwinter and The Alternative Advent Calendar will be sharing her passion for this season and introducing you to an alternative festive approach, re-introducing ourselves to activities and customs which better reflect the nature of this time of year.

Gillian’s workshop will involve creating your own Christmas decorations from locally foraged evergreens. Design and make your own advent wreath or kissing ball, Welsh calennigs, Christmas woodland gnomes and eco-friendly gift-wrapping.

Gillian will also be sharing ideas for festive entertainment, games and gifts, which cost nothing except time, inspiration and care, as well as leading our stories and carols by the fire.


To book you place please download and return a completed booking form

                                     What’s included:

Three course plant-based festive lunch and welcome drink

Authentic Christmas decoration workshop with Gillian, using locally foraged evergreens

Cooking demonstration with Lee, learn how to make this Christmas plant-based and decadent

Candle lit afternoon tea, storytelling and carols by the blazing fire, with special hot chocolate

Full recipe booklet, especially designed for the day, try all the recipes out at home

Much knowledge and many practical tips of how you can re-connect with the Festive season, in new, old ways

A selection of Teas and Fresh Coffee


Why we came together for Merry Vegan Midwinter:

“Celebrating midwinter is not about what you buy or how much you spend….Turn away from the frenetic consumerism of Christmas and rediscover the authentic and meaningful realities of this, the oldest and most precious celebration of the year.
The true significance of midwinter is not found in any individual spiritual or religious belief or practice. Instead, the winter solstice provides an opportunity to celebrate what we as humans share; to set aside our differences and come together with a sense of community and cheer.”

“Many people are choosing to eat more plant-based foods, I want to make the festive season delicious for all! Taking into account vegans, gluten-free and even sugar-free options, I’ll be creating a Christmas lunch menu that everyone will enjoy. Full of flavours, textures and pleasant surprises along the way.”




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