Press release


Choose KIN 2015: the first vegetarian event of its kind

2 June 2015


The Vegetarian Society is staging a unique event, KIN 2015, in Manchester on Saturday 11 July 2015.  It has been designed to help people learn and share more about why vegetarianism affects not only the choices we make about the food we eat, but also how it’s produced and the impacts on both our health and our planet that those choices create.

A selection of the world’s leading thinkers and experts will be coming together to discuss, debate and to share insights and understanding on some of the key issues faced by all of us.  Tom Heap, presenter from Countryfile on BBC1 and Costing the Earth on Radio 4, sets the scene before Tony Juniper, independent sustainability and environment adviser, asks the challenging question “What on earth are you eating?”  The day continues with ten other speaker sessions to choose from, covering three core themes – animal welfare, health and the environment.  Choice is a keyword for the day – delegates will be able to choose which sessions they attend, building their own programme to explore the issues that are most important to them.

The intellectual food for thought will of course be just part of the choices available on the day itself.  There are interactive workshops, cookery masterclasses for new ideas and super tastes and a marketplace featuring leading producers of vegetarian produce and goods. 

The Vegetarian Society initiated KIN 2015 to address the question of sustainable and ethical choices head on.  Lynne Elliot, CEO commented, “For many reasons it is crucial to our survival that we change the way we live and changing the way we eat has a bigger impact than most of us realise. More and more people around the world are embracing veggie food for many different reasons and we want to share those reasons and bring them to a larger stage. KIN will, for the first time, bring together some of the most influential thinkers and academics to discuss the issues that are so vital for our future. There’s a lot to talk about. That is why we’re putting on KIN 2015 and we’re looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible to Manchester for what will be an informative and inspiring experience.”

To book tickets and for full details of the day please visit


Notes to editors 

  • For more media information about KIN - please contact Su on 0161 925 2012 email   visit
  • The Vegetarian Society is a registered charity.





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