Ely is fast gaining a name for itself as a haven for vegans.
As well as its second special Vegan Market set for Bank Holiday Weekend, the city is also gearing up to host Cambridgeshire’s first ever yoga and vegan festival.
Cambridgeshire Yoga and Vegan Fest, held at the Paradise Centre on June 11, is hosted by London-based Yogific, which describes itself as a “community of vegan yogis”.
The day is expected to include over 44 yoga and meditation sessions, talks, live music and over 50 stalls.
On its Facebook event page, the group describes the Paradise Centre as a “really nice leisure centre located in the heart of Ely”, adding that it plans to covert it into a “yoga university” for the day, catering for all ages and abilities, including a yoga class aimed specially for children.
Yogific hopes to hold 12 back-to-back yoga sessions in the squash court, 20 yoga workshops in the dance studio, and turn one room into a quiet room, hosting 12 meditation sessions.
“If the weather is good, we will do outdoor Yoga sessions as well.
“So you can enjoy nearly 44 yoga/meditation sessions on the day. Isn’t that great?”
The Paradise Centre’s main hall will be used as an exhibition space for over 50 vegan and ethical traders.
A donation from the volunteer run event goes to Miracle’s Mission, a charity helping abused and injured animals, particularly in Borneo.
Cambridgeshire Yoga and Vegan Fest will take place from 9.15am to 5pm on June 11.
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Also don’t forget that Ely’s popular Vegan Fair will return during early May Bank Holiday weekend for a delicious two-day special.
This time they will be joined by a Vintage Fair selling everything from antique to mid-century, retro and almost modern.
Dolphin Lane will transform into “Vegan Alley”, tantalising your tastebuds with a selection of much loved stalls.
Meanwhile Ely Market Place will feature a vintage market as well as its regular Sunday Market stalls.
Both markets will take place from 10am to 4pm on Sunday April 30 and Bank Holiday Monday, May 1.
You can keep up with latest developments by visiting Ely Markets’ Facebook page or by checking @ElyMarkets on Twitter and Instagram for updates.