Upcoming Events

There are always lots of Vegan-related events around the region!  Come along to learn, share and meet like-minded people.

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What’s happening?:

Click here for an up-to-date list of Little Oak Sanctuary’s Working Bees and Events

Want to go further afield?  Check out: http://www.veganaustralia.org.au/events

Acoustic Soup (Vegan & Gluten Free) @ the Food Co-op – Wednesday, 30 August 2017

It’s that time again! Let’s gather and huddle in for the last winter acoustic soup of the year and support the co-op this august.

Doors will open at 7pm. Students and members $8 and general public $12. Free Admission through volunteering! An awesome range of local artists along with a hot delicious soup included in the price, plus, we will have home-made chai and an assortment of desserts for sale. All vegan and gluten free.


Heavily involved in the Canberra music scene, ALOÏSE is the solo project for singer-songwriter Amy Louise Jenkins. Drawing inspiration from prominent female folk artists such as Laura Marling, Thelma Plum and Joni Mitchell, ALOÏSE aims to create authentic, emotive music. As well as her solo endeavors. Keep in touch: www.facebook.com/aloisemusic

Dom Lavers:
Hailing from Australia’s capital city Canberra, Dom Lavers is the lead man of local act LAVERS, a four-piece band known for their energetic live shows, singalong choruses and intricate recordings. Dom’s passion for music from many different eras, with his influences hard to pin down.
At Acoustic Soup, Dom Lavers will perform new and old songs in their most stripped back form, in an intimate occasion not to be missed.

Sebastian Field:
Canberra’s beloved introvert, familiar for his work with Cracked Actor and Burrows. 2017 sees Sebastian constructing his solo debut, to be released in 2018, and otherwise honing his craft as experimental pop songwriter and performer, through engaging and immersive performance.

Vegan Day Out in Canberra – Saturday & Sunday, 2 & 3 September 2017

Vegan Day Out in Canberra!

Saturday, 2 September 2017 9:00 am

@ The Cruelty Free Shop

Creator: The Cruelty Free Shop

It’s that time again for cheap eats, freebies, and sales!

On Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 September, local cafes and businesses in Braddon will be slashing prices, giving away samples and putting special vegan products on the menu.

We’re talking meal deals, two for ones, free coffees, food samplings, discounted vegan groceries, wine tastings and so much more.

Join us for a weekend-long celebration of everything vegan!

Here’s how it works:
We will be creating a map of all the participating businesses. Come and collect your map & vouchers from the Cruelty Free Shop. Then enjoy spending the weekend walking around redeeming the vouchers. It’s a great time to treat yourself and showcase delicious vegan foods and products to friends and family.

At the Cruelty Free Shop, we’ll have storewide discounts on hundreds of items and special offers plus free food tastings all weekend long.

Please note: as hundreds of products in store will be discounted already, no further discounts will be available over the weekend (e.g. Vegan Card, loyalty points, etc.).

If you’ve been before, you’ll know why we’re so excited! More than 5,000 people attended the Vegan Day Out in Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne in April this year.

Make sure to invite your friends to this event page! Let’s make this bigger and better than ever!

The Cruelty Free Shop, 3/24 Mort Street, Braddon
Sat 2 Sept 9am-6pm
Sun 3 Sept 10am-5pm

*You need the vouchers to redeem the offers, so be sure to collect it from The Cruelty Free Shop*

To find out about the first Vegan Day Out in Canberra, click here!

That’s So Vegan Korean Banquet @ Lazy Su – Monday, 4 September 2017

That’s So Vegan – Korean Vegan Banquet

Monday, 4 September 2017 5:00 pm

@ Lazy Su

Creator: Lazy Su

Korean “Han Jung Sik” Vegan Banquet
Monday 4 September
$39 per person

Book here – www.lazy-su.com.au/book/

No need to order, sit down and let our chefs fill your table with a great assortment of Korean vegan banquet dishes for only $39.

$5 from each Banquet will be donated to the Little Oak Sanctuary

The best $39 you have ever spent!

Han Jung Sik
is a full-course Korean meal with an array of savoury side dishes. The most lavish of hanjeongsik originated with the banquets served in the royal palaces or the homes of aristocrats

Vegan Coffee & Cake – Second Wednesday of every month 2017 (13 Sep, 11 Oct)

Monthly coffee & cake meetup. Come and meet fellow vegans and those interested in veganism over a cuppa for a chat.

Despite the name we often eat more than just cake and drink more than coffee – all welcome!

Please be mindful that this event is vegan-friendly. You don’t need to be vegan to attend, however we request that you order vegan food & drink at this event.

For upcoming Coffee and Cake Meetups, go to:  https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Canberra-Veg-Events/#upcoming

Vegan ACT Movie Night: Carnage – Friday, 15 September 2017

Vegan movie night!

Friday, 15 September 2017 7:30 pm

@ Griffith neighbourhood centre, 55 Stuart St, Griffith ACT 2603, Australia

Creator: Vegan ACT

Have you heard of the recent comedy film “Carnage”? The mockumentary is set in 2067, when veganism is so assumed in modern diets that there isn’t even a word for it. Instead, the illegal practice of eating “other animals” or their by-products is called “carnism”: a barbaric and incomprehensible symptom of an uncivilised society.

Sounds pretty good!  So, come hang out and bring your friends and family to have some laughs, yummy food and throw back a couple of cold ones! This event is BYO and 18+ (people under the age of 18 must be supervised by parents/guardians).

Hope to see you there!

Check out the movie trailer here:

Living Green Festival – Sunday, 1 October 2017

The Living Green Festival is back for it’s 7th year to inspire a kinder shade of green for the planet, humans and other animals!

Where: Albert Hall, Canberra, ACT, Australia
When: Sunday 1 October, 2017 from 10-4pm
How: Ride your bike, catch a bus or if you have to drive park across the road from the Hall & take the underpass to the Hall.
+ Over 80 market stalls with plant-based food & drinks (burgers, milkshakes, fresh juice, pasta, sweet & savoury raw food, cheesecake, cupcakes + more), ethical & cruelty-free products & services (homewares, make-up & toiletries, electric bikes, more food!) as well as not-for-proft stalls promoting animal adoption, energy solutions and other social justice issues.
+ Free live music, talks, workshops and food demonstrations all day long.
+ FREE Kidzone *for all ages* including the annual 8m high rock climbing wall (best view of the Festival & Canberra), arts & crafts, face-painting, board games and books – did we mention it’s FREE!
+ Carson’s Cafe for humans and their canine friends – so bring your dogs too!

If you are interested in volunteering, having a stall, performing or speaking at this year’s event head to the website and register now!  – www.lgf.org.au

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Vegan Halloween Bake Sale for Lucky Stars Sanctuary – Saturday, 28 October 2017

Halloween Bake Sale

Saturday, 28 October 2017 10:00 am

Creator: The Earth Festival

The Earth Festival 2018 Halloween Vegan Bake Sale is here! Come over to the Fountain in Civic (located along the City Walk) on the 28th of October for some spooky vegan treats! Please bring your own containers as we will not be having plates, culterly or napkins. Best to get in early before they sell out!

This is a fundraising event, 100% of all funds made from the bake sale will be donated to Lucky Stars Sanctuary, to help achieve The Earth Festival’s goal of $5,000.