Is it too late to start Veganuary? We asked Newcastle vegan retailers for their thoughts

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A vegan festival is coming to Newcastle’s Tyne Bank Brewery.

The Tyne Bank Brewery are hosting their Veganuary Festival and Celebration of Sustainability this weekend which will showcase vegan food and sustainable crafts from companies across the region.

The brewery hopes that stall holders will give people a taste of veganism but also answer any questions that people might have if they are thinking about becoming vegan.

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Ingrid Korsan owns the vegan street food stall Sun of Seitan and has been a vegetarian since she was young but only decided to go vegan about six years ago.

She thinks Veganuary is a great idea but people can become vegan whenever they like. Korsan said: “I don’t think there’s a good or a bad time to become vegan or try to become vegan, any time of the year is really good.

“But Veganuary is an incentive because obviously it’s the start of a new year and it’s a new beginning.”

Many people are choosing to go vegetarian and vegan to help reduce their carbon footprint.

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“I think a huge barricade for people when it comes to vegan food is preconceptions,” she said.

“A lot of people think vegans eat grass and seeds and drink water and don’t realise that we can have absolutely anything we want.”

Korsan, along with a huge range of other stall holders will be attending the Tyne Bank Brewery Veganuary Festival to offer their vegan creations and help people understand veganism and learn more about sustainability

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