Queue the screaming, the Northern Vegan Festival is coming to Manchester. It is the biggest vegan festival in the north, and a celebration of an animal-free lifestyle. There is so much that you can achieve in terms of food, but also spiritually and mentally when you choose a life free from animal products. So get your wellies on and get to the festival.
Ms Cupcake, star of ITV's Britain's Best Bakery, who is well known for her wonderfully decorative cupcakes and 50's style. Mellissa Morgan, aka Ms Cupcake, will be teaching people how to veganise their baking and explaining why you don't need milk, eggs or butter in any recipe.
Manchester based Lisa Tse, who survived BBC's Dragons Den, will be showing visitors how to make the most ordinary of ingredients into extraordinary dishes using her new vegan Sweet Mandarin sauces.
In addition to cookery demos, talks, films and children's activities there will also be some light entertainment from, amongst others, Manchester's very own vegan poet, Dominic Berry, who has performed on CBeebies and Channel 4.
For just £1 (under 12's free), visitors will be treated to the delights and benefits of vegan living. There will be 90 stalls showcasing the best vegan products such as footwear, clothing, beauty products, cookery books and sweet treats to tempt your taste-buds. Some of the finest local caterers will be there to provide a delicious lunch and there will be a variety of free vegan food from some of the UK's most successful vegan food companies.
Local and national charities and organisations will also be present with free information and advice for visitors who would like to find out more about helping animals and why more and more people, including many celebrities (such as Pamela Anderson, Mike Tyson, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Clinton) are turning towards a vegan diet.
Northern Vegan Festival organisers, Kelly Slade and Roddy Hanson say: "We both agree that going vegan was one of the best decisions we ever made. Not only is it good for the animals, but it's healthier for your body and kinder to the planet."
Everyone is welcome at the Northern Vegan Festival. Their tagline is, "We hope to inspire, motivate and encourage those curious about being vegan to find out more about this compassionate, healthy and ethical way of living."
With products to buy, free food, information stalls, entertainment, talks, cookery demos and films, there will be something for everyone.
If you forget, you can always check their active social media sites to keep up to date with what's on: Facebook, Twitter, or their website.