12:00 pm - 12:20pm: Opening of the Vegan Summer Festival Berlin 2018 by ProVeg Deutschland e.V., Berlin Vegan and the Albert Schweitzer Stiftung für unsere Mitwelt
12:30pm - 1:30pm: Justin P. Moore - A journey to India
The artist and author of "The Lotus and the Artichoke" cookbook series, who has been living on a plant-based diet since 1992, has exciting recipes from his travels in over 50 countries in his luggage. He regularly organizes private dinner parties, cooking shows, workshops and cooking courses. Justin grew up in the USA and the Marshall Islands, lived and worked in Boston and Philadelphia for several years before moving to Berlin in 2001.
At the Berlin Vegan Summer Festival he cooks his favourite recipe from his latest cookbook, The Lotus and the Artichoke - INDIA: A Culinary Love Story (autumn 2017, Ventil Verlag). His first cookbook, The Lotus and the Artichoke - Vegane Rezepte eines Weltreisenden was nominated by the VEBU (Vegetarierbund Deutschland) in 2013 and made it into the Top 10.
1:40pm - 2:00pm: Art Auction with MILA VAZQUEZ OTERO and her status "happiliy liberated pig" of the serie "anti-trophies". The money goes to the organization "Happy Kuh e.V."
Happy liberated pig, 2018 It belongs to the "anti-trophies" series because many people do not consider pigs as trophies, but exclusively as meat donors. Most pigs do not see the sunlight in their lives, nor do they ever step on grass. But this pig here has been released and is now on a greenfield site. She needs the sunglasses because her eyes are not yet accustomed to the bright light under the open sky. Instead of the ear tag, the happy freed sow now wears an earring.
2:00pm - 2:45pm: Goodie&Brains
Honesty, joie de vivre and a pinch of irony - the music of the two Berlin-born women is characterized above all by the undistorted view of themselves and the world. Guitar, ukulele and two differently coloured and yet wonderfully harmonising voices combine to form a pop-sensual overall picture. Since 2014 Lina-Marie Büttner and Vera Thaxton have been on a musical journey of ever closer friendship.
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Cooking demo with Ines Romanelli: Aubergine a La Parmigiana with a Twist (In English)
Ines transforms traditional recipes into plant based mouthwatering culinary adventure. Her cooking demos are fun, interactive and extremely informative; her main focus is to combine taste, texture, tradition, health and wellbeing.
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm: Singer -Songwriter - Lennard Bertbach
With his tongue-twisting texts, Lennard Bertzbach takes listeners into a world which most people do not want to enter: the world of everyday madness. Playfully and humorously Lennard puts countless disproportions in the spotlight and tries to shake the hearts and brains of this earth´s sleepy citizens through musical treatment. He doesn't promise a happy ending, but a smile for the moment. And that's all that matters!
Lennard Bertzbach grew up in a small, picturesque village near Bremen. His great passion for acting and music began early on. His first instrument was drums at the age of nine, followed by guitar and piano. After occasional engagements as an actor in film and television, he has recently concentrated mainly on his work as a musician. Since 2010 he accompanies his father Tobias Bertzbach on the piano at concerts with hits of the 20s and 50s. In 2016 he released his first album "Immer weiter" and since then he has been playing more and more solo concerts. At the end of 2017 he signed a contract with "Ahuga! The Liedermachelabel" by Götz Widmann and will probably support him on his tour in 2020. He lives in Berlin.
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm: Band - Meinherz
Meinherz – A different perspektive In today’s vast and diverse music scene, many artists aim to make music to entertain the audience. Others might do it for themselves and for their own personal/creative satisfaction. On the other hand, there are other performers who genuinely believe that people are all part of a community at large, and that they are all connected. Meinherz definitely belongs to the latter category, utilizing sound to share compelling stories with the audience, and making sense of things that happen through life – from every day moments to important events.
Meinherz is a driven, edgy and charismatic music band project based in Berlin, Germany. Created by songwriter and musician Stephan Schaar, the project has a particular fondness for organic, direct and relatable tones. Dedicated to sharing true and compelling storytelling and emotions with his audience, Stephan goes to great lengths to craft beautiful and powerful songs that have more to them than a bunch of catchy hooks. It’s all about the meaning, and he really believes in the importance of music as a social tool – a way for people from all walks of life to voice their hopes, dreams, feelings, and more. Meinherz borrows inspiration from genres as diverse as folk and rock, seamlessly bridging the gaps between these two musical worlds with great lyrics, gripping melodies, and understated production aesthetics.
In the words of Stephan himself, “It’s all about the song, and not the effects in it.” The Meinherz is the epitome of truly down-to-Earth music, with the ability to strike a chord with the audience and engage people with the sheer power of great songs. Influenced by seminal artists such as Coldplay and Pearl Jam, Meinherz is all about insightful lyricism, memorable hooks, and great production aesthetics.
6:15pm - 7pm: Band Baumwolle
Baumwolle is a German-French band consisting of Carine Guerfi & Daniel Aubrun (Vocals - Guitars - Synthesizers - Computers). Powerful and fragile, Baumwolle has been on the stage since 2017 as an intense fusion of electro, pop and rock.
7:15pm - 8:00pm: Band Boba Cat - SEXPLOSION!
The four veterans of show business have been on the road since 1969, although they live all over the world and even call the FUTURE their home. Their abilities and at the same time their unbelievable modesty radiate so much pure EROTIC that it regularly comes to multiple orgasms in the audience, both for women and men. Money no longer plays a role for them, which regularly makes them distribute HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS at their shows. They don't care! This is NOTHING FOR WEAK NERVES. After all those decades of fulfilling rock'n'roll, their appearance is still captivatingly fresh as on the first day. Convince yourself and bring a CHANGE OF UNDERWEAR!
12:30pm - 13:15pm: Edward Daniel - The Beginner’s Guide to Veganism (In English)
This is an evocative beginner’s guide to veganism and is a passionate argument on why to go vegan. Edward breaks down barriers. He discusses how a vegan diet supports health conscious living - it supports our protein intake. This talk is for those embarking on their journey but do not know where to start. Edward discusses his journey to veganism and his adventures with “Matilda”.
5:15pm - 5:45pm: Integration of the international vegan market - with Florian Schmitt and Alexander Dahms, vegconomist - The vegan economic magazin (In German)
Whether fashion, food, interior design, beauty, gastronomy, catering, events - the vegan lifestyle covers many areas and has developed globally into a multi-billion market within a few years. Many have recognised that an increasing number of consumers prefer animal-free (cruelty-free) or plant-based products for ethical or health reasons due to the conditions in factory farming. More and more politicians, health and environmental experts see the vegan lifestyle as a proven solution against environmental destruction and diseases of civilization, which cost the global economy trillions of dollars.
In classical business publications and trade journals the topic vegan economy" is only marginally noticed. So far there was no publication, which deals with the development of the veganen market from economic view for decider and economically interested one. The team of vegconomist likes to close this gap.
1:15pm - 1:45pm : Interview with the sanctuary's founder - with Jan Gerdes, Sanctuary operator (In German)
1:45pm - 2:15pm: You are not what you eat — open veganism for more compassion and change with Pia Kraftfutter, Blogger (In German)
You're not what you eat. Vegans against meat eaters? Each of us is a part of this world and each of us consumes certain things due to certain experiences and influences - or not certain things. On this basis, we need empathy, compassion and respect to discuss our eating habits objectively. How do I talk to people who have not yet questioned their diet? How can I make sure that people listen to me and how can I avoid being presented as an annoying, missionary vegan in the end?
2:15pm - 2:45pm: Interesting facts about feral pigeons with Working group committed to the sustainable and animal-friendly management of feral pigeons (AG Berliner Stadttauben) (In German)
Feral pigeons are part of the every-day cityscape. Yet there are few animals subject to so much prejudice, with grave consequences not only for the animals themselves - although the "feral pigeon problem" could be solved in an easy, animal-friendly, sustainable and cost-effective way. In their presentation, the AG Berliner Stadttauben (Initiative for Berlin's feral pigeons) presents concepts and gladly answers your questions.
2:45pm -3:15pm: Animals in factory farming and on sanctuaries with Jürgen Foß, Sanctuary operator (In German)
The lecture gives an insight into how animals, originally from the animal industry, develop on a farm where they can develop almost freely without any use. Jürgen Foß uses chickens and pigs as an example to explain the strain on animals in the breeding and fattening of conventional and ecologically working farms. In particular, the partially complex reproduction mechanisms are described.
Jürgen Foß has been active in animal welfare since the early 1990s. He founded Animal Rights Watch e. V. in 2004 together with other activists. (ARIWA) and Vegan Street Day in 2006. Since 2014 he has been running the "Land of Animals" farm in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with the Tiernothilfe Foundation.
3:15pm - 4:00pm: "Goodbye to sore muscles, hello best times!" Fit and healthy based on a fully vegan diet with Ben Urbanke, Extreme cyclist (In German)
Extreme cyclist Ben Urbanke loves his racing bicycle and long distances. Bicycle ultra-marathons of more than 1.200 km such as Paris-Brest-Paris or more than 1.400 km such as London-Edinburgh-London as well as 25.000 km per year on bike are no exception for him. In 2017, he was the first European to win the World-UltraCycling Association's annual challenge. What surprises his co-cyclists again and again, however, is that Ben is a vegan! And he does so not only for his love of animals and for ecological reasons but also because this diet has considerably increased his achievements as a sportsman. In his book “Be Faster Go Vegan”, Ben writes about his experience of the past five years and his food concept. Furthermore, with his company GOODSPORT he is developing his own germinated mueslis.
4:00pm - 4:45pm: Ralf Müller-Amenitsch; Lawyer and author of “Veganism in Law” (In German)
While under medical care, patients following vegetarian and particularly vegan diets are often faced with a lot of legal problems. Are patients entitled to vegans meals in the hospital? Will they be reimbursed in cases where they were not served any vegan meals? Is it a penal offense committed by the physician to feed a vegan patient non-vegan food via a gastronomy tube or to inject a vegetarian patient with meat broth as a carrier substance in an allergy test? Can patients claim damages or compensation in such cases? When do health insurances have to pay for B12 tests? Are patients suffering from dementia entitled to vegan food if they were vegan before the onset of the dementia? Ralf Müller-Amenitsch, the author of the book „Vegan im Recht“ (Veganism in legislation) applicable in Germany and Austria and visiting lecturer on plant-based consumer law and animal rights at the Fachhochschule des Mittelstandes, will answer these and other legal questions arising in the everyday lives of vegan physicians and patients; afterwards further questions related to the topic can be asked. One approach to solving problems is further training for the staff of hospitals. The speaker will report on promising developments in this field.
4:45pm-5:15pm: Ludwig Reicherstorfer,Vegan marathon runner (In German)
The path to a marathon can change a person fundamentally. Is there a connection between running and certain life choices? How many and what steps are necessary to get from ALL food to PLANT food? And how is it actually so vegan?
Web Photo by Christoph Engel
5:45pm - 6:15pm: Our Ecological Footprint – How should we live? - with Didem Aydurmus PhD (In German)
Whether fashion, food, interior design, beauty, gastronomy, catering, events - the vegan lifestyle covers many areas and has developed globally into a multi-billion market within a few years. Many have recognised that an increasing number of consumers prefer animal-free (cruelty-free) or plant-based products for ethical or health reasons due to the conditions in factory farming. More and more politicians, health and environmental experts see the vegan lifestyle as a proven solution against environmental destruction and diseases of civilization, which cost the global economy trillions of dollars. In classical business publications and trade journals the topic vegan economy"" is only marginally noticed. So far there was no publication, which deals with the development of the veganen market from economic view for decider and economically interested one. The team of vegconomist likes to close this gap.
6:15pm - 7:00pm: Everyday Heroes — How everyone of us can save the world every day with Lars Walther, VeggieWorld Podcast (In German)
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Let’s get energized! Energy balls - the perfect power snack! by Simone Scampoli (In English)
There are many things that can drain our energy in daily life and the first thought always goes to caffeine, packaged "energy" drinks or refined sugar. Instead, let's make some power energy balls together, healthy and delicious snacks with the right ingredients to boost your strength!
2:40pm - 3:30pm: The Magic of Fermentation by Simone Scampoli (In English)
Fermentation is a magical process that reveals a completely new taste from vegetables and keeps our immune system at its best. In this workshop you will learn the basics of fermentation and we will massage some vegetables together to prepare them for the fermentation process.
4:00pm - 5:00pm: Vurst Workshop by Die Vetzgerei (In German)
In this workshop we will show you how you can make plant-based sausages ("Vurst").
6:00pm - 7:00pm: Veganize your neighborhood by Albert-Schweitzer Stiftung (In German)
! Think globally, act locally! Do I have to be super extroverted to inspire strangers to become plant-based? How do I meet like-minded people and organize an action group? And how do I argue against the same illusory vegan arguments again and again? In this expert panel of the Albert Schweitzer Stiftung für unsere Mitwelt, action group leaders from different cities discuss all these questions and look forward to a lively, interactive exchange with you!
7:30pm - 8:00pm - Alarm of do-gooders - plant erater goes cabaret (In German)
Are vegans militant? Is over 30 enough for a midlife crisis? Is God a chicken? Lars Walther - dubbing artist, podcaster and general do-gooder, sets out on his journey to find answers to these and many more questions. And comes across funny and thoughtful surprises.
Gutmenschenalarm successfully premiered in December 2015 in Duisburg and is now dusty, with new components and freshly polished back on tour.
About the good man: Lars Walther, self-proclaimed world rescuer, completed his acting training in Cologne in 2008 and acted on stage and in front of the camera until he was taken to the speaker's booth.
Since June 2017, the Veggieworld Podcast, one of Germany's most successful vegan podcasts, has been spreading tips and knowledge for plant enthusiasts every Monday. With the premiere of "Gutmenschenalarm" on December 10, 2015, the cabaret knot burst, and now Lars exchanges the microphone to report on stage about his thoughts about vegans and "normal people" funny, thoughtful and with a wink.