We are beyond excited to announce that we have found a new home! One that feels right, ticks all of the boxes and one that we know you’ll love.
Our new home is the ENTERTAINMENT QUARTER in Moore Park!
Free entry, close to public transport, 2000 space carpark, a heap of green space, existing infrastructure to sustain events like ours, and a vision that supports the kind of community engagement we are creating, we just know that this new partnership is the change we have been ready for.
Our first market at The EQ will be Sunday 19 August from 9am-4pm and will run on the third Sunday of the month after that.
It’s been a bumpy ride and we are forever thankful to COMMUNE for hosting us over the last 3 months and are looking forward to future collaborations with them, so watch this space.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A Sydney Vegan Market of old! We're talking over 100 stalls brought to you by Sydney’s best of the best in food, produce, beverage, homewares, fashion, art, cosmetics, skincare, activism and education. All plant based, cruelty-free and vegan!
Fancy a burger, a bowl of Mac n cheese or a heavenly Acai bowl? Need some more of your favourite oil cleanser, that body scrub or the new lip colour you’ve been dying to try? Or have you been eyeing off those gorgeous ceramics, yoga mats or candles? We have you sorted!
Alongside our incredible array of stalls, we have developed a free education space called TENT Talks.
TENT Talks gives members of our community the chance to speak about the amazing work that they do! We help small business owners, activists, experts and community figures craft short talks about their passions, ideas, journeys and hopes for the future. Through TENT Talks we aim to give a platform to voices that are rarely given the opportunity to take centre stage, in order to promote diversity within and beyond SVM’s loyal attendees and stallholders.
The entertainment curated by Earthlings Collective will set the vibe for the day, where local artists and musicians get to show us their talents and we get to dance it off on the grass! We have incredible acoustic performers, pianists, and soul singers plus our resident DJs bring the beats and really make your ears happy.
To top it all off we have free yoga and pilates with Plant Based Life, face painting, and a sausage roll eating competition run by Herbisaurus!
WHAT TO BRING
Our Info Stall will have free sunscreen, smiles and affordable SVM branded cotton tote bags and insulated bottles for sale on the day so make sure you bring your hat, umbrella, a picnic rug, your reusable cutlery and straw (if you forget these they will be available from some of our stalls), your dog pal, all of your mates and an empty tummy. There are ATMs onsite but those lines can get nasty so BYO cash is recommended.
HOW TO GET TO THE EQ
Our friends at the Entertainment Quarter have everything covered, including this handy transport guide.
In order to produce this kind of event we heavily rely on the kindness, loyalty and brut strength of our volunteer team. If you’d like to join the team, please send us an applicationform and we will be in touch.
If volunteering isn’t your jam, we have donation buckets at the Info Stall and will gratefully accept a gold coin
See you on the 19th!
Hooo boy when our incredible volunteers started arriving at 6:30am it was COOOOOOLD but it didn't take long for the SVM vibes to warm us up! The foodies arrive first and get their stoves cranking. YUM!
Our July market saw a bunch of new stalls some incredible local entertainment, inspiring speakers in TENT Talks & the Sydney vegan community out in force.
Check out the directory here
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COMMUNE presents SVM in June
We were so excited to announce that the June edition of Sydney Vegan Market would be held on 24th June and that once again we had teamed up with our mates and venue partners COMMUNE to hold the market in their awesome space.
In June it ran from 10am to 4pm, with two sessions: 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm and it was a huge success!
OUR DIRECTORY WAS HOT HOT HOT!
TENT Talks is a program that aims to give a platform to voices that are not normally heard in society. We encourage those of you who have never given a TENT Talk before, who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and/or the LGBTQIA+ community to work with us to give a talk!
At the June SVM we got to hear John of PlantBased Life and Michelle, President of Vegan NSW chat about the things that are passionate about and it was awesome to hear what they had to say.
Don't forget to bring your dogs!
COMMUNE is a dog friendly venue, and the pup situation in June was a very good one!
ENTERTAINMENT @ SVM
We gathered a bunch of local vegan DJ's for June and what a vibe it was! We had folks dancing and hanging out in the sun and we cant wait to bring the tunes again for July!
WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN JULY!!!
Following the success of Our Hood, COMMUNE invited us back for the second instalment and it was mighty fine!
May featured open dance battles with live MCs and DJs, 12 artists exhibiting, live music, dance & yoga workshops, markets, screen printing, beer, a gin bar and of course, FOOD!
We turned a cold Sydney night into something extra special.
Sunday, 20th May, keep the date free! We are working on bringing back our monthly Sydney Vegan Market for a one off event at at a new venue while we wait patiently for the council to approve us! NEW VENUE will be revealed soon!
We have faced many hiccups along the way, but without your support, we wouldn’t be here creating such a fun, community-centric market that supports the vegan enterprise and makers in Sydney!
If you haven’t heard, a new vegan market has started up at our old venue, the Portugal Club. Is that us? - nope. 2 vegan markets in Sydney? Hopefully there's enough vegan love to go round, and this just means our vegan businesses and community are spoilt for choice! Sydney Vegan Market is run by Vegan NSW- an entirely volunteer run, not-for-profit, member-based organisation which has been promoting vegansim and supporting vegans and vegan cuisines in NSW for almost 40 years.
Thank you for supporting us through our rocky journey but we are SO SO KEEN to be bringing back vegan heaven to Sydney! Keep 20th May FREE!!
As you all know, SVM has recently undergone a whole stack of changes.
Our first market at the new venue was a raging success and confirmed our hopes that SVM & Addison Rd Community Centre are a match made in heaven.
However, we’re having some teething issues.
In the days before our first market on March 3, we received word from Inner West Council that Addison Rd’s existing development application (DA) didn’t match the requirements for the size of our market. At that late stage, we decided with Addison Rd, to go ahead with the market in order to protect the livelihood of our stall holders. This resulted in a $6000 fine for the community centre.
Since then we’ve all been working hard at getting an appropriate DA in place in time for April and today, after a meeting with several key members of council, we were advised that at best, we would need to wait 100 days before it’s approval.
What that means
At this stage, frustratingly, April, May and June SVM will not go ahead in its current form.
We love our new venue, and are doing all we can to stay there and our thinking caps are well and truly on. We are tossing around a few ideas and will come back to you once we have cemented a new game plan, but rest assured, we have ideas for the next few months that feel exciting!
This sucks, we’ve tried our best to keep SVM running and we are all heart broken but are looking to the future, being kind to ourselves and are remembering that all good things have teething issues and SVM is good, it’s more than good, it’s incredible and we are confident we will get it across the line without any more fines!
As always, thank you for your support and love. It’s what keeps us going. ❤️