Asian Wellness, Yoga and Vegan Festival
Join the first-ever Asian festival & Vegan Market in Richmond
Visit Asian Festival and Vegan Food Market in Richmond to participate in Bollywood dancing, eat vegan Asian cuisine, shop for amazing Asian products from 70 colorful stalls and enjoy live Asian dance & music performances. Fun family day out is guarranteed!
Date: July 29th| Saturday
Venue: Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond, Greater London TW9 2RE
Nearest Tube/Bus/Train: Richmond Station. The venue is located only 400ft away from Richmond station.
Nearby Car Parks: Old Deer Car Park, Richmond Station Car Park. For more care parks visit www.parkopedia.com or see the list of all car parks in Richmond here
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*This is a 100% volunteer-run event and all proceeds shall go to our partner charities*
Try Yummy Asian Cuisine
Treat your tastebuds to delicious Asian vegan food – from Indian to Chinese – from Japenese to Middle Eastern – try the famous delicacies from all (almost) Asian countries at the Asian Festival in Richmond. Our food stallholders are a mix of independent small traders and local restaurants. This is your ticket to food heaven!
Free Yoga, Taichi and Qi Gong Classes
Participate in all-day-long Yoga, Taichi and Qi Gong classes to learn the traditional Asian wellbeing secrets at the Asian festival. We are glad to have support of local teachers and studios who are going to teach on the day.Tero Hynynen, founder of Beihai Martial Arts School, is goig to run Tai Chi and Qi Going classes.
Your entry ticket entitles you to attend all classes but entry to the classes is on first-come basis. Please bring your own mats.
Meet the Teachers
Watch beautiful classical and folk dance performances from Asia. Asia has a very diverse range of dances that are rooted into the rich history and culture of the continent. The dance performances at the Asian Festival include Bharatnatyam (Indian classical dance), Garba (folk dance from Gujarat), Bollywood dance (a dance form used in Indian films) and many more.
Dancing by Karan’s Bollywood Masterclass
We are thrilled to announce that one of UK’s most famous Bollywood dance group and school, Karan’s Bollywood Masterclass (KBM) is going to perform and teach at the Asian Festival. KBM will be presenting energetic Bollywood dance performances. The popular school, founded by a celebrity dancer, Karan Pangali, will also host a crowd workshop to get all the guests grooving to the latest Bhangra and Bollywood beats.
If you can’t wait until the festival and would like to join Karan’s classes right away then visit their website – they run classes at various venues in and around London.
Shop for many lovely vegan products such as scarves, jewellery, shoes, accessories etc from over 70 stalls at the festival. Most of our stallholders are independent traders and put in a lot of hard work in making/sourcing their products so we hope that you will encourage them.
Try the beautiful Henna art on your hands (or anywhere on the body) at the Asian Festival. Attend the workshop, ‘How to Henna’, to know everything about the art from a professional Henna artist.
Introduction to Japenese Culture
Learn the wonderful cultural practices of Japan such as Japenese Tea Ceremony, Maki Making, Kimono Wrapping, and Japenese art from Akemi Solloway – a well-known expert on Japenese culture in the UK. Akemi Solloway Tanaka is the daughter of an old samurai family and grew up immersed in the traditional arts and culture of Japan. Since coming to the UK, Akemi has been responsible for organising many Japanese cultural events including the Japanese Art Festival and Bunkasai, both of which were staged in Central London. More recently, she is responsible for forming Aid For Japan, a charity designed to support Japanese orphans of the 2011 earthquake/tsunami disaster.
We feel very fortunate that she lives in Richmond and is participating in the festival. Please do support her work for the orphans in Japan. Visit her website to know more.
Show Some ♥ to Our Kind Sponsors
Charities We Support
The Asian Festival and Vegan Market is a non-profit event aimed at celebrating the diversity of Asian culture and raising awareness about veganism. All profits will be donated to our three partner charities. All of these charities are small, local and operate within 10 miles of the location of the venue in Richmond
Me too & Co is an independent Richmond-upon-Thames based charity that provides activities and therapies for children with disabilities and additional needs. They also support and provide therapies, courses and information for their whole families.
Home-Start is a voluntary organisation in which volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to young families under stress in their own homes, thus helping to prevent family breakdown.
Love Kingston is an exciting campaign to raise funds for the changing needs of communities in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. It is the only borough-wide local giving platform where all money raised stays local for the benefit of generations to come.