Sheffield nails its “vegan capital of the UK” colours to the mast this weekend

The Make No Bones team (left to right) Lauren Hird, Dave Shaw and Adam Clark.

A city-based venue that now boasts one of the biggest vegan eateries in the region is set to host the aftershow party for a celebration of vegan beer this Saturday night (August 18th).

‘Church – Temple of Fun’ is situated in the iconic Osborn Works in the Kelham Island area of Sheffield. Venue owner and renowned vegan Oli Sykes requested Sheffield’s celebrated ‘Make No Bones’ to operate the vegan catering.

Nationally renowned vegan blogger and author Sean O’Callaghan – better known as Fat Gay Vegan – hand-picked ‘Church – Temple of Fun’ to stage the aftershow party for his 2nd annual Sheffield Vegan Beer Fest that takes place at nearby Yellow Arch earlier in the day.

The ‘Church – Temple of Fun’ event starts at 8pm. It includes DJ, the bar serving vegan beer, cocktails, cider and wine and offers catering from ‘Make No Bones’.

Sean O’Callaghan said: “Sheffield is now being heralded as one of the vegan capitals of the UK.

Something that is being led by ‘Church – Temple of Fun’ and ‘Make No Bones’.”

‘Make No Bones’ was actually borne out of a one-off night at the nearby Riverside venue way back in 2013 before a café was opened in Meersbrook.

Dave Shaw, who runs the operation with partner Lauren Hird,  said: “It was a real honour to be asked to be part of ‘Church – Temple of Fun’. The last five years have been quite a journey for us and it shows just how big the vegan way of life is becoming in the area.”

Oli Sykes, is already conquering the world as frontman of rock band Bring Me The Horizon.

He also owns Drop Dead Clothing which is also housed in the Osborn Works building.

The original idea for ‘Church’ was born out of a Drop Dead clothing staff party that took place in the space. They saw its potential as a venue but it was only originally going to be for staff use.