From Lochaber in the Scottish Highland to Portland on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset: more than 30 anti-fracking groups are organising events at the weekend.
Under the banner, No Fracking Way, the events include film screenings, debates, marches, information stalls and social gatherings.
The organisers say the weekend is designed to raise awareness about fracking in local communities.
Events (listed by date and alphabetically) include the following:
30th January 2016
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
No fracking in Barnsley leafletting and petitions, 11am, May Day Green, Barnsley Details
Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire
Frack Free Dearne Valley event, 10am-12 noon, Wath-upon-Dearne (near the market) Details
31st January 2016
Balcombe, West Sussex
Gathering of Frack Free Sussex, No Fracking in Balcombe Society and Frack Free Balcombe Residents’ Association at 11am, at Cuadrilla’s Lower Stumble drill site, London Road, Balcombe, West Sussex. Details
Balloch, Loch Lomond
10am, Moss O’Balloch Park, Details
Gathering at 1pm, close to the Kiosk, Putting Green, Russell Park, Bedford Details
10am-1pm, North Gallery, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4AA, followed by march to Birmingham city centre Details
You’re avin a fracking laugh! Nationwide day of solidarity in Lancashire. 11am, Comedy Carpet Blackpool, Blackpool Promenade, FY1 4BJ Details 2pm, Lowther Gardens Café, Lytham or for live music and comedy at Tiffany’s Hotel, 250-262 North Promenade, Blackpool FY1 1SA Details
Free sceening of Voices from the Gasfields and discussion, 7pm-9pm, Blandford Corn Exchange, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7AD Details
Gathering 10.30am-1pm, Bottom Barn, Rivington Details
2pm, bandstand at the Guildhall Museum, followed by short march Details
10am, Church of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield, Details
Frack off our Forest demonstration, 12 noon, central Coleford. Details
Writing anti-fracking and anti-UGE messages in wet sand at low tide. 12 noon-2pm, Portobello Beach between Bath Street and Bellfield Street groynes Details
Free cakes, arts/crafts, live music, information, Bedford Square, 17 High Street, Exeter EX1 1GG Details
10am, Falkirk Steeple FK1 5RJ Details
12 noon, Parliament Square, Hanley, Stoke on Trent ST1 1PW Details
Horse Hill, Horley, Surrey
10am, Horse Hill drilling site, Horse Hill Lane, Horley, RH6 0HN Details
Horsham, West Sussex
March through Horsham, meeting 11am, Bandstand, Horsham Park, Horsham Details
Isle of Wight
‘Line in the sand’ solidarity event, 10am-11am, Compton Bay, Hanover Point Car Park, PO30 4HB (nearest postcode) Details
Frack Free Isle of Wight public meeting, 2pm-4pm, Arreton Community Centre, Main Road, Arreton, PO30 3AD Details
10am, Town Square, Wemyssfield, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XW Details
12 noon-3pm, outside Knutsford Conservative Club, Manchester Road, Knutsford WA16 0LT Details
Largs, North Ayrshire
Information and screening of Voices from the Gaslands. 1.30pm-3.30pm, The Waterside Pub, 14 Bath Street, Largs, KA30 8BL Details
Gathering at Castle Square, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA, 12 noon-4pm Details
Lochaber, Fort William, Highland
Rally at 12 noon, Cameron Square, followed by Aye2Aye hub in High street for presentation. Details
Gathering at 12 noon in Jubilee Gardens, off Belvedere Road, London SE1 8RT Details
Long Eaton, Erewash, Derbyshire
10am, Long Eaton town centre Details
Frack Free Lyme Regis march at 10am from The Cobb, habourside, Lyme Regis, Dorset, followed at 11am by meeting with speakers and information at the function Room, the Pilot Boat Inn, 1 Bridge St, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3QA Details
Leaflets, petitions, postcards, 11am-1pm, Cobblers Statue, Abington Street, Northampton Details
Rally 10am-1pm, Brian Clough statue, just off Old Market Square, Nottingham NG1 2DT Details
10am, Cathedral Square, Peterborough PE1 1XH Details
Pocklington, East Yorkshire
Residents’ day of action and pop-up protest and information stand, 11am-1pm Details
Demonstration by Dorset Socialists, 11am, Olympic Rings, Portland Details
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
11am-2pm, outside the Brunswick Pavilion, Scarborough YO11 1UE Details
Gathering and photos, meeting 12 noon, The Railway Inn, Westbury BA13 4HW Details
Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1AS Details
Information event, 10.30am, Middle Street, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1LF. Details
Please let us know if any events are missing or information is incorrect
DrillOrDrop has a daily digest of news, updated as it happens. Link here
Let’s remember an uncomfortable fact that Ruth chooses to ignore: The estimated population of the United Kingdom is 64,716,000 in 2015.
Add up all these 35 events. And there will be 64,710,00 who did NOT show up. You’re so good at allegedly unbiased reporting Ruth, tell me how many do show up. Especially interested in the London one. 8.6 million people there.
There is no need to be antagonistic Mr Grealy/Mitty, no need at all. These are traumatic days for oil and gas. It’s a bloodbath, jobs and capital are being washed down the drain. Please change the tone. The shale scam won’t work in this green and pleasant land. On the question of numbers take a look at the remnants of two of the three largest political parties.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
If only 6,000 turn up, it will still be 6,000 more than you get at at pro-fracking demonstration.
Just remind us, as I can’t seem to find any on the internet, when is the next public ( not industry lackeys ) pro-fracking rally in the UK ?