Diary

Drilling diary – May 2016

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40+  key dates and events in May 2016, including exhibitions, film screenings, conferences, deadlines, planning decisions, presentations, demonstrations. And advanced notice of 30+ dates later in the year. Updated throughout the month. Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events.

Monday 2 May 2016

Continuation of exhibition When the future was about fracking by the Paris-based group HeHe. The installation shows a landscape after extensive fracking. Curated by Rob La Frenais and organised by Mette M. 12pm-4pm, Monday-Saturday until 18 May 2016, Centrespace, Visual Research Centre, DJCAD, lower floors of Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DY. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking information stall at Chesterfield May Day Market and Parade, Market Place, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1PB

Screening of Deep Time, 6.15pm, Showroom Cinema, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX. Part of the UK Green Film Festival. Frack Free South Yorkshire will be part of the post-screening panel discussion.

Tuesday 3 May 2016

Deadline for submissions to House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee energy revolution inquiry. Details

Fracking Information evening, 7.30pm, North Dalton Village Hall, near Driffield YO25 9UX Details

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm, Meadow Road, Yeovil. Details

Wednesday 4 May 2016

David Cameron gives evidence on the European Union to the Liaison Committee – the select committee made up of committee chairs. 4.30pm, The Grimond Road, Portcullis House, Bridge Street, London SW1.  Watch hearings online: http://parliamentlive.tv/Committees

Frack Free Dee and Frack Free Northwich information evening, 7.30pm, Community Centre, Church Street, Wincham CW9 6EP Details

Thursday 5 May 2016

Elections to the Scottish Parliament, Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies, local councils in England and the London Assembly, and for Police and Crime Commissioners and the Mayor of London.

Friday 6 May 2016

Representatives from No Drill No Spill and Communities of Holderness Against On-Shore Drilling will be in Lush, 24 Whitefriargate, Hull HU1 2EX, from 11am-3pm with information, leaflets and updates on Rathlin Energy’s exploratory drilling operations in West Newton, Holderness.

Committee on Climate Change advice on compatibility of UK onshore petroleum with meeting carbon budgets can be published from this date onward (delayed from April because of the Easter recess and the purdah period of local and assembly/parliamentary elections).

Frack off Friday organised by St Helens Anti-Fracking Team, 7pm-late, The Underground Music Bar, 16-18 Shambles Street, Barnsley S70 2SW.

Saturday 7 May

Frack Free East Yorkshire training: Media and Making News. Christian Fellowship, Chapmangate, Pocklington YO42 2AY. Details (see training section)

Meet IGas and UKOOG, open day session organised by Tinker Lane Community Liaison Group, 11am-4pm, Barnby Moor Village Hall, Kennel Drive, Barnby Moor DN22 8QU.  Exhibitors include: IGas Energy, UKOOG, Tinker Lane CLG, Bassetlaw Against Fracking, Frack Free Notts, Friends Of the Earth.

Saturday 7 May – Sunday 15 May 2016

Global BreakFree2016 protest against fossil fuels. Details

Sunday 8 May 2016

Going backwards on climate change protest, 12 noon, Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square, London WC2 Details

Monday 9 May

Deadline for MPs to submit questions to Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Amber Rudd. See 12 May for details on Energy Questions. Details

Presentation by Gary Haywood, chief executive of INEOS Upstream, to local parish and town councillors, Speedwell Rooms, Inkersall Road, Chesterfield S43 3JL. Originally scheduled for 2pm-4.30pm but reports suggest the time was changed late last week to this morning.

Peaceful demonstration outside INEOS meeting, gathering from 1.15pm onwards until 5pm, Speedwell Rooms, Inkersall Road, Chesterfield, S43 3JL. Details

Frack Free Dee and Frack Free Northwich information evening, 7.30pm, community centre, Russet Road, Weaverham, CW8 3HY. Details

Tuesday 10 May

Closing date for INEOS tenders for seismic surveying, legal real estate resilience and security services, legal real estate (land) services, legal planning services, regional land agent services and environmental monitoring services. Link to tender page

Presentation by Gary Haywood, chief executive of INEOS Upstream, to local parish and town councillors, 10am-12 noon, Frodsham Community Centre, The Cottage, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, WA6 7QN.

Demonstration outside Frodsham Community Centre where INEOS is giving a presentation to parish and town councils, 10am-12 noon, Frodsham Community Centre, The Cottage, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, WA6 7QN. Details

Campaign meeting, Whitworth Against Fracking, 7pm-9pm, The Cock and Magpie, Cockhall Lane, Tong End, Whitworth, Rochdale OL12 8BJ. Details

No Drill, No Spill event, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Bilton Village Hall, Main Road, Bilton, Hull HU11 4AA. Details

Wednesday 11 May 2016

Energy and Climate Change – oral evidence session on maximising economic recovery of oil and gas. Witnesses: Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive, Oil and Gas UK: Tommy Campbell, Regional Industrial Organiser, Unite the Union; Jake Molloy, Regional Organiser, RMT Union; Nunzia Florio, Communications Director, UK Petroleum Industry Association; and Dr Andy Samuel, Chief Executive, Oil and Gas Authority. 9.30am, The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, Bridge Street, London SW1A 2LW. Details

Presentation by  Gary Haywood, chief executive of INEOS Upstream, to local parish and town councillors, 10am-12 noon (Ryedale parishes) and 1.30pm-4pm (York parishes), The Milton Rooms, Market Place, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7LX

Anti-fracking demonstration, 9am-1.30pm outside the Milton Rooms, Market Place, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7LX, Details

Frack Free Dee and Frack Free Northwich information evening, 7.30pm, Recreaton Club, Park Road, Winngton Park, SW8 4EB. Details

Thursday 12 May 2016

Anti-fracking protest outside the Scottish Parliament. Campaigners have said they will extend a banner showing the names of MSPs and their promises on fracking  as they go to be sworn into the parliament. 9am, Scottish Parliament, Horse Wynd, Holyrood, Edinburgh EH99 1SP. Details

Energy questions to Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Amber Rudd, 9.30am, House of Commons, London SW1. Details

North Yorkshire County Council says the officers’ recommendation on Third Energy’s application NY/2015/0233/ENV to frack its KM8 well at Kirby Misperton will be published by the end of the day on the application website. Application details

Case for injunctive relief to be heard in the High Court in Belfast following granting of a judicial review to campaigners opposing Infrastrata’s plans to drill in Woodburn Forest, Antrim.

Acoustic fundraising event for No Drill, No Spill, 7.30pm, The Back room, 175a Hallgate, Cottingham, HU16 4BB. Details

Frack Free Cleveland meeting, 7pm, , Saltburn House, Saltburn TS12 1BX. Details

Frack Free Scarborough film and Q/A, 7pm-9pm, Central Library, Vernon Road,Scarborough YO11 2NN. Details

Frack Free Nottinghamshire public meeting in Gotham, 7.30pm, Village Hall, Nottingham Road, Gothan, NG11 0HE. Details

Saturday 14 May 2016

Non-violent direct action training, 10am-4pm, The Hive, The Annex Community Enterprise Centre, Cottingham Road, Hull HU5 2DH. Details

Friday 13 May 2016

Ed Miliband on climate change. 7pm, King Edward VII School, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2PW. Free entry. Frack Free South Yorkshire has a stall.

Sunday 15 May 2016

Walk and rally organised by Frack Free Dearne Valley. 1.30pm from RSPB Old Moor Wetland Centre, Barnsley S73 0YF to Manvers Waterside Boathouse, Staton Road, Wath-upon-Dearne S63 7DG.

East Yorkshire fracking teach-in. Cass Hall, King Street, Driffield, YO25 6QW  Contact for details

Monday 16 May 2016

Public meeting of local plan working group of Cheshire West and Chester Council. The meeting is to determine Part 2 of the Local Plan, including planning applications for unconventional gas and oil extraction. 6pm, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford CW7 1AH. Details

Frack Free Lyme Regis, planning meeting, 7.30pm, The Flat, 53 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QF. Details

Frack Free Leeds meeting, 6pm, The George, 67-60 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3BB. Details 

Frack Free Chorley & South Ribble monthly meeting, 7pm, Eaves Green Community Centre, Cottage Fields, Chorley, PR7 3QE. Details

Tuesday 17 May 2016

Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Oil and Gas, “the unknowns of fracking” with Richard Davies, of ReFine, and Emma Pinchbeck, of WWF. Invitation only.

Private formal site visit to Third Energy’s proposed fracking site by members of North Yorkshire County Council’s Planning and Regulatory Functions Committee. Details

Frack Free South Yorkshire rural parishes public meeting, 7pm, The Pickburn Arms, Pickburn, Doncaster, DN5 7UZ. Details 

Bassetlaw Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm. Details and contact for venue

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Shale World UK conference, described as the largest gathering of stakeholders in the UK shale gas industry, 9am-7pm, ILEC Conference Centre, 47 Lillie Rd, London SW6 1UD.Details

Fracking information evening, 7.30pm, Filey Evron Centre, John Street, Filey, YO14 9DW.

Thursday 19 May 2016

Closing date for consultation on IGas planning application to drill up to two exploratory shale gas boreholes at Springs Road, Misson, north Nottinghamshire. Application details

Shale World UK conference, described as the largest gathering of stakeholders in the UK shale gas industry, 9am-4.30pm, ILEC Conference Centre, 47 Lillie Rd, London SW6 1UD.Details

Screening of The River, a film narrated by Michael Sheen, telling the story of the River Afan in south west Wales near Pontryhdyfen and the possible of the unconventional gas and oil industries moving into the area. 7pm, St Pancras Community Centre, 67 Plender Street, London NW1 0LB. Details and booking

No Drill, No Spill event, 7.30pm-9.30pm, The Old Town Hall, Market Place, Driffield, YO25 7AN

Frack Free Somerset solidarity visit to Rally for Ryedale. Leaving 3pm from Town Hall, Glastonbury BA6 9EL and 4.15pm from Bristol , returning 9.30pm on Friday 20 May. Details

Friday 20 May 2016

North Yorkshire County Council’s Planning and Regulatory Functions committee meets to discuss Third Energy’s application NY/2015/0233/ENV to frack its KM8 well at Kirby Misperton. Application details. Committee meets at 10am at County Hall, North Yorkshire County Council, Northallerton, DL7 8AD. Details and links to planning reports and link to live stream of meeting The meeting is expected to continue on Monday 23 May 2016.

Rally for Ryedale – keep the UK frack free. Demonstration o9am-5pm, utside North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AD/ Details

Uniting the Roses Against Fracking Bus from Fylde/Preston to Northallerton. Frack Free Lancashire’s bus is travelling to North Yorkshire County Council offices. Pick up points and return details here

Frack Free Dee and Frack Free Northwich information evening, 7.30pm, Social Club, Middlewich Road, Rudheath CW9 7DN Details

Saturday 21 May 2016

Effective campaigning, working together training by Frack Free East Yorkshire. Christian Fellowship, Chapmangate, Pocklington YO42 2AY. Details (see training section)

No Fracking in Barnsley, leafleting, 1pm, May Day Green, Barnsley town centre.

Frack Off Glasgow Folk Against Fracking fundraiser, 7.30pm-3.30am, Carlton Studios, 54 Carlton Place, Glasgow, G5 9TW. Details

Monday 23 May 2016

Continuation of meeting of North Yorkshire County Council’s Planning and Regulatory Functions committee meets to discuss Third Energy’s application NY/2015/0233/ENV to frack its KM8 well at Kirby Misperton. Application details. Committee meets at 9.30am at County Hall, North Yorkshire County Council, Northallerton, DL7 8AD. Details and links to planning reports and link to live stream of meeting

Screening of film by Jo and Steve White’s visit to Pennsylvania and talk including local GP, Tim Thornton, 7pm, Broadbelt Hall, Glasshouses, Nr Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, HG3 5QY

Tuesday 24 May 2016

Free training for groups by Seeds of Change, hosted by Whitworth Against Fracking, 7pm-9pm, Rochdale Labour Club, 89 Oldham Road, Rochdale OL16 5QR. Details

Screening of Living with Fracking, film by Jo and Steve White, 7.30pm-10pm, Red Shed, 178 Vicarage Street, Wakefield, WF1 1QX. Details

Wednesday 25th May 2016

IGas AGM and publication of annual report and accounts. Initial details

Trowbridge Area Frack Free planning meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, social club, Newtown, Trowbridge. Details

Are we going to be fracked?  Presentation and discussion by Frack Free South Yorkshire, 7pm, Stocksbridge Community Forum, The Venue, 650 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield S36 1AJ.

Presentation by Dr Daniel Tormey, Catalyst Environmental Solutions, on environmental impacts of fracking for shale gas and oil, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Aberdeen Douglas Hotel. Part of a monthly programme of technical presentations organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen and sponsored by Expro and Statoil. Details

Drilling the Island – how could it affect you? Frack Free Isle of Wight public meeting, 7pm-9pm, Newchurch School, School Close, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 0NL. Details

Frack Free Ashfield public meeting, 7.30pm, Mansfield Weatherspoons. Details

Thursday 26 May 2016

Frack Free Pocklington screening of Living with Fracking film followed by discussion. 7pm, Pocklington Arts Centre, Market Place, Pocklington, North Yorkshire, YO42 2A

In versus out: an energy perspective. Panel discussion by the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources on the implications of the EU referendum on UK energy and policy, 4.30pm-6.30pm, Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. Details

Friday 27 May

Keep East Lancashire Frack Free meeting, 7pm, St , Leonard’s Church, Padiham. Details

Saturday 28 May 2016

Sheffield says no to fracking in North Yorkshire rally, 12 noon, outside Barclays Bank, Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 2HP. Details and more here

Sherwood Forest public meeting, 2pm-4pm, Studio 3, The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield, NG18 1NG. Details

Sunday 29 May 2016

Frack Free wild medicine walk to raise money for court costs and fines. Meet 12 noon at the layby on Barton Moss Lane, Barton Moss, Manchester M30 7. Details

Tuesday 31 May

Fracking awareness meeting organised by local councillors and anti-fracking groups about Aurora’s plans for seismic surveying in Sefton and West Lancashire, 7:30pm, Haskayne Village Hall, 109 School Lane, Haskayne, near Ormskirk L39 7JE

Frack Free Greater Manchester planning meeting, 7.30pm, The Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE. Details

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, Meadow Road, Yeovil. Details and contact for full address

Coming up later

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Talking Sheffield, Frack Free South Yorkshire on Sheffield Live TV show, 7.30pm to 8pm.

Should we allow fracking in our community? Public meeting, 7pm-9pm, Croston Old School, Church Street, Croston PR26 9HA. Details

Thursday 2 June 2016

Sounzaboutright. Frack Free South Yorkshire taking part in sustainable energy programme on Sheffield Live Radio. 4pm-5pm. Broadcast on 93.2fm across the Sheffield Region.

Frack Free Harrogate general meeting, 7pm, Friends Meeting House, Queen Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5PP. Details

Frack Free Pocklington Area meeting, 7.30pm, Pocklington Christian Fellowship Church, Chapmangate, Pocklington YO42 2AY. Details

Friday 3 June 2016

Fracking awareness meeting organised by local councillors and anti-fracking groups about Aurora’s plans for seismic surveying in Sefton and West Lancashire, 7.30pm, Halsall Memorial Hall, Halsall Road, Halsall, Ormskirk L39 8RN.

Saturday 4 June 2016

Extreme energy gathering Leeds. A day of theatre, film, talks, campaign updates and networking about coal, bioenergy and fracking. 10am-6pm, Ebor Court, Skinner Street, Leeds LS1 4ND. Details and Facebook Event

Meet IGas and UKOOG. Open day session organised by Tinker Lane Community Liaison Group.  1pm to 4pm, Sutton-cum-Lound Village Hall, Town Street, Sutton-cum-Lound DN22 8PT.  Exhibitors include: IGas Energy, UKOOG, Tinker Lane CLG, Bassetlaw Against Fracking, Frack Free Notts, Friends Of the Earth.

Guardians of the Dean free daily rambles against fracking organised by Frack Off Our Forest.  Cinderford Triangle to Fountain Inn, Parkend (via Speech House, picking up Glos Way footpath at Drybrook Road Station/ Hicksters Ways). Details and here

Surrey Against Fracking meeting, 1pm-3.15pm, Oxted Community Hall, 53 Church Lane, Oxted RH8 9NB. Details

Sustaining out activism: building resilient communities. Two-day workshop by Seeds for Change, St Hilary, Vale of Glamorgan, details from frackfreewales@hotmail.com and here

Guardians of the Dean free daily rambles against fracking organised by Frack Off Our Forest.  Cinderford Triangle to Fountain Inn, Parkend (via Speech House, picking up Glos Way footpath at Drybrook Road Station/ Hicksters Ways). Details and here

Sunday 5 June 2016

Frack Free Yeovil information-awareness event, Near Coffee #1, Middle Street, Yeovil. Details

Sustaining out activism: building resilient communities. Two-day workshop by Seeds for Change, St Hilary, Vale of Glamorgan, details from frackfreewales@hotmail.com and here

Guardians of the Dean free daily rambles against fracking organised by Frack Off Our Forest. Fountain Inn, Parkend to Rising Sun, Woolaston.  Details and here

Open Farm Sunday at a farm near two new sites leased by IGas. This is not an anti-fracking event but will include information stalls about fracking. 10am-4pm, The Grange Farm, Warrington Road, Mickle Trafford, Cheshire CH2 4EB. Details

Monday 6 June 2016

Fracking awareness meeting organised by local councillors and anti-fracking groups about Aurora’s plans for seismic surveying in Sefton and West Lancashire, 8pm, Maghull Methodist Church.

Guardians of the Dean free daily rambles against fracking organised by Frack Off Our Forest.  Rising Sun, Woolaston to Chepstow Bus Station. Details and here

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Proposed date for next meeting of All Party Parliamentary Group on shale gas regulation and planning.

Guardians of the Dean free daily rambles against fracking organised by Frack Off Our Forest.  Buttington Terrace, Sedbury- The Park, Tidenham Chase. Details and here

Sheffield Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Red Lion, 109 Charles Street, Sheffield, S1 2ND. Details

Whitworth Against Fracking campaign meeting, 7pm-9pm, The Cock and Magpie, Tonge Lane End, Whitworth, Lancashire OL12 8BJ Details

Wednesday 8 June 2016

Guardians of the Dean free daily rambles against fracking organised by Frack Off Our Forest : Tidenham Chase-Bigsweir Bridge (via Brockweir Village Shop). Details and here

Transition cafe: North West Groups Meet up,6.30pm-9pm, Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT. Details

Thursday 9 June 2016

Guardians of the Dean free daily rambles against fracking organised by Frack Off Our Forest Bigsweir Bridge-Agincourt Square, Monmouth (via Bell Inn, Redbrook). Details and here

Friday 10 June 2016

Health and fracking master class hosted by Medact and the Faculty of Public Heath, 10.30am-4pm, Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield, S1 2EW Details

Guardians of the Dean free daily rambles against fracking organised by Frack Off Our Forest: Agincourt Square, Monmouth- Speculation, Cannop (via Dog & Muffler Inn, Joyford). Details and here

Wigan, Leigh and Makerfield – Fracking Exposed public meeting, 7pm-8.30pm, Standish Community Centre, Moody Street, off Church Street, Wigan WN6 0JY. Details

Saturday 11 June 2016

Sheffield Against Fracking stall  at Peace in the Park event, Ponderosa Park, Upperthorpe, Sheffield.

Guardians of the Dean free daily rambles against fracking organised by Frack Off Our Forest Speculation, Cannop – Mitcheldean High Street (via Aunt Martha’s Victorian Tearoom, Steam Mills). Details and here

Frack Free Hambleton awareness walk, 11am-4pm, meeting at Sutton Bank Visitors Centre car park,  Sutton Bank YO7 2EH. Details

Sunday 12 June 2016

Guardians of the Dean free daily rambles against fracking organised by Frack Off Our Forest Mitcheldean Library – Moat Lane, Taynton (via May Hill, Glasshouse Inn). Details and here

Monday 13 June 2016

Guardians of the Dean free daily rambles against fracking organised by Frack Off Our Forest: Moat Lane, Taynton – The Cross, Gloucester city centre (via Tibberton and Gloucester Docks). Details and here

Frack Free Chorley meeting, 7pm-9pm, Eaves Green Community Centre, Cottage Fields, Chorley PR7 3QE. Details

Tuesday 14 June 2016

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering has a motion (this house takes note of the regulations relevant to hydraulic fracturing for shale gas) to be debated by House of Lords on Thursday 30 June. Details

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Whitworth Against Fracking public meeting, 7pm, Hallfold United Reformed Church, Hall Street, Whitworth, OL12 8TL. Details

Thursday 16 June 2016

Study Trip to the British Geological Survey (BGS) and a fracking exploration area led by Frack Free Notts, 10am-6pm, meet at Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham, NG1 2GB. Details

Friday 17 June 2016

5pm deadline for comments in consultation on new West Sussex Joint Minerals Plan. DrillorDrop report, Link to plan and link to consultation page

Wednesday 22 June – Friday 24 June 2016

Presenting the geoscience behind the UK’s shale potential. Event organised by the Geological Society, venue Liverpool Details

Tuesday 28 June 2016

Frack Free Wigan, Leigh and Makerfield public meeting, 7pm, Leigh Miners Welfare Institute, Kirby road, Leigh, WN7 4EF. Details

Thursday 30 June 2016

Publication of the government’s greenhouse gas emissions statistics – Q1 2016

House of Lords debate on motions selected from ballot, which includes motion by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering (this house takes note of the regulations relevant to hydraulic fracturing for shale gas)   Details

Final date for setting the level of the UK’s fifth carbon budget

Tuesday 5 July 2016

Sheffield Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Red Lion, 109 Charles Street, Sheffield, S1 2ND. Details

Wednesday 6 July 2016

Oil and Gas: planning and environment summit, 8.30am-4.30pm Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB. Confirmed speakers include: Ken Cronin, UKOOG; Neil McBride, Lincolnshire County Council; Kevin Anderson, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research; Professor Peter Styles, Keele University. Details

Opposition Rally to Oil and Gas: planning and environment summit, 8.30am-4.30pm,  Manchester Conference Centre,Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB, Details

Friday 8 July-Saturday 6 August 2016

Fracked! Or: Please don’t use the F-word. New play by Alistair Beaton which looks at plans to frack in a village and the campaign to stop it, starring James Bolam and Anne Reid. Tickets from £20, evening performances 7.45pm, Saturday matinees 2.45pm. Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester, PO19 6AP All 33 performances currently sold out but check website for returns. Details

Friday 8 July 2016

Finding True North: Realising the Northern Powerhouse conference, housed by ResPublica, with speakers including MPs Greg Clark, Dan Jarvis, George Freeman and Lisa Nandy and the Academy Award winning director, Danny Boyle, 9.30am-6.30pm, The Lowry Theatre, Salford, Manchester M50 3AZ. Details

Monday 11 July 2016

Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Oil and Gas with presentations by DECC’s chief scientific advisor, Professor John Loughhead, and consulting geologist for INEOS Shale, Dan Steward, 1pm-2pm, House of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA. Invitation only.

Tuesday 12 July 2016

Screening of Voices from the Gasfields.  Doors open 6.30pm, film starts at 7pm, The Dearne Playhouse, Washington Road, Goldthorpe, Rotherham S63 9EF. Tea and coffee will be available. Organised by Frack Free Dearne Valley.

Wednesday 13 July 2016

Surrey County Council planning and regulatory committee expected to decide IGas application (SCC ref 2015/0230) to use the Albury wellsite for the production of compressed natural gas for 15 years.

Bury Council debate on fracking, 7pm, Bury Town Hall,  Knowsley St, Bury BL9 0SW. Details and Facebook event

Thursday 14 July 2016

Realising Wales’ energy potential – innovation, regulation and building investor confidence, key note seminar from Policy Forum for Wales, with speakers including Charles Hargreates of Ofgem, Roland Schulze of the European Investment Bank, Ceri Davies of Natural Resources Wales and Martin Murphy of Tidal Energy, morning event in central Cardiff. Details

45-minute pre show talk about Fracked! Or: Please don’t use the F-word.! with Kate Mosse, the play’s writer Alistair Beaton and director Richard Wilson. Free but booking is essential, 6pm, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester, PO19 6AP. Details Performance of the play currently sold out but check website for returns

Saturday 16 July 2016

Sheffield Against Fracking stall, Sharrow Festival, Mount Pleasant Park, Sheffield. Details

Tuesday 19 July 2016

Scheduled date for Nottinghamshire Planning Committee – possible date for decision on IGas application to drill up to two wells at Springs Road, Misson. Link to committee calendar

Saturday 23 July 2016

Let’s talk energy, discussion staged by Chichester Festival Theatre: Leading anti-frackers take on politicians and representatives of the energy companies in a debate about fracking and the future of our energy supplies. Alistair Beaton, author of FRACKED! hosts an event where theatregoers and non-theatregoers alike are invited to come along, listen, and ask difficult questions. 11am, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester, PO19 6AP, £5 tickets, Details

Wednesday 27 July 2016

Frack Free Yeovil film night, 7pm-9.30pm, Unity Hall, Central Road, Yeovil, BA20 1JL. Details

Thursday 28 July 2016

Publication of the government’s Digest of UK Energy Statistics – 2015

40-minute post show talk about Fracked! Or: Please don’t use the F-word with Kate Mosse and the cast and creative team. Free. Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester, PO19 6AP. Performance of the play currently sold out but check website for returns. Details

Friday 29 July 2016

Determination date by Nottinghamshire County Council for IGas planning application to explore for shale gas at Spring’s Road, Misson, Bassetlaw.

Sunday 4 September 2016

Whitworth Against Fracking information stall at Rushcart celebrations, The Riverside Civic Hall, Market Street, Whitworth, OL12 8DP. Details

Saturday 10-Sunday 11 September 2016

Frack Free South Yorkshire stall at Rotherham Show, 10am-5.30pm, Clifton Park, Clifton Lane (A6021), Rotherham S65 2AA

Thursday 29 September 2016

Publication of the government’s greenhouse gas emissions statistics – Q2 2015

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Scheduled start date of a trial of nine people arrested during the eviction of Upton Protection Camp, Duttons Lane, Chester. The case, at Chester Magistrates Court, is expected to last up to seven days.

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Case for three people arrested during the eviction of Upton Community Protection Camp near Chester. 9am, Wirral Magistrates Court, Chester Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 5HW. Details

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation and discussion including speaker from Frack Free South Yorkshire, 10.30am, Penistone and District Probus Club, St John’s Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone.

Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events.

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  1. Ruth – Not an expert in this field but these don’t look like native Bluebells – possibly Spanish or hybrids?

    • Hi Paul. Well spotted! They’re hybrids in a neighbour’s garden. I’ve not been to my favourite wood with native bluebells yet this year. If I get there in time, I’ll get a native bluebell picture and replace. Best wishes, Ruth

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