Diary

Drilling diary – September 2016

September 2016

40+ events about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas in September 2016, including film screenings, meetings, consultation deadlines, training, information events, fundraisers, walks and talks. Plus advanced notice of dates later in the year. Updated throughout the month.

Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events or if any details are wrong.

Friday 2 September 2016

North Yorkshire frack free fund-raising concert with David Swann and Stan Graham, supported by instrumental and vocal groups. £7.50 entrance. 7pm for 7.30pm, Village Hall, Main Street Middleton Nr.Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 8PB. Details

Saturday 3 September 2016

Frack Free Ryedale and Frack Free Malton and Norton demonstration outside MP Kevin Hollinrake’s surgery in Old Malton, 8.50am, 109 Town Street, Old Malton, YO17 7HD.

Stop the Swanage Gas Rig planning meeting, 11am, California Cottage, Swanage BH19 2RS. Link to crowdfunder site

Sunday 4 September 2016

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

Stamp out fracking – Walk the Walk 4. Anti-fracking campaigner, Gayzer Frackman, begins walk to Downing Street from Blackpool Football Club, where the inquiry into Cuadrilla’s plans to frack in Lancashire was held in February and March 2016. Details

Don’t Frack Our Land walk and picnic in Robroyston Park, 12 noon-2pm, meet Robroyston Wallace Monument, Glasgow G33 1. Details and directions

Monday 5 September 2016

Frack Free Helmsley and local residents unveil the winner of their Frack Free Fundraising Quiz which has raised £350 for campaign funds. 11.30am, the Black Swan, Market Place, Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5BJ

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Deadline for written submissions to the inquiry by the House of Commons Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs Committee on rural tourism in England. Details

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, the former MP for Thirsk and Malton, to ask a question on meeting the tests set out by the Committee on Climate Change on fracking, 2.30, House of Lords chamber. Details

Frack Free Yeovil Big GIG special, 7pm, Meadow Road, Yeovil. Details and contact for venue location: https://www.facebook.com/events/1534987289860181/

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

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

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

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on shale gas regulation and planning. Questions on community compensation to : Bishop Graham Cray and representatives of Frack Free Ryedale, UK Community Foundations, Northern Gas Networks, United Kingdom Onshore Oil & Gas, IGas plc, INEOS Group Ltd and Third Energy UK Gas Ltd. 3pm-5pm, Committee Room 9,  Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 1AA. Details

Frack Free East Yorkshire planning meeting, 7.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Quaker Lane, Woodlands, Beverley, HU17 8BY. Details

Trowbridge Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, Social Club, Newtown, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, Westbury BA13 3DY. Details

Frack Free Westbury meeting, 7.30pm, Horse and Groom skittle alley, Alfred Street

Thursday 8 September 2016

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

Screening of Voices from the Gasfields, hosted by the filmmaker, Ian R Crane, 7pm, The Venue, 650 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge S36 1AJ. Details

Frackwatch Glasgow screening of Groundwell Rising and discussion, 7pm-9pm, The Women’s Centre, The Women’s Centre, 17 Shawpark Street, Wyndford, Glasgow, G20 9DA. Details

Friday 9 September 2016

Preliminary court hearing for some of the people arrested during the eviction of Upton Community Protection Camp. 10am-1pm, Chester Magistrates Court, Grosvenor Street, Chester CH1 2XA. Full case hearing expected in November 2016.

Demonstration in support of people appearing in court, 9am, hester Magistrates Court, Grosvenor Street, Chester CH1 2XA. Details

Free transition films series: A River, charting the history of the River Afan from early industrial history to the present and current plans to frack nearby. 7.30pm, Pontardawe Arts Centre, Herbert Street, Pontardawe SA8 4ED. Details

Saturday 10 September 2016

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

Leicestershire Against Onshore Drilling Frack Free Festival, 10am, Barclays Bank, Humberstone Gate, Leicestershire LE87 2BB. Details

Frack Free Greater Manchester and Frack Free Wigan, Leigh and Makerfield host a stall at Wigan Diggers’ Festival, The Wiend, WN1 1NH, from 11 am until late. See https://wigandiggersfestival.org/ for further details

Frack Free Nottinghamshire Awareness-raising at Major Oak Woodland Festival, 11.30am-3pm, Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre, Edwinstowe Nottinghamshire NG21 9HN. Details

Sunday 11 September 2016

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

Awareness-raising stall at Nottingham Green Festival, 12 noon, The Arboretum, Nottingham, NG1 4HF Green Festival details

Frack Free Nottinghamshire Awareness-raising at Major Oak Woodland Festival, 11.30am-3pm, Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre, Edwinstowe Nottinghamshire NG21 9HN. Details

Monday 12 September 2016

Day 1 of shale gas master class, London. Details of venue, contents and fee

Frack Free Notts Action Planning Meeting, 7pm-9pm, Lincolnshire Poacher, 161-163 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG1 3FR. Details

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Day 2 of shale gas master class, London. Details of venue, contents and fee

All Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Oil and Gas meeting, 1pm-2pm, Committee Room 5, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA. Speakers: Dan Steward, of INEOS Shale, and Professor John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Advisor  to DECC. By invitation. Contact APPGUOG@hkstrategies.com for details

Frack Free Driffield and Wolds Planning Meeting, 7.15pm-10.15pm, WI Hall, Hutton Cranswick, Driffield YO25 9QR. Details

Frome Anti-Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, The Cheese and Grain, Market Yard, Frome BA11 1BE. Details

Are We Going to Be Fracked? Meeting by Rotherham Against Fracking, 7.30pm, Green Dragon, Kimberworth, Rotherham, S61 2BH. Details

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Day 3 of shale gas master class, London. Details of venue, contents and fee

Former Chancellor, Lord Lawson, gives evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs for its inquiry into The Economics of UK Energy Policy. The other witness is Lord Turner of Ecchinswell, chair of the governing body of the Institute of New Economic Thinking. 3.35pm, Palace of Westminster, London SW1A. Details

Bolton Against Fracking meeting, 7pm-9pm, Cotton Tree, 15 Prince Street Bolton BL1 2NP. Details

Thursday 15 September 2016

Derbyshire Meet the Regulators event. Drop-in event for local people to meet staff from The Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority and Public Health England. 2pm-7pm, Peel Centre, High St, Dronfield S18 1PX

Are We Going To Be Fracked?, Frack Free Dearne Valley event, 7pm-9pm, Coronation Club, Stuart Street, Thurnscoe S63 0EF. Details

Friday 16 September 2016

Shale gas: science and controversy. Seminar by Professor Mike Stephenson, Director of Science and Technology at the British Geological Survey. 11.45am-1pm, Lancaster University, Fylde Lecture Theatre 1, Bailrigg Campus, Lancaster LA1 4YW. Details and to register

Saturday 17 September 2016

Anti-fracking presentation at Lush Cosmetics shop on Cambridge Street, Harrogate HG1 1RX. Details

Frack Free East Yorkshire and Frack Free Driffield and Wolds Keep Us Frack Free parade and rally through Driffield, 11am meet, 12 noon set off from Beverley Road, Driffield YO25. Details and more here

Sunday 18 September 2016

Anti-fracking presentation at Lush Cosmetics shop on Cambridge Street, Harrogate HG1 1RX. Details

Anti-fracking campaigner, Gayzer Frackman, arrives in London at the end of a walk from Blackpool. Details

North Ayrshire Anti-Fracking Group open meeting, 2.30pm-4.30pm, Waterside Bar, 14 Bath Street, Largs, Ayrshire, KA30 8BL.

Monday 19 September 2016

Anti-fracking campaigner, Gayzer Frackman, presents a “cheque” for £10,000 to Downing Street, 12 noon, London SW1A Details

London stands with Standing Rock, rally in support of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe which is protesting against the construction of an oil pipeline a mile from its reservation in North Dakota. 4pm-6pm, US Embassy, 24 Grosvenor Square, London WIA 2LQ. Details

Challenging fracking through litigation and empowering communities. Free event organised by The Environmental Law Foundation and CrowdJustice, hosted by Garden Court Chambers, to explore the role of litigation in empowering communities to respond to fracking. Speakers include campaigner Gayzer Frackman, Emma Montlake (Environmental Law Foundation), Dr Paul Stookes (Richard Buxton Environmental & Public Law Solicitors), Marc Willers QC (Garden Court Chambers) and Richard Taylor (Energy Adviser to the Climate Litigation Working Group). 6pm, Garden Court Chambers – 57-60 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ. Details and to register.

Frack Free Nottinghamshire film screening, Voices From The Gasfields, 7pm-10pm, Rough Trade, 5 Broad St, Nottingham NG1 3AJ. Details

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm, Bicknell Gardens, Yeovil. Details and for full venue address

Local residents fracking meeting by Frack Free Exmoor, Quantocks and Sedgemoor, 7.30pm-10.30pm, The Windmill Inn, West Quantoxhead, Somerset TA4 4DS. Details

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Building surveyor day, including the issue of fracking, continuing professional development day, Holiday Inn, Lakeview, Bridge Road, Cambridge CB24 9PH. Details

Cheshire informal information session attended by staff from The Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority and Public Health England. 2pm-7.30pm,  Winnington Park Recreation Club, Park Road, Winnington, Northwich, CW8 4EB

Protest outside regulators’ information meeting, 2pm-7.30pm, Winnington Park Recreation Club, Park Road, Northwich CW8 4EB. Details

Keep Wiltshire Frack Free September meeting, 7.30pm-10pm, Newton Social Club, 24 Stallard Street. Trowbridge.BA14 9AG. Details

Frack Free Cotswold free screening of Groundswell Rising, 7.30pm-9pm, The Organic Farm Shop, Abbey Home Farm, Burford Rd, Cirencester GL7 5HF. Details

Free fracking information event with speakers including Dr Tim Thornton, Right Reverend Graham Cray, Dr Liz Garthwaite and Rachel Robinson. 7.30pm, Burniston & Cloughton Village Hall, High Street, Burniston, Scarborough YO13 0HJ. Details

Thursday 22 September 2016

The Future of Oil and Gas. Discussion on UK oil and gas the London hydrocarbon business. Organised by the Institution of Chemical Engineering, 6pm-8pm, One Portland Place, London W1B 1PN. Details

Frack Free Bradford on Avon screening of the film Groundswell Rising, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Upper Masonic Hall, Church Street, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN. Free event. Details

Facts before fracking meeting about health issues. A public meeting, 7pm for 7.30pm, Bassil Shippam Centre, Tozer Way, Chichester. Speakers include representatives from the medical charity, MEDACT, along with RSPB and Keep Kirdford and Wisborough Green. More information from vbriginshaw@talktalk.net or  01243 773522.

Frack Barclays. A ‘How to Guide’ webinar, 6.30pm. Free. Register and details

Friday 23 September 2016

5pm deadline for comments on Leicestershire’s minerals plan. Link to the Local Plan and supporting documents

5pm deadline for consultation on Cheshire West and Chester local plan, part two (land allocation and detailed policies). Details

Bill Rigby of Frack Free Harrogate District talk on fracking to Bilton Men’s Forum. Details

Screening of Fractured Land, a film about Calen Behn, A first Nations law graduate who takes on the oil and gas industry in northern Canada. 8:35pm9:55pm, Film House, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ.  Part of the Take One Action festival. Details

Saturday 24 September 2016

Friends of the Earth Scotland hosts Activists’ Assembly: Working together for a fossil free Scotland, 9.30apm-5pm, City of Edinburgh Methodist Church – 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX. Details and to register

Frack Free Mansfield leafleting and information stall, 11am-1pm, Stockwell Gate, Mansfield, NG18 5QQ. Details

United against fracking: campaigner training and workshops, 10am-5pm, Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD. Details

Screening of Fractured Land, a film about Calen Behn, A first Nations law graduate who takes on the oil and gas industry in northern Canada. 7pm-8.20pm, Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD. Part of the Take One Action festival. Details

Sunday 25 September 2016

Anti-BP splashmob to tell the British Museum to drop sponsorship by BP, 12 noon, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Details

Frack Free Ashfield stall at Ashfield Gala, 12 noon onwards, Healdswood Park, Mansfield Road, Sutton in Ashfield NG17 3EE. Details

Monday 26 September 2016

Frack Free Mansfield meeting and screening of Groundswell Rising, 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Rosemary St, Mansfield NG19 6AB. Details

Frack Free Nottinghamshire stall at University of Nottingham Freshers Fayre, 10am-4pm

Labour Party Conference fringe meeting What’s Wrong With Fracking?, hosted by Thirsk & Malton Constituency Labour Party. Film, Q+A panel and speakers including Rachel Maskell MP, shadow Secretary of State for the Environment. 6.30pm, Suite 9, Jurys Inn, Keel Wharf, Liverpool L3 4FN. Details.

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Frack Free Nottinghamshire stall at University of Nottingham Freshers Fayre, 10am-4pm.

Protest against the arrival of US shale gas, 10.45, opposite INEOS head office, Boness Road and Inchyra Road, Grangemouth, FK3 9XB

What would you do Ma’am. Tea party organised by Nana’s anti-fracking group, outside Buckingham Palace, 2pm-8pm. Details

Louise Somerville Williams to speak at a film and discussion night organised by Frack Free Westbury. Doors open 7.15pm, main hall, The Laverton, Bratton Road, Bratton Rd, Westbury BA13 3EN. Details and here

Launch of South Lanarkshire Against Unconventional Gas (SLAUG) Clydesdale campaign against shale gas exploration, 7.15pm, Thornton Road Community Centre, Kirkmuirhill, Lanarkshire ML11 9QE. Details

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Likely date for the publication of Nottinghamshire County Council planning officer’s recommendation on IGas shale gas application for Springs Road, Misson.

Closing date of consultation into environmental permit application by IGas for shale gas exploration at Tinker Lane, Bassetlaw, north Nottinghamshire. Consultation details

Informal information session by staff from The Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority and Public Health England on regulation of the onshore oil and gas industry. 2pm-7pm, The Milton Roads, Market Place, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7LX.

Frack Free Ashfield Monthly meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, Wyvern Club, Urban Road, Kirkby in Ashfield NG17 8DB.

INEOS public meeting with Stocksbridge Community Forum 7.30pm, The Venue, 650 Manchester Rd, Stocksbridge, Sheffield S36 1AJ. Details

Fracking in Sussex: Could it ever happen? September Green Drinks meeting, 8pm, Steyning Cricket Club, Charlton Street BN44 3LU. Details

Thursday 29 September 2016

Calling for Climate Action – mass lobby of Scottish Parliament, 11.30am-2.30pm, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH99 1SP. Details

Publication of the government’s greenhouse gas emissions statistics for Q2 2016, Energy Trends Q2 2016, Energy Prices Q2 2016.

Friday 30 September 2016

Frack Free Ryedale and Frack Free Malton and Norton demonstration outside constituency surgery of MP Kevin Hollinrake, 9.30am, 109 Town Street, Old Malton, YO17 7HD

Scottish Energy Association UK Shale Energy Conference, chaired by Ross Martin, CEO of SCDI, with speakers from Centrica, BGS, Columbus Energy, Reach CSG, Arenite Petroleum, UKOOG and OGIC. 9.30am at Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC), University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD. Details

Friends of the Earth and Beautiful Planet present screening and discussion of the film Demain, 7pm-9.30pm, The Mystery Tea House, 23 Cannon Street, Preston PR1 3NR

Coming up later

Saturday 1 October 2016

New powers conferred on the Oil and Gas Authority as an independent regulator of the UK oil and gas industry. The government says the independent regulator will be able to “act with greater speed and flexibility to drive investment, support jobs and further the UK’s competitive edge in the oil and gas industry to ensure the UK remains an attractive destination for investment”. Details

Sunday 2 October 2016

Demonstration outside the Conservative Party Conference against fracking and in favour of clean energy, 11.30am-4pm, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BD. Details

Monday 3 October 2016

Special meeting of Stoughton Parish Council about proposals by UK Oil & Gas Investments for 20 years of oil production at Markwells Wood. 7.30pm, Forestside Village Hall, nr Rowlands Castle, West Sussex.

Tuesday 4 October 2016

Surrey Against Fracking leafleting in Leith Hill.

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

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Informal information session by staff from Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority and Public Health England on regulation of the onshore oil and gas industry. 2pm-7pm, Crossing Church & Centre, Newcastle Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 2AT.

A special meeting of Nottinghamshire County Council’s planning committee scheduled to consider IGas shale gas application for Springs Road, Misson. Details to be confirmed

Demonstration by Frack Free Nottinghamshire and Bassetlaw Against Fracking outside County Hall, Loughborough Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP. Details

Thursday 6 October 2016 

Date by which the Communities and Local Government Secretary will publish the decision on Cuadrilla’s fracking appeals.

Harrogate Debate: This house calls for an immediate end to fracking. Proposing the motion: John Plummer, Frack Free Harrogate District, seconded by Ian Crane. Opposing the motion: Ken Wilkinson and seconded by Lorraine Allanson. 7pm-9pm, Wesley Chapel, Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG1 1PP. Tickets £5 and more details

Planning committee of West Lancashire Borough Council considers Lower Alt wind farm application. 7.30pm, Council Chamber, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire L39 2DF. Details

Friday 7 October 2016

Low Carbon Summit, with speakers Ben Earl (Water Efficiency Manager Southern Water), Tim Foxon (Professor of Sustainable Transitions, University of Sussex), MP Caroline Lucas, Mark Kenber (MD Mongoose Supply), Jerry Hamilton (Powerwall Sales Tesla UK), Patrick Allcorn (Head of Local Energy at BEIS), Guy Pattison (CEO Long Run Works). Tickets £35 including refreshments. 1pm-3.30-pm, part of Eco Technology Show, British Airways i360, Brighton Sea Front, BN1 2LN. Details

Frack Free Isle’s Rock Against Frack concert. Fundraising and awareness-raising event featuring four local bands (The 5th Rock, Stitched, Ferrocene and 25microns). 7.30pm, Imperial Hall, Epworth, North Lincolnshire DN9 1HQ. Admission £5 on the door, bring your own drinks.

Friday 7 October – Sunday 9 October

Woolston and Thelwall Antifracking and CBM Camp – solidarity and family fun weekend, off junction 21 M6, Manchester Road, Warrington, WA3 6DR. Details

Saturday 8 October 2016

Lancashire Responds. Unconfirmed event to mark government decision on Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking applications. 10am-5pm, Maple Farm forecourt, Preston New Road, Lancashire (between Blackpool & Preston – alongside World of Water), PR4 3PE Details

Frack Free Doncaster information stall at We Shall Overcome anti-austerity weekend, 2pm-7pm, Hallcross, 33-34 Hallgate, Doncaster DN1 3NL. Details

Monday 10th October 2016

Scheduled date of Surrey Against Fracking meeting with Surrey County Council. More details tbc

Frack Free Dearne Valley meeting, 4.30pm, West Melton United Reform Church, Melton High Street, Wath-upon-Dearne S63 6RG. Details

Tuesday 11 October 2016

UK Shale Gas Summit, Manchester. Details

Provisional date for screening of How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change, a new film by Josh Fox. Minimum of 40 advance ticket sales required for the film to go ahead. 6pm, Odeon Panton Street, 11/18 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DP. Details and to reserve tickets

Provisional date for screening of How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change, a new film by Josh Fox. Minimum of 40 advance ticket sales required for the film to go ahead. 8.15pm, ODEON Basingstoke Leisure, Churchill Way W, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 6PG. Details and to reserve tickets

Wednesday 12 October 2016

UK Shale Gas Summit, Manchester. Details

Provisional date for screening of How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change, a new film by Josh Fox. Minimum of 40 advance ticket sales required for the film to go ahead. 5.30pm, Odeon Bristol, Union St, Avon, Bristol, BS1 2D. Details and to reserve tickets

Panel discussion, Sheffield University students’ Anti-fracking Week. Details

Thursday 13th October 2016

Provisional date for screening of How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change, a new film by Josh Fox. Minimum of 40 advance ticket sales required for the film to go ahead. 6pm, Odeon Wrexham, Eagles Meadow, Wrexham, Avon, LL13 8DG. Details and to reserve tickets

Provisional date for screening of How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change, a new film by Josh Fox. Minimum of 40 advance ticket sales required for the film to go ahead. 7.45pm Odeon MANCHESTER PRINTWORKS, The Printworks, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 2BS. Details and to reserve tickets

Fracking: The Big Green Debate. Forest of Dean Green Party debate, including MEP Molly Scott Cato. 7.30pm-9pm, 3 Hill Street and Watney Hall, 3 Hill Street, Lydney, Gloucestershire GL15 5HW. Details

Friday 14 October 2016

Are We Going to be Fracked? event by Frack Free South Yorkshire , 7pm, Wadworth Parish Council, Wadworth Village Hall, Old School Lane, Wadworth, Doncaster, DN11 9BW [To be confirmed]. Details

Provisional screening date for How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change, a new film by Josh Fox. Minimum of 40 advance ticket sales required for the film to go ahead. 6pm, ODEON Liverpool Switch Island, Dunnings Bridge Rd, Liverpool, Lancashire, L30 6TQ. Details and to reserve tickets

Confirmed screening for How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change, a new film by Josh Fox. 9pm, ODEON Blackpool, 96 Rigby Road, Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 5EP Details and to reserve tickets

Saturday 15 October 2016

Frack Free Yeovil Buskers’ Bash: frack free music and entertainment, petitions and information. 11am-2pm, near Coffee #1, 17 Middle Street, Yeovil BA20 1LF. Details

Provisional date for screening of How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change, a new film by Josh Fox. Minimum of 40 advance ticket sales required for the film to go ahead. 3pm, Odeon Leeds Bradford, Gallagher Leisure Park, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD3 7AT. Details and to reserve tickets

Voices on the wind – a World Wide Ritual by Pagans United Against Fracking. Details

Sunday 16 October 2016

Meeting and skill sharing for a frack free Weald. Workshops include know your rights, media, campaigning skills, planning applications.  10.15am-4pm, Park Barn, North Street, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1RL. Details

Monday 17 October 2016

Provisional date for screening of How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change, a new film by Josh Fox. Minimum of 40 advance ticket sales required for the film to go ahead. 6pm, Odeon Edinburgh Wester Hailes, 120 Wester Hailes , Edinburgh , EH14 3HR. Details and to reserve tickets

Provisional date for screening of How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change, a new film by Josh Fox. Minimum of 40 advance ticket sales required for the film to go ahead. 8.30pm, ODEON Glasgow Springfield Quay, Springfield Quay, Glasgow, G5 8NP. Details and to reserve tickets

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Day 1 of Oil & Money 2016 conference addressing current and emerging issues confronting the global oil and gas industry. Intercontinental London Park Lane, One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London W1J 7QY. Details

Scheduled start date of a trial of nine people arrested during the eviction of Upton Protection Camp, Duttons Lane, Chester. The case is expected to last four days. 10am, Chester Magistrates Court, Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2XA

Gathering outside Chester Magistrates Court in support of people on trial following eviction of Upton Community Protection Camp. 9am-5pm, Chester Magistrates Court, Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2XA. Details

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Day 2 of Oil & Money 2016 conference addressing current and emerging issues confronting the global oil and gas industry. Intercontinental London Park Lane, One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London W1J 7QY. Details

Tina Rothery to appear at The Law Courts, Chapel Street, Blackpool FY1 5RJ to answer a charge of contempt of court.

I am Tina Too gathering in support of Tina Rothery outside The Law Courts, Chapel Street, Blackpool FY1 5RJ. Details 

Are We Going to be Fracked? event, presentation by Frack Free South Yorkshire to Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall Council, 6.30pm, Assembly Hall, Dentons Green Lane, Barnby Dun, Doncaster DN3 1JP. Details

Screening of Gasland 2, Sheffield University students’ anti-fracking week. Details

Saturday 22 October 2016

AxeDrax demonstration and celebration, 1pm-5pm, Drak Power Station, near the South Gate, Drax, Selby, YO8 8PH. Details

Monday 24 October 2016

Start of Stop Barclays Fracking week of action, organised by 350.org, fossil free, Friends of the Earth and People & Planet. 24-29 October 2016. Details

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Deadline for consultation on government plans for a shale wealth fund. Details and link to consultation webpage

Frack Free South Yorkshire Are We Going to be Fracked? presentation to o Askern Town Council, 5.30pm, Alexander House, High Street, Askern, Doncaster, DN6 0AB. Details

Thursday 27 October 2016

Publication of BEIS Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 19

Friday 28 October 2016

Nationwide action against Barclays Bank’s support for fracking. Details

Saturday 29 October 2016

Nationwide action against Barclays Bank’s support for fracking. Details

Frack Free Greater Manchester protest against funding by Barclays Bank for fracking. 11am-3pm, Barclays Bank, St Anns Square, Manchester M2 7PW. Details

Fracking Question Time hosted by South Hambleton Shale Gas Advisory Group, a neutral group covering the licence block SE57, awarded to INEOS Upstream. Event chair: Helen Robinson, part-time judge. Panelists: Rob Arnott, Research Associate at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and oil industry strategist;
Chris France, Director of Planning, North York Moors National Park Authority; Dr Joanne Hawkins, Lecturer in Business Law, Leeds University, specialising in land law and environmental law; Kevin Hollinrake, MP Thirsk & Malton; Tom Pickering, Director Ineos Upstream. 6pm-9pm, Galtres Centre, Market Place, Easingwold, North Yorkshire YO61 3AD. Free but admission by ticket only. Details and to register

Wednesday 2 November 2016

British Water and Cranfield University technical workshops on monitoring for hydraulic fracturing applications. Facilitated by Dr Frederic Coulon, senior lecturer in environmental technology at Cranfield University, and Tom Williams, director at Enebio and convenor of the British Water Extractive Industries Focus Group, 11am, Water Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring Conference, the International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford TF3 4JH. Details and to register

Thursday 3 November 2016

British Water and Cranfield University technical workshops on monitoring for hydraulic fracturing applications. Facilitated by Dr Frederic Coulon, senior lecturer in environmental technology at Cranfield University, and Tom Williams, director at Enebio and convenor of the British Water Extractive Industries Focus Group, 11am, Water Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring Conference, the International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford TF3 4JH. Details and to register

Friday 4 November 2016

Screening of Groundwell Rising, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Bethesda Baptist Church, Gloucester Road, Trowbridge BA14 0AD. Details

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Ian R Crane presents his film Voices from the Gasfields, 7pm-10pm, The Green Room Theatre, behind Dorking Hall, Dorking, RH14 1SN. Details

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Nottingham Trent University Distinguished Lecture Series: Sir Peter Fahy, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester, 2008-2015 during the period of the Barton Moss anti-fracking protests. 6pm-7.15pm,  Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, NG1 4BU. Details

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

Thursday 17 November 2016

The Northern Powerhouse and what it means to Lancashire’s ‘green’ sectors. Half-day conference by Remsol, with speakers including: Jo Turton, Chief Executive of Lancashire County Council; Frank McKenna, CEO of business networking group, Downtown In Business; Mike Perls, IoD North West Regional Chairman; Babs Murphy, Chief Executive of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce; John Baldwin, Managing Director at CNG Services; Keith Owen, Head of Supply Assurance at Northern Gas Networks. 12 noon-5pm, Preston. Tickets £82.88. Details

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Hearing to decide whether a judicial review should go ahead into North Yorkshire County Council’s approval of Third Energy’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperon. Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2A 2LL. If the JR is given the go ahead, the case will continue immediately

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Second day set aside to hear judicial review of North Yorkshire County Council’s approval of Third Energy’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperon. Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2A 2LL.

Tuesday 29 November 2016

The future for Scotland’s energy sector – generation, flexibility and policy priorities. Conference with speakers including: Chris Stark, Director of Energy and Climate Change at The Scottish Government; John Fiennes, Director Energy Strategy Networks and Markets at the Department of Energy and Climate Change; Keith Bell, ScottishPower Professor of Smart Grids, University of Strathclyde; John Forster, Chair, STA Scotland and Chair, Forster Group; Professor Stuart Haszeldine, Director, SCCS and Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage, Edinburgh University; Clare Lavelle, Scottish Energy Consulting Lead, Arup. Morning event in central Edinburgh. Details 

Thursday 22 December 2016

Publication of government statistics on greenhouse gas emissions, energy trends and energy prices

2017

Sunday 15 January 2017

Deadline to sign petition calling for a UK ban on fracking for 20 years. Details

Tuesday 7 February 2017

Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar: Future prospects for Carbon Capture and Storage, morning, central London. Details

Thursday 9 February 2017

Publication of BEIS Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 20

Thursday 19 January 2016

Frack Free South Yorkshire Are We Going to be Fracked? presentation to Sprotbrough & Cusworth Parish Council, 7pmGoldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough Rd, Sprotbrough, Doncaster DN5 8BP. Details

Thursday 30 March 2017

Publication of government statistics on greenhouse gas emissions and energy trends and prices

Thursday 4 May 2017

Local government elections

Publication of BEIS Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 21

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Start of Terrapin Training 3-day master class in petroleum economics, London, Details

Thursday 29 June 2017

Publication of government statistics on greenhouse gas emissions and energy trends and prices

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.

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Start of Terrapin Training 3-day master class in shale gas development, London, Details

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