Diary

Drilling Diary – April 2017

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60+ events in April 2017 about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas, including a new tour for the play Fracked!, starring James Bolam and Anne Reid, plus opposition to Barclays’ support for shale gas, continuing Break the Chain actions, meetings, screenings, exhibitions and demonstrations.

Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events or if any details are wrong. This page will be updated throughout the month with new information. 

Saturday 1 April 2017

Gathering organised by Sheffield Against Fracking, encouraging people to join anti-fracking groups. 11am-1.30pm, outside Sheffield Town Hall, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2HH. Details

Anti-fracking freshwater flashmob, 11.30am-1pm, Barclays, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3BB. Details

April fools day Saturday event, 12 noon-3pm, Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, nr Blackpool, PR4 3PH. Details

Community meeting for local anti-fracking campaigners, 12 noon, Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, corner field of junction of Kirby Misperton Road and Malton Road, opposite the Bean Sheaf garage, poscode YO17 6UE. Details

Greenpeace Festival of Music Lytham, 12 noon-midnight, Station Pub and Grill, Station Square, Lytham St Annes, Lancashhire FY8 5PA. Details

Stop Barclays funding fracking in Yorkshire – Friends of the Earth event in Leeds, 2pm-4pm, Barclays Bank, 69 Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5AA. Details

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It’s no joke: Drill due any day now. Photo opportunity about UKOG’s Broadford Bridge well, organised by Frack Free Billingshurst, 2pm-4pm, the Green, Billingshurst RH14 9JH. Details

Sunday 2 April 2017

Fossil Free training tour, public action and media training, organised by 350.org and People & Planet.12 noon-5pm, Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TG. Details

Screening of H2Oil, 7pm, The Boileroom, 13 Stokefields, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LS. Details

Monday 3 April 2017

Frack Free Dearne Valley meeting, 5pm, United Reformed Church hall, High Street, West Melton, Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, S63 6RG. Details

Mosborough Against Fracking leafleting. Also Tuesday 4 April and Wednesday 5 April. Details via Facebook group

Tuesday 4 April 2017

Fraclays event, organised by Frack Free Bristol, 12 noon-2pm, outside Barclays Bank, 53-55 Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3BB. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7.30pm, Cafe, Central United Reformed Church, Chapel Walk, off Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details

Public meeting, Eckington Miners Welfare, Pipeyard Lane, Eckington S21 4FA. Details

Climate Change and Work: International Perspectives, 6.30pm-9pm, Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW. Details

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm-9.30pm, Meadow Road, Yeovil BA21 5PD, contact for more details

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Fraclays event in Clifton, organised by Frack Free Bristol, 12 noon-2pm, outside Barclays Bank, 86 Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RB. Details

Swap work for work … again, anti-fracking protest, 9.30am-5.30pm, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, nr Blackpool, PR4 3PH. Details

Friends of the Earth anti-fracking regional quarterly meeting, 7pm-10pm, CPRE South Yorkshire offices, 37 Stafford Road, Sheffield, S2 2SF. Details

Haxby and Wigginton Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Haxby Sports Bar, North Lane, Haxby, York YO32 3JP. Details

Thursday 6 April 2017

Public drop-in exhibition, hosted by INEOS Shale, about plans for vertical coring well on land off Bramleymoor Lane Marsh Lane, 2pm-7.30pm, Marsh Lane Community Centre, Main Road, Marsh Lane, Sheffield, S Yorkshire S21 5RH.

Eckington Against Fracking meeting, 7pm, Eckington Miners’ Welfare, Pyewipe Lane, Eckington S21 4FA. Details

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation by Sheffield Against Fracking, 7.30pm-10pm, Mosborough Miners Club, Station Road, Mosborough S20 5AD. Details

Harthill Against Fracking meeting, The Beehive Pub, 16 Union Street, Harthill S26 7YH. Details

Friday 7 April 2017

Fracturing shale for gas and oil. Talk by Professor Denis Hall, 7pm, West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby  CH48 4EL. Details

Saturday 8 April 2017

A voice for Leith Hill information stall, 9.30am-2pm, outside SpecSavers, High Street, Dorking. Details

Solidarity picnic – Break the Chain, Say No to Barclays. Love Equality event, 12.30pm-2.30pm, outside Barclays Bank, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3BB. Details

Sunday 9 April 2017

Screening of There will be blood, 7pm, The Boileroom, 13 Stokefields, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LS. Details

Monday 10 April 2017

Final day of Reclaim the Power Break the Chain fortnight of direct action. Plans for the event say “groups across the country will use direct action to disrupt companies supplying services and materials to the fracking industry, aiming to pressure them into dropping contracts. Started Monday 27 March 2017. Details 

Frack Free Notts April 2017 Action Planning Meeting, 7pm-9.30pm, Lincolnshire Poacher, 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR. Details

Thorpe Salvin Parish Council meeting includes fracking on the agenda, 7pm, St Peter’s Church, Thorpe Salvin, Rotherham S80 3JP. Details

Scalby, Burniston and Cloughton anti-fracking meeting, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Cloughton Church Hall, High Street, Cloughton, Scarborough YO13 0AE. Details

Tuesday 11 April 2017

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Egdon Resources plc due to announce interim results for the six months ending 31 January 2017. Details

Kick-starter meeting for Frack Free Pickering, 7pm-9pm, Friends Meeting House, 19 Castlegate, Pickering YO18 7AX. Details

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Ruling in the statutory challenge brought by Preston New Road Action Group and Gayzer Frackman against the Communities’ Secretary over the way he approved planning permission for drilling, fracking and testing for shale gas at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire. 9.30am, Royal Courts of Justice, the Strand, London WC2

Mosborough Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Queen’s Hotel, 135 High Street, Mosborough S20 5AF. Details

Frack Free Northwich meeting, 7.30pm, The Quayside, 129 Witton Street, Northwich CW9 5DY. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Thursday 13 April 2017

Closing date for comments on environmental permit application by Kimmeridge Oil & Gas Ltd (UKOG subsidiary) for Broadford Bridge site, Wood Barn Farm, Adversane Lane, Billingshurst RH14 9ED. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Friday 14 April 2017

Frack Off Our Rivvy: Good Friday Walk and Awareness, 11am-2pm, meet junction of Chroley Old Road and Georges Lane, BL6 6RT to Rivington Pike. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 8pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Saturday 15 April 2017

Solidarity Saturday, organised by Residents Action on Fylde Fracking, 10am-2pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, near Little Plumpton, PR4 3PE. Details

Weekly gathering in Billingshurst, 2pm-4pm, next to Blacksmith’s Arms, corner of Adversane Lane and A29, West Sussex RH14 9JH. Contact keepbillingshurstfrackfree@mail.comfor more details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 8pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Sunday 16 April 2017

Love cycling, hate fracking, awareness raising at Tour de Retford, 8am-1pm, Market Square, Retford Nottinghamshire DN22 6DR. Details

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Easter Egg Hunt, 11am, Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, Kirby Misperton YO17 6UE. Details

Meeting about oil drilling site at Brockham, 2pm-5pm, Village Hall, Brockham Green, Brockham BH3 7JJ. Details

Monday 17 April 2017

Eckington Against Fracking Easter event, including Easter bonnet parade, raffle, tombola and stalls, 1pm, The Butchers, Marsh Lane, Eckington. Details 

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Invitation by Team Frack Free to Lancashire councillors to visit the neighbourhood of Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, with screening of drone footage and information boards. 8.30am-6pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

Frack Free Yeovil, 7pm-9.30pm, East Street, West Coker, Yeovil BA22 9BE. Details

Fight against a fracked future ,meeting hosted by Bolsover Against Fracking, 7pm, Oxcroft Miners Welfare, 55 Clowne Road, Stanfree, Chesterfield S44 6AG. Details

Frack Free Greater Manchester monthly meeting, 7.15pm-10.15pm, Central Methodist Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JQ. Details

Cafe Scientific event: What the Frac? Talk by Alun Griffiths on fracking, the risks and the implications of supplying energy to Didcot power station from shale gas wells. 7.30pm, Cornerstone arts centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot, OX11 7NE. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Wednesday 19 April 2017

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Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Jesse Norman MP, Under-Secretary of State for Industry and Energy and Nick Hurd MP, Under-Secretary of State for Climate Change questioned by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on impact of Brexit on energy and climate policy. 9.30am, Committee room 6, Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA. Details

First meeting of New Frack Free Skelmersdale, 7pm, Parish Hall, Crawford Village, Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 9QP. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Thursday 20 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Frack Free Scarborough twice monthly group meeting, 7pm-8.30pm, Scarborough Railwayman’s Social Club, Central Railway Station, Wesborough, Scarborough YO11 1TN. Details

Film screening of The Truth Behind the Dash for Gas followed by Q and A, hosted by Frack Free Exmoor, Quantocks and Sedgemoor, 7.30pm, Chedzoy Village Hall, Front Street, Bridgwater TA7 8RE. Details

Meeting of Lancaster Fights Fracking, 7.30pm, The Apothecary, 87 Penny Street, Lancaster  LA1 1XN

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Friday 21 April 2017

Fancy dress Friday protest at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, 9am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PH. Details

Frack Free Lincs campaign meeting, 7pm, Tap and Spile Pub, 1 Hungate, Lincoln LN1 1ES

Warsop: Are we going to be fracked? Meeting hosted by Frack Free Nottinghamshire, 7pm-9pm, Oaklands Centre, Oakfield Lane, Warsop NG20 OJE. Details

Fracking debate for Labour Party members with speakers Cate Dixon, of Sheffield Against Fracking, and Peter Reilly, of INEOS Shale, 7pm, Wortley Hall,Wortley, Sheffield, S35 7DB. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 8pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Night-time vigil with torches and candle light in protest at Cuadrilla’s plans to hydraulically frack at Preston New Road, 8pm-midnight, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

Saturday 22 April 2017

Solidarity Saturday, organised by Residents Action on Fylde Fracking, 10am-2pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, near Little Plumpton, PR4 3PE. Details

March for science

Climate bloc: March for Science, 12 noon-4pm, London. Details and tickets

Bender building workshops, hosted by Leith Hill Protectors, 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm, Bury Hill Wood, Coldharbour Lane, near Leith Hill, Dorkng RH5 6HN. Details

Water protectors hear the call. Earth Day event with sing, dance, drumming followed by walk to the Preston New Road shale gas site to honour water. 12 noon-2.30pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

Summer of love and unity event, 12 noon-midnight, Woolston and Thelwall Protection Camp, WA3 6DR. Details and directions

Weekly gathering in Billingshurst, 2pm-4pm, next to Blacksmith’s Arms, corner of Adversane Lane and A29, West Sussex RH14 9JH. Contact keepbillingshurstfrackfree@mail.comfor more details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 8pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Monday 24 April 2017

Wigan and Bolton Diggers visit to Preston New Road, free transport, 8am-2pm, Bolton – Atherton – Hindley – Wigan – Preston New Road. Details and booking information

What the Frack?  Theatre production by Activising for Change, telling the stories of people in the UK rising to the challenges of the fracking industry. 7.30pm-8.30pm, the corn Exchange, 126a High Street, Biggar, South Lanarkshire ML12 6DL. Details

Keep Wiltshire Frack Free April meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, Social Club, 24 Stallards Street, Newtown, Trowbridge, BA14 9AJ. Details

Public meeting on fracking, organised by Kilsyth and Villages Community Forum, 7.30pm, St Patrick’s Primary School, Backbrae Street, Kilsyth, Glasgow G65 0NA. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB. Details

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Deadline for comments on variation of environmental permit for Cuadrilla’s site at Balcombe. Link to consultation web page.

Holy landlady and her reckless (fracking) tenant. Presentation by Chandra Vemury, who arbitrates on behalf of the planet and makes the case for a tenancy agreement between the planet (as landlady) and the human race (as tenants). Exploration for fracking will be challenged, the publicity says. 6pm-8pm, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley TS1 3BX. Details

Keep East Lancashire Frack Free Meeting, 7pm, The Old Library, Colne Road, Burnley BB10 1LL. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB. Details

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB. Details

Harthill Against Fracking meeting, 7pm-10pm, Harthill Village Hall lounge, Winney Hill, Harthill, Sheffield, S26 7YL Details

Dronfield Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, Gosforth Lodge, Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB. Details

Thursday 27 April 2017

Tour de frack

Tour de Frack cycle ride. Cyclists set off on a 120 mile cycle ride from Preston New Road in Lancashire to Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire.  They are raising money for Preston New Road Action Group and Kirby Misperton Protection Camp. Departing Maple Farm 10.30am, passing Preston New Road 11am, Broughton 12.40pm, Longridge 1.10pm, Colne 3.55pm, Silsden 5.20pm, Ikley 6.05pm. Details

Expected date for the issue of Angus Energy’s first tranche of NEX bonds. Details DELAYED UNTIL ON OR AROUND 25 MAY 2017. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB. Details

Frack Free Ashfield monthly meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, The Regent (Weatherspoons pub), Diamond Ave, Kingsway, Kirkby in Ashfield NG17 7BQ. Details

Marsh lane fundraiserFriday 28 April 2017

Tour de Frack cycle ride: departing Ilkley 6.50am, passing through Otley 7.30am, Spofforth 9am, Easingwold, 10.40am, Hovingham 12.20pm, Amotherby 1.15pm, Great Barugh 1.30pm and arriving at the Kirby Misperton Protection Camp (2pm). Details

Family tour day at Kirby Misperton Protection Camp as the Tour de Yorkshire passes the camp entrance. Details

No Faith in Fracking, 9am-3pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

Live music anti-fracking fundraiser with Jim Ghedi & Toby Hay Live, 7pm-10pm, Marsh Lane Community Hall, Main Road, Marsh Lane, nr Sheffield S21 5RH. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB. Details

Saturday 29 April 2017

Members of Frack Free Harrogate District providing information in Knaresborough, Ripon and Pateley Bridge for Stage 2 of the Tour de Yorkshire. Details

Solidarity Saturday, organised by Residents Action on Fylde Fracking, 10am-2pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, near Little Plumpton, PR4 3PE. Details

Frack Free team at Notts TUC May Day rally, including speech by Paul Frost, of Frack Free Mansfield. 10.30am-1.30pm, Mansfield Civic Centre, Chesterfield Rd South, Mansfield NG19 7BH. Details

Campaign organisers training, Sheffield. Organised by Friends of the Earth. 10am-5pm, CPRE/Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, Victoria Hall, 37 Stafford Road, Sheffield S2 2SF. Details

Trump & May Climate Disaster: Rise up event, 11.30am-2pm, Old Palace Yard/Westminster Bridge, London SW1. Details

Don’t frack the north rally, 1pm-2pm, Tudor Square, Sheffield S1 2LA. Details

Weekly gathering in Billingshurst, 2pm-4pm, next to Blacksmith’s Arms, corner of Adversane Lane and A29, West Sussex RH14 9JH. Contact keepbillingshurstfrackfree@mail.comfor more details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB. Details

What the Frack?  Theatre production by Activising for Change, telling the stories of people in the UK rising to the challenges of the fracking industry. 3.30pm, Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Eastgate, Peebles EH45 8AD Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB. Details

Sunday 30 April 2017

Campaign organisers training, Sheffield. Organised by Friends of the Earth.  10am-5pm, CPRE/Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, Victoria Hall, 37 Stafford Road, Sheffield S2 2SF. Details

Bolton Against Fracking spirit awareness event, 10am, Spirit of Sport Roundabout, Macron Stadium, Burnden Way, Bolton BL6 6JW. Details

Drilling on your doorstep, public meeting, hosted by actor Sue Jameson, with speakers Tom Broughton (community energy), Kia Trainor (chief executive of Sussex CPRE) and Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, David Smyth, 7pm-9pm, Pulborough Village Hall, Swan View, Lower Street, Pulborough RH20 2BF. Details

Frack Free Totnes film night, 7pm-9pm, Royal Seven Stars Hotel, The Plains, Totnes TQ9 5DD. Details

Coming up

May 2017

Monday 1 May 2017

Frack Free Ryedale pop up shop and tea party, 10.30am-4pm, Oldfield Cottage, Brookside, Hovingham YO62 4IG. Details

Frack Free Nottinghamshire and Bassetlaw Against Fracking stall at the annual Retford Charter Day. Retford town centre, Nottinghamshire, DN22. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking and Mosborough Against Fracking stall at Chesterfield May Day 40th Parade. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Deadline under planning conditions for the start of work at Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe, West Sussex. Details

UK Environmental Law Association East Midlands, topical update on shale gas, including presentations from INEOS Shale on its plans for the UK and the region.

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm-9.30pm, Crofton Avenue, Yeovil BA21 4DL. Contact for more details

Sheffield Against Fracking AGM, 7pm-9.30pm, Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Thursday 4 May 2017

Local government elections

Publication of Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 21, 9.30am, gov.uk website. Details 

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Frack Free North Somerset Open Meeting, 7.30pm-9.30pm, The Bristol Hotel, 29 Locking Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 3BZ. Details

Meeting of Lancaster Fights Fracking, 7.30pm, The Apothecary, 87 Penny Street, Lancaster  LA1 1XN

Public meeting about fracking, 7.30pm, Eckington Miners Welfare, Pipeyard Lane, Eckington S21 4FA. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Friday 5 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Saturday 6 May 2017

Stick a leaf or flower message on the Frack Free tree, in collaboration with Dronfield Against Fracking, Mosborough Against Fracking and Frack Free South Yorkshire, 10.30am-1pm, Clock Corner, Doncaster. Details

Anti-fracking worship for witness, 2pm, summit of Pendle Hill, Lancashire. Details

Weekly gathering in Billingshurst, 2pm-4pm, next to Blacksmith’s Arms, corner of Adversane Lane and A29, West Sussex RH14 9JH. Contact keepbillingshurstfrackfree@mail.comfor more details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Sunday 7 May 2017

Start of week-long Campaign Bootcamp, Bore Place, Kent. Details

Monday 8 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ. Details

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Tales from the Frontline, myths, folktales, testimonies of communities facing oil and gas corporations across the world, from Canada, Australia and Yorkshire, with Alice Courvoisier, J Y Saville, Cath Heinemeyer, the Barberallas & friends. 7pm-9pm, St Olaves Church Hall, Marygate Lane, York YO30 7DS. Details and to book

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ. Details

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Scheduled date for a settlement conference in the Dimock water contamination lawsuit. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ. Details

Public meeting organised by Frack Free Dearne Valley, Mexborough. Details to be confirmed.

Surrey Divestment Evening, 7.30pm, Burgundy & Black coffee bar, St Mary’s Walk, Dorking

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ. Details

Thursday 11 May 2017

Expected planning committee of South Downs National Park at which UKOG’s Markwells Wood application for oil production is likely to be considered. 10am, South Downs Centre Hall, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex  GU29 9DH. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ. Details

Frack Free Harrogate District Monthly Meeting, 7pm-9pm, Friends Meeting House, Queen Parade, Harrogate HG1 5PP. Details

Friday 12 May 2017

Screening of The Bentley Effect followed by Q&A, 6.30pm-9pm, Pulborough village hall, Swan View, Lower Street, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 2BF. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ. Details

Saturday 13 May 2017

Wake up beside the seaside. Music, speakers, information, open mic slots about the risks of fracking. 1pm-5pm, opposite the Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool Promenade, FY4 1BB. Details

Weekly gathering in Billingshurst, 2pm-4pm, next to Blacksmith’s Arms, corner of Adversane Lane and A29, West Sussex RH14 9JH. Contact keepbillingshurstfrackfree@mail.comfor more details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ. Details

Anti-fracking direct action training, organised by Reclaim the Power and delivered by Seeds for Chagne and Green and Black Cross, Hebden Bridge. Continues on Sunday 14 May Details and application

Sunday 14 May 2017

Anti-fracking direct action training, organised by Reclaim the Power and delivered by Seeds for Chagne and Green and Black Cross, Hebden Bridge. Continues on Sunday 14 May Details and application

Screening of The Bentley Effect followed by Q&A, 7pm-10pm, One Church Brighton, Florence Road & Gloucedster Place, Brighton BN1 4AA. Details

Monday 15 May 2017

Screening of The Bentley Effect, with FrackWatch Glasgow, 7pm, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET. Details

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Closing date for comments on environmental permit for oil exploration at Bury Hill Wood (also known as Leith Hill and Holmwood) in Surrey. Link to permit consultation web page

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm-9.30pm, Meadow Road, Yeovil BA21 5PD. Contact for more details

Screening of The Bentley Effect, with Concerned Communities of Falkirk, 7pm, Falkirk Trinity Church, Manse Place, Falkirk FK1 1JN. Details

Screening of The Bentley Effect, with Kirkintilloch Against Fracking and Torrance Against Fracking, Kirkintilloch Miners’ Welfare & Social Club, Saramango Street, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow G66 3AA. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET. Details

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET. Details

Screening of The Bentley Effect, with RIC East Kilbride and South Lanarkshire Against Unconventional Gas, 7pm, Murray Owen Centre, 1 Liddell Grove, East Kilbride, Glasgow G75 9AD. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET. Details

Thursday 18 May 2017

Screening of The Bentley Effect, with OurForth Portobello and Tommy Sheppard MP, 5.30pm-9pm, Room G.04, 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh EH8 9LH. Details and tickets 

Gift of the Gab: How to be amazing at talking about fracking, 6.45pm-9pm, Rutland Arms, 86 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS. Details

Meeting of Lancaster Fights Fracking, 7.30pm, The Apothecary, 87 Penny Street, Lancaster  LA1 1XN

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 8pm, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET. Details

Friday 19 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 8pm, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET. Details

Saturday 20 May 2017

Sheffield Against Fracking stall at Crystal Peaks Eco-Week stall, 10am-4pm, top of escalator inside Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre, Sheffield, S20 7PJ. Details

Weekly gathering in Billingshurst, 2pm-4pm, next to Blacksmith’s Arms, corner of Adversane Lane and A29, West Sussex RH14 9JH. Contact keepbillingshurstfrackfree@mail.comfor more details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET. Details

Monday 22 May 2017

Screening of The Bentley Effect followed by discussion, 3pm-6pm, Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden  Bridge HX7 8EE. Details

Pre-show talk about Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 6pmCambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ. Booking essential Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pmCambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ. Details

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Screening of The Bentley Effect, 7pm-10pm, Halton Mill, Mill Lane, Halton, Lancashire LA2 6ND. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pmCambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ. Details

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Free screening of The Bentley Effect and Q+A with filmmakers, 7pm-10pm, The Island, South Promenade, Lytham St Annes FY8 1LY. Details and to book

Film screening of The Bentley Effect, 7pm-10pm, Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham WA6 7QN. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pmCambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ. Details

Thursday 25 May 2017

Expected release of first tranche of Angus Energy NEX Bonds. Details

Screening of The Bentley Effect, 6pm-9pm, Bureau Centre for the Arts, 25 Victoria Street, Blackburn. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pmCambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ. Details

Friday 26 May 2017

Free screening of The Bentley Effect, Q+A with filmmakers and workshop, 6pm-10pm, Ribby Hall Village, Ribby Road, Preston PR4 2PR. Details and to book

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation, 7pm-10pm, Harthill Village Hall, Winney Hill, Harthill, Sheffield, S26 7YL. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pmCambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ. Details

Amber Valley anti-fracking campaign concert with Winter Wilson. 8pm-11pm, The Queen’s Head, Chesterfield Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1FF. Details

Saturday 27 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pmCambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ. Details

Screening of The Bentley Effect, 3pm-6pm, Methodist Central Building, Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1LQ. Details

Sunday 28 May 2017

Screening of The Bentley Effect, 6pm-9pm, Friends Meeting House, 189 St Georges Street, Preston. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pmCambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ. Details

Monday 29 May 2017

Frack Free Fun Club: family-friendly fun during half term, 10am-4pm, Maple Farm Nursery, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton  PR4 3PE. Details

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Scheduled court appearance of Joe Haslam, charged with obstructing the highway at Preston New Road shale gas site. 10am, Blackpool Magistrates Court, Chapel Street, Blackpool FY1 5DQ. Details

Frack Free Fun Club: family-friendly fun during half term, 10am-4pm, Maple Farm Nursery, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton  PR4 3PE. Details

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Final date for comments on the Scottish Government’s consultation on fracking. Details

Deadline for finalising Section 106 legal agreement, which is a condition of IGas planning permission for two shale gas wells at Springs Road, Misson, Nottinghamshire

Frack Free Fun Club: family-friendly fun during half term, 10am-4pm, Maple Farm Nursery, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton  PR4 3PE. Details

June 2017

Thursday 1 June 2017

Frack Free Fun Club: family-friendly fun during half term, 10am-4pm, Maple Farm Nursery, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton  PR4 3PE. Details

Meeting of Lancaster Fights Fracking, 7.30pm, The Apothecary, 87 Penny Street, Lancaster  LA1 1XN

Friday 2 June 2017

Frack Free Fun Club: family-friendly fun during half term, 10am-4pm, Maple Farm Nursery, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton  PR4 3PE. Details

Friends of the Earth Basecamp, an annual gathering of the environmental justice movement, Castleton Youth Hostel, Castleton, Derbyshire, more details from gettogether@foe.co.uk and here

Saturday 3 June 2017

Anti-fracking direct action training, organised by Reclaim the Power and delivered by Seeds for Change and Green and Black Cross, Nottingham. Continues on Sunday 14 May Details and application

Friends of the Earth Basecamp, an annual gathering of the environmental justice movement, Castleton Youth Hostel, Castleton, Derbyshire, more details from gettogether@foe.co.uk and here

Mass anti-fracking meeting at Preston New Road site. Details

Sunday 4 June 2017

Anti-fracking direct action training, organised by Reclaim the Power and delivered by Seeds for Change and Green and Black Cross, Nottingham. Continues on Sunday 14 May Details and application

Friends of the Earth Basecamp, an annual gathering of the environmental justice movement, Castleton Youth Hostel, Castleton, Derbyshire, more details from gettogether@foe.co.uk and here

Tuesday 6 June 2017

Oil and Gas Industry Conference, 8am-5pm, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Exhibition Avenue, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB23 8BL. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Central United Reformed Church, Chapel Walk, off Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details

Thursday 8 June 2017

General election

Saturday 10 June 2017

Sheffield Against Fracking stall at Peace in the Park Festival, 12 noon-8pm, Details

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Scheduled meeting of Surrey County Council planning committee at which plans for Bury Hill Wood (SCC Ref 2016/0170 and SCC Ref 2008/0169 could be discussed. NOT CONFIRMED Details

Thursday 15 June 2017

Meeting of Lancaster Fights Fracking, 7.30pm, The Apothecary, 87 Penny Street, Lancaster  LA1 1XN

Thursday 22 June 2017

Scheduled date for judicial review of government’s decision to extend a PEDL licence in Cheshire. Expected to be held at the Royal Courts of Justice, London. More details coming

Saturday 24 June 2017

Visit by South Yorkshire anti-fracking campaigners to Kirby Misperton Protection Camp in North Yorkshire. Details to be confirmed

Fracking awareness-raising event, Lush cosmetics shop, 30 Cambridge Street, Harrogate HG1 1RX. Details

Sunday 25 June 2017

Fracking awareness-raising event, Lush cosmetics shop, 30 Cambridge Street, Harrogate HG1 1RX. Details

Wednesday 28 June 2017

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

Deadline under planning conditions for work to begin on gas processing plant at Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire. Details

The Energy Exchange hosting The Big Gas, 5:30pm, on Hogan Lovells’ roof top terrace in Central London. Details

Thursday 29 June 2017

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

Meeting of Lancaster Fights Fracking, 7.30pm, The Apothecary, 87 Penny Street, Lancaster  LA1 1XN

Friday 30 June 2017

Expiry of initial terms for: PEDL126 which covers Markwells Wood, West Sussex; PEDL241 where Egdon Resources has permission to drill a well at North Kelsey, Lincolnshire; PEDL253 where there is consent for the Biscathrope-2 oil well.

July 2017

Saturday 1 July 2017

Sheffield Against Fracking at Sharrow Festival, Sheffield. Details 

Tuesday 4 July 2017

The future of the onshore oil and gas industry. Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar. Speakers include: James Clarke, Deputy Head of Shale Gas, BEIS; Ken Cronin, Chief Executive, UKOOG; Mark Ellis-Jones, Project Executive, Onshore Oil & Gas Programme, Environment Agency; and Professor Mike Stephenson, Director of Science and Technology, British Geological Survey. 9am-1pm, central London. Details and to book

Sheffield Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Central United Reformed Church, Chapel Walk, off Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details

Thursday 6 July 2017

What is fracking? Skeptics in the pub meeting, 7.30pm, O’Connells Pub, 29-41 Bedford Street, Middlehaven, Middlesbrough TS1 2LL. Details

Saturday 8 July 2017

Sheffield Against Fracking at Stannington Carnival. Details

Sunday 9 July 2017

Frack Free Doncaster stall at Townfields Gala, Doncaster. Details

Monday 10 July 2017

Start of week-long Campaign Bootcamp, Bore Place, Kent. Details

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Scheduled meeting of Surrey County Council at which Horse Hill planning application (SCC2016/0189) and plans for Bury Hill Wood (SCC Ref 2016/0170 and SCC Ref 2008/0169  may be discussed. To be confirmed. 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. Details

Saturday 22 July 2017

Frack Free South Yorkshire at Sheffield Folk Festival, Endcliffe Park, Sheffield S11 7AB. Details

Sunday 23 July 2017

Frack Free South Yorkshire at Sheffield Folk Festival, Endcliffe Park, Sheffield S11 7AB. Details

Thursday 27 July 2017

Publication of Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 22, 9.30am, gov.uk website. Details

August 2017

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Sheffield Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Central United Reformed Church, Chapel Walk, off Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details

Sunday 13 August

Frack Free Penistone and Stocksbridge at South Yorkshire Festival, 12 noon-5pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley, Sheffield S36 7DB. Details

September 2017

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Sheffield Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Central United Reformed Church, Chapel Walk, off Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details

Thursday 7 September 2017

Deadline under planning conditions for work to start on the West Nash Road site, operated by Sonorex Oil and Gas in Newport. Details

October 2017

Tuesday 3 October 2017

Sheffield Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Central United Reformed Church, Chapel Walk, off Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details

Wednesday 25 October 2017

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

November 2017

Thursday 2 November 2017

Publication of Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 23, 9.30am, gov.uk website. Details

Monday 6 November 2017

UK Environmental Law Association meeting on access to justice and Aarhus, 5.30pm, London. Details

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Sheffield Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Central United Reformed Church, Chapel Walk, off Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details


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