Diary

Drilling diary – May 2017

Bentley effect poster

29 screenings and workshops across the UK for the film about Australian protests against coal seam gas

100 events in May 2017 about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas. Including tours of the film The Bentley Effect and the satire Fracked! Plus deadlines, information events and meetings. 

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. 

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

Publication of report of the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee report Leaving the EU: negotiation priorities for energy and climate change policy

Presentation of change.org anti-fracking petition to MSP Rona MacKay, 3pm, Scottish Parliament, Holyrood. Link to petition

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.

Superintendent Richard Robertshaw, silver commander for policing operation at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, is taking questions , 7pm-8pm, Fylde Police Facebook page

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

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

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

Lancashire Nanas and Preston New Road campaigners due to visit Leith Hill Protection Camp, 3pm, Coldharbour Lane, near Coldharbour, Surrey

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

Are We Going to be Fracked? Public meeting, 7pm, Mexborough Athletic Club, New Oxford Road, Mexborough S64 0JL. Details

Inaugural Warsop anti-fracking action meeting, 7pm-9pm, The Plough Inn, Church Street, Market Warsop, Nottinghamshire NG20 0AR. Details

Fylde Labour Fylde Politics in the Pub, 7.30pm-10.30pm, Bell and Bottle, Blackpool Road, Newton with Scales, Preston PR4 3RJ. Details

Surrey Divestment Evening, 7.30pm, Burgundy & Black coffee bar, St Mary’s Walk, Dorking RH4 1UT. Details

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

INEOS Shale public information event about plans for a vertical well of Common Road in Harthill. 2pm-7.30pm, village hall, Winney Hill, Harthill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S26 7YL. Details

Screening of The Bentley Effect, 6pm-9pm, Room 243, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU. 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

Anti-fracking direct action training, organised by Reclaim the Power and delivered by Seeds for Change and Green and Black Cross, Hebden Bridge. Continues on Saturday 13 May and Sunday 14 May Details and application

Saturday 13 May 2017

Clean up our councils. Kick out fossil fuel investments. Events 11am-5pm, London. Details

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.com for more details

New Orleans-style marching jazz band funeral parade by Fossil Free Hastings and Don’t Frack with Sussex calling on East Sussex County Council to disinvest in oil, coal and gas. 1pm, Butlers Gap, George Street, Hastings Old Town. Details

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

What the Frack, youth-written theatre about fracking in the UK, 7.30pm-8.30pm, City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX. 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 Change 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

Frack Free Bridlington and Villages information event, 2pm public exhibition, followed by 2.45pm presentation by Frack Free East Yorkshire, Rudston Village Hall, Marton Lane, Rudston YO25 4UZ. Details

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

Monday 15 May 2017

The Low Carbon Liverpool Debate, 6pm-8pm, Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool L69 3DR. Details and link to tickets. Details

Public meeting about INEOS plans at Harthill, with representatives of INEOS Shale: Tom Pickering (Operations Director), Lynn Calder (Commercial Director), Peter Reilly and Gordon Grant (Community Relations). Parishoners only to ensure there is capacity in the village hall. 7pm, Harthill Village Hall, Winney Hill, Harthill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S26 7YL. Details

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

Let’s get fracking serious information night, 7pm-8.30pm, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY. 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

Talking Fracking. A public meeting on the Scottish Government’s consultation by Bridge of All Community Council, 6.30pm, the Allan Centre, Fountain Road, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4AT. Details

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, 7pm, 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

Meeting of representatives of local anti-fracking groups, Halsall Memorial Hall, Halsall Rd, Halsall, Ormskirk L39 8RN

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Swap work for work – show of unity: protest at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, Little Plumpton, PR4 3PE. Details 

Hearing at the High Court in Manchester of Jules Burton’s request for a statutory challenge to the decision by the Secretary of State, Sajid Javid, to open the public inquiry on fracking at Roseacre Wood. From 10.30am, Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street West, Manchester, M60 9JD.

Stop trampling on our freedom to protest. Anti-fracking campaigners will hand a letter to the incoming Chief Constable of Lancashire, Andy Rhodes, 1pm-2pm, Kirkham Police Station, Freckleton Street, Kirkham, near Preston PR4 2SP. Details

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

Community response to fracking workshop, led by three activists from Australia, 12.30pm-5pm, Drummond Library Room G.10, High School Yards [far corner, inner quad], 12 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH10 4SN. Details and to register

Extraordinary meeting of Ryedale District Council at which a motion will be debated on appointing a minerals expert to represent the council at the forthcoming examination in public of the region’s minerals plan. 3.30pm, Council Chamber, Ryedale House,Old Malton Road, Malton YO17 7HH Details

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

Frack Free Ashfield meeting: Basic introduction to fracking plus a film screening and a Q&A session, 7.30pm-9pm, Hucknall Town Football Club
Watnall Road , Hucknall, Nottingham NG15 6EY

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

Fancy dress Friday, 100% fracking madness Mat Hatters Tea Party, 8.30am-5pm, Preston New Road, Blackpool PR4 2PR

Screening of The Bentley Effect 6.30pm-10pm, Findhorn Community Theatre, The Park, Findhorn, Forres IV36 3TZ. Details

What the Frack, youth-written theatre about fracking in the UK, 7.30pm-8.30pm, North Kessock Village Hall, Marine Park, North Kessock, Inverness IV1 3XS. Details

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

Frack Free Pickering at the Pickering Game and Country Fair, Scampston Hall, North Yorkshire YO17 8NG. Details of the fair

Grassroots energy collaboration workshop for campaigners fighting pollution, extractive energy and fuel poverty, covering networking, objectives and joint working. 10am-4.30pm, Friends of the Earth office, 1st Floor, The Printworks, 139 Clapham Road, London SW9 0HP. Details and to book

Anti-fracking flash mob and beach art events hosted by Frack Free Exmoor, Quantocks and Sedgemoor and Frack Free North Somerset, 11am-4pm, Burnham and Highbridge Community Association, 5 Berrow Road, Burnham On Sea, TA8 2ET. 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

Sunday 21 May 2017

direct action training imageNon-violence protest and direct action training workshop facilitated by Greenpeace volunteers. 10.30am-5.30pm, Solaris Centre, Harrowside, New South Promenade
Blackpool FY4 1RW. Email PeacefulProtestTraining@gmail.com to book your place by Wednesday 17 May

Frack Free Pickering at the Pickering Game and Country Fair, Scampston Hall, North Yorkshire YO17 8NG. Details of the fair

Frack Free Bridlington and Villages information event, 2pm public exhibition, 2.45pm question and answer session and planning meeting, Rudston Village Hall, Marton Lane, Rudston YO25 4UZ. Details

Screening of The Bentley Effect and workshop, 3pm-6pm, Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EE

Monday 22 May 2017

Launch of Green Party manifesto.

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

Meet the Blackpool and Fylde Green Party Candidates. Discussion with anti-fracking campaigner Tina Rothery and fellow candidates Duncan Royle, Ruth Norbury and John Warnock. 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

Anti-fracking? From Yorkshire? Let’s make summer plans. Reclaim the Power and Frack Free Leeds event. 7pm-9pm, the Victoria Hotel, 28 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3DL 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

Blackpool Greenpeace monthly meeting, 8pm-10pm, Waterloo Pub, Waterloo Road, Blackpool FY4 2AF. Details

Wednesday 24 May 2017

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

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

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

Knitting Grannies against Unconventional Gas gathering outside Scottish Parliament to knit beanies for babies in the Neo Natal Unit at NHS Forth Valley. This is near a number of coal bed methane wells proposed to be drilled by Dart Energy. 12 noon-2pm, Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh EH99 1SP. Details

Workshop by The Bentley Effect filmmakers and activists, 11.30am-5.30pm:Bureau Centre for the Arts, 25 Victoria Street, Blackburn

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, 6pm-9pm, Bureau Centre for the Arts, 25 Victoria Street, Blackburn. Details

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

What the Frack, youth-written theatre about fracking in the UK, 7.30pm-8.30pm, Newbold House, Newbold Trust, 111 St Leonards Road, Forres IV36 2RE. Details

Frack Free Ashfield monthly meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, note new venue: Duke of Wellington, Church Lane, Kirkby in Ashfield.

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

No faith in fracking event organised by Accrington Faith Partnership, 9am-6pm, Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Photo opportunity with Simon Clough and Ian Gaillard, organisers of the Australian social movement featured in The Bentley Effect. 9.30am, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 2PR

A E Yates petition hand in, 10.30am, A E Yates Ltd, Cranfield Road, Lostock Industrial Estate, Lostock, Bolton BL6 4SB. Details

Film screening and discussion. Awake: A dream from Standing rock, 5.30pm-8pm, Unite offices, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN. Details

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

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

Workshop by The Bentley Effect filmmakers and activists,  9.30am-2.30pm, Central Methodist Hall, Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JQ

Reclaim the Power national gathering, begins 10am, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Blackpool PR4 3PE. Continues on Sunday 28 May 2017. Details

Frack Free South Yorkshire at Trades Council rally, 11am, All Saints Square, Rotherham S60 1PW. Details

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

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

Sunday 28 May 2017

Reclaim the Power national gathering, 10am-4pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

The Bentley Effect – non-violent direct action and strategy workshop, 1.30pm-5.30pm, Friends Meeting House, 189 St George’s Road, Preston PR1 6NQ. Details

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

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

Screening of The Bentley Effect, 6.30pm-9.30pm: Village hall, Pottergate, Gilling East, YO62 4JJ. Details

Wednesday 31 May 2017

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

Divest from fossil fuels events to encourage the Church of England to divest from ExxonMobil. Demonstration outside Exxon’s Fawley refinery, meet 6am for 6.30am start in field next to Fawley Church SO45 1SQ. Time to Cycle bike ride between the refinery and Salisbury Cathedral, departing 9.30am from field next to Fawley Church. Vigil outside Salisbury Cathedral, meet 4pm outside the High Street (north) entrance to Cathedral Close. Details

Anti-fracking campaigners from the Netherlands visit Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site, 10am, meeting at Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little PLumpton PR4 3PE. Details

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

Screening of The Bentley Effect, 6.30pm-9pm: The Feathers Hotel, Market Place Helmsley, York Y062 5BH-The Feathers Hotel, Market Place Helmsley, York Y062 5BH. Details

General Election hustings organised by Horsham Churches Together, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Brighton Road Baptist Church, Brighton Road, Horsham RH13 5BD. Details

June 2017

Thursday 1 June 2017

Kirby Misperton traffic notice 170517

Speed limit of 30mph comes into force on Habton Road, Kirby Misperton, for work at Third Energy’s shale gas site.

Lancaster Uni goes to Preston New Road, 9.15am, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, Little Plumpton, Blackpool FY4 5JS. Details or Facebook event

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

Screening of The Bentley Effect, 6pm-9pm: Scarborough Library Vernon Rd, Scarborough YO11 2NN. Details

Take action to stop fracking. Direct action meeting organised by Reclaim the Power, 7.30pm-10.30pm, The Red Lion, 109 Charles Street, Sheffield S1 2ND. 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

Screening of The Bentley Effect, 7pm, Pickering Community Junior School, Middleton Road, Pickering YO18 8AJ. 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

Green and Black Cross legal observer training course, 1pm-5pm, Scarborough Railway Club, railway station forecourt, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1TN. Details

Screening of The Bentley Effect, 7pm-9pm: Friends of the Earth Basecamp, Castleton Youth Hostel, Castleton, Derbyshire

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

Screening of The Bentley Effect, 6.30pm-10pm: Sacred Sound Healing & Arts Centre, Intake Business Park, Kirkland Avenue, Mansfield, Notts NG18 5QP. Details

Monday 5 June 2017

Screening of The Bentley Effect, 7pm-10pm: Old Town Hall (behind The Bell Hotel) 46 Market Place, Driffield YO25 6AN

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

Preliminary hearing for four people arrested at a protest outside A E Yates depot in Bolton on 5 May 2017. Time tbc, Magistrates Court, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL1 1UA Details

Screening of The Bentley Effect, 6.30pm-7.30pm: Totnes-Civic Hall, Civic Square, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5QH

Join the fracking resistance this summer – London information evening, hosted by Reclaim the Power, 7pm-9pm, Portland Hall lecture room, Lower Ground, University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London W1W 7UW. Details

Book launch of Frackopoly and discussion with the author, Wenonah Haunter, Mystery Tea House, 7pm-9pm, 23 Cannon Street, Preston, PR1 3NR. Details

OGG Tuesday lecture on shale gas and fracking by Professor Mike Stephenson of the British Geological Survey. 7.30pm-9pm, Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3AN. Details

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

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Shale Oil & Gas – Risk Management and Mitigation Conference, part of the second annual Shale Gas Exploration and Exploitation Induced Risks (SHEER) meeting, Blackpool. Details

Screening of The Bentley Effect, 6pm-10pm: Clevedon Community Centre 2 Princess Road, Clevedon BS21 7SZ Details

Thursday 8 June 2017

General election

Screening of The Bentley Effect, 7pm-10.30pm: The Hive Dalston, 260-264 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4DG. Details

pirates of Preston New RoadFriday 9 June 2017

The Pirates of Preston New Road Plunder Party, 8am-6pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 2PR. Details

Fighting fracking in the US and the UK. Meeting with speakers Wenonah Hauter, author of Frackopoly, and local residents 7.30pm-9.30pm, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET. Details

Saturday 10 June 2017

Grassroots energy collaboration workshop for campaigners fighting pollution, extractive energy and fuel poverty, covering networking, objectives and joint working. 10am-4.30pm, Kuumba, African Arts and Community Resource Centre, 20 Hepburn Road, Bristol BS2 8UD. Details

Grassroots energy collaboration workshop for campaigners fighting pollution, extractive energy and fuel poverty, covering networking, objectives and joint working., 10am-4.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT. Details

Anti-fracking direct action training in Brighton organised by Reclaim The Power, 10am-5pm, Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking stall at Peace in the Park Festival,  12 noon-8pm, Sheffield S3 7PZ Details

Screening of The Bentley Effect, Southampton, time and venue to be confirmed

Sunday 11 June 2017

Direct action workshop by The Bentley Effect activists, 1pm-4pm, Arreton Community Hall, Man Road, Arreton, Isle of Wight PO30 3AD. Details

Screening of The Bentley Effect, Isle of Wight, Arreton Community Centre, PO30 3AD 18:30 – 21:30  Map  Register

Northern Ireland book launch of Frackopoly and discussion with the author, Wenonah Haunter, 7.30pm-9pm, Westville Hotel, 14-20 Tempo Road, Enniskillen, BT74 6HR. Details

Monday 12 June 2017

Norfolk Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7pm-9pm, The Golden Star, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1DD. Details

Frack Free Notts action planning meeting, 7pm-9pm, Lincolnshire Poacher, 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR. Details

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Irish book launch of Frackopoly and discussion with the author, Wenonah Haunter,7.30pm-9pm, Third Space Smithfield, Smithfield Market, Dublin, Ireland 7. 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

Keep Wiltshire Frack Free meeting, 7.30pm, The Organ Inn, 49 High Street, Warminster BA12 9AQ. Details

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

Friday 23 June 2017

Screaming like a baby against fracking – Going down? Fundraising parachute jump, 9.30am-12 noon, Suffolk. Details

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

Manvers walk and rally organised by Frack Free Dearne Valley. More details coming soon.

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Public meeting on fracking, organised by Mike Hill, 7pm, Lowther Pavilion, Lowther Terrace, Lytham St Annes FY8 5QQ  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

Public meeting on fracking, doors open 7pm, for 7.30pm start, Kirkham venue to be confirmed, more details

Thursday 29 June 2017

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

Expected admission date of Angus Energy secured bonds. Details

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 

Coastal protectors – SW regional gathering against fracking, 10am-5pm, Milton Baptist Church, Baytree Road, Weston-Super-Mare, BS22 9HJ. Details

Monday 3 July 2017

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation and public meeting by Frack Free South Yorkshire and Friends of the Earth, Speedwell Rooms, Inkersall Road, Staveley, Derbyshire S43 3JL. 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

Wednesday 5 July

Anti-fracking regional quarterly meeting, organised by Friends of the Earth, 7pm-9pm, CPRE offices, 37 Stafford Road, Sheffield S2 2SF. Details

Sustainable Chard event: informal presentation and discussion on fracking and its implications for Chard and the UK with guest speaker Mike Vickery, of Frack Free Yeovil. 7pm-10pm, Eleos, 28 Fore Street, Chard, Somerset TA20 1PT. 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

Friday 7 July 2017

Not here, not anywhere mas demo/rolling resistance, hosted by Reclaim the Power, 8am-9pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 2PR. 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 confirmedDetails

Monday 17 July 2017

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation and public meeting by Frack Free South Yorkshire and Friends of the Earth, 7pm-9pm, Killamarsh Community Campus, Stanley Street, Killamarsh S21 1EL

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

Re-arranged date for start of trial of Joe Haslam, charged with obstruction on 2 March 2017 at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site. 10am,  Magistrates Court, Chapel Street, Blackpool. Details

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

Friday 4 August 2017

Live music fund-raiser in Eckington. More details to follow

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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