Diary

What’s happening this week? 8-14 May 2017

What the frack

In this week’s listing: two theatre shows about fracking, the first screenings in a UK tour of The Bentley Effect and a direct action training weekend, plus meetings, information events and an INEOS exhibition at Harthill. Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. 

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

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

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

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

4 replies »

  1. I saw Fracked ! in Brighton and recommend it highly. Very funny and the issues are well set out. Judging from the audience’s reaction, a lot of people agreed.

    • Well I don’t suppose the audience were pro-fracking before the event, do you. By the way, how was the theatre heated? I don’t really agree with the content, maybe I should chain myself to the doors and stop people attending, because I claim moral superiority.

  2. The BBC report that the Conservatives are pinching Milliband’s policy on energy by saying….

    “Under the Conservative proposal, industry watchdog Ofgem would set a cap for the default standard variable tariffs, which are often criticised as bad deals for consumers by industry watchdogs”

    Basically if the government want to intervene in this way then they’ll probably going to be careful not to get in the way of increasing onshore supply.

  3. Just a note to say that at time of writing, 11.45am Sunday 14th, low carbon energy sources, solar, wind, wood chip, nuclear, and French hydro, are currently (sic) generating nearly 70% of our electricity supply. Coal 0%. Nice windy, sunny day.

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