Diary

What’s happening this week? 15-21 May 2017

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In this week’s listing: Public meeting on INEOS drilling plans at Harthill, seven screenings of The Bentley Effect, direct action training, court hearing on resident’s challenge to reopening of Roseacre Wood public inquiry and delivery of a letter about Preston New Road protests to Lancashire’s chief constable. Plus debates, information events and deadlines.

For details of events in the rest of May and beyond, please click here Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included.


Monday 15 May 2017

Trial of photographer Peter Yankowski-Walker on obstruction charges following an anti-fracking protest in Bolton. 10am, Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court, Crown Square, Manchester M60 1PR. Details

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 Details

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

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

Non-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 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

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