What’s happening this week? 5-11 June 2017

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In this week’s events listing:

  • UK book launch of Frackopoly
  • More screenings of The Bentley Effect
  • Oil and gas conferences
  • Anti-drilling direct action training workshops
  • Fracking information meetings
  • Oxford Geology Group lecture

Plus planning sessions and fundraisers.

Diary for events in the rest of June and beyond here. Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included.

Monday 5 June 2017

Introduction to the oil and gas industry, hosted by MDT International, 9.30am-3pm, London venue. Tickets and details

Bentley effect posterScreening 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

Fracking information evening with INEOS representatives taking questions, 7pm, Edwinstowe Village, Hall, Mansfield Road, Edwinstowe, Mansfield NG21 9NJ. Details and here

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

Oxford Geology Group Tuesday lecture on shale gas and fracking by Professor Mike Stephenson of the British Geological Survey. 7.30pm-9pm, Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford University, 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

Know your rights training, hosted by Bolton Against Fracking, 7pm-9.30pm, Cotton Tree, 15 Prince Street, Halliwell, Bolton, BL1 2NP. Details

Fylde General Election 2017 parliamentary candidate hustings, with all the candidates, except Conservative Mark Menzies. 7pm-8.30pm, venue to be confirmed. Details    CANCELLED

Harthill Against Fracking meeting, 7pm, Peregrin Centre (end of Carver Close, Peregrin Way Sheltered Housing, Peregrin Way, Harthill S26 7UP. Details

Thursday 8 June 2017

General election. DrillOrDrop will report throughout election night as the results come in from key constituencies with interests in fracking and onshore oil and gas.

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

Fundraising fashion show by Eckington Against Fracking, 7.30pm, Eckington Miners Welfare, Pipeyard Lane, S21 4FA. 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

Worldwide Knit in Public/Anti-Frack Solidarity Day events at Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, North Yorkshire including crochet/knit and natter, skill swap workshop and lunch. Details 

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

Green and Black Cross legal observer training course, 1pm-7pm, Scarborough Railway Club, railway station forecourt, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1TN. Details

Frackopoly book tour event, hosted by Friends of the Earth Scotland, with author Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch US. 2pm-4pm, City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX. Details

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

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