What’s happening this week? 2-8 October 2017

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Art Against Fracking auction on Monday 2 October.

In this week’s listings

  • Exhibitions in Warsop for and against shale gas exploration;
  • “Town hall” meeting to plan fracking research;
  • Court case on Broadford Bridge protests;
  • Green Party co-leader speaking at Preston New Road;
  • Harvest Festival gathering at Kirby Misperton;
  • Fundraising art auction

Plus meetings, presentations, rallies and peace gatherings.

Please let us know (click hereif any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. Listings for the rest of October here

Monday 2 October 2017

Green Mondays event at Preston New Road. Guest speakers:  Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party, and Barbara Richardson, of Frack Free Lancashire.  10am, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, near Blackpool PR4 3PH. Details


United in Silence – Quaker vigil, gathering to mark the start of National Quaker week. 10.30am-11.45am, gates to Broadford Bridge oil exploration, Adversane Lane, Broadford Bridge, near Billingshurst. Details 

Climate and fracking protest and meeting during the Conservative Party Conference, 1pm-6pm, protest at Central Library, St Peter’s Square Manchester M2 5PD followed by meeting at Unison offices, Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1UN. Details


INEOS seismic testing at Harthill near Rotherham, 27 June 2017. Photo: Harthill Against Fracking

INEOS Community Exhibition, 2.30pm-7pm Warsop Ex-servicemen’s Club, Carr Lane, Mansfield NG20 0BN. Details

Alternative anti-fracking exhibition, 2.30pm-7pm, Warsop Town Hall, Church Street, Warsop NG20 0AL. Details and more here

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

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Art auction and opening night of Art Against Fracking, 7pm-9pm, The Whale Tail Cafe, 78a Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XN. Details

Say No to Fracking in Nottinghamshire: October action planning meeting, 7pm-9.30pm, Lincolnshire Poacher, 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR Details

Shirebrook and Langwith anti-fracking group meeting, Jug & Glass Inn, Queen’s Walk, Nether Langwith NG20 9EW. Details

Tuesday 3 October 2017

Green Party co-leader, Jonathan Bartley, due to visit protesters outside Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton fracking site in North Yorkshire. Details

Closing date for evidence to be served on the claimants in the INEOS injunction case, 4pm, the High Court, 7 Rolls Building, Fetter Lane, London EC4N 1NL. Details

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

171002 km harvest supperHarvest Festival gathering for prayer, celebration, singing, music and dancing followed by harvest supper, 6.30pm, entrance to Third Energy well site, Habton Road, Kirby Misperton YO17 6XS. Details

Clay Cross anti-fracking meeting, Charlie’s Bar, 4 Thanet Street, Clay Cross S45 9JR. Details and more here

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Scheduled date of case of campaigners charged over lock-on protests outside the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site. 10am, Brighton Magistrates Court, Edward Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 0LG


Season of Creation: Peaceful assembly for our world gathering, organised the the Catholic Climate Movement, 11am, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PE followed by procession to entrance of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site.. Contact for details: rfturn@hotmail.com

Town hall meeting to discuss challenges of a new £8m research programme on Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System: Environmental & Socio-economic impacts and processes. Details

Keep on walking and talking, after-school walk to Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton, 3.30pm, leaving from the village playpark. Details

Frack Free Lancashire meeting, 7pm, Maple Farm Community Hub, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PE.

Harthill Against Fracking public meeting, Harthill Village Hall, Winney Hill, Harthill S26 7YL. Details 

Thursday 5 October 2017

Eckington Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Eckington Miners’ Welfare, Pipeyard Lane, Eckington S21 4FA. Details

Friday 6 October 2017

Live stream tour of Cuadrilla’s shale gas exploration site at Preston New Road, Lancashire. 2pm-3pm, to register and submit questions from 9am go to: http://pnrlive.co.uk/

Saturday 7 October 2017

Information stall by Frack Free South Yorkshire, 10am-2.30pm, Clay Cross. Details

Are We Going to be Fracked?  Frack Free South Yorkshire hour-long session on fracking to Bakewell Quakers’ Green Day, 11.30am-12.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Chapel Lane, Bakewell DE45 1EL. Details

Art Against Oil – Leith Hill anti-fracking picnic and workshop. 12 noon-3pm, The Nower park, off Coldharbour Lane, Dorking. Details

Anti-fracking fundraiser, 8pm-12 midnight, The Assembly Rooms, High Street, Glastonbury BA6 9DU. Details

Frack Free Yeovil gig, 9pm-1am, The 94 Club, 94 Middle Street, Yeovil BA20 1TY. Details

2 replies »

  1. “Quakers say keep fossil fuels in the ground” – sorry but for every kilowatt of wind or solar electricity we rely on for electricity production we will need an equally large reliable back-up source to cover windless nights when there will be practically zero renewables. Those periods may be early evening in February when national electricity demand is at it’s highest – about 50gb. Nuclear, coal, wood chips, hydro, wave power – you work out the practicality of each over the next couple of decades and the costs in terms of finance, environment and energy security. At the moment I suspect there is no alternative but for fossil fuels to play a part in our core electricity production.

  2. Just to note that the Guardian reports tha about 6% of gas used in the UK comes from Qatar, the same paper says that in Qatar “Islam is the official religion and only Muslims are permitted to worship publicly. Those who convert from Islam risk banishment, violence and death.”. I find it morally repugnant that Quaker demonstrators should campaign against the development of home produced gas while presumably benefitting from imported gas in their own homes. The issues of UK energy production are about balancing three factors, environmental concerns, cost, and security of supply.

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