Diary

What’s happening this week? 30 April-6 May 2018

180501 Friends of the Earth hearing

Photo: Friends of the Earth

In this week’s listings:

  • Preliminary hearing in the judicial review brought by INEOS and Reach Coal Seam Gas against the Scottish Government – now including Friends of the Earth
  • Second week of public inquiry into INEOS shale gas plans at Harthill
  • Oral evidence to parliamentary inquiry on planning guidance for fracking
  • Fifth week of the United Resistance against fracking at Preston New Road – focusing on art

May 2018 diary coming soon. Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events or if any details are wrong.


Monday 30 April 2018

180430 art and music against fracking

Photo: United Resistance

United Resistance – Week Five Art and Music Against Fracking. Part of 13-week campaign against Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas operations. Live art and free expression. Starting at 7am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Oral evidence session on inquiry by House, Communities and Local Government Select Committee on planning guidance for fracking. Witnesses include Ken Cronin, of UKOOG; Matt Lambert of Cuadrilla; Lynn Calder, INEOS Shale; Chris Hesketh, Frack Free Dudleston; Kia Trainor, CPRE Sussex; Kate Gordon, Friends of the Earth. 4pm, Houses of Parliament, London SW1. Details

Tuesday 1 May 2018

United Resistance – Week Five Art and Music Against Fracking.Part of 13-week campaign against Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas operations. Solidarity through sound. Starting at 7am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

3rd Oil & Gas International Licensing Symposium. The Bentley Hotel, 27-33 Harrington Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 4JX. Details

180424 Harthill 6 DOD

Inquiry into INEOS Shale plans for Harthill. Photo: DrillOrDrop

Public inquiry into INEOS appeal over non-determination of application for shale gas exploration at Harthill. 9.30am, The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, S60 1AE. Details

Procedural hearing in the judicial review by INEOS and Reach Coal Seam Gas against the Scottish Government. Court of Sessions, Edinburgh. Details and listing information

Sheffield Against Fracking Meeting. 7.30pm, Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details

Wednesday 2 May 2018

United Resistance – Week Five Art and Music Against Fracking.Part of 13-week campaign against Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas operations. Do a little dance day. Starting at 7am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

3rd Oil & Gas International Licensing Symposium. The Bentley Hotel, 27-33 Harrington Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 4JX. Details

Public inquiry into INEOS appeal over non-determination of application for shale gas exploration at Harthill. Start time to be confirmed. The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, S60 1AE. Details

Thursday 3 May 2018

United Resistance – Week Five Art and Music Against Fracking.Part of 13-week campaign against Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas operations. Banner making workshop and march. Starting at 7am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

3rd Oil & Gas International Licensing Symposium. The Bentley Hotel, 27-33 Harrington Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 4JX. Details

Public inquiry into INEOS appeal over non-determination of application for shale gas exploration at Harthill. Start time to be confirmed. The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, S60 1AE. Details

Drop-in session on Derbyshire Minerals Local Plan. Opportunity for people to talk to county council officers about the draft plan. 11.30am-6.30pm, Whitworth Centre, Dale Road North, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2EQ Details

Friday 4 May 2018

United Resistance – Week Five Art and Music Against Fracking.Part of 13-week campaign against Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas operations. Circus skills and art exhibition. Starting at 7am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Trial of anti-fracking campaigner. The campaigner was removed from a 2m wooden tower outside the entrance to Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton. 10am York Magistrates Court, Clifford Street, York YO1 9RE. Details

Public inquiry into INEOS appeal over non-determination of application for shale gas exploration at Harthill. Start time to be confirmed. The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, S60 1AE. Details

180504 Gig Against the Rig

Gig Against the Rig – the circus is coming. 8pm-10.30pm, The Plough Inn, Coldharbour, near Dorking RH5 6HD. Details

Saturday 5 May 2018

United Resistance – Week Five Art and Music Against Fracking.Part of 13-week campaign against Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas operations. Live music all day. Starting at 7am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Sunday 6 May 2018

Frack Free South Yorkshire stall at International Workers’ May Day Celebration. 12.30pm-4pm, Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, Sheffield S10 1TD. Details

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