Diary

Events diary – April 2019 and beyond

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Quaker meeting outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site near Blackpool, 29 March 2019. Photo: Ros Wills

Events in April 2019 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning

  • Seminar on next steps for unconventional oil and gas in the UK
  • Ruling in appeal against Ineos injunction
  • Parliamentary meeting on seismicity regulations
  • UKOG and Union Jack annual general meetings
  • Fossil fools day street party
  • Groundswell climate change event
  • Fundraisers
  • Campaign planning

This page is regularly updated with new events. Click here to let us know if you would like us to include an event or if any of the details are wrong.


Monday 1 April 2019

Fighting Fracking on Fossil Fools Day. Street party outside IGas shale gas site at Springs Road, Misson, north Nottinghamshire.

Tuesday 2 April 2019

Climate protesters tell Scottish parliament ‘we’re running out of time’. Rally outside Holyrood. 12.30pm-1.45pm, outside the front of the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh  EH99 1SP.

All Party Parliamentary Group on shale gas meeting on seismicity regulations and the traffic light system. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7.30pm, Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details

Frack Free Yeovil general meeting. 7pm-9.30pm, Yeovil. Details and contact information for venue

Wednesday 3 April 2019

Scheduled hand-down of ruling in appeal by Joe Corre and Joe Boyd against injunction granted to Ineos over anti-fracking protests. 10.30am, Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London

Thursday 4 April 2019

natascha engelNext steps for the unconventional oil and gas market in the UK. Meeting organised by Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum. Includes speakers from the Environment Agency, consultancies, British Geological Survey, UKOOG and the shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel (right). 9am-1pm, central London Agenda and details

Start of trial of two people involved in an 81-hour lock-on protest outside Tinker Lane in November 2018. Mansfield Magistrates Court, Rosemary Street Mansfield NG19 6EE. Time to be confirmed

Monday 8 April 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Union Jack Oil plc general meeting. 11am, Osborne Clarke offices, 2 Temple Back East, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6EG. Details

Frack Free Notts monthly action planning meeting. 7pm-9.30pm, Lincolnshire Poacher, 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR. Details

Wednesday 10 April 2019

Protest walk along the footpath next to Third Energy’s KM8 well site followed by afternoon tea. 1pm-4pm, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire. Details

Thursday 11 April 2019

UKOG annual general meeting. 11am, 8th Floor, The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EW. Details

Friday 12 April 2019

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Climate global strike. More details to come

Preston Youth Strike for Climate. 10am-1pm, Preston railway station, Fishergate, Preston PR1 8AP, Lancashire. Details

March for the Climate – Sheffield Strike 3. 11am-2pm, Assemble at Devonshire Green House, Devonshire Green, Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield S37, followed by march and rally at Sheffield Town Hall. Details

Strike4Climate/3. 11am-1pm, Top of Guildford High Street, Surrey. Details

Fundraising concert for Frack Free Ryedale by Pickering signer/songwriter David Swann. 8pm, Hovingham Village Hall, Main St, Hovingham York YO62 4JY. tickets £10 from 01347 878536 or accordsing@yahoo.com

Sunday 14 April 2019

Silent protest about youth concerns about fracking. Organised by UK Youth Climate Coalition. 2.30pm-5pm, Parliament Square, London SW1A. Details

Monday 15 April 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Dr Dan Bailey, from the political economy centre at Manchester University. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Extinction Rebellion Day. Plans for a march, drummers and morris dancers. Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Friends of the Earth anti-fracking network meeting. 7pm-10pm, Maltby CDT, Blyth Road, Maltby S66 8JD. Details and to register

190417 Frack Free BarlboroughFrack Free Barlborough public meeting. 7.30pm, Barlborough Miners Welfare, 1 California Ln, Barlborough, Chesterfield S43 4EZ.

Thursday 18 April 2019

Pre-inquiry meeting for Ineos appeal against refusal of permission for exploratory shale gas site at Woodsetts. 10am, The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE. Details

Friday 19 April 2019

Good Friday Rivington Walk organised by Bolton Against Fracking. Meet at 11am Chorley Old Road/Georges Lane, Rivington BL6 6RT or at 11.30am at Wilders Wood car park, Georges Lane, Rivington. Details

Monday 22 April 2019

Misson Springs solidarity day. Music, speakers, cake to highlight Paris Agreement on climate change. From 10am, Misson Springs shale gas exploration site, Misson, Nottinghamshire DN10 6ET. Details

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Nottinghamshire County Council planning meeting on Rufford Hills Farm mine methane scheme. 10.30am, County Hall, Loughborough Road, Nottingham NG2 7QP. Details  

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Coal Aston and Dronfield Against Fracking meeting. 7.15pm-9pm, Gosforth Lodge, Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP. Details

Thursday 25 April 2019

Finance district disruption – the Minsky Moment. Non-violent civil disobedient swarming of the roads of the City of London to hold the financial industry to account for climate change. 7.30am. Details

Friday 26 April 2019

Clay Cross Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7pm-8pm, Pilsley Village Hall, Peartree Road, Pilsley, Chesterfield S45 8HU. Details

Saturday 27 April 2019

Groundswell London. Friends of the Earth event looking at solutions to climate change. 10.15am-5.30pm, Amnesty International UK, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA. Details and to book

SNP Spring conference. Motion expected to call for a ban on fracking. 10am-4.30pm Saturday 27 April-Sunday 28 April 2019, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EE. Details

Earth Day Climate Protest. Midday-4pm, rally in Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1. Details

Sunday 28 April 2019

SNP Spring conference. Motion expected to call for a ban on fracking. 10am-4.30pm Saturday 27 April-Sunday 28 April 2019, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EE. Details

Monday 29 April 2019

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Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Jem Bendell (pictured left), Professor of Sustainability Leadership, at Cumbria University. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Tuesday 30 April 2019

House of Commons oral questions on business, energy and industrial strategy. 11.30am, Westminster, London SW1. Details

Frack Free Yeovil General Meeting. 7pm-9.30pm, Yeovil. Details of venue

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Wednesday 1 May 2019

Sheffield Green Parents protest planning meeting. 10am-11.30am, Unity Yoga Sheffield, 150-153 Carver House, Sheffield S1 4FS. Details

Opposition day debate on climate emergency. About 12.40pm, House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1. Details

Frack Free Sherwood Forest and Edwinstowe Group. 7.30pm, Suite 2, Old Station, High Street, Edwinstowe NG21 9HS.

190501 HAF meeting

Harthill Against Fracking public meeting. 7pm, Peregrine Centre, Peregrin Way, Harthill S26 7UP.

Thursday 2 May 2019

Tour de Yorkshire. Scheduled unveiling of Team Ineos kit. Stage 1: Doncaster-Selby. Details

On yer bike Ineos. Protest against Ineos as it unveils Team Ineos kit on the first day of the Tour de Yorkshire. 10am-2pm, Doncaster Markets, Doncaster, DN1 1NF. Details

Friday 3 May 2019

Tour de Yorkshire. Stage 2: Barnsley-Bedale. Details

Saturday 4 May 2019

Tour de Yorkshire. Stage 3: Bridlington-Scarborough. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking stall at Barlborough Hall Country Festival. 11am-10pm, Barlborough Hall Country Festival, Park Street, Barlborough S43 4ES. Details

Sunday 5 May 2019

Tour de Yorkshire. Stage 4: Halifax-Leeds. Details

Monday 6 May 2019

Chesterfield May Day. Assembles at 10.30am at Chesterfield Town Hall, followed by march at 11am. Rally in New Square at 11.45pm. speakers due to include: John McDonnell MP. Mosborough Against Fracking and Clay Cross Against Fracking stalls at the event. Details

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Anti-fracking prayer meeting at Ineos proposed shale gas site in Woodsetts, south Yorkshire. Organised by Chris Sadler, of St George’s Church, Woodsetts, 6.30pm, shale gas site, off Dinnington Road, Woodsetts. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7.30pm, Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details

Thursday 9 May 2019

Release of latest results of BEIS Wave 29 public attitudes tracker survey. 9.30am. Website

Scheduled start of trial of first two protesters arrested outside Egdon Resources’ Biscathorpe site. Time and venue to be confirmed

Travels with my red bag: an illustrated talk by Barbara Hickman. 7pm-9.30pm, Worsley Arms Hotel, High Street, Hovingham YO62 4LA. Details Donations for Frack Free Ryedale

Where are we with climate change? Free talk by researcher and writer, Nikki Jones. 7.30pm, Bath Brew House, 14 James Street West, Bath BA1 2BX. Details

Frack Free Misson meeting. 7.30pm, Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, Doncaster DN10 6EB.

Saturday 11 May 2019

Festival of Debate: Our Planet Hub Day. Speakers include David Burley, of Frack Free South Yorkshire. 11.30am-5pm, Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre Street, Sheffield S1 4QZ. Details

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West Newton-A well site, East Yorkshire, April 2019. Photo: West Newton Gateway to the Gasfields

West Newton Community day. 1pm-7pm, Pipers Lane, near Marton, East Yorkshire HU11 5DF. Details

Frack Free Bingo. Fundraising bingo, raffle, refreshments. 7pm, Birchfield Community Centre, Birchfield Road, Yeovil BA21 5RL. Details 

Monday 13 May 2019

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Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Amelia Womack, deputy-leader of the Green Party. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Tuesday 14 May 2019

IGas Annual General Meeting. Details to be confirmed

Thursday 16 May 2019

Free talk: Global Energy Trends. 7.30pm-10pm, Bath Brew House, 14 James Street West, Bath BA1 2BX. Details

Saturday 18 May 2019

Regional Strategy Meeting. 10am, The Wesley Centre, Blyth Road, Maltby, Rotherham S66 8JD. Details

Groundswell Darlington. Friends of the Earth event looking at solutions to climate change. 10.15am-5.30pm, Darlington Friends Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7NB. Details and to book

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Earthquakes and unconventional drilling in the Weald Basin. Talk by David Smythe, emeritus professor of geophysics, University of Glasgow. 7pm-8.30pm, Beare Green Village Hall, Beare Green, Dorking RH5 4RD. Details and flier above

Unfractured – fight with your whole heart. Free screening of documentary about the work of Sandra Steingraber, with Q&A with the producer and director, Chanda Chevannes. 7pm, Kirkbymoorside Methodist Hall, Main Street, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6DQ. Details

Monday 20 May 2019

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Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Fracking shale for oil and gas: a technical lecture. Event by the Manchester retired members group of the IET. 6.30pm-8.30pm, Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester M1 3BB. Details

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Expected date of Surrey County Council planning committee at which Horse Hill application for additional wells and long-term production will be discussed. 10.30am, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. Details

Thursday 23 May 2019

Free talk on UK Energy Policy. 7.30pm-10pm, Bath Brew House, 14 James Street West, Bath BA1 2BX. Details

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Coal Aston and Dronfield Against Fracking meeting. 7.15pm-9pm, Gosforth Lodge, Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP. Details

Saturday 1 June 2019

Groundswell Manchester. Friends of the Earth event looking at solutions to climate change. 10.15am-5.30pm, Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD. Details

Sunday 2 June 2019

Non-violent Direct Action training for trainers. 12 noon, University of Manchester Students’ Union, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR. Details

Rupert ReadMonday 3 June 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Rupert Read (pictured left), founder and chair of the Green House think-tank and reader in philosophy at University of East Anglia. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3P3.

Tuesday 4 June 2019

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7.30pm, Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details

Saturday 8 June 2019

Groundswell Birmingham. Friends of the Earth event looking at solutions to climate change. 10.15am-5.30pm, Birmingham Voluntary Service Council, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DR. Details and to book

Sunday 9 June 2019

Stand up for your planet. Event by Peak District Against Fracking for people to link arms along the Mam Tor ridgeline in the Peak District. Gather from 4.15pm for a short walk, Mam Tor, Derbyshire S33 8WA. Details

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Kate Hudson

Monday 10 June 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Kate Hudson, general secretary of CND and media officer for Left Unity. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Scheduled opening date of public inquiry into Ineos plans for Woodsetts. 10am, The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE. The inquiry is scheduled to last eight days, not sitting on Mondays.  Details

Frack Free Misson meeting. 7.30pm, Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, Doncaster DN10 6EB.

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Public inquiry into Ineos plans for Woodsetts. Time to be confirmed, The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE. The inquiry is scheduled to last eight days, not sitting on Mondays.  Details

Thursday 13 June 2019

Public inquiry into Ineos plans for Woodsetts. Time to be confirmed, The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE. The inquiry is scheduled to last eight days, not sitting on Mondays.  Details

Friday 14 June 2019

Public inquiry into Ineos plans for Woodsetts. Time to be confirmed, The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE. The inquiry is scheduled to last eight days, not sitting on Mondays.  Details

Saturday 15 June 2019

Groundswell Bristol. Friends of the Earth event looking at solutions to climate change. 10.15am-5.30pm, Creative Youth Network, Kingswood Estate, 20 Old School House, Britannia Road, Bristol BS15 8D. Details and to book

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Public inquiry into Ineos plans for Woodsetts. Time to be confirmed, The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE. The inquiry is scheduled to last eight days, not sitting on Mondays.  Details

Scheduled hearing at Court of Appeal in appeal against UKOG injunction. Time and location to be confirmed.

UK Onshore Gas and Oil Summit. Birmingham city centre. Details

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Public inquiry into Ineos plans for Woodsetts. Time to be confirmed. The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE. The inquiry is scheduled to last eight days, not sitting on Mondays.  Details

Scheduled hearing at Court of Appeal in appeal against UKOG injunction. Time and location to be confirmed.

UK Onshore Gas and Oil Summit. Birmingham city centre. Details

Thursday 20 June 2019

Public inquiry into Ineos plans for Woodsetts. Time to be confirmed, The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE. The inquiry is scheduled to last eight days, not sitting on Mondays.  Details

Scheduled hearing at Court of Appeal in appeal against UKOG injunction. Time and location to be confirmed.

Marina PrentoulisMonday 24 June 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Marina Prentoulis (pictured right), senior lecturer in media and politics at University of East Anglia. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Coal Aston and Dronfield Against Fracking meeting. 7.15pm-9pm, Gosforth Lodge, Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP. Details

Saturday 29 June 2019

Groundswell Cambridge. Friends of the Earth event looking at solutions to climate change. 10.15am-5.30pm, Cambridge Junction, Cambridge Leisure Park, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX. Details

Thursday 18 July 2019

Release of latest results of BEIS Wave 30 public attitudes tracker survey. 9.30am. Website

Wednesday 31 July 2019

Coal Aston and Dronfield Against Fracking meeting. 7.15pm-9pm, Gosforth Lodge, Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP. Details

Wednesday 28 August 2019

Coal Aston and Dronfield Against Fracking meeting. 7.15pm-9pm, Gosforth Lodge, Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP. Details

Thursday 7 November 2019

Release of results of BEIS Wave 31 public attitudes tracker survey. 9.30am. Website

Thursday 6 February 2020

Release of results of BEIS Wave 32 public attitudes tracker survey. 9.30am. Website

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