What’s happening this week? 24-30 April 2017

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BY RUTH HAYHURST ON APRIL 23, 2017
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In this week’s listings: the Tour de Frack cycle ride from Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in Lancashire to Third Energy’s site at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire. Plus 30 other meetings, rallies, performances and key dates.

Monday 24 April 2017

Bolton Diggers

Wigan and Bolton Diggers visit Preston New Road, free transport, 8am-2pm, Bolton – Atherton – Hindley – Wigan – Preston New Road. Details and booking information

What the Frack? Theatre production by Activising for Change, telling the stories of people in the UK rising to the challenges of the fracking industry. 7.30pm-8.30pm, the corn Exchange, 126a High Street, Biggar, South Lanarkshire ML12 6DL.

Keep Wiltshire Frack Free April meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, Social Club, 24 Stallards Street, Newtown, Trowbridge, BA14 9AJ.

Public meeting on fracking, organised by Kilsyth and Villages Community Forum, 7.30pm, St Patrick’s Primary School, Backbrae Street, Kilsyth, Glasgow G65 0NA. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB.

Tuesday 25 April 2017

EADeadline for comments in Environment Agency consultation on variation of environmental permit for Cuadrilla’s site at Balcombe. Link to consultation web page.

Holy landlady and her reckless (fracking) tenant. Presentation by Chandra Vemury, who arbitrates on behalf of the planet and makes the case for a tenancy agreement between the planet (as landlady) and the human race (as tenants). Exploration for fracking will be challenged, the publicity says. 6pm-8pm, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley TS1 3BX.

Keep East Lancashire Frack Free Meeting, 7pm, The Old Library, Colne Road, Burnley BB10 1LL.

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB.

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB.

Harthill Against Fracking meeting, 7pm-10pm, Harthill Village Hall lounge, Winney Hill, Harthill, Sheffield, S26 7YL

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB.

Thursday 27 April 2017

Tour de frack

Tour de Frack cycle ride. Cyclists set off on a 120 mile cycle ride from Preston New Road in Lancashire to Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire. They are raising money for Preston New Road Action Group and Kirby Misperton Protection Camp. Departing Maple Farm 10.30am, passing Preston New Road 11am, Ribchester 1pm, Whalley 1.40pm, Colne 3.55pm, Silsden 5.05pm, Ikley 5.35pm, Askwith 6.05pm and arriving Otley 6.20pm.

Expected date for the issue of Angus Energy’s first tranche of NEX bonds.

 

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB.

Frack Free Ashfield monthly meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, The Regent (Weatherspoons pub), Diamond Ave, Kingsway, Kirkby in Ashfield NG17 7BQ.

Marsh lane fundraiser Friday 28 April 2017

No Faith in Fracking, 9am-3pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE.

Tour de Frack cycle ride departing Otley 7.30am, and passing through Spofforth 9am, Easingwold, 10.40am, Hovingham (12.20pm), passing Slingsby, Amotherby (1.15pm), Great Barugh (1.30pm) and arriving at the Kirby Misperton Protection Camp (2.20pm).

Live music anti-fracking fundraiser with Jim Ghedi & Toby Hay Live, 7pm-10pm, Marsh Lane Community Hall, Main Road, Marsh Lane, nr Sheffield S21 5RH.

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB.

Saturday 29 April 2017

Solidarity Saturday, organised by Residents Action on Fylde Fracking, 10am-2pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, near Little Plumpton, PR4 3PE.

Frack Free team at Notts TUC May Day rally, including speech by Paul Frost, of Frack Free Mansfield. 10.30am-1.30pm, Mansfield Civic Centre, Chesterfield Rd South, Mansfield NG19 7BH.

Campaign organisers training, Sheffield. Organised by Friends of the Earth. 10am-5pm, CPRE/Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, Victoria Hall, 37 Stafford Road, Sheffield S2 2SF.

Trump & May Climate Disaster: Rise up event, 11.30am-2pm, Old Palace Yard/Westminster Bridge, London SW1.

Don’t frack the north rally, 1pm-2pm, Tudor Square, Sheffield S1 2LA.

Weekly gathering in Billingshurst, 2pm-4pm, next to Blacksmith’s Arms, corner of Adversane Lane and A29, West Sussex RH14 9JH. Contact keepbillingshurstfrackfree@mail.com for more details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB.

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB.
Sunday 30 April 2017

Campaign organisers training, Sheffield. Organised by Friends of the Earth. 10am-5pm, CPRE/Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, Victoria Hall, 37 Stafford Road, Sheffield S2 2SF.

Bolton Against Fracking spirit awareness event, 10am, Spirit of Sport Roundabout, Macron Stadium, Burnden Way, Bolton BL6 6JW.

Drilling on your doorstep, public meeting, hosted by Sue Jameson, with speakers Tom Broughton, Peter Edmunds, Nicola Peel, Professor David Smyth and Kia Turner, 7pm-9pm, Pulborough Village Hall, Swan View, Lower Street, Pulborough RH20 2BF.

Frack Free Totnes film night, 7pm-9pm, Royal Seven Stars Hotel, The Plains, Totnes TQ9 5DD.

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