Below are a list of events taking place in February, to view them in chronological order click here.
These meetings are an opportunity to hear a presentation about fracking and other unconventional gas developments, the science, bigger picture and the impacts experienced by communities in North America and Australia. It is your chance to ask questions and understand the threats to your community.
Thursday 7th: Public meeting in Midsomer Norton at the Town Hall, 7 – 9pm | With speakers from the Town Council, Frack Off and Frack Free Somerset
Monday 11th: Public Meeting in Chew Magna at the Millennium Village Hall, 7 – 9pm
Wednesday 13th: Public Meeting in Shepton Mallet at the Mendip District Council Chambers, 7 – 9pm | With speakers from Transition Shepton, Frack Off and Frack Free Somerset
Tuesday 19th: Public meeting in Backwell at Backwell School, 7 – 9pm | Organised by Sustainable Backwell and Frack Free Somerset
Wednesday 20th: Public meeting in Radstock at the Working Men’s Club, 7 – 9pm | Organised by Frack Free Somerset with support from Radstock Action Group
Thursday 28th: Public meeting in Blagdon at Blagdon Village Hall 7 – 9pm
FILM SHOWINGS & AWARENESS RAISING EVENINGS
These evenings are an opportunity to watch Gasland and other films, showing the impacts of fracking on communities in the United States and Australia. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and talk to members of Frack Free Somerset about your concerns as well as ways to get involved. Watch a trailer for Gasland below.
Thursday 14th: Film Showing in Keynsham, Venue @67 at 7pm | Organised by Transition Keynsham
Monday 18th: Gasland Film Showing | Bradford on Avon at Quaker Meeting House, Whitehead Lane 7.30 p.m| Organised by Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon with support from Frack Free Somerset
Friday 22nd: Films & awareness at the Key Centre, Frome 7:30 – 9pm | Organised by Frome Anti Fracking
Saturday 2nd: Acoustic Anarcho Punk with Jay from the Inner Terrestrials, acoustic pop punk with Lou from Caves and Olive Anne, folk punk from South Wales | Taking place at the Kebele, 14 Robertson Road, Bristol | 8pm | £5 waged, £3 unwaged suggested donation
OTHER WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Saturday 2nd: Community Resistance to Extreme Energy Workshop | 2 – 6pm at the Kebele, 14 Robertson Road, Bristol | The workshop will look at what ‘extreme energy’ is and place these developments in context of the bigger picture before looking at models of resistance around the world, including examples from the Lock the Gate & Coal Seam Gas Free Communities in Australia. Community resistance in the UK will then be explored as well as next steps for Somerset & the South West, click here for more information. | Organised by Frack Free Somerset, Frack Off and Bristol Rising Tide
Saturday 9th: Frack the World Inc street theatre visit Keynsham Farmer’s Market | Taking place in Ashton Way car park adjacent to Keynsham High Street | Organised by Frome Anti Fracking & Transition Keynsham
Saturday 9th: Frack Free Somerset Stall at Backwell Fairtrade Cafe | Backwell Parish Hall 10.15-12.15 | With Sustainable Backwell
Saturday 16th: Community Action Training | Kebele, 14 Robertson Road, Bristol Bristol at 1.30pm | Civil disobedience has been an important part of resisting extreme energy developments around the world. Learn a variety of techniques for blockades and lock-ons, and how to work together to stay safe on an action | Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are going so that we have an idea of numbers | Organised by Bristol Rising Tide with support from Frack Free Somerset
Sunday 17th: Extreme Energy workshop with Paul Mobbs/The Free Range Network | Time & venue to be confirmed. | This in-depth workshop will be useful for anyone who wants to know more about fracking and extreme energy, looking at the science and the bigger picture | Please email email@example.com if you are interested so we can arrange it for the most convenient location | £5-10 donation
Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th: Earth First Winter Moot in Lancashire | Members from Frack Free Somerset will be attending to meet others organising against fracking and environmental destruction around UK | Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in sharing transport | For more information about the gathering click here
Friday 1st March: It’s a Fracking Nightmare, presentation by Ian R Crane | Tor Leisure Glastonbury at 7.30pm | Organised by Glastonbury Fayres