Creative Actions workshop

Hello all

We’re hosting a free workshop on designing and delivering Creative
Actions, we hope this will be of interest your groups.
Please do share around your groups and networks, all welcome from
fracking and renewables campaigns.

The workshop will cover:
– what is creative action?
– ideas generation
– having a visual impact
– skills to organise and plan
– putting into practice – plan and do a photostunt during the evening

With Anna Vickerstaff, from Friends of the Earth’s activism team and UK Youth Climate Coalition.
Date and time:
Monday 14 November 6.30 – 9 pm (welcome and refreshments from 6pm)
Disability Equality (NW) Ltd, 103 Church Street, Preston PR1 3BS (parking at Preston Bus Station and it’s a few mins walk
from there)
Welcome to turn up on the night but if you know you are coming be great to let me know in advance so we have an idea of numbers:
Many thanks

North West Campaigner, Friends of the Earth

United Against Fracking National Rally

United Against Fracking National Rally


We are holding a massive NATIONAL anti-fracking rally! Join us at Picadilly Gardens, Manchester on 12th November at 11am

Supported by the TUC, the United Against Fracking rally will consist of a march, guest speakers, music and much more. See karaoke video at bottom of page.

Exciting plans are well under way and more details on speakers, sponsors and organisations taking part will emerge daily, but it is vitally important we get as many people to this march as possible.

COACHES will be leaving from:
Blackpool North Railway Station
Preston Holiday Inn
At 9.00am. Dropping off at Piccadilly Gardens (Rally Start)
Picking up between 4.00 – 5.00 (dependent on finish time) from Manchester Cathedral Gardens (Rally Finish)
Price just £5.00 per head
To book your place please e-mail
with you name and contact details. NB Spaces are limited so please book early. Your booking will be confirmed by e-mail
Fares will be collected on the coach

Please bear with us as we update this event as soon as we receive confirmations and further information.

You’ll find the handy karaoke-practice video to play in the background (with words) here:


Lancashire Unite are backing us – anti-fracking conference on Thu 3rd Nov 6.30 – 9.30, Creativity Works, 33 Shepherd Street, Preston, PR1 3UE.


This week.
Wednesday 12th October, 5.45pm.
Simon Bowens (Sheffield & Humber Friends Of the Earth),
Tim Thornton (Frack Free Ryedale),
Asad Rehman (Friends Of the Earth delegate to UN climate negotiations),
Tina Rothery (Frack Free Nana).
Raynor Lounge, Sheffield University Student Union, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2TN





IMPORTANT – the date is NOT CONFIRMED as it will be the FIRST SATURDAY after the decision about fracking in Lancashire is announced. Whatever day that comes (on or before 6 Oct) – it will be on the very next Saturday. It could even be as soon as 1st Oct!

If they say YES to fracking Lancashire:
The residents and groups in Lancashire have met and asked that as many as who can – come to Preston New Road – Maple Farm forecourt (next to World of Water Blackpool. and one field from the proposed fracking site at PNR). Please come. If you can’t get here to show non-violent solidarity, then please if you can, with members of your group, your family or even just yourself – please post a photo or message of solidarity with the residents of Lancashire as they stand to defend our communities. If you could include: #DontFrackLancs #WeSaidNo – it will help us gather this all together for press releases and sense of support, many thanks ♥

What we will do on the day, at the event… will be absolutely non-violent but direct action in the sense that we will gather, not on the road but perhaps moving along the verges and if needed, crossing the road will be aided by Nana-Lollypop Ladies 😉 Our presence passes the landowner as well as the proposed site, it will ensure the local community knows they are not alone and that we WILL support them.

If they say NO to fracking in Lancashire:

We will likely still gather but essentially – do whatever brings you the greatest joy! 🙂

Josh Fox’s latest film

For sure some of you will know but for those who don’t Mr. Fox is coming to the UK doing a tour, showing his film and then giving a Q&A.

Some of the newer people to the fracking game might not be aware of him. He’s a journalist and an Oscar nominated director. He kicked off worldwide attention to fracking with his film GASLAND

So Friday 14th October is the night. Blackpool Odeon. They need to sell at least 38 tickets for the showing to go ahead.