Events

Check out the events calendar below and Facebook for info on all RTP’s upcoming events

Jul
1
Sat
Lancashire Communities Fun Day and Hub Launch @ Maple Farm Polytunnel
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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On Saturday July 1st, Frack Free Lancashire, Reclaim the Power and other local groups will be hosting an ‘Information and Family Fun Day’ to celebrate the local community and launch the ‘Community Action Hub’ at Maple Farm.

There’ll be delicious food, music from local bands, kids games and fun for all the family, as well as speakers and a chance to get the latest information about fracking in the Fylde and what’s going on.

Reclaim the Power will present their plans for the ‘Rolling Resistance’ in July, with opportunities for everyone to get involved. We’ll also be launching the ‘Community Action Hub’ – an exhibition and information point about fracking happening here, the other solutions available and stories from communities here and around the world about how they have managed.

This is a chance to have fun and find out more – a family friendly event with something for everyone!

Come Along – Have Fun – Find out More – Celebrate your Community – Get involved!

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Jul
7
Fri
Not Here Not Anywhere Mass Demo – The Rolling Resistance @ Preston New Road
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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This July, Reclaim the Power are heading to Blackpool to support the amazing local resistance to fracking. As part of a jam-packed month of action, every Friday we’ll be hosting a family-friendly mass demo at the roadside of the site to show solidarity with the local communities and a broad and national opposition to fracking.

We’ll be kicking these off on Friday the 7th of July with “NOT HERE, NOT ANYWHERE”, a celebration of all the incredible frontline community groups from around the UK and beyond!

We’re inviting Frack Free Groups and other communities facing fossil fuel extraction from across the country to share their stories and show support for the people on the frontlines at Preston New Road.

Bring your banners, bring your chants, your frustrations and your joy for this bold and beautiful show of solidarity. If 100 people come to the site, Cuadrilla have to stop work.

We’ll be meeting at Maple Farm from 9am for breakfast, tea and snacks and then moving to the roadside later for a family friendly demo with speakers and a celebration of the local protesters. Later there’ll be evening entertainment and a chance to find out other ways to get involved in the Rolling Resistance

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Jul
14
Fri
Green Jobs, Renewables and Divest / Invest – Mass Demo @ Preston New Road
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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This July, Reclaim the Power are heading to Blackpool to support the amazing local resistance to fracking. As part of a jam-packed month of action, every Friday we’ll be hosting a family-friendly mass demo at the roadside of the site to show solidarity with the local communities and a broad and national opposition to fracking.

Join Trade Unionists, renewable energy practitioners and campaigners getting money out of the bad and into the good for a day of inspiring ideas, demonstrations, fun and local solidarity. And stopping Cuadrilla with our presence.

There’ll be music, food, games, workshops and inspiring speakers from a range of groups to keep us going throughout the day.

Bring your joy, your rage, your high spirits and a willingness to make a difference. If 100 people come to the site, Cuadrilla have to stop work.

Join us at 8am for breakfast at the gate. A delicious spread of ‘renewable’ themed goodies to set you up for the day!

All day there’ll be speakers, games, workshops and food up at the roadside to keep us going throughout the day and dinner at Maple Farm action hub at 6pm

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Jul
20
Thu
The Rolling Resistance Ride – from Manchester to Blackpool by bike @ Manchester Picaddilly Gardens
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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Roll on to the Rolling Resistance this July as anti-fracking activists converge on Preston New Road to stop the fracking industry in its tracks.

Beginning in central Manchester, this one day bike ride will wind its way through local sites of fossil fuel resistance including Barton Moss, Wigan, Leigh and Bolton before linking up with an evening ride from Preston.

By evening, we’ll arrive at the Camp of New Hope – and join the frontline resistance against fracking at Preston New Road on Friday 21 July. Here we’ll join the Food Growers network for an roadside banquet outside the gates of Cuadrllia’s frack pad near Blackpool.

Ride and Accommodation Logistics

The 45 mile journey will ride at a medium pace taking regular breaks. The ride is free to attend. We will have a support vehicle to take tents and other luggage from the start point at Manchester to the finish point at Preston New Road.

There is a chance to join the ride for the final section from Preston to Blackpool. Meet at 7pm at Avenham Park in Preston.

Background to the Fylde Gas Field

Since January 2017, there has been fierce resistance to Cuadrilla’s fracking operations at Preston New Road. For the entire month of July, affinity groups will be taking daily action against the fracking industry in Lancashire. More details here: https://reclaimthepower.org.uk/fracking/

What you need to bring:

– a working bike with puncture repair kit and pump.
– a sleeping bag, roll matt and tent.
– waterproofs
– A desire to change the world

Let us know you’re coming by registering here: https://goo.gl/rr9GCS

Jul
21
Fri
Farmers Against Fracking @ Preston New Road
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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A day of family-friendly action for anyone who grows or eats food.

This July people from all around the UK are converging on Blackpool to support those resisting the first UK attempt to extract fracked gas on a commercial scale.

What’s fracking got to do with farming?

The fracking industry is threatening widespread pollution while billing itself as the farmer’s friend. After earlier claims that fracking would bring down fuel bills were discredited, the contentious ‘benefit’ of boosting nitrogen fertiliser production is one that’s still being touted.

Yet the industry’s international legacy to date is the permanent contamination of fertile land and critical water supplies. Livestock are often the first to suffer the impacts of air and water pollution, and the standard response to the devastation of herds is denial rather than compensation. With over 8,300 square miles currently under licence across the UK, few farms or plots are safe.

On Friday activities will run from 8am – 4pm and include a roadside sit down lunch banquet of locally produced food, a stall space to sell produce and small roving workshops on everything from Propagation for Kids to a Brief History of Land Rights.

If you’re interested in coming along and are based in the West Country, coach transport will be available. Please email bristolcoordination@gmail.com to book your place as soon as possible before the end of June.

If 100 people come to the site, Cuadrilla have to stop work. Let’s pull up the fracking industry before it takes root.

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Jul
28
Fri
Mass Demo – Carnival for a Frack Free Future! @ Preston New Road
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Don your glitter and join youth movements, families, activists and campaigners to come and resist Cuadrilla’s attempts to frack in Lancashire and celebrate the last Friday of the month with a carnival!

This July, Reclaim the Power are heading to Blackpool to support the amazing local resistance to fracking. As part of a jam-packed month of action, every Friday we’ll be hosting a family-friendly mass demo at the roadside of the site to show solidarity with the local communities and a broad and national opposition to fracking. On Friday 28th, we’ll be thinking about how we can create a better world for future generations.

There’ll be performers, speakers, face-painting and workshops to enjoy, and we encourage you to wear your best carnival-themed outfits, the brighter and more eye-catching the better! If 100 people come to the site, Cuadrilla have to stop work.

We will walk down from Maple Farm at 8am, although if you arrive later you can join us at the gate at any point. There will be an evening meal at Maple Farm at 6pm.

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