What’s happening this week? 7-13 August 2017

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON AUGUST 7, 2017

What’s happening this week? 7-13 August 2017

In this week’s listings:Lancashire fracking protest court hearing;  Don’t Drill The Weald rally; Comment deadline on planning applications;  Premier and screenings of An Inconvenient Sequel:   Truth to Power; Gathering on the Green;  Plus meetings,  fundraisers and information events

Monday 7 August 2017
Nine people, including three women councillors, are due to appear at Blackpool Magistrates Court charged with obstructing the highway and offences under Section 241 of the Trades Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act. The offences were allegedly committed during an anti-fracking protest outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Prston New Road on 3 July 2017.
The case against fracking, free event hosted by Leeds Green Party, 7pm, Hyde Park Book Club, 27-29 Headingley Lane, Leeds LS6 1BL.
Frack Free Mansfield meeting, 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Rosemary Street, Mansfield NG19 6AB
Wednesday 9 August 2017170710 Broadford Bridge BBAG4
Don’t Drill the Weald. Rally at headquarters of West Sussex County Council to raise awareness of the closing date for objections to planning application for 12 month extension to permission at Broadford Bridge. 10am-11.30am, County Hall, West Street, Chichester PO19 1RG.
Mosborough Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7.30pm, Queen’s Hotel, 135 High St, Mosborough, Sheffield S20 5AF
Thursday 10 August 2017
Deadline for comments on application by UKOG to extend permission for its oil exploration well site at Broadford Bridge.
Expected deadline for comments on INEOS Shale’s planning application for a shale gas well at Bramleymoor Lane, Marsh Lane, north east Derbyshire.
UK Premiere of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, 6.30pm-11.30pm, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA with presentation by Al Gore.
Friday 11 August 2017
Bring Tolpuddle to Preston New Road. Trades union gathering, 8am-6pm, Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.,
Solidarity For Red Fawn, silent vigil in support of Red Fawn, of Standing Rock, 12 noon, Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool
Gathering for Gaia. A water and earth blessing weekend, 2pm Friday 11 August to 4pm Sunday 13 August, Maple Farm Community Protection hub, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE.
Film screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, 7pm-9pm, GFT, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB.
Film screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power and stream conversation with Al Gore from London, 7pm, Screen 5, The Light Cinema Experience, The Moor, Sheffield S1 4PF.
Film screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, 7pm-10pm, CWE WGC, The Campus, Welwn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6BX.
Film screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, 7.15pm-9.30pm, Curzon Goldsmiths, Goldsmiths College, Richard Hoggart Building, Lewisham, London SE14 6NW.
Film screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, 7.15pm-10pm, Grosvenor Cinema, Ashton Lane, Glasgow G12 8SJ.
Saturday 12 August 2017Gathering on the green
Gathering on the Green in solidarity with Standing Rock, family event with music, entertainment & speakers, 1pm-4pm, Lythan Windmill, Central Beach, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire FY8 5LB. Details
Frack Free Yeovil jumble sale, 1pm-3pm, Birchfield Community Centre, Birchfield Road, Yeovil BA21 5RL.
Sunday 13 August 2017
Solidarity Sunday, celebrating solar power, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE
Frack Free Penistone and Stocksbridge at South Yorkshire Festival, 12 noon-5pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley, Sheffield S36 7DB.

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