Just wanted to let you know about a South West family friendly protest day coming up on Saturday 28 October in Bath.
All nature, climate and social justice groups are invited to help shape the event with us.
There will be a number of climate groups joining us in Bath. As ever we will be supported by the Red Rebels and the XR Rhythms bands from across the South West.
It should be a wonderful opportunity to do something about the bad climate news we’ve been hearing about all summer. It will be a fun, relaxing low risk day focused on raising awareness of climate issues.
We’ll share more information about the day as we get nearer the time.
Getting other groups involved
If you’re a member of a climate, nature or social just group that you think may want to join us.
XR Stroud meeting next at Green Drinks, Stroud Brewery
Our next meeting will be at the Green Drinks at Stroud Brewery on May 11 from 6:30pm. We’ll be discussing how London went and what we’re planning to do next as a local group. Of course it’ll also be a great excuse to relax, catch up with other rebels.
There will be plenty of other green-minded people from Stroud at the drinks too. It’ll be an opportunity to chat more with many of the other sustainability-focused organisations who joined us in London too.
We’re two weeks away from the Big One. Happening on 21 to 24 April around the houses of Parliament in London.
It’s going to be an inclusive, collaborative event where we’ve invited loads of other climate-focused organisations to join us at protesting the climate emergency. And many of them have stepped up to stand alongside us.
Everyone is needed. The focus is on encouraging others to get involved over large arrestable spaces.
This action weekend includes Earth Day and the London Marathon and has been organised with cooperation from both the London Marathon organisers and the police.
If you’re feeling out of the loop. Now is a great time to get involved. This will be the last news roundup before a group of us from Stroud head over to join our fellow rebels in London.
Our big one planning meeting is on Wednesday 12 April
There’s a group of us planning to go to London from Stroud. We’ll be organising where we meet, what our plans are and how to find one another at our upcoming meeting .
Like to come with us? Let us know by coming to our next meeting on Wednesday 12 April at 7pm at The Ale House in Stroud.
There are also Stroudies going to London from our local Greenpeace group, Stroud Red Band, and Street Beats Stroud (our XR samba fusion band) among others. More help is needed if you can spare any time.
What’s happening in London?
If you haven’t been receiving information from XR national. Here’s how to find out more about the plans for the big one. How to get involved and what’s happening on each day.
Hope this email finds you well. This week I have some more information on the upcoming action in London from April 21, plus info on our next Stroud meeting on March 1.
The Big One in April
Did you know that we’re planning our largest action yet? We’re planning The Big One in London asking for 100,000 rebels to come to parliament from 21 April.
If you have some spare time (or can take the time off work). You’re most needed on the four days from April 21 to April 24, which includes a Friday weekend and Parliament sitting on Monday. This is also the weekend of the London Marathon and we’re working closely with organisers.
The aim is to get a large cross section of different environmental groups (not just from XR) to come together in a joint approach. We’ll be hosting the space for everyone else to join in.
Volunteers are also needed for the four days before and after this focused action to help prepare, and pack away. We’ll have an active presence in London for 12 days total.
Cheltenham XR are running a coach from Cheltenham on Saturday 22 April and returning same day and also stopping in Cirencester for £20 return with option to overpay to help subsidise or pay less if needed.