Your invite to our great XR Glos gathering (CHANGE OF VENUE)

Gloucestershire gathering Noon unto; 8pm Trinity rooms, Stroud GL5 2HX

Here’s a message from our friends at XR Gloucestershire, regarding a great gathering of local rebels that they’re planning:

A great gathering for XR Glos, Stroud & other local groups

Join us as part of a Movement of Movements for a single, beautiful day of workshops and regenerative culture .

A chance for Potential Rebels, Resting Rebels & Active Rebels to learn and share, regen and prepare for what is before us…

We will assemble on Saturday 7 August from across the county starting from Noon at Trinity Rooms in Stroud, one of the birthplaces of Extinction Rebellion to welcome all.

Rough sequence of events is planned to be from noon onwards:

🥳 12:00 Meet and Greet
🍰 then Cake! + Bring and share Lunch*

1pm to 3pm
1) Welcome for Potential Rebels = Heading for Extinction short talk + Introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action + Affinity Groups
2) Sharing Circle(s) for Reflecting Rebels with Sue
3) ArtWorks = Exhibition + XR Art Making

3pm to 3:30pm
🫖 Break and tea

3:30 to 4pm
🗣 Speakers

4pm to 6pm
1) Sharing Circle(s) for Reflecting Rebels with Sue
2) AUGUST REBELLION update & planning + Samba
3) ArtWorks = Exhibition + XR Art Making

6pm to 7pm
🥙 Food*

7pm to 8pm
📣 Speakers + Singing and music
🎙 Ending ceremony
💃Parting & Party

Please come along & bring your buddies!

Printable flyers are here or share the Facebook event.

All food offered will be Vegan / gluten-free. Other dietary needs please contact us or feel free to bring your own – Donations of food, time, talents, money all gratefully received

To find out more or offer your support, contact Email: xrgloscoords@protonmail.com

* All within Covid Regulations and sensible precautions given the age range and other factors of attendees. Please ensure you have done a recent covid test and feel free to wear a mask. We will need to take contact details for a register in case of needing to alert you.

Please RSVP below

Register at https://bit.ly/xrglosgather2021 – helps us plan & not waste food!

Next meeting & your rebel calendar

XR Stroud general meeting bake of the week flapjacks - at Stratford Park Wednesday 14 July at 6:30pm

You’re most welcome to join us at our next meeting in the park on Wednesday. Social starts at 6:30pm with meeting at 7pm. Here’s how to find us.

There are lots of interesting actions coming up, so here are some dates for your diary:

Rebel calendar 

💚 Next XR Stroud meeting – 14 July, 7pm Stratford Park
🛩 Bristol airport appeal action – 20 to 22 July (more info below)
🚶‍♀️Pilgrimage from Wye – 23 July (more info below)
⚰️ Die-in in Stroud – 7 August (Saturday morning, more info below)
🎊 Rebels in Gloucestershire social – 7 August (6:30pm, venue TBC)
✊ National rebellion – starts 23 August for two weeks in London


Upcoming Stroud action – die in at MPs office

We’re looking for more people to help with a die-in action on 7 August. This is planned for the morning outside Siobhan Baillie’s office in Stroud. We are looking for “corpses” to lie outside her office covered in sheets, indicating the people who will die from the climate emergency. We also need people to help with outreach and leafleting passersby as this will be a silent, solemn action. Please also bring climate-related ideas of causes of death as these will be displayed with the “bodies”. There is a die-in planning group which we can invite you to if you’d like to get involved, please get in touch.

Can you help with our social media?

We’re looking for more people to help us with our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram updates. Full training can be provided. Please get in touch if you are interested.

Rebel social gathering for Gloucestershire

Please save the date – 7 August (6:30pm) for a social gathering for all XR groups in Gloucestershire. This will be a shared meal and a social catchup, although we welcome any ideas you have for the group or anything you’d like to talk about while everyone is together.

Can you help with heading for extinction talks?

Kath is looking to get our induction talks up and running again. This is for both the full heading for extinction talk (an intro to climate breakdown, extinction rebellion, and the climate science behind our movement). We’ll also be trialing a new 10-minute version of this talk. Please contact us if you’d be interested in running talks for others, or have previous experience with giving the talks.

Bristol airport appeal – help needed!

Here’s a message from our friends at Bristol Airport Action Network:
Hello dear friends; this is a call for help and some info about what YOU can do… The public planning inquiry about the airport expansion starts in less than two week, on 20 July; this is the single biggest carbon decision in the region and will lead to an extra million tonnes of carbon a year, 10,000 car journeys a day, thousands of extra night flights disturbing residents and a multi-storey car park on greenbelt land-so a pretty big deal. We have fund-raised to engage a leading barrister and world-class experts (including Prof. Kevin Anderson who some of you will have heard of).

The good news is that we are in with an excellent chance of winning (it was turned down at a local level with nearly 9,000 people objecting) but we need ordinary people to HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD and convince the three inspectors of the strength of local feeling against these plans! 


The way to do this is by registering that you want to make an oral statement at the inquiry. Write to joanna.vincent@gateleyhamer.com. Tell her you want to speak. Summarise what you want to say; it doesn’t have to be technical at all (although it can be if you have technical knowledge about, for example, health impacts or climate change). Be as emotional as you like if that is what you want to say. Tell her whether you want to speak remotely (on Teams) or in person. The likely dates for your slot will be 20 to 22 July. Please visit the Bristol airport action network website for more information.

Walking With the Wye

This is a a month-long pilgrimage along the River Wye to celebrate it and raise awareness of environmental destruction. There will be events and celebrations to bring attention to the state of the Wye. Please contact the walk leaders if there is a section of the walk you would like to join. There is a timetable of the stretches and information on how to get involved on the walking with the Wye website

Join us at next weeks meeting

Join us at Wednesdays meeting

There’s lot in the news this week about how our government isn’t doing enough to prevent climate breakdown. In upsetting times like this, I find myself with two options: 1) to despair 2) to see what more I can do to support Extinction Rebellion and Stop Ecocide. 

Now is a great time to come back to our meetings – we’re meeting this Wednesday (and every Wednesday) in Stratford Park bandstand at 6:30pm for a friendly, social meeting. Please join us and help us in our work we’d be very happy to see you.

Weekend rebellion in London starting tomorrow

Here’s some information on the Free the press uprising weekend happening in London tomorrow. There are many of us from Stroud travelling down, please get in touch if you’d like to join us.

Can you help with rebel ringing, outreach or XR social planning?

We’re planning on discussing these and other actions and support activities in our next meeting so please do come along if you could spare any time to help with these, or any other roles, or actions ideas you have.

Are you ready for Cornwall?

Lots of people pretending to be corpses lie under white sheets on Parliament green

There’s less than a week to go until the Cornwall G7 drowning in promises rebellion. Hope you’re ready to join us there. Check out our rebellion guide for schedule and plans and contact us if you need someone to travel with or if you need to know anymore. 

Bring and share meal for Wednesdays meeting

Wednesdays meeting will start at 6:30pm at will be at the Stratford Park bandstand. To celebrate us meeting again let’s have a bring and share meal. Let everyone know and remind and invite people you haven’t seen in a while. There will be an open mic during the meal if anyone would like to play some music. Here’s how to find us.

Can you help with placing banners?

This is a good way to help with G7 if you’re unable to travel or want something to do right away. Help is needed by Val to make and place banners around the local area, so please get in touch if you can help. We’ll be hanging banners in key road locations ready for G7 on Thursday 10 June (in the morning). Please contact me or reach out to Val if you can help.

Lighting the local beacons

Can you help with lighting the local beacons in Gloucestershire on the eve of G7? (10 June). It’s another great thing to do if you’re not travelling to Cornwall. Take a look at this beacons of hope document if you’re interested in getting involved

Can you help XR doctors in Cornwall?

DoctorsXR are going to be staging a mock inquest at G7 to identify the cause of global pandemics – corpse actors and health care professionals needed. Corpses will be covered in white sheets as in the banner image above. Join this Whatsapp group if you’re interested in taking part in this powerful action.

Get rebellion ready with XR training

Every rebel attending any rebellion should have their know your rights, deescalation and NVDA training as a minimum before attending actions (even if you don’t plan on getting arrested). Be safe and help others. There’s a list of online training that you can do with XR Bristol on their website (press the sign up links to see the latest dates).

Upcoming events – save the date

📣 7pm 17 June – Roger Hallam is in Stroud to give his reasons to be cheerful despite climate change talk. Book in-person tickets here

🎨 27 June – Paint the streets is coming again. This involves flyposting and putting up posters and leaflets about XR. This paint the streets action is aimed at the free the press action on 27 June in London. However if you’d like to be involved in local flyposting or helping in general on this date please contact me or reach out to Senan. There’s this info doc if you’d like to know more about paint the streets

🚶‍♀️26 June – HS2 rebellion walking the Truthtrail. Rebels will be walking from Birmingham along the planned route for HS2 in the North. If anyone wants to do that get in touch or reach out to Val.

🧘‍♀️ August – the second phase – of rebellion of one is coming…

That’s all for now, hope to see you in Cornwall,

Meeting weekly again & G7 rebellion guide

Speeches at the kill the bill protest in Cheltenham yesterday

Weekly meetings are back

It was lovely to see so many rebels at our first in person meeting of 2021. It was nice to catch up with so many of you. If you couldn’t make it not to worry – we’ll be meeting weekly in person on Wednesdays at 7pm. Our next meeting is at the railway arches by Waitrose. Here’s how to find us.

We started with an overview of the recent successes against Shell; a debriefing from our own local rebels on the recent jury trial, and another moment to celebrate with the Netherlands ruling that Shell must reduce their emissions by 45% compared to 2019 levels. Both of these actions show the successes that our movement and others like us can achieve.   

Rebooting XR Stroud 🎊

We’re keen to hear your ideas about what our group should do next. We also need people to step forward as coordinators to help us with organising actions and meetings. There are many roles that you can do, and we’ll be happy with any time you can spare. There is a Stroud XR coordinators meeting tomorrow 31 May at 7pm at the Trinity rooms in Stroud for anyone that would like to help.


Our last meeting went really well and we had great turnout, so now is a great time to come back and meet with us again. Join us next week if you can.

G7 drowning in promises protest in Cornwall – 11 to 13 June 🌊

There will be a big group of us from Stroud going down to Cornwall to protest at the G7 conference. Please contact us or reply if you’d like to come with us. We really recommend that everyone going is part of an affinity group. Let us know your plans and we’ll make sure you have a Stroud-based group to look after you. There are also people with spaces in their cars and vans if you would like to car share for travel.


I’ve prepared a guide for anyone that needs information on what’s happening in Cornwall and when. Including what actions are happening on what days as well as travel and camping information, including where to find out more information using Telegram.

View Cornwall G7 guide

Banner drops and beacons 🔥

Want to help with G7 but can’t travel at the moment? We’re looking for people to help with banner drops in our local area leading up to the G7, and banner making so we can take as many banners as possible for G7 delegates to see. We’re also looking to light local beacons around Stroud to raise awareness. Please contact us or reply to get involved with either campaign.


Upcoming actions – save the date 📅

🚫 The rebellion weekend on June 26 to 27

🚮 Local incinerator action 16 to 17 July with XR Glos (more info TBC)

✊ UK-wide rebellion in London from August 23 (more info TBC)

🚶‍♀️Camino marchers (walking from Spain) will be in Stroud on September 11 – it would be nice to greet them

📣 COP 26 in Glasgow in November.


Other upcoming events 📅

✊ Roger Hallam is coming to Stroud on 17 June (at the Centre for Science & arts) to give his reasons to be cheerful speech

📣 Penny would like us write to our MP Siobhan Baillie as concerned citizens of Stroud (not as XR) to encourage her to support the CEE bill. The call to action is to ask her to make a public declaration of support even if she feels unable to support an early day motion.

🥁Samba are practicing weekly again. New people are very welcome. Full training and instruments are provided. Please visit our samba page on the website to find out more.