Restore Nature Now 22 June 2024

Book a coach seat and join Stroudies at RNN march (London 22 June)

🐬 Nature Needs You! 🐬

Rivers choking on pollution, precious woodlands destroyed, seas overfished & peat bogs burned. Nature in the UK is being assaulted.

Last year XRUK created The Big One, where we invited other organisations, charities and groups to demand government action on the climate and ecological nature. On June 22 we return to London, this time, side by side with dozens of organisations and thousands of people from across the country to demand action in a truly co-created action.

You can find out more on the Restore Nature Now page​.

🌊 Join us in the Southwest section 🌊

​Our theme is water, and we’ll be making costumes and our colour themes are blue and aquatic creatures.

We’ll have members of XR Stroud and Street Beats Stroud attending. Hope you see you there.​

 🚎 Book a place on a coach from Gloucestershire 🚎

​XR Cheltenham have helped to organise a coach that you can book a place on for £22. There are pickup stops in Cheltenham and Cirencester.

Find out more and book a coach seat now​.

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:

* 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 – helps us plan & not waste food!

NURTURING PRACTICES for all living beings and the earth itself

Illustration of people holding hands in a circle.

1st – 13th September

Please bring something to lie & sit on if weather is dry, if wet wear suitable clothing and maybe bring an umbrella.

Please arrive by food, bicycle, but or life share to lesson our carbon footprint.

Please bring anything you would like to share e.g. reading, poem, song meditative practice, musical instrument or singing bowl.

1st Tuesday HOLCOMBE BARN, near Edge. Sunset and nearly full moon. Please

7.30 pm e mail if you wish to join in as there is only room for 4 people.

3rd Thursday Meet at top of Leisure Centre car park below the childrens’ play area.

11.30am Earth Dances will interweave our practises.

4th Friday NOON Meet Nailsworth Playing Field.

5th Saturday 7 PM. Meet Whiteshill Playing Field outside Community Shop.

6th Sunday Meet Whiteshill Playing Field outside Community Shop to then walk

2.30pm approximately half a mile to practise near Kitesnest Farm.

7th Monday Meet at top of Leisure Centre car park below the childrens’ play area.

2pm Earth Dances will interweave our practices.

8th Tuesday Meet at Bus Stop and turning area at the top of Randwick by Standish

10am Woods to then walk approximately a quarter of a mile to practice site in

a clearing.

10th Thursday Sunrise at Rudge Common near Scottsquar Quarry on road between

6.30am Edge church and Whiteshill to practise around 50 year old oak tree.

11th Friday 2 PM. Meet Nailsworth Playing Field.

13th Sunday HOLCOMBE BARN 10am, near Edge. Please email if you wish to join in as there is only room for 4 people.


Rebellion planning & new Red Rebels coordinator needed

Outdoor rebellion planning 15 August Wallbridge Stroud 2pm to 5pm

The rebellion is getting close now, so I thought in this newsletter I could help with some ideas of how to get rebellion ready.

Idea 1: Come to our rebellion planning meeting

Our meeting at Wallbridge tomorrow 15 August will be where we as a Stroud group will plan what we want to do for our local rebellion. We’ll meet at 2pm to 5pm, with lunch and samba band at 1pm.

If you’d like to have your say about what actions we do in and around Stroud and Gloucestershire on 29 to 31 of August, this is the best way to find out the latest info. We’ll discuss actions that are being actively planned, organise into affinity groups (the people we’ll go with to the rebellion with) and decide which city we want to go to for the national rebellion that starts on September 1.

I’ll do my best to summarise key points here and on the website, but the best way to find out exactly what’s happening is to come along.

Idea 2: Read the 2020 rebellion handbook

If you’re unable to make the meeting but need a little help getting up to speed, have a read of this great 2020 rebellion handbook. It gives you information on our aims for this rebellion, protesting safely with Covid-19, checklists, training to have ready, and key links to check out (like links to the Telegraph app that will be used to communicate to rebels in real time).

Stroud Red Rebels group is looking for a new coordinator

Sadly, I have to pass on the news that Rebecca has to step down as Stroud Red Rebels coordinator. So our local Red Rebels group is looking for an existing Red Rebel to step up and take this role.

As a result the group is unable to train new members at this time, but they hope to open this up again in the future. Rebecca is able to provide a handover for anyone that can do this crucial role, so please contact us if you are interested.

However, there will be a small group of self organised Stroud Red Rebels available for the rebellion.

That’s all for now dear rebel, hope to see you tomorrow.

Join our outdoor meeting on Saturday 15 August

What do we do? Event banner

Here’s more information on our outdoor meeting on 15 August as promised. If you’ve been waiting to return to XR Stroud and haven’t been able to yet, this date will be the perfect time to return.

​We’ll be meeting at 2pm to 5pm at Wallbridge Green on Saturday 15 August. Lunch will be provided at 1pm for those that would like to join us. Then our meeting starts at 2pm to discuss:

  • Local rebellion planning for the August bank holiday weekend
  • Our plans for the national rebellion starting on 1 September in London, Cardiff and Manchester
  • Affinity group setup and reformation
  • Action planning for both of the phases above.

You can find out more about our outdoor meeting on this event page​, or sign up for the Facebook even if you prefer​.

Our weekly meetings on Zoom are still available here​ on Wednesdays too.

Hope to see you then dear rebel.