NURTURING PRACTICES for all living beings and the earth itself

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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.

SEPTEMBER 2ND, 9TH AND 12TH ALREADY FULLY BOOKED.

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,

Michelle

Join our outdoor meeting on Saturday 15 August

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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, 

Michelle

Join us for the Stroud climate hustings

19th Nov general election 2019 hustings on the climate & ecological emergency. Stroud sub rooms 7 to 9pm. By Extinction Rebellion & Greenpeace.

Extinction Rebellion and Greenpeace are jointly hosting an event to allow Stroud’s parliamentary candidates  to put forward their ideas on how to respond to the  climate and ecological emergency.  The event will be held at the Sub Rooms on Tuesday 19 November from 7 to 9pm and entry will be free; parent-friendly and children welcome.   David Drew MP will attend along with Desi Latimer for the Brexit Party, Siobhan Baillie for the Conservatives and Molly Scott-Cato for the Greens. 

XR is not endorsing any political party but we need to make the climate the number one issue for these elections in Stroud. 

You can find out more on the climate hustings Facebook page.

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