Tag: Lancashire

Stop New Nuclear – Surround Springfields

Why Here? The worlds first nuclear fuel manufacturing plant, based in a small village near Preston, carries out civil and military nuclear contracts for facilities across the UK:

  • Production of nuclear fuel
  • Storage and processing of waste (including Uranium Hexafluoride DUF6)
  • Decommissioning of plant and facilities

Through the gates of the Springfields plant pass a deadly cargo of materials which have fuelled nuclear bombs, nuclear reactors and nuclear accidents for over 70 years. These materials pose a radiological and chemical threat to human health and to the environment.

Why Now? The Government is still pressing forward with its policy of new nuclear power, despite delays, spiralling costs and even bankruptcy of the major players. Springfields would play a pivotal role in supplying these and processing the waste material. The hunt for a Geological Disposal Facility (long term radioactive waste dump) is back on nationwide, with communities in Cumbria being targetted to ‘volunteer’ their back yard for this short sighted ‘solution’ to an intractable problem.

Radioactive material is transported to and from this site nationally and internationally via road and rail. We are inviting you to take this same journey to join us in the dirty core of the UK nuclear industry for a day of protest, information sharing and solidarity. We plan to surround the site with people dressed as nuclear waste barrels – a record breaking attempt!

 

Earth First! Winter Moot 2019 (TBC)

Provisional dates for Winter moot at venue in Lancaster to be confirmed.

You are invited to attend the Earth First! Winter Moot, a gathering for people involved or wanting to know more about ecological campaigning and direct action in the UK.

Earth First! is a banner for independent groups who share a common need to protect our ecological systems. We believe in non-hierarchical direct action, to stop and reverse the forces responsible for the destruction of the earth and its inhabitants.

Those taking their first steps into ecological campaigning are warmly welcomed. There will be debates, discussions on campaign planning, updates, support and solidarity, tactics, strategies, community building, sustainable activism and networking including groups campaigning against fracking, incineration, new roads, GM (genetic engineering), animal exploitation and much more.

Details may be posted at http://earthfirstgathering.org/moot.html

Birmingham Vegan & Green Festival (Cancelled)

Event Cancelled

 

Bolton Vegan Fair

Bolton Vegan Fair is back on Saturday 25th August 2018

From 10am – 5pm

Stalls still available from £40 – email boltonveganfair@gmail.com 

Follow details of the stalls, vegan cafe, talks & cookery demos as they are announced on the facebook event.

Lancaster Vegan and Green Festival

Come and join us this summer with 40 fantastic vegan food stalls, goodies and gift ware and entertainments! There will be interesting talks and films too.

Bring the whole family, kiddies welcome, a lovely day out for all. Situated at the Friends’ Meeting House on Meeting House Lane in Lancaster. Doors from 10am to 5pm.

Preston Vegan Market

An exciting new series of vegan markets at PPL, Cannon Street, (Off Fishergate), Preston, PR1 3NS

• HOT FOOD • DRINKS • LIVE MUSIC

• 30 STALLS of food, drink, health, beauty, fashion and more!

Broaden your horizons with the opportunity to taste, try and buy fantastic goods from the best natural, cruelty free and ecological companies around.

Enquiries & stall bookings to – info@prestonvegan.co.uk

£1 entry / Under 10’s FOC

Block Around the Clock: Mass camp and action

“If you like it then you shouldn’t put a rig on it.” – Beyoncé

This summer we’re stepping up the disruption with a BLOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, as part of our mass action camp against fracking. Come and join us as we return to Preston New Road near Blackpool to stop Cuadrilla’s dastardly fracking plans once again.

Weds 27 June to Sunday 1 July
Get the dates in your diary, more details to follow soon!

Time and again, local communities have shown the shale gas industry it has no social license to frack in the UK. But the Conservatives are continuing their plan to force this dirty drilling on communities. With a long winter behind us and fracking proposed to start soon at Preston New Road, it is now more important than ever to show the locals of Lancashire that we stand with them.

This Reclaim the Power mass action and camp is part of the United Resistance, a bold 3 months of action organised by Lancashire locals. They are calling on anti-frackers from across the country to join them and take action, with at least one action per week planned between April and June. For more information check: https://www.facebook.com/UnitedResistanceUK/

If you’re wondering why you should care about fracking, why Preston New Road is a key frontline in the resistance against dirty fossil energy, and why direct action is necessary – watch this brand new documentary http://player.lush.com/tv/power-trip-film-zoe-broughton-and-paul-oconnor

Reclaim the Power is a UK-based direct action network fighting for social, environmental and economic justice. We aim to build a broad-based movement, working in solidarity with frontline communities to effectively confront environmentally destructive industries and the social and economic forces driving climate change.

Wigan Diggers’ Festival 2017 tbc

7th WIGAN DIGGERS’ FESTIVAL (to be confirmed)

A FREE, FUN PACKED, OPEN AIR EVENT commemorating Gerrard Winstanley & the 17th Century Diggers’ Movement

Around 4,000 people attended the 2015 festival, and a great time was had by all.

This year we want it to be even bigger and better!
WHY NOT COME JOIN US & MAKE A DAY OF IT?

The 2016 event featured

LIVE MUSIC – ALL DAY – ACROSS TWO STAGES

Poetry – Comedy – Educational Talks – Puppet Show
Children’s Entertainment – Historical Digging Re-enactment

ALL IMPORTANT BEER TENT with Diggers’ 1649 Ale

50+ Food, Book & Other Stalls

Lancaster Vegan Fair

Lancaster Vegan Fair will be taking place Saturday 13th August 2016 at the Gregson Centre, where films will be held in the venue’s 25 seat cinema. Expect 20 stalls with free food as well as a beer and wine festival.

There will also be a joint Lancaster Vegans and Preston Vegans social event from 6pm.

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