Camp Frack UpdateTagged as: economic_crisis environmentalism social_struggles
Neighbourhoods: blackpool manchester preston the_north
The tents are up, the sun is shining, the porridge is hot!
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OK, we're lying about the sun, though we did see a weak glimmer coming over the horizon earlier. Just as the solar panel roadies were getting their hi-vis jackets on the pounding rain returned... bring your wellies!
But, seriously, it's brightening up, and campers are moving about the field adjusting guy ropes, peering hopefully at the windmill, and clutching warm drinks provided from the kitchen.
The mornnig meeting has been re-adjusted to a 9.00 a.m. start so even if you set off now you'll probably miss it and the more exciting parts of the day's activities will just be getting going by the time you arrive.
There's a pleasant mix of seasoned campaigners re-acquainting themselves and local first-timers getting involved in this eco-lark now that the craziness has shown up on their own doorsteps.
Come on down, you know you want to!
Saturday's activities look a bit like this:
11:30am – Fracking Campaign Round Up A round up of the various fracking campaigns going on across the UK.
12:30pm – LUNCH
2:00pm - 3:00pm – Workshops
• All About Fracking (Frack Off)
• Local Groups (an opportunity for local groups to get together to network and plan)
• Gasland (film showing)
3:00pm - 4:00pm – Workshops
• Direct Action & Fracking (Frack Off)
• Gasland (film showing – continued)
There is additional marquee space between 2pm and 4pm which has been left for improvised workshops and for planning groups to make use of.
4:00pm – BREAK
4:30pm – How Do We Work Together? Camp wide workshop on what we can do to stop fracking nationally and how we can form a broad front rather than disparate campaigns.
6:30pm – END OF DAY
Dinner & socialising
**** Update **** added some pics below from a kitchen-drone's perspective. A more varied gallery can be viewed by following the obligatory fxxxbook link.