Past Events

2019

 

 

Boycott Black Friday – International Buy Nothing Day

Fri 29th Nov, 8.30-10am – St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, Hull

Join members of XR Hull outside St Stephen’s to make a statement of rebellion against the multi-national corporations that use this day to coax us into buying things we don’t need! Dress in black

 

 

Youth Strike for Climate

Fri 29th Nov, 11am-1pm, meet Queen’s Gardens, Hull

March in Solidarity with Youth Strike for Climate, all welcome.  As we have done in the past, once again members of XR Hull will march behind the Youth Strike for Climate protesters to show our support as they take action in an attempt to bring about radical action to protect their future.

 

 

Tell Voters the Truth

Sat 30th Nov, 2-4pm – Queen Victoria Square, Hull

Join members of XR Hull as we hand out fliers containing key facts on the climate and ecological emergency and pledges made by political parties in the run up to the General Election. Let’s continue to make climate and ecology a key factor in this election. #ElectionRebellion

 

 

Called by Humane Being & Hull Animal Rebellion:

Is East Riding of Yorkshire Council a Climate Criminal Council?

Wed 20th Nov, 12:30-2pm, prior to their Council Meeting
Outside County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley HU17 9BA

 

Hull Friends of the Earth present:

Green Fair

Sat 26th Oct, 10am-4pm – Free Admission
Cottingham Civic Hall, Market Green, Cottingham HU16 5QG

A long running, popular pre-christmas fair with crafts, environmental and campaign stalls, delicious veggie food, and music.  We’ll be there, come along and say hello.

 

XR Hull Debrief + Social

October Rebellion Debrief 7-8pm
Social from 8pm
Thurs 24th Oct – Bean And Nothingness cafe, Hull city centre
62 Whitefriar Gate, Hull  HU1 2HU

An opportunity for people to meet and get to know others, and find out more about the group.  New people particularly welcome.

The social will be preceded by a debrief of the October Rebellion in London, and all are welcome to this too.

 

Worldwide Rebellion – London

continues Mon 7th Oct – Westminster, London, UK; and worldwide

Rebels of Hull & East Yorkshire

Are you ready to play your part in the rebellion?

Register here (national website):
https://actionnetwork.org/forms/international-rebellion-london/

Let XR Hull know your intended travel plans on this form, and we’ll try and co-ordinate lift shares (also at the Q&A meeting on Thurs 3rd Oct, see above).

Coaches on Sun 6th from £11

Accommodation: Request/Offer

 

Q&A about International Rebellion in London

Thurs 3rd Oct, 8-9pm – Bean And Nothingness cafe, Hull city centre
62 Whitefriar Gate, Hull  HU1 2HU

 

Art Workshop/Drop In

Fri 4th Oct, 11am-9pm – Bean And Nothingness cafe, Hull city centre
62 Whitefriar Gate, Hull  HU1 2HU
The North West & Yorkshire site  at the Rebellion will have a Rewilding theme, so arts or crafts supplies fitting this theme are welcome, as well as other materials such as paint/materials for flags etc.

Art Workshop/Hourglass Distribution/Leaflet and Poster Distribution

Wed 2nd Oct, 7pm-9pm – Bean And Nothingness cafe, Hull city centre
62 Whitefriar Gate, Hull  HU1 2HU

NVDA Training (Non-Violent Direct Action)

Sunday 29th Sept, 1-5pm – Ground, 60 Beverley Road  HU3 1YE

An introduction to XR and NVDA, covering what it is, why it is important, how to do it in practice, and the legal process.

It aims to inform, empower, and motivate people to become active/useful in XR in whatever way is right for them.

Last chance before October Rebellion.

 

Global Climate Strike

Fri 20th Sept

Hull – 11am Queens Gardens

Beverley

10am  County Hall

Demo to demand East Riding of Yorkshire Council declare a Climate Emergency (this was denied at their June meeting).

1:30-3:30pm   Town Centre

Meet at the bandstand, then march.

Fridays for Future

Global Climate Strike – Events – UK Student Climate Network

Earth Strike UK

 

 

Rebel Support at their Trial

Fri 13th Sept, 10am – Beverley Magistrates Court

‘Peanut’ is being held on remand in Hull prison, awaiting trial for protesting (non-violently) against the genocidal exploration for even more oil & gas at West Newton wellsite.  Fellow rebels will gather in support.

 

Re-Declaration of Rebellion

Sat 7th Sept, 11.45am – Queen Victoria Square, Hull

With 1 month to go until the October Rebellion in London, on Saturday 7th September, along with Extinction Rebellion rebels across the country, we will be reissuing the Declaration of Rebellion outside Hull City Hall.

We will meet at 11:45 on Saturday 7th Sept in Victoria Square for the reading of the Declaration of Rebellion to take place at 11:58am. After reading this out, following the example of Martin Luther in 1517, we will affix our declaration to the doors of City Hall.

Finally, some people may then choose to walk to some key corporate and governmental locations in Hull that are of particular importance in reducing the worst effects of climate breakdown and slowly, calmly but deliberately reissue the declaration there.

 

Northern Rebellion

Fri 30th Aug – Mon 2nd Sep – Manchester

Northern Rebellion

 

or here: The North Will Rebel – XR Manchester

 

NVDA Training

Sat 24th Aug – Hull

 

The Talk: Heading for Extinction and What To Do About It

Thurs 11th July, 7pm – The Octagon, Hull

Walker Street, Hull HU3 2RA  Googlemap here.

 

Sound The Alarm: Mass Die-In + Bike Ride

Sat 29th June, 11am-4pm – Victoria Sq, Hull

Photo Gallery

 

Climate change campaigners lie on the ground in Queen Victoria Square in huge demonstration – Hull Daily Mail
“Extinction Rebellion is calling on the Government to take immediate action on the climate and ecological crisis”

Hull Rebels Ring the Alarm on the Climate & Ecological Emergency

All welcome
You are invited to dress in black, and bring a bell

Stall, information, art & die in
+ a short, leisurely bicycle ride around the city centre

 

NVDA Training (Non-Violent Direct Action)

Sun 23rd June, 10am-4pm
RSPCA Centre, Clough Road, Hull HU6 7PE

Free.  More information and book your place here.

 

Drax Protest at Humber Renewables Awards

Thurs 13th June, 6:30-8pm – Country Park Inn, Cliff Road, Hessle Foreshore HU13 0HB

Help expose Drax Plc as a totally undeserving candidate for the Humber Renewables Awards.

XR Hull helped to make sure that everyone attending the ceremony knows – Drax is NOT CLEAN and NOT GREEN.

Drax Power Station is the single greatest emitter of carbon dioxide in the UK, burning more wood than any other plant in the world, as well as continuing to burn coal.  It is clear cutting biodiverse forests in the southern US, and shipping the wood pellets half way around the world, which is even worse for the climate than coal. And it has applied to build the biggest gas power station in the UK, which would increase demand for fracked gas and lock us in to fossil fuels for decades.

And yet it has been nominated in 2 categories at the Humber Renewables Awards.

An event showcasing and celebrating renewables in our region is great.

Nominating Drax is a disgrace, which makes a mockery of the whole event.

DRAX PLC: A TERRIBLE CANDIDATE FOR THE HUMBER RENEWABLES AWARDS – Biofuelwatch UK

Humber Renewables Awards: All the finalists for 2019 – Hull Daily Mail

Humber Renewables Awards – Reach Events

 

West Newton Wellsite Visit

Sat 1st June, 11am

Meet at 10am in front of Hull Truck Theatre (just a couple of buildings up Beverley Rd from the interchange)
to cycle together in a group, or to lift-share in cars.

Full details about West Newton wellsite, including the precise location, are here.

It’s about an hour’s bicycle ride, just off the Transpennine Cycleway, halfway to Hornsea.

 

XR Hull Gathering

An opportunity to find out more about Extinction Rebellion here in Hull.

Thurs 25th April, 7pm – Ye Olde White Harte, Hull city centre

Plotting Palour, upstairs at Ye Olde White Harte
25 Silver Street, Hull HU1 1JG

If you’ve not been before, it’s one of Hull’s greatest & oldest pubs, accessed via a short alley just off the main shopping street in the old town.

 

Barclays: Stop Funding Climate Chaos

Tues 26th March
  • Since the Paris climate deal Barclays has poured a staggering $85bn in to fossil fuels

Hull rebels held a protest demanding that Barclays Bank stops investing in fossil fuels and calling on the government to take urgent action on climate breakdown.

The group daubed the Barclays King Edward Street branch in chalk spray with the words ‘Climate Emergency’ and ‘Stop Funding Climate Breakdown’.

“This was a peaceful protest to highlight a bank that is using the public’s money to fund expansion of the fossil fuel industry.

This is no longer acceptable. Barclays is one of the world’s worst banks for funding fossil fuels. Since the Paris Climate agreement it has poured $85 billion into fossil fuels.

Barclays is funding the flooding of Hull, the collapse of our food systems, and destroying our children’s future.

We need urgent action, by Barclays to join the growing movement pulling out of fossil fuels, and by the government to address the climate crisis, as time is running out”.

A new reprt by Banktrack found:

“Barclays, the top European banker of fracking and coal, leads as the worst European bank, with $85 billion poured into fossil fuels and $24 billion into expansion.”

Alison Kirsch, Climate and Energy Lead Researcher at Rainforest Action Network, one of the report’s publishers said:

“Alarming is an understatement. This report is a red alert. The massive scale at which global banks continue to pump billions of dollars into fossil fuels is flatly incompatible with a liveable future. It’s an insult to logic, to science and to humanity that since the groundbreaking Paris Climate Agreement, financing for fossil fuels continues to rise. If banks don’t rapidly phase out their support for dirty energy, planetary collapse from man-made climate change is not just probable – it is imminent.”

 

Banking on Climate Change – Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2019 – Bank Track