Meetings, Events, Theatre and Film
Public Meeting - Frack Free Billingshurst
Drilling on your doorstep! Industrialisation of the Weald! Acidisation!
Work has now started on the site at Broadford Bridge , Wood Barn Farm, Adversane Lane , RH14 9ED. All are welcome. 30th April 19:00-21:00 at Pulborough Village Hall, Swan View, Lower Street, Pulborough RH20 2BF
Hosted by Sue Jameson
Professor David Smyth - Geologist
Tom Broughton - Transition Chichester
Peter Edmunds - Transport & Highways
Kia Trainer - Director - CPRE (Campaign for the Protection of Rural England)
Nicola Peel - Environmentalist
Weekly Gatherings nr Billingshurst
EVERY SATURDAY from 2-4pm until further notice. Leafleting, banners, and information sharing event.
Next to the Blacksmiths Arms, corner of Adversane Lane, near to the drill site RH14 9JH
UKOG took over the License for Oil/Gas drilling last June from Celtique Energie. They plan to start exploratory drilling for oil using unconventional methods this spring at Broadford Bridge, 2 miles from Billingshurst. Local residents have deep concerns at the lack of public information on UKOG's acidising techniques, the change to permit without consultation and the expansion of the polluting fossil fuel industry so close to home. The Weald is faulted and such cracks, if disturbed, could lead to water pollution or seismic tremors. Air and noise pollution, traffic increase near the level crossing and pre-school and the industrialisation of the wider rural area are all risks that concern us. Oil development should not be taking place as it clearly affects climate change. We need to listen to the results of scientific studies and think of how such actions will affect future generations. If you want us all to have clean, renewable energies, to protect water supplies, safeguard public health and the environment, please join us.
'Fracked - or please don’t use the F-word'
The comedy by Alistair Beaton, will be playing at the Theatre Royal Brighton from May 1st to 6th, also at some other venues across the South of England. At the Chichester Festival it sold out within days. It is very funny.
Following an acclaimed, sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, FRACKED! OR PLEASE DON’T USE THE F-WORD is on a major UK tour.
Alistair Beaton’s provocative new comedy takes us to an idyllic English village threatened by an energy company intent on drilling for shale gas. Anne Reid plays Elizabeth, a retired academic who finds herself transformed from obedient citizen to angry protestor. While her increasingly grumpy husband (James Bolam) longs for the quiet life, Elizabeth soars to fame via social media. Desperate to get planning permission, hard-nosed PR men team up with a corrupt local councillor to persuade the villagers that fracking is a good thing. Elizabeth’s having none of it, and mounts the barricades…..
This new razor-sharp black comedy by Alistair Beaton takes a timely look at the conflicted core of planetary energy and earthly power. A much-praised political satirist, Beaton’s television work includes the BAFTA-nominated The Trial of Tony Blair and Spitting Image, and plays such as the West End hit Feelgood.
The distinguished cast includes James Bolam as Elizabeth’s husband Jack, whose credits include New Tricks (BBC) and Glengarry Glen Ross (Donmar Warehouse, Olivier nomination). Anne Reid plays Elizabeth. She is acclaimed for her many award-winning roles including Hedda Gabler (Old Vic) and Last Tango in Halifax (BBC). They are joined by Michael Simkins, known for his many TV and West End roles, most recently Yes, Prime Minister and Hay Fever.
The cast includes Anne Reid, James Bolam, Michael Simkins, Harry Hadden-Paton, Waleed Akhtar, Andrea Hart, Sophie Khan Levy, Freddie Meredith, Steven Roberts and Tristram Wymark
Theatre Royal, Brighton
Monday 1 May 2017 – Saturday 6 May 2017
Other Tour Dates:
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
Wednesday 12 April 2017 – Saturday 22 April 2017
Monday 24 April 2017 – Saturday 29 April 2017
Monday 8 May 2017 – Saturday 13 May 2017
Theatre Royal, Bath
Monday 15 May 2017 – Saturday 20 May 2017
Cambridge Arts Theatre
Monday 22 May 2017 – Saturday 27 May 2017
The Bentley Effect - UK Tour - Sussex Screenings
We have arranged for two screenings in Sussex bringing this extraordinary tale of an Australian community who defied the gas juggernaut.