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Website (Full of useful information): http://www.frackfreesomerset.org/

Gasland Film Trailer (Overview of issues): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZe1AeH0Qz8
Showing of the film (3rd Feb): Click Here

What is Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing)?:  Wikipedia

There are varying opinions of the ecological, economical and sociological impacts of the hydraulic fracturing developments proposed all around the UK including near Bristol, Bath and Somerset. Here are some opportunities to investigate the issue.



Frack Free Somerset are pleased to announce the amazing array of community action taking place across the county.
Below are a list of events happening in February:


PUBLIC MEETINGS


These meetings are an opportunity to hear a presentation about fracking and other unconventional gas developments,
the science, bigger picture and the impacts experienced by communities in North America and Australia. It is your
chance to ask questions and understand the threats to your community.

Thursday 7th Feb: Public meeting in Midsomer Norton at the Town Hall, 7 -9pm | With speakers from the Town Council,
Frack Off http://frack-off.org.uk/ and Frack Free Somerset

Monday 11th Feb: Public Meeting in Chew Magna at the Millennium Village Hall, 7 - 9pm

Wednesday 13th Feb: Public Meeting in Shepton Mallet at the Mendip District Council Chambers, 7 - 9pm | With
speakers from Transition Shepton, Frack Off http://frack-off.org.uk/ and Frack Free Somerset

Tuesday 19th Feb: Public meeting in Backwell at Backwell School, 7 - 9pm | Organised by Sustainable Backwell
http://www.sustainablebackwell.org/ and Frack Free Somerset

Wednesday 20th Feb: Public meeting in Radstock at the Working Men's Club, 7 - 9pm | Organised by Frack Free
Somerset with support from Radstock Action Group http://www.radstockactiongroup.org.uk/

Thursday 28th Feb: Public meeting in Blagdon at Blagdon Village Hall 7 - 9pm



FILM SHOWINGS & AWARENESS RAISING EVENINGS


These evenings are an opportunity to watch Gasland (link to trailer) a film showing the impacts of fracking on communities
in the United States. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and talk to members of Frack Free Somerset
about your concerns as well as ways to get involved.

Sunday 3rd Feb: Gasland Film Showing at the Kebele http://www.kebelecoop.org/ , 14 Robertson Road, Easton, Bristol
at 7.30pm | Organised by Bristol Rising Tide http://risingtide.org.uk/bristol

Tuesday 5th Feb: Gasland Film Showing at 7:30pm at the Works Canteen http://www.theworkscanteen.co.uk/ , Frome,
BA11 3BG | Organised by Frome Anti Fracking http://fromeantifracking.blogspot.co.uk/

Thursday 14th Feb: Gasland Film Showing in Keynsham, Venue @67 at 7pm | Organised by Transition Keynsham
http://keynshamt.wordpress.com/

Monday 18th Feb: Gasland Film Showing | Bradford on Avon at Quaker Meeting House, Whitehead Lane 7.30 p.m|
Organised by Climate Friendly Bradfordnon Avon http://www.climatefriendlybradfordonavon.co.uk/ with support from
Frack Free Somerset

Friday 22nd Feb: Films & awareness at the Key Centre, Frome 7:30 - 9pm | Organised by Frome Anti Fracking
http://fromeantifracking.blogspot.co.uk/

Monday 25th Feb: Films & awareness at the Methodist Church in Peasdown St John | Organised by Frome Anti Fracking
http://fromeantifracking.blogspot.co.uk/



BENEFIT GIGS


Saturday 2nd Feb: Acoustic Anarcho Punk with Jay from the Inner Terrestrials http://www.innerterrestrials.co.uk/ ,
acoustic pop punk with Lou from Caves http://wearecaves.tumblr.com/ and Olive Anne http://oliveanne.bandcamp.com/ ,
folk punk from South Wales | Taking place at the Kebele http://www.kebelecoop.org/ , 14  Robertson Road, Bristol | 8pm |
£5 waged, £3 unwaged suggested donation

Saturday 2nd March: Benefit Gig plus films with Gringo Ska http://gringoska.co.uk/ plus support, £5 | Westway Cinema,
Frome | Organised by Frome Anti Fracking
http://fromeantifracking.blogspot.co.uk/



OTHER WORKSHOPS & EVENTS


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Saturday 2nd Feb: Community Resistance to Extreme Energy Workshop | 2 - 6pm at the Kebele http://www.kebelecoop.org/ ,
14 Robertson Road, Bristol | The workshop will look at what `extreme energy' is and place these developments in context of
the bigger picture before looking at models of resistance around the world, including examples from the Lock
the Gate http://www.lockthegate.org.au/ & Coal Seam Gas Free Communities http://www.csgfreenorthernrivers.org in
Australia.Community resistance in the UK will then be explored as well as next steps for Somerset & the South West, click
here for more information.
http://www.frackfreesomerset.org/2013/01/12/community-resistance-to-extreme-energy-workshop-benefit-gig/ |
Organised by Frack Free Somerset, Frack Off http://frack-off.org.uk/ and Bristol Rising Tide http://risingtide.org.uk/bristol

Thursday 7th Feb: Sustainable Frome http://www.sustainablefrome.org.uk/ meeting with Fracking theme | Taking place at
the Masonic Hall, Frome at 6:45pm | Organised by Frome Anti Fracking http://fromeantifracking.blogspot.co.uk/

Saturday 9th Feb: Frack the World Inc http://www.frackfreesomerset.org/2012/10/07/frack-the-world-inc-visit-frome/
street theatre visit Keynsham Farmer's Market | Taking place in
Ashton Way car park adjacent to Keynsham High Street | Organised by Frome Anti Fracking
http://fromeantifracking.blogspot.co.uk/ & Transition Keynsham http://keynshamt.wordpress.com/

Saturday 9th Feb: Frack Free Somerset Stall at Backwell Fairtrade Cafe | Backwell Parish Hall 10.15-12.15 | With Sustainable
Backwell  http://www.sustainablebackwell.org/>

Saturday 16th Feb: Community Action Training | Kebele http://www.kebelecoop.org/ , 14 Robertson Road, Bristol Bristol at
1.30pm | Civil disobedience has been an important part of resistingnextreme energy developments around the world. Learn
a variety of techniques for blockades and lock-ons, and how to work together to stay safe on an action | Please email
bristol@risingtide.org.uk bristol@risingtide.org.uk if you are going so that we have an idea of numbers | Organised by Bristol
Rising Tide http://risingtide.org.uk/bristol with support from Frack Free Somerset

Sunday 17th Feb: Extreme Energy workshop with Paul Mobbs/The Free Range Network http://www.fraw.org.uk | Time & venue
to be confirmed. | This in-depth workshop will be useful for anyone who wants to know more about fracking and extreme energy,
looking at the science and the bigger picture | Please email info@frackfreesomerset.org info@frackfreesomerset.org if you
are interested so we can arrange it for the most convenient location | £5-10 donation

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th Feb: Earth First Winter Moot in Lancashire | Members from Frack Free Somerset will be attending to
meet others organising against fracking and environmental destruction around UK | Please email info@frackfreesomerset.org
info@frackfreesomerset.org if you are interested in sharing transport | For more information about the gathering click here
https://network23.org/wintermoot2013/2012/10/15/hello-world/

Saturday 2nd March: It's a Fracking Nightmare, presentation by Ian R Crane | Tor Leisure Glastonbury at 7.30pm | Organised by
Glastonbury Fayres
http://www.glastonburyfayres.co.uk/community/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=5