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Robin Hood vs fracking: Events in Bolsover, Derbyshire

A week of activities in Bolsover, Derbyshire, to highlight opposition to fracking in Sherwood Forest.
31 Jan 2018     |       2 minute read

Fracking firm INEOS wants to hunt for shale gas in Sherwood Forest. Its fracking plans threaten a swathe of central England. But we have other plans.

Inspired by the legend of Robin Hood and the people who stood with him against injustice, local communities everywhere are fighting back against the fracking industry. 

Take up the mantle of Robin Hood and say – no fracking in my hood!

Week of activities: 26-31 March

What: Join a fun-filled week of activities organised by Friends of the Earth and local residents in Bolsover, Derbyshire.

Where: All events take place in Bolsover and Creswell.

When: Monday 26 March – Saturday 31 March.

Attractions include

  • Street theatre. Professional actors dressed as Robin Hood, Maid Marion and other Merrie Outlaws, doing battle with the Sheriff of Frackingham. Details soon.
  • Free lantern-making workshop. Materials provided. All ages welcome. Under 10s must be with an adult. Spaces are limited so please register at the links below.
  • Grand finale: dress-up lantern parade. Saturday 31 March, through the centre of Bolsover, carrying lanterns made at workshops during the week. Optional dress-up : Robin Hood costume, accessories or forest green. Details soon.

More info and booking

All events are free but space might be limited - so please register.

  • To order flyers and posters to help promote these events in your area – or if you have any other questions about the events – please email our fracking team.

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