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Robin Hood vs fracking: events in Eckington, Derbyshire

Join in the activities in Eckington, Derbyshire, to say no 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 by his side 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: 5-10 March

What: Join a fun-filled week of activities organised by Friends of the Earth and Eckington Against Fracking

Where: Eckington in Derbyshire.

When: Monday 5 to Saturday 10 March.

Attractions include

Free lantern-making workshops throughout the week. Materials provided. All ages welcome, though under 10s must be with an adult. Limited spaces so please register. 

Street Fayre: Street Theatre, Facepainting, Music and Games. Saturday 10 March, Market Street, 12-3pm.

Grand finale: dress-up lantern parade through the centre of Eckington, carrying lanterns made at workshops during the week. Saturday 10 March, from Green Lawns Community Centre to the drilling site and back. Departs 6pm. Optional dress-up : Robin Hood costume, accessories or forest green. 

More info and booking

All events are free but space might be limited – so please register using the links below.

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