Film, speakers and discussions
We know burning coal causes climate change, but what do we know of its human and ecological impacts?
“The consequences of coal mining in Russia are terrible. There are environmental and economic disasters happening in mining regions, especially in Kuzbass where the most of coal reserves located. Public health is getting worse and worse, indigenous people being forced out of their land, air and water poisoned.” Vladimir Slivyak, Ecodefense, our main speaker.
Through this tour’s events you will have the opportunity to discover the impacts of mining coal to feed UK power stations and discuss how you can get involved in the resistance to these mines and UK coal infrastructure.
Following on from successes at End Coal Now, Ende Galaende it is time to tackle the UK’s power stations and end this destructive industry.
The tour is being hosted by Coal Action Network, London Mining Network and local partners.
Brighton Wednesday 25th May 7-9pm Cowley Club, 12 London Road, BN1 4JA
Sheffield Thursday 26th May 7-9pm Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk Street, S1 2JB (entrance in Chapel Row)
York Friday 27th May 6-9pm Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, YO1 6ET
Belfast Monday 30th May 5.30-7.30pm Queen’s University Belfast, Canada Room & Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, University Road, BT7 1NN
Liverpool Wednesday 1st June 6.30-8.30pm Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, L1 3BT
Lancaster Thursday 2nd June 7.30-9.30pm Gregson Centre, 33 Moorgate, LA1 3PY
Leeds Saturday 4th June 10am-6pm Drax Extreme Energy Gathering, Ebor Court, Skinner Street, LS1 4ND A full day event looking at extreme energy with a focus on Drax power station. Find out about the role of biomass and coal in keeping the UK’s biggest power station squandering our planet’s resources. For more info see events page on Biofuelwatch’s website
Newcastle upon Tyne Sunday 5th June, 1.30-3.30pm Broadacre House, Market Street, NE1 6HQ
UPDATED VENUE: Edinburgh Monday 6th June 7-9pm Augustine United Church, 41-43 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL FREE event, but registration required
Nottingham Tuesday 7th June 7.30-9.30pm Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone St, NG7 6HX
Lincoln Wednesday 8th June 9-10.30pm ImpArt Community Centre, 39b High St, LN5 8AS
Cambridge Thursday 9th June 7.30-9.30pm The Lecture Theatre, Trinity Hall College, Trinity Lane, CB2 1TJ Non-students very welcome
London Friday 10th June 6.30-8.30pm B102, Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG Non-students very welcome
To find out more about the issues download our insightful report into the UK’s coal trade: coalaction.noflag.org.uk/ditchcoal