Extinction Rebellion Spring Festival
A protest group, gaining popularity in Bristol for taking peaceful ‘nonviolent’ action, has hired out a Bristol club for a weekend festival this month.
It is aiming to train people in ‘peaceful nonviolent civil disobedience’ ahead of an International Rebellion on 15 April this year. The group say the UK Government are responsible for ‘criminal inaction on the ecological emergency’.
The Spring Uprising from Extinction Rebellion, will be taking place at Motion, on the weekend of 16-17 March 2019. It will be the first festival for the group, aiming to bring together people from different backgrounds to learn about taking nonviolent direction action through different workshops.
Festival organisers and those in the music industry, including Boomtown Festival, are supporting the event. Musical acts confirmed so far include Sam Lee, Dizraeli, Mesadorm, Bellatrix, Pete the Temp, Honeyfeet and The High Breed.
There will also be performance poets including Salena Godden, Vanessa Kisuule and Kev the Poet. And, speakers including Mike Bonanno of The Yes Men, Co-founder of Extinction Rebellion Dr Gail Bradbrook and writer for New Internationalist & Occupy activist Jamie Kelsey-Fry.
Extinction Rebellion is famed for the action it has already taken in Bristol, including a die-in at Cabot Circus, many protests and traffic blocks in the city centre.
Festival organiser Tiana Jacout says: “This is the next step in our response to the threat to life we all face, a potentially life changing event for attendees. Let’s celebrate coming together, get trained, organised and have a damn good time doing it.
“With thousands of people coming together to face the climate and ecological emergency, this event is intended to help people prepare, organise and celebrate for this historic moment in time together. It will also give individuals the opportunity to find and critically analyse their role in the movement for change.”
For more information, visit: https://www.springuprising.com/
To buy tickets, visit: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/extinctionrebellion/232359/
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