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Anti-Fracking Mardi Gras Funeral Procession for Bury Hill Wood

  • Dorking Station follow the A25 through Dorking then up Coldharbour Lane (map)

This is a Funeral procession for the Surrey Hills and Preston New Road in Lancashire and for Democracy in the UK! Europa Oil and Gas and Angus Energy, have leased Bury Hill Wood in order to drill for Oil. This is our land, not to be leased, not to be drilled. Not for Shale!!!. The Leith Hill Villagers don't want Oil drilling in this area of outstanding natural beauty! Right on their doorstep, or indeed anywhere in the Surrey Hills!! The purity of their water and the quality of their air depends on this being stopped. The energy companies concerned are three months late with submitting a transport plan! The only way to the Oil drilling site is down Coldharbour Lane (from Dorking) an ancient sunken roadway that just about accomodates two cars passing one another by a whisker! It is totally unsuitable for Oil Tankers! 
Dress up colourful, think Burlesque, Boy George, Daniel Day-Lewis in 'Gangs of New York', 'Interview with a Vampire', Juliette Greco, the Mexican Day of the Dead, Wicca, Gothic, Lena Lovich, Diamanda Galas, Generally, not ;'normal', whatever that means! :-D Wear a black cloak made out of binbags, or a white cloak made out of an old sheet, if you don't have anything ready-made that is appropriate. This is needed for the funeral part of the event! Which will be the walk from the Station into the start of the beautiful Old Town When we take off the funeral gear to reveal our colourful selves for a dancy musical walk through Dorking Town to Coldharbour Lane when we resume the funeral procession (though mabe a bit faster as Coldharbour is cold!!) back to the Camp at the entrance to Bury Hill Wood! there will be tea, coffee and cake; houmous and bread, fruit! Bring food to share, musical instruments and a warm heart!! Bring your family, bring your children, bring your dog, (cats won't like it) bring your rat (Maria) bring your python or your boa constrictor!! Let's PARTY with a PURPOSE!! #fossilfuelfreeplanet #frackingisecocide #fossilfuelsaresolastyeardahling #solaristhenewblack #windisenergy

Earlier Event: February 23
Fight Fracking Film Night