This is the news page for Extinction Rebellion Worcestershire.
- Worcester Stop the Sewage MarchOn the 29th October we took to the streets! As part of XR’s national strategy of doing local actions at the end of every month, we held a march against the dumping of raw sewage in the Severn. Rebels marched along the river, stopping at Diglis to drop a banner and then down the high […]
- Worcester at the Cathedral Eco FairOn 7th October, we held a stall at the Worcester Cathedral Eco Fair. Members of XR spoke to members of the public about the climate crisis and what they can do about it. It was a very rewarding day for all involved and we had many positive conversations.
- Dancing through Worcester‘BEES’ and ‘flowers’ danced throughout Worcester city centre on Saturday before being sprayed with ‘insecticide’. We took to the city centre to surprise shoppers with a performance piece with a serious message. We dressed as bees and flowers and happily danced around Cathedral Square and High Street before being sprayed with a huge can of fake […]
- Wyre Forest XRThe Bridgenorth Green Festival on Saturday turned out to be a very successful, well attended event. Around a dozen Wyre Forest XR members showed up to offer Planet Medics street theatre, art blocking, the newly formed WFXR choir, citizens climate poll board and poetry. The XR Midland Rhythms band were a highlight of the day […]
- Wear a leaf to show you care about our climate and nature!Leaves for Climate is asking people to wear a leaf to encourage people to share their concerns and start conversations about finding climate and nature solutions.
- The Big One just got biggerIn January XRUK said it was prioritising relationships over roadblocks. Today we announce a groundbreaking lineup of NGOs, organisations, unions and movements that will join XR at The Big One from 21-24 April. Greenpeace, FoE, EarthDay.org, PCS Union, CND, Global Justice Now, Compass, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Viva, Campaign Against Climate Change, Women’s Climate Action, […]
- Dirty Water – blue plaquesXR Worcester joined a UK-wide day of action unveiling blue plaques in Worcester, along with other Worcestershire XR groups, to highlight the impact on the River Severn of our local MPs’ voting record on the discharge of raw sewage. In Worcester, the plaque reads: “Worcester MP Robin Walker voted to block a law requiring water […]
- Worcester BarclaysOn Monday 14th November XR held a nationwide day of action to highlight how Barclays bank is the dirty man of Europe when it comes to continuing investment in fossil fuels. Over 25 XR Worcestershire supporters dressed as cleaners and oil heads were outside Worcester Barclays as part of the action. Here’s a video showing […]
- Worcester Climate PollOver two days in October we were out on Worcester High street asking passers by to fill in our Climate Poll and give us their thoughts about a Citizen’s Assembly. The photo’s show how people are feeling about the Climate Crisis and what the government is doing to protect us. Over 60 people signed up […]
- XR Malvern at LakefestXR Malvern pulled out all the stops to do some super-excellent outreach over a very hot Lakefest weekend. Having been invited to take a stall there, a team produced not just a stall, but a fully interactive presence including information yurt, roving street theatre, talks in the ‘Pen and Parchment’ tent and messaging absolutely everywhere!Highlights […]
- Save the Wye HerefordOver 150 XR supporters arrived in Hereford on Monday 25th July and along with other environmental groups held a protest to highlight how Intensive Poultry Units are killing the river Wye. While some rebels shutdown the soya Feed Mill, the rest made their way to the chicken factory in town where there was a beautiful […]
- April Rebellion – London 2022Around 40 supporters from Worcestershire went down to London for the April Rebellion. On action days there were very powerful marches followed by a sit-down protest at various locations including Trafalgar Square and bridges over the Thames. New to this rebellion were Outreach days, which allowed us to have events in spaces that we wouldn’t […]
- Rebellion of OneThe three activists joined more than 200 others across the UK, on Saturday 24th April, to block traffic and draw attention to lack of government action on the climate and ecological emergency. Protesters blocked City Walls Road and The Cross in Worcester while a third blocked a main road in Barnard’s Green, near Malvern. “This […]
- Bromsgrove bee actionExtinction rebellion supporters swarmed Bromsgrove High Street on Saturday April 24th to call on Worcestershire County Council to declare a climate emergency. Many of the activists dressed as bees to highlight the environmental threat to the species and our heavy reliance on them to provide food and pollinate plants. Two supporters also carried a giant […]
- Climate Crime SceneExtinction Rebellion Worcestershire performed a “climate crime scene” as street theatre in the centre of Worcester on Saturday 17th April, to highlight that Worcestershire County Council is putting future generations at risk due to their lack of action on the Climate and Ecological Emergency. The “crime scene” featured a faceless councillor stamping bits of paper […]
- The Deep Water projectThe next meeting is Wed 6th Jan 7:00pm – Click HERE to REGISTER Beyond our own plans for flooding actions in Worcestershire, there is a Midlands-wide project being developed by XR’s Midlands Outreach and Local Group Development team. Called ‘Deep Water’ it aims to coordinate flooding-related actions across the Midlands Region from the Marches to Lincolnshire (where […]
- Act Now Worcestershire County CouncilSaturday September 26th saw a fantastic turnout of socially distanced groups of six parading through Worcester City Centre. We had three groups of Faceless Bureaucrats, a forthright group of bees, cyclists, dinosaurs and our spectacular Rainbow Guardians. At noon we had a die in at Cathedral Plaza with around 50 people, plus a very impassioned […]
- Worcestershire Banner ActionThe Worcestershire XR groups organised an extremely impactful set of actions on Friday September 25th and Saturday September 26th. It was tremendous to have all local groups working together to focus our demands on the County Council. Friday saw huge banners displayed on four bridges surrounding Worcester, with the message “County Council! Act Now on Climate […]