A Procession for the planet

Saturday 29th August
A funeral march that transforms. A Jazz band. Black-clad mourners,
marching in sombre mood, to mark the death and destruction wrought by
humans on our natural world. And then it changes (you’ll have to wait and see….) to celebrate joyously the beauty and power of nature.
This will be an inspiring action with a big presence in the
town, that will remind people about resisting climate change and hopefully get them interested in joining the actions in London.

Safety
We’ll keep safe – masks (black) and 2 metres apart

Turn up on the day
Come at 11.00 to Westgate Street on Saturday 29th August
Setting off at 11.30. Formal funeral attire is requested. With an umbrella or a parasol. But you can also just come as you are. Bring placards.

The Route
The marchers will gather in Westgate Street at 11.00. We will set off at 11.30, two abreast, all distanced at 2 metres and wearing masks. We will head down the High Street past the War Memorial, and down School Hill towards Cliffe precinct.

At the entrance to the precinct will be a Marshall, who will ensure everyone is still marching only two abreast, and safely distanced. If it is particularly crowded on that Saturday, they may even ask us to process in single file. However, if we are able to proceed two abreast, we will keep to the centre of the precinct, and leave the red pavement to the shoppers. Over Cliffe Bridge and down Cliffe High Street, then turning left into Malling Street.

At Phoenix Causeway, we will turn back into the town. Over Phoenix Bridge, left at Eastgate Street, and once more through the precinct. This time we turn down Railway Lane and head on to the Linklater Pavilion, our final destination.

There will be a short socially distanced closing event at the Linklater, more details nearer the time.

Preparing so you can join the leading group
We have been busy painting umbrellas to look like giant flowers (for regrowth). To paint your own umbrella at home we recommend acrylic art paint mixed with Chromacryl textile medium, ironed afterwards to fix. For more information contact Creatives@xrlewes.org.

Marshalls and outreach
We also need marshalls for the traffic, and people to talk to the public
about XR as we go. Let us know if you can help.

See you there!

vigil for the earth

Sunday 29th August
As part of Extinction Rebellion’s Faith Vigil for the Earth, we invite you to join us for a prayer and meditation walk in Lewes. People of all faiths and none, come together to silently focus their will and energy towards healing for our planet.

The end of the walk will mark the beginning of a week long vigil. Keeping watch together with those maintaining a continuous prayer and meditation presence in Parliament Square, London, as well as those taking part through a zoom vigil space.

Meet 2pm at St Thomas A Becket Church, Cliffe High St, Lewes
You will need to wear a face mask and we will be observing 2m distancing.
There will be 3 stops in which a few words will be spoken and a simple service at the end.

You are invited to dress in a single colour of your choice and make yourself a sandwich board style sign to wear. (A piece of cardboard front and back with string over the shoulders, one side saying your own message or prayer intention the other saying “we want to live”).

For further information contact: lewes_earth_vigil@protonmail.com

August Bank Holiday and beyond

Friday 28th August Cycle Swarm

Bike swarm in Brighton, have fun on the streets. Meet at the Level, Brighton at 6pm.
OR ride there together, meet 5pm at the bus stop opposite Lewes prison.
Contact: CycleSwarm@xrlewes.org

Saturday 29th August – Procession for the Planet

A funeral march with New Orleans style Jazz band. Meet 11am Westgate Street Lewes. Formal funeral attire or come as you are. Bring umbrellas and placards.
We will observe 2m social distancing, please wear a mask.

Sunday 30th August – Vigil for the Earth

People of all faiths and none, a silent walk to focus on healing for our planet. Dress in a single colour of your choice and make yourself a sign to wear. Meet 2pm at St Thomas A Becket Church, Cliffe High St, Lewes. We will observe 2m social distancing, please wear a mask. Contact: lewes_earth_vigil@protonmail.com

Tues 1 Sept onwards – London rebellion

We want to live! The Rebellion returns to Parliament on 1 September amidst warnings of a 4°C world. The first day is carnival themed, family friendly with a short march to Parliament Square, and all agreed with the police. Be there on day one!

Talks, trainings and more

Be informed, stay safe and connect with other rebels, get ready for London action. See what’s on the events calendar here: