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Skills and Solidarity Festival: 5th-8th March


This weekend we are having a Skills and Solidarity “festival” inviting people to come and share and learn and participate in solidarity for our campaign and actions.

This is not a “free party” but a family friendly event you could and should bring your kids and even your gran!


Come down to learn rope safety, activism and tree house building skills. If possible bring hand tools. There will be singing, dancing ans knitting!

There will be family friendly acoustic jams, camping  & more entertainment and workshops to be announced. In the evening time bring a dish to share.

As always Rising Up is here to protect the land, leave no trace and respect the wildlife by keeping music and gatherings at the meadow kitchen area.

It is vitally important to note this is not a place to come and get trashed nor trash. The heart of this camp and festival is political and direct action and solidarity to save a beautiful and valuable wildlife rich Conservation Area and prime growing land. Thanks


Past – thank you if you were there, and sorry if you missed these – hope to see you at the next one

  • Wed 18th Feb 4pm Wild Wednesday
  • Sat 7th Feb 10:00 – 3:00pm Creative Support for Land March
    Calling Bristol city folk ( and beyond!!) to spread the word and join in some fun and creative action in support of Rising up land action on Stapleton small holdings, the woodland glade and Blue finger soil.
    We will marching down Old Market and heading into the City Centre / College Green to spread the word and raise awareness… Fancy dress optional but suggested theme is birds!
    The some of us will be going up to the site in Stapleton afterwards.
    10-12: Trinity Community Garden for sign/ costume making.
    12: Head down Old Market to City Centre and College Green
    Bring arts & crafts supplies, face paints, hot tea and some food to share. Spread the word. See you there!
  • Sun 1st Feb 3:00pm Imbolc Community Celebration
    Rise with the sap and the sun! After a long dark winter, the land reawakens as the days lengthen.Rising Up invite you in to join us in ceremony to welcome back the creative energy of Imbolc. We want to honour the land we love, currently at risk from imminent destruction to make way for a MetoBus road – (tree felling is due to start this Monday!)This is a unique opportunity to come together in community, for celebration, feast, fire song and connection.
    We know that this short notice, but we do hope you can come.Please feel free to bring food, cake and drink to share to, bring yourselves, friends, family and a song if you like! There will be foodand hot drinks available for a small donation
  • Fri 23rd Jan 2015 Green Capital Launch
    We attended this event to highlight the destruction of green capital inherent in the MetroBus proposals.
    See report here
  • Tues 20th Jan 2015 7:00pm Beet the Bulldozers Public Meeting
  • Beet the buldozer meetings Begbrook Community Centre. For locals concerned about the impact of the Metrobus plans and who want to organise to protect the area.
  • Fri 16th Jan 2015 7:00pm Beet the Bulldozers Public Meeting
    Hamilton House, Stokes Croft. For all concerned about the impact  Metrobus plans will have on land by the M32 and want to organise to protect it.
  • Sun 11th Jan 2015 1:00pm Tree Blessing
    Join us to celebrate the trees on the borders of Stapleton Allotments and Feed Bristol.Tree blessing

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