Here you can find the regular events taking place in and around Reigate and Redhill. The best way to remain up to date is to sign up to our mailing list. We often plan things in short notice. We also communicate using the social media app “Telegram”, which works a bit like WhatsApp.
There are 5 types of usual events in XR:
Actions: Events directed at highlighting issues. They can include non-violent acts of civil disobedience and could take the shape of anything from a bike swarm to a bank protest or a die-in to a flash mob. Locally to Reigate, Redhill, Dorking and Gatwick Airport, we are also engaging in actions to publicize our concerns without causing disruption, such as through stalls, leafleting and performances.
Training: Learning opportunities, covering introductions to XR and its core principles and understanding of different roles to support actions. We also hold training in out meetings, as well as online using platforms such as Zoom.
Socials: We need times to regenerate our energies and get to know each other!
Non-XR events: We support events held by organisations with shared goals (e.g. Dorking Climate Emergency and UK Student Climate Network). Let us know if you want us to publicize an event.
Climate Café: We meet once a month on a Wednesday (was Mondays) at 7.30pm at The Yard, at Reigate Station, 3A Holmesdale Rd, Reigate RH2 9QN.
We have some time initially to chat then have our group’s meeting to share information, for example about upcoming evens and feedback from the working groups. We sometimes have trainings at these meetings.
On other Wednesdays, we either meet on zoom or in Dorking.
Faith at the Gate: First Sunday of the month, 3.30pm, at Horse Hill Protection Camp, at the junction of Horse Hill and the A217, postcode RH6 0HU.
Horse Hill Rebel Alliance welcomes people of all faiths and none to join a peaceful candlelit vigil to shine a light on the climate crisis and the climate battleground at Horse Hill. Bring a tealight in a jar, a high viz jacket if you have one, a small prayer flag, and a torch. Afterwards, join us for a drink at The Black Horse Pub opposite the camp.
“Pause for the Planet” and “Come to the Table” Join our public vigil on alternate Fridays in Dorking (usually on South Street opposite Waitrose) followed by an opportunity for table talks to discuss the way forward.
Monthly Banner Drop over M25 – We have huge banners that we suspend safely on the bridges over the M25. The action is co-ordinated with other XR groups in the SE on other motorways. To do this safely we need 3 rebels at put up and put down and 2 rebels the rest of the day, minding the banners. Please do sign up to the rota. It is a great way to get our message out to large numbers of people. And an opportunity to get to know each other a bit better.
Walk the Shale Trail with us 1 October 2022
See email mailing list for more events.
Past events (excluding regular events)
1/11/20 – Sunday Faith at the Gate – All Souls and Remembrance Day for lost species – in person and on zoom – see the POST for more details.
9/10/20 – Banner drop over M25, to continue monthly.
31/8/20 – Dorking Vigil 7.30pm to start off Rebellion – in conjunction with Vigil in London
2/8/20 – Greta the boat visits Redhill, on route from Brighton to Dunsford.
1/8/20 – Start of September Rebellion – 2 weeks of protests in London
28/8/20 – Banner Drop action over M25 near Reigate
29/8/20 – Madhatters Tea Party at Gatwick South Terminal
4/7/20 – XR Reigate and Redhill are supporting a BLM event in Horley
25/6/20 – Deliver letter to Crispin Blunt office about RBCC Climate action
17/3/20 – Surrey County Council – Full council meeting. XR presence
3/20 – Surrey County Council Pension Fund Meeting, Kingston. XR Action. www.xrguildford.org/surrey-pension-act-now
7/3/20 – Dorking, Reigate and Redhill Social 3-7pm.
26/2/20 – Air We Grieve – action to highlight air pollution in Reigate
22/2/20 – XR stall at Climate Fair, Dorking, https://dorking-climate-emergency.net/
22/2/20 – ‘Enough is Enough’- Together we march, 1pm Russell Square. National XR
14/2/20 – Valentines Day stall on Dorking High Street