Climate Emergency Event on Saturday

Dear Transitioners

We now have the full details of a great event in Abergavenny on Saturday.  Please come + join us!


Saturday 22nd December 2018

12.00 midday – Meet at Abergavenny Market in the Corn exchange  for a 12.45pm start. See Facebook event page

12.45pm – Drumming starts and we gather outside the Market Hall

1.00pm We start a very slow and solemn funereal procession up High Street towards Shackeltons.  We will then head back down to the Angel Hotel and back to the Market Hall.  We will stop a couple of times for some singing etc and may do this once or possibly twice.  (We figure this is where most people will be in Abergavenny and the drummers can’t move so we want to stay connected with them)

2.00pm – Meet back at the Market Hall for the Declaration of Rebellion as well as a couple of other talks, some singing and a symbolic gesture

2.30pm – We then will head over to the St Johns Square in front of the post office for an informal gathering around a fire where we will lay our wreathes and come together, relax, enjoy each other’s company on a mid-winters evening

The theme will be a funeral procession to mourn the species we have lost and the world we could be leaving our children. The extinction could include ourselves eventually. It’s time for a wake-up call. This procession is raising that. Twelve years to radically change course!

So please can you wear black, black hats and coats and bring an umbrella (black preferably).  If you can decorate the umbrella with the XR logo that would be great.  (Gaffer tape works really well and is fairly simple to do).  We made quite a number of wreathes and banners at a workshop last Saturday but if you want to make one to bring that would be great. There will be lanterns, musical instruments, singing, drumming and mournful silence ( sometimes). People are coming from other communities. Share this with your friends, family, groups you belong to and let people know about the event.  The easiest way would be sharing the event on Facebook. This also contains a map and images of the Market Hall and how to reach the Corn Exchange if you are a stranger to the town

Be prepared for wintry weather, warm clothes and waterproofs

We may also have some face painting for children so please arrive by 12 if you have children who want their face painted and if you can help with face painting that would be great.  The theme will be animals

You are welcome to make something yourself and bring it along, the more the merrier.  Don’t worry if you can’t we will need help with lanterns and banners


Vivien Mitchell