13 Jul 2009

Climate camp gathering this weekend in London!

Dear Climate Camper,

The July National Gathering is taking place this weekend in London.
There's a jam-packed agenda, as the Camp is in SIX WEEKS! This email
contains all the info.

TIMINGS
The gathering will run from 10am-6pm on Saturday 18 July and 10am-6pm on
Sunday 19 July. If you haven't booked your travel yet, do it now!

AGENDA
Here is the draft agenda for the gathering:

SATURDAY
10.00 - Introduction for new people
10.30 – Welcome and housekeeping
11.00 - Update on Coal Mass Action in October
11.15 - Workshops Timetable update
11.20 - The Swoop (part 1)
11.35 - Defending the Site discussion
12.35 - Media Access proposal / Finance Liaisons meeting
13.15 - August gathering shout-out

13.20 - Lunch / intro for new people

14.20 - Outreach group remit + NGOs, political parties and religious
groups policy proposal
15.00 - Working Group intros
15.20 - Working Group time / Working Group spokes meeting
17.00 - Police Liaison
17.30 - Recap and housekeeping for the evening

Followed by Dinner and Social.

SUNDAY
10.00 - Welcome and housekeeping
10.15 - The Swoop (part 2)
11.00 - The Camp and Copenhagen proposal
12.00 - Break
12.10 – The narrative for this year's Camp
12.40 - Evening meetings at the Camp
13.00 - Neighbourhood spokes meeting

13.30 - Lunch

14.30 - Announcements, action shout-out and August gathering
14.50 - Finance feedback
15.00 - Decision-making at the Camp proposal
15.20 - Is climate camp embodying or challenging consumerism? proposal
15.50 - Working Group time
17.30 - Working Group feedback and proposals
18.00 - End

There will also be Legal Observer training running in parallel from 10.00
to 12.30 on Sunday.

Attached is a more detailed version of the draft agenda, including the
full text of those proposals that have come in. We are still waiting for
the full text of some of the proposals, and will circulate a complete
version when we have it.

VENUES
The venue will be the Greenpeace office on Saturday, and BASH Studios on
Sunday. We'd have prefered it to be in one place too, but it wasn't to be
- sorry about that!

Saturday - Greenpeace, Canonbury Villas, London, N1 2PN.

Getting there: The Victoria line is shut this weekend so you'll need to
get there by bus or bicycle. From King's Cross, get the 476 or 73 buses
and get off at the Essex Road crossroads. For a map see:
http://tinyurl.com/nfusf2

Sunday - BASH Studios, 65-71 Scrutton Street, London, EC2A 4PJ.

Getting there: The nearest tube is Old Street, and it's a 5 minute walk.
For a map see: http://tinyurl.com/ntw25m

TRAVEL POOL
If you haven't decided whether you can make it yet, the London
neighbourhood has got together £400 for the travel pool in advance, so
hopefully getting to London will be more affordable for those from further
afield, especially with the Camp being in London as well. The travel pool
is a way for those who have come to the gathering from nearby to
contribute towards the costs of those who have travelled further.

However please book your tickets NOW so that this money stretches further
(eg. via www.nationalrail.co.uk, www.nationalexpress.co.uk,
www.megabus.com).

CRASH SPACE
There is crash space available for Friday and Saturday nights. Please
email gathering@climatecamp.org.uk to let us know you need a spot,
particularly for Friday night. Crash space means floorspace - so you'll
need to bring a sleeping bag plus rollmat/pillow etc.

If you need a bed then email gathering@climatecamp.org.uk and we'll do our
best to find you one.

FOOD AND SOCIAL
Delicious vegan food will be provided on Saturday (breakfast, lunch and
dinner) and Sunday (breakfast and lunch). There is also an exciting social
planned for Saturday evening for happy campers to unwind after a busy day.

KIDS SPACE
We are very much hoping to have a kids space at the gathering, but have
not 100% confirmed that it is being sorted. We'll confirm after Tuesday
night. In the mean time, email gathering@climatecamp.org.uk.

DONATIONS
The suggested donation is £15 to cover the costs of the weekend, including
food. You can put in more or less, depending on what you can afford.

CONTACT US
If you have any questions about the gathering contact us via
gathering@climatecamp.org.uk or on 07534 598 733.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

General questions / comments / suggestions can be sent to info@climatecamp.org.uk, or for more info check out www.climatecamp.org.uk.

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