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Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« on: December 02, 2008, 05:26:50 PM »
http://www.campaigncc.org/demo2008schedule.shtml

I'm already in London that day so may well attend this on my stilts.  Any Londeners want to join me?

I may be a tad knackered though as I'm at an all-nighter 8pm till 6am event on Friday!!!  London Decompression 2008 yeah baby!!!
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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 06:16:25 PM »
Why just Londeners ?

OK I mucked the date up and Sprog spotted it before I could change it  ?
« Last Edit: December 02, 2008, 06:20:35 PM by Dark Knight »

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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008, 06:18:02 PM »
I shall be going dependant on weather :)

DK, it's not from March, it IS a march. See:
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National Climate March, 6th December 2008

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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008, 06:19:04 PM »
I shall be going dependant on weather :)

DK, it's not from March, it IS a march. See:
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National Climate March, 6th December 2008
Feels stupid I was speed reading and missed the date out  :-[

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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2008, 06:54:59 PM »
Ok not JUST Londeners but at short notice they are the nearest and have less travel faff :D  of course anyone is welcome!  :D  You will also witness me in a dark pink and black fluffy kitty ears hat with optional pink flashing deely boppers if they arrive on time ;)

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« Last Edit: December 02, 2008, 06:58:21 PM by Gixer »
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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2008, 07:34:27 PM »
I might make an appearance ;) we shall see.

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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2008, 08:10:38 PM »
yep spose i'll mooch along for kicks!
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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2008, 08:15:28 PM »
oh yeh - janelle works on the london eye and its a really short walk from the finish line to the eye - so of coursew Im gonna go and harrass her at work and that - mwhahahahaha! whos with me!

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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2008, 09:51:59 PM »
I'm still not the best bouncer about but I can walk miles and it look worth going to so put me down as " More than likely coming "

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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2008, 11:02:56 PM »
you bocking this right?






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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2008, 11:08:28 PM »
Yes, weather permitting ;)

Righty ho so if the starting point is Grosvenor Square does anyone know a landmark there we can head for to meet up?
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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2008, 11:17:34 PM »
you bocking this right?
No we're walking it you idiot :nana:

Get your ass there, haven't seen you since August!

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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2008, 11:18:07 PM »
Trying to think of witty slogans to carry when we are marching/bouncing:

"Ban politicians, the hot air they spew damages the climate"   :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2008, 11:24:33 PM »
I suggest "Whilst we are green, the factories producing our stilts.... aren't." :banana:

Anyone in EAs who wants to go (e.g. Carl, Tim, whoever else), if you can get to my uni (Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, South Mymms, Hertfordshire, AL9 7TA) you are welcome to park for the day (I'll let security know you're coming and whatnot, it'll be free), and then it's like a 15 min walk to the train station (Potters Bar) - off road though, through woods by the railway line - and then 20mins to King's Cross. I was aiming for the 10.30 train to be in for 10.50ish and then work my way towards the meeting point (between Marble Arch and Bond Street, apparently)

Ideally only want max 2 cars coming to uni though, preferably one as it's easier to get away with :)
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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2008, 11:31:02 PM »
i wanna go infact i think im gonna but i need to park resonably close as my dang shoes are bolted on

so any links for car parks or would be good and helpfull

and just a few more questions

how long is the walk?

where do we end up?

wat time do we finish?

and wow sprog your uni is in a field....but if theres parking i might aswell drive str8 in?

thank you :D




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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2008, 11:38:24 PM »
how long is the walk?

where do we end up?

National March Assembles
12 noon at Grosvenor Square - Bond street or Marble Arch tube. The march starts close to the US embassy (the US has for long been a block on progress at the international Climate Talks under the still-current Bush administration).

Route map here http://www.campaigncc.org/resources/route2008.pdf

The march goes from Grosvenor Square via Carlos Place and Mount Street to Berkley Square and Berkley street to Picacadily, Picadilly Circus, Lower Regent street, Pall Mall and c*ckspur street to Trafalgar Square and Whitehall to Parliament Square.

Rally at Parliament Square
Starts around 2.30 pm. Finishes 3.30 to 4.00 pm Speakers include NicK Clegg MP (leader, Liberal Democrats), Michael Meacher MP (Environment Minister, 1997-2003), Caroline Lucas MEP (leader, Green Party), and George Monbiot (Honorary President, Campaign against Climate Change ).

So we end up where the rally starts and we can either listen to the politicians talking s**te, go for some food, or go for a bounce THEN some food.  I will ahve to split and go back to tthe flat I'm staying at to collect my stuff, before heading off for my train at about 6.30pm.  Unless someone can give me a lift to Stratford rail station ;)
« Last Edit: December 02, 2008, 11:41:17 PM by Gixer »
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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2008, 11:53:11 PM »
and wow sprog your uni is in a field....but if theres parking i might aswell drive str8 in?
Yep, 30 mins walk to nearest town. Can't really bock it as it's all country lanes and s**t, and you could but you'd probably be met by some angry horses, sheep or cows (The sheep are rather vicious, one attacked my friend and put her out of work for a week! lol)

Bounce and Food sounds good to me! :D

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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2008, 02:11:05 AM »
put me own as a maybe, dependant on weather, whether the archery team needs me for practice etc etc


...i probably just missed it, but what would be the closest station/would anyone else be heading to the same place, as i have no idea how to get around london

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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2008, 07:27:25 AM »
put me own as a maybe, dependant on weather, whether the archery team needs me for practice etc etc


...i probably just missed it, but what would be the closest station/would anyone else be heading to the same place, as i have no idea how to get around london
There is a map link in Gixer's last post and it's not hard to find the start piont.

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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2008, 07:04:17 PM »
best of luck and have fun guys. But work dictates that Im not with u all.

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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2008, 10:17:20 PM »
well looks like im in!





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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2008, 10:20:29 PM »
Just checked the weather, overcast but no rain with top temp of 7 centigrade :)

However, was BBC so likely to change about 5 times in the next 24 hours!

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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2008, 12:24:26 AM »
I leave for London on the 2pm train tomorrow, Sprog has my mobile so I'll liaise with him about where you're all meeting.  I'll be sooooo knackered :D and I'll be p***ed off if it's wet!
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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2008, 01:34:43 AM »
hmm im wondering i ent got an exact date but in jan/feb time me and a bunch of college mates are goin london for 2 days visiting the 02 arena stadium and stuff sleeping over if i get better dates and better directions and time u think some london bockers could meet me in london gimme some jumping tips XD maybe show off ur skills to my mates too :P

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Re: Climate Change March in London THIS SATURDAY
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2008, 07:46:31 PM »
Even though only 5 of us turned up (Gixer, Jack, Carl Green, Myself and Muncher) it was a really good day and a lot of fun :D

We did the climate change march bit which was more of a slow dawdle with not a lot of room to move (much rejoicing and bouncing when we found space to move about in), and then ended in parliament square where we had loads of photos taken and a few videos. Carl landed a front (his first outside on tarmac) and we got a 3D group photo which is gonna be emailed to gixer. We then stopped for something to eat and wandered around for a bit, through trafalgar square and then into leciester square, bounced around in both of those and Carl rode a lion... Completely knackered now, photos and videos will be on facebook and I'll pop a few up on here too.

Big thanks to Rache for organising it as it was a good laugh and got me out of the hell hole that is uni for a day!