November 2022, first newsletter

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Dear Rebel

Much recognition and thanks is due to the wonderful Rebels who made the Barclays protest this weekend such a success.

The idea came from Marilyn who made the action happen, while Roger’s work on banners and placards was much in evidence. There was also a lot of work behind the scenes with transport and logistics, direction/choreography, outreach, samba band, well-being, filming/media, personal support, the Hub (without which it would have all been so much harder) – a tremendous collaborative effort and achievement. Here is the link to the video of Saturday’s action (photographs to follow)


If you would like to write to Barclays and would like to use some example wording, please contact and email it to


A few more updates for the first half of November including local campaign, COP27 news and a free performance.

In the lead up to COP27 UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt, join us in ‘Reading for change’: We Still Have a Chance, MakeTank, 9 November, 5:30-6:30pm. Reading has the power to change how we act, as Gill Rye’s Reading for Change book illustrates.  This project, part of 12 Stories for 12 Days of COP27, is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and is led by Dr Eliana Maestri. The setting: a beautiful graffiti artwork by Steve McCracken. Image: ESO/M. Kornmesser


Devon Development Education

Cop 27 prep on Zoom

6-7.30, Thursday 3 November

Devon Development Education is an Exeter charity that focuses on both climate justice and social justice issues. After the world reflected on the importance of addressing the climate crisis last year at COP 26 in Glasgow, we must review the progress made this year globally as we look forward to COP 27 in November. Therefore we are running an online Zoom event to prepare attendees for COP27. Please do join

Zoom link:


Exmouth anti-pollution action

On Mon 17 Oct there was an anti-pollution action at Exmouth Town Hall. Locals from ESCAPE, Friends of the Earth Exeter, and swimmers all greeted SWW Iain Vosper when he met Exmouth Town Council and answered pre-arranged questions. The campaign is ongoing. it would be great if interested people joined ESCAPE’s Facebook group for the latest info (also the bigger the number the more South West Water will listen!)

We are keen to see a clear publicly accessible live incident reporting system in place for the overflow incidents that do take place in our town, and a reduction in sewage discharge in our river and oceans to keep wildlife and people safe.

The EDDC Scrutiny Committee is meeting 2 Nov with further questions from ESCAPE.


Date for your diary

Friday 21st April 2023

It is the big one: it is the moment that we bring 100,000 people to Parliament to demand action.


Reaching Out: But to achieve that we have 202 days to recruit many more Rebels in Exeter and beyond.

So we need to concentrate every sinew of our being towards that mobilisation. We have found that Door-knocking and our Pink Table stalls will achieve this. But we do need more Rebels to help (it’s more fun and fulfilling than you might think)… If you would like to play a part in this major endeavour, please contact Maurice

Or you could put your name down now…

We always do this work in teams, so there will always be plenty of support for new Rebels.


Free performance at RAMM

A performance of Climate Stories shows on Wednesday 2 Nov, also Earth Stories will be performed in Egypt during COP27 and live-streamed, so you can book an Eventbrite place on that too.


Visit the link:

New Rebel Introduction to XR session
Thursday 10 November 2022, 6:30-7.30pm
Exeter Climate Action Hub, 40 Bedford Street, Princesshay, EX1 1GJ
This is an Introduction for new Rebels, returning Rebels or anyone who is curious about XR. It is intended to inform people of Extinction Rebellion’s Demands, Principles and how new Rebels can best get involved in XR locally and nationally. Contact Maurice Spurway for further info.
This is followed by the XR social at City Gate Pub should you wish to join.
Next Newsletter submissions deadline

Content submission date for the second newsletter in November: Sunday 13 November  2022.
Newsletters are sent twice a month – there may be additional newsletters during periods of action. If you have XR news, events, training, activities and other opportunities you would like to include, then do get involved in a fortnightly GM (above), post details on Exeter Forum, contact the group through the Facebook page or email
Send events to advertise on the Exeter XR website  to


XR local group meet up

The next gathering will be 7-9pm, Thursday 17 November. There will be plenty of time for discussion, both formally and then in chats with tea, coffee, cakes and such like.

Climate Action Hub, 40 Bedford Square EX1 1GJ


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