Here are some reflections on the evening
The part that stood out to me at the evening was the range of different people and ages who attended. As an 18 year old joining my dad for the first time at an XR event I thought I would be surrounded by people much older and with way more life experience and I would feel out of place. However, this event was a party open to all where I met super kind and welcoming people whilst dancing and drinking. Like the movement itself, the evening was for everyone from all walks of life to forget about daily issues and instead meet new people, dance all night (with good music by the way) and remember the real goal that unites all of us, to save our planet, to stop the climate crisis. It is for the beauty of humanity that we must support this movement.
A hugely successful fundraising event was held at The Norwich Arts Centre yesterday evening. Over 200 people joined together to mark six months of intense but joyful climate action campaigning
in Norfolk and London. The Arts Centre was festooned throughout with banners, flags, bunting and personal statements on placards. Local DJs kept up a constant stream of high octane (but not fossil
fuelled!) music to keep everyone jumping and creating enormous energy to renew our resolve to our demand that the UK Govt and Local Authorities not only acknowledge the Climate Emergency but
act accordingly - no more greenwash! Actual amount raised t.b.a as soon as possible. Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved in the event - help needed now to plan for next event - let's keep the
It was lovely to spend some more unofficial time with other people who are part of XR Norwich. People united by the common goal of bringing change to the world. Even though the most part of the evening (for me) was spent discussing future actions and events it's was great to have the time to do this. The people working in The Arts Centre were also really welcoming, helpful and supportive.
So much fun was had !