Events: How you can help the grassroots anti-Brexit campaigns

PUBLISHED: 11:41 05 April 2018 | UPDATED: 08:46 18 April 2018

Anti-Brexit protesters take part in a March for Europe rally. Photograph: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.

Anti-Brexit protesters take part in a March for Europe rally. Photograph: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.

Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Grassroots anti-Brexit campaigners are increasing the pressure on politicians ahead of a series of important votes this year. Here is a list of the events organised across Britain in the coming weeks and months.

Wednesday 18th April 2018 - Berkshire for Europe Social Meet-Up

A social event in Reading for Remainers to bring ideas to the table, volunteer to help our, or ask questions about the organisation. Further details on the Berkshire for Europe website.

Friday 20th April 2018 - The Brexit Dialogue: Explaining the Facts, Exposing the Myths, Exploring the Options

The first in a series of regional events taking place at the Women’s Institute Hall, Park Road, Holbeach, PE12 7EE on Friday 20 April at 7.30pm. The keynote speaker will be Edward Bickham, Vice Chair of the Conservative Group for Europe. Further details on the European Movement Lincolnshire website.

Saturday 21st April 2018 - AC Grayling Lecture in Sevenoakes

Professor AC Grayling delivers a lecture entitled “Brexit: the next steps in the fight against it”. It will be followed by a Question Time panel. The event is being held at The New Beacon School in Sevenoakes. Find out more information on this Eventbrite listing.

Saturday 21st April 2018 - #CakeNotHate in Hereford

Herefordshire For Europe are hosting a #CakeNotHate street stall event on Hereford High Street between 11am and 3pm. “The group want to engage in positive conversations and offer fresh homemade cake to anyone who wants to talk, or find out more or change their mind. For the haters in this leave stronghold we just offer cake!”. Find more details on the Herefordshire for Europe Facebook page.

Saturday 21st April 2018 - Campaigning for a People’s Vote in Wilmslow

Organised by Wilmslow for Europe with representation from the European Movement and Best for Britain to gauge support for and offer a petition on ‘a people’s vote on the terms of the deal’. Local volunteers will be chatting to people and handing out leaflets, badges and postcards.

Monday 23rd 2018 - Is the EU really such a dragon?

A presentation by David Childs, Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Nottingham. Event takes place at 7.30pm at the Canal House, 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham. Find out more information on this website.

Friday 27th April 2018 - Femi Oluwole speaks in Cheltenham

Femi Oluwole is a co-founder of the Our Future; Our Choice pressure group. Hear why he wants to deliver “the will of the people” for the “under 55 population” that voted to Remain at this event at the Bacon Theatre in Cheltenham from 7pm. Find out more information on this Facebook event page.

Saturday 28th April 2018 - Southend Vigil

The No10Vigil action group will be in Southend between 12pm and 3pm ahead of the local elections. Read more details on this Facebook event.

Monday 30th April 2018 - Action in Parliament Square

Join SODEM at Parliament Square between 11am and 6pm in support of Professor A.C. Grayling’s call to action to support the petition demanding that: “Parliament’s vote on the Brexit deal must include an option to remain in the EU.” Bring flags, banners and placards to show your support to MPs fighting for the right to have a final say. Register your interest on this Eventbrite listing.

Wednesday 2nd May - Brexit Decoded with Professor Michael Dougan

Professor Michael Dougan is an academic specialist in EU constitutional law and has a Masters and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, along with more than 20 years of professional experience working on the EU. Hear him speak at the Jurys Inn, Cheltenham from 7pm. Further details can be found on this Facebook event.

Thursday 3rd May 2018 - Local Elections

Local elections are taking place across Britain on Thursday 3 May. Anti-Brexit campaigners are encouraged to support pro-European candidates in campaigning and at the ballot box.

Sunday 6th May 2018 - Vigil in Bromley, Kent

An event to continue to put pressure on local Tory MP and ‘Brexit Mutineer’ Bob Neill. The event in Bromley, Kent takes place at 12pm. More details on this Facebook event.

Thursday 10th May 2018 - How are deals done in the EU?

A Cardiff-Stuttgart association event at City Hall, Cardiff. The event takes place at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Dr Alena Drieschova, Lecturer in International Relations, School of Law and Politics, University of Cardiff.

Friday 11th May 2018 - Public debate on Brexit in Maidenhead

Berkshire for Europe and Open Britain Berkshire are organising this public panel debate at the St Piran’s Centre in Maidenhead. On the panel is the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Catherine Bearder MEP, Dr Mike Galsworthy and Elena Remigi. Register for tickets on the Eventbrite website.

Sunday 13th May 2018 - Europe Day Picnic

MidKent4EU will be holding a picnic in Gillingham to celebrate Europe Day. It will take place from 12 noon, in the Great Lines Heritage Park, near the Chatham Naval Monument.

Thursday 17th May 2018 - Brexit: An insider’s view

An event taking place at Summertown Library in Summertown, Oxfordshire from 7pm. The speaker will be Professor Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, King’s College, London and Director, The UK in a Changing Europe, a ESRC initiative.

Saturday 19th May 2018 - #CakeNotHate in Hereford

Herefordshire For Europe are hosting a #CakeNotHate street stall event on Hereford High Street between 11am and 3pm. “The group want to engage in positive conversations and offer fresh homemade cake to anyone who wants to talk, or find out more or change their mind. For the haters in this leave stronghold we just offer cake!”. Find more details on the Herefordshire for Europe Facebook page.

Friday 25th May 2018 - Ken Clarke MP to speak in Spalding

An event has been planned in Spalding - in the second-most Eurosceptic constituencies in the country. “The aim is to help break some of the myths that still persist in these parts and to challenge what is the perceived Brexit wisdom espoused by our local MP and ERG member, John Hayes.” Speakers include the Rt. Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP (President of the East Midlands European Movement), the Rt. Hon Tom Brake MP from the Lib Dems, and James Torrance one of the founders of the new party “Renew”. Further details on the European Movement Lincolnshire website.

Monday 4th June 2018 - Last Exit from Brexit

The Hexagon Society presents a once in a lifetime opportunity, to see French activist-philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy, perform his one man play on Europe, in English, at Cadogan Hall in London. Doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets can be purchased using this Eventbrite listing.

Saturday 9th June 2018 - Bournemouth Lib Dem’s Brexit Briefing Lunch

Sir Graham Watson will be speaking at this lunchtime briefing at the Mayfair Hotel in Bournemouth, Dorset. Find out more information about this event on their Facebook page.

Saturday 23rd June 2018 - March on Parliament Square

Save the date! Britain for Europe is planning a march on Parliament Square in London two years after the EU referendum. “This will be a collaborative event in which with one voice and one aim we make clear to the country that Brexit must be stopped” says organisers.

Saturday 20th October 2018 - The #StopBrexit Great British March

Save the date! This London march comes just three weeks before the MPs are due to vote on the Brexit deal in Parliament.

• Sodem London and No10Vigil also hold protests and vigils against Brexit in the capital on a weekly basis - find out more at sodemaction.co.uk and on the No10Vigil Facebook page.

• All events listed are subject to change. This page will be updated regularly with new information.

• If you are planning to hold an anti-Brexit event let The New European know about it by emailing jonathon.read@archant.co.uk

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