We absolutely love a knees-up and even better when it’s for a good cause - potentially the best cause out there. Saving the planet actually.
Unless you’ve been living underground then you’ll have heard all about the Extinction Rebellion donnys, leading the way for climate activism and taking a stand against destruction of life as we know it. No mean feat eh?
Since Monday 15th April the rebels took over iconic places in London; Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Parliament Square and Waterloo Bridge and curated a beautiful and peaceful protest. A big pink boat took up residency in the centre of Oxford Street junction and hosted talks, djs, live music, speeches and more in aid of the cause. On Sunday night Massive Attack played to a crowd outside Marble Arch, after hearing the inspirational voice of 16 year old Greta Thunberg. This is history in the making. We could feel it as we walked through the streets, they’re alive with the momentum of change.
The rebellion has three main demands:
It’s time for us to hold ourselves and the governments across the world responsible for the health of our earth - there is no Planet B. If we don’t act soon, the threat of the ecological emergency will become part of our day-to-day lives and unfortunately it will be the people most vulnerable that will be the victims first. Luckily we know how to throw a good protest over in London; imagine a sober festival in the name of compassion, chock full of people wanting to do and be better. Vibe-central basically.
If you’ve not already been to check it out yet, why on earth not? Get yourselves down to the spaces still currently being held - check out the instagram or website for up to date notifications and get your rebel ON. This is for now, this is for tomorrow, this is forever.