COP 26 events around Hampshire

Portsmouth Climate Festival

22/10 to 12/11

Lots of events to raise awareness of the climate challenges and what we can all do.

Southampton – Global Day of Action for Climate Justice – 6th Nov

12 noon Guildhall Square• SO14 7DU, Southampton, United Kingdom SO14 7DU

Gather from noon at Southampton Guildhall Square, hopefully with some entertainment (with your picnic and a plastic bag to sit on, on the Guildhall steps).

12.45 Samba band – bring a shaker or a pan and wooden spoon

1pm – Speakers and Open Mic then activities and stalls

2pm – March – STOP FAILING US

3pm – Speakers

(If wet, we may condense timings.)

Hurst Castle Vigil 7th November

Increasing winter storm surges are putting the coastline under heavy pressure. Hurst Castle’s is slowly being undermined by the sea. This is a ‘wake up’ call about what will come along our exposed coasts if climate change accelerates. Come and join our vigil at Milford on Sea on Nov7th Walk out to the Castle leaving from Needles Eye Cafe car park on M.o.S seafront

Alton Vigil of Hope

Alton Climate Action Network, other local community groups, young people and churches are coming together to hold a “Vigil of Hope”, to draw attention to the crucial UN Climate Talks in Glasgow in November. We must make it clear that failure is not an option if the
hopes and dreams of our children and their children are to be realised.

The UN’s latest report on climate change was described by the UN Secretary General as “Code Red for Humanity”. But there is still time to avert the worst if we think big, act fast and work together. Come along to Alton Market Square (GU34 1HZ) at any time on 30th or 31st October to talk, sing, pray, play climate games, or reflect quietly. We believe in the power of hope.

Blackwater Valley March and Vigil

Princes Gardens, Aldershot

Duration: 6 hr 30 min

We at Blackwater Valley Friends of the Earth want to provide an opportunity for all groups and people in our local area who want to tackle climate change, to join us in our local campaign.

Blackwater Valley FoE is planning a march and silent vigil on the 6th of November 2021. We will be walking from Aldershot high street to Farnborough town centre, stopping for a silent vigil at Farnborough airfield.

We are inviting you to join us on this day to bring your own message to leaders; because the more of us there are, the more of an impact we will have. We need to unite to push our leaders to bring climate change action to the front table now.

More information like meeting points and times will be added soon to this page if you are interested but it would be great if you could email: as an RSVP so BVFoE knows what sort of numbers will be coming to the March!!

Also take a look at our website: for updates on information!

Fareham and Gosport COP26 – Day of Action – 6 November 2021

On 6 November, people all over the world will be taking part in a Global Day of Action – and Gosport and Fareham Friends of the Earth invite you to join us for a short, fun performance.

Panto comes early to Stokes Bay, as Gosport and Fareham Friends of the Earth present “King Canute of Westminster”. Will the king be able to keep his promises: no floods, no fires and no sea level rise? Will he put our money where his mouth is? Or will he put most of our money in the pockets of oil and gas corporations?

Join us for the performance at Stokes Bay near Pebbles Cafe from 11.30 am on Saturday 6 November. Our group members will also be free to chat about topics that interest you and tell you more about our activities.

Portsmouth days of action 5/6 November

In Portsmouth, we will be assembling at 12pm on both Friday 5th and Saturday 6th November, for the Climate Strike and Global Day of Action.

On Friday November 5th there’ll be a rally in Guildhall Square – Strike for the Climate. Gather at Portsmouth Guildhall Square, Friday 5 November, 12 noon.Strike in your lunch break, demand climate justice and real action from COP26. Bring your friends, banners and noisemakers 🎵

On Saturday 6th November from 12 noon, we have a rally and march for climate justice. March through the streets of Portsmouth, followed by rallying for climate justice and real action from COP26. Bring your friends, banners and noisemakers
And spread the word – climate justice comes from the ground up

Assemble at Portsmouth Guildhall Square, Saturday 6 November, 12 noon.

Clang for the Climate 30/10 Southampton

Climate breakdown threatens to destroy everything we love. Join us to sound the alarm about the risk of flooding in Southampton due to global warming – Clang for Climate!

Delegates from around the world will meet in Glasgow on 1st November for the most important conference in the world’s history: COP26. People everywhere must make them understand the urgency and act now. Flooding due to rising sea levels and extreme weather is the UK’s equivalent of heatwaves and wildfires seen elsewhere in the world, and areas of Southampton along the river Itchen could be under water by 2050 unless more action is taken now.

“I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.” – Greta Thunberg

Bring a torch or lantern and anything that can be banged or rung to make a loud noise – a bell, saucepan or bucket – and meet from 5pm at the ramp into Riverside Park from Bitterne Triangle. At 5.30 torches and lanterns will be lit, then we will move onto Cobden Bridge. At 5:58 there will be a 2 minute silence, and then at 6pm we will make a noise loud enough to be heard by local politicians and in Glasgow.

Chichester Climate Carnival

5th November

There’s lots happening in Chichester with an Eco-festival on Saturday 6th  There’s an Eco-Fair from 3-6 with food from UK Harvest and a panel discussion in the evening

Find out more