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Pirate Rebellion

  • Swan Terrace Hastings, England, TN34 United Kingdom (map)

Avast ye rebels! Fire in the hole!

Calling all seadogs and scallywags…
Join us aboard the good ship XR 2025 for shanties, shenanigans and swashbuckling.
It be time to wake up the landlubbers and save the planet! Arghhhhhh!

Extinction Rebellion Hastings and St Leonards will be joining in Hastings’ official Pirate Day festivities.

Come join our crew! Some dedicated rebels have built a magnificent pink Hastings 'Tell the Truth' boat (XR: 2025) out of willow and paper which will be the centre piece of this action. We'd love to have as much of a presence as possible to help raise awareness and drum up more support for Extinction Rebellion. EVERYONE WELCOME!
It would be great if you could let us know via Facebook if you're coming so we have an idea of numbers.

Timetable
12.45 Meet at Goats’ Ledge, Warrior Square Seafront
We'd love to see as many local XR Rebels as possible. Ideally come wearing a white shirt. We'll have a supply of hats, neckerchiefs, waistcoats, eye patches, flags and placards to hand out (though you're also welcome to bring your own!)

13.10 - Rebel Boat Procession along the Seafront to Old Town

We'll then be dropping anchor at a couple of locations to sing sea shanties and rebel songs. We'll also be handing out some leaflets, talking to people and asking them to sign up to our local group. Here's where you can find us:
14.00-14.45 Area of Stade / Winkle Island / Gallery
15.15-16.00 Area of Pelham Beach, by the environment groups stalls

17.00 Post voyage debrief/drink (location tbc)


Lyrics to ‘What shall we do with the climate crisis?':

CHORUS (tune of ‘What shall we do with the drunken sailor?’)
What shall we do with the climate crisis?
What shall we do with the climate crisis?
What shall we do with the climate crisis?
Caused by global warming

BRIDGE (tune of ‘Hooray and up she rises’)
Oh no the sea still rises
Goodbye to polar ices
Low lying lands in crisis
Heed ye of these warnings

CHORUS

VERSE 1 (tune of ‘Put him in the longboat til he’s sober’)
Tell the truth and act like it's real
Tell those scoundrels how you feel
System change, a green new deal
Power to the people

BRIDGE

CHORUS

VERSE 2
Toxic oceans killing sea life
Plastic in bellies of birds and marine life
Eight hundred million mateys in strife
Mother earth is mourning

BRIDGE

CHORUS

VERSE 3
We are the crew of Extinction Rebellion
Rebels, ratbags and rapscallions
Rising up with love to take on
The scourge of the seven seas

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Earlier Event: July 3
XR The Time is Now - National Tour
Later Event: July 15
SUMMER UPRISING