21 & 22 April – mass mobilisation in London called by XR

Derby and Derbyshire climate groups are supporting the Extinction Rebellion (XR)  ‘BIG ONE’ event in London on Friday and Saturday,  April 21 & 22 

You will no doubt be aware that XR has changed its approach to meet this moment. The Big One – in April in Westminster – is different from anything XR has ever done before; this time it’s about attendance, not arrests. The people of the UK want to get the attention of the Government, not disrupt the public.


Note we have now booked three coaches for Friday the 21st going from Matlock going via Wirksworth and Chesterfield via Derby.   There are still some places left.

Reserve a ticket here:



Derby Climate Coalition decided that we should go ahead with the Saturday coach to join the Big One biodiversity march. Derby Climate Coalition will subsidise and underwrite it. Donations welcome of course, see below.

Booking is done through this link:


There are  many options for the Saturday, as follows

  • Matlock 7.30 am £20
  • Matlock 7.30 am £10
  • Chesterfield 8.00 am £20
  • Chesterfield 8.00 am £10
  • Derby 8.45 am £20
  • Derby 8.45 am £10
  • One way London to Derbyshire £10
  • One way Derbyshire to London £10
  • School children ONLY £5

Please book as soon as you can. Note that we the coaches are very expensive indeed and we are relying upon donations from those of you who cannot make it. 


Give donations to your local XR group or send a donations to Derby Climate Coalition. We bank at the Co-op, sort code 08-92-99, acc. number 65227763, account name Derby Climate Coalition.


Video promoting 21 April: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9sFVmwDWyI 

XR Trade Unionists (XRTU) has produced a leaflet people can use on the picket lines and strike rallies to engage with workers about 21st. You can download it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19NDPwPAr45dfsMOCPTpUaAQnNPhHByWm/view?usp=share_link