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15 Apr Our part in the Climate Rush Railway Adventures action Saturday 16th April

In case people are not clear: The Railway Adventures joint campaign with Climate Rush has always been two actions led by the different groups. We are supporting the campaign with our train bunting petition and stitch-ins we had last weekend, 10th April. Climate Rush are delivering their train journey action Saturday 16th April. On 16th April we are encouraging Craftivists and friends to meet at Monument, London 12noon Saturday 16th April. We have made 25 metres of train bunting with the carriages  received so far (more will come in the post no doubt) which we will carry on the walk with Climate Rush to the train station. Then we will wave them off with our bunting (and collect another day) and not get on the train with them.
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11 Apr London Craftivists at their Stitch-In campaigning for Fair train fares and to protect our environment

London based Craftivists held a protest stitch-in at King’s Cross railway station At 1pm on Sunday 10th April, craftivists, joined a nationwide protest to demand a halt to rail fare increases.  Currently the coalition Government plans to hike fares by 31% over the next 4 years. Hundreds of craftivists (activists who protest using scissors, thread and fabric) converged on railway stations across the UK for a protest picnic and stitch-in. The event at King’s Cross brought together over 20 eager craftivists, who shared our message with members of the public who wanted to find out about the unique action.
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10 Apr Manchester Craftivist’s talking about their Stitch-In for the Train project

“I don’t get it, but I get it, if you know what I mean” A passing father’s response to the stitch-in picnic at Piccadilly train station run, by the Craftivist collective on Sunday April 11th. Rebecca Aimée Lanyon Willmott of Craftivism Manchester and Kelly Joseph of Didsbury Green Threads, stitched their political threads together to plan the Manchester Crafting a Train of Bunting project. On April 11th this event mirrored train stations across the country, wherefellow craftivists stitched, sipped tea and picnicked in peaceful protest against the proposed 31% rise in train fares over the next 4 years. The bunting panels will be fashioned into a petition-train which will be taken on a Fair Fare Railway Adventure on Saturday 16th April.
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22 Mar Join us at V&A Museum of Childhood to make train carriages for our current project

We will be joining Climate Rush Rushettes in a joint workshop encouraging people to make carriage bunting petition pieces to add to our train for our project Railway Adventures. All resources provided.
We will also be providing a mini exhibition of our past and present work so go check it out at the venue too!
Presented by Papered ParlourTime Out First Thursdays and V&A Museum of Childhood,

It’s Your Write: A Celebration of the Self-Published!

Artists, Musicians, Performers and Writers get political this April Thursday 07 April 2011, 6–9pm FREE TO ATTEND
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10 Mar Facts and Quotes for your train bunting petition: to use or inspire you

For our joint project with Climate Rush we are creating bunting petitions in the shape of train carriages 7inches wide by 5inches deep. They can be hand embroidered, cross stitched any other crafty way you want to demand fair train fares for our society (as long its the correct size and on cotton). Here are some facts and quotes you can use or to help you inspire you to create you're own. Instructions video, exmples and press release coming soon.
FACTS
In 2007, 79% of the distance travelled by the average individual in the UK was done by car while only 7% was travelled by over ground rail.  Only 55% of people in the UK have travelled by train in the past year. Between 1997 and 2008, the cost of travelling by train rose by 46%, while the cost of travelling by car rose by 26%
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