South East


14th and 15th September 2019

The Extinction Rebellion Rebel Risings are a launchpad for the London rebellion in October. They are being held all over the country, and in September it is our turn. Rebel Rising South East is open to all! There will be no charge for any event, although we will ask for donations, particularly from those who can afford to contribute.

We have an awesome array of activities for you over the weekend. See our programme below, or scroll down to learn more about how you can contribute an idea, volunteer on the day, get involved in the planning or share accommodation.



Inspirational speakers and fabulous acts

Speakers include:

Skeena Finebaum-Rathor – Vision coordinator of the Extinction Rebellion Movement. Skeena is on a mission to bring kindness, ethics and honesty to politics.

Dr Tom Sinclair – Tutorial Fellow in Philosophy at Wadham and author of the inspirational talk; Heading for Extinction (and what to do about it). Tom will explore the authority of political rule, the nature of justice and injustice.

Acts include:

Asian Dub Foundation Sound System, Alice Russell, Mark Chadwick (Levellers), Dub Pistols DJ/MC …and more to be confirmed.


Join in

In a crisis this deep, we need to work together. Join in. Get involved in the lead up to 7 October!

Networking circles, team building, planning the South East’s contribution for the 7 October Rebellion will include:

  • Actions, Training, Legal & Arrest Support.
  • People’s Assemblies, Creatives & Regenerative Culture.
  • Climbers, Bikes, Guerilla Gardeners.
  • Families and children.

Learn more about networking circles and sign up.

Let’s get creative!

  • Flag & banner workshops
  • Big 3D builds
  • Drummers
  • Red Rebel Brigade
  • XR up your kit
  • Learn and share chants and songs
  • Brandalism
  • Giant billboard takeovers
  • Stencils and much more.

XR Brighton’s famous Bike Squad provide logistical transport for the weekend and will curate a critical tactics session, swarm training and the joy of road taking!



Join us on Saturday at BHASVIC (Brighton Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College) and on Sunday at Concorde 2 on the seafront, plus various locations around the city.

How you can get involved


Contribute an idea

We want to bring together regional teams to fill our programme with empowering, informative and inspiring content. We welcome all your offers and suggestions. We can help you germinate your seed of an idea and link you up with others in the region with similar thoughts. Please get in touch by completing our online form below.

Send us your contribution


Get involved in the planning

Our events will not run will! Do you want to join the steadily growing group of amazing people working on this event already? We have a list of areas in which you can get involved. Just check out the link below to sign up.

Get involved


Volunteer on the day

We will need all sorts of support on the day, to make sure the event runs smoothly. Coming soon: If you have experience, or if you just want to lend a hand, let us know by completing the form.


Accommodation sharing

Need a place to stay in Brighton on 14th September? Can you host XR guests from out of Brighton? We are creating a network of free accommodation for visiting rebels who cannot find anywhere to stay in Brighton that weekend. Please fill out one of the forms below to sign up.




If you have difficulties with accessing the forms let us know at

Rebel Rising South East is part of our wider Rebel Rising event covering two weekends in September.