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Climate camp carnet

September 29th, 2008 · post by Edd · 7 Comments

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I went to Climate Camp during the final week of the event, and before the day of action. I went mainly to enjoy the atmosphere and attend some workshops. I also took my sketchbook though and thought it would be an interesting alternative way of documenting the event. Below you can see the pages from my sketchbook. If you click on an image you can see the illustrations at full size, and once the pop-up screen is up you can use it to navigate through the images.

The images are only a very small slice of what I saw and certainly don’t go anywhere towards a cogent debate about what happened at the event. For more details on that you should visit either or

An edited selection of these images will be appearing in Voices of Resistance from Occupied London #4.

Climate Camp - Kingsnorth aka ‘The big bad’
From the hill that Climate Camp was on you could see Kingsnorth in the distance. It was this huge pillar on the landscape with electricity cables running from all sides down to it.

Climate Camp number 3 - The Hoo Peninsula
This year’s Climate Camp was the third so far, and these illustrations were done between the 7th and 9th of August.

Climate Camp police
Ahh, the police at Climate Camp. Well, they weren’t very nice to anyone. Thankfully I managed to have very little contact with them.

Climate Camp - the poo saloon
The Lucky Poo Saloon at Climate Camp was something to behold, as in fact were all the toilets. But then again the other toilets didn’t have such a cool name. The only problem was how busy it got in the early morning.

Climate Camp - rain, rain go away
It rained less than I expected it to, but when the rain did come it was in the shape of horrible, driving storms.

Climate Camp - the tranquility tent
The self defence class was incredible. It was actually the first self defence workshop I’ve ever seen – it looked like a lot of fun!

Climate Camp - the anarchist teapot and pirate ship
The Anarchist Teapot was the place to be to get food. Queues and queues of people lined up ever mealtime to get some food from them.

Climate Camp - the tranquility tent
The chilled out place to hang, the tranquility tent at Climate Camp was a place to relax and watch the world go by.

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7 responses so far

  • Tom posted:
    Sep 29, 2008 at 2:23 pm. Comment #1

    your drawing of me didnt make the cut! hahaha!

  • Tom posted:
    Sep 29, 2008 at 2:24 pm. Comment #2

    not that I was at climate camp or condone such idealistic behavior :-D

  • Edd posted:
    Sep 29, 2008 at 2:29 pm. Comment #3

    <p>You might not have been there dude, but Dracula was there representing</p>

  • tommy posted:
    Sep 29, 2008 at 5:01 pm. Comment #4

    it seems that guy you drew who looked like me didnt make the cut either :-)

  • peter pannier posted:
    Sep 30, 2008 at 1:24 pm. Comment #5

    nice. are these gonna be in the next issue nicely printed nice and big yeah? or how about a touring exhibition along with CC films and discussions? I’m hoping to do a film night/discussion end of November, and help with getting some nice prints of these would be appreciated. once again, nice one!

  • Tom Fiction posted:
    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:11 pm. Comment #6

    AHAHAHAH. Armless nosferatu

  • Eni posted:
    Oct 2, 2008 at 9:01 pm. Comment #7

    whoa! your drawings are awesome!
    cant believe i missed climate camp :|
    have been told it was well good