THE OIL MACHINE at The Melting Pot, Edinburgh


Thursday, 31 Aug 2023 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


The Melting Pot
15 Calton Rd
Edinburgh EH8 8DL
United Kingdom
Google map and directions

Come to The Melting Pot to watch The Oil Machine and spend an evening of reflections and discussion on our dependence on fossil fuels.

What to expect:

  • Screening of the film The Oil Machine.
  • Short presentation of the impact campaign’s core challenges, solutions, and successes
  • Discussion and Q&A with the filmmakers, the campaign organisers, and local Edinburgh groups.
  • Networking with like-minded people concerned about how to get organised in the face of the threats our planet faces.
  • Nibbles and refreshments.


  • Sonja Henrici, Producer of The Oil Machine
  • Ben Kempas (Film & Campaign Ltd.), Impact Campaign Strategist for the film and long-time member of The Melting Pot
  • Heloisa Fyfe, Community Hub Coordinator at SHRUB Coop
  • Jessica Gaitan Johannesson, Digital Campaigns Manager at Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop and organiser with Climate Camp Scotland


Tickets are free. A donation of £5 to cover costs is suggested, which may be done either when getting your ticket or at the event.


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