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
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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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