The minutes are now available from the latest Answer Back Meeting held on the 6th August.
Friends and family are invited to attend Richard's funeral service on August 8, 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Churchover, Rugby, CV23 0EW.
The service will be led by Revd. Richard Syms, with a gathering at Churchover Community Centre immediately afterwards. Please let us know if you are coming, for catering purposes (email@example.com or via FB messenger to Chris, Kate or Amy). If anyone wants to... Read More
Robert Ricks has sent in this recollection of Richard;
I first came to Othona Bradwell on Sea in 1981 on a Summer Saturday. Douglas Bean brought me. At that stage I knew nothing of Richard Mulkern but I have been able to draw on my memories of that first visit to piece together the role which Richard played in the history and life of the Community. I remember Douglas saying that Richard thought about the future and planned for it whereas most other people on committees were trying to get through the day.
Richard's real contribution was to help the Community grow over the difficult period following Norman Motley's... Read More
We are sad to announce the death of Richard Mulkern. Richard met Norman through the Navestock Connection in the 60’s and with his wife Trish became active members of the Community. He soon got involved on various committees and it was Richard who along with a number of others made sure that the Community continued to survive after Normans death in 1980. Through an immense amount of time, effort and devotion they ensured that there was a summer season in 1981. He developed the weekly helpers teams which kept the community going until the 90’s when we installed a permanent warden and with the new building began to open all year. To both Richard... Read More
Last week we held an open discussion meeting in the spirit of the original Answer Back Meetings that Norman held, for those attending Malcolm's week on Think Globally, Acting Locally. Our Warden, Tim, gave an update of the year so far and the floor was open for all those attending to ask questions. If you are interested to hear what happened, the minutes from this meeting are available in the attached link. We plan to hold more of these meetings over the summer so please bring along any questions you will be staying here.
We are searching for a new Community Secretary for the Othona Community. The role includes assisting the Othona Trustee Board with the organisation of the AGM and being in communication with the Charity Commission, Othona Trustees and the individual centres. A full post description is available in the link below.
All applications are to be received by 3rd September 2019 by contacting Trustee Chair Clare Gough at firstname.lastname@example.org or outgoing Community Secretary Roo Bull on email@example.com.
The minutes are now available for the Bradwell Centre Committee meeting held on Saturday 29th June 2019.
Local Artist, Sandy Sykes, is curating this year's Masters Relief Exhibition, which is dedicated to relief printmaking. The Masters is a series of technique-specific exhibitions established by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Any work using a relief printmaking technique as the primary medium is eligble. This includes woodcut, linocut, wood engraving, relief etching and block press. An exhibition of the selected works will be shown at Bankside Gallery from 13-24 November 2019. Details of how to enter are shown on the competition flyer. It would be great to have some work submitted by community members.
Would you like to come and hear what's happening at Othona? We're holding an Open Committe Meeting here at Bradwell on Saturday 17th August from 2 - 4.15 pm followed by tea. This is your chance to come and meet the Bradwell Centre Committee (BCC), hear what's going on and contribute your views. All are invited, hope to see you here.
The itinenary for this week (20-25th July) of local based activties run by Roo and Dave Bull is available on our website. Included in the week are trips to Maldon, Burnham-on-Crouch and a day focusing on energy plus a chance to have a go at the very popular bottle rocket launching.