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.
We are offering free places for children for four of our summer family weeks. Starting from the 29th July until the 24th August and including; The Othona Muppet show, The language of Eden, Fascinating Food and Music week. Places are still available for all weeks so please book soon for a great family week.
We are having a community BBQ on Saturday 20th July from 5.30pm onwards. If you would like to come please email the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us on 01621 776564. All are welcome, the cost for adults is £6 and children £3.
We are offering free spaces to children for the Othona Muppet Show ( 29th July- 3rd August). This will be a great week for families to come along and learn how to make puppets from scratch finishing with a show at the end of the week featuring all the wonderful creations. The week is led by Charlotte Randall who has a wealth of experience in textiles, art and design. All accompanied children up to 16 and those 16-18 and in full-time education will be free. To book please go to: