The latest Othona article in the Village View is now available, click on the link below to read:
This week (17th- 21st August) is our virtual permaculture week. All the sessions start at 7.30pm with a talk followed by a Q&A session.
Monday 17th General introduction to Permaculture
Tuesday 18th Gardening Ideas for making the most of a small space
Wednesday 19th The Othona Bradwell Energy Project
Thursday 20th Walking About with Jonney Aldridge
Friday 21st Community Gardens: Growing Together: Community Gardens
Tonight's... Read More
The Othona Open BCC meetings will take place online via Zoom.
There will be two opportunities for people to take part and share together.
This is to provide the opportunity for as many people as possible to attend.
Both meetings will follow the same format and agenda. You will only need to attend one of the meetings.
Saturday 15th August at 2pm
Topic: Othona Open BCC Meeting
Time: Aug 15, 2020 02:00 PM London
The date and time for the second meeting will be confirmed as soon as possible.
Please contact the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Zoom joining instructions.
The Agenda for the meetings is as follows:
1. Welcome & Introductions... Read More
We had a very special Chapel service this week taken by Jan Marshall, who shared her hopes for Othona. You can read some of this on our faithbook page (https://www.othonaessex.org.uk/faith-book). Please do submit your thoughts and prayers to go on this page.
O God may the doors of Othona be wide enough to receive all who need love and compassion.
But narrow enough to shut out any spirit of selfishness and self-interest.... Read More
We are holding a "festival style" camping weekend for August bank Holiday this year. This will feature live streaming of the Greenbelt Festival plus other activities including the renowned "Beer and Hymns". Take a look at our programme, places are available on a first come first served basis and this should be a popular event so don't miss out!
Our Virtual Summer programme starts very soon so we hope you will be able to join us and support Othona whilst having some fun. The dates for the sessions are:
Wednesday 5th August “Meet the Team” Where the ESC volunteers will talk a bit about themselves
Saturday August 8th Othona Flower and Produce Show
Sunday pm 9th-Friday 14th Aug Art Week
Monday 17th -Friday 21st Aug Permaculture Week
Monday 24th – Friday 28th Aug Astronomy Week
The programme summaries for the flower and produce... Read More
We are sad to note the death of Tony Sinden, an Othona member for many years, and one for
whom the Community has cause to be truly grateful. As Community Treasurer from 1988-1995,
Tony was in charge of finances during the major fund-raising project set up to establish the first
permanent building at Bradwell, The existence of the Norman Motley building is due in no small
part to the skills and dedication Tony brought to the task.
Tony first visited Othona Bradwell in 1964 with his wife, Anna, and their growing family.
A holiday at Bradwell became an annual event in the family calendar and later their children,
Frieda, David, Heather and Philip, made individual visits to Othona. Sadly, in early 1969, Anna
was diagnosed with MS. As... Read More
The minutes of the last BCC meeting are now available. Please click on the link below.
We are planning to run themed virtual events over the summer using Zoom. We will let you know the exact programme for each event and how you can join in as soon as possible. This is an initial schedule of events but it is subject to change at this stage. We hope that those staying here during these events will also join in.
Wednesday August 6th - Meet the Team - The ESC volunteers introduce themselves and talk about where they come from;
Saturday August 8th - Othona Flower and Produce Show;
Sunday evening August 9th to Friday August 14th - Art Week;
Monday August 17th - Friday August 21st - Permaculture Week;
Monday August 24th - Friday August 28th - Astronomy Week
August Bank Holiday - Virtual Greenbelt.
You might be interested in this book, edited by Johanna Dale. It features articles by the Community members, Kevin Bruce and Warren Harper. Please find attached in the link below a short summary of the content.