A FESTIVAL is set to be held to encourage people to take climate action.

The first ever Essex Green Weekend is coming to the Othona community in Bradwell-on-Sea.

The festival is aimed at engaging communities, faith groups and anyone interested in climate change action.

A range of activities, art workshops, debates and entertainment is planned for the event, taking place from April 29 to May 2.

Spokesman Debbie Sanders said: “For nearly 80 years, Othona has sought to create an ongoing sense of community, dialogue and learning between people of different backgrounds, faiths and views.

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“We have become increasingly self-sufficient as an off-grid community generating our own power, growing much of our own food and looking from a faith-based perspective into ongoing ways to deliver practical sustainable living.”

Tickets are available for adults at £25 per day or £70 for the weekend.

People can bring their own tent or campervan for £20 per adult per day, or £50 for the weekend.

Ticket prices include all meals, which will be vegetarian.

The weekend event is being run by Othona in partnership with charities such as Trust Links, Diocese of Chelmsford, and Southend in Transition.

Matt King, chief executive of Trust Links said: “We are delighted to be working with Othona and other partners on the planning and delivery of what promises to be a fantastic weekend.

“The festival will be a great chance to connect with others, learn new skills, reflect and plan together at the amazing Othona facilities on our beautiful Essex coast.

“At Trust Links we are passionate about improving mental health and the environment; the Essex Green Weekend will be a chance to focus on how we can make a difference on these important agendas both individually and collectively.”

For more information and to get tickets click here.