Organisers behind the first-ever Essex Green Weekend have revealed its "inspiring" line-up and activities planned.

The Essex Green Weekend is set to take place at Othona Bradwell-on-Sea from April 29 to May 2.

It aims to help participants gain a better understanding of how to take action against climate change and connect with like-minded people and organisations.

Othona Bradwell-on-Sea is running the event alongside environment and mental health charity Trust Links, the Diocese of Chelmsford and Southend in Transition,

The weekend has secured speakers from leading campaign groups including Extinction Rebellion, Christian Climate Action, the Climate Coalition and the A Rocha Foundation.

These talks will run alongside a packed programme of eco-activities and live music from a number of different traditions including gospel, folk and barn dancing.

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Debbie Sanders, from Othona Bradwell-on-Sea, said: "This is an inspiring line-up that aims to re-energise everyone who attends with hope and ideas that we can all make a little difference, that will build into one mighty difference in terms creating a more balanced and sustainable society.

"Many people feel quite isolated as they try to achieve positive environmental change in their communities. For this weekend at Othona, they will be in the majority."

There will also be a chance to shop from the marketplace featuring clothing and as well as a bar.

Matt King, chief executive of Trust Links, added: “The great beauty of the weekend is its flexibility.

“Tickets are still available for either specific days or for the whole weekend, giving everyone the chance to get involved in a way that best suits them and they are great value, with vegetarian meals included in the price.

“But please don't leave it too late, book as soon as possible.

"We're really looking forward to meeting people and helping to establish new relationships and ways of responding to the climate emergency."

There is camping available at a discounted cost for the whole weekend of £40 per adult.

Day visitors are welcome on Saturday and Sunday at £15 per adult and £5 per child over 7 years old.

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