The 4th UK and Ireland National Occupy Conference -
The 4th Occupy UK and Ireland National Conference was held at Occupy Southend’s camp in Priory Crescent. From Friday afternoon onwards Occupy groups’ representatives arrived from all around the country. Throughout the weekend a succession of workshops, skill shares, experience recounts, and training sessions were well attended by around 50 occupiers. Many other Occupy supporters came along, purely to sample the Conference atmosphere and get a feel for Occupy at National level. A stream of newcomers were greeted, and Occupy was pleased to be able to let them know who we are and why we are here.
On Saturday night renowned musician Phil Burdett opened the evening’s entertainment, followed by a double DJ session lasting ‘til midnight.
Chris Nineham from ‘Stop the War’ gave a highly enlightening talk on Sunday afternoon regarding the probable attack on Iran, and went on to highlight upcoming actions, including the ‘No to Nato’ protest at the US Embassy on May 19. The Conference officially closed with a Tai Chi ‘chill out’ class.
The representatives created a beautiful atmosphere throughout the whole weekend,
and it was great touching base with so many people from the movement in the same
space. We’d like to say thank you to everyone for making the Conference such a success
and Occupy Southend looks forward to the next Conference -
Agenda timetable -
Friday 13th April
1.00pm onwards Arrivals
10.30pm onwards Entertainment -
Saturday 14th April
Sunday 15th April
8.00pm onwards Tai Chi and Yoga de-
Hints from Occupy Southend re the 5th National Occupy Conference
The Conference went exceedingly well and these are merely a few hints for the future.
Notes and transcripts on various sessions
We are in the process of gathering in the notes still. Please feel free to email Occupy Southend for the notes as they are at present.
Conference salute to Occupy Menwith Hill
Chris Nineham -