Don’t miss our earlier issues! OTY 29/05/20, OTY 15/05/2020, OTY 01/05/2020 and OTY2 are still available.
Solidarity in Eynsham
Local Extinction Rebellion members supported the Black Lives Matter movement after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On a beautiful Sunday morning on 7 June 2020, socially distanced protesters - some accompanied by their children - gently shared their messages as local people queued for or drank their morning coffee in Eynsham Square. Thumbs up and nods from passers by created moments of silent solidarity with black people everywhere. [SM: See three photos of the event in the Gallery below.]
If you would like to learn more about our West Oxford Extinction Rebellion (XR) group and how to get involved, please email XROxfordSwallows@gmail.com - Angie Titchen
This issue's jigsaw is of a lovely photo by Ian White (see 'A village view' in the Gallery below). To enjoy the jigsaw, go to: jigex.com/htwZ. Remember, you can change the number of jigsaw pieces to suit you, you can see the original image and you can also change the background colour. Have fun piecing it all together!
During lockdown - and still self-isolating - I have been really enjoying singing with the Sofa Singers. Set up by musician and choir leader, James Sills, this online choir - held on Zoom and free to all - is light-hearted and fun, totally relaxed and super-relaxing! James teaches a new song each week to the hundreds of people who sign up a Tuesday evening or Friday morning session. The only people you can hear singing are James - and yourself! But it's so connecting knowing that others, who you can see on-screen, are singing with you. To find out more: go to thesofasingers.com. I highly recommend it!
Eynsham News in coronavirus times
We have written a blog post about Eynsham News on the Eynsham Lockdown website, which records Eynsham people's experiences of lockdown and the pandemic. Read the blog post to find out how EN has evolved in the face of recent challenges, and our thoughts and feelings about the process.