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Osea Island?

Never fucking heard of it, have you?

Strange really, considering the shenanigans that take place there and its close proximity to me.

Osea Island is in Essex… Apparently.

One thing is for sure; I should have heard of the fucking place… Bad Spivey… Very very bad.

Now, according to the Dabbler.Co.Uk:

These days Osea island is owned by a record producer, who has turned his new fiefdom into a chi chi holiday resort cum production studio for rich rock stars, but at the turn of the century it was the home of a colony of artists and philosophers. The Manor House at the centre of island has always been a retreat for people looking to escape the pressures of mainland life, especially those suffering addictions – including it is rumoured Walter Sickert, and Amy Winehouse. 

Interestingly enough and possibly relevent, Amy Winehouse’s death is not as straight forward as we are led to believe according to her neighbours and others who knew her. Click HERE

Winehouse was treated at the islands £10,000 per week Alcohol & Drug rehabilitation centre in 2008.

The centre had opened in 2004 and was the worlds first and only island retreat dedicated to addiction and mental health problems.

Before 2004, the island had a small community of tenants such as the painter Luke Elwes, author Rodrick Kalberer, photographer Helene Binetand Den Phillips, and architect Raoul Bunschoten and philosopher David Papineau.

The privately run hospital on the island was set up by a man called Brendan Quinn with the help of  Osea Islands owner Nigel Frieda.

Notoriously camera shy Nigel Frieda is a well known record producer who owns the aptly named Matrix Recording Studios. Source

Frieda who in the past has been mentor to giants such as ‘The Rolling Stones’,  is the brains behind the all female pop group, The Sugerbabes and the brother of Hair product tycoon John Frieda – the ex husband of singer LuLu.

Nigel Frieda is in turn, the ex husband of Swedish born ex model and junkie Leonie Frieda

Leoni was friends with the ex Bullingdon boy paedophile, Gottfried Von Bismark. This information, whilst having no relevance to this particular article has huge relevance to a major article that I have very nearly finished writing and which will – hopefully – be released next week sometime.

The following is from the Evening Standard:

She has since seen “so many” friends suffer from drugs, including the German aristocrat Gottfried von Bismarck, whose dead body she discovered in 2007. Read More

Leonie is now married to the WBanker, Sir David Davies and is a long time friend of the Royal ponces.

Quite how an ex junkie model, turned translator & part time journalist became friends with Royalty is anyone’s guess.  *Silly Moocow type innocent face*

The following is from the Daily Mail:

There’s curtseying…and then there’s curtseying.

And Prince and Princess Michael of Kent received a pair of seriously impressive bent-knee salutations from author Leonie Frieda at a launch party to celebrate the writer’s new historical book.

The royal pair looked most amused as Ms Frieda – who is close friends with the couple – crouched as low as her indigo satin strapless dress would allow as she greeted them at Kensington Palace in London last night. Read More

Hit the floor: Leonie Frieda crouches low as she curtseys for Prince Michael of Kent at the launch party for her new book, The Deadly Sisterhood, at Kensington Palace

 

Righty-O! Is it just me, or does that photo look as if the Queens cousin, Prince Mick and Leoni Frieda are sharing an ‘in joke’.

You will notice – once you have read the sourced Daily Mail article – that it is a completely different curtsey to the one she gave to Princess Mick.

Princess Michael of Kent’s (Sounds like a tranny doesn’t she) father, was Baron Gunther von Reibnitz, who just so happened to be a member of the Nazi party and an honorary member of the SS.

Slightly diverting away from the main topic, but relevant none the less, Princess Michael, who is married to the Queens Cousin Prince Michael of Kent was caught out shagging a toy-boy in 2006. As it happens, Prince Michael also looks extremely like my friend Terry from Cyprus. But I’m fairly sure that is just a coincidence.

Never the less, having his wife publicly identified as shagging about  obviously pissed Prince Mick off. Now everyone knows, cept my good self of course, that you shouldn’t upset a Freemason. Especially not the highest wanking Freemason in the country, which is apparently who Prince Micky Boy is (Sorry about the speech impediment in that sentence. I was just trying out my impression of Bizzy Lizzy’s old man). He is also the Grandson of the name changing, half German  King George V and the full German Queen Mary, don’t cha know.

Having said that, any inference you draw from the following is strictly down to your own over active imaginations. You see, this toy-boy Mikhail Kravchenko, who shared a 4 day break in a Venice hotel with Mick’s slapper wife Princess Michael, met a very sticky end when he was machine gunned to death while sat in his Mercedes. Not that he was the only one whom the Royal family had the hump with, to die in a Mercedes.

Anyway, an actress called Marina Golub who was a close friend of  Mikhail Kravchenko started asking questions about his death and after getting too near to the truth, she was apparently warned off. Whether or not she took any notice of the warnings is unknown, but she did claim to have uncovered startling new details about the murder. However, before she could reveal what she knew she was killed in a ‘car crash’… Just saying.

The above info of Princess Michaels affair was taken from my article ‘Prince Philip:Is this the sickest man in the UK’

 

Never let it be said that I let a chance to have a dig at the royal ponces pass me by.

However, in doing so, I am drifting away from the main topic, namely Osea Island.

Now, this is where things get dark.

You see, this addiction centre owned by Brendon Quinn’s holding company – listed as Twenty 7 Management – on the island owned by Nigel Frieda came under police investigation and was subsequently closed by the Care Quality Commission in April 2009. Source

Criminal proceedings against Twenty 7 Management commenced the following year:

On 19 November 2010 Brendan Quinn’s Twenty 7 Management, which had run the Causeway Retreat, pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Magistrate’s Court, and was fined £8,000 plus £30,000 costs for running an unlicensed hospital. District Judge David Cooper said the firm’s standards “would really shame a third world country”. Source – Wikipedia

Dorothy King was one of those who appeared for the prosecution. This is what she later wrote:

A lot of people have been in touch about The Causeway Retreat, the phoney rehab of the ‘stars’ that was closed down. Strangely quite a number of us were told by the Care Quality Commission that we were the only former patients complaining. More patients got in touch with them once The Mirror and The Independent covered the closure of the fake hospital.

I’ve also been told that one of the reasons it took so long to close down The Causeway Retreat and try to prosecute them is that the CQC had huge problems trying to work out who owned and ran the place. Apparently they had several lawyers working on the issue, trying to sort through the labyrinth of companies all with the same address – an address Nigel Frieda (DOB 19.08.1952) also uses for a large number of holding companies unrelated to Brendan Quinn (DOB 17.03.1975).

The CQC decided to proceed against Twenty 7 Management Ltd, wholly owned by Brendan Quinn and his wife Lisa Cross (DOB 19.10.1970), having identified them as those running The Causeway Retreat. And so on the 19th November Twenty 7 Management were found guilty at Chelmsford Magistrate’s Court. Until that point I’d never heard Cross’s name mentioned in connection with The Causeway Retreat. Source

Dorothy King claims that when she booked into the clinic, she wasn’t aware that the Island was owned by Nigel Frirda and was apparently not thrilled to learn the news.

The following  is what she says about the record producer:

We had many friends in common, and so I wasn’t thrilled when I arrived and heard he owned the island. Anyway, he seemed like a sweet man, as I’ve said all along, and couldn’t have been nicer. Yes, I have heard the rumours about him and female patients, but I just assume they are rumours – he was a perfect gentleman towards me. There were a lot of patients having sex at The Causeway Retreat but none, that I know of, with Frieda. We were told he was just the landowner and not to bother him. In fact Frieda repeatedly told me he didn’t believe in therapy, and that people should just get on with their lives. I was very concerned about The Causeway Retreat, and felt that even as the landlord Frieda should know what was going on, so like many others I told him, both verbally and in writing.

I was shocked to discover that Frieda co-owned The Causeway Retreat with Quinn, and not just the island, although in retrospect perhaps that should have been obvious. Read More

However, Nigel Frieda appears to have escaped prosecution. Hmmm.

Following the closure of the retreat, Frieda – whose second wife committed suicide – turned the Island into a large camp-site for us minions until 2012 when he changed the Osea into  a private resort for the rich and famous:

Our 2012 is kicking off in big style with the very exciting launch of Osea Island, in collaboration with Nigel Frieda. This privately owned island in the stunning Blackwater Estuary is a world you never knew existed, however we are now proud to introduce it to you all as the UK’s leading retreat for the music industry. Source

Osea Island of course makes the perfect ‘getaway’ for knob-ed celebs as it is quite inaccessible for most of the time.

You see, the only road leading onto the island is underwater most of the time.

In fact, if you have seen the 2012 film ‘The Woman in Black’ staring Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe you will know exactly what I mean – as will those who watched the 1989 TV adaptation – since the walk way to the island in that film and TV production is the walkway to Osea Island.

 

The island was also used for the filming of the second auditions on the ITV show ‘Superstar’  in early 2012 where it was known, somewhat appropriately, as ‘Superstar island’.

The auditions were held by Andrew Lloyd Webber – whom I firmly have my beady eye on – who was casting for a new lead role, in his production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Lloyd Webber’s judges for the auditions were Melanie Chisholm, Dawn French and Jason Donovan.

Never the less, it would appear that the walk way come road still made the island too accessible for Frieda’s liking, which he subsequently appears to have tried to block with tons of rubble:

AN investigation is underway after hundreds of tonnes of rubble were left in the path of boats near Osea Island.

Nigel Frieda, who owns the 400-acre island in the River Blackwater, near Heybridge Basin, said the huge piles of rocks on either side of the Stumble – a mile-long causeway providing road access from the mainland at low tide – were down to contractors acting on his behalf. Source

However, Osea island seems to have been a favoured haunt of the rich and famous long before Nigel Frieda owned the island.

In fact, Pete ‘the paedo‘ Townshend even mentions the Island in the music newspaper Melody Maker way back in August 1970:

I’M BEGINNING my first page of this bulky Journal in particularly strange surroundings. On holiday I am, far away from the sounds of London’s traffic and Keith Moon on an island in the Blackwater estuary called Osea, or “Ozee” as the locals pronounce it. There are so few locals in fact that they could all be counted on one ordinary hand. Source

Townshend also talks about Savile and Tony Blackburn at the same source.

Coincidentally enough, Tony Blackburn is also mentioned in the afore mention forthcoming article I am hoping to release next week… Just saying.

Course, the Island would not have been owned by Frieda back in 1970.

Ownership of Osea Island, like the ownership of the Islands now closed addiction retreat is not that easy to find.

However, in 1970 the island appears to have been owned by two brothers named as being Michael and David Cole.

They in turn sold the Island in either 1971 or 1972 – The  purchaser being Cambridge University.

Quite why the famous university – known as a recruiting ground for MI5 & MI6 – should want to buy the island is beyond me.

In 1979  the Children’s Film Foundation film ‘Black Island’, produced by Kingsgate Films and directed by Ben Bolt, was shot on and around the island.

Wikipedia has this to say about ‘Black Island’

This rare film is not on general release but can be obtained from collectors. The film is about two young castaways who get captured by escaped convicts on the island, and their subsequent escape attempts.

Now, to someone like myself who is naturally suspicious by nature and who is all too well aware of the elites agenda,  the story line to Black Island sounds as if it could have paedophile connotations. This fact could however be, just the working of my own suspicious imagination when it comes to anything to do with the elite.

I have not had time to find out whether or not Cambridge University still owned the Island when the film was made, but in either 1979 or 1980 the Island was sold back to David Cole and his wife Hilary.

Unfortunately, David Cole is a common name and neither have I had time as yet to ascertained which particular fella of that name is the Islands owner.

However, I suspect that the David and Hilary Cole pictured in an article found by clicking HERE could be the likely candidates. You will get an inkling as to why this forms the basis of my suspicions, by the company that they keep and the event that they are photographed at.

Of course, I could be mistaken.

In August 2000, the Independent Newspaper carried an interview with Hilary Cole in regard to her and her husband re-purchasing Osea in which she divulges a bit of the islands history :

The Coles have bought the island twice. David and his brother Michael became owners in the early 1960s, paying £70,000. The family held on to it for 10 years, then David and Hilary moved to Devon and Osea was bought by Cambridge University. When, eight years later, they heard it was up for sale again, they made an offer. While now ready to “downsize”, their love affair with Osea is far from over.

“It’s secluded, nobody can get at you for eight hours out of every 12,” says Mrs Cole. “I think it’d be very good for somebody wanting privacy. There’s absolutely no sound and it’s completely private. You can swim at high tide, sail and water-ski.”

The charms of the island are immediately apparent. Rabbits abound, as do butterflies and birds, including every type of British owl. Several thousand dark-bellied Brent geese make a pit-stop here each year.

Osea has been inhabited for at least 5,000 years. There is evidence of Neolithic villages. The Romans built the causeway, a salt works and a pottery. After the Conquest it became the property of William the Conqueror’s nephew, and later passed to the Earls of Essex, Sussex, Gloucester and March.

In about 1900 the island was bought by the brewer Frederick Charrington, who tried to set up a temperance mission there. “He’d been walking through the East End of London, and stopped outside a pub where a woman was crouching with her child saying: ‘Give me a penny, I’m starving and my child’s starving’,” says Mrs Cole. “And he looked up and saw the words ‘Charrington Ales’. The woman’s husband was inside drinking the money away and he thought, ‘this is terrible’. He gave up drink then and thought he’d run a temperance house.

“But the Maldon fishermen used to come to buy their stores at a little shop in the island’s village, and they’d bring drink and hide it under the hedges. We still find lots of gin bottles with little round marbles in them.”

The island was taken over by the Navy in 1918, and became HMS Osea. During the Second World War it was used for the construction of torpedo boats. “Nobody knew it was here, in fact nobody knows it’s here now really,” says Mrs Cole.

Except, of course, the island’s 20-odd tenants, mostly professionals from London, all on yearly shorthold leases. About three live on the island permanently and the rest use the island for weekends and holidays. Annual income from the accommodation is around £135,000, plus a subsidy of £25,000 a year for 200 acres of land registered under the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food’s Habitat Scheme.

Clive Hopkins of estate agents Knight Frank says interest in Osea is high because of its uniqueness and location. “It’s very rare for something like this to come on the market. It’s almost unique to find a private island off the English coast, both accessible and secluded. It will appeal to sailors, birdwatchers, artists, photographers and authors through to City business people.” READ MORE

The Charringtons are of course one of the elite Satanic families.

Now, as I said at the beginning of this piece, Osea Island, which is nigh on my own doorstep, was until today unknown to me.

What alerted me to the place was today’s article by the Daily Mail (found below), which describes Osea as The secret island where the A-list go to drink, strip off and party all night.

I would very much imagine that another way to put that headline would be: The secret Island where the elites go to hold orgeys and worship Satan.

Certainly, Osea Island will be the focus of my attention in the near future.

 

The secret island where the A-list go to drink, strip off and party all night… and you’ll NEVER guess where it is!

By GUY ADAMS

PUBLISHED: 00:30, 7 September 2013 | UPDATED: 11:47, 7 September 2013

 

Dancing frenetically by the swimming pool, with a glass of chilled rosé sloshing precariously in her hand and the afternoon sunshine glinting off her designer sunglasses, was the fast-living actress and socialite Jaime Winstone.

A few yards away stood Ronnie Wood’s art-dealer son Tyrone, playing up for the camera with a bottle clenched between his lips, a silver medallion nestling on his hairy chest, and his arm round the rock musician Robbie Furze.

In a nearby field, which boasted sweeping views of the sea, upper-crust supermodels Lady Mary Charteris — Furze’s wife — and Poppy Delevingne tapped their feet to dance music, knocked back beers and took occasional shoulder-rides from inebriated young men.

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Wild weekends: Poppy Delevingne and Tyrone Wood on Osea Island, located off the Essex coast in the Blackwater EstuaryWild weekends: An Instagram snap of Poppy Delevingne and Tyrone Wood on Osea Island, located off the Essex coast in the Blackwater Estuary
 

Take a tour of Osea Island, the celebrities’ new secret spot

The occasion: a weekend-long celebration that has since been marked down, by those in the know, as one of the most exclusive — not to mention downright hedonistic — celebrity parties of the summer.

The venue was a secluded and (until recently) little-known 400-acre private island a few miles from the town of Maldon, in the middle of Essex’s Blackwater Estuary.

 

Called Osea, and accessible only via boat, helicopter, and a causeway that was originally built by the Romans and becomes passable for four hours around low tide, it’s suddenly attracting a slew of London’s most fashionable young residents.

In recent months, five low-profile, celebrity-filled events have been held on the island, which is owned by Nigel Frieda, brother of celebrity hairdresser John Frieda — a music producer who has worked with such bands as The Rolling Stones and Roxy Music.

Guests have included the actress Sienna Miller — who rocked up with her infant daughter Marlowe and a ruthlessly efficient nanny — and rock star Johnny Borrell, who arrived unannounced by boat and spent the weekend playing guitar for fellow guests.

Jet set crew: Poppy Delevingne, far left, posted this snap of herself and her party comrades, which included Jaime Winstone and Tyrone WoodJet set crew: Poppy Delevingne, far left, posted this snap of herself and her party comrades, which included Jaime Winstone and Tyrone Wood

 

Go see Osea: Jamie Winstone and Lady Mary Charteris enjoy the sunshine during the exclusive gathering on the islandA-list feast: Jamie Winstone and Lady Mary Charteris enjoy the sunshine during the exclusive gathering on the island
Britain's Necker: Osea Island has played host to some of the UK's creme de la creme of stars and 'creative personalities' over the summerBritain’s Necker: Osea Island has played host to some of the UK’s creme de la creme of stars and ‘creative personalities’ over the summer

Thanks to such visitors, the discreet Osea has become known as ‘the Essex Necker Island’, after Sir Richard Branson’s exclusive Caribbean hideaway, and ‘the British Hamptons’, after New York’s most  upmarket weekend retreat.

‘Staying there was like being at a very glamorous house party, where the guests were beautiful, creative and under-40, and everyone kind-of knew each other,’ says one attendee.

‘Because the place is more-or-less inaccessible to outsiders, it can get quite crazy. On the Sunday, I watched the sun rise from the middle of a carp pond, where about a dozen of us were skinny-dipping.’

The society DJ John Lycett Green — grandson of the former poet laureate John Betjeman and an Eton contemporary of Prince William — recently told an interviewer how, walking to his accommodation from a 4am gig on Osea, he’d encountered men in dresses climbing trees, and revellers ‘swamp-fighting in  the mud’.

Another visitor, who attended a well-known television actor’s stag party there, says: ‘Twelve of us hired a large house, drove over the causeway with about a hundredweight of beer, wine, and spirits, and settled in for the weekend.

‘There were endless drinking games, and things got somewhat out of hand. But none of it ever went public. It’s one of the few places where what goes on tour really does stay on tour, however famous you happen to be.’

Yet despite its growing reputation as a celebrity hotspot, Osea isn’t always a magnet for hell-raising stars. From Monday to Thursday, the island tends to look like a typical seaside resort.

When I visited last week, its 17 rickety holiday cottages were let to a variety of middle-class families, on bucket-and-spade holidays.

Some sat by the small swimming pool (despite the fact its heater was broken). Others walked their children to one of its secluded beaches to make sandcastles, went on bike rides, picked blackberries from hedgerows, or visited Osea’s resident donkeys, Salt and Pepper.

The potholed, two-mile causeway, which brings visitors to Osea across the sometimes dangerous estuary (roughly a dozen vehicles are washed away each year, due to tidal conditions), was filled with  battered estate cars.

Regular visitors said the laid-back atmosphere was relatively normal. ‘In the week, a bottle of Merlot by the BBQ is about as edgy as things get,’ one told me.

But at the weekend, things tend to change.

Life of the party: Jamie Winstone poses for the camera while holding a glass of wineLife of the party: Jamie Winstone poses for the camera while holding a glass of wine

The reason is Eazy Bailey, a nightlife impresario who has one of London’s most bulging contacts books, and has been employed by Nigel Frieda since earlier this year as the island’s ‘creative director’.

Bailey has already organised five events — described by a colleague as ‘chill weekends’ — on Osea this summer, and is planning to host several more, on such occasions as Halloween and New Year’s Eve.

Each weekend is strictly invitation only. Selected guests — most work in the ‘creative industries’ — are telephoned by organisers several weeks in advance, and asked if they would like to join anything from 40 to 150 other bright young things on the island.

If they agree, they are offered accommodation for between £250 and £7,000, which typically includes  food, drink, and a range of daytime activities. Osea sells itself as ‘the ultimate venue for an exclusive party.’

According to Bailey, it offers the chance for the young celebrity classes to let their hair down in a safe environment away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi.

‘Our events are very private, so people feel comfortable, whoever they are,’ he tells me. ‘We telephone potential guests in person to talk through what we are planning and what the whole weekend is going to be about.’

On a typical weekend, Bailey’s guests arrive on Friday. ‘They have supper, drink some wine, and then spend Saturday doing activities: fishing, walking, bike rides, swimming in the sea, yoga, spa treatments, that kind of thing,’ he says.

‘At night there will be another big dinner party and perhaps a dance afterwards. It’s quite laid back. A lot of the people who come are a bit older than the normal London party crowd. They have kids.’

The key draw, particularly for high-profile guests, is the chance to stay below the radar, he adds.

Despite Bailey’s best efforts, though, Osea isn’t always able to ward off unwelcome publicity. Next week will see the latest round in a series of sticky and high-profile legal proceedings involving one Brendan Quinn, who until 2010 ran a £10,000-a-week rehab clinic on the island. The case stretches back to 2004 when Frieda first bought Osea from its previous owners, a pair of eccentric aristocrats.

With a nod to the island’s history (in the early 1900s it had been home to a drying-out clinic for alcoholic Londoners) Frieda decided to allow a rehab clinic called The Causeway Retreat to be set up there. He put the venture into the hands of Quinn, a 38-year-old Irishman who describes himself as a ‘specialist nurse’ and who promptly began charging well-heeled patients between £5,000 and £10,000 a week to stay.

Remote: The 400-acre private island is accessible only via boat, helicopter, and a causeway that is passable for four hours per day around low tideIsolated: The 400-acre private island is accessible only via boat, helicopter, and a causeway that is passable for four hours per day around low tide

Patients included the late singer Amy Winehouse, Take That star Mark Owen, actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and members of some of Britain’s wealthiest families.

Yet despite the stratospheric cost of treatment, there were a string of complaints from former residents about poor quality care.

Following the death by suicide of at least two former patients, health watchdogs launched an investigation. The clinic was closed by regulators in May 2010 and a criminal prosecution was filed against Quinn’s company, 27 Management. The firm was later convicted of running an unregistered hospital.

Frieda was not party to the litigation, but he decided to call time on Osea’s existence as a rehab centre and instead turn it into a modish tourist destination. That project began in earnest this year.

Most of the island’s rental properties are cheap and cheerful, decorated with a mixture of battered antiques and Ikea furniture.

Friends say that Frieda, who is in his 60s and has a young daughter, is anxious to prevent the island from become a 24/7 party destination. ‘It’s a great place to celebrate, but it’s not Ibiza,’ he recently told The Sunday Times.

He hopes to peg the island’s reputation to food festivals, music festivals, and literary weekends as well as carefree hedonism.

Recently, Charlie Fink, the frontman of indie band Noah And The Whale, told how his group recorded its latest album at an Osea studio.

Being on an island, he said, made them feel secure, ‘apart from one night, when a hen party arrived’.

Elsewhere during Osea’s long, hot summer, at a Saturday night event to mark a London socialite’s 30th birthday, proceedings began with a formal tea party.

‘It was all quite formal and laid back,’ reports an organiser. ‘Or at least it was, until darkness fell. Then everything went crazy. It always does there. It must be an island thing.’

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