ONE WORLD FESTIVAL 2019

PAST EVENT

This was a special FREE weekend celebrating the communities and faiths of Oxfordshire through a dazzling array of activities, performances, talks and crafts for all ages.

For the first time ever the Ashmolean Forecourt was also a One World Food Market with a range of delicious vegetarian treats from Indian street food to hash browns, cheesy chips and vegan hots dogs.

PROGRAMME

2019 PROGRAMME

Saturday

  • One World Food Market     12–4pm
    Enjoy a range of delicious vegetarian treats and take a seat in our heated marquee. Museum Forecourt. 
  • Call to Prayer & Welcome  Speeches    12pm
    Begin One World 2019 with an Islamic call to prayer and welcome speeches in the Atrium.
  • Make a Star!  12–4pm
    Make a colourful paper star decoration for the festive season. Gallery 31, Level 1.
  • Baha’i Book Making  12pm & 2pm
    Make a simple booklet with hand-stitched pages and a card cover, then decorate with inspirational words from sacred writings. For adults and children ages 10+. Gallery 30, Level 1.
  • Gallery Tour: Highlights from the Islamic World  12.15pm
    This gallery tour of the Islamic Middle East Gallery will uncover some of the highlights of the Ashmolean’s world renowned Islamic art collection. With curator Francesca Leoni. Meet at the Information Desk, Ground Floor.
  • Family Storytelling with Peter Chand  12.15pm & 12.55pm
    Listen to exciting traditional stories from across the globe with professional storyteller Peter Chand. For all ages. Gallery 14, Ground Floor.
  • Yakshagana Dance  12.30pm
    Experience the vibrancy of Yakshagana, an ancient folk-art form dating to 15th-century India, with Dr. Benaka Karanth playing Ravana the demon. Atrium, Level -1.
  • Harmony Project Singing Workshop  12.30pm
    Sing songs from around the world with Arne Richards and help decorate a giant peace globe. For all ages. Lecture Theatre, Level -1.
  • Chinese Lion Dance  12.45pm
    Learn to dance like a lion! Try on a lion head, play the Chinese drums and cymbals, watch a demonstration about the traditional dance and more. Gallery 21, Ground Floor.
  • DJ Euton  12.45pm
    DJ Euton Daley will be playing music from around the globe between performances in the Atrium, Level -1. Also catch his chill-out lounge set in the marquee on the Museum’s forecourt.
  • Bhajan & Vedic chanting by Nandana Chaitanya  1pm
    Listen to traditional devotional singing and Vedic chanting, called Bhajan or Kirtan, from India. Atrium, Level -1.
  • Oxford Hindu Temple Community Centre Performance  1.15pm
    Members of the OHTCCP perform Bhajans, with Chris Hills on Tabla and Mark Bhajwandin on Harmonium. Atrium, Level -1.
  • Mindful Mandalas  1.15pm & 3.15pm
    Take time out to colour in a mandala - a circular geometric design representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism. Gallery 21, Ground Floor.
  • Garba Dance with Hindu Mandal Oxford  1.30pm
    Join members of the Hindu Mandal, Oxford for a performance of Garba/Dandia traditional folk dance from the Gujarat. Atrium, Level -1.
  • Sikh Kirtan  1.45pm
    Enjoy music and singing from the Holy Scripture of Sikh. Atrium, Level -1.
  • Wheatley Primary School Choir  2pm
    Join the Wheatley School Choir as they sing songs about our world and how we can make it a more peaceful place. Gallery 23, Ground Floor.
  • Mah Jong  2pm
    Learn how to play Mah Jong, a traditional Chinese boardgame of skill, strategy and calculation. Jameel Area, Level -1.
  • Poetry with Muradi Bakir  2pm
    Join poet Muradi Bakir as she shares about her heartbreaking and breathtaking experiences as a refugee of the Syrian Civil War. Lecture Theatre, Level -1.
  • Advent: A Journey Through Candles  2pm
    Come and learn about the Christian season of Advent and explore how the church prepares for Christmas, with St Andrew’s Church. Gallery 14, Ground Floor.
  • Call to Prayer  2.30pm
    Listen to an Islamic call to prayer in the Atrium.
  • Folklore Fashion Show  2.40pm
    Find style inspiration from a revival of traditional fashions from Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Afghanistan, Sudan and beyond in this fashion show. Lecture Theatre, Level -1.
  • North India Dhol  2.40pm
    A short blast of North Indian Dhol from local Oxford players. Atrium, Level -1.
  • Sikh Turban Tying Workshop  2.40pm
    Learn how to tie a traditional Sikh Turban. Gallery 21.
  • Nepalese Dance & Drums  2.50pm
    A celebration of Nepalese culture with a performance of 3 Nepalese dances, with drumming. Atrium, Level -1.
  • Student Tabla Demonstration  3pm
    Join Chris Hill and tabla students as they play Hindustani tabla patterns. Gallery 33, Level 1.
  • Bollywood Dancing with Jay Kumar  3.15pm
    Find your inner Bollywood dancer in this interactive activity performed by Jay Kumar and DanceAsia. Atrium, Level -1.

Sunday

  • One World Food Market     12–4pm
    Enjoy a range of delicious vegetarian treats and take a seat in our heated marquee. Museum Forecourt. 
  • Call to Prayer  12pm
    Listen to an Islamic call to prayer in the Atrium.
  • Oxford Buddha Vihara  12pm
    Find a moment of peace and learn how to experience life in the moment through a guided Buddhist meditation. Gallery 21, Ground Floor.
  • Make a Star!  12–4pm
    Make a colourful paper star decoration for the festive season. Gallery 31, Level 1.
  • Ancient Gods: Drawing and Collage with Fusion Arts  12–4pm
    Draw and collage your own artwork inspired by the statues, images and symbols of ancient gods from Egypt, Greece and Rome. With Fusion Arts Artists. For all ages. Gallery 21, Ground Floor.
  • Oxford Gospel Choir  12.10pm
    Open day two of One World with the uplifting music and infectious energy of the Oxford Gospel Choir. Atrium, Level -1.
  • Panel Discussion: Hospitality in my Faith  12.15pm
    Take in a fascinating interfaith panel discussion on hospitality and how it varies across cultures. With leaders from Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Baha’i communities. Lecture Theatre, Level -1.
  • DJ Euton  12.30pm
    DJ Euton Daley will be playing music from around the globe between performances in the Atrium, Level -1. Also catch his chill-out lounge set in the marquee on the Museum’s forecourt.
  • Rumi Poetry & Music  12.45pm
    A collection of musical performances inspired by the words and poems of Rumi with the Oxford Rumi Study Group. Atrium, Level -1.
  • Storytelling: The Mysterious Guest  1.15pm
    Join storyteller Adele Moss for stories from the Torah, the Rabbis and folk tradition that celebrate that most fundamental of human values: hospitality. For adults and children ages 9+. Lecture Theatre, Level -1.
  • Islamic Calligraphy Workshop  1.30pm
    Learn to write in the style of the Arabic alphabet and have a go at writing your own name using traditional tools and materials. Jameel Area, Level -1.
  • Jali Fily, Mande Music & Song  1.45pm
    Join Senegalese Master musician Jaly Fily Cissokho for a performance of the twenty-onestring West African Kora. Atrium, Level -1.
  • Oxford Quaker Meeting  2pm
    Join the Religious Society of Friends, known as the Quakers, to worship together in silence. All welcome. Gallery 21, Ground Floor.
  • Call to Prayer  2.30pm
    Listen to an Islamic call to prayer in the Atrium.
  • Oxford Tabla: Demo & Workshop  2.30pm
    Enjoy a hands-on demonstration and workshop using the North Indian tabla - the most important percussion instrument in the Indian sub-continent, with Caroline Tapp and Neil Kensit. For adults and children ages 8+. Lecture Theatre, Level -1.
  • OxfordShir Jewish Choir  2.40pm
    A performance of modern settings of Hebrew texts by contemporary composer Alexander Massey and popular Yiddish songs. Atrium, Level -1.
  • The Tariqa Burhaniya  3.15pm
    Join the Tariqa Burhaniya and learn a number of spiritual exercises which help to maintain positive energy and dispel negatvitity, fostering a sense of peace within yourself and others. Atrium, Level -1.

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