For this event we released 7 brand new One World Festival videos, featuring music, craft, poetry, storytelling, and more.
You can watch them all below, for free.
Multi-faith storytelling, performance & craft. Available to watch for FREE online.
Our welcome to today's event, with One World Committee Members Bede Gerrard and Kanta Gopal, can be watched here and on YouTube. As part of the welcome, Kanta will also include introduce us to the Hindu festival of Holi.
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An Extraordinary Toast Rack
Oxford Hindu Temple & Community Centre Project
BECOME A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
Buddhist teachings with Prajnaketu
TABLA SOLO & HINDU CHANT
With Caroline Tapp and Neil Kensit
THE STORY OF MEM & ZIN CONCERT PARTY
With Kurdish author Zara Saleh
SPRING CRAFT ACTIVITY
Make your own Easter Bunny Bunting
IRAQI WOMEN ART & WAR PROJECT
With Rana Ibrahim
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Welcome to the Event
One World Commitee members Bede Gerrard and Kanta Gopal introduce 'Spring Celebrations'.
Silver Toast Rack, designed by Christopher Dresser
Ashmolean Museum Curator, Mathew Winterbottom, tells us about an extraordinary toast rack, which would make eating any boiled ‘Easter’ egg and slice of toast very special.
With the Oxford Hindu Temple and Community Centre Project
Join the Oxford Hindu Temple and Community Centre Project as they share colourful highlights of online Holi festivities, and all the fun this brings.
How to become a ‘light in the darkness’
Prajnaketu, from the Triratna Buddhist tradition, tells the story of how ‘an untouchable’ became a beacon of hope to many millions of people – and what this means for us.
TABLA SOLO IN RUPAK TAAL
And a Hindu Chant
Caroline Tapp and Neil Kensit present a tabla solo in 7 beats and a chant accompanied by the Kanjira – a South Indian drum.
KURDISH NEW YEAR
The Story of ‘Mem and Zin’
To celebrate Newroz, the Kurdish New Year festival in March, join Kurdish author Zara Saleh as he tells this tragic Kurdish love story, written in the 17th century.
SPRING CRAFT ACTIVITY
Easter Bunny Bunting Learn how to craft your own Easter inspired bunting. With Clare Coleman from the Ashmolean learning team.
The 'Iraqi Women Art and War' (IWAW) Project
Rana Ibrahim, artist, and founder of IWAW, introduces this collective of Iraqi women artist and makers (audio described). A second film explores 'Wall of Memories' artworks from 'Of Ordinary Things', an upcoming exhibition (in Arabic and English).