SPRING CELEBRATIONS

PART OF OUR ONE WORLD FESTIVAL 2020-21

Multi-faith storytelling, performance & craft. Available to watch for FREE online.

WELCOME TO TODAY'S EVENT

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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THIS WEEK'S NEW VIDEOS

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CURATOR TALK

An Extraordinary Toast Rack

 

HOLI CELEBRATIONS

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

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMME

 

 

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the Event

One World Commitee members Bede Gerrard and Kanta Gopal introduce 'Spring Celebrations'. 

CURATOR TALK

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. 

HOLI CELEBRATIONS

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.

PRAJNAKETU

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.

ASYLUM WELCOME

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).