WELCOME & HYMN
Welcome to the Event, and Deen Bandhu (Bhajan (hymn) to the Supreme Creator)
Chinta Kallie, founder member of Oxford Council of Faiths and Board member of the Oxford Hindu Temple and Community Centre Project, introduces and performs this bhajan - a hymn song of praise to the Supreme Creator. Read more on YouTube.
Broadcast live at 2.30pm on Sunday 7 March, this performance will be introduced by Gilberto Estrada Harris and Gillian Coates, One World Committee Members. It will be available to watch again after the live broadcast.
Bronze Age Brazier
Dr Andrew Shapland, Sir Arthur Evans Curator of Bronze Age and Classical Greece, sheds light on this ancient brazier from Rhodes.
PASSOVER CRAFT ACTIVITY
Craft & Storytelling for all ages
Dalya Moss demonstrates how to make a Matzah basket for Passover, tells the Passover story, and explores a related object at the Ashmolean. What you'll need to join in:
- A4 paper, of any colour
- Scrap coloured paper
- Pencil, to mark things out with.
- Colouring pens or pencils in different colours, for decorating
- A glue stick
- Ribbon or string
- A hole puncher (or a pencil or pen if you don't have one)
Eden Habtemichael, a journalist and poet from Eritrea and Hasan Bamyani, an Oxford-based poet from Afghanistan perform a selection of their poetry. Read more about Eden and Hasan on YouTube.
Sikh Devotional Music
Rajinder Singh Sahota (main vocals and harmonium), Ranjit Singh Sahota (tabla) and Giani Sant Singh (vocals) perform Sikh devotional music.
OXFORD CONCERT PARTY
Object Soundscape and ‘Waving Hello’ Song
An Ashmolean inspired soundscape improvised by musicians Arne Richards and Isabel Knowland, followed by the ‘Waving Hello’ song featuring the Jericho singers.
OXFORD RUMI STUDY GROUP
The Arrival of Spring
The Oxford Rumi Study Group present a celebration of Spring through poetry, and music inspired by cultures and festivals across the world from India, through Central Asia to Iran and Turkey. Read more on YouTube.