LIGHT AHEAD

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.

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 Member and High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Monawar Hussain, and Director of the Ashmolean Museum, Dr Xa Sturgis, was broadcast live on YouTube but can be played again here.
 

https://www.youtube.com/embed/l4Iljh8W3UM?rel=0&cc_load_policy=1

THIS WEEK'S NEW VIDEOS

Click on the   icon on the bottom right of the video, as the video begins to play, to view it at full screen size.

 

https://www.youtube.com/embed/uLkx-9xqPzA?rel=0&cc_load_policy=1

MUSLIM CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC

Tabla Drums

 

FAMILY TALK

What brings you Light?

 

ART DEMONSTRATION: SEEING THE LIGHT

With Artist, Kieran Stiles

 

OXFORD RUMI STUDY GROUP

Light Ahead

 

MY IDENTITY COLLAGE

With Artist, Lana Al-Shami

 

TRADITIONAL INDIAN SINGING

With Nilam Sharma

 

TRADITIONAL INDIAN DANCING

With Pragnas Das

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMME

Join us for the last online event in our 2020/21 One World Festival series.

The Welcome and Introduction will be broadcast live on this page, and on our YouTube channel.

 

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the Event

Ashmolean Director, Dr Xa Sturgis welcomes you to this final event in the One World online series, and introduces Imam Monawar Hussain’s talk.

Celebrating Oxfordshire’s Heroes

Imam Monawar Hussain, Oxfordshire's new High Sheriff and founder of the Oxford Foundation, talks about the extraordinary acts of kindness of local people and voluntary groups during the Covid crisis, and the importance of celebrating different faiths and cultures.

MUSLIM CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC

Tabla Drums

This introduction to tabla drums followed by two short performances, takes inspiration from Amir Khusrau (1253-1325) a court poet and musician of North India, known as the 'Father of Qawwali’ - a devotional form of singing of the Sufis in the Indian subcontinent. With celebrated singer and musician Kaleem Raza, accompanied by Master Ijaz Klate on Harmonium and Zain Rashid on Tabla.

FAMILY TALK

What brings you light?

Isaac, aged 13 years old, and his Grandpa, Edward discuss their precious Jewish objects together, chat about Isaac’s special but unusual lockdown Barmitzvah, and the wonderful Jewish celebration, Hanukkah.

ART DEMONSTRATION - SEEING THE LIGHT

With Artist, Kieran Stiles

An art demonstration by Artist, Kieran Stiles, whose paintings explore the colour, shapes and light and shade of the natural world.

OXFORD RUMI STUDY GROUP

Light Ahead

A varied programme of music by musicians Afshina Ardalan, Amber Roshni and John Rustun, presented and produced by Jay Rumi. 

MY IDENTITY COLLAGE

With Artist, Lana Al-Shami

Inspired by what ‘One World’ represents, artist Lana Al-Shami talks about cultural identity, dual heritage and living in multicultural Oxford, then shows us how to make an identity collage. Download a PDF template and guide, by Lana, here.

TRADITIONAL INDIAN SINGING

Shiva Bhjan in Raga Darbari

Nilam Sharma, an Indian classical singer, performs this song composed by Pandit Vishwaprakash: a reflection of the divine infinite Hindu god Shiva.

TRADITIONAL INDIAN DANCING

Traditional Indian dancer, Pragnas Das from the Disciple of Guru Shrimati Tandra Bos treats us to a a wonderful display of Kathak (Lucknow Garana) style of dance. The name of this wonderful dance performance is called 'Bhavrang'.