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Friday 29th May, 2015 Doors 7pm
Master bluesmen of the Malian Sahara.
Tinariwen’s own story burgeons with myth and mythos in their home country and beyond. Their tale is the stuff of legends. Founding member Ibrahim Ag Alhabib, grew up in desolation in Mali, where he witnessed his own father’s death at the age of four.
Later, after seeing a western film, he built his first guitar from a bicycle wire, a stick and a tin can. The band was founded in the 1980’s in Tuareg camps in libya, where the nomadic peoples had relocated to find work and a new life away from their homeland of the sahara. Disillusioned by the promises of Quaddafi at the time, the Tuareg became restless again and longed for home.
But the interaction with city life yielded unexpected consequences, they became exposed to western music - most notably the guitar-driven anthems of Jimi Hendrix and the American blues - which they mixed with their own soulful dirges which they'd perform in the camps by the fire with battery-operated amps. When revolution broke out back in Mali, they left Libya behind, hung up their guitars and picked up guns to fight for the Tuareg independence.
When the discord died down, the band returned to music, delivering songs imbued with aching beauty and lonesome poetry. Their music was bootlegged and traded around the region, earning them a devout following. Then in the late 1990s, they were discovered by western musicians and for the first time, their songs left the Sahara and were introduced to the world. For the next ten years, the nomads now travelled the world, performing at nearly every notable festival and venue around the globe, providing the world with a taste of the aching beauty and lonesome pleasures of Saharan Assouf.
Please note that this is a standing concert.
Tickets avaliable here or call the box office on 01865 305 305
ARE YOU BETWEEN 16-18 YEARS OLD AND DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT? DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SET UP YOUR OWN BUSINESS? DO YOU HAVE IDEAS AND DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THEM? ARE YOU BORED AT SCHOOL?
Join Jennings Education for the launch of their new DIPLOMA IN SOCIAL LEADERSHIP, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND EMPLOYABILITY. A year crammed full of learning from some great leaders!! You will enjoy work experience, workshops, days out and all the knowledge you need to take your next step and you will leave with a Level 2 Diploma accreditation.
Sarah Hooks, Jennings Education firstname.lastname@example.org 01865 893 293 or 07765 317666.
See Oxford from a different angle and join Team Red Cross on a walk around this historic city. This fun family walk will take you off the beaten tourist track on a winding adventure through the cobbled streets of Oxford and surrounding countryside.
Price: £10 (under 12's free)
Twitter - #redshoewalk / @British Red Cross
Red Shoe Walk Poster (PDF)
Oxford Town Hall welcomes you to listen and enjoy our world famous Father Willis organ played by the city's finest organists. Tickets are £4 and come with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits. Performances take place from 12pm-1pm - Confirmed dates are as follows:
20th May, 23rd September, 28th October and 25th November.
Tea & cake & Dancing £2.50 on some Wednesdays from 2pm to 4.30pm - Current confirmed dates for 2015 are:
06th May, 13th May, 20th May, 9th September, 23rd September, 7th October, 28th October, 11th November, 25th November and 16th December.
Ceroc Oxford hold dance classes at Oxford Town Hall. Beginner and intermediate followed by freestyle. Open to all.
Every Monday (except Bank Holidays) 7.30 - 10.30pm
Charges: £8, concessions £6, £35 for 5 weeks or £70 for 10 weeks.
Please see the Ceroc Oxford website for further details.
Mondays from 12.10 - 12.55pm, Oxford Town Hall.
Every Monday except Bank Holidays, £3 per person. Prepare yourself to party. You will shake your hips, shimmy and smile the hour away. Up to 1000 calories will be burnt in just one class. The moves are simple and you will love the music. No stress, no worry, just fun. There are no wrong moves so just come and join the party. For more information contact Vicki Galvin, GO Active Coordinator on 01865 252720 or email@example.com
Every Tuesday, 8pm, Judge's Room. Oxford Buddhist Group meets once a week for a guided meditation on the 16th Karmapa. These meditation classes are suitable for all who wish to learn to meditate.
For newcomers there is always a short introduction to Buddhism and brief explanations on how to meditate.
They regularly hold courses on Buddhism and Buddhist meditation classes, guided by experienced practitioners and travelling teachers appointed by Lama Ole Nydahl. All weekly guided meditation classes are free of charge.
Further information on Diamond Way Buddhism UK website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01865 958008.
A weekly guided sitting group in the Insight Meditation tradition of Theravada Buddhism, led by Jaya Karen Rudgard.
All are welcome and no experience is needed. Voluntary donations only and no booking required.