Thursday 6 October 2016 - Leon Link Open AGM, Town Hall
There are important decisions to be made about the future of the Nicaraguan Link, so if you're interested in getting involved, come and share your ideas!
Saturday 21 October 2016 - Oktoberfest at Oxford Conservative Club
Oxford Bonn Link would like to welcome you to a celebration of Oxford's German links, with light refreshments, music and dancing with the Oxford Oom-Pah-Pah-Lumpas, and a well-stocked bar! See Facebook for more details
Tuesday 28 June - Saturday 9 July: Regards Croisés and My City-Ma Ville: Exhibition of Oxford-Grenoble Photography Exchange
Professional and student photography exploring Oxford and Grenoble from different points of view. Exhibition at The Stables Gallery, Kenrew Quad, St John's College, St Giles, open 28th June - 9th July (excluding Sundays and Mondays) 11am – 4pm
Saturday 9 July 2016: Leiden link's 70th anniversary celebrations!: K&G international award-winning band from Leiden visits Oxford
Catch them performing in Bonn Square and at Witney Carnival, marching through the city centre, and playing an evening concert with Oxford University Brass Band and Strawberry Fayre Majorettes at Oxford Town Hall, 7pm! More information on Oxford Leiden website.
Monday 4 July 4pm-7pm
Swim for León - Annual sponsored swim
Hinksey Pool, Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4RP
The Oxford Leon Association Trust's annual sponsored swim is a fund-raising event to support water projects in the Department of León. It is a lovely community event and the aim is to raise money so you don’t have to swim far or fast but are welcome to do as many or as few lengths as you like.
World Music Dance Night - Fundraising event to support young people to visit the Grenoble Youth Arts Festival - Friday 20th May 2016
- Friday 20 May 7.30-11pm
- The Old Museum, Oxford Town Hall
- Tickets £10
- DJ Euton Daley
Dance the night away to an evening of great dance tracks from around the globe whilst supporting a good cause. 10 young people, 10 days, 14 debates, 10 International workshops, 9 months planning, 1,00 Audience members. The young people, age 16 – 25 years from Mandala Theatre Company, will be participating in the Rencontre – one of the longest running International Youth Theatre Festival in Europe, from 1 – 10 July 2016.
They will also work with over 200 young people and International artists from Europe and the world in workshops creating a huge Street parade and outdoor production alongside performing their show which is around asylum and migration
Venue, staffing and DJ all given in kind so 100% of the cost of your ticket will go directly to the project. Thanks to Museum of Oxford and Oxford Town Hall.
Oxford and Leiden young artists’ exhibition at Fusion Arts Centre - Saturday 7 May - Saturday 15 May 2016
Klick: Oxford-Leiden is an international project offering a platform for young artists from Leiden and Oxford. They will be presenting a joint exhibition of work from artists of both cities at Fusion Arts in May. More information on Facebook.
Dvorak's Stabat Mater from visiting choir Ensemble Vocal Interlude (Grenoble) - Sat 7th May 2016
The Oxford Grenoble Association (OGA) and East Oxford Community Choir (EOCC) are preparing to welcome around 80 French visitors to Oxford from 4-9 May. They will be participating in two concerts, and exploring Oxford. Grenoble’s Ensemble Vocal Interlude is celebrating with EOCC their 15th year of twinning.
The two concert performances of Antonin Dvorak’s haunting cantata, Stabat Mater will take place at Dorchester Abbey, Friday 6th May (7.30), and St John the Evangelist, Iffley Road, Oxford, Saturday 7 May, (5pm). The orchestra will also include Grenoble players. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Misa Campesina - Sunday 17 April 2016
Sunday 17 April 2016, 11.30am, Blackfriars Church, St Giles, Oxford.
This Mass has been sung annually in Oxford for many years. 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the link with León, our twin city in Nicaragua and Jairo Hernández, a musician will join us from León to celebrate this.
The Mass was composed by Carlos Mejía Godoy, in collaboration with musicians, priests, workers, fishermen and subsistence farmers. Its lively tunes, passionate lyrics and complex rhythms reflect the richness of the Nicaraguan folk tradition.
Song de Raiz - Saturday 16 April 2016
Saturday 16 April 2016, 10.45am, Oxford Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre, St Ebbe’s, Oxford OX1 1RL
Song de Raiz (Song of Roots) is a musical exchange project pairing primary schools in Oxford with the Casa Educativa education centre on Itaparica island in Brazil, and NECAT, an educational charity in Oxford’s twin city Leon (Nicaragua).
Learning folk songs and culture from their own country and their partner country, the children have sent recordings of songs, letters, photos and video, and discovered friends around the world.
In a special celebration at Folk Weekend, the children will be performing a selection of songs from the UK, Nicaragua and Brazil alongside professional musicians giving performances of other folk traditions from these cultures. This will take place on Saturday morning in ODHHC.
Café Leon - Sunday 13 March 2016
Sunday 13 March 2016, 9.30am-12 noon, South Oxford Community Centre, OX1 4RP.
Coffee morning and cake sale with delicious fairtrade coffee grown by Nicaraguan women.
Reflections on Humanity - Poetry readings and art installation
Christ Church Cathedral, Saturday 7 November 2015, 3-4pm.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War Christ Church Cathedral is hosting two art installations from a German and a Polish artist from 7 - 22 November 2015.
There will be an opening event on Saturday 7 November with poetry readings from some of the countries involved in the hostilities. The poems will be read in their own language by native speakers and English translations will be available.
Reflections on Humanity explores our friendship and common humanity. The poems are not war poems, but poems which look at connections between nations and reflect on human nature. After the event, those who wish will be able to meet together in another room at Christ Church for an informal discussion.
This non-denominational event is organised by Diana Bell and Oxford StanzaTwo in collaboration with Christ Church Cathedral and the Oxford International Links. Everyone is welcome - of all faith traditions or none.