Saturday, 20 February 2010

Saturday 20th February


Oxford Dance Festival
I had my dancing shoes at the ready as I welcomed Oxford Dance Festival's Miranda Lawrence into the studio this Saturday. Miranda told our listeners all about how two months of dancing in the city will kick off with five dance performances in five locations, on the hour, every hour.

Commotio Choir
Matthew Berry, conductor of local choir Commotio, joined me in the studio to talk about the success of the group's latest CD, which is riding high in the classical charts. Matthew told me how the CD includes a reading by Desmond Tutu as well as a fusion of Indian influenced instruments. You can catch the choir at St Barnabas Church, Jericho, on March 13.

'Baby Branson'
Martin Halstead flew into the studio to tell us all about his latest venture. Martin, dubbed Baby Branson, told listeners all about his plans to set-up a flight from Oxford to Edinburgh. Martin told me all about his fascination with flying and about being compared to Richard Branson.
Flights depart from March 1st and plans are already in place for another route to Newcastle.

Barton Playtime
Howie Watkins from Oxfordshire County Council came in to tell listeners about a variety of play features planned for Barton. The play area will include a range of indoor and outdoor features and will be built with the help of children, young people and parents of Barton.Children and parents from Barton can get a chance to look at the plans at Underhill Circus today from 11am-4pm.

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