Sunday, 25 April 2010

Sunday 25th April 2010

A new home for Oxfords Sikh Temple
President of the Oxford University Sikh Society, Priya Atwal came into the studio to tell us about the Sikh Community's difficulty finding a permanent place of worship. Currently the 15-20 regular worshippers pray in a Sikh members house. Priya is starting a big campaign to find a new location for a permanent Gurdwara (temple) in Oxfordshire.

Today at St Gregory School on Cricket Road, Cowley the Sikh community will be celebrating Vaisakhi, the birth anniversary of Khalsa, with a procession along the Cowley Road due to start at 11am.

Photography for the homeless
We spoke to Ed Hart who has helped to develop a project with Oxford Homeless Pathways, which encourages Oxfordshire's homeless to pick up a camera and take inspiration from their surroundings. Learning to use digital editing, the project can allow individuals to build their self-confidence and develop some valuable skills.

There will be a small exhibition of work at Fusion on the Cowley Road soon, so we will keep you updated on that. In the meantime you can see some of the groups pictures here.

Paper Review
Kathy Stock, Sculpture Co-ordinator at the Turill Sculpture Garden and member of the Oxford Jewish Community was in this morning to review the weekend papers.

Oxfordshire Devotional
This morning's Oxfordshire Devotional came from Witney, at the High Street Methodist Church led by the Reverend Richard Donoghue.
Faith Place Regent's Park College in Oxford was our faith place this morning. Originally in London, it now trains men and women for the Baptist Ministry here in Oxford. Hedley Feast spoke to the College Chaplain Myra Blythe.

Dorchester Debate
Dorchester Abbey will be opening its doors to the prospective parliamentary candidates in the Henley constituency on Wednesday 28th April. Rector Sue Booys told us that everyone is welcome and it will be a great opportunity to come along and hear the constituents views and ask them questions about issues they are concerned about.

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