Fri 6th 10am for a reception by the Lord Mayor of Oxford, who was very welcoming. This was followed by a tour around the Town Hall,
and an impromptu dance on the stage. In the afternoon we visited East Oxford School to perform and run a workshop. The group performed to the whole school and approximately 150 children chose to join in the workshop. It was a lot of fun and the children enjoyed the workshop whilst learning and practicing a range of skills. 6pm Development workshop with the Oxford Dabke group. This was to teach some new dances to our local group which they can incorporate into their repertoire.
Sat 7th 2-5pm Faringdon Grand Peace Fete. The young dancers were the main attraction in this Palestinian themed event. Once again their performance was really well received and the young people joined in many activities after their dancing. The group were presented with a beautiful cloth painting to commemorate the Fete. In the evening we had a farewell meal and party in an ORFA member’s house.
Sun 8th We saw them off at Oxford bus station.