25 YEARS TWINNING CELEBRATIONS
2020 marks the 25th anniversary of twinning between Oxford and Perm.
The events planned for June in Perm to mark this occasion unfortunately had to be cancelled.
A series of events organised in Oxford and Perm and presented mostly online is planned instead for October and November, with a focus on dates 10th -20th November.
Details of events to celebrate the twinning of the two cities as well as other relevant events will be posted here.
Frederico Varese will be giving a talk on 'Berezniki - the development of a Soviet City'.
Berezniki is in the Perm region.
Thursday 19th November, 5.30pm.
Contact Karen Hewitt by email to join this talk.
OPEN SCREEN, OXFORD
Film Oxford is holding an Open Screen event
12th November 6.00 - 8.00 pm
OXFORD INTERNATIONAL LINKS ONLINE PHOTO EXHIBITION
The exhibition includes photos from Perm and can be viewed until 16th November.
More information here
PERM YOUTH PALACE
Events that the Perm Youth Palace are planning include: young people making video clips about life in Perm; a video dance exchange (a Ural dance and a Morris dance) and an online quiz about life in Oxford.
The Perm Youth Palace is organising a video dance exchange. There will be a master class of Morris Dancing for a group in Perm and a master class of a Ural dance for a group in Oxford to learn. Both groups will learn each other’s dance and record it.
The video will be posted here.
The photo shows a group of Morris dancers from Oxford with a group of local dancers in the Mari Republic.
GORKY LIBRARY, PERM
The Gorky Library is planning a student online conference; essay competitions for students and schoolchildren to be judged by a panel in Oxford and a translation competition.
photo: Darya Permyakova
OXFORD CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FESTIVAL
A global dance project is being organised as part of the Christmas lights festival.
PERM CITY DEPARMENT OF CULTURE
The Perm City Department of Culture is organising a culinary exchange and a competition for Perm schoolchildren of paintings and drawings, some of which will be sent to Oxford to be exhibited.
"DANCING THE DIFFERENCE"
The 25 year anniversary is not only a chance to celebrate but also an opportunity to look back at collaborative events.
In April 2004 Oxford Youth Dance Company visited Perm to perform and take part in workshops in theatres and colleges across the city.
Roly Carline made a 3 part short documentary about the visit called "Dancing the Difference".
It is a fascinating look at the different approaches to dance within the two cultures.
Click on the links below to watch the film