JERICHO COMMUNITY CENTRE ACTIVITIES
Tuesday : 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday : 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday : 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Contact person - Yuka Kodama
Telephone - 01869 239430/ 07957 482527
The Yuka Kodama Ballet Group is an informal group which brings together people of all ages who enjoy dancing classical ballet, studying technique and performing. The group began its life in Japan several years ago, and is now based in Oxford, offering a range of ballet classes (including pointe work, pas de deux and men’s classes) to ballet enthusiasts from all over the world. All our dancing is very much in the classical tradition, with a strong bias towards Russian technique.
Where the name Jericho comes from?
The name Jericho is probably taken from the parable of the Good Samaritan. Traditionally the name was given to places where travellers who arrived after the town gates had closed at sunset could find lodgings overnight.
Cranham Street used to be a blot on the city
Before Grantham House was built, the site became notoriously derelict, making Cranham Street according to the local press a ‘blot on the city’ – wrecked by local children, and a refuge for rats and for ‘layabouts sleeping off the drink’ who were repeatedly evicted by the police.
Former MD of Radio 4, Master of St Peters College