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.
About the church bells?
Originally the Church only had the single ‘Barney’s Bell’. In 1890, when the clock was installed, it was decided to add a set of tubular bells to ring the chimes and the hour strike, as well as a tune or ‘carillon’. The are driven by an elaborate mechanical contraption.
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.
Former MD of Radio 4, Master of St Peters College