Oxjam Beeston 2017
Oxjam Beeston is pleased to announce that this year’s Oxjam Beeston Music Festival has raised £22,000 for OXFAM! This smashes our own record (set in 2015) and is the biggest grossing of all the Oxjam Festivals in the UK.
Oxjam Beeston 2017 has been phenomenally successful primarily due to the huge community support behind the event. We'd like to thank everyone who has participated in this year's festival - you have helped make a real difference!
Our VOLUNTEERS - Oxjam Beeston relies on a core team of dedicated volunteers who coordinate the event throughout the year plus over 50 volunteers on the Takeover day itself. Its a mammoth effort which is very addictive!!! Come and join us next year!
Our SPONSORS - Star Inn (Headline Sponsor), University of Nottingham, Mixed Reality Lab,, NET, CP Walker, Foster Industrial, Breeze Magazine, PN Design, Cllr Kate Foale, Beeston Folk Club - thanks to everyone who provided invaluable sponsorship for Oxjam 2017.
Our ARTISTS who have performed across our five events this year (over 130 of them so too many to list!). Oxjam is all about celebrating local music and Beeston has been enriched by the creativity, skill and talent of all our Oxjam musicians across many different genres!
Our VENUES - allow music to takeover Beeston! Thanks to Middle Street Resource Centre, Star Inn, Bartons, Beeston Library, Pottle of Blues, Greenhood, Rye Cafe Bar, Bean, Hop Pole, Crown Inn, White Lion Bar & Kitchen, Rudyards, Malt Shovel, The Berliner, Totally Tapped, Greyhound, Beeston Methodist Church (Chilwell Rd), Beeston Parish Church and Royal British Legion.
Our SOUND AND LIGHTING ENGINEERS who have provided their time and equipment for Oxjam. Without the efforts of these people, Oxjam simply wouldn't happen and certainly not to the professional standard on offer! Thanks to:
- Janos Fratanolo, Little Night Music Sound Services; https://www.facebook.com/littlenightmusicsound/
- Michael Baldry and Middle Street Resource Centre
- Attila Sthurm, Attila Recording Studios; https://www.facebook.com/Attilarecordingstudios
- Nick Key (Refunctionarium) for his amazing lighting at Bartons as well as Hawthorn Events http://www.hawthorn.bizhttp://www.hawthorn.biz
- Clive Buxton, Soundtime; https://www.facebook.com/Soundtime4PA
- Chris Barlow, Roots Live Music; https://www.facebook.com/rootslivemusic/
- Ronnie Ali, The Rose Wolf Promotions; https://www.facebook.com/TRWPromotions
- Steve Benford, Emma Bladon Jones, John Taylor, David Haslam, John Berry, Stephen Wynne Jones, Darren Kirkbride
Our RAFFLE DONORS - thanks to the following organisations for gifting prizes for our raffle - Bartons, Bodyworks Boutique Beauty Salon, Boots plc, Double Image Photography, Glee Club, Greenhood, Hairven, Hallams, Iguazu, Jo Musson (Temple Spa), KH Hair, Lakeside Arts Centre, Oscar and Rosie’s, Rebecca Barley Photography, National Ice Skating Centre, Rye, The Bean, The Playhouse Nottingham, The Royal Concert Hall, Sainsbury’s, Trent Barton and Yiannis.
Our PHOTOGRAPHERS - in particular Christopher Frost and 'Touch of Frost Photography'.
AND FINALLY, most importantly YOU!!! Thanks to everyone who has attended Oxjam events and donated during 2017. We hope you enjoyed it :-)
So, a massive thank-you to you all. We have been congratulated by Oxfam GB’s national Director of Fundraising, Tim Hunter. Oxfam has told us what that kind of money can do to counter poverty around the globe. For example, it could provide safe water in an emergency for 22,000 people; or support 11 communities in Nepal with an irrigation system so they can grow enough food to eat, pay bills, and even help the whole extended family. As we say, ‘local music - global impact’!
We had a ball putting on all our events - we hope you had a great time too. See you next year (maybe!)
The Oxjam Beeston Team
Roll on 2018!
14 Oct 2017 (100 days ago)
This event has 6 sub-events:
11 Nov 2017
With a loose interpretation of the term “classical”, previous Classical Oxjam evenings have featured Led Zeppelin pieces arranged for strings ...
24 Nov 2017
Dance the night away with celtic music with our famous Ceilidh night! Yes! Friday 24th November will again see Beeston ...
1 Jul 2017
Acoustic and semi-acoustic music raising money for Oxfam, this is the first of our events for the Oxjam Beeston Music ...
6 Aug 2017
Oxjam Beeston Music Festival, The Greyhound and The Madeline Rust are delighted to present a special "Oxjam Beeston Rock Night" ...
14 Oct 2017
On the same day as the Oxjam Beeston Takeover, Beeston Parish Church will be hosting Operatic Arias Featuring Il Bel ...
14 Oct 2017
For the full programme, scroll down or click here. For information on Oxjam Operatic Arias, click here. Ticket information Venues ...
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Last event of Oxjam Beeston 2017: the Ceilidh. Great fun as you can see. Pictured: guest Steve Plowright performs and warms up with Beeston Ceilidh Collective members Penny and Steve Benford. Thanks to 'the Collective' for a fab night with lots of fun and great music. What a way to finish! Many thanks to the Royal British Legion for hosting this event - what a lovely venue!
Oxjam Classical. Photos: Chris Frost
Silent Disco at Bartons. Photos: Chris Frost
Rebecca & Richard Cullen at Greenhood. Photo: Chris Frost
QM Barbershop Quartet at Rudyards. Photo: Chris Frost
Pop Orchestra at Rudyards. Photo: Chris Frost
Oxjam Volunteers around town. Photos: Chris Frost
Olivia and Finn at Beeston Library. Photo: Chris Frost
Naomi Lee at Rye. Photo: Chris Frost
Madeleine Beestin at Rudyards