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The Oxjam Bee

Oxjam Beeston

Music Festival

Oxjam Beeston 2018

Oxjam Beeston 2018

Final total raised for Oxjam Beeston 2018 - £27,116.

That beats our own record from 2017, and takes the total raised over 8 years of Oxjam Beeston to well over £100,000.

Thanks from the Beeston Team and Oxfam GB to all those who have been involved in any way: sponsors, venues, artists, volunteers, this year and over the eight years.

Thanks to everyone in Beeston and beyond who has supported us by buying tickets or making donations.


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  • Oxjam House Concerts


    What is a house concert? A Beeston Oxjam House Concert is a small intimate acoustic or unplugged concert held in ...

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  • More from Oxjam's latest House Gig at our Long Eaton outpost, chez Geoff. 

    This time it's Tilly Greentree - just click on the Youtube link below and enjoy!

  • Thanks go to local musician and Oxjam supporter Geoff who managed to squeeze 19 friends into his lounge for a fantastic house gig featuring Tilly Greentree and Steven Lai (plus an impromptu after show jam from Geoff and various members of the audience) , raising £109 in donations all for Oxfam.

    Click on the Youtube link below to share in the wonderful music from Saturday night.

    Big thanks all round to everyone involved in this awesome fundraising effort.

  • As you can see from this video we had a rather special afternoon in our lounge in January, when Phil Langran and his band played their first ever shoeless gig.

    They lulled us with some beautiful harmonies and had us tapping our (also shoeless) feet to some upbeat folksongs. If only there had been enough room to dance, I'm sure we would have been jigging and reeling long into the evening.

    We enjoyed a feast of treats during a well-deserved break and managed to raise an impressive £158 for Oxfam.

    Thank you to all our friends for supporting the event, and thank you to Phil, Steve, Mark, Frank and Alistair for such top-notch entertainment.

  • Big shout out to the wonderful team at Oxfam Books & Music Beeston for a sterling job selling Oxjam Takeover tickets which are going fast, as well as our other events - Classical Oxjam on 17th November and the Oxjam Ceilidh on 1st December. Thanks guys!

    Don’t forget that tickets for all Oxjam events are also available via We Got Tickets at 

    You loved it last year so we're bringing it back!
    Thank you BEESTON VICTORY CLUB for stepping in to host it 8 til midnight at Takeover - 13th October in case you need reminding!
    Early Bird tickets still available








    A fabulous first public event on Saturday: 'OXJAM UNPLUGGED', on Saturday 22nd September.

    Terrific music from Emma Bladon Jones Music, The Beeston Ceilidh Collective, The Cellotapes (pictured in blue light) and Foreign Accent (pictured in violet) and a full and appreciative audience.

    Many thanks to the artists, to Middle Street Resource Centre for hosting the event, and to our raffle prize donors including Metro Coffee Shop and Pure Gym.


    Join us on Saturday 22nd September, for an evening of acoustic music at Middle Street Resource Centre.

    Relax with a simple supper or snacks and a drink from the bar, whilst you listen to a wide ranging programme:

    • A unique brand of Hungarian folk fusion from Foreign Accent
    • Americana from The Cellotapes
    • British/Celtic tunes and songs from the Beeston Ceilidh Collective
    • And songs from popular troubadour and Oxjam regular Emma Bladon Jones.

    Come along and help us on our way to break through the £100,000 barrier of money raised by our wonderful town!!

    TICKETS £7 

    Available in advance from: 

    • Or on the door if available.

    Tram and buses stop outside - some car parking on site or nearby

    Door open 7.30pm

    Middle Street Resource Centre, Middle Street, Beeston, NG9 2AR 


  • On August 12th we held a concert in our garden in Newthorpe.

    Shiftin’ Sands were our headline band, from the Oxjam Artist list.

    We also persuaded a number of other musicians and singers to join the line-up, giving us a total of 7 different acts.

    Due to the weather forecast being unpredictable we erected a number of gazebos and found enough seats for the 50 people that attended.

    We provided food and drink, and with several people donating cakes, we managed to raise £300.

    The afternoon was a wonderful experience, we had so many comments and e-mails from those that attended and performed, saying how much they had enjoyed the event.

    Many thanks to Shiftin’ Sands and all our other acts for making the event so enjoyable.

    If you like music, I would thoroughly recommend the Oxjam initiative, as it is a great way to raise money with family and friends.

  • Tickets now available online for the popular Classical Oxjam and Oxjam Ceidilh

    Classical at

    Ceidilh at


  • OXJAM TICKETS ON SALE from Wednesday 25th July

    The industrious team at Oxjam Beeston HQ are busy cooking up plans for this year’s Oxjam Music Festival.  Last year the festival raised a record breaking £22,000, bringing our running total of money raised for Oxfam since we started to a fantastic £85,000, and making Oxjam Beeston probably the most successful Oxjam in the country!

    This year, if you are ‘super quick’, you can bag one of our ‘SUPER-EARLYBIRD’ tickets for TAKEOVER for just £8, saving £4 on the ‘on the day’ price. But hurry, these special tickets are limited in number. When they’re gone, our ‘earlybird’ price will be a tenner, available until the eve of TAKEOVER (ie Friday 12th October). ‘On the day’ price will be £12.  

    Students with NUS cards or anyone under-18 can have a ticket for £6 - but make sure you have ‘proof’ when you exchange your ticket for a wristband on TAKEOVER DAY, Saturday 13th October. 

    Also on sale - tickets for ‘Oxjam UNPLUGGED’ on September 22nd at Middle Street Resource Centre, for £7 each.


    - Oxfam Books and Music on Beeston High Road (cash, cheques, cards);

    - Super early bird tickets from

    - Under 16/NUS tickets from

    - ‘Unplugged’ tickets also available from Middle Street Resource Centre (cash preferred)