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The Oxjam Bee

Oxjam Beeston

Music Festival

We have a full page in the Beestonian, issue 53! Read it online, or pick up a copy in a café, and turn to page 15!

OXJAM: We're Off!

A packed ‘Unplugged’ event kicked off Oxjam Beeston 2017 on Saturday 1st July. A supportive and enthusiastic audience appreciated the diversity of music on offer as well as the real ale, wine and curry provided by the good people of the Middle Street Resource Centre.

All of the artists - folk-punk singer Paul Carbuncle, Hungarian folk-rock group ‘Foreign Accent’, Celtic tunesmiths Steve and Penny Benford and two generations of singer songwriters: Lucia Holmes and Colin Tucker - will be appearing at Takeover on 14 October. For pictures, video-clips and a more detailed review of the evening, visit the Oxjam Beeston website or our Facebook page. ‘Unplugged’ was a joint event between Oxjam and Beeston Community Resource/MINDSET.

If you visited the brilliant Beeston Carnival you may well have seen Oxjam there too with a stall offering free goodies, flyers for our various events, tickets and, of course, some live music.

We are currently seeking sponsors for the Festival. Businesses large and small can become sponsors - we’re glad to say ‘The Star’ and CP Walker have signed up to be major sponsors - others so far include PN Design, The Breeze, Cllr Kate Foale (grant from Divisional Fund) and Second Time Around Folk Club. If you are a large business, maybe you can sponsor a Takeover stage or one of our separate fund-raising events. Small businesses and individuals can become a ‘Friend of Oxjam’ by making a donation of as little as £50. Go to our website and look at the Sponsorship Prospectus. www.oxjambeeston. org The more we can raise from sponsorship, the more we can raise for Oxfam! 2017 COULD be our best ever!

We are also beginning to sign up volunteers to help out on Takeover day (14 October). Go to our website and complete the form.

Want to perform at Oxjam 2017? Venues are being finalised at the time of writing - go to the website for the latest information. We are looking for performers of all sorts of music: rock, rap, ‘covers’, indie, punk, blues, folk, metal, jazz, funk and punk - anything, in fact, performed by any size combo from solo acoustic to loud rock and large community choirs. Again, visit the website!