Jam with Oxfam @ OxjamBrum

Jam with Oxfam @ OxjamBrum

Throughout the month of October 2010, Oxfam are holding a series of music festivals all over the UK to raise money for the charity.

Oxfam is a huge charity, working in numerous countries around the world. They do things like supporting people living in poverty in the UK, and dealing with natural disasters such as the recent floods in Pakistan.

The Oxjam music festivals take place every October where local unsigned artists and DJs are regularly invited to perform.  This allows unsigned artists to showcase their talent and also helps to raise money for charity.

Birmingham’s own festival, appropriately named OxjamBrum, took place on Saturday 16th October from 2pm to 2am. It was held over six different venues including The Yardbird Jazz Club in Birmingham City Centre. With tickets starting at £6 and with over 40 unsigned artists participating; it was a great opportunity for people to enjoy a cheap day out, and hear fresh live music created by Birmingham’s own, while giving money to a great cause.

There was a good turnout with some places reportedly being packed to full capacity. Most people seem to have enjoyed themselves and have been leaving positive comments on OxjamBrum’s Twitter page.  Comments included “a brilliant day/night of music” and “had an ace time”.

If you missed this event and would still like to participate, there is an Oxjam party on the 13th November 2010 at The Old Library in the famous Custard Factory in Digbeth. For more information, visit  www.oxfam.org.uk/oxjam and if you would like to organize your own event then please check the Oxfam website for details on how to apply.

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