Local Music, Global Impact...When Oxjam comes to town.

Hello Lovely Folks of Shrewsbury.

This year is a going to be a very exciting one. I am proud to say (for those of you that haven't already heard!) that this October, Shrewsbury will be playing host to it's FIRST EVER Oxjam Takeover event. 

Oxjam, is a music festival made up of hundreds of events around the UK in October. These events are organised by people who know and love their local music scene. All in aid of Oxfam. The jewels in the Oxjam crown are the Oxjam Takeovers organised by teams of volunteers in towns and cities across the UK. There will be a series of fundraising events throughout summer, culminating in one, multiple venue night where dozens of bands, muscians...artists of any kind will be taking part. Our event, will be one of 40 takeovers happening across the UK happening over the same weekend, with all proceeds going to Oxfam.* For more info' please visit: www.oxfam.org.uk/oxjam

I'm really excited about this, and really fought to get Shrewsbury on the Oxjam map. I just feel as though this town, artistically speaking has sooo much to offer and gets very little recognition so this is our chance to put Shrewsbury on the map and get the awesome talents that are hidden within our town showcased on an national scale whilst helping raise both money and awareness for the work of Oxfam.

Please remember, that this is a NATION-WIDE event, so this is our chance to make something big happen and add something new and exciting to our, already buzzing summer schedule.

This is where you guys come in! If you're an artist; be it musician, dj, juggler, storyteller, childrens entertainer, theatre company or if you have a venue that you'd like to volunteer then PLEASE get in touch. 

Alternatively, we have a great team of volunteers and are always on the look out for more so if you're particularly skilled in fundraising, marketing, events management, production or just want the chance to be part of a wonderful team, then that's cool too. We're always on the look out for more friendly faces to join us!

Please email me (Kerri, Takeover Manager) at: [email protected] or find us on facebook: www.facebook.com/oxjamshrewsbury.

Ok, thanks for listening and I hope to hear from you all very soon!

~Kerri :)

*Oxfam are currently responding to the worsening crisis in Syria. More than a million refugees have now fled violence in Syria and are in desperate need of shelter, food and water. If you would like to find out more about how Oxfam is helping, please visit: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what-we-do/emergency-response/syria-crisis.

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Kerri Jones Kerri Jones
Freelance writer, fashion student and Oxjam Shrewsbury Takeover manager...and a general lover of our fair town of Shrewsbury :)

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