Oxjam, the music festival arm of Oxfam, raises money through music to help fight world poverty. The Oxjam festival began in 2006 and has been an annual fixture in Leicester for the past seven years. This grass-roots festival celebrates local music, making a global impact, and taking place in multiple venues in virtually every city across the country simultaneously on Saturday 8th October.

This year the Leicester arm of the festival have pushed the boat out to include arts and culture into the mix of music gigs across the city. A whole host of local bands, musicians, artists, comedy and even a theatre production will be taking over Leicester’s Cultural Quarter; including Orton Square itself, The Shed, Midas, Two Queens, The Ale Wagon, Sound House, Manhattan 34 and Exchange Bar with special support from Leicester Fridge, Dreaming In Colour Productions, House of Verse and Market Harborough Brewery.

Market Harborough Brewery have developed an exclusive beer called Oxjam Special, especially for the event. The beer will be available in selected participating venues, and 50p of each pint sold will go towards the total donated to Oxfam.

Check out the full programme of events at OxjamLeicester.org.uk and do your bit on October 8th. 

Chris is a Sparrow.

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